James Thornton DeWitt1

M, b. circa August, 1917, d. November 26, 1942
FatherJames Strickler DeWitt2,3,4 b. October 9, 1886, d. February 22, 1966
MotherEunice Elvia Furrow2,3,4 b. June 11, 1892, d. June 13, 1993
     James Thornton DeWitt was born circa August, 1917 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He died on November 26, 1942 at New Guinea; Died during WWII.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 84, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 75, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 94, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1940Coal mine laborer4

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Walter Robert "Buck" Bernard1,2

M, b. November 8, 1913, d. January 24, 1993
     Walter Robert "Buck" Bernard was buried at Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Swenfield Road, Franklin Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 230-05-2654.3 He was born on November 8, 1913 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3,1 He married Hilda Reba Furrow, daughter of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on September 28, 1940 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4,2 Walter Robert "Buck" Bernard died on January 24, 1993 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 79.3,1 He BERNARD, Walter R., ("Buck"), 79, of Route 1, Callaway died Sunday evening, January 24, 1993 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County November 8, 1913, the son of the late Robert E. and Martha Jones Bernard. He was retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation and was a member of Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Reba Furrow Bernard, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet and William Bowles, Callaway; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Pat Bernard, Callaway; two sisters, Katie Guilliams, Paige Bowles, both of Callaway. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Rhonda Bernard, Stacey Bowles; two grandsons and one granddaughter-in-law, Brad Bernard, Gregory and Missy Bowles. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church by Elders W. Lane Carter, W. T. Conner, and Willard Cox with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation may begin after 4 p.m. Tuesday at Lynch Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. The family suggests that consideration of memorials be given to Callaway Fire or Rescue Squad. on January 26, 1993.1

Family

Hilda Reba Furrow b. November 17, 1914, d. October 17, 1996
Marriage*He married Hilda Reba Furrow, daughter of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on September 28, 1940 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4,2 
Children
  • Janet Elaine Bernard1,4,2
  • Kenneth Leon "Kenny" Bernard1,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Walter R. Bernard obituary in the Jan 26, 1993 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Furrow Bernard obituary in the Oct 18, 1996 edition.

Charles Hampton Custer1,2,3

M, b. April 29, 1904, d. August 2, 1955
     Charles Hampton Custer was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 He was born on April 29, 1904 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,2,3 He married Lena Hazel Furrow, daughter of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on February 3, 1945 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 Charles Hampton Custer died on August 2, 1955 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 51.4,3

Family

Lena Hazel Furrow b. October 31, 1904, d. May 4, 1998
Marriage*He married Lena Hazel Furrow, daughter of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on February 3, 1945 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child
  • James Hampton "Jimmy" Custer1,2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lena Furrow Custer obituary in the May 6, 1998 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.

Ralph Thomas Bernard1

M, b. March 9, 1906, d. September 27, 1978
     His Social Security Number was 231-42-0284.2 Ralph Thomas Bernard was buried at Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Swenfield Road, Franklin Co., Virginia.3,1 He was born on March 9, 1906 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,3,1 He married Lura Mable Furrow, daughter of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on December 24, 1930 at Franklin Co., Virginia. Ralph Thomas Bernard died on September 27, 1978 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 72.3,1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 12, District 34-1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1940Road laborer4

Family

Lura Mable Furrow b. February 4, 1906, d. December 21, 1989
Marriage*Ralph Thomas Bernard married Lura Mable Furrow, daughter of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on December 24, 1930 at Franklin Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Goldie Bernard Tartaglia obituary in the Apr 13, 2003 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Grady Lawrence Bernard obituary in the Apr 12, 2000 edition.

Henry Dodd DeWitt1,2,3

M, b. July 27, 1887, d. June 30, 1952
     Henry Dodd DeWitt was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on July 27, 1887 at Snow Creek, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Maude Iris Furrow, daughter of Elijah Henry Furrow and Nancy Darthula Conner, on February 25, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 Henry Dodd DeWitt died on June 30, 1952 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 64.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 108, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 185, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farmer5
1940Farmer6

Family

Maude Iris Furrow b. June 7, 1889, d. October 30, 1971
Marriage*Henry Dodd DeWitt married Maude Iris Furrow, daughter of Elijah Henry Furrow and Nancy Darthula Conner, on February 25, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Eva Olive Wimmer1,2,3

F, b. May 30, 1912, d. December 17, 2005
FatherNorman Lewis Wimmer1,2,4,5,6,7,3 b. August 25, 1886, d. December 15, 1960
MotherLola May Pendleton1,2,4,3,8 b. May 30, 1886, d. October 12, 1918
     Eva Olive Wimmer was buried at Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Swenfield Road, Franklin Co., Virginia.4 Her Social Security Number was 224-46-7312.9 She was born on May 30, 1912 at Franklin Co., Virginia; The SSDI has a birth date of May 30, 1911.10,1,2,9,3 She married Sherman Alvin Furrow Sr., son of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on October 12, 1932 at Franklin Co., Virginia.10,1,2,4 As of October 12, 1932,her married name was Furrow. Eva Olive Wimmer married Hobert Edward Guilliams on August 24, 1973 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,11,2,4,3 As of August 24, 1973,her married name was Guilliams. Eva Olive Wimmer died on December 17, 2005 at age 93.4,9,12 She Eva Furrow Guilliams, 93, of Rocky Mount, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Lola Wimmer, her step-mother Mildred Wimmer, her husbands, Sherman Furrow and Hobert Guilliams, one son, Sherman Furrow, Jr., one son-in-law, Paul Waldrop and seven brothers and four sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Clara and Richard Eanes of Rocky Mount, Frances Waldrop of Fayetteville, N.C., and Lois and Shirley Campbell of Redwood; three sons, Franklin and Dalphia Furrow of Redwood, Percy and Belvie Furrow of Rocky Mount, and Wayne and Poppy Furrow of Charlottesville; one stepson, Obrene and Dottie Guilliams of Laplatta, Md; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mamie Taylor of Rocky Mount; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Michael Lawhorne and Rev. David McCarty officiating. Interment will follow in Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Furnace Creek Baptist Church Buildind Fund, 975 Scuffling Hill Rd., Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, 665 South Main Street, Rocky Mount. on December 19, 2005.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 165, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 139, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia13

Family 1

Sherman Alvin Furrow Sr. b. June 11, 1910, d. May 29, 1959
Marriage*Eva Olive Wimmer married Sherman Alvin Furrow Sr., son of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on October 12, 1932 at Franklin Co., Virginia.10,1,2,4 
Children

Family 2

Hobert Edward Guilliams b. March 6, 1908, d. May 4, 2001
Marriage*Eva Olive Wimmer married Hobert Edward Guilliams on August 24, 1973 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,11,2,4,3 

Citations

  1. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S988] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert and Betty White Wimmer, Jacob Mark Wimmer Antecedents and Descendants.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Furrow Guilliams obituary in the Dec 19, 2005.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1520] Winston-Salem Journal, From the Kazie Lee Smiley obituary in the May 21, 2005.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dewey C. Wimmer obituary in the Jun 4, 2003.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dewey C. Wimmer obituary in the Jun 4, 2003 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hobert Edward Guilliams obituary in the May 6, 2001 edition.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From Franklin Delano Furrow obituary in the Jun 28, 2010 edition.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Percy Kyrus Furrow obituary in the Feb 9, 2012 edition.

Lawrence Graham1,2,3,4

M, b. February 22, 1804, d. May 27, 1902
FatherJonathan Graham b. before 1775, d. 1827
MotherMary "Polly" Shelor
     Lawrence Graham was buried at Earls, Graham, Jones, Simmons Cemetery, on a hill across from New Beaver Creek Church, Rt. 730, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on February 22, 1804 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He married Mary "Polly" Simmons, daughter of William O. Simmons and Rhodabelle "Rhoda" Lester, on February 6, 1831 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Lawrence Graham died on May 27, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 98.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 122, Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 341, District 28, Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Farmer5
1890Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1870Farmer4

Family

Mary "Polly" Simmons b. April 4, 1815, d. January 19, 1897
Marriage*Lawrence Graham married Mary "Polly" Simmons, daughter of William O. Simmons and Rhodabelle "Rhoda" Lester, on February 6, 1831 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S288] Archie Sr. & Phyllis Sumner, Earls, Graham, Jones, Simmons Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  3. [S1016] Essie Fae Lester and Jim Lester (e-mail address), "Lester Family History."
  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. [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. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  9. [S3622] Sumpter Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com

Emily "Emma" Conner1,2,3,4,5

F, b. February 7, 1856, d. March 17, 1930
FatherDaniel R. Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. December 15, 1832, d. December 15, 1885
MotherLydia "Liddie" Poff1,2,3,4,5 b. August 20, 1832, d. July 24, 1917
     Emily "Emma" Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on February 7, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 She married Robert Wood Hall, son of Henry W. Hall and Rhoda Adline Stewart, on December 5, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of December 5, 1877,her married name was Hall. Emily "Emma" Conner died on March 17, 1930 at Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 74.4,5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 185, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 179, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 176, District 54, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 333, District 61, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 51, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 17, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Family

Robert Wood Hall b. January, 1856
Marriage*Emily "Emma" Conner married Robert Wood Hall, son of Henry W. Hall and Rhoda Adline Stewart, on December 5, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1693] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 13, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Oct 16, 1925 - Jan 31, 1933.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S15] Wes McDaniel, "Wes and Gale's Family Tree (Doyle - Hall Family)," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 17, 2003.

Kermit Ray Poff1,2,3

M, b. August 17, 1901, d. November 29, 1974
FatherJoseph H. "Joe" Poff4,5,6,3 b. May 31, 1873, d. May 11, 1950
MotherZora Frances Furrow4,5,6,3 b. January 8, 1882, d. January 26, 1950
     Kermit Ray Poff was buried at Fairmont Baptist Church Cemetery, intersection of Rt. 643 & Rt. 739, Franklin Co., Virginia.2,3 His Social Security Number was 229-44-2953.7 He was born on August 17, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2,3 He married Christine Jamison on April 17, 1935 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,3 Kermit Ray Poff died on November 29, 1974 at Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 73.2,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 188, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 46, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 78, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 5, District 34-1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Farm laborer6
1940General store merchant8

Family

Christine Jamison b. April 9, 1905, d. December 25, 1994
Marriage*Kermit Ray Poff married Christine Jamison on April 17, 1935 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children
  • Mary Frances Poff1,8,9
  • Betty Jane Poff1,10,8,9

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Christine Jamison Poff obituary in the Dec 27, 1994 edition.
  2. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.

Ruby Almena Poff1,2,3,4

F, b. February 15, 1905, d. December 4, 1981
FatherJoseph H. "Joe" Poff1,2,5,3,6,4 b. May 31, 1873, d. May 11, 1950
MotherZora Frances Furrow1,2,5,3,6,4 b. January 8, 1882, d. January 26, 1950
     Ruby Almena Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,6 Her Social Security Number was 225-92-1577.8 She was born on February 15, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8,6 As of October 11, 1952,her married name was Custer.4 She married Barnard Elisha Custer, son of Mark Henry Custer and Mary Catherine Prillaman, on October 11, 1952 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6,4 Ruby Almena Poff died on December 4, 1981 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 76.7,6

Census Records

1910Dwelling 188, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 46, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 78, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 142, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia3

Family

Barnard Elisha Custer b. June 18, 1901, d. November 14, 1953
Marriage*Ruby Almena Poff married Barnard Elisha Custer, son of Mark Henry Custer and Mary Catherine Prillaman, on October 11, 1952 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6,4 

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Christine Jamison1

F, b. April 9, 1905, d. December 25, 1994
     Christine Jamison was buried at Fairmont Baptist Church Cemetery, intersection of Rt. 643 & Rt. 739, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 Her Social Security Number was 229-72-8134.3 She was born on April 9, 1905 at Virginia.3,2 She married Kermit Ray Poff, son of Joseph H. "Joe" Poff and Zora Frances Furrow, on April 17, 1935 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4 As of April 17, 1935,her married name was Poff. Christine Jamison died on December 25, 1994 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 89.3,1 She POFF, Christine Jamison, 89, of Route 1, Boones Mill, died Sunday evening, December 24, 1994, at the local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Ray Poff; and was a member of Fairmont Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Frances and Luther Hodges, Rocky Mount, Betty Jane Prillaman, Boones Mill; two grandchildren, Wanda Prillaman, Barbara Sue Hodges; two stepgrandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Virginia Shepherd, Callaway; two brothers, William Jamison, C.T. Jamison, both of Callaway; two brothers-in-law, Stafford Renick, Callaway, Wilson Prillaman, Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted at Fairmont Baptist Church 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Robert Schneider and the Rev. Lewis C. Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Boones Mill or Callaway Rescue Squads. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Flora Funeral Service, 342 S. Main St., Rocky Mount. on December 27, 1994.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 5, District 34-1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940General store clerk5

Family

Kermit Ray Poff b. August 17, 1901, d. November 29, 1974
Marriage*Christine Jamison married Kermit Ray Poff, son of Joseph H. "Joe" Poff and Zora Frances Furrow, on April 17, 1935 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children
  • Mary Frances Poff1,5,6
  • Betty Jane Poff1,7,5,6

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Christine Jamison Poff obituary in the Dec 27, 1994 edition.
  2. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.

Richard Sumpter1,2,3

M, b. December 19, 1801, d. December 1, 1882
FatherEdmund Sumpter Sr.2 b. February 25, 1770, d. April 10, 1856
MotherElizabeth Kingrea2 b. February 22, 1770, d. October 19, 1857
     Richard Sumpter was buried at Sumpter-Dickerson Cemetery, Little River Road, N 36 56.898 W 80 20.100, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He was born on December 19, 1801 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Catherine "Caty" Sowder, daughter of Jacob Sowder and Anne Prillaman, on February 10, 1824 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 Richard Sumpter died on December 1, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 80.1,2,3

Family

Catherine "Caty" Sowder b. December 15, 1800, d. July 15, 1879
Marriage*He married Catherine "Caty" Sowder, daughter of Jacob Sowder and Anne Prillaman, on February 10, 1824 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S394] Genevieve H. Peters, Dickerson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S3622] Sumpter Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S3627] Sumpter-Dickerson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/sumpterdickersoncemetery.pdf
  4. [S17] Sherrie M. Holmes Rudy, Reed, Aube Aster Tree.
  5. [S197] Linda Hackney, George Sumpter's Will in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Dec 12, 2003.
  6. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Catherine "Caty" Sowder1

F, b. December 15, 1800, d. July 15, 1879
FatherJacob Sowder2,3 b. circa 1733/34, d. circa May, 1819
MotherAnne Prillaman2,3
     Catherine "Caty" Sowder was buried at Sumpter-Dickerson Cemetery, Little River Road, N 36 56.898 W 80 20.100, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 She was born on December 15, 1800 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4 She married Richard Sumpter, son of Edmund Sumpter Sr. and Elizabeth Kingrea, on February 10, 1824 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 As of February 10, 1824,her married name was Sumpter. Catherine "Caty" Sowder died on July 15, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 78.1,4

Family

Richard Sumpter b. December 19, 1801, d. December 1, 1882
Marriage*She married Richard Sumpter, son of Edmund Sumpter Sr. and Elizabeth Kingrea, on February 10, 1824 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3622] Sumpter Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  3. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  4. [S3627] Sumpter-Dickerson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/sumpterdickersoncemetery.pdf
  5. [S17] Sherrie M. Holmes Rudy, Reed, Aube Aster Tree.
  6. [S197] Linda Hackney, George Sumpter's Will in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Dec 12, 2003.
  7. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William James Sowder1

M, b. December 8, 1849, d. March 24, 1910
FatherJacob Sowder2,3,4,5 b. March 13, 1819, d. 1862
MotherRhoda Gray2,3,4,6,5 b. September 19, 1824, d. April 7, 1913
     William James Sowder was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.5 He was born on December 8, 1849 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 He married Lucinda C. Poff, daughter of James Isaac Poff and Letitia Sumpter, on November 6, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9 William James Sowder died on March 24, 1910 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 60.1,7,5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 261, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1860Dwelling 493, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1870Dwelling 61, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 59, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1900Dwelling 54, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1870Farm laborer6
1880Sawmill worker10
1900Carpenter and farmer12

Family

Lucinda C. Poff b. November 6, 1856, d. March 29, 1930
Marriage*William James Sowder married Lucinda C. Poff, daughter of James Isaac Poff and Letitia Sumpter, on November 6, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S1136] Messenger of Truth, From the Rhoda Sowder obituary in the Jul 1913 edition.
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  8. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  14. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  15. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Lucinda C. Poff1,2,3

F, b. November 6, 1856, d. March 29, 1930
FatherJames Isaac Poff2,1 b. April 30, 1814, d. September 1, 1865
MotherLetitia Sumpter1,2 b. October 5, 1827, d. March 17, 1865
     Lucinda C. Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born on November 6, 1856 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 She married William James Sowder, son of Jacob Sowder and Rhoda Gray, on November 6, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of November 6, 1873,her married name was Sowder. Lucinda C. Poff died on March 29, 1930 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 73.4,5,3

Census Records

1860Dwelling 433, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 70, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her uncle Joseph Carr6
1880Dwelling 59, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 54, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 321, District 22, Jefferson Ward 2, Roanoke, Virginia10

Family

William James Sowder b. December 8, 1849, d. March 24, 1910
Marriage*Lucinda C. Poff married William James Sowder, son of Jacob Sowder and Rhoda Gray, on November 6, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  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. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  12. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  13. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Susan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards1,2

F, b. December 5, 1875, d. August 25, 1944
     Susan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1,2 She was born on December 5, 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She married Valentine Marion Sowder, son of William Sowder and Mary Ann Thrash, on July 24, 1901 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,3,2 As of July 24, 1901,her married name was Sowder. Susan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards died on August 25, 1944 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 68.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 40, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 290, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 55, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 240, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

Valentine Marion Sowder b. November 5, 1866, d. August 18, 1956
Marriage*Susan Adelaide "Sue" Edwards married Valentine Marion Sowder, son of William Sowder and Mary Ann Thrash, on July 24, 1901 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,3,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S850] Jennifer Sowder, "Sowder/Thrash Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 21, 2002.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Octavia Lee West1,2

F, b. February 17, 1867, d. August 8, 1943
FatherJohn Thrash West3,2,4,5 b. May 10, 1825, d. September 27, 1909
MotherLydia Light3,2,4,5 b. March 10, 1833, d. January 29, 1884
     Octavia Lee West was buried at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas.6 She was born on February 17, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 She married William Wheeler Sowder, son of William Sowder and Mary Ann Thrash, on February 12, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of February 12, 1885,her married name was Sowder. Octavia Lee West died on August 8, 1943 at Sebastian Co., Arkansas, at age 76.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 67, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 83, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 145, District 139, Grant, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas8
1910Dwelling 137, District 143, Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas9
1920Dwelling 470, District 148, Prairie, Washington Co., Arkansas10
1930Dwelling 312, District 23, Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas11
1940Dwelling 251, District 72-26A, Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas12

Family

William Wheeler Sowder b. August 22, 1864, d. February 8, 1913
Marriage*Octavia Lee West married William Wheeler Sowder, son of William Sowder and Mary Ann Thrash, on February 12, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S869] Arkansas Department of Health Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3416] Forest Park Cemetery, Sebastian Co., AK, online http://www.findagrave.com
  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.

Daniel Spangler Sr.1,2

M, b. circa 1747, d. February 16, 1823
     Daniel Spangler Sr. married Sarah Unknown.1 Daniel Spangler Sr. was buried at Pine Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 682, 0.6 miles north of Rt. 221, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone says "76 years."3,4,1 He was born circa 1747.3,4,1 He died on February 16, 1823 at Montgomery Co., Virginia; The Franklin Co. Cemetery book has a date of Feb 4, 1823.3,4,1

Census Records

1820Blacksburg, Virginia2

Family

Sarah Unknown b. circa 1753, d. May 8, 1839
Marriage*Daniel Spangler Sr. married Sarah Unknown.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S291] Kendra Arthur, J. D. Howery, Donna J. Robertson, and family records Barb Reininger with additional annotation Arthur Unknown, Pine Creek Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  5. [S759] Jack Spangler, Daniel Spangler in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Jun 8, 2002.
  6. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  7. [S849] Jack Spangler (e-mail address), Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia 1773.

James Fleming Poff1

M, b. September 18, 1866, d. June 28, 1948
FatherFleming Henry Poff1,2,3,4,5 b. April 28, 1842, d. September 15, 1904
MotherMary Peradine Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. May 22, 1842, d. January 11, 1902
     James Fleming Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5 He was born on September 18, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of Sep 19, 1866.1,4,5 He married Eliza Elnora "Nora" Simpson, daughter of William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson and Sarah Barbara Furrow, on February 13, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 James Fleming Poff and Eliza Elnora "Nora" Simpson were divorced on October 10, 1930 at Roanoke, Virginia.7 James Fleming Poff died on June 28, 1948 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 81.6,5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 62, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 69, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 133, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 23, District 34, Hardin Township, Clinton Co., Missouri10
1920Dwelling 2, District 39, Platte, Buchanan Co., Missouri11

Occupation

1900Farm laborer9
1910Farmer10
1920Farmer11

Family

Eliza Elnora "Nora" Simpson b. February, 1872
Marriage*James Fleming Poff married Eliza Elnora "Nora" Simpson, daughter of William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson and Sarah Barbara Furrow, on February 13, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 
Divorce* James Fleming Poff and Eliza Elnora "Nora" Simpson were divorced on October 10, 1930 at Roanoke, Virginia.7 
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. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  13. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  14. [S154] Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, From the Bernes Emanuel Poff death certificate.
  15. [S8941] Edgerton Weekley Journal, From the Mrs. James Cobb obituary in the Mar 21, 1919 edition.

Joseph H. "Joe" Poff1,2,3

M, b. May 31, 1873, d. May 11, 1950
FatherFleming Henry Poff4,1,5,2,3 b. April 28, 1842, d. September 15, 1904
MotherMary Peradine Conner1,4,5,2,3 b. May 22, 1842, d. January 11, 1902
     Joseph H. "Joe" Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3 He was born on May 31, 1873 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of May 21, 1873.6,1,7,2,3 He married Zora Frances Furrow, daughter of Elijah Henry Furrow and Nancy Darthula Conner, on October 14, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 Joseph H. "Joe" Poff died on May 11, 1950 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 76.6,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 69, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 25, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 188, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 46, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 78, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 142, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1900Farm laborer5
1910Farmer9
1920Farmer10
1930Farmer11
1940Farmer12

Family

Zora Frances Furrow b. January 8, 1882, d. January 26, 1950
Marriage*Joseph H. "Joe" Poff married Zora Frances Furrow, daughter of Elijah Henry Furrow and Nancy Darthula Conner, on October 14, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Riley Poff1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

M, b. December 20, 1875, d. March 14, 1949
FatherFleming Henry Poff2,3,5,8,9 b. April 28, 1842, d. September 15, 1904
MotherMary Peradine Conner2,3,5,8,9 b. May 22, 1842, d. January 11, 1902
     Riley Poff was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,9 He was born on December 20, 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Dec 14, 1876 and the cemetery listing and death certificate have Dec 14, 1875.1,7,8,9 He married Lucy C. R. Mills, daughter of James Taylor Mills and Tabitha Jane Mills, on January 10, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,9 Riley Poff married Laura Alice Wood, daughter of Ferdinand Pellham Wood and Levina Jane Wimmer, on August 28, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9 Riley Poff died on March 14, 1949 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 73.1,4,9

Census Records

1880Dwelling 69, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 94, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 171, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 26, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 148, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 14, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1900Farmer6
1910Farmer11
1920Farmer12
1930General merchandise merchant13
1940Grocery store clerk14

Family 1

Lucy C. R. Mills b. February 25, 1882, d. January 28, 1930
Marriage*Riley Poff married Lucy C. R. Mills, daughter of James Taylor Mills and Tabitha Jane Mills, on January 10, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,9 
Children

Family 2

Laura Alice Wood b. February 27, 1884, d. April 13, 1949
Marriage*Riley Poff married Laura Alice Wood, daughter of Ferdinand Pellham Wood and Levina Jane Wimmer, on August 28, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9 

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  8. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  17. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Tidie Poff Miles obituary in the Nov 9, 2005 edition.

Matilda I. "Tilda" Poff1

F, b. September 4, 1877, d. December 29, 1889
FatherFleming Henry Poff2,1,3,4 b. April 28, 1842, d. September 15, 1904
MotherMary Peradine Conner2,1 b. May 22, 1842, d. January 11, 1902
     Matilda I. "Tilda" Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 She was born on September 4, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 She died on December 29, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 12; Died of meningitis.5,6,3,4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 69, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  4. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  5. [S711] Pupils of Check High School, Salem Church Head of the River Cemetery.
  6. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.

Adeline F. Spangler1

F, b. August, 1845
FatherDavid Palmer Spangler2,3 b. September 16, 1801, d. April 22, 1856
MotherPermelia "Amelia" Boothe2,3 b. April 22, 1817, d. January 10, 1889
     Adeline F. Spangler was born in August, 1845 at Virginia.4 She married Charles D. "Charlie" Hall, son of John Lee Hall and Ellen/Ellender "Nellie" Conner, on October 31, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5 As of October 31, 1867,her married name was Hall.

Census Records

1870Dwelling 366, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 218, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 73, District 81, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia4
1910Dwelling 198, District 130, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia8

Family

Charles D. "Charlie" Hall b. September 1, 1843
Marriage*Adeline F. Spangler married Charles D. "Charlie" Hall, son of John Lee Hall and Ellen/Ellender "Nellie" Conner, on October 31, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S717] M. J. "Jack" Spangler, David P. Spangler / Permelia Booth in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Feb 11, 2005.
  2. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S849] Jack Spangler (e-mail address), Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia 1773.
  10. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Andrew C. Hall death certificate.
  12. [S724] Sallie Hays, Mercer Co., West Virginia Marriages 1854-1901.

Mary Catherine Williams1,2,3,4

F, b. August 1, 1894, d. April 10, 1981
FatherDavid W. "Bunk" Williams1,5,6,2,4 b. January 11, 1872, d. February 28, 1937
MotherJulia Ann Rebecca Woody1,5,4 b. June 14, 1877, d. October 27, 1918
     Her Social Security Number was 223-72-9749.7 Mary Catherine Williams was buried at Fort Hill Memorial Park, 5196 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia.4 She was born on August 1, 1894 at Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth year of 1893.1,7,4 She died on April 10, 1981 at Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 86.7,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 107, District 9, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 81, District 13, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 444, District 14, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 64, District 6, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 271, District 5-6, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia3

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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.

Claudia V. Williams1

F, b. April, 1897
FatherDavid W. "Bunk" Williams1 b. January 11, 1872, d. February 28, 1937
MotherJulia Ann Rebecca Woody1 b. June 14, 1877, d. October 27, 1918
     Claudia V. Williams was born in April, 1897 at Virginia.1 She Claudia was not enumerated with her family in the 1910 Census on April 20, 1910.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 107, District 9, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Ruth Estelle Williams1,2

F, b. January 8, 1900, d. November 17, 1968
FatherDavid W. "Bunk" Williams1,3,2 b. January 11, 1872, d. February 28, 1937
MotherJulia Ann Rebecca Woody1,3,2 b. June 14, 1877, d. October 27, 1918
     Ruth Estelle Williams was buried at Fort Hill Memorial Park, 5196 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia.2 She was born on January 8, 1900 at Amherst Co., Virginia.2 As of circa 1918,her married name was Wells.4 She married William Vaughan Wells Sr., son of Alexander Wells and Willie Ann Gowen, circa 1918.4,5,2 Ruth Estelle Williams died on November 17, 1968 at Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 68.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 107, District 9, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 81, District 13, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 63, District 13, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 352, District 4, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 272, District 5-6, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia7

Family

William Vaughan Wells Sr. b. February 12, 1895, d. August 16, 1966
Marriage*Ruth Estelle Williams married William Vaughan Wells Sr., son of Alexander Wells and Willie Ann Gowen, circa 1918.4,5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the William Vaughan Wells, Jr. obitutary in the Jan 19, 2007 edition.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 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.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  10. [S4721] Fort Hill Memorial Park, Lynchburg, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com

Irvin Clark Bryant1,2

M, b. October 14, 1899, d. July 14, 1901
FatherThomas Walker Gilmore Bryant1 b. October 1, 1854, d. August 1, 1926
MotherSarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Williams1 b. April 22, 1865, d. July 29, 1949
     Irvin Clark Bryant was buried at Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg, Virginia.2 He was born on October 14, 1899 at Amherst Co., Virginia.1,2 He died on July 14, 1901 at Virginia at age 1.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 220, District 9, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5422] Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, CA, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Elzie Harris Williams1,2,3

M, b. April 24, 1902, d. January 16, 1979
FatherDavid W. "Bunk" Williams4,5,3 b. January 11, 1872, d. February 28, 1937
MotherJulia Ann Rebecca Woody4,3 b. June 14, 1877, d. October 27, 1918
     Elzie Harris Williams was buried at Meade Cemetery, Madison Heights, Amherst Co., Virginia.3,6 His Social Security Number was 225-03-4542.7 He was born on April 24, 1902 at Amherst Co., Virginia.7,3,6 He married Gladys Christain Hudson circa 1922.1,2,3 Elzie Harris Williams died on January 16, 1979 at Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 76.7,3,6

Census Records

1910Dwelling 81, District 13, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 444, District 14, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 254, District 7, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 366, District 5-6, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1920Pipe shop laborer5
1930Pipe foundry crane operator1
1940Foundry examiner8

Family

Gladys Christain Hudson b. October 5, 1904, d. October 19, 1996
Marriage*Elzie Harris Williams married Gladys Christain Hudson circa 1922.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the Elzie Harris Williams, Jr. obituary in the Dec 14, 2005 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3522] Meade Cemetery, Amherst Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

John Wimmer Sr.1

M, b. October 11, 1769, d. October 21, 1840
FatherJacob Wimmer Sr. b. 1735, d. July 12, 1822
MotherMary Van Dyke
     John Wimmer Sr. was born on October 11, 1769 at Frederick Co., Maryland. He married Hannah Malinda Lemon on September 2, 1793 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 John Wimmer Sr. died on October 21, 1840 at age 71.

Family

Hannah Malinda Lemon b. January 21, 1776, d. February 2, 1877
Marriage*He married Hannah Malinda Lemon on September 2, 1793 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S66] Beverly Merritt, Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1786-1853.