Sarah Ann Alberta "Sallie" Ferris1

F, b. April 15, 1862, d. February 13, 1936
FatherValentine Ferris1 b. circa 1820
MotherHannah Underwood1 b. circa 1822
     Sarah Ann Alberta "Sallie" Ferris was buried at Butt Cemetery, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 She was born on April 15, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married John Quincy Allen Conner, son of Jacob R. Conner and Elizabeth Ann Martin, on May 18, 1876 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of May 18, 1876,her married name was Conner. Sarah Ann Alberta "Sallie" Ferris died on February 13, 1936 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 73.2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 365, District 30, 30th Enumeration District, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 302, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 395, District 133, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 429, District 124, Roanoke, Virginia8
1930Dwelling 41, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Family

John Quincy Allen Conner b. August 30, 1857, d. December 20, 1935
Marriage*Sarah Ann Alberta "Sallie" Ferris married John Quincy Allen Conner, son of Jacob R. Conner and Elizabeth Ann Martin, on May 18, 1876 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  11. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  12. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  13. [S15] Wes McDaniel, "Wes and Gale's Family Tree (Doyle - Hall Family)," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 17, 2003.
  14. [S637] "Doyle - The Herbert Wade Doyle, Jr. Family,."
  15. [S195] Roanoke County, Virginia Marriage License.
  16. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976.
  17. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Rowena Odell Craghead1

F, b. May 6, 1872, d. May 27, 1964
FatherJames Robert "Bob" Craghead2,1,3,4 b. March 17, 1830, d. April 22, 1915
MotherSarah Elizabeth "Sally" Conner1,3,4 b. January 3, 1835, d. May 4, 1928
     Rowena Odell Craghead was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4 She was born on May 6, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4 She married Lewis Lemon "Jeff" Vest, son of Peter Robert Vest and Charlotte Shockey, on December 1, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,4 As of December 1, 1892,her married name was Vest. Rowena Odell Craghead died on May 27, 1964 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 92.5,4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 328, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 261, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 18, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 82, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 4, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 16, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

Lewis Lemon "Jeff" Vest b. December 6, 1864, d. January 6, 1956
Marriage*Rowena Odell Craghead married Lewis Lemon "Jeff" Vest, son of Peter Robert Vest and Charlotte Shockey, on December 1, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Robert Craghead obituary in the Apr 29, 1915 edition.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 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. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  15. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  16. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

James Alec Vest1,2

M, b. August 25, 1868, d. December 7, 1935
FatherJacob H. Vest2 b. January 3, 1836, d. June 25, 1874
MotherMary Jane Shockey2 b. December 21, 1834, d. February 3, 1917
     James Alec Vest was born on August 25, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Mary Jane Brooks on December 5, 1908.2 James Alec Vest died on December 7, 1935 at Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 67; Died of gastric cancer.2

Family

Mary Jane Brooks
Marriage*He married Mary Jane Brooks on December 5, 1908.2 
Child
  • Ann Vest+1 b. November 21, 1913, d. August 26, 1994

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the James Alec Vest death certificate.

Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Sowers1,2

M, b. September 28, 1953, d. August 25, 2000
FatherJames Arlo Sowers1,3,2,4 b. circa 1923, d. January 6, 2013
MotherHazel Aliene McNeil1,3,2,4 b. circa 1923, d. September 25, 2015
     His Social Security Number was 225-80-0360.5 Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Sowers was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on September 28, 1953 at Virginia.1,5 He married Connie Mae Vest, daughter of Berry Wilford Vest and Erma Jean Lawrence, on October 28, 1975 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,6,7,8 Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Sowers died on August 25, 2000 at Virginia at age 46.3,5 He SOWERS, Kenny, 46, of Pilot, passed away Friday, August 25, 2000. He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis S. Nolley. He is survived by his wife, Connie V. Sowers; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jennifer J. Sowers and Julie S. and David L. Wade; parents, Arlo and Aliene Sowers; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Dewaine Smith and Karen and John O'Connor; father and mother-in-law, Wilford and Erma Jean Vest; sisters-in-law and husbands, Janice and Van Angle and Geraldine and Ronald Hollandsworth; several special nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Wayne Goff. Funeral services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Gardner Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in Huffville Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Floyd Co. Fire Department Station #3. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on August 27, 2000.3

Family

Connie Mae Vest
Marriage*He married Connie Mae Vest, daughter of Berry Wilford Vest and Erma Jean Lawrence, on October 28, 1975 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,6,7,8 
Children
  • Jennifer Jean Sowers3,6,7
  • Julie Hazel Sowers3,7

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Phyllis Jane Nolley obituary in the Aug 15, 1991 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Kenny Sowers obituary in the Aug 27, 2000 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the James Arlo Sowers obituary in the Jan 8, 2013 edition.
  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. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Berry Wilford Vest obituary in the Jun 18, 2015 edition.

Cromer Floyd Perdue1,2,3

M, b. December 16, 1894, d. November 28, 1974
FatherRobert E. Perdue4,3 b. March 18, 1863, d. February 19, 1949
MotherRowena Victoria J. "Zoney" Wilson4,5,3 b. May 14, 1862, d. February 2, 1961
     His Social Security Number was 225-48-9006.6 Cromer Floyd Perdue was buried at King Cemetery, Rt. 607, Bottom Creek area, Roanoke Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Col US Army."1,3 He was born on December 16, 1894 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump, daughter of William Joshua Stump and Julia Ann Bartlett, on March 26, 1917 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4,3 Cromer Floyd Perdue died on November 28, 1974 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 79.4,1,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 49, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 129, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 43, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1920Saw mill worker7
1930Farmer8
1940Farmer9

Family

Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump b. October 16, 1897, d. April 9, 1965
Marriage*Cromer Floyd Perdue married Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump, daughter of William Joshua Stump and Julia Ann Bartlett, on March 26, 1917 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rowena Victoria Perdue obituary in the Feb 3, 1961 edition.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Eloise Perdue Vest obituary in the Oct 30, 2013 edition.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump1,2,3

F, b. October 16, 1897, d. April 9, 1965
FatherWilliam Joshua Stump4,1,2,3 b. January 28, 1876, d. April 9, 1939
MotherJulia Ann Bartlett4,1,2,3 b. November 22, 1876, d. February 29, 1948
     Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump was buried at King Cemetery, Rt. 607, Bottom Creek area, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5,3 She was born on October 16, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,3 She married Cromer Floyd Perdue, son of Robert E. Perdue and Rowena Victoria J. "Zoney" Wilson, on March 26, 1917 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4,3 As of March 26, 1917,her married name was Perdue. Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump died on April 9, 1965 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 67.4,5,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 203, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 64, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 49, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 129, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 43, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Cromer Floyd Perdue b. December 16, 1894, d. November 28, 1974
Marriage*Nancy J. "Nannie" Stump married Cromer Floyd Perdue, son of Robert E. Perdue and Rowena Victoria J. "Zoney" Wilson, on March 26, 1917 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  5. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  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 Mary Eloise Perdue Vest obituary in the Oct 30, 2013 edition.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Elijah Byrd Light1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 31, 1854, d. October 15, 1935
FatherHenry Washington Light2,1,3,6,4,7 b. October 29, 1826, d. February 4, 1904
MotherNancy Cole1,2,3,6,4,7 b. June 3, 1821, d. November 26, 1896
     Elijah Byrd Light was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2 He was born on December 31, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2,7 He married Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Lawrence, daughter of Jacob R. Lawrence and Nancy Rutrough, on January 8, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 Elijah Byrd Light married Lenora Amanda Aldridge, daughter of William H. Aldredge and Sarah Elizabeth Conner, on September 16, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9 Elijah Byrd Light died on October 15, 1935 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 80.8,7

Census Records

1860Dwelling 67, District 10, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1870Dwelling 283, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 29, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 211, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 154, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 134, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 74, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1880Farmer5
1910Farmer11
1920Farmer12
1930Farmer13

Family 1

Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Lawrence b. April 29, 1842, d. February 3, 1922
Marriage*Elijah Byrd Light married Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Lawrence, daughter of Jacob R. Lawrence and Nancy Rutrough, on January 8, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 
Children

Family 2

Lenora Amanda Aldridge b. April 1, 1880, d. October 21, 1977
Marriage*Elijah Byrd Light married Lenora Amanda Aldridge, daughter of William H. Aldredge and Sarah Elizabeth Conner, on September 16, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, 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. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  9. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 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. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Prudence Smith death certificate.

Sarah Ann "Sally" Conner1,2

F, b. circa 1859, d. May 27, 1926
FatherJacob R. Conner3,1,4,5,6 b. October, 1825, d. March 9, 1912
MotherElizabeth Ann Martin3,1,4,5,6 b. April, 1820, d. before November 24, 1904
     Sarah Ann "Sally" Conner and James Monroe Radford were divorced.2 Sarah Ann "Sally" Conner was born circa 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,2 She married James Monroe Radford, son of Joshua R. Radford and Sarah Agee, on March 26, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 As of March 26, 1887,her married name was Radford. Sarah Ann "Sally" Conner died on May 27, 1926 at Roanoke, Virginia.2

Census Records

1860Dwelling 623, Giles Co., Virginia3
1870Dwelling 150, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1880Dwelling 363, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 24, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaIn the 1900 Census Sarah lists her birth as May, 1870. This is impossible since she was enumerated in the 1860 Census as being one year old.5

Family

James Monroe Radford b. August 30, 1869, d. 1930
Divorce*Sarah Ann "Sally" Conner and James Monroe Radford were divorced.2 
Marriage* Sarah Ann "Sally" Conner married James Monroe Radford, son of Joshua R. Radford and Sarah Agee, on March 26, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 
Child

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 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. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Lawrence1,2

F, b. April 29, 1842, d. February 3, 1922
FatherJacob R. Lawrence2,1,3 b. May 20, 1816, d. May 25, 1899
MotherNancy Rutrough1,2,3 b. March 16, 1816, d. November 14, 1878
     Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Lawrence was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 She was born on April 29, 1842 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,2,1,3 She married Elijah Byrd Light, son of Henry Washington Light and Nancy Cole, on January 8, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of January 8, 1874,her married name was Light. Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Lawrence died on February 3, 1922 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 79.4,5,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 29, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 211, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 154, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 134, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Elijah Byrd Light b. December 31, 1854, d. October 15, 1935
Marriage*Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Lawrence married Elijah Byrd Light, son of Henry Washington Light and Nancy Cole, on January 8, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, 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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 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. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Prudence Smith death certificate.

James Melvin Gearheart1,2

M, b. January 19, 1882, d. January 23, 1921
FatherDavid Wade Gearheart2,1 b. June 7, 1857, d. April 26, 1921
MotherNancy Jane Basham1,2 b. March, 1851, d. September 13, 1938
     James Melvin Gearheart was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,2 He was born on January 19, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,2,1,5 He married Julia F. "Julie" Wilson, daughter of James Tazwell Wilson and Lyda Adeline Shockey, on September 12, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 James Melvin Gearheart married Victoria "Torie" Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner, on March 16, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 James Melvin Gearheart died on January 23, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 39.3,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 35, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 132, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1910House carpenter8
1920Farmer9

Family 1

Julia F. "Julie" Wilson b. 1882, d. before April 27, 1910
Marriage*James Melvin Gearheart married Julia F. "Julie" Wilson, daughter of James Tazwell Wilson and Lyda Adeline Shockey, on September 12, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 
Children

Family 2

Victoria "Torie" Vest b. March 25, 1884, d. October 20, 1920
Marriage*James Melvin Gearheart married Victoria "Torie" Vest, daughter of George S. Vest and Martha Adeline Conner, 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. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Harper Freeman Gearheart death certificate.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eveline Gearhart Carr Short obituary in the Sep 25, 2005 edition.
  12. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Carlos Gearheart1,2

M, b. February 12, 1910, d. before January 20, 1920
FatherJames Melvin Gearheart1,2 b. January 19, 1882, d. January 23, 1921
MotherVictoria "Torie" Vest1,2 b. March 25, 1884, d. October 20, 1920
     Carlos Gearheart was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on February 12, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He died before January 20, 1920; Not enumerated with his family in the 1920 Census.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 35, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart1,2,3,4

M, b. May 18, 1911, d. April 5, 1971
FatherJames Melvin Gearheart5,3,6 b. January 19, 1882, d. January 23, 1921
MotherVictoria "Torie" Vest5,3,6 b. March 25, 1884, d. October 20, 1920
     His Social Security Number was 232-12-9810.1 Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart was buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wright's Mountain, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1,3 He was born on May 18, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,3 He married Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner, daughter of Martin Luther Dishner and Ada Eldona Wolfe, on February 17, 1932 at Matoaka, Mercer Co., West Virginia.8,3,9,10,4 Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart died on April 5, 1971 at Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 59.1,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 132, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 5, District 3, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 398, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia12

Occupation

1930Dairy farm laborer11
1940Miner12

Family

Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner b. December 13, 1915, d. March 16, 2013
Marriage*Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart married Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner, daughter of Martin Luther Dishner and Ada Eldona Wolfe, on February 17, 1932 at Matoaka, Mercer Co., West Virginia.8,3,9,10,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S631] David Hambrick and Ken Bowen, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the James Earlie Gearhart obitiaury in the Jun 6, 2001 edition.
  3. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gearhart-Dishner marriage record.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eveline Gearhart Carr Short obituary in the Sep 25, 2005 edition.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Gene E. Gearhart obitiaury in the Apr 17, 2003 edition.
  9. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  10. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Eldona Gearhart obituary in the Mar 18, 2013 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. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Nannie Eileen Gearheart1,2,3

F, b. October 1, 1917, d. September 26, 1968
FatherJames Melvin Gearheart4,1,2,5 b. January 19, 1882, d. January 23, 1921
MotherVictoria "Torie" Vest1,4,2,5 b. March 25, 1884, d. October 20, 1920
     Nannie Eileen Gearheart was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 She was born on October 1, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She married Ira Clinton Price on July 2, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of July 2, 1931,her married name was Price. Nannie Eileen Gearheart died on September 26, 1968 at age 50.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 132, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 141, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaAdopted by the Samuel Zachariah Conner family and enumerated with themas an adopted daughter6
1940Dwelling 525, District 87-10, Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia7

Family

Ira Clinton Price b. May 9, 1911, d. October 28, 1968
Marriage*Nannie Eileen Gearheart married Ira Clinton Price on July 2, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eveline Gearhart Carr Short obituary in the Sep 25, 2005 edition.
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Nannie Evelene Gearheart1,2

F, b. February 2, 1920, d. September 22, 2005
FatherJames Melvin Gearheart3,1,4 b. January 19, 1882, d. January 23, 1921
MotherVictoria "Torie" Vest3,1,4 b. March 25, 1884, d. October 20, 1920
     Nannie Evelene Gearheart was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, 1300 Mountain View Road, Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She was born on February 2, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,4 She married Alvis Cleophus Carr, son of Valentine T. Carr and Lula Jane King, on June 1, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,5,6 As of June 1, 1935,her married name was Carr. As of December 29, 1961,her married name was Short.2 Nannie Evelene Gearheart married John Thrasher Short on December 29, 1961 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4,7,8,2,6 Nannie Evelene Gearheart died on September 22, 2005 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 85.1,6 She Evelene Gearhart Carr Short, 85, of Vinton, departed this earth on Thursday, September 22, 2005 after a long battle with Alzheimers. Born in Floyd County, Va., she was the last surviving child of the late Victoria and Melvin Gearhart. An orphan at nine months of age, Evelene was reared by foster parents, Annie and Zack Conner of Copper Hill, Va., who preceded her in death. She retired from Double Envelope Corporation at 67 years of age with more than thirty years of service. A member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Salem, she was a dedicated member of the Wesley Sunday School class and a member of the Lighthouse, a group who enjoyed weekly visitation with shut-ins. She loved flowers and was an avid gardener, sharing the bountiful crop with family, friends and neighbors. A wonderful cook, she delighted in taking her famous coconut pies to church and family gatherings. She will be remembered as a warm and loving lady, a kind and gentle mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Alvis C. Carr; her second husband, John T. Short; two brothers, Casper and Roy Gearhart; and one sister, Eileen Gearhart Price. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters and sons-in-law, Iless and Leonard Gisiner, Jr., Vinton, Shelby and Edgar Hodges, Daleville; four grandchildren, L.W. "Len" Gisiner III and his wife, Sandra, Goodview, Laureen Gisiner Hamilton and husband, Brian, Hardy, Gil W. Hodges, Richmond, Ginger Hodges Yopp and husband, DeWayne, Vinton; three greatgrandchildren, Courtney and J.T. Gisiner and Nicholas Hamilton. A number of cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. Emory Tarpley officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family is deeply grateful to all the people at Springtree Health and Rehabilitation Center for their care and kindness shown during our mother's illness. Our gratitude is also extended to Adventa Hospice. If desired, memorials may be made to Camp Alta Mons, 2842 Crockett Springs Road, Shawsville, Va. 24126. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel. on September 25, 2005.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 159, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family 1

Alvis Cleophus Carr b. November 26, 1912, d. September 12, 1954
Marriage*Nannie Evelene Gearheart married Alvis Cleophus Carr, son of Valentine T. Carr and Lula Jane King, on June 1, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,5,6 
Children

Family 2

John Thrasher Short b. August 30, 1919, d. October 20, 1978
Marriage*Nannie Evelene Gearheart married John Thrasher Short on December 29, 1961 at Vinton, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4,7,8,2,6 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eveline Gearhart Carr Short obituary in the Sep 25, 2005 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Laura Iless Carr Gisiner obituary in the Apr 27, 2019 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Weeks-Hodges wedding announcement in the Aug 4, 1996 edition.

Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner1,2,3

F, b. December 13, 1915, d. March 16, 2013
FatherMartin Luther Dishner3
MotherAda Eldona Wolfe3
     Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner was buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Wright's Mountain, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3 She was born on December 13, 1915 at West Virginia.4,1,5 She married Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart, son of James Melvin Gearheart and Victoria "Torie" Vest, on February 17, 1932 at Matoaka, Mercer Co., West Virginia.6,1,2,3,7 As of February 17, 1932,her married name was Gearhart.7 Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner died on March 16, 2013 at Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 97.3 She ROCK — Eldona Gearhart, 97, of Rock, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Rock. Born December 13, 1915 at Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Martin Dishner and Ada Wolfe Dishner. Mrs. Gearhart was a homemaker and a member of the Wright Mountain Independent Baptist Church at Rock. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. She loved the Lord and was a prayer warrior. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Casper "Cap" Gearhart in 1971; three sons, Gene Gearhart, Melvin Gearhart and Gerald Gearhart; five sisters, Margaret DeBoard, Minnie Dishner, Ollie Cline, Amon McIntosh and Annie Wells; and six brothers, Robert Jeff Dishner, Luther Lee Dishner, Walter Harding Dishner, Raymond Mason Dishner, Roy Dishner and Fred Nelson Dishner. Survivors include two daughters, Evelene Horne of Rock and Joy Garten of Roanoke, Va; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Wright Mountain Independent Baptist Church at Rock with the Rev. William Wyrick and the Rev. Larry Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery at Rock. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wright Mountain Independent Baptist Church, 1922 Wright Mountain Rd., Rock, WV 24747. The family will receive friends Monday, March 18, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. on March 18, 2013.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 398, District 55-3, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming Co., West Virginia8

Family

Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart b. May 18, 1911, d. April 5, 1971
Marriage*Bertha Virginia Eldona Dishner married Edward Casper Earlie Gearhart, son of James Melvin Gearheart and Victoria "Torie" Vest, on February 17, 1932 at Matoaka, Mercer Co., West Virginia.6,1,2,3,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Eldona Gearhart obituary in the Mar 18, 2013 edition.
  4. [S631] David Hambrick and Ken Bowen, Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Gene E. Gearhart obitiaury in the Apr 17, 2003 edition.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gearhart-Dishner marriage record.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the James Earlie Gearhart obitiaury in the Jun 6, 2001 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.

James W. Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. 1862, d. November 2, 1887
FatherJacob R. Conner3,4,5 b. October, 1825, d. March 9, 1912
MotherElizabeth Ann Martin3,4,5 b. April, 1820, d. before November 24, 1904
     James W. Conner was born in 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 He married Mary Susan Via, daughter of George Via and Hannah Unknown, on August 23, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 James W. Conner died on November 2, 1887 at Franklin Co., Virginia; Died of a tumor.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 150, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 363, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1880Blacksmith4

Family

Mary Susan Via b. circa 1866
Marriage*James W. Conner married Mary Susan Via, daughter of George Via and Hannah Unknown, on August 23, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S276] Nell Hailey, Franklin County Virginia Death Records 1853-1896.
  2. [S308] Cecil Hill (grandson), "Walter Elmore Conner," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Sep 25, 2002 and Feb 24, 2004.
  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. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Darryl Allen Gearhart1,2

M, b. March 18, 1967, d. June 29, 2012
FatherMelvin Edward Gearhart1,3,4,2
MotherBrenda Faye Board1,3,4,2
     Darryl Allen Gearhart was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Julie Unknown.4,2 Darryl Allen Gearhart was born on March 18, 1967 at Virginia.1 He married Frances Evelyn Murrie on February 8, 1992 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Darryl Allen Gearhart died on June 29, 2012 at Virginia at age 45.2 He Darryl Allen Gearhart, 45, of Copper Hill, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012. Darryl was a retired firefighter/EMT for Roanoke County Fire/Rescue. He adored his precious cats, Gracie and Gizmo. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Melvin and Brenda Gearhart; wife, Julie R. Gearhart; brother, Michael Gearhart; sister, Sarah Gearhart; uncles and aunts, Larry and Margaret Gearhart, Donald and Opal Gearhart, and Allen and Mary Board; step son, Justin Defee; step daughter and husband, Amanda and Michael Williams; and step granddaughter, Kenley Grace Williams. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with Pastor Tony Gray and Pastor Marty Moyer officiating. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Oakey's South Chapel, Roanoke. on July 3, 2012.2

Family 1

Julie Unknown
Marriage*He married Julie Unknown.4,2 

Family 2

Frances Evelyn Murrie
Marriage*Darryl Allen Gearhart married Frances Evelyn Murrie on February 8, 1992 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Darryl Allen Gearhart obituary in the Jul 3, 2012 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herman Board obituary in the Jun 17, 1995 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bessie Marie Hale Board obituary in the Jun 15, 2009 edition.