William Valentine Conner1,2,3

M, b. February 6, 1852, d. August 11, 1918
FatherAaron M. Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. November, 1811, d. September 1, 1867
MotherKesiah "Cuzzie" Cole2,1,3,4,6,5 b. October 6, 1814, d. September 15, 1900
     William Valentine Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,5 He was born on February 6, 1852 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2,1,5 He married Sarah Ann Vest, daughter of Samuel Littleberry Vest and Sarah H. "Sally" Iddings, on January 8, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,1,3,8 William Valentine Conner died on August 11, 1918 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 66.7,1,5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 373, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1870Dwelling 235, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 350, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 163, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1910Dwelling 36, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1870Farm laborer6
1880Farmer9
1900Farmer11
1910Farmer12

Family

Sarah Ann Vest b. April 27, 1854, d. November 6, 1934
Marriage*William Valentine Conner married Sarah Ann Vest, daughter of Samuel Littleberry Vest and Sarah H. "Sally" Iddings, on January 8, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,1,3,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the William V. Conner death certificate.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.

Harry Oliver Collins Sr.1,2

M, b. September 15, 1920, d. February 18, 1997
FatherGeorge Washington Collins2 b. February 16, 1893, d. May 23, 1924
MotherMaggie M. Vest1,2 b. April 6, 1900, d. September 19, 1975
     Harry Oliver Collins Sr. was buried at Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 S. Kings Highway, Fairfax Co., Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 225-05-2993.4 He married Ruth Lofand Powe.2 Harry Oliver Collins Sr. was born on September 15, 1920 at Virginia.2,4 He died on February 18, 1997 at age 76.4

Family

Ruth Lofand Powe b. May 13, 1919, d. October, 1973
Marriage*He married Ruth Lofand Powe.2 
Children
  • Harry Oliver Collins Jr.2
  • Reginal Lee Collins2

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Maggie V. Gray obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S3228] Mount Comfort Cemetery, Fairfax Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Everett McKinley Collins Sr.1,2,3

M, b. November 14, 1922, d. July 28, 1994
FatherGeorge Washington Collins2 b. February 16, 1893, d. May 23, 1924
MotherMaggie M. Vest1,2 b. April 6, 1900, d. September 19, 1975
     Everett McKinley Collins Sr. was buried at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Fairfax Co., Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 231-16-7108.4 He married Ellen Jane Richards.2 Everett McKinley Collins Sr. was born on November 14, 1922 at Virginia.4,2,3 He died on July 28, 1994 at age 71.4,3

Family

Ellen Jane Richards b. May 14, 1928, d. June 11, 1976
Marriage*He married Ellen Jane Richards.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Maggie V. Gray obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S3227] National Memorial Park, Fairfax Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

William Brethard Vest Sr.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. September 22, 1897, d. November 20, 1971
FatherAndrew Pierce "Andy" Vest1,3,5 b. June 2, 1869, d. December 19, 1935
MotherOctavia Ellen Vest1,3,5 b. October 25, 1869, d. January 11, 1966
     William Brethard Vest Sr. was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9 His Social Security Number was 228-12-2610.10 He was born on September 22, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,1,5 He married Susan Ann "Susie" Collins, daughter of Peter Nathan Collins and Virginia Ann Conner, on December 24, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,6,11 William Brethard Vest Sr. married Nellie Mae Wimmer, daughter of Hosea Allen Wimmer and Martha Agnes Weaver, on August 24, 1963 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,12,5 William Brethard Vest Sr. died on November 20, 1971 at age 74.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 120, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 118, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1930Farmer2
1940Farmer13

Family 1

Susan Ann "Susie" Collins b. November 24, 1897, d. March 19, 1961
Marriage*William Brethard Vest Sr. married Susan Ann "Susie" Collins, daughter of Peter Nathan Collins and Virginia Ann Conner, on December 24, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,6,11 
Children

Family 2

Nellie Mae Wimmer b. February 28, 1896, d. August 23, 1998
Marriage*William Brethard Vest Sr. married Nellie Mae Wimmer, daughter of Hosea Allen Wimmer and Martha Agnes Weaver, on August 24, 1963 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,12,5 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Brethard Vest, Jr., obituary in the Sep 3, 1995 edition.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Susie Ann Collins Vest obituary in the Mar 21, 1961 edition.
  7. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  9. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nellie W. Epperly Vest obituary in the Aug 25, 1998 edition.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Warren Pierce Vest obituary in the Sep 7, 2004 edition.
  15. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clinton Elmer Vest obituary in the Sep 22, 2002 edition.
  17. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Berry Wilford Vest obituary in the Jun 18, 2015 edition.
  18. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  19. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alvin Lewis Vest obituary in the Jan 4, 2019 edition.

Jesse Allen Altizer1,2

M, b. November 5, 1909, d. November 26, 1964
     Jesse Allen Altizer was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "MSGT U.S. Army World War II."3 He was born on November 5, 1909.3,2 He married Virginia Katherine Epperly, daughter of Calohill Minnis Epperly and Lennie Elizabeth Cannaday, on January 26, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,2 Jesse Allen Altizer died on November 26, 1964 at age 55.3

Family

Virginia Katherine Epperly b. April 30, 1913, d. October 3, 1999
Marriage*He married Virginia Katherine Epperly, daughter of Calohill Minnis Epperly and Lennie Elizabeth Cannaday, on January 26, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Epperly Altizer obituary in the Oct 4, 1999 edition.
  5. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  6. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Allen Altizer obituary in the Mar 28, 2020 edition.

Virginia Katherine Epperly1

F, b. April 30, 1913, d. October 3, 1999
FatherCalohill Minnis Epperly1,2 b. May 2, 1882, d. August 17, 1968
MotherLennie Elizabeth Cannaday1,2 b. August 10, 1885, d. December 7, 1982
     Her Social Security Number was 231-42-0064.3 Virginia Katherine Epperly was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on April 30, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She married Jesse Allen Altizer on January 26, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,2 As of January 26, 1935,her married name was Altizer. Virginia Katherine Epperly died on October 3, 1999 at Radford, Virginia, at age 86.3,4 She ALTIZER, Virginia Epperly, 86, of Floyd, passed away Sunday, October 3, 1999 at New River Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Altizer was a retired Floyd County school teacher. She was a member of Floyd United Methodist Church where she was church organist for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Allen Altizer. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Patricia H. Altizer, Floyd; two grandsons, Jay Allen Altizer, Thetford, VT, Carson Hale Altizer, Union Hall, Va. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Floyd United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Gregory and Rev. Donald Stansell officiating. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Maberry Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Floyd United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 55, Floyd, Va. 24091. on October 4, 1999.4

Family

Jesse Allen Altizer b. November 5, 1909, d. November 26, 1964
Marriage*She married Jesse Allen Altizer on January 26, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Epperly Altizer obituary in the Oct 4, 1999 edition.
  5. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  6. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Allen Altizer obituary in the Mar 28, 2020 edition.