Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner1,2,3

F, b. July 23, 1858, d. June 24, 1947
FatherDaniel Otey Conner1,2,4 b. September 7, 1813, d. January 14, 1897
MotherMartha Emmaline Craghead1,2,4 b. 1828, d. July 31, 1888
     Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner A little history of Bethanie France Conner Simpson's land. Restvale Cemetery in Floyd Co., Virginia, was established in the 1950's. on the land of Willard Charles Simpson. He was first person buried there, in 1958. Originally the land was owned by Willard Simpson's mother, Bethanie Frances Conner Simpson, second wife of William Tazewell Simpson. Bethanie inherited the land, estimated to be about 15 acres, from her father, Daniel Conner. Willard Simpson inherited about 9 acres from his mother and the rest went to his sister. She was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on July 23, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,2,4 She married William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson, son of Elizabeth "Betty" Simpson, on January 8, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4 As of January 8, 1891,her married name was Simpson. Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner died on June 24, 1947 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 88.5,2,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 101, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 171, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 150, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1920Farmer7
1930Farmer8

Family

William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson b. 1838, d. 1898
Marriage*Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner married William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson, son of Elizabeth "Betty" Simpson, on January 8, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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.

Mary Elizabeth Link1,2,3

F, b. May 31, 1937
FatherJoseph Conner "Joe" Link4,2,5,3,6 b. August 1, 1910, d. November 18, 1963
MotherRheba Jane Light4,2,5,3,6 b. October 20, 1914, d. November 19, 2010
     Mary Elizabeth Link was born on May 31, 1937 at West Virginia.7,2 She married Cleveland "Cleve" "Sonny" Richardson in 1956.7,2,8,5 As of 1956,her married name was Richardson.

Census Records

1940Dwelling 64, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Cleveland "Cleve" "Sonny" Richardson b. April 10, 1933, d. April 18, 1988
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth Link married Cleveland "Cleve" "Sonny" Richardson in 1956.7,2,8,5 
Children
  • Barbara Jean Richardson2,8,9
  • Penny Sue Richardson1,2,8

Citations

  1. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Joseph Conner Link.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rheba Light Link obituary in the Nov 21, 2010 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joan Link Akers obituary in the Apr 7, 2016 edition.
  7. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Cleve Richardson obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Harold Davis "Ike" Reynolds1,2

M, b. September 11, 1931, d. October 14, 2001
     Harold Davis "Ike" Reynolds was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 His Social Security Number was 231-30-8864.3 He was born on September 11, 1931.3,4,2 He married Betty Jane Link, daughter of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, circa 1953.1,4,5 Harold Davis "Ike" Reynolds died on October 14, 2001 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 70.1,3,2 He REYNOLDS, Harold Davis, (Ike), 70, of Salem and Riner, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2001, at his home. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army with the 780 th Field Artillery Battalion. He was a retired Teamster, having worked with Associated Transport, Johnson Motor Lines, and Mason Dixon. The son of the late Garver and Esthma Reynolds, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Reynolds. Surviving is his wife of 48 and one-half years, Betty Link Reynolds; daughters and sons-in-law, Shela R. and Glen Kirby, Debbie R. and Brian Guthrie, Sharon R. Allen; five grandchildren, Ben, David, and Leah Kirby, Betsy and Mandy Allen; one great-grandson, Nathan Jennings. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2001, in the Horne Funeral Chapel conducted by Dr. Glenn Griffin and Mr. Paul Bloomfield. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at Horne Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the oncology department at Lewis-Gale Hospital and Dr. Currie and Ruth Ann also Heartland Home Health Services, Vic and Lori. Arrangements by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. on October 16, 2001.1

Family

Betty Jane Link
Marriage*He married Betty Jane Link, daughter of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, circa 1953.1,4,5 
Children
  • Shela Darlene Reynolds1,4,6
  • Sharon Jane Reynolds1,4,6
  • Deborah Gail "Debbie" Reynolds1,4,6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harold Davis Reynolds obituary in the Oct 16, 2001 edition.
  2. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rheba Light Link obituary in the Nov 21, 2010 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Cleveland "Cleve" "Sonny" Richardson1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. April 10, 1933, d. April 18, 1988
     Cleveland "Cleve" "Sonny" Richardson was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Pfc US Army Korea."1,4 His Social Security Number was 223-36-2336.7 He Cleve (Sonny) Richardson, age 55, of 7632 Bent Mountain Road, Roanoke Co., died April 18, 1988, in a local hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mary Link Richardson; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Doug King, Penny and Joe Tyree; two granddaughters, Tiffany King and Kristie Tyree; two grandsons, Tony and Adam King, all of Copper Hill; three brothers, Charles Richardson, Meeker, Colo; Kirby Richardson, Moneta; James Dillon, Jr., Woolwine; a devoted aunt and uncle, Elsie and Joe Binkley, Walnut Ridge, Ark; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Oakley's South Chapel. Internment will follow in Iddings Cemetery at Terrys Fork.4 He was born on April 10, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,3,6 He married Mary Elizabeth Link, daughter of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, in 1956.1,3,4,5 Cleveland "Cleve" "Sonny" Richardson died on April 18, 1988 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 55.1,7,4

Family

Mary Elizabeth Link b. May 31, 1937
Marriage*He married Mary Elizabeth Link, daughter of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, in 1956.1,3,4,5 
Children
  • Barbara Jean Richardson3,4,8
  • Penny Sue Richardson2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  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. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Cleve Richardson obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rheba Light Link obituary in the Nov 21, 2010 edition.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson1,2

M, b. 1838, d. 1898
MotherElizabeth "Betty" Simpson1
     William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born in 1838 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 He married Sarah Barbara Furrow, daughter of Adam Furrow and Eliza Elizabeth Poff, on November 15, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson married Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner, daughter of Daniel Otey Conner and Martha Emmaline Craghead, on January 8, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson died in 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 227, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 374, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1870Farm laborer6
1880Farmer7

Family 1

Sarah Barbara Furrow b. February 8, 1845, d. June 15, 1888
Marriage*William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson married Sarah Barbara Furrow, daughter of Adam Furrow and Eliza Elizabeth Poff, on November 15, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Family 2

Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner b. July 23, 1858, d. June 24, 1947
Marriage*William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson married Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner, daughter of Daniel Otey Conner and Martha Emmaline Craghead, on January 8, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S711] Pupils of Check High School, Salem Church Head of the River Cemetery.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S154] Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, From the James William Simpson death certificate.
  11. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  12. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

Laura Darlene Hurley1,2,3

F, b. December 25, 1948, d. June 17, 2000
FatherMilton H. Hurley1,3 b. January 8, 1927, d. November 6, 1998
MotherEverleen Hopkins Angle1,3
     Laura Darlene Hurley was buried at Link Family Cemetery, on Rt. 653, turn left on Diamond Knob Road and travel about 1.3 miles. In a field about 200 yards to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 Her Social Security Number was 229-62-8901.5 She was born on December 25, 1948 at Virginia.4,5 She married David Daniel "Danny" Link, son of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, on February 7, 1970 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,6,3 As of February 7, 1970,her married name was Link.3 Laura Darlene Hurley died on June 17, 2000 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 51.4,1,5 She LINK, Laura Darlene Hurley, 51, of Roanoke and formerly of Floyd, passed away at her home Saturday, June 17, 2000, after a long battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease). She retired with disability from Vitramon, Inc. She was preceded in death by her father, Milton Hurley and mother, Everleen Hopkins Angle. Survived by husband, David Daniel Link, Roanoke; eight children and spouses, Roby McDowell, Steve and Stephanie Link, Bo and Tammy Link, all of Floyd, Jamie and Dawn Link, Bristol, Va., Melissa and Jeff Mullins, Christiansburg, Wes Link, Robin and Dwight Brown, Joe and Laurie Link, all of Roanoke; grandchildren, Nikki, Lindsey, Jessica, Dustin, Tiffany, Joshua, Jacob, Billy, Andrew, Dylan, Morgan, Chelseah, T. C., Sara, Cody, Kindal, Michael, Danielle, Aaron; stepfather, John R. Angle; half-sister, Kathleen Hurley Black; stepsister and brother, Kathy and Bim Walker, Freddie and Becky Angle; mother-in-law, Rheba Link; sisters-in-law, Betty and Ike Reynolds, Joan and Harless Akers, Brenda and Carl Hungate, Mary Richardson; brothers-in-law and spouses, James and Peggy Link, Paul Link, Allen and Pat Link. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gardner Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Gardner and Rev. Richard Kingrea. Interment will follow in Link Cemetery, Check. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Sunday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Many thanks to Cassandra, Peggy, Sara, Jennifer and others from Good Samaritan Hospice. Donna and the support group from MDA, Dr. Paul Cronk and staff. Memorial contributions may be made to MDA (A.L.S.) on June 19, 2000.1

Family

David Daniel "Danny" Link
Marriage*She married David Daniel "Danny" Link, son of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, on February 7, 1970 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Laura Darlene Hurley Link obituary in the Jun 19, 2000 edition.
  2. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Link-Hancock wedding announcement in the Aug 31, 1989 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the David James Link obituary in the Aug 25, 2016 edition.

Karen Renea Sheppard1,2

F, b. October 16, 1953, d. May 14, 2010
     Karen Renea Sheppard was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Her married name was Crawford.2 She married Jerry Wayne Crawford.3 Karen Renea Sheppard was born on October 16, 1953 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4,3,5 She married Paul Stephen Link, son of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, on January 20, 1971 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 As of January 20, 1971,her married name was Link. Karen Renea Sheppard and Paul Stephen Link were divorced on July 6, 1981 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5 Karen Renea Sheppard died on May 14, 2010 at Virginia at age 56.2 She Karen Renea Sheppard Crawford, 56, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Friday, May 14, 2010. Born October 16, 1953, in Roanoke County, Va. She was a machine operator at Moog in Blacksburg, Va. with over 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her father, Gary Reed Sheppard. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wayne Crawford; her mother, Violet Rena Sheppard; sons, Jon Link and Timmy Link and fiance', Crystal Zeigler; stepson, Tony Crawford and wife, Heather; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda Lilly and husband, Stephen, and Linda Orange and husband, Marvin; sister-in-law, Linda Hall and husband, Charles; grandchildren, T.W. Link, Cody Link and wife, Kayla, Sierra Link, Thor Link, and Jackson Link; and brothers, Larry Sheppard and wife, Barbara, and Barry Sheppard and wife, Brenda. The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 16, 2010, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, May 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Horne Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Atkinson, the Rev. Richard Kingrea and the Rev. Scott Souther officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Crawford family is being served by Horne Funeral Service & Crematory, Christiansburg, Va. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com. on May 15, 2010.2

Family 1

Jerry Wayne Crawford
Marriage*She married Jerry Wayne Crawford.3 

Family 2

Paul Stephen Link
Marriage*Karen Renea Sheppard married Paul Stephen Link, son of Joseph Conner "Joe" Link and Rheba Jane Light, on January 20, 1971 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Divorce* Karen Renea Sheppard and Paul Stephen Link were divorced on July 6, 1981 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5 
Children
  • Jon Darrell Link6,4,2
  • Timothy Emmanuel "Timmy" Link6,4,2

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Karen Renea Sheppard Crawford obituary in the May 15, 2010 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Karen Renea Sheppard Crawfor obituary in the May 15, 2010 edition.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  6. [S121] Unknown author, Floyd Co., Virginia Chancery Book 21.

Joyce Ann Wells1,2,3

F, b. July 23, 1955, d. January 23, 2003
     Her Social Security Number was 228-84-9023.4 Joyce Ann Wells was buried at Den Hill Road Cemetery, Mount Calvery Baptist Church, Rt. 641 west of Shawsville, about 3/4 mile from Rt. 11, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 She was born on July 23, 1955 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3 She married Everette Leonard "Leonard" Poff, son of Wilmer Leonard "Dude" Poff and Susan Bernell "Susie" Link, on December 18, 1970.1 As of December 18, 1970,her married name was Poff. Joyce Ann Wells and Everette Leonard "Leonard" Poff were divorced on October 4, 1983 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Joyce Ann Wells POFF, JOYCE WELLS and MENDESE, JOSEPH, Joyce Wells Poff, 47, and Joseph "Joey" Mendese, 17, both of Shawsville, died as the result of an auto accident on Thursday, January 23, 2003. They were preceded in death by her father and grandfather, George Walter Wells. Joey was in the Class of 2005 at Eastern Montgomery High School and is survived by his father, Joe Mendese, Virginia Beach, Va. Joyce and Joey are survived by a her son and his brother, Travis Poff, Shawsville; Joey's stepsisters, Kathy Andrijiszyn of Orlando, Fla. and Ann Marie Mandese of Elliston; his niece, Leigh Ann Webb of Roanoke; mother and grandmother, Geneva Wells, Shawsville; brother and uncle, Don Wells and wife, Pam of Lafayette; sisters and aunts, Janet Alley and husband, Rev. Leon, Pilot, Brenda Stone, Elliston, Barbara Creed and husband, Tim of Elliston; nieces and cousins, Whitney and Ashley Wells, Lafayette, Bridgette and Kanalee Creed, Elliston; nephews and cousins, Robert Alley and wife, Amber, Radford, T.J. and Caleb Stone, Elliston. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 and 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, January 26, at the Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, January 27, at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Leon Alley with interment to follow in Den Hill Cemetery, Shawsville. The family is being served by Horne Funeral & Cremation Service, Christiansburg, (382-2612). on January 26, 2002.2 She died on January 23, 2003 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, at age 47.4,2

Family

Everette Leonard "Leonard" Poff
Marriage*She married Everette Leonard "Leonard" Poff, son of Wilmer Leonard "Dude" Poff and Susan Bernell "Susie" Link, on December 18, 1970.1 
Divorce* Joyce Ann Wells and Everette Leonard "Leonard" Poff were divorced on October 4, 1983 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Child
  • Travis Poff2

Citations

  1. [S713] Teresa Davis, "Conner-Link Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 1922.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Wells Poff and Joseph Mendese obituary in the Jan 26, 2002 edition.
  3. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Infant Conner

M, b. circa January, 1860, d. June 5, 1860
FatherDaniel Otey Conner1 b. September 7, 1813, d. January 14, 1897
MotherMartha Emmaline Craghead1 b. 1828, d. July 31, 1888
     Infant Conner was born circa January, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on June 5, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of fever.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.

Sarah Cuzzie Vest1,2

F, b. October, 1868, d. before January 20, 1920
FatherWilliam F. Vest2,1,3,4 b. November 5, 1844, d. March 31, 1929
MotherElizabeth Ann "Betsy" Conner1,2,3,4 b. November 7, 1847, d. September 19, 1887
     Sarah Cuzzie Vest married George Freeman at New York.1 Her married name was Freeman. Sarah Cuzzie Vest was born in October, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 She married Fountain G. Kingrea, son of Anderson J. Kingrea and Mary L. "Letshia" Wingfield, on December 4, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,1 As of December 4, 1894,her married name was Kingrea. Sarah Cuzzie Vest died before January 20, 1920; Her husband Fountain was enumerated as a widower.7

Census Records

1870Dwelling 125, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 193, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 33, District 35, Snow Creek, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 5, District 153, Leaksville, Rockingham Co., North Carolina9

Family 1

George Freeman
Marriage*Sarah Cuzzie Vest married George Freeman at New York.1 

Family 2

Fountain G. Kingrea b. July, 1856
Marriage*Sarah Cuzzie Vest married Fountain G. Kingrea, son of Anderson J. Kingrea and Mary L. "Letshia" Wingfield, on December 4, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,1 
Child

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. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Locie Eugenia Vest1,2,3

F, b. May 21, 1894, d. July 30, 1998
FatherSamuel Aaron Vest2,3,4 b. August 31, 1871, d. April 24, 1957
MotherHelen Bond Whitenack2,3,4 b. March 2, 1875, d. October 30, 1957
     Her Social Security Number was 224-92-7791.5 Locie Eugenia Vest was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1 She was born on May 21, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,3 She married Percy Jacob Lawrence, son of Solomon L. Lawrence and Ester Ada Board, on December 24, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 As of December 24, 1919,her married name was Lawrence. Locie Eugenia Vest died on July 30, 1998 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 104.5,1 She LAWRENCE, Locie Vest, 104, of Copper Hill, passed away Thursday, July 30, 1998 in Skyline Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy J. Lawrence. Survivors include her brother, Harvey Vest, Floyd; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 1998 at Salem Primitive Baptist Church (Head of the River) with Elder Lane Carter and Elder Hale Terry officiating. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 31, 1998.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 111, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 192, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 211, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Percy Jacob Lawrence b. March 4, 1893, d. October 25, 1980
Marriage*Locie Eugenia Vest married Percy Jacob Lawrence, son of Solomon L. Lawrence and Ester Ada Board, on December 24, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Locie Vest Lawrence obituary in the Jul 31, 1998 edition.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Verna Maria "Verney" Vest1,2,3

F, b. January 9, 1902, d. February 22, 1925
FatherSamuel Aaron Vest2,4,3 b. August 31, 1871, d. April 24, 1957
MotherHelen Bond Whitenack2,4,3 b. March 2, 1875, d. October 30, 1957
     Verna Maria "Verney" Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,2 She was born on January 9, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,2,3 She died on February 22, 1925 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 23.1,5,2,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 127, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

Jasper Wiley Vest1,2,3

M, b. October 19, 1905, d. June 17, 1973
FatherSamuel Aaron Vest4,2,5 b. August 31, 1871, d. April 24, 1957
MotherHelen Bond Whitenack4,2,5 b. March 2, 1875, d. October 30, 1957
     His Social Security Number was 231-42-0943.6 Jasper Wiley 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.1,7,3 He was born on October 19, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,6,2 He married Sallie Ollie Jane Hoback, daughter of Jacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback and Julie Ann Bower, on April 3, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3 Jasper Wiley Vest died on June 17, 1973 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 67.2,3 He FLOYD - Jasper Wiley Vest, 67, died in a Salem hospital Sunday night. He was a retired area superinterndent with the State Highway Department. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Hoback Vest, Floyd; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Wilson, Floyd; one sister, Mrs. Percy Lawrence, Copper Hill; two brothers, Barnard Vest, Check; Harvey Vest, Copper Hill; two grandchildren, Michael and Sandi wilson. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Stonewall Church, followed by internment in the church cemetery. on June 21, 1973.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 127, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 3, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 16, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Farmer8
1940Farmer and truck driver9

Family

Sallie Ollie Jane Hoback b. November 29, 1904, d. December 20, 1980
Marriage*Jasper Wiley Vest married Sallie Ollie Jane Hoback, daughter of Jacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback and Julie Ann Bower, on April 3, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3 
Child
  • Katherine Lucille Vest10,2,3,9

Citations

  1. [S199] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Stonewall Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jasper Wiley Vest obituary in an unknown edition.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  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. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Harvey Aaron Vest1

M, b. August 31, 1913, d. May 15, 2003
FatherSamuel Aaron Vest2,3,4,5 b. August 31, 1871, d. April 24, 1957
MotherHelen Bond Whitenack2,3,4,5 b. March 2, 1875, d. October 30, 1957
     Harvey Aaron 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.1,6 His Social Security Number was 224-09-3520.7 He was born on August 31, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,6,7,2,3 He married Laura Lucille Hoback, daughter of Jacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback and Julie Ann Bower, on December 23, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 Harvey Aaron Vest died on May 15, 2003 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 89.1,7 He VEST, Harvey Aaron, 89, of Copper Hill, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2003, at New River Valley Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Hoback Vest and daughter-in-law, Norma Gene Vest. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Shelven (Sonny) and Beulah Vest, Floyd; three grandchildren and spouses, Annette and Mike Battle, Floyd, Darryl and Robin Vest, Copper Hill, John Vest, Copper Hill; three great-grand-children, Eric Janney, Floyd, Kimberly Battle, Floyd, Amanda Vest, Copper Hill. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2003, 11 a.m., at Gardner Funeral Home with Rev. Elbert Lee Naff, Pastor Dan Walker and Rev. Jim Worline officiating. Interment will follow in Stonewall Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 noon on Friday, May 16, 2003, at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd is in charge of the arrangements. on May 16, 2003.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 127, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 10, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940Dwelling 135, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940Farmer9

Family

Laura Lucille Hoback b. January 1, 1912, d. January 26, 1982
Marriage*Harvey Aaron Vest married Laura Lucille Hoback, daughter of Jacob Shevern "Jake" Hoback and Julie Ann Bower, on December 23, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harvey Aaron Vest obitutary in the May 16, 2003 edition.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S199] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Stonewall Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norma Gene Boothe Vest obituary in the Jan 6, 1990 edition.

Samuel Barnard "Sam" Vest1,2,3,4

M, b. January 5, 1917, d. May 24, 1986
FatherSamuel Aaron Vest1,4,5,6,7 b. August 31, 1871, d. April 24, 1957
MotherHelen Bond Whitenack1,4,5,6,7 b. March 2, 1875, d. October 30, 1957
     His Social Security Number was 229-01-4755.8 Samuel Barnard "Sam" Vest was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.9 He was born on January 5, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,8,4 He married Sadie E. Whitenack, daughter of Shirley Clifford Whitenack and Pearl Gay Vest, on May 5, 1937 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,3,4 Samuel Barnard "Sam" Vest died on May 24, 1986 at age 69.9

Census Records

1920Dwelling 127, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 10, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 146, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1937Farmer1
1940Farm helper7

Family

Sadie E. Whitenack b. November 24, 1917, d. March 10, 1996
Marriage*Samuel Barnard "Sam" Vest married Sadie E. Whitenack, daughter of Shirley Clifford Whitenack and Pearl Gay Vest, on May 5, 1937 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, 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. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sadie Whitenack Vest obituary in the Mar 12, 1996 edition.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nelson Carey Vest obituary in the Jul 11, 2007 edition.
  13. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ronnie Lawrence Vest obituary in the Jul 25, 2013 edition.