Frank Vernon Link1,2

M, b. August 14, 1924, d. October 27, 2009
FatherHubert Link1,3,4,2,5 b. May 1, 1895, d. October 20, 1986
MotherFlora J. Shank6,1,3,4,2,5 b. March 13, 1901, d. May 13, 1992
     Frank Vernon Link was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on August 14, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,8 He married Laura Eugenia "Jean" Yates, daughter of William Henry "Will" Yates and Lula M. Vest, on November 3, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,2 Frank Vernon Link died on October 27, 2009 at Virginia at age 85.2 He Frank Vernon Link, 85, of Check, Va., passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. He retired after many years of service at Norfolk Southern Railroad. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Flora Link; and sister, Irene Janney. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura Yates Link; niece, Judy Boothe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at Gardner Funeral Home with Elder W.T. Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www. gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com. on October 28, 2009.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 41, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 30, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Laura Eugenia "Jean" Yates
Marriage*Frank Vernon Link married Laura Eugenia "Jean" Yates, daughter of William Henry "Will" Yates and Lula M. Vest, on November 3, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,2 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frank Vernon Link obituary in the Oct 28, 2009 edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Hubert Link.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Flora S. Link obituary in the May 15, 1992 edition.
  7. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

William Berkley Taylor1,2,3

M, b. January 6, 1878, d. January 5, 1941
FatherWilliam Benjamin Taylor1,3
MotherOphelia Berkley1,3
     William Berkley Taylor was buried at Allens Creek Community Cemetery, Amherst Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on January 6, 1878 at Tye River, Nelson Co., Virginia.4,1,3 He married Nettie Blanche Williams, daughter of John Morgan Williams and Emma Jane Smoot, on December 23, 1901 at Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.5 William Berkley Taylor died on January 5, 1941 at Allen's Creek, Amherst Co., Virginia, at age 62.1,3 He William Berkley Taylor, 62, died at his home in Allen Creek yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock after an ilness of two months. He was born in Tye River, Nelson County, January 6, 1878, and was the son of the late Richard Benjamin and Ophelia Berkley Taylor. He was a yard conductor for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, for which he had worked 47 years, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors. He belonged to St. James Methodist Church, Riverville. Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Blanche Taylor, and the following children; Claude Anderson Taylor, Joseph Edwin Taylor, William Berkley Taylor and Miss Dimple Taylor of Allen's Creek, Mrs. W. L. Ganzert and Mrs. A. B. Cornell Jr., of Richmond, Mrs. M. B. Miller of Gladstone and Mrs. George Shefeltt of Washington. The following brothers and sisters also survive; Wilburn Taylor and T. A. Taylor of Gladstone, Mrs. S. T. Nystrum, Mrs. F. L. Doggett, Mrs. B. O. Doggett, Mrs. Thomas Keaton and Mrs. Leonard Hoband, all of Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted at the home at Allen's Creek, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the family cemetery. on January 6, 1941.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 220, District 96, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 75, District 10, Court House, Amherst Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 147, District 3, Court House, Amherst Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 225, District 5-2, Court House, Amherst Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1910Railroad foreman6
1920Steam railroad conductor7
1930C & O Railroad yard conductor8
1940Railroad yard conductor9

Family

Nettie Blanche Williams b. August 21, 1884, d. December 7, 1957
Marriage*William Berkley Taylor married Nettie Blanche Williams, daughter of John Morgan Williams and Emma Jane Smoot, on December 23, 1901 at Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the William Berkley Taylor obituary in a Jan 6, 1941 edition.
  2. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the William Berkley Taylor, Jr. obituary in the May 22, 2009 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S1071] Carol Harrison, "Williams Family Researcher Carol Harrison," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  12. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the Nettie Taylor Harris obituary in the Jul 17, 2009 edition.

Cora Emmaline Conner1

F, b. April 3, 1873, d. December 29, 1904
FatherDaniel Peter "Dan" Conner1,2 b. April 28, 1828, d. November 13, 1912
MotherElizabeth "Betsy" Wilson1,2 b. January 9, 1832, d. August 21, 1902
     Cora Emmaline Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 She was born on April 3, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,1 She married John Milton Board, son of Eli Solomon Board and Abigail "Abbie" Walters, on January 16, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,3 As of January 16, 1890,her married name was Board. Cora Emmaline Conner died on December 29, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 31.3,4,5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 215, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 105, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

John Milton Board b. May 12, 1869, d. November 16, 1930
Marriage*Cora Emmaline Conner married John Milton Board, son of Eli Solomon Board and Abigail "Abbie" Walters, on January 16, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Mary Etta "Molly" Vest1,2,3

F, b. 1868
FatherSamuel Dewey Vest1,3 b. August 5, 1838, d. May 13, 1911
MotherMary "Polly" Vest1,3 b. December 19, 1836, d. June 28, 1886
     Mary Etta "Molly" Vest was born in 1868 at Virginia.1,3 As of May 22, 1888,her married name was Kelley.1,3 She married James Marion Kelley, son of Joseph Pedigo Kelley and Sarah Catherine Payne, on May 22, 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 12, District 93-3, Pocahontas, Tazewell Co., Virginia4

Family

James Marion Kelley b. October 12, 1861, d. November 5, 1910
Marriage*Mary Etta "Molly" Vest married James Marion Kelley, son of Joseph Pedigo Kelley and Sarah Catherine Payne, on May 22, 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1007] Paula Kelley Ward, "O'Kelley - Seven Generations of Descendants," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 17, 2003.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

James Marion Kelley1,2,3,4

M, b. October 12, 1861, d. November 5, 1910
FatherJoseph Pedigo Kelley1,3 b. circa 1829, d. December 12, 1862
MotherSarah Catherine Payne1,3 b. August 31, 1826, d. August 27, 1892
     James Marion Kelley was born on October 12, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Mary Etta "Molly" Vest, daughter of Samuel Dewey Vest and Mary "Polly" Vest, on May 22, 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 James Marion Kelley died on November 5, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 49.3

Family

Mary Etta "Molly" Vest b. 1868
Marriage*He married Mary Etta "Molly" Vest, daughter of Samuel Dewey Vest and Mary "Polly" Vest, on May 22, 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S1007] Paula Kelley Ward, "O'Kelley - Seven Generations of Descendants," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 17, 2003.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Willie H. Kelley1,2,3,4

F, b. November 5, 1898, d. February 8, 1986
FatherJames Marion Kelley1,4 b. October 12, 1861, d. November 5, 1910
MotherMary Etta "Molly" Vest1,4 b. 1868
     Willie H. Kelley FLOYD - Mrs. Willie Kelley Barnes, age 87, died Saturday at her home, 5027 Morwanda Avenue, N.W., Roanoke. Surviving are two sons, James Barnes and Eli Barnes, both of Roanoke; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Conner, Copper Hill; Mrs. Marie Carr, Salem; and Mrs. Christine Carr, Charlotte, N.C; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lillian Marshall, Welch, W.Va; Mrs. Roberta White, Tampa, Fla; and Mrs. Geneva Fink, Crab Orchard, W.Va; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Gaye Hall and Mrs. Emma West, both of Floyd. Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Berton Kemp officiating. Interment will be in Restvale Cemetery, Copper Hill. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Home.3 Her Social Security Number was 225-44-3246.5 She was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3 She was born on November 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5,1,4 As of March 25, 1926,her married name was Barnes. She married John Robert Barnes on March 25, 1926.6,1,2,4 Willie H. Kelley died on February 8, 1986 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 87.6,3

Family

John Robert Barnes b. March 1, 1890, d. November 24, 1976
Marriage*She married John Robert Barnes on March 25, 1926.6,1,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1007] Paula Kelley Ward, "O'Kelley - Seven Generations of Descendants," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 17, 2003.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the John Robert Barnes obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Willie Kelley Barnes obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Christine Barnes Carr obituary in the Dec 9, 2017 edition.
  9. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

John Robert Barnes1,2,3

M, b. March 1, 1890, d. November 24, 1976
     John Robert Barnes was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 His Social Security Number was 224-34-4250.4 He was born on March 1, 1890 at Surry Co., North Carolina.1,4,3,5 He married Willie H. Kelley, daughter of James Marion Kelley and Mary Etta "Molly" Vest, on March 25, 1926.1,6,2,3 John Robert Barnes died on November 24, 1976 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 86.1,2 He FLOYD - John Robert Barnes, age 86, of 5027 Morwanda Ave., N.W., Roanoke, died Wednesday in a Salem hospital. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Kelley Barnes, Roanoke; seven daughters, Mrs. Christine Carr, Mrs. Marie Carr, both of Salem; Mrs. Frances Conner, Copper Hill; Mrs. Lottte Fink, Mrs. Genevie Fink, both of Crab Orchard, W.Va; Mrs. Lillian Marshall, Welch, W.Va; Mrs. Roberta White, Tampa, Fla; three sons, James Barnes, Eli Barnes, both of, Roanoke; Robert Vernon Barnes, Crab Orchard; W.Va; one sister, Mrs. Ida Flippin, Pilot Mountain, N.C; three half-sisters Mrs. Pearl Tottle, Pinnacle, N.C; Mrs. Deatta Gordon; Winston-Salem, N.C; Mrs. Maggie Jessup, Pilot Mountain, N.C; one half-brother, Kemp Gillespie, Pinnacle, N.C; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home with Elder Horace Walker officiating. Interment in Rest Vale Cemetery, Copper Hill. Friends may call at Wood Funeral Home. on December 2, 1976.2

Family

Willie H. Kelley b. November 5, 1898, d. February 8, 1986
Marriage*He married Willie H. Kelley, daughter of James Marion Kelley and Mary Etta "Molly" Vest, on March 25, 1926.1,6,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the John Robert Barnes obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S1007] Paula Kelley Ward, "O'Kelley - Seven Generations of Descendants," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 17, 2003.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Christine Barnes Carr obituary in the Dec 9, 2017 edition.
  9. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

John Larry "Skip" Conner1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. November 18, 1949, d. March 16, 2020
FatherWilliam Edsel Conner1,4,5 b. June 28, 1926, d. November 14, 1978
MotherFrances Mae Barnes1,4,5
     John Larry "Skip" Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on November 18, 1949 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3,5,6 He married Brenda Gale Thompson, daughter of Jack Wayne Thompson and Bonnie Myra Radford, on August 29, 1976 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 John Larry "Skip" Conner and Brenda Gale Thompson were divorced on March 21, 1985 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 John Larry "Skip" Conner died on March 16, 2020 at Virginia at age 70.4 He John Larry "Skip" Conner, 70 of Copper Hill, Va., passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, William Edsel Conner. Skip was a wonderful, loving son and caregiver to his mother. He is survived by his mother, Frances Conner, of Copper Hill, Va; his sister, Debbie Smith of Check; special aunt, Marie Carr of Salem. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Gardner Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Followed with a graveside service at Restvale Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. conducted by Donnie Wilson. on March 18, 2020.4

Family

Brenda Gale Thompson
Marriage*He married Brenda Gale Thompson, daughter of Jack Wayne Thompson and Bonnie Myra Radford, on August 29, 1976 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 
Divorce* John Larry "Skip" Conner and Brenda Gale Thompson were divorced on March 21, 1985 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Larry Conner obituary in the Mar 18, 2020 edition.
  5. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

John Milton Board1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, b. May 12, 1869, d. November 16, 1930
FatherEli Solomon Board2,6 b. January 15, 1819, d. February 17, 1900
MotherAbigail "Abbie" Walters2,6 b. March 20, 1829, d. December 28, 1899
     John Milton Board was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 He was born on May 12, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2,5,6 He married Cora Emmaline Conner, daughter of Daniel Peter "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilson, on January 16, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,6,1 John Milton Board married Amanda Melvina "Manda" Clower, daughter of Pleasant Green Clower and Sarah Elizabeth Spangler, on December 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 John Milton Board died on November 16, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 61.1,3,4,5,8

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 105, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1910Dwelling 173, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 67, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 135, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1900Farmer11
1910Farmer7
1920Farmer12
1930Farmer13

Family 1

Cora Emmaline Conner b. April 3, 1873, d. December 29, 1904
Marriage*John Milton Board married Cora Emmaline Conner, daughter of Daniel Peter "Dan" Conner and Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilson, on January 16, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,6,1 
Children

Family 2

Amanda Melvina "Manda" Clower b. April 11, 1878, d. January 30, 1959
Marriage*John Milton Board married Amanda Melvina "Manda" Clower, daughter of Pleasant Green Clower and Sarah Elizabeth Spangler, on December 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S849] Jack Spangler (e-mail address), Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia 1773.
  4. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  9. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  15. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Hobert Conner1,2

M, b. April 30, 1904, d. July 18, 1905
FatherJames William "Jim" Conner1,2 b. March 31, 1868, d. September 28, 1928
MotherLenora A. "Nora" Vest1,2 b. September 4, 1872, d. June 29, 1929
     Hobert Conner was buried at Samuel L. Vest Cemetery, Vest Tannery Road, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on April 30, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He died on July 18, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 1.2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S2859] Samuel L. Vest Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=2217445&GRid=60242894&CRid=2217445&

Lucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner1,2

F, b. April 7, 1866, d. November 11, 1934
FatherWilliam Nathan Conner1,3,4,2,5 b. January 1, 1840, d. December 19, 1920
MotherRebecca Jane "Becky" Hall1,3,4 b. August 2, 1838, d. December 4, 1912
     Lucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner was buried at Eanes Family Cemetery (also known as Lick Ridge Graveyard), Eanes Mountain near Lick Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia. She was born on April 7, 1866 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She married Isaac J. "Little Ike" Vest, son of Abraham Vest and Lydia "Liddy" Wilson, on December 3, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,5 As of December 3, 1884,her married name was Vest. Lucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner died on November 11, 1934 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 68.5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 271, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 330, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 196, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 107, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 109, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Family

Isaac J. "Little Ike" Vest b. May, 1857
Marriage*Lucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner married Isaac J. "Little Ike" Vest, son of Abraham Vest and Lydia "Liddy" Wilson, on December 3, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  12. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Arlie G. Vest obituary in the Jan 18, 1975 edition.
  13. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

Carrie Ida Vest1,2

F, b. December 23, 1886, d. July 25, 1941
FatherIsaac J. "Little Ike" Vest1,3,4,2 b. May, 1857
MotherLucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner1,3,4,2 b. April 7, 1866, d. November 11, 1934
     Carrie Ida Vest was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.3,5,2 She was born on December 23, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She married Elias Glovern Gearheart, son of John Harvey Gearheart and Massie Mahala Wilson, on July 31, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 As of July 31, 1907,her married name was Gearheart. Carrie Ida Vest died on July 25, 1941 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 54.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 196, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 142, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 63, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 116, District 4, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 34, District 81-25, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Family

Elias Glovern Gearheart b. September 30, 1884, d. October 10, 1940
Marriage*Carrie Ida Vest married Elias Glovern Gearheart, son of John Harvey Gearheart and Massie Mahala Wilson, on July 31, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2722] Roanoke City VA Archives - Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Eli Solomon Board1,2

M, b. January 15, 1819, d. February 17, 1900
     Eli Solomon Board was buried at Board Cemetery, just off Gregg’s Lane on George Lane property, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on January 15, 1819 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 He married Abigail "Abbie" Walters, daughter of Jacob B. Walters and Hannah Iddings, on March 20, 1845 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5 Eli Solomon Board died on February 17, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 81.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Abigail "Abbie" Walters b. March 20, 1829, d. December 28, 1899
Marriage*Eli Solomon Board married Abigail "Abbie" Walters, daughter of Jacob B. Walters and Hannah Iddings, on March 20, 1845 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  3. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S273] Floyd Co., Virginia Family Bibles, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/fambible.html
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  9. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  11. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Laura King Vest obituary in the Feb 10, 1944 edition.
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Ella Rebecca Vest1,2

F, b. April 1, 1891, d. July 12, 1985
FatherIsaac J. "Little Ike" Vest1,2,3,4,5 b. May, 1857
MotherLucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. April 7, 1866, d. November 11, 1934
     Ella Rebecca Vest was buried at Green Hill Cemetery, West 10th Street, Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.2,5 Her Social Security Number was 224-92-0436.6 She was born on April 1, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth date of Apr 1, 1890.1,6,5 She married Rev. Thomas Leonard Gearheart, son of John Harvey Gearheart and Massie Mahala Wilson, on July 22, 1908 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 As of July 22, 1908,her married name was Gearheart. Ella Rebecca Vest died on July 12, 1985 at Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia, at age 94.2,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 196, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated as Serildia3
1920Dwelling 43, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 303, District 103-1, Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia8

Family

Rev. Thomas Leonard Gearheart b. May 17, 1888, d. July 31, 1969
Marriage*Ella Rebecca Vest married Rev. Thomas Leonard Gearheart, son of John Harvey Gearheart and Massie Mahala Wilson, on July 22, 1908 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Arlie G. Vest obituary in the Jan 18, 1975 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rockford E. Gearheart obituary in the May 22, 1996 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Arlie G. Vest1,2,3,4,5

M, b. July 3, 1901, d. January 17, 1975
FatherIsaac J. "Little Ike" Vest1,2,3,4 b. May, 1857
MotherLucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner1,2,3,4 b. April 7, 1866, d. November 11, 1934
     Arlie G. Vest married Belle Zora Calfee.6 Arlie G. Vest was buried at Calfee-Belcher Cemetery, Kegley, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4,5 His Social Security Number was 719-14-5179.7 He was born on July 3, 1901 at Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,4 He married Georgia Myrtle Long on December 21, 1921 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,8 Arlie G. Vest died on January 17, 1975 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 73.4 He Princeton - Arlie G. Vest, 73, of Route 1, Rock (Lake Shawnee) died Friday morning in a Princeton hospital after a short illness. Born July 3, 1901 at Alleghany, Va., he was a son of the late Isaac and Ina Conner Vest. He was a retired employee of the Virginia Railway and was a member of the Matoka Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Belle Richards Vest; three sons, Wilburn C. and Hobart, both of Princeton, and Denny Vest of Christainsburg, Va; one daughter, Mrs. E. M. (Arlistne) Wadford of Columbia, S. C; three stepsons, Ray, Frank, and Joe Richards, all of Princeton; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Lula Allen of Beckley, Mrs. Helen Testino of High Point, N. C., and Mrs. Nancy Anthony of Cleveland Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Ella Gearhart of Buena Vista, Va; 19 grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren and 6 stepgreat-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel at Princeton with Rev. Edgar Sigmond and Rev. Ralph Calfee in charge. Burial will be in Calfee Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today. on January 18, 1975.4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 107, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 109, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 298, District 18, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia9
1940Dwelling 159, District 28-34, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1920Laborer3
1930Railroad boilermaker helper9
1940Odd job laborer10

Family 1

Belle Zora Calfee b. January 21, 1907, d. November 11, 1999
Marriage*Arlie G. Vest married Belle Zora Calfee.6 

Family 2

Georgia Myrtle Long b. September 28, 1900, d. November 9, 1993
Marriage*Arlie G. Vest married Georgia Myrtle Long on December 21, 1921 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Arlie G. Vest obituary in the Jan 18, 1975 edition.
  5. [S8796] Calfee-Belcher Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV, online www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S798] Register Herald, From the Belle Richards Vest obituary in the Nov 12, 1999 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Georgia A. Wadford obituary in the Sep 3, 1995 edition.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Elias Glovern Gearheart1,2

M, b. September 30, 1884, d. October 10, 1940
FatherJohn Harvey Gearheart1,2,3 b. January, 1842, d. 1901
MotherMassie Mahala Wilson1,2,3 b. June, 1848, d. July 16, 1914
     Elias Glovern Gearheart was buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 5070 Cove Road N. W., Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 He was born on September 30, 1884 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 He married Carrie Ida Vest, daughter of Isaac J. "Little Ike" Vest and Lucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner, on July 31, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 Elias Glovern Gearheart died on October 10, 1940 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 56.2,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 176, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 142, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 63, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 116, District 4, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 34, District 81-25, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1910Day laborer7
1920Shoe repairer8
1930Farmer9
1940Shoe cobbler10

Family

Carrie Ida Vest b. December 23, 1886, d. July 25, 1941
Marriage*Elias Glovern Gearheart married Carrie Ida Vest, daughter of Isaac J. "Little Ike" Vest and Lucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner, on July 31, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2722] Roanoke City VA Archives - Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Rev. Thomas Leonard Gearheart1,2,3,4

M, b. May 17, 1888, d. July 31, 1969
FatherJohn Harvey Gearheart1,4,5 b. January, 1842, d. 1901
MotherMassie Mahala Wilson1,4,5 b. June, 1848, d. July 16, 1914
     Rev. Thomas Leonard Gearheart was buried at Green Hill Cemetery, West 10th Street, Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.4 His Social Security Number was 229-24-9038.6 He was born on May 17, 1888 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6 He married Ella Rebecca Vest, daughter of Isaac J. "Little Ike" Vest and Lucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner, on July 22, 1908 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,7 Rev. Thomas Leonard Gearheart died on July 31, 1969 at Rockbridge Co., Virginia, at age 81.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 176, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 43, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 303, District 103-1, Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1920Farm laborer9
1940Minister10

Family

Ella Rebecca Vest b. April 1, 1891, d. July 12, 1985
Marriage*Rev. Thomas Leonard Gearheart married Ella Rebecca Vest, daughter of Isaac J. "Little Ike" Vest and Lucy Otey Izetta "Ina J." Conner, on July 22, 1908 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rockford E. Gearheart obituary in the May 22, 1996 edition.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

John Harvey Gearheart1,2,3,4,5

M, b. January, 1842, d. 1901
FatherJohn Gearheart1,6,2 b. 1800, d. before 1860
MotherFrances DeWeese1,6,2 b. circa 1802
     John Harvey Gearheart was buried at Gearheart Family Farm, Mattox Mountain, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He Served in Company I, 54th Virginia Infantry, Conferderate States Army. John Harvey Gearhart, along with his brother (William Riley) and serveral other men from Floyd County deserted the Army shortly before the end of the Civil War. They walked home to Floyd County from North Carolina. They said the war was a lost cause, and it seemed no use to keep on fighting. The army sent people to bring them back, dead or alive. They was hid in a pit, under a brushpile in a field that their father was clearing. Their father slipped them food and water at night, they hid there until the end of the war.2 He was born in January, 1842 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 He married Massie Mahala Wilson, daughter of Isaac Wilson and Elsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole, on August 20, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 John Harvey Gearheart died in 1901 at Mattox Mountain, Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of tuberculosis.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 247, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 134, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 176, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1870Farm laborer4
1880Farmer7
1900Farmer5

Family

Massie Mahala Wilson b. June, 1848, d. July 16, 1914
Marriage*John Harvey Gearheart married Massie Mahala Wilson, daughter of Isaac Wilson and Elsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole, on August 20, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  3. [S1024] Edgar L. Vest, "Floyd Co., VA researcher Edgar L. Vest," e-mail to Scott Schaffer.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  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. [S1699] Evelyn M. Wells, Records of Death - Book 20, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Sep 15, 1941 - Jul 4, 1944.
  10. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Patra Ella King death certificate.
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.