Curtis Eugene Conner1,2,3

M, b. December 7, 1945, d. March 12, 1975
FatherHugh Conner1,4,5,3 b. May 14, 1905, d. September 23, 1973
MotherMary Pauline Hodges6,1,4,5,3 b. August 8, 1920, d. January 14, 2002
     Curtis Eugene Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8,2 He FLOYD - Curtis Eugene Conner, age 29, of Christiansburg, died Wednesday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Linda Sowers Conner; one son, Gregory Eugene Conner; two step-children, Pammie and Jammie Sowers, all of Christiansburg; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. John Wright of Christiansburg; one sister, Mrs. William Bowman of Check. Funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Haven's Chapel Methodist Church at Terrys Fork, with the Rev. Dewey Weaver and the Rev. Holley Hensley officiating. Internment in Wilson Cemetery.2 He was born on December 7, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,8,1,3 He married Linda Christine Snavely, daughter of Edward Eugene Snavely and Ina Beatrice Lucas, on November 29, 1974 at Radford, Virginia.2,3 Curtis Eugene Conner died on March 12, 1975 at Virginia at age 29.7,8

Family

Linda Christine Snavely
Marriage*He married Linda Christine Snavely, daughter of Edward Eugene Snavely and Ina Beatrice Lucas, on November 29, 1974 at Radford, Virginia.2,3 
Child
  • Gregory Eugene "Greg" Conner6,2

Citations

  1. [S935] VA Montgomery Co., Register 6, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Curtis Eugene Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Hugh Conner obituary in the Sep 27, 1973 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nancy Conner Bowman obituary in the Jan 29, 2015 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pauline Hodges Hopkins obituary in the Jan 15, 2002 edition.
  7. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  8. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

William Junior Bowman1,2,3,4

M, b. July 25, 1938, d. May 14, 2011
FatherHoward Samuel Bowman1,4
MotherMartha Holt1
     William Junior Bowman was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on July 25, 1938 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 He married Nancy Sue Conner, daughter of Hugh Conner and Mary Pauline Hodges, on September 29, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,6 William Junior Bowman died on May 14, 2011 at Virginia at age 72.4 He William Junior Bowman, 72, of Check, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Brittany Jones; father, Howard Bowman; and brother, Arthur Bowman. Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Bowman; mother, Martha Bowman; children and spouses, Cindy and Kent Jones, Mike and Lisa Bowman, Janice and Leon Wildman; grandchildren, Dana Hamrick, Lindsey and Daniel Jones, and Amber Bowman; three brothers, Sam, Warren and Terry; five sisters, Maggie, Thelma, Erlene, Kathy and Barbara. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011, where the family will be until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Locust Grove Fire Department and Rescue Squad. on May 15, 2011.4

Family

Nancy Sue Conner b. August 1, 1940, d. January 27, 2015
Marriage*He married Nancy Sue Conner, daughter of Hugh Conner and Mary Pauline Hodges, on September 29, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,6 
Children
  • Cynthia Darlene "Cindy" Bowman2,4,6
  • Michael Wayne "Mike" Bowman5,3,4,6
  • Janice Sue Bowman4,6

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S936] VA Montgomery Co., Register 9, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Junior Bowman obituary in the May 15, 2011 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pauline Hodges Hopkins obituary in the Jan 15, 2002 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nancy Conner Bowman obituary in the Jan 29, 2015 edition.

Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 11, 1890, d. July 14, 1951
     Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.4,5 He was born on October 11, 1890 at Lynchburg, Virginia; On his WWII Draft Registration card he listed his birth date as Oct 11, 1891 and his WWI Draft Registration card has Oct 11, 1888.2,3,5 He married Mattie Emma Conner, daughter of Robert Lee "Pa Dad" Conner and Mary Byar Yates, in 1908 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland.1 Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. and Mattie Emma Conner were divorced before 1912. Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. died on July 14, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 60.4,5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 118, District 123, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1910Railroad brakeman6

Family

Mattie Emma Conner b. September 5, 1890, d. July 17, 1972
Marriage*Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. married Mattie Emma Conner, daughter of Robert Lee "Pa Dad" Conner and Mary Byar Yates, in 1908 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland.1 
Divorce* Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. and Mattie Emma Conner were divorced before 1912. 

Citations

  1. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S2072] Patricia C. Vest, "Robert Weldon Mitchell," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jun 25, 2010.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Valentine Thrash1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. January 31, 1748/49, d. March 3, 1835
FatherMartin Treish/Thrash Sr.3 b. 1719, d. May 20, 1762
MotherElizabeth Unknown3 b. circa 1720
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     Valentine Thrash was buried at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 151, Candler, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1,5 He Valentine Thrash was born in Germany January 31, 1749 and came to America as a boy with his parents (names unknown) and probably an older brother Jacob. Valentine is known to have lived at one time in Maryland where his father died. He was living in Orange County, North Carolina in 1776 when he volunteered for the first of five times, each time as a private in the Continental Army. He was under Captain Faulkner, Col. Ramsey, Col. William Moore, and General Rutherford, who, he states in his pension "marched us from Orange County up the state after the Indians". He was discharged at the end of three months' campaign. During his other enlistments he was with General Gates when he was defeated near Camden, South Carolina, was in a battle with the Tories at the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin, and was with Col. Moore and General Rutherford in a skirmish with the British at the Reedy Fork of the Haw River. After this they joined General Gates and fought the British again at the Guilford Court House. His last enlistment was in 1781, again with Moore and Rutherford, during which they fought the Tories at Browns Marsh. Sometime in 1782 he moved with his family to Botetort County, Virginia where he lived for sixteen years on the South Fork of the Roanoke River which later became part of Montgomery County. Records show his residence there in 1782; in 1783 he had one hundred nine acres of land surveyed; in 1785 he was listed in the enumeration of Botetort County and he was listed in the 1790 tax list of Montgomery County. The name of Valentine's first wife is unknown. His known children were John Thrash born 1770, who married Liddy Cole, Sarah Thrash who married Samuel Cole, Rachel Thrash born 1779 and died 1870 who married David Cole who was born 1775 and died 1832, and William Thrash born 1780 who married f1rst Betsy Barnett Jan. 25, 1802 and second Catey Lester January 21, 1815. There were also two other probable children as records show that a Catherine Thrash married John Cooper in Montgomery County Virginia, on December 30, 1797 with Valentine Thrash as a surety. A Hannah Thrash (ca 1791-1872) married Luke McCurran (ca 1785-1847) and was accepted as Valentine's daughter on D.A.R. application by a McCurran descendant. In 1798, presumably after the death of his first wife, Valentine returned to the North Carolina mountains which he had first seen twenty-two years before while on General Rutherford's expedition. He was accompanied by his two daughters Sarah and Rachel and their husbands Samuel and David Cole from whom many of the Cole families of Buncombe County descended. Valetine and the Coles settled in the Leicester section of Buncombe County where Valentine purchased approximately four hundred acres of land on Newfound and Turkey Creek between 1803 and 1814. According to family tradition he lived in the "Rabbit Ham" area and farmed these acres for his lifetime. On October 10, 1818, Valentine married young widow Barbara Yountz (1784-January 31, 1871). He found Barbara and her young daughter Lucinda (September 20, 1814-December 26, 1903) living in poverty in an abandoned cabin. He gave them assistance and friendship and after their marriage he raised Lucinda as his own daughter. He and Barbara had no children. Lucinda first married a man named Waycaster who died shortly afterward. Her second husband was John Thrash, Jr. (November 3, 1800-January 7 1871) grandson of Valentine who came from Virginia to join his grandfather, John, Jr. and Lucinda were married June 1, 1828 when she was only fourteen and they had ten children. Valentine was a highly respected citizen of Buncombe County and has numerous descendants still living in the area as well as Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, and Washington State. He died March 3, 1835 and his monument stands in the cemetery of Newfound Baptist Church of which he was a member. His wife Barbara is buried in the Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery along with John, Jr. and Lucinda.5 He was born on January 31, 1748/49 at Germany.3,4,5,8 He married Mary Yountz circa 1767. Valentine Thrash married Barbara Clarisa Yountz on October 10, 1818 at North Carolina.5 Valentine Thrash left a will on January 28, 1829 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina; In the name of God, Amen. I, Valentine Thrash of the County of Buncombe and state of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory and enjoying moderate health of body, thank God. But calling to mind that all men are appointed once to die, do this the 28th day of January, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine, make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first after death, I commend my soul to God and my body to the earth in decent and Christian like manner. Then after all my just debts are paid first, I give and bequeth unto my affectionate wife Barbara Thrash my dwelling house, kitchen, and garden with all and everything pertaining thereunto except my good bed and furniture, also her horse saddle and bridle and her cow all to peacably possess and enjoy as her right and property during her widowhood and afterwards to have half the house and kitchen furniture with her horse saddle, cow and ...?. Secondly, I give and bequeth to my grandson, John Thrash, Jr., my farm, necessary tools, both farming and mechanical, also my horses, cattle, sheep on hand, and one good bed and furniture all to peacably possess and enjoy as his right and property and his heirs or assigns forever. And I hereby make and appoint my worthy grandson John Thrash, Jr., Executor of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I, the said Valentine Thrash, have to this my last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Valentine Thrash, the Testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us were present at the time of Signing and Sealing thereof. Nathan Morrison - Valentine "X" (his mark) Thrash John Reynolds, Executor - Sworn April 22, 1835 Jesse Roberts.2 He Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of Valentine (Volintine) Thrash W1332 Barbara fn85NC
Transcribed by Will Graves
State of North Carolina, County of Buncombe: Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions July
Sessions 1833
On this 3rd day of July 1833 personally appeared before the court aforesaid Valentine Thrash a
resident of the County of Buncombe and State of North Carolina aged 84 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832. That he volunteered in the service of the United States as a private in the year 1776 under Captain Falkner Colonels Ramsey and more [sic, Moore ?] and General Rutherford and was marched from Orange County North Carolina (where he first volunteered) up the State after the Indians but was in no engagement he volunteered for three months and he received no written Discharge was discharged verbally by Colonel Moore. He states that he volunteered again for the term of three months as a private under Captain George Oldham and was marched from Orange County N. C. and Joined General Gates's Army then marched to near Camblen [sic, Camden] to Rugeley's Mill where General Gates and his Army was defeated. He volunteered a third time as a private for three months under Captain Dudley Reynolds in the light horse Service who was under Colonel Paisley and was marched to Salisbury and from Hillsboro and Joined General John Butler thence he was marched to the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin River in pursuit of the Tories he did not arrive till after the Skirmish was over. Then he was marched back to Salisbury and was dismissed – but received no discharge only verbally. He states that he volunteered a fourth time as a private for the term of four weeks under Captain George Oldham who was under Colonel Moore who was under General Butler. And was marched to the Reedy fork of Haw River and was in a small Skirmish with the British then the Soldiers being dispersed we went home and in a few days was collected and marched to Guilford County and Joined General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene] and on the next day was at Guilford Battle he received no written discharge. He states that he volunteered the same year which he thinks was 1781 as a private (as was at all times before) for the term of three months under Captain Adam Saunders who was under Colonel Moore who was under General Rutherford and Butler. And was marched to Cross Creek then to what was then called the North East Bridge and was in a small engagement with the British or Tories
at a place called Brown Marsh then we crossed Cape Fear River and was discharged he received a written discharge from Colonel Moore but does not recollect what became of it. And he further states that he has no other way of proving his Services only by his home of. That he knows of no witness living. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any Agency of any State. Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid. S/ Valentine Thrash, X his mark
[Nathan Harrison, a clergyman, and William Brown gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
Interrogatories by the Court
Interrogatory:
1st When and in what year were you born? Answer: I was born in Germany in the year 1749
2nd Have you any record of your age and if so where is it? Ans: I had once a record of my age in a Dutch sermon book belonging to my father which was sold at his decease in Maryland
3rd Where were you living when called into service: where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live? Ans: I was living in North Carolina in Orange County when first called into service and I lived there about one year after the war then I moved to Virginia in Botetourt County afterward divided and I lived in Montgomery part the whole term of my residence in Virginia was about 16 years then I moved back to North Carolina again to Buncombe County in the year 1798 where I have lived ever since and where I now live
4th How were you called into service; were you drafted; did you volunteer or were you a substitute, and if in substitute, for whom? Ans: I never was Drafted – nor Substituted but volunteered in at [sic] five Different times during the war
5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops when you served, such Continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service. Ans: On first entering the Services Colonels Moore and Ramsey was Commanders, and General Butler, Colonel Caswell and General Caswell of the militia was of my Regiment and General Gates of the Continental line latter part of my services I was under Colonel Moore General Rutherford and Butler and was generally in pursuit of the British and Tories and was in the Country about Cross Creek at Wilmington and Cape Fear
6th Did you ever receive a discharge from the service, and if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it? Ans: I received no written discharge for any Tour that I served except the last which was in the year 1781 when I left the service I received a written Discharge from Colonel Moore who I had been generally under during the Services but being an illiterate man I took no care of my discharge for I saw it would never benefit made anything and the war being ended I never knew what became of it.
7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief in your services as a soldier in the revolution. Ans: Nathan Harrison, Isaac [illegible last name], Andrew Plimons, William Brown, Benj. Radcliff and David Roberts are all old citizens resident in the same neighborhood with myself and can testify as to my character.
[On July 26, 1856, Barbara Thrash, 73, a resident of Buncombe County filed for a bounty land grant stating that she was the widow of Valentine Thrash, a US pensioner at the rate of $45.83 per annum; and that she is a pensioner under her application made February 3, 1853 In March 1853, Barbara Thrash of Buncombe County, aged 69, filed for a widow's pension stating that she married Valentine Thrash on the October 10, 1818; and that her husband died on March 3, 1835 or thereabouts.] on July 3, 1833 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.4 He died on March 3, 1835 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina, at age 86; Death date could possibly be Mar 4, 1835 accouding to the cemetery listing.1,5,8 His estate was probated in April, 1835 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.2

Census Records

1800Morgan, Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25, 1; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over, 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over, 1; Number of Household Members Under 16, 2; Number of Household Members Over 25, 2; Number of Household Members, 66
1810Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over, 1; Number of Household Members Over 25, 2; Number of Household Members, 27
1820Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over, 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44, 1; Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture, 1; Free White Persons - Under 16, 1; Free White Persons - Over 25, 2; Total Free White Persons, 3; Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other     , 39
1830Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads Free White Persons - Males - Under 5, 1; Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49, 1; Free White Persons - Under 20, 2; Free White Persons - 20 thru 49, 2; Total Free White Persons, 4; Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored), 410

Family 1

Mary Yountz d. circa 1817
Marriage*Valentine Thrash married Mary Yountz circa 1767. 
Children

Family 2

Barbara Clarisa Yountz b. 1784, d. January 31, 1871
Marriage*Valentine Thrash married Barbara Clarisa Yountz on October 10, 1818 at North Carolina.5 

Citations

  1. [S748] Janice Smyth, Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Leicester, Buncombe Co., NC.
  2. [S1652] Buncombe County Wills, online http://www.obcgs.com/wills-2.html, From the will of Valentine Thrash.
  3. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  4. [S5543] Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters, online http://revwarapps.org/index.htm
  5. [S6421] Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, The Heritage of Old Buncombe County North Carolina Volume II.
  6. [S749] National Archives and Records Administration, 1800 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S406] National Archives and Records Administration, 1810 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S6422] Information transcribed be Augustus B. Thrash from family bible and additional info from an unknown g-g-dranddaughter of his, "John Thash Family."
  9. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S413] National Archives and Records Administration, 1830 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S296] Miss Emily Allen & Mrs. Devota Parrish Pack, Deaths in Court Records Of Montgomery County, Virginia 1853-1871.
  12. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.

Infant Cannaday

F, b. December 3, 1955, d. December 3, 1955
FatherStanford Aldridge Cannaday1 b. October 21, 1914, d. May 22, 1997
MotherManila Miles Shank1 b. August 18, 1917, d. June 10, 2020
     Infant Cannaday was buried at Cannaday Family Cemetery, Rt 221 north, right on Rt 664, River Ridge Road SE, about 1.5 miles at white house #1012, cemetery is across the road on a hill to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died on December 3, 1955 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on December 3, 1955 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S226] Mary Conner Williams, Cannaday Family Cemetery.

Andrew Luther Cannaday1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 7, 1874, d. June 5, 1956
FatherJohn Andrew Cannaday6,2,3,7,8 b. September 13, 1844, d. April 13, 1933
MotherSusan M. Thurman6,2,3,7 b. August 20, 1842, d. June 13, 1917
     Andrew Luther Cannaday was buried at Cannaday Family Cemetery, Rt 221 north, right on Rt 664, River Ridge Road SE, about 1.5 miles at white house #1012, cemetery is across the road on a hill to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on May 7, 1874 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,9,6,2,4 He married Nora Dell Aldridge, daughter of John Taylor Aldridge and Mary Adeline Walters, on July 11, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,3 Andrew Luther Cannaday married Ethel Ruth Hill, daughter of James Wilson Hill and Octavia J. Radford, on June 30, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,11 Andrew Luther Cannaday died on June 5, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 82.1,9

Census Records

1880Dwelling 269, District 105, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 84, District 18, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1910Dwelling 53, District 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1920Dwelling 58, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia14
1930Dwelling 12, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 175, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia15

Occupation

1900Farmer12
1910Farmer13
1920Farmer14
1930Farmer8
1940Farmer15

Family 1

Nora Dell Aldridge b. September 13, 1876, d. February 17, 1924
Marriage*Andrew Luther Cannaday married Nora Dell Aldridge, daughter of John Taylor Aldridge and Mary Adeline Walters, on July 11, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,3 
Children

Family 2

Ethel Ruth Hill b. October 24, 1894, d. December 6, 1991
Marriage*Andrew Luther Cannaday married Ethel Ruth Hill, daughter of James Wilson Hill and Octavia J. Radford, on June 30, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,11 

Citations

  1. [S226] Mary Conner Williams, Cannaday Family Cemetery.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Marvin Carson Cannaday obituary in the May 19, 1983 edition.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  10. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S400] Russell E. Fisher & Jill Fisher Bass, Notes on the Family of Joshua "Bird" Agee.
  12. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Laodus Alpha Lawrence death certificate.
  17. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  18. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  19. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.

Nora Dell Aldridge1,2,3

F, b. September 13, 1876, d. February 17, 1924
FatherJohn Taylor Aldridge1,2 b. April, 1849, d. after January 10, 1920
MotherMary Adeline Walters1,2 b. January, 1850, d. 1892
     Nora Dell Aldridge was buried at Cannaday Family Cemetery, Rt 221 north, right on Rt 664, River Ridge Road SE, about 1.5 miles at white house #1012, cemetery is across the road on a hill to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on September 13, 1876 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 She married Andrew Luther Cannaday, son of John Andrew Cannaday and Susan M. Thurman, on July 11, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 As of July 11, 1897,her married name was Cannaday. Nora Dell Aldridge died on February 17, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 47.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 84, District 18, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 53, District 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 58, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Andrew Luther Cannaday b. May 7, 1874, d. June 5, 1956
Marriage*Nora Dell Aldridge married Andrew Luther Cannaday, son of John Andrew Cannaday and Susan M. Thurman, on July 11, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Marvin Carson Cannaday obituary in the May 19, 1983 edition.
  4. [S226] Mary Conner Williams, Cannaday Family Cemetery.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.

John Andrew Cannaday1

M, b. September 13, 1844, d. April 13, 1933
FatherAndrew Bailey Cannaday1,2,3,4 b. December 18, 1822, d. May 19, 1912
MotherMary G. "Polly" Huff1,2,3,4 b. October 14, 1823, d. October 16, 1888
     John Andrew Cannaday was buried at Cannaday Family Cemetery, Rt 221 north, right on Rt 664, River Ridge Road SE, about 1.5 miles at white house #1012, cemetery is across the road on a hill to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 He was born on September 13, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,1,2,7 He married Susan M. Thurman, daughter of David Saunder Thurman and Ann Amelia Livesay, on January 16, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 John Andrew Cannaday died on April 13, 1933 at Virginia at age 88.5,6

Census Records

1850Dwelling 1110, Franklin Co., Virginia3
1860Dwelling 114, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1870Dwelling 328, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1880Dwelling 269, District 105, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia9
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 45, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 68, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 4, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 12, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1870Farmer8
1880Farmer9
1900Farmer7
1910Farmer10

Family

Susan M. Thurman b. August 20, 1842, d. June 13, 1917
Marriage*John Andrew Cannaday married Susan M. Thurman, daughter of David Saunder Thurman and Ann Amelia Livesay, on January 16, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S3258] 793 18th Street, San Bernadino, CA Earl C. and May (Miller) Frost, DeJarnette and allied families in America (1699-1954).
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S226] Mary Conner Williams, Cannaday Family Cemetery.
  6. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Morton Lacy Cannaday death certificate.
  14. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  16. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  17. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.

Susan M. Thurman1,2

F, b. August 20, 1842, d. June 13, 1917
FatherDavid Saunder Thurman3,2 b. May 4, 1809, d. February 22, 1884
MotherAnn Amelia Livesay3,2 b. October 28, 1818, d. August 20, 1901
     Susan M. Thurman was buried at Cannaday Family Cemetery, Rt 221 north, right on Rt 664, River Ridge Road SE, about 1.5 miles at white house #1012, cemetery is across the road on a hill to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on August 20, 1842 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The Franklin County Cemetery Book has a date of Aug 26, 1842.4,5,1,6 As of January 15, 1866,her married name was Cannaday.1 She married John Andrew Cannaday, son of Andrew Bailey Cannaday and Mary G. "Polly" Huff, on January 16, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 16, 1866,her married name was Cannaday. Susan M. Thurman died on June 13, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 74.4,5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 484, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1860Dwelling 114, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 328, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1880Dwelling 269, District 105, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 45, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 68, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

John Andrew Cannaday b. September 13, 1844, d. April 13, 1933
Marriage*Susan M. Thurman married John Andrew Cannaday, son of Andrew Bailey Cannaday and Mary G. "Polly" Huff, on January 16, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S226] Mary Conner Williams, Cannaday Family Cemetery.
  5. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Morton Lacy Cannaday death certificate.
  11. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  14. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.

Virginia Catherine Walters1,2,3

F, b. December, 1861
FatherHiram Walters1,3 b. March 28, 1819, d. February 4, 1885
MotherDruzilla C. Booth1,3 b. circa 1822, d. circa 1892
     Virginia Catherine Walters was buried at Aldridge Family Cemetery (no longer visible), Good Neighbor Road, off Locust Grove Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born in December, 1861 at Virginia.5 She married John Taylor Aldridge, son of Anderson E. Aldredge and Beulah Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith, on September 9, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of September 9, 1897,her married name was Aldridge.

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

John Taylor Aldridge b. April, 1849, d. after January 10, 1920
Marriage*Virginia Catherine Walters married John Taylor Aldridge, son of Anderson E. Aldredge and Beulah Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith, on September 9, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S929] Yvonne V. Linehan (great-granddaughter of Hiram Walters), "Smith, Penner, and Martin Line."
  3. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005, From an old photo of the no longer visible grave of Hiram Walters.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Sarah Thrash1,2,3

F, b. circa 1774, d. circa 1861
FatherValentine Thrash1,3 b. January 31, 1748/49, d. March 3, 1835
MotherMary Yountz d. circa 1817
     Sarah Thrash was born circa 1774 at Orange Co., North Carolina.2 She married Samuel Cole, son of Joseph Cole and Sarah Cooper, on September 4, 1792 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 As of September 4, 1792,her married name was Cole. Sarah Thrash died circa 1861.2

Family

Samuel Cole b. circa 1771, d. circa 1838
Marriage*She married Samuel Cole, son of Joseph Cole and Sarah Cooper, on September 4, 1792 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  3. [S6421] Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, The Heritage of Old Buncombe County North Carolina Volume II.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Samuel Cole1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1771, d. circa 1838
FatherJoseph Cole2 b. June 9, 1746, d. 1842
MotherSarah Cooper
     Samuel Cole was born circa 1771 at Frederick Co., Virginia.2 He married Sarah Thrash, daughter of Valentine Thrash and Mary Yountz, on September 4, 1792 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 Samuel Cole died circa 1838 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

Family

Sarah Thrash b. circa 1774, d. circa 1861
Marriage*He married Sarah Thrash, daughter of Valentine Thrash and Mary Yountz, on September 4, 1792 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  3. [S6421] Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, The Heritage of Old Buncombe County North Carolina Volume II.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698