Jonathan Graham1,2

M, b. before 1775, d. 1827
     Jonathan Graham was born before 1775. He married Mary "Polly" Shelor in November, 1796.2 Jonathan Graham died in 1827. He left a will in March, 1827 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1

Family

Mary "Polly" Shelor
Marriage*He married Mary "Polly" Shelor in November, 1796.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S668] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia 1733-1831.

Paradine Conner1,2,3

F, b. November 18, 1897, d. January 29, 1991
FatherJames Preston Conner1,4,5 b. March 22, 1864, d. February 17, 1949
MotherFlora Palace/Palestine Holt1,4,5 b. July 14, 1873, d. June 9, 1953
     Her Social Security Number was 225-92-0631.6 Paradine Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 She COPPER HILL - Paradine Conner Poff, age 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1991 at her home. Surviving are: one daughter, Juanita P. Conner; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Clyde and Pam Conner; two great-granddaughters, Vanessa Conner, Chancy Conner; and one brother, Tiras Conner. Funeral was Thursday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Wimmer and Elder W.T. Conner officiating. Interment in Restvale Cemetery.2 She was born on November 18, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,1 She married William Vance Poff, son of Samuel Johnson "Sam" Poff and Angeline Rosabell Conner, on October 15, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,3,9 As of October 15, 1919,her married name was Poff. Paradine Conner died on January 29, 1991 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 93.6,7,10,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 285, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 121, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 90, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 100, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 86, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Family

William Vance Poff b. June 9, 1898, d. August 24, 1977
Marriage*Paradine Conner married William Vance Poff, son of Samuel Johnson "Sam" Poff and Angeline Rosabell Conner, on October 15, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,3,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Paradine Conner Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the William Vance Poff obituary in the Sep 1, 1977 edition.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Juanita Poff Conner obituary in the Apr 21, 2020 edition.

Willard Charles Simpson1,2

M, b. December 25, 1895, d. August 23, 1958
FatherWilliam Tazwell "Tas" Simpson2 b. 1838, d. 1898
MotherBethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner3,2 b. July 23, 1858, d. June 24, 1947
     Willard Charles Simpson was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He A little history of Willard Charles Simpson's land. Restvale Cemetery in Floyd Co., Virginia, was established in the 1950's. on the land of Willard Charles Simpson. He was first person buried there, in 1958. Originally the land was owned by Willard Simpson's mother, Bethanie Frances Conner Simpson, second wife of William Tazewell Simpson. Bethanie inherited the land, estimated to be about 15 acres, from her father, Daniel Conner. Willard Simpson inherited about 9 acres from his mother and the rest went to his sister. Willard had a Country Store and Canning Factory as he also owned several acres of farm land. There was a large mill next to the Canning Factory and was powered by a water wheel. Willard is buried at Salem Church a few miles away. His son Poff was in service in North Africa as was a foster son John or Johnny Settles.5 He was born on December 25, 1895 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia; On his WWI Draft Registration card he listed his birth date as Dec 25, 1896.4,1 He married Garnett Eloise Poff, daughter of Joseph Johnson Poff and Miriam Ella Kropff, on August 29, 1916 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.6,7,2 Willard Charles Simpson died on August 23, 1958 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 62; Willard died by suicide.4,5,2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 101, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 94, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 43, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1920Home farm tenant3
1930General store merchant8
1940Farmer and merchant9

Family

Garnett Eloise Poff b. January 22, 1898, d. June 16, 1991
Marriage*Willard Charles Simpson married Garnett Eloise Poff, daughter of Joseph Johnson Poff and Miriam Ella Kropff, on August 29, 1916 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.6,7,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  6. [S143] Kelly Unknown, "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," e-mail to e-mail address, Aug 4, 2003.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Garnett E. Simpson obituary in the Jun 18, 1991 edition.
  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 Miriam Simpson Stinchfield obituary in the Jul 7, 2013 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Garnett Eloise Poff1

F, b. January 22, 1898, d. June 16, 1991
FatherJoseph Johnson Poff2,3,4,5 b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
MotherMiriam Ella Kropff4,5 b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
     Garnett Eloise Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7 Her Social Security Number was 229-24-4443.8 She was born on January 22, 1898 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,7 She married Willard Charles Simpson, son of William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson and Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner, on August 29, 1916 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.9,6,1 As of August 29, 1916,her married name was Simpson. Garnett Eloise Poff died on June 16, 1991 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 93.8,6,7 She Mrs. Garnett E. Simpson, age 93, of Check died Sunday at her residence. She was the widow of Willard C. Simpson. For many years she and her husband owned and operated a general store and commercial cannery in Check, and were especially known for their "Bent Mountain Brand" Sauerkraut. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Guy (Miriam) Stinchfield, Richmond; Mrs. James (Hilda) Harmon, Floyd; foster son, Johnnie Settles, North Highland, Calif; ten grandchildren including B.P. Simpson Jr. and Willard Charles (Chuck) Simpson, both of Check; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Harry (Iris) Aldridge, Copper Hill; Mrs. Hubert (Mary Lou) Harman, Check. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Salem Church (Head of the River) with Elder W.T. Conner officiating. Entombment will be in the Simpson Mausoleum in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on June 18, 1991.6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 122, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 101, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 94, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 43, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

Willard Charles Simpson b. December 25, 1895, d. August 23, 1958
Marriage*Garnett Eloise Poff married Willard Charles Simpson, son of William Tazwell "Tas" Simpson and Bethania Frances "Bethany" "Beth" Conner, on August 29, 1916 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.9,6,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Beulah Yeatts Poff.
  3. [S314] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 05.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Garnett E. Simpson obituary in the Jun 18, 1991 edition.
  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. [S143] Kelly Unknown, "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," e-mail to e-mail address, Aug 4, 2003.
  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 Miriam Simpson Stinchfield obituary in the Jul 7, 2013 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Joseph Johnson Poff1,2,3,4,5

M, b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
FatherWilliam Henry Poff6,2,7,5 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr6,2,7,5 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     Joseph Johnson Poff was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9 He was born on February 16, 1864 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,6,2,5 He married Miriam Ella Kropff, daughter of Robert William Kropff and Mary Ann Gray, on August 16, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 Joseph Johnson Poff married Beulah Ann "Annie" Yeatts, daughter of John David Yeatts and Ruth Ellen Ingram, on July 31, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,10 Joseph Johnson Poff died on January 17, 1933 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 68.9,5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 177, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1880Dwelling 99, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 122, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 146, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1930Dwelling 76, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1910Grist miller4
1920Mill manager13
1930Farmer14

Family 1

Miriam Ella Kropff b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
Marriage*Joseph Johnson Poff married Miriam Ella Kropff, daughter of Robert William Kropff and Mary Ann Gray, on August 16, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 
Children

Family 2

Beulah Ann "Annie" Yeatts b. September 23, 1892, d. June 2, 1962
Marriage*Joseph Johnson Poff married Beulah Ann "Annie" Yeatts, daughter of John David Yeatts and Ruth Ellen Ingram, on July 31, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,10 
Child

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S313] David Shank, "Dr. Poff at Check Cemetery," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 15, 2004.
  9. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  10. [S314] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 05.
  11. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  16. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ora C. Sowder obituary in the Mar 27, 1922 edition.
  17. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Beulah Yeatts Poff.
  18. [S116] Floyd Press, From an article in the Aug 11, 1921 edition.
  19. [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
  20. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  21. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Horace Hall Poff obituary in the Feb 6, 1958 edition.
  22. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  23. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ora C. Sowder obituary in the Mar 20, 1922 edition.
  24. [S4951] Descendants of Millander (Milton) W. Foster, online http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/p/e/r/Ellen-F-Perdue/index.html
  25. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Miriam Ella Kropff1,2,3

F, b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
FatherRobert William Kropff1,2,3 b. May 9, 1824, d. March 3, 1913
MotherMary Ann Gray1,2,3 b. June 24, 1826, d. July 20, 1898
     Miriam Ella Kropff was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,3 She was born on May 20, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,3 She married Joseph Johnson Poff, son of William Henry Poff and Mary Jane Carr, on August 16, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of August 16, 1883,her married name was Poff. Miriam Ella Kropff died on April 3, 1925 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 58.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 447, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 122, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 146, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Joseph Johnson Poff b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
Marriage*Miriam Ella Kropff married Joseph Johnson Poff, son of William Henry Poff and Mary Jane Carr, on August 16, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S313] David Shank, "Dr. Poff at Check Cemetery," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 15, 2004.
  5. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ora C. Sowder obituary in the Mar 27, 1922 edition.
  12. [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
  13. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  14. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Horace Hall Poff obituary in the Feb 6, 1958 edition.
  15. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  16. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ora C. Sowder obituary in the Mar 20, 1922 edition.
  17. [S4951] Descendants of Millander (Milton) W. Foster, online http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/p/e/r/Ellen-F-Perdue/index.html
  18. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Mary Lou Poff1,2,3,4

F, b. September 6, 1931, d. May 3, 2004
FatherJoseph Johnson Poff5,1,2 b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
MotherBeulah Ann "Annie" Yeatts6,5,1,2,4 b. September 23, 1892, d. June 2, 1962
     Mary Lou Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7 She was born on September 6, 1931 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of July 17, 1948,her married name was Harman.2,7,1 She married Hubert Roy Harman on July 17, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,1 Mary Lou Poff died on May 3, 2004 at Nags Head, Dare Co., North Carolina, at age 72.7 She Mary Lou Harman, 72, of Check, passed away Monday, May 3, 2004 while on vacation at Nags Head, North Carolina. She was a member and treasurer of the Copper Hill United Methodist Church. She was employed by County Records of Floyd. She is survived by her husband, Hubert R. Harman of Check; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jem Harman of Roanoke, and Joe and Anne Harman of Lenexa; one daughter, Sandi Harman of Roanoke; one sister, Grathel Sheppard of Grafton, Va; grandchildren, Bryce Harman, Brian Harman, and Karl Harman; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2004 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd with the Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Maberry Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Copper Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund. on May 6, 2004.7

Census Records

1940Dwelling 137, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Hubert Roy Harman b. March 22, 1928
Marriage*Mary Lou Poff married Hubert Roy Harman on July 17, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S314] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 05.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Beulah Yeatts Poff.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lou Harman obituary in the May 6, 2004 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sandi-Lou Harman obituary in the Apr 6, 2019 edition.

Hubert Roy Harman1,2,3,4

M, b. March 22, 1928
     Hubert Roy Harman was born on March 22, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He married Mary Lou Poff, daughter of Joseph Johnson Poff and Beulah Ann "Annie" Yeatts, on July 17, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3

Family

Mary Lou Poff b. September 6, 1931, d. May 3, 2004
Marriage*Hubert Roy Harman married Mary Lou Poff, daughter of Joseph Johnson Poff and Beulah Ann "Annie" Yeatts, on July 17, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lou Harman obituary in the May 6, 2004 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sandi-Lou Harman obituary in the Apr 6, 2019 edition.

Sarah Doshia Conner1,2,3,4,5

F, b. June 10, 1864, d. June 22, 1955
FatherDaniel R. Conner2,4,6,5 b. December 15, 1832, d. December 15, 1885
MotherLydia "Liddie" Poff2,4,6,5 b. August 20, 1832, d. July 24, 1917
     Sarah Doshia Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,5 She was born on June 10, 1864 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 She married Joseph Lawson Conner, son of Cornelius Conner and Anna Poff, on February 8, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 Sarah Doshia Conner died on June 22, 1955 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 91.1,5 She Sarah Doshia Conner 91, died at her home in Copper Hill June 22, 1955. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Minnie Light and Mrs. Clyde Perdue, both of Copper Hill; six grand children and three great grand children. Funeral was held Friday at Head of the River Church with burial in the church cemetery.
circa June 24, 1955.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 179, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 369, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 201, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 96, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 155, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 123, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 54, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Family

Joseph Lawson Conner b. July 23, 1860, d. May 19, 1950
Marriage*Sarah Doshia Conner married Joseph Lawson Conner, son of Cornelius Conner and Anna Poff, on February 8, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Sarah Doshia Conner obituary in an undated edition.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S195] Roanoke County, Virginia Marriage License.
  16. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Sandi-Lou Harman1,2,3,4

F, b. June 26, 1958, d. April 4, 2019
FatherHubert Roy Harman5,1,3 b. March 22, 1928
MotherMary Lou Poff5,1,3 b. September 6, 1931, d. May 3, 2004
     Sandi-Lou Harman was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on June 26, 1958 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4 She died on April 4, 2019 at Virginia at age 60.3 She Sandi-Lou Harman, 60, of Roanoke, Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou Harman. Surviving to cherish her memory is her father, Hubert Harman; brothers, Jem Harman and Joe Harman; two nephews, Bryce Harman and wife, Tessia, and Brian Harman and wife, Nicole; niece, Kari Harman; grand-nephews, Mason Harman and Adric Harman. Sandi-Lou graduated from Floyd County High School and Longwood College. She was employed for many years with Carilion and then with Roanoke City Schools. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Oakey's South Chapel with Pastor Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. on April 6, 2019.3

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sandi-Lou Harman obituary in the Apr 6, 2019 edition.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lou Harman obituary in the May 6, 2004 edition.

Inez Duvall Poff1,2

F, b. April 29, 1886, d. December 2, 1982
FatherJoseph Johnson Poff3,4,5,6,7 b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
MotherMiriam Ella Kropff5,6,7 b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
     Her Social Security Number was 225-72-1304.8 Inez Duvall Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.9,7 She was born on April 29, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,7 As of December, 1910,her married name was Mason.2 She married Hay Mason, son of Henry Franklin Mason and Charity E. Cooper, in December, 1910 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.9,10,11,7,2 Inez Duvall Poff died on December 2, 1982 at Montvale, Bedford Co., Virginia, at age 96.9,7 She Copper Hill - Mrs. Inez Poff Mason, age 96, died Thursday at Woodhaven Nursing Home, Montvale. She was preceded in death by her husband Hay Mason. Surviving are one son, William A. Mason, Martinsville; two daughters, Mrs. W. Curtis Conner, Copper Hill, Mrs. Vance Thomas, Princeton, W. Va; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Aldridge, Copper Hill, Mrs. Willard Simpson and Mrs. Hubert Harman, both of Check; One sister-in-law, Mrs. Elmer L. Jones; Roanoke. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Frank Wimmer and the Rev. Paris Bain officiating the internment in Sherwood Memorial Park, in Salem. The family will receive friends from 7 to p:00 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on December 3, 1982.9

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 122, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 43, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1930Dwelling 43, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 190, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Family

Hay Mason b. May 20, 1884, d. March 19, 1967
Marriage*Inez Duvall Poff married Hay Mason, son of Henry Franklin Mason and Charity E. Cooper, in December, 1910 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.9,10,11,7,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S7813] Salem Times-Register and Sentinel, From the Hay Mason and Inez Poff wedding announcement Dec 29, 1910 edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Beulah Yeatts Poff.
  4. [S314] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 05.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Inez Poff Mason obituary in the Dec 3, 1982 edition.
  10. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Hay Mason obituary in the Mar 23, 1967 edition.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Golda Elizabeth Mason Conner obituary in the Oct 7, 2004 edition.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William A. Mason obituary in the Aug 23, 1997 edition.
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William Curtis Conner Jr.1

M, b. July 23, 1940, d. October 6, 1996
FatherWilliam Curtis Conner Sr.2,1,3 b. June 10, 1909, d. August 13, 1983
MotherGolda Elizabeth Mason2,1,4,3 b. February 10, 1916, d. October 5, 2004
     William Curtis Conner Jr. married Eleanor Ann Bremmer.2 His Social Security Number was 226-50-7483.5 William Curtis Conner Jr. was born on July 23, 1940 at Charlottesville, Virginia.2,5 He died on October 6, 1996 at Sewickley, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, at age 56.2,5 He CONNER, William C., Jr., 56, of 326 Glenwood Drive, Ambridge, Pa., died on Sunday, October 6, 1996 in the Sewickley Valley Hospital following a heart attack.  He was born July 23, 1940 in Charlottesville, son of Golda Mason Conner of Copper Hill and the late William C. Conner Sr.  He had resided in Ambridge, Pa. for the past seven years, and was a co-director of the short term missions of the South American Missionary Society of Ambridge, Pa.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Eleanor Ann Bremmer Conner of Ambridge; three daughters and their husbands, Victoria and David Lines of Pasadena, Md., Charlotte and Alan Graham of Springfield, Cheryl and Paul Fowler, Plano, Texas; two grandchildren, Joseph Alan Graham, Springfield, Conner David Lines, Pasadena, Md; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Eugene Wimmer and Phoebe and Floyd Schuyler, both of Roanoke.  A memorial service was conducted at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Sewickley, on October 9, 1996.  If desired, memorials may be made to the S. A. Missionary Society, PO Box 399, Ambridge, Pa 15003. on October 8, 1996.2

Family

Eleanor Ann Bremmer
Marriage*He married Eleanor Ann Bremmer.2 
Children
  • Victoria "Vicki" Conner2,4
  • Charlotte Conner2,4
  • Cheryl Conner2,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the W. Curtis Conner, Sr. obituary in the Aug 14, 1983 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William C. Conner obituary in the Oct 8, 1996 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carol Conner Wimmer obituary in the Oct 9, 2002 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Golda Elizabeth Mason Conner obituary in the Oct 7, 2004 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Carol Elizabeth Conner1,2

F, b. May 22, 1945, d. October 6, 2002
FatherWilliam Curtis Conner Sr.1,3,4,5,2,6 b. June 10, 1909, d. August 13, 1983
MotherGolda Elizabeth Mason1,3,4,5,2,6 b. February 10, 1916, d. October 5, 2004
     Her Social Security Number was 227-62-2248.7 Carol Elizabeth Conner was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 She was born on May 22, 1945 at Henry Co., Virginia.1,7 She married Tilton Eugene "Gene" Wimmer, son of Joseph Ezra "Junior" Wimmer Jr. and Lottie Nellie Shilling, on February 1, 1964 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,2,8 As of February 1, 1964,her married name was Wimmer. Carol Elizabeth Conner died on October 6, 2002 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 57.7,5,9 She WIMMER, Carol Conner, 57, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2002. She was a loving wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Tilton E. "Gene" Wimmer; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Greg Sward of San Francisco, Calif; a granddaughter, Megan Sward; her mother, Golda M. Conner of Copper Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Phoebe C. and Floyd "Doc" Schuyler of Roanoke; mother-in-law, Lottie Wimmer of Bent Mountain; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda Wimmer and Ted Godwin of Floyd; several nieces and a nephew. She is preceded in death by her father, W. Curtis Conner and a brother, William C. Conner, Jr. Services will be at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2002. The Rev. James Worline and the Rev. Doug Jones will officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio 44720 (1-800-342-2383). Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel (989-3131). on October 9, 2002.5

Family

Tilton Eugene "Gene" Wimmer b. February 1, 1942, d. September 23, 2019
Marriage*She married Tilton Eugene "Gene" Wimmer, son of Joseph Ezra "Junior" Wimmer Jr. and Lottie Nellie Shilling, on February 1, 1964 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,2,8 
Child

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William C. Conner obituary in the Oct 8, 1996 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Golda Elizabeth Mason Conner obituary in the Oct 7, 2004 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Carol Conner Wimmer obituary in the Oct 9, 2002 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sward-Wimmer wedding announcement in the Sep 1, 1996 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Tilton E. Wimmer obituary in the Sep 26, 2019 edition.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lottie Schilling Wimmer obituary in the Jan 9, 2004 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joseph E. Wimmer, Jr. obituary in the Jun 1, 2000 edition.

Horace Hall Poff1,2,3,4

M, b. January 11, 1889, d. February 2, 1958
FatherJoseph Johnson Poff5,6,7,8,9,4 b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
MotherMiriam Ella Kropff5,7,8,9,4 b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
     Horace Hall Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,4 He was born on January 11, 1889 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3,4 He married Alma Mae Boone, daughter of John Lemuel Boone and Martha Ellen Sisson, on February 2, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,7,4 Horace Hall Poff died on February 2, 1958 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 69.5,1,2,4 He Horace Hall Poff 69, died February 2, (1958) at his home in Check. He is survived by his wife Alma Boone Poff; two daughters Mrs. Glen (Ernestine) Franklin, Bassett; Mrs Shirley (Blondine) Thomas, Roanoke; a son Lynwood Poff, Check; eight grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. W. C. Simpson, Mrs. Hay Mason, Check; Mrs. Harvey Aldridge, Copper Hill, Mrs J. D. Rumburg, Parkersburg, WV; Mrs Raymond Foster, Roanoke; a half sister, Mrs. Hurbert Harmon, Check; a brother, Byron Poff of Roanoke. Funeral was held Tuesday at the Head of the River church. Burial was in Sherwood at Salem.
on February 6, 1958.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 116, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 151, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 105, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 184, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1910Farmer11
1920Mill laborer12
1930Corn miller13
1940Farmer14

Family

Alma Mae Boone b. May 2, 1889, d. February 28, 1971
Marriage*Horace Hall Poff married Alma Mae Boone, daughter of John Lemuel Boone and Martha Ellen Sisson, on February 2, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,7,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S232] Rena Worthen, "Sherwood Cemetery," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 14, 2003.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Horace Hall Poff obituary in the Feb 6, 1958 edition.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  6. [S314] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 05.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ora C. Sowder obituary in the Mar 27, 1922 edition.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Blondine Poff Thomas obituary in the Oct 12, 2004 edition.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ernestine Poff Franklin obituary in the Apr 6, 1995 edition.
  17. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Alma Mae Boone1,2

F, b. May 2, 1889, d. February 28, 1971
FatherJohn Lemuel Boone2,1,3 b. June 26, 1853, d. July 2, 1913
MotherMartha Ellen Sisson2,1,3 b. September 2, 1855, d. November 10, 1945
     Alma Mae Boone was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She was born on May 2, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 She married Horace Hall Poff, son of Joseph Johnson Poff and Miriam Ella Kropff, on February 2, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,1,3 As of February 2, 1910,her married name was Poff. Alma Mae Boone died on February 28, 1971 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 81.2,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 116, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 151, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 105, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 184, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Horace Hall Poff b. January 11, 1889, d. February 2, 1958
Marriage*Alma Mae Boone married Horace Hall Poff, son of Joseph Johnson Poff and Miriam Ella Kropff, on February 2, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Horace Hall Poff obituary in the Feb 6, 1958 edition.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Blondine Poff Thomas obituary in the Oct 12, 2004 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ernestine Poff Franklin obituary in the Apr 6, 1995 edition.
  12. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William Riley Conner1,2,3

M, b. February 16, 1868, d. October 24, 1943
FatherDaniel R. Conner4,5,6,3 b. December 15, 1832, d. December 15, 1885
MotherLydia "Liddie" Poff4,5,6,3 b. August 20, 1832, d. July 24, 1917
     William Riley Conner was buried at Puckett Cemetery, off Rt. 221 on a small dirt road between the old Copper Hill post office and H. C. Link & Son Pump Business, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He was born on February 16, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Lillie Virginia Custer, daughter of Joseph S. Custer and Elizabeth Ann Reed, on March 13, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 William Riley Conner died on October 24, 1943 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 75.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 179, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 369, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 124, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 143, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 7, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 213, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1900Farmer8
1910Farmer9
1920Fruit farmer10
1930Farmer11

Family

Lillie Virginia Custer b. November 8, 1873, d. March 6, 1955
Marriage*William Riley Conner married Lillie Virginia Custer, daughter of Joseph S. Custer and Elizabeth Ann Reed, on March 13, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S939] William Clyde Conner, Puckett Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  13. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Joseph Byron Poff1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 27, 1896, d. December 19, 1976
FatherJoseph Johnson Poff6,7,8,1,9,10,11,12,5 b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
MotherMiriam Ella Kropff8,1,9,10,11,12,5 b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
     Joseph Byron Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5 He was born on May 27, 1896 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia; The Virginia Births and Christenings database has a birth date of May 15, 1896.1,3,4,12,5 He married Hazel Bell Fowler on January 26, 1919.2,5 Joseph Byron Poff married Grace Ellen "Gracie" Aldridge, daughter of Joseph William "Joe" Aldredge and Maranda Alice Conner, on April 16, 1970 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 Joseph Byron Poff died on December 19, 1976 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 80.2,4,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 122, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 145, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1930Post office clerk14
1930Dwelling 126, District 2, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia14
1940Dwelling 703, District 81-21, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia15

Occupation

1920Buckwheat miller13
1940Postal clerk15

Family 1

Hazel Bell Fowler b. August 7, 1896, d. October 20, 1967
Marriage*Joseph Byron Poff married Hazel Bell Fowler on January 26, 1919.2,5 
Children

Family 2

Grace Ellen "Gracie" Aldridge b. April 5, 1899, d. January 11, 1981
Marriage*Joseph Byron Poff married Grace Ellen "Gracie" Aldridge, daughter of Joseph William "Joe" Aldredge and Maranda Alice Conner, on April 16, 1970 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [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&
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Beulah Yeatts Poff.
  7. [S314] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 05.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Horace Hall Poff obituary in the Feb 6, 1958 edition.
  9. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ora C. Sowder obituary in the Mar 20, 1922 edition.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [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
  13. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mary Ann Gray

F, b. June 24, 1826, d. July 20, 1898
FatherJoseph Howard "Joe" Gray Jr. b. October 1, 1803, d. August 7, 1870
MotherElizabeth H. Terry b. February 24, 1805, d. January 5, 1880
     Mary Ann Gray was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on June 24, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She married Robert William Kropff, son of Johan Henrich Kropff and Barbara Jenkins, on December 5, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 As of December 5, 1844,her married name was Kropff. Mary Ann Gray died on July 20, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 72.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 47, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 447, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Robert William Kropff b. May 9, 1824, d. March 3, 1913
Marriage*Mary Ann Gray married Robert William Kropff, son of Johan Henrich Kropff and Barbara Jenkins, on December 5, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  7. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Robert William Kropff1,2

M, b. May 9, 1824, d. March 3, 1913
FatherJohan Henrich Kropff b. circa 1785
MotherBarbara Jenkins b. circa 1786
     Robert William Kropff was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on May 9, 1824 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Mary Ann Gray, daughter of Joseph Howard "Joe" Gray Jr. and Elizabeth H. Terry, on December 5, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 Robert William Kropff died on March 3, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 88.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 47, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 447, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his son-in-law Joseph Poff6

Occupation

1880Farmer4

Family

Mary Ann Gray b. June 24, 1826, d. July 20, 1898
Marriage*Robert William Kropff married Mary Ann Gray, daughter of Joseph Howard "Joe" Gray Jr. and Elizabeth H. Terry, on December 5, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  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.

Charles Clifton "Charlie" McNeil1,2

M, b. July 8, 1890, d. September 11, 1975
FatherHenry McNeil3,4,5,2 b. May 22, 1845, d. May 23, 1924
MotherMary E. Delilah Smith4,3,5,2 b. August 19, 1861, d. December 21, 1939
     Charles Clifton "Charlie" McNeil was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2 He was born on July 8, 1890 at Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,4,7,5,2 He married Rispy I. Muncy, daughter of Joseph Kyle Muncy and Cora Alice "Rosa" Light, on April 16, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,4,5,2 Charles Clifton "Charlie" McNeil died on September 11, 1975 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 85.1,6,4,5,2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 135, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 82, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 133, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1920Farm laborer9
1930Farmer10
1940Farmer11

Family

Rispy I. Muncy b. March 6, 1896, d. September 14, 1914
Marriage*Charles Clifton "Charlie" McNeil married Rispy I. Muncy, daughter of Joseph Kyle Muncy and Cora Alice "Rosa" Light, on April 16, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,4,5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Charles Clifton McNeil.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S911] Paul McNeil, "McNeil Genealogy."
  5. [S1859] Eleanor Stuart Mcneil Mullins and Maynard McNeil, "Some Descendants of Jacob Ireson McNeil."
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  8. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  13. [S1733] McNeil Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/McNeilCemetery.html
  14. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the infant McNeil death certificate.
  15. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Weldon Theodore Lawrence1,2,3,4

M, b. March 21, 1904, d. March 16, 1975
FatherJohn William Lawrence2,1,3,5,4 b. April 2, 1866, d. September 24, 1945
MotherSarah Elizabeth "Liz" Conner1,2,3,5,4 b. August 22, 1871, d. February 5, 1930
     Weldon Theodore Lawrence married Frieda Estelle Ford.1,3,6 His Social Security Number was 719-07-8229.7 Weldon Theodore Lawrence was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9,3,4 He LYNCHBURG - Weldon Theodore Lawrence, age 70, owner of Lawrence Truck Sales, Inc., of Triple Oak Circle, Madison Heights, died at Virginia Baptist Hospital at 11:55 p.m. Sunday night after a long illness. Born in Floyd County, the son of the late John W. and Elizabeth C. Lawrence. He was a member of the Thomas Road Baptist Church and a member of Madison Heights Puritan Club. He is survived by his wife, Frieda Ford Lawrence; three sons, Weldon T. Lawrence, Jr., Roanoke; Theodore L. Lawrence and Timothy M. Lawrence, both of Madison Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Murdock McKiethen, Lourinburg, N.C; Cynthia A. Lawrence, Madison Heights; two brothers, Stanley Lawrence, Floyd; Abe Lawrence, Bluefield, W.Va; four sisters, Mrs. Ollie L. Lawrence, Mrs. Myrtle L. Hamlet, Mrs. Ada L. Lawson, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Hall, all of Salem, five grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. Burial in the Wilson Cemetery.3 He was born on March 21, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8,9,2,1,3,4 He married Rena Elizabeth Muncy, daughter of Joseph Kyle Muncy and Cora Alice "Rosa" Light, on July 21, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Weldon Theodore Lawrence and Rena Elizabeth Muncy were divorced on February 14, 1955 at Roanoke, Virginia.10 Weldon Theodore Lawrence died on March 16, 1975 at Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 70.8,9,3,4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 23, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 67, District 12, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 264, District 119-30, Roanoke, Virginia12

Occupation

1930Railroad laborer11
1940Farm manager12

Family 1

Rena Elizabeth Muncy b. February 27, 1903, d. April 26, 1990
Marriage*Weldon Theodore Lawrence married Rena Elizabeth Muncy, daughter of Joseph Kyle Muncy and Cora Alice "Rosa" Light, on July 21, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Divorce* Weldon Theodore Lawrence and Rena Elizabeth Muncy were divorced on February 14, 1955 at Roanoke, Virginia.10 
Children

Family 2

Frieda Estelle Ford
Marriage*Weldon Theodore Lawrence married Frieda Estelle Ford.1,3,6 
Children
  • Theodore Lee Lawrence1,3,15
  • Timothy Mark Lawrence1,3,15
  • Cynthia Ann Lawrence1,3,15

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Weldon Theodore Lawrence obituary in an unknown edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  9. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  10. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  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 Rena M. Lawrence obitutary in the Apr 27, 1990 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Weldon T. Lawrence, Jr., obituary in the Feb 14, 2006 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  16. [S100] Mac McKeithen, "McKeithen - Nephew of Murdoch McKeithen," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 16, 2003.
  17. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.