Moses Allen "Moze" Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. March 30, 1890, d. April 5, 1985
FatherJoseph Landon "Landon" Conner5,3,6,4 b. March 23, 1849, d. January 31, 1932
MotherMary Catherine "Kitty" Oakes5,3,6,4 b. September 1, 1848, d. February 3, 1922
     Moses Allen "Moze" Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,4 His Social Security Number was 226-12-3332.8 He Moses A. Conner wrote the Conner family letter. He ELLISTON - Moses Allen Conner, age 95, died Friday, April 5, 1985. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George C. Cousins, Mrs. James M. Blankenship, Mrs. Henry P. Dockery, all of Salem; two sons, Loys R. Conner, Salem; Avon M. Conner, Elliston; one sister, Mrs. Della Spangler, Shawsville; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Head of the River Church, Floyd County. Interment in Restvale Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements by Grant E. Bryant Funeral Home, Elliston.1 He was born on March 30, 1890 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2,4 He married Nettie Gay Conner, daughter of James Preston Conner and Flora Palace/Palestine Holt, on May 17, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4 Moses Allen "Moze" Conner died on April 5, 1985 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 95.1,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 77, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 11, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 94, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 86, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 90, District 81-25, Roanoke, Virginia12

Occupation

1910Farm laborer6
1920Farmer10
1930Farmer11
1940Sawmill owner12

Family

Nettie Gay Conner b. January 20, 1891, d. August 12, 1969
Marriage*Moses Allen "Moze" Conner married Nettie Gay Conner, daughter of James Preston Conner and Flora Palace/Palestine Holt, on May 17, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Moses Allen Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evadene Deane Conner Dockery obituary in the Feb 15, 2008 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Florastene Conner Blankenship obituary in the Feb 2, 2013 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  16. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Madeline Conner Cousins obituary in the Jan 11, 2006 edition.

Jacob Beauregard Walters1,2

M, b. circa 1863, d. August, 1931
FatherJacob B. Walters3,1 b. circa 1804, d. circa 1887
MotherElizabeth Aliff3,1 b. 1837, d. after 1890
     Jacob Beauregard Walters was born circa 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Sarah Jane Blankenship, daughter of Giles E. Blankenship and Susannah Hall, on May 31, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Jacob Beauregard Walters died in August, 1931 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Sarah Jane Blankenship b. circa 1854, d. August, 1930
Marriage*Jacob Beauregard Walters married Sarah Jane Blankenship, daughter of Giles E. Blankenship and Susannah Hall, on May 31, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S351] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book F, From the Jacob Walters will, page 21.
  4. [S1360] H. Wade Doyle, "Descendants of Jacob B. Walters."
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Jane Blankenship1,2

F, b. circa 1854, d. August, 1930
FatherGiles E. Blankenship1,2 b. 1826
MotherSusannah Hall1
     Sarah Jane Blankenship was born circa 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Jacob Beauregard Walters, son of Jacob B. Walters and Elizabeth Aliff, on May 31, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of May 31, 1880,her married name was Walters. Sarah Jane Blankenship died in August, 1930 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 245, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Jacob Beauregard Walters b. circa 1863, d. August, 1931
Marriage*Sarah Jane Blankenship married Jacob Beauregard Walters, son of Jacob B. Walters and Elizabeth Aliff, on May 31, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1360] H. Wade Doyle, "Descendants of Jacob B. Walters."
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.

Giles E. Blankenship1,2,3,4

M, b. 1826
FatherPleasant Blankenship1,4
MotherMary Unknown1,4
     Giles E. Blankenship was born in 1826 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He married Susannah Hall, daughter of Charles R. Hall and Elizabeth Iddings, on August 20, 1850 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,2 Giles E. Blankenship married Mary "Patsy" Gearheart, daughter of John Gearheart and Frances DeWeese, on January 11, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Giles E. Blankenship married Louisa/Levicia "Lavicy" Conner, daughter of John R. Conner and Doshia/Docia Wilson, on July 24, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 245, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 380, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1854Farmer1
1870Farmer6
1880Farmer7

Family 1

Susannah Hall
Marriage*Giles E. Blankenship married Susannah Hall, daughter of Charles R. Hall and Elizabeth Iddings, on August 20, 1850 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,2 
Child

Family 2

Mary "Patsy" Gearheart b. February 6, 1832, d. March 6, 1860
Marriage*Giles E. Blankenship married Mary "Patsy" Gearheart, daughter of John Gearheart and Frances DeWeese, on January 11, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Family 3

Louisa/Levicia "Lavicy" Conner b. circa 1837, d. before 1890
Marriage*Giles E. Blankenship married Louisa/Levicia "Lavicy" Conner, daughter of John R. Conner and Doshia/Docia Wilson, on July 24, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  5. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  12. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.

John William Blackwell1,2

M, b. May 18, 1863, d. December 23, 1924
FatherWilliam Leonard Blackwell1 b. 1841, d. May 18, 1862
MotherMary Jane Overstreet1,2 b. November 12, 1835, d. February 18, 1900
     John William Blackwell was buried at Peter Hill Cemetery, off Rt. 11 above Dixie Caverns, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,2 He was born on May 18, 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2 He married Cynthia Pearidine Cole, daughter of Harvey Cole and Cynthia P. Winfrey, on December 14, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 John William Blackwell married Nancy Emma Light, daughter of Henry Washington Light and Nancy Cole, on August 3, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 John William Blackwell married Molly Thomas on July 12, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 John William Blackwell married Olive Eugenia Hall on December 25, 1902 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,5 John William Blackwell died on December 23, 1924 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 61.3,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 537, District 77, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 260, District 133, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1900Farmer6
1910Farmer7

Family 1

Cynthia Pearidine Cole b. April 16, 1864, d. July 18, 1883
Marriage*John William Blackwell married Cynthia Pearidine Cole, daughter of Harvey Cole and Cynthia P. Winfrey, on December 14, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Family 2

Nancy Emma Light b. August 21, 1861, d. March 7, 1890
Marriage*John William Blackwell married Nancy Emma Light, daughter of Henry Washington Light and Nancy Cole, on August 3, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Family 3

Molly Thomas b. April, 1872
Marriage*John William Blackwell married Molly Thomas on July 12, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Family 4

Olive Eugenia Hall b. October 12, 1882, d. May 28, 1975
Marriage*John William Blackwell married Olive Eugenia Hall on December 25, 1902 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,5 
Child

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. [S577] Margaret Tynan, and Stephen Taylor Rena Worthen, Montgomery Co., Virginia Cemeteries, Volume II.
  4. [S81] Janice Smyth, "Cole Family Researcher Janice Smyth," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  5. [S2251] Sherwood Burial Park, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=40016666&CRid=728583&df=all&
  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. [S836] Judy Blackwell, "Blackwell Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 10, 2003.
  9. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Bess M. "Bessie" Wilson1,2,3

F, b. March 2, 1914, d. June 7, 1999
FatherOliver Blaine Wilson1,2 b. April 14, 1890, d. 1961
MotherLula Virginia Manning1,2 b. October 10, 1889, d. 1964
     Her Social Security Number was 175-42-2343.4 Bess M. "Bessie" Wilson was born on March 2, 1914 at Virginia.1,4 As of September 23, 1933,her married name was Moran.3 She married Thomas O. Moran on September 23, 1933.3 Bess M. "Bessie" Wilson died on June 7, 1999 at Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland, at age 85.3,4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 64, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 142, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Thomas O. Moran
Marriage*Bess M. "Bessie" Wilson married Thomas O. Moran on September 23, 1933.3 

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3201] Winifred Sebastian, "Bess M. Wilson," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 25, 2011.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Vivian Wilson1,2,3,4

F, b. August 7, 1918, d. June 15, 1988
FatherOliver Blaine Wilson1,2,5,6 b. April 14, 1890, d. 1961
MotherLula Virginia Manning1,2,5,6 b. October 10, 1889, d. 1964
     Her Social Security Number was 179-50-8914.6 Vivian Wilson was buried at West Nottingham Cemetery, 1195 Firetower Road, Colora, Cecil Co., Maryland.4 She was born on August 7, 1918 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3 She died on June 15, 1988 at Colora, Cecil Co., Maryland, at age 69.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 64, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1930Dwelling 142, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 88, District 8-12, Cecil Co., Maryland5

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S3901] West Nottingham Cemetery, Cecil Co., MD, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Smith Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 17, 1808, d. January 22, 1890
FatherZadock Conner1 b. February 10, 1780, d. September 13, 1854
MotherJane Smith1 b. 1788, d. August 16, 1828
     Smith Conner was buried at Union Hill Cemetery, south side of Rt. 136, 1 mile east of Mace, Walnut Township, Montgomery Co., Indiana.5 He was born on October 17, 1808 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 He married Susannah "Susan" Hardesty on December 11, 1834 at Greencastle, Putnam Co., Indiana.1 Smith Conner died on January 22, 1890 at Walnut Township, Montgomery Co., Indiana, at age 81.1,5

Census Records

1840Franklin Township, Putnam Co., Indiana2
1850Dwelling 392, Franklin Township, Putnam Co., Indiana6
1860Dwelling 557, Walnut Township, Montgomery Co., Indiana3
1870Dwelling 101, Walnut Township, Montgomery Co., Indiana4
1880Dwelling 88, District 104, Walnut Township, Montgomery Co., Indiana7

Occupation

1850Farmer6
1860Farmer3
1870Farmer4
1880Farmer7

Family

Susannah "Susan" Hardesty b. April 28, 1817, d. November 28, 1898
Marriage*Smith Conner married Susannah "Susan" Hardesty on December 11, 1834 at Greencastle, Putnam Co., Indiana.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S415] Crawfordsville District Public Library - Cemeteries of Montgomery County Indiana, online http://history.cdpl.lib.in.us/montcocem.html
  6. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

James Lewis Conner1,2

M, b. circa 1851, d. August 12, 1862
FatherJohn O. Conner1,3,2 b. December 8, 1814, d. December 17, 1910
MotherLucinda Poff1,3,2 b. June 10, 1822, d. July 7, 1915
     James Lewis Conner was born circa 1851 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He died on August 12, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of diptheria.1,2

Census Records

1860Dwelling 370, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Mary Ann Hall

F, b. April 1, 1820, d. January 16, 1886
     Mary Ann Hall was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She was born on April 1, 1820.1 She married Philip Showalter on November 27, 1843. As of November 27, 1843,her married name was Showalter. Mary Ann Hall died on January 16, 1886 at age 65.1

Family

Philip Showalter
Marriage*She married Philip Showalter on November 27, 1843. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  2. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Paul Samuel Conner1

M, b. September 16, 1939, d. December 20, 1972
FatherCharles Tiras Conner2,3,4,5,1 b. January 22, 1908, d. March 24, 2002
MotherIrene Janney2,3,4,5,1 b. July 25, 1910, d. December 11, 1971
     Paul Samuel Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1 His Social Security Number was 227-46-7398.7 He was born on September 16, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,4,1 He married Sylvia Ruth Moran, daughter of John David Moran and Lona Catherine DeHart, on September 25, 1959.8,4,1 Paul Samuel Conner died on December 20, 1972 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 33.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 122, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Sylvia Ruth Moran
Marriage*Paul Samuel Conner married Sylvia Ruth Moran, daughter of John David Moran and Lona Catherine DeHart, on September 25, 1959.8,4,1 
Children
  • Paul Michael "Mike" Conner4
  • Kathryn Irene "Kathy" Conner9,4
  • Brenda Gayle Conner9,4,10

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Irene Janney Conner.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Tiras Conner obituary in the Mar 25, 2002 edition.
  4. [S400] Russell E. Fisher & Jill Fisher Bass, Notes on the Family of Joshua "Bird" Agee.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  9. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Blosser-Graham engagement announcement in the Jun 12, 2005 edition.

Thelma Lee Conner1,2

F, b. May 5, 1931, d. April 2, 2007
FatherWilliam Ennis Conner3,1,4,2,5 b. June 30, 1905, d. November 7, 1997
MotherDessie Isebel Sink3,4,2,5 b. March 30, 1905, d. July 22, 1979
     Thelma Lee Conner was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 She was born on May 5, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 She married J. Lynwood Poff, son of Horace Hall Poff and Alma Mae Boone, in 1949 at High Point, Guilford Co., North Carolina.6,2,3 As of 1949,her married name was Poff. Thelma Lee Conner died on April 2, 2007 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 75.2 She May 5, 1931 - April 2, 2007. Thelma Lee Conner Poff, 75, departed this life on Monday, April 2, 2007, at her home in Salem, Virginia. Mrs. Poff was the widow of J. Lynwood Poff to whom she was married for 30 years. Her parents, Dessie and Ennis Conner of Check, Virginia, preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by her grandson, Dennis Michael Poff, Jr; her sisters, Mary Wimmer and Virginia Dinkins; and a brother, William Herman Conner. Mrs. Poff is survived by two sons, Mike and his wife Arlene, of Asheville, North Carolina, Phillip and his wife Jane, of Rocky Mount, Virginia; a daughter, Lisa Oliver and her husband David, of Salem; one brother, James (Buster) Wesley Conner and his wife Bonnie, of Roanoke. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Clayton, Wesley and Hannah Lee Oliver, Salem; two greatgrandchildren, Chad and Rachael Poff, Atlanta, Georgia; two stepgrandchildren, Emily Pierce of Southeast Asia and Jennifer Little of Wayne, New Jersey; and adopted grandchildren, Elizabeth Craighead, Braden and Bryn Burns of Salem. Also surviving are many beloved nieces and nephews. Her care and concern for those experiencing distress in their lives were beyond comparison and she will be sorely missed, as will her sense of humor. Many lives have been touched by the generosity and graciousness of Mrs. Poff. She was a beautician for several years and said she enjoyed her work because of the friendships formed, most of which lasted for the remainder of her life. The love and dedication she displayed as a grandmother were immeasurable; no task, request or even crisis ever went unanswered. She was a member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Oakey's South Chapel. Friends may call Wednesday, April 4, 2007, between the hours of 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Oakey's. Art Wingfield, Pastor Emeritus of Cave Spring Methodist Church, will conduct the funeral services from the graveside at Sherwood Memorial Park on Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3959 Electric Road, Roanoke 24018. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 989-3131. on April 4, 2007.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 94, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

J. Lynwood Poff b. April 5, 1929, d. February 6, 1982
Marriage*Thelma Lee Conner married J. Lynwood Poff, son of Horace Hall Poff and Alma Mae Boone, in 1949 at High Point, Guilford Co., North Carolina.6,2,3 
Children
  • Dennis Michael "Mike" Poff Sr.3,7,8,6,2,9
  • Phillip Lynwood Poff3,7,8,6,2
  • Lisa Lynn Poff3,7,6,2,10,9

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Ennis Conner obituary in the Nov 8, 1997 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma Lee Conner Poff obituary in the Apr 4, 2007 edition.
  3. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Herman Conner obituary in the Oct 7, 2005 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for J. Lynwood Poff.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dennis Michael Poff, Jr., obituary in the Sep 26, 1998 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Poff-Pierce wedding announcement in the Aug 18, 1996 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wesley Haynes Oliver birth announcement in the Jun 28, 1994 edition.

J. Lynwood Poff1,2,3,4

M, b. April 5, 1929, d. February 6, 1982
FatherHorace Hall Poff5,6,7,3,8 b. January 11, 1889, d. February 2, 1958
MotherAlma Mae Boone5,6,7,3,8 b. May 2, 1889, d. February 28, 1971
     His Social Security Number was 228-30-7567.9 J. Lynwood Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on April 5, 1929 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,9,2 He married Thelma Lee Conner, daughter of William Ennis Conner and Dessie Isebel Sink, in 1949 at High Point, Guilford Co., North Carolina.2,4,5 J. Lynwood Poff died on February 6, 1982 at Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio, at age 52.5,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 105, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 184, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Thelma Lee Conner b. May 5, 1931, d. April 2, 2007
Marriage*J. Lynwood Poff married Thelma Lee Conner, daughter of William Ennis Conner and Dessie Isebel Sink, in 1949 at High Point, Guilford Co., North Carolina.2,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dennis Michael Poff, Jr., obituary in the Sep 26, 1998 edition.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for J. Lynwood Poff.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma Lee Conner Poff obituary in the Apr 4, 2007 edition.
  5. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Blondine Poff Thomas obituary in the Oct 12, 2004 edition.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Horace Hall Poff obituary in the Feb 6, 1958 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Poff-Pierce wedding announcement in the Aug 18, 1996 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wesley Haynes Oliver birth announcement in the Jun 28, 1994 edition.

Eugenia Florence Willis1

F, b. April 5, 1883, d. December 9, 1961
FatherRobert S. "Bob" Willis1,2
MotherSarah K. Helms1,2
     Eugenia Florence Willis was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 She was born on April 5, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2 She married Peter Lundy Conner Jr., son of Peter Lundy Conner and Mary Margaret Poff, on August 5, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of August 5, 1903,her married name was Conner. Eugenia Florence Willis died on December 9, 1961 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 78.3,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 2, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 117, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 75, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 4, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Peter Lundy Conner Jr. b. April 11, 1881, d. December 4, 1967
Marriage*Eugenia Florence Willis married Peter Lundy Conner Jr., son of Peter Lundy Conner and Mary Margaret Poff, on August 5, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Mary Ann Conner1,2

F, b. circa 1852, d. August 14, 1862
FatherJohn O. Conner1,3,2 b. December 8, 1814, d. December 17, 1910
MotherLucinda Poff1,3,2 b. June 10, 1822, d. July 7, 1915
     Mary Ann Conner was born circa 1852 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died on August 14, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of diptheria.1,2

Census Records

1860Dwelling 370, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Dessie Isebel Sink1

F, b. March 30, 1905, d. July 22, 1979
FatherJames Monroe Sink2,1,3,4 b. May 8, 1880, d. April 15, 1939
MotherLydia Margaret Aldridge2,1,3,4 b. October 21, 1883, d. December 31, 1969
     Her Social Security Number was 229-36-9774.5 Dessie Isebel Sink was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,4 She was born on March 30, 1905 at Franklin Co., Virginia.5,6,1,3,4 She married William Ennis Conner, son of Adam Henry Conner and Mary Ann Conner, on February 28, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of February 28, 1923,her married name was Conner. Dessie Isebel Sink and William Ennis Conner were divorced on August 11, 1952 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.7 Dessie Isebel Sink died on July 22, 1979 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.6,3,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 141, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 94, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

William Ennis Conner b. June 30, 1905, d. November 7, 1997
Marriage*Dessie Isebel Sink married William Ennis Conner, son of Adam Henry Conner and Mary Ann Conner, on February 28, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Divorce* Dessie Isebel Sink and William Ennis Conner were divorced on August 11, 1952 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  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 William Herman Conner obituary in the Oct 7, 2005 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma Lee Conner Poff obituary in the Apr 4, 2007 edition.
  12. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Virginia Mae Dinkins death certificate.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Lydia Ann Conner death certificate.
  15. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  16. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.

Samuel Underwood Jr.

M, b. circa 1744/45, d. June 6, 1803
     Samuel Underwood Jr. was born circa 1744/45 at London Grove District, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. He married Misniah Cannaday, daughter of William Cannaday and Nancy Unknown, circa 1768. Samuel Underwood Jr. died on June 6, 1803 at Franklin Co., Virginia.

Family

Misniah Cannaday b. circa 1748, d. before 1815
Marriage*He married Misniah Cannaday, daughter of William Cannaday and Nancy Unknown, circa 1768. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1570] Descendants of James Tazewell (Snr.) Radford, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/desc_james_tazewell_radford.html

Misniah Cannaday

F, b. circa 1748, d. before 1815
FatherWilliam Cannaday b. circa 1730, d. 1801
MotherNancy Unknown
     Misniah Cannaday was born circa 1748. She married Samuel Underwood Jr. circa 1768. As of circa 1768,her married name was Underwood. Misniah Cannaday died before 1815.

Family

Samuel Underwood Jr. b. circa 1744/45, d. June 6, 1803
Marriage*She married Samuel Underwood Jr. circa 1768. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1570] Descendants of James Tazewell (Snr.) Radford, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/desc_james_tazewell_radford.html

Daniel Sowder1,2,3,4

M, b. December 25, 1789, d. February 4, 1854
FatherJacob Sowder1,2 b. circa 1733/34, d. circa May, 1819
MotherAnne Prillaman1,2
     Daniel Sowder was born on December 25, 1789 at Franklin Co., Virginia. He married Martha "Mary" Sumpter, daughter of Edmund Sumpter Sr. and Elizabeth Kingrea, on April 4, 1823 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 Daniel Sowder died on February 4, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 64.4 He Daniel Sowder was recently found dead in the road in Floyd county. An inquest was held and a verdict rendered that "the said Sowder came to his death by casualty and not by violence." on February 16, 1854.4

Family

Martha "Mary" Sumpter b. September 3, 1798, d. November 2, 1883
Marriage*He married Martha "Mary" Sumpter, daughter of Edmund Sumpter Sr. and Elizabeth Kingrea, on April 4, 1823 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  3. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S6354] Daily Dispatch, From the Feb 16, 1854 edition.
  5. [S3622] Sumpter Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com

Fleming Alan Conner1,2,3

M, b. July 27, 1855, d. August 25, 1862
FatherJohn O. Conner1,2,3 b. December 8, 1814, d. December 17, 1910
MotherLucinda Poff1,2,3 b. June 10, 1822, d. July 7, 1915
     Fleming Alan Conner was born on July 27, 1855 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on August 25, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 7; Died of diptheria.1,3

Census Records

1860Dwelling 370, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.

Martha "Mary" Sumpter1,2,3

F, b. September 3, 1798, d. November 2, 1883
FatherEdmund Sumpter Sr.1,2 b. February 25, 1770, d. April 10, 1856
MotherElizabeth Kingrea1 b. February 22, 1770, d. October 19, 1857
     Martha "Mary" Sumpter was buried at Giles W. Huff Cemetery (also known as Sowder-King Cemetery), Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on September 3, 1798 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 She married Daniel Sowder, son of Jacob Sowder and Anne Prillaman, on April 4, 1823 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 As of April 4, 1823,her married name was Sowder. Martha "Mary" Sumpter died on November 2, 1883 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 85.4

Family

Daniel Sowder b. December 25, 1789, d. February 4, 1854
Marriage*She married Daniel Sowder, son of Jacob Sowder and Anne Prillaman, on April 4, 1823 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S197] Linda Hackney, George Sumpter's Will in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Dec 12, 2003.
  2. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  3. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S217] Glenna G. Garner, Giles W. Huff Cemetery.
  5. [S3622] Sumpter Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com

Isaac Eldridge Craighead1

M, b. October 1, 1895, d. September 15, 1994
FatherWilliam Hayden "Hade" Craghead2 b. December 20, 1853, d. December 21, 1903
MotherLouisa Mary Walton2 b. August 27, 1861, d. March 29, 1931
     His Social Security Number was 227-64-0646.3 Isaac Eldridge Craighead was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "U.S. Army WWI."4,1 He was born on October 1, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 He married Susie Ethel Wilson, daughter of Isaac Daniel Wilson and Lucinda Arminda "Minda" Conner, on June 26, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5,6 Isaac Eldridge Craighead died on September 15, 1994 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 98.3,4,1 He CRAIGHEAD, Isaac Eldridge, 99, of Copper Hill and Roanoke, died Thursday, September 15, 1994, at the VA Medical Center, Salem. He was veteran of WWI. Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Ina Lee and Guy Walters of Salem, Rheba C. Cooper, Fort Pierce, Fla., Sadie C. Peters, Roanoke; one son and daughter-in-law, Arvil Jack and Linda Craighead, Copper Hill; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. William (Bill) Atkins and the Rev. Dale Bowman officiating. Interment in Restvale Cemetery. The family will recieve friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd on September 16, 1994.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 133, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1929Farmer2
1940Farmer7

Family

Susie Ethel Wilson b. June 7, 1901, d. March 8, 1973
Marriage*Isaac Eldridge Craighead married Susie Ethel Wilson, daughter of Isaac Daniel Wilson and Lucinda Arminda "Minda" Conner, on June 26, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Isaac Eldridge Craighead obituary in the Sep 16, 1994 edition.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Susie Wilson Craighead obituary in the Mar 15, 1973 edition.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arville Jackson Craighead obituary in the Nov 8, 2005 edition.
  10. [S852] Kathy Popeil, "Wilson Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 23, 2002.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

James Wimmer1

M, b. April 6, 1796, d. October 8, 1881
FatherJohn Wimmer Sr. b. October 11, 1769, d. October 21, 1840
MotherHannah Malinda Lemon b. January 21, 1776, d. February 2, 1877
     James Wimmer was born on April 6, 1796 at Montgomery Co., Virginia. He married Nancy Agnes Litteral, daughter of Thomas Litteral, on January 29, 1821 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 James Wimmer died on October 8, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85.

Family

Nancy Agnes Litteral b. circa 1800, d. April 6, 1867
Marriage*He married Nancy Agnes Litteral, daughter of Thomas Litteral, on January 29, 1821 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

Nancy Agnes Litteral1

F, b. circa 1800, d. April 6, 1867
FatherThomas Litteral1
     Nancy Agnes Litteral was born circa 1800. She married James Wimmer, son of John Wimmer Sr. and Hannah Malinda Lemon, on January 29, 1821 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of January 29, 1821,her married name was Wimmer. Nancy Agnes Litteral died on April 6, 1867.

Family

James Wimmer b. April 6, 1796, d. October 8, 1881
Marriage*She married James Wimmer, son of John Wimmer Sr. and Hannah Malinda Lemon, on January 29, 1821 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

James Tazwell Martin1,2,3,4

M, b. July 27, 1871, d. September 25, 1949
FatherIsaac Martin5,4,3 b. October 26, 1833, d. April 24, 1911
MotherPeradine Graham5,3,4 b. September 25, 1839, d. May 12, 1920
     James Tazwell Martin was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He was born on July 27, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The Floyd Co. Birth Index has a birth date of Jul 20, 1871.1,5,2,4,3 He married Chloe Alice Blackwell, daughter of Eli Fliger Blackwell and Sarah Catherine Lawrence, on February 15, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 James Tazwell Martin died on September 25, 1949 at age 78.1,2,3

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Chloe Alice Blackwell b. April 29, 1876, d. June 10, 1932
Marriage*James Tazwell Martin married Chloe Alice Blackwell, daughter of Eli Fliger Blackwell and Sarah Catherine Lawrence, on February 15, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  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. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.