Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff1,2,3

M, b. March 21, 1871, d. June 17, 1955
FatherFleming Henry Poff4,5,6,7,2 b. April 28, 1842, d. September 15, 1904
MotherMary Peradine Conner4,5,6,7,2 b. May 22, 1842, d. January 11, 1902
     Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,2 He was born on March 21, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,4,6,7,2 He married Mary J. Price, daughter of James W. Price and Mary Robert Puckett, on February 2, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,9 Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff married Birchie Henry "Burchie" Tyree on February 20, 1898 at Roanoke, Virginia.10,11,2,3 Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff died on June 17, 1955 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 84.8,1,2 He Samuel Slick Poff, 84 died at his home in the Bent Mountain section, June 17. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Berchie Poff, Bent Mountain; 6 sons, Merryman & William J. both of Copper Hill; Samuel L., Albert H. and Henry M. Poff, all of Bent Mountain; Posey Poff, Baltimore; four daughters, Mrs. C. G. Bohon and Mrs. Perdine Manning, both of Bent Mountain; Mrs. Carl Hylton, Mullins, Wv; Mrs. A. N. Holliday, Roanoke; 26 grandchildren. Funeral was held Sunday at Head of the River Church with burial in the Church Cemetery. on June 18, 1955.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 69, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1900Dwelling 80, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia13
1910Dwelling 298, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia14
1920Dwelling 58, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia15
1930Dwelling 50, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia16
1940Dwelling 165, District 85-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia17

Occupation

1900Farmer13
1910Farmer14
1920Farmer15
1930Farmer16
1940Farmer17

Family 1

Mary J. Price b. circa 1878, d. August 1, 1896
Marriage*Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff married Mary J. Price, daughter of James W. Price and Mary Robert Puckett, on February 2, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,9 
Child

Family 2

Birchie Henry "Burchie" Tyree b. November 25, 1878, d. May 2, 1969
Marriage*Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff married Birchie Henry "Burchie" Tyree on February 20, 1898 at Roanoke, Virginia.10,11,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Samuel Slick Poff obituary in the Jun 18, 1955 edition.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Samuel Slick Poff and Burchie Henry Tyree marriage license announcement Feb 22, 1898 edition.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  7. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  8. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  9. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ada Poff Holiday obituary in the Dec 9, 2007 edition.
  12. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  17. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  18. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  19. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Perdine Poff Manning obituary in the Feb 3, 2012 edition.
  20. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Velma Poff Graham Hylton obituary in the Nov 23, 1997 edition.
  21. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Almeda Poff Bohon obituary in the Nov 19, 2009 edition.
  22. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  23. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  24. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.

Birchie Henry "Burchie" Tyree1,2

F, b. November 25, 1878, d. May 2, 1969
     Birchie Henry "Burchie" Tyree was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 She was born on November 25, 1878 at Virginia.1,4 She married Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff, son of Fleming Henry Poff and Mary Peradine Conner, on February 20, 1898 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,6,4,2 As of February 20, 1898,her married name was Poff.2 Birchie Henry "Burchie" Tyree died on May 2, 1969 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 90.3,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 80, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 298, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 58, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 50, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 165, District 85-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia11

Family

Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff b. March 21, 1871, d. June 17, 1955
Marriage*Birchie Henry "Burchie" Tyree married Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff, son of Fleming Henry Poff and Mary Peradine Conner, on February 20, 1898 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,6,4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Samuel Slick Poff and Burchie Henry Tyree marriage license announcement Feb 22, 1898 edition.
  3. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ada Poff Holiday obituary in the Dec 9, 2007 edition.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Perdine Poff Manning obituary in the Feb 3, 2012 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Velma Poff Graham Hylton obituary in the Nov 23, 1997 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Almeda Poff Bohon obituary in the Nov 19, 2009 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  16. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  18. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Susie Ethel Wilson1,2

F, b. June 7, 1901, d. March 8, 1973
FatherIsaac Daniel Wilson3,4,5,6 b. June 3, 1872, d. September 23, 1961
MotherLucinda Arminda "Minda" Conner3,4,5,6 b. July 8, 1875, d. May 15, 1950
     Susie Ethel Wilson was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2,6 She was born on June 7, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,6 She married Isaac Eldridge Craighead, son of William Hayden "Hade" Craghead and Louisa Mary Walton, on June 26, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2,6 As of June 26, 1929,her married name was Craighead. Susie Ethel Wilson died on March 8, 1973 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 71.7,2,6 She COPPER HILL -- Mrs. Susie Wilson Craighead, 71, died Thursday, March 8, 1973, in a Roanoke hospital. She was the wife of Eldridge Craighead. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sadie Peters, Roanoke, Mrs. Guy Walters, Salem, Mrs. Rheba Cooper, Fort Pierce, Fla; one son, Orville "Jack" Craighead, Copper Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Poff, Mrs. Lafayette Poff, both of Copper Hill, Mrs. Annie Conner, Shawsville; one brother, Jim Wilson, Copper Hill; four grandchildren. The funeral was Saturday, March 10, 1973, at 2 p.m. at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Frank Wimmer officiating. Burial was in Restvale Cemetery. on March 15, 1973.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 188, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 72, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 133, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Isaac Eldridge Craighead b. October 1, 1895, d. September 15, 1994
Marriage*Susie Ethel Wilson married Isaac Eldridge Craighead, son of William Hayden "Hade" Craghead and Louisa Mary Walton, on June 26, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Susie Wilson Craighead obituary in the Mar 15, 1973 edition.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arville Jackson Craighead obituary in the Nov 8, 2005 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sadie Peters obituary in the Feb 23, 2021 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.

James Laban "Jim" Wilson1,2

M, b. June 29, 1906, d. October 8, 1983
FatherIsaac Daniel Wilson1,3,4,2 b. June 3, 1872, d. September 23, 1961
MotherLucinda Arminda "Minda" Conner1,3,4,2 b. July 8, 1875, d. May 15, 1950
     James Laban "Jim" Wilson was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 He was born on June 29, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,2 He married Ethel Lenna Ferris, daughter of Joseph Lemuel Ferris and Effie Lee Thomas, on November 29, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2 James Laban "Jim" Wilson died on October 8, 1983 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 77.5,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 188, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 72, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 131, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaJames and his wife were enumerated in the household of his father Isaac7
1940Dwelling 40, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Farm laborer7
1940Farmer8

Family

Ethel Lenna Ferris b. August 7, 1911, d. June 15, 1996
Marriage*James Laban "Jim" Wilson married Ethel Lenna Ferris, daughter of Joseph Lemuel Ferris and Effie Lee Thomas, on November 29, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Ferris Wilson obituary in the Jun 16, 1996 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Agnes L. Church obituary in the May 20, 2005 edition.
  10. [S3624] Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, online http://www.oakeys.com/, From the Phyllis Wilson Barkheimer obituary.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Eliza Jane Wilson

F, b. July 20, 1909, d. October 22, 1913
FatherIsaac Daniel Wilson1 b. June 3, 1872, d. September 23, 1961
MotherLucinda Arminda "Minda" Conner1 b. July 8, 1875, d. May 15, 1950
     Eliza Jane Wilson was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on July 20, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died on October 22, 1913 at age 4.1

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.

Mary "Polly" Martin1,2

F, b. circa 1781, d. before 1829
FatherPhilip Martin1,2 d. 1821
MotherCatherine Penner1,2
     Mary "Polly" Martin was born circa 1781.2 She married William Curtis Walters Sr., son of George Walters and Christina Crewey, on September 5, 1797 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of September 5, 1797,her married name was Walters. Mary "Polly" Martin died before 1829 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.

Family

William Curtis Walters Sr. b. March, 1772, d. October 8, 1853
Marriage*She married William Curtis Walters Sr., son of George Walters and Christina Crewey, on September 5, 1797 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S929] Yvonne V. Linehan (great-granddaughter of Hiram Walters), "Smith, Penner, and Martin Line."
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S2140] Virginia Walters Miller, William C. Walters, His Wife Mary Polly Martin and Their Descendants.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  7. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.

Victoria "Torie" Vest1,2,3

F, b. March 25, 1884, d. October 20, 1920
FatherGeorge S. Vest1,2,3 b. March 27, 1864, d. December 26, 1951
MotherMartha Adeline Conner1,2,3 b. March 1, 1868, d. December 11, 1918
     Victoria "Torie" Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on March 25, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Paul Craghead's listing has a birth date of Mar 23, 1884.4,5,1,2 She married James Melvin Gearheart, son of David Wade Gearheart and Nancy Jane Basham, on March 16, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of March 16, 1909,her married name was Gearheart. Victoria "Torie" Vest died on October 20, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 36.5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 233, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 35, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 132, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

James Melvin Gearheart b. January 19, 1882, d. January 23, 1921
Marriage*Victoria "Torie" Vest married James Melvin Gearheart, son of David Wade Gearheart and Nancy Jane Basham, on March 16, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eveline Gearhart Carr Short obituary in the Sep 25, 2005 edition.
  10. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Rosa "Rosabell" Vest1,2,3

F, b. January 25, 1893, d. August 8, 1923
FatherGeorge S. Vest1,2,4,5,6,3 b. March 27, 1864, d. December 26, 1951
MotherMartha Adeline Conner1,2,4,5,3 b. March 1, 1868, d. December 11, 1918
     Rosa "Rosabell" Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8 She was born on January 25, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married John A. Tate on December 25, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of December 25, 1912,her married name was Tate. Rosa "Rosabell" Vest died on August 8, 1923 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 30.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 233, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 69, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 61, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated as a widow in the 1920 Census5

Family

John A. Tate b. circa 1886, d. before January 10, 1920
Marriage*Rosa "Rosabell" Vest married John A. Tate on December 25, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  7. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  8. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  9. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

Annie Maye Vest1,2

F, b. December 17, 1894, d. December 29, 1974
FatherGeorge S. Vest3,4,5,6,7,2 b. March 27, 1864, d. December 26, 1951
MotherMartha Adeline Conner3,4,5,7,2 b. March 1, 1868, d. December 11, 1918
     Annie Maye Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married David Crockett "Davey" Stump, son of Henry Vincent Thomas Stump and Elizabeth France "Eliza" Basham.8 Her married name was Stump. Annie Maye Vest was born on December 17, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of April 19, 1952,her married name was Surface.7 She married William Edward "Billy" Surface on April 19, 1952 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,7,2 Annie Maye Vest died on December 29, 1974 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 80.1,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 233, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 69, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 61, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 13, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family 1

David Crockett "Davey" Stump b. February 22, 1873, d. August 18, 1931
Marriage*Annie Maye Vest married David Crockett "Davey" Stump, son of Henry Vincent Thomas Stump and Elizabeth France "Eliza" Basham.8 

Family 2

William Edward "Billy" Surface b. circa 1887
Marriage*Annie Maye Vest married William Edward "Billy" Surface on April 19, 1952 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,7,2 

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentifed funeral home pamphlet for Annie Maye Surface.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

Margie Bertie Vest1,2,3,4

F, b. January 10, 1902, d. October 1, 1995
FatherGeorge S. Vest2,3,4,5 b. March 27, 1864, d. December 26, 1951
MotherMartha Adeline Conner2,3,4,5 b. March 1, 1868, d. December 11, 1918
     Margie Bertie Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,8,3 Her Social Security Number was 231-24-0434.9 She was born on January 10, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,2,3 She married George Moses Austin, son of Phillip Elijah Austin and Adelia Attaline "Delia" Walters, on July 11, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,10 As of July 11, 1920,her married name was Austin. Margie Bertie Vest died on October 1, 1995 at Radford, Virginia, at age 93.9,7 She AUSTIN, Margie Vest, 93, of Check, died Sunday, October 1, 1995, in Radford Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Austin, and a son Hanford H. Austin. She is survived by a daughter, Beulah W. Vest and husband Sonny, Floyd; three sons, William Versel Austin and wife, Glenna, Christiansburg, Arnold Mose Austin and wife Madie, Pilot, the Rev. Dr. Fred L. Austin and wife Vivian, Wytheville; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 1995, at the Little White Church, Terry's Fork, with Dr. Fred L. Austin and the Rev. Layne Board officiating. Interment will be in the Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on October 2, 1995.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 69, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 61, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 129, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia11
1940Dwelling 117, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

George Moses Austin b. April 24, 1897, d. January 24, 1973
Marriage*Margie Bertie Vest married George Moses Austin, son of Phillip Elijah Austin and Adelia Attaline "Delia" Walters, on July 11, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margie Vest Austin obituary in the Oct 2, 1995 edition.
  8. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the George M. Austin obituary in an undated edition.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Hanfred Harding Austin obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Hanfred H. Austin.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Austin Whitlock Vest obituary in the Sep 23, 2017 edition.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Versal Austin obituary in the Jan 25, 2018 edition.
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  19. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  20. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Elsie Jane Argabright1,2

F, b. October 16, 1868, d. February 21, 1930
MotherSarah Jane Argabright2,1 b. January 5, 1842, d. April 25, 1936
     Elsie Jane Argabright was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,2 She was born on October 16, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,1 She married William Henry Jacob "Jacob" Vest, son of Jacob H. Vest and Mary Jane Shockey, on January 15, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of January 15, 1885,her married name was Vest. Elsie Jane Argabright died on February 21, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 61.3,4,2,5

Family

William Henry Jacob "Jacob" Vest b. January 28, 1865, d. October 31, 1949
Marriage*She married William Henry Jacob "Jacob" Vest, son of Jacob H. Vest and Mary Jane Shockey, on January 15, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  6. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

John A. Tate1

M, b. circa 1886, d. before January 10, 1920
     John A. Tate was born circa 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Rosa "Rosabell" Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner, on December 25, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 John A. Tate died before January 10, 1920; His wife was enumerated as a widow in the 1920 Census.2

Family

Rosa "Rosabell" Vest b. January 25, 1893, d. August 8, 1923
Marriage*He married Rosa "Rosabell" Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner, on December 25, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

David Crockett "Davey" Stump1

M, b. February 22, 1873, d. August 18, 1931
FatherHenry Vincent Thomas Stump b. June 22, 1836, d. January 8, 1880
MotherElizabeth France "Eliza" Basham b. February 14, 1837, d. April 19, 1896
     David Crockett "Davey" Stump married Annie Maye Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner.1 David Crockett "Davey" Stump was buried at Parsons Cemetery, Parsons, Tucker Co., West Virginia.2 He was born on February 22, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He died on August 18, 1931 at Parsons, Tucker Co., West Virginia, at age 58.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 315, District 134, Black Fork, Tucker Co., West Virginia3

Occupation

1900Farmer3

Family

Annie Maye Vest b. December 17, 1894, d. December 29, 1974
Marriage*David Crockett "Davey" Stump married Annie Maye Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner.1 

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S3611] Parsons Cemetery, Tucker Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

William Edward "Billy" Surface1,2

M, b. circa 1887
     William Edward "Billy" Surface was born circa 1887 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He married Annie Maye Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner, on April 19, 1952 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,3

Family

Annie Maye Vest b. December 17, 1894, d. December 29, 1974
Marriage*William Edward "Billy" Surface married Annie Maye Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner, on April 19, 1952 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,3 

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

George Moses Austin1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 24, 1897, d. January 24, 1973
FatherPhillip Elijah Austin3,4 b. September 3, 1860, d. December 30, 1944
MotherAdelia Attaline "Delia" Walters3,4 b. July 8, 1872, d. September 23, 1938
     His Social Security Number was 228-05-3187.6 George Moses Austin was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,4,8 He Served as a private in Company E, 161st Infantry Division in WWI. He was born on April 24, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,4,5 He married Margie Bertie Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner, on July 11, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9,8 George Moses Austin died on January 24, 1973 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 75.1,4,8 He CHECK - George M. Austin, 75, of Check, died Wednesday in a Salem hospital. Surviving are his wife, Margie Vest Austin; a daughter, Mrs. William Whitlock, Roanoke; four sons, Hanford Austin, Norfolk; Versal Austin, Arnold "Moss" Austin, Pilot; the Rev. Freddie Austin, Chattanooga, Tenn; five sisters, Mrs. Ina Smith, Mrs. Amelia Board, Roanoke; Mrs. Mamie Poff, Lafayette; Mrs. Gracie Conner, Mrs. Pearl Smith, Princeton, W.Va; a brother, Tom Austin, West Virginia. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Little White Church, Terrys Fork, with burial in Wilson cemetery. on February 1, 1973.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 129, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia10
1940Dwelling 117, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1930Coal miner10
1940Farmer11

Family

Margie Bertie Vest b. January 10, 1902, d. October 1, 1995
Marriage*George Moses Austin married Margie Bertie Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner, on July 11, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the George M. Austin obituary in an undated edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margie Vest Austin obituary in the Oct 2, 1995 edition.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Austin Whitlock Vest obituary in the Sep 23, 2017 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Versal Austin obituary in the Jan 25, 2018 edition.
  14. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  16. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Elizabeth Aliff1

F, b. 1837, d. after 1890
     Elizabeth Aliff was born in 1837 at Franklin Co., Virginia. She married Jacob B. Walters, son of William Curtis Walters Sr. and Mary "Polly" Martin, on April 7, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of April 7, 1859,her married name was Walters. Elizabeth Aliff died after 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Jacob B. Walters b. circa 1804, d. circa 1887
Marriage*She married Jacob B. Walters, son of William Curtis Walters Sr. and Mary "Polly" Martin, on April 7, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S929] Yvonne V. Linehan (great-granddaughter of Hiram Walters), "Smith, Penner, and Martin Line."
  3. [S351] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book F, From the Jacob Walters will, page 21.

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Poff1,2,3

F, b. January 24, 1871, d. March 13, 1948
FatherJonathan Poff4,1,3 b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
MotherSarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale4,1,3 b. circa 1849, d. circa 1884
     Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born on January 24, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married Theodore Longstreet Walters, son of Jacob B. Walters and Elizabeth Aliff, on July 8, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 As of July 8, 1890,her married name was Walters. Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Poff died on March 13, 1948 at Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 77.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 195, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 202, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 102, District 139, Highland Ward, Roanoke, Virginia8
1920Dwelling 329, District 116, Roanoke, Virginia9
1930Dwelling 382, District 2, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 75, District 81-12, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia11

Family

Theodore Longstreet Walters b. October 5, 1869, d. July 10, 1956
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Poff married Theodore Longstreet Walters, son of Jacob B. Walters and Elizabeth Aliff, on July 8, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  13. [S1360] H. Wade Doyle, "Descendants of Jacob B. Walters."
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S2730] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Unknown Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/

Theodore Longstreet Walters1,2

M, b. October 5, 1869, d. July 10, 1956
FatherJacob B. Walters3,1 b. circa 1804, d. circa 1887
MotherElizabeth Aliff3,1 b. 1837, d. after 1890
     Theodore Longstreet Walters was born on October 5, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Poff, daughter of Jonathan Poff and Sarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale, on July 8, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 Theodore Longstreet Walters died on July 10, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 86.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 202, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 102, District 139, Highland Ward, Roanoke, Virginia6
1920Dwelling 329, District 116, Roanoke, Virginia7
1930Dwelling 382, District 2, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 75, District 81-12, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1900Farm laborer5
1910House carpenter6
1920House carpenter7
1930House carpenter8

Family

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Poff b. January 24, 1871, d. March 13, 1948
Marriage*Theodore Longstreet Walters married Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Poff, daughter of Jonathan Poff and Sarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale, on July 8, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S351] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book F, From the Jacob Walters will, page 21.
  4. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S1360] H. Wade Doyle, "Descendants of Jacob B. Walters."
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S2730] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Unknown Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/

Irene/Arrena "Renee" Rierson1,2,3

F, b. April, 1855, d. February 20, 1931
FatherCharles Rierson4,2,5 b. 1810, d. June 14, 1865
MotherJane Flinchum4,2,5
     Irene/Arrena "Renee" Rierson was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia. She was born in April, 1855 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3 She married Jonathan Poff, son of Peter Riley Poff III and Mary Ann "Polly" Conner, on January 22, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 As of January 22, 1891,her married name was Poff. Irene/Arrena "Renee" Rierson married Ballard Preston "B.P." Mills, son of Larkin Preston Mills and Hannah Wimmer, on July 2, 1923 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,1,5 As of July 2, 1923,her married name was Mills. Irene/Arrena "Renee" Rierson died on February 20, 1931 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 75.4,6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 250, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 20, District 126, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia7
1920Dwelling 19, District 42, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia8

Family 1

Jonathan Poff b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
Marriage*Irene/Arrena "Renee" Rierson married Jonathan Poff, son of Peter Riley Poff III and Mary Ann "Polly" Conner, on January 22, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 
Children

Family 2

Ballard Preston "B.P." Mills b. December 23, 1850, d. May 21, 1929
Marriage*Irene/Arrena "Renee" Rierson married Ballard Preston "B.P." Mills, son of Larkin Preston Mills and Hannah Wimmer, on July 2, 1923 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,1,5 

Citations

  1. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S47] Barbara Stanley, "Ancestors of Mary E. Rierson," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 7, 2003.
  5. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  6. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S7814] Roanoke Evening News, From the Alfred E. Poff death story in the Sep 7, 1909 edition.

Anna Beckett1

F, d. circa 1838
     Anna Beckett married William Curtis "Billy" Walters Jr., son of William Curtis Walters Sr. and Mary "Polly" Martin, on December 17, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of December 17, 1830,her married name was Walters. Anna Beckett died circa 1838.

Family

William Curtis "Billy" Walters Jr. b. 1810
Marriage*She married William Curtis "Billy" Walters Jr., son of William Curtis Walters Sr. and Mary "Polly" Martin, on December 17, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html

Sarah Jane Argabright1,2

F, b. January 5, 1842, d. April 25, 1936
FatherJonathan Andrew Argabright2,1,3 b. circa 1821, d. before 1890
MotherJane Ann Wimmer1,2,4,3 b. May, 1820
     Sarah Jane Argabright was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,3 She was born on January 5, 1842 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The funeral home records and death certificate have a birth date of Jan 4, 1843.5,1,2,4,3 She married William Curtis "Billy" Walters Jr., son of William Curtis Walters Sr. and Mary "Polly" Martin, on August 30, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 As of August 30, 1871,her married name was Walters. Sarah Jane Argabright died on April 25, 1936 at Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 94.5,1,4,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 90, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son William7
1920Dwelling 73, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son-in-law William Furrow8

Family 1

Child

Family 2

William Curtis "Billy" Walters Jr. b. 1810
Marriage*Sarah Jane Argabright married William Curtis "Billy" Walters Jr., son of William Curtis Walters Sr. and Mary "Polly" Martin, on August 30, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S1696] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 17, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Feb 11, 1933 - Oct 26, 1936.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lucy Olive Furrow death certificate.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Henry Walter Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. June 24, 1889, d. August 16, 1961
FatherJohn Hiram Walters Conner5,2,1,3,6,4 b. July 18, 1852, d. May 31, 1929
MotherSarah Rosabell/Rosabelle "Sally" Iddings5,1,2,3,6,4 b. September 5, 1860, d. January 7, 1937
     Henry Walter Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Pfc Pvt Co C 57 Inf WWI."7,8,1,3,4 He was born on June 24, 1889 at Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,3,9,4 He married Arminta A. "Minnie" Vest, daughter of William Henry Jacob "Jacob" Vest and Elsie Jane Argabright, on October 26, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3,4 Henry Walter Conner died on August 16, 1961 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 72.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 134, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 9, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 160, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1930Farmer11
1940Farmer12

Family

Arminta A. "Minnie" Vest b. March 5, 1893, d. August 13, 1976
Marriage*Henry Walter Conner married Arminta A. "Minnie" Vest, daughter of William Henry Jacob "Jacob" Vest and Elsie Jane Argabright, on October 26, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S39] Penny Barlow Saunders, Conner Research Papers of Penny Barlow Saunders.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  8. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  9. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Gertrude Iva Vest1,2,3,4

F, b. April 29, 1893, d. September 5, 1989
FatherDavid Washington Vest4,3,5,6 b. September 30, 1860, d. January 4, 1932
MotherAdmonia Elizabeth "Addie" Conner3,4,5,6 b. June 1, 1868, d. February 18, 1925
     Gertrude Iva Vest was buried at Stonewall Church Cemetery (also known as Vest, DeWitt, and King Cemetery), near Stonewall Brethren/Methodist Church, Rt. 221, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7 Her Social Security Number was 229-62-9844.1 She was born on April 29, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,7,4,3 She married Richard Miles Shank Sr., son of Joel Shank and Mary Antoinette Wickham, on September 13, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,8 As of September 13, 1913,her married name was Shank. Gertrude Iva Vest died on September 5, 1989 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 96.1,7,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 130, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 67, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 344, District 54, Tidewater, McDowell Co., West Virginia9
1930Dwelling 3, District 4, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Family

Richard Miles Shank Sr. b. May 28, 1886, d. May 6, 1980
Marriage*Gertrude Iva Vest married Richard Miles Shank Sr., son of Joel Shank and Mary Antoinette Wickham, on September 13, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  2. [S199] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Stonewall Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harriet Agatha Shank Allen obituary in the Jun 12, 1992 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Manila Miles Shank Cannaday obituary in the Jun 12, 2020 edition.
  14. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  15. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Richard Miles Shank Sr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 28, 1886, d. May 6, 1980
FatherJoel Shank6,3,5 b. August 19, 1834, d. June 23, 1914
MotherMary Antoinette Wickham3,6,7,5 b. November 10, 1840, d. February 6, 1931
     Richard Miles Shank Sr. was buried at Stonewall Church Cemetery (also known as Vest, DeWitt, and King Cemetery), near Stonewall Brethren/Methodist Church, Rt. 221, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,5 His Social Security Number was 228-10-5659.9 He was born on May 28, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,8,6,3,4,5 He married Gertrude Iva Vest, daughter of David Washington Vest and Admonia Elizabeth "Addie" Conner, on September 13, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,5 Richard Miles Shank Sr. died on May 6, 1980 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 93.1,8,5

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 344, District 54, Tidewater, McDowell Co., West Virginia11
1930Dwelling 3, District 4, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1920Carpenter11
1930Carpenter7

Family

Gertrude Iva Vest b. April 29, 1893, d. September 5, 1989
Marriage*Richard Miles Shank Sr. married Gertrude Iva Vest, daughter of David Washington Vest and Admonia Elizabeth "Addie" Conner, on September 13, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S199] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Stonewall Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harriet Agatha Shank Allen obituary in the Jun 12, 1992 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Manila Miles Shank Cannaday obituary in the Jun 12, 2020 edition.
  15. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  16. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  18. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

William Benjamin "Benny" Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. May 12, 1937, d. October 11, 2018
FatherClaude A. Conner8,4,3,6,9,10 b. December 13, 1910, d. July 9, 1973
MotherClaudine Beata Whiteneck3,4,5,6,9,10 b. December 22, 1915, d. October 31, 1989
     William Benjamin "Benny" Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.10 He was born on May 12, 1937 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,7 He married Rushia Oneida "Rushie" Conner, daughter of Oneda Conrad "Alvis" "Alvie" Conner and Sylvia Odell Wilson, on November 26, 1959 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,11,10 William Benjamin "Benny" Conner died on October 11, 2018 at Virginia at age 81.10 He William (Benny) Conner took Jesus' Hand and went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, October 11, 2018 at the age of 81. He has joined his beloved son, Leslie. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Claude & Claudine Conner, father and mother in-law, Alvis & Sylvia Conner; and brother in-law B.G. Conner. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Rushie C. Conner; his wonderful family, sons, Glenn (Sue), Calvin (Barbara), Randy (Melissa); and daughter in-law, Shawn Conner; his eight grandchildren, Sabrina (Levi), Allen ( Eleshia), Bradley (Melissa), Katrina (Josh), Dustin (Shawna), Victoria, Lauren, Blake (Fiancée Vanessa); six great-grandchildren; his brother, David Conner; and sisters, Joyce Poff, Gracie Smith (Charles), Donnie Wood (Doug), Weeta Small (Dick), and Jeanette Simmons (Bob). Benny enjoyed helping others and impacted many. He was loving, generous, kind, and humble. He always put others first and was loved dearly by all who knew him. Benny is an Honorary member of the Locust Grove Fire Dept. (Station 3). Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Fellowship Baptist Church where he was a member with Pastor James Bradley, and Pastor Leon Ally officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Saturday October 13, 2018 at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Locust Grove Fire Dept. (Station 3) and/or Floyd County Rescue Squad. on October 13, 2018.10

Census Records

1940Dwelling 113, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Rushia Oneida "Rushie" Conner
Marriage*William Benjamin "Benny" Conner married Rushia Oneida "Rushie" Conner, daughter of Oneda Conrad "Alvis" "Alvie" Conner and Sylvia Odell Wilson, on November 26, 1959 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,11,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Claudine Whiteneck Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Claudine W. Conner obitutary in the Nov 1, 1989 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Conner obituary in the Oct 13, 2018 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sylvia Odell Wilson Conner obituary in the Jul 7, 2008 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Leslie Dale Conner obituary in the Mar 8, 2015 edition.