James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 18, 1871, d. July 29, 1961
FatherHenry Booker Light4,6,7 b. October 15, 1848, d. August 16, 1916
MotherEliza Montgomery4,6,7 b. April 10, 1857, d. May 7, 1923
     James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light was buried at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia.5,8 His Social Security Number was 233-60-5491.9 He was born on December 18, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Dec 18, 1872.7,2,9 He married Queen Victoria "Tory" Huffman on May 10, 1894 at Monroe Co., West Virginia.10 James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light married Ollie E. Taylor on August 12, 1919 at Summers Co., West Virginia.11 James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light married Sarah Amanda Iddings, daughter of Jonathan Bird Iddings and Rosa Belle "Rosa" Clower, before April 10, 1930.12,13 James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light died on July 29, 1961 at Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia, at age 89.3,8 He Funeral services for James Light, 89, Glen Jean, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Union Church at Glen Jean with the Rev. Homer Elkins in charge. Burial will to in High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill. Light died in the Oak Hill Hospital Saturday after a short illness. A retired carpenter, he was member of the Glen Jean Union Church. Survivors include a son, Aubrey Light, of Huntington; three daughters, Mrs. Lottie Leich of Beckley, Mrs. Pearl Holcomb and Mrs. Grace Byset, both of Glen Jean; two sisters, Mrs. Okey Henderson of Parkersburg and Mrs. Rushia Yon of MacArthur; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. on July 31, 1961.8

Census Records

1880Dwelling 202, District 22, Craig Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 195, District 13, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia1
1920Dwelling 67, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia14
1930Dwelling 270, District 14, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia12

Occupation

1910Coal mine carpenter1
1920Farmer14
1930Carpenter12

Family 1

Queen Victoria "Tory" Huffman b. May 9, 1869, d. March 31, 1912
Marriage*James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light married Queen Victoria "Tory" Huffman on May 10, 1894 at Monroe Co., West Virginia.10 
Children

Family 2

Ollie E. Taylor b. circa 1874
Marriage*James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light married Ollie E. Taylor on August 12, 1919 at Summers Co., West Virginia.11 

Family 3

Sarah Amanda Iddings b. May 28, 1876, d. 1937
Marriage*James Napolean "Booker Jim" Light married Sarah Amanda Iddings, daughter of Jonathan Bird Iddings and Rosa Belle "Rosa" Clower, before April 10, 1930.12,13 

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the James N. Light death record.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S4671] High Lawn Memorial Park, Fayette Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S845] John Operchuck, "Henry Booker Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 13, 2002.
  7. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  8. [S2051] Raleigh Register, From the James Light obituary in the Jul 31, 1961 edition.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Huffman marriage record.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Taylor marriage record.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  14. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ballard-Light marriage record.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Leich-Ballard marriage record.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Overholt marriage record.

Alice C. Light1,2,3

F, b. June 14, 1875, d. August 20, 1958
FatherHenry Booker Light1,4,3 b. October 15, 1848, d. August 16, 1916
MotherEliza Montgomery1,4,3 b. April 10, 1857, d. May 7, 1923
     Alice C. Light was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3,5 She was born on June 14, 1875 at Craig Co., Virginia.3 She married Elijah W. Hughes on August 22, 1895 at Summers Co., West Virginia.6,5 As of August 22, 1895,her married name was Hughes.6 Alice C. Light died on August 20, 1958 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 83.3,5 She Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Hughes, 83, of 221 Sixth St. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Church of God by the Rev. C. E. Bays. Mrs. Hughes, a resident of Beckley for the past 18 years, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in a local hospital after an extended illness. Her husband, Elijah Hughes, preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Church of God. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Kempson of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Frances Wise of Marietta, Ohio, and Mrs. Betty Miller of Parkersburg; one son, Carl Hughes of Parkersburg; one brother, James Light of Glen Jean; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Yon of MacArthur and Mrs. Okey Henderson of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Webb and Neal Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. on August 21, 1958.5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 202, District 22, Craig Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 269, District 13, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia7
1920Dwelling 279, District 182, Tygart, Wood Co., West Virginia2
1930Dwelling 540, District 27, Tygart, Wood Co., West Virginia8

Family

Elijah W. Hughes b. January 24, 1874, d. December 18, 1945
Marriage*Alice C. Light married Elijah W. Hughes on August 22, 1895 at Summers Co., West Virginia.6,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Alice Hughes death certificate.
  4. [S845] John Operchuck, "Henry Booker Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 13, 2002.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Alice Hughes obituary in the Aug 21, 1958 edition.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hughes-Light marriage record.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Lazarus Light1

M, b. circa 1740, d. 1786
     Lazarus Light married Elizabeth Unknown.1 Lazarus Light was born circa 1740 at New York.1 He died in 1786 at Virginia.

Family

Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Unknown.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1246] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.

Willie J. Conner1,2

M, b. September 19, 1867, d. August 24, 1899
FatherNathaniel Osborn/Osburn "Nathan" Conner1,2 b. July 15, 1845, d. January 17, 1897
MotherMary Jane Walton1,2 b. July 11, 1846, d. January 10, 1934
     Willie J. Conner was buried at Walton Cemetery, Pee Wee Drive, S. E., Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on September 19, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He died on August 24, 1899 at age 31.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 254, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1880Dwelling 435, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S201] Mary Conner Williams and Mary Leigh Williams, Walton Cemetery.

John Wilson Light1

M, b. 1828, d. 1863
FatherElijah D. Light1 b. 1799, d. July, 1879
MotherSusannah Wilson1
     John Wilson Light was born in 1828 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Catherine Rose, daughter of Unknown Beckleheimer and Martha Rose, on May 21, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 John Wilson Light died in 1863 at Libertyville, Bedford Co., Virginia; Died in the Battle of Chancelorsville during the Civil War.2

Family

Catherine Rose b. 1836
Marriage*He married Catherine Rose, daughter of Unknown Beckleheimer and Martha Rose, on May 21, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S309] Wes McDaniel, Light in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Feb 25, 2004.
  3. [S637] "Doyle - The Herbert Wade Doyle, Jr. Family,."

Catherine Rose1,2

F, b. 1836
FatherUnknown Beckleheimer
MotherMartha Rose2
     Catherine Rose was buried at McNeil Cemetery, Diamond Knob Road, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia; Her name is spelled as Katherine on her tombstone.3 She was born in 1836 at Bath Co., Virginia.3,2 She married John Wilson Light, son of Elijah D. Light and Susannah Wilson, on May 21, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of May 21, 1854,her married name was Light.

Census Records

1850Dwelling 186, District 15, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of James L. Wilson4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

John Wilson Light b. 1828, d. 1863
Marriage*Catherine Rose married John Wilson Light, son of Elijah D. Light and Susannah Wilson, on May 21, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S637] "Doyle - The Herbert Wade Doyle, Jr. Family,."
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S210] Maynard McNeil, McNeil Cemetery.
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Shelman C. Vest1,2,3,4

M, b. December 31, 1895, d. October 7, 1934
FatherJohn Vest5,1,2,3,4 b. August 20, 1871, d. March 24, 1955
MotherEliza E. Angle5,1,2,3,4 b. February 2, 1873
     Shelman C. Vest was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,4 He was born on December 31, 1895 at Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Dec 31, 1896.2,6,4 He married Mantella "Mantel" DeWeese, daughter of Henry Cassell DeWeese and Sarah Jane Kelley, on April 12, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 Shelman C. Vest married Beatrice Gay Martin circa 1925.8,9 Shelman C. Vest married Viola Mildred Hundley on April 5, 1934 at Keystone, McDowell Co., West Virginia.2,3 Shelman C. Vest died on October 7, 1934 at McComas, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 38.2,4 He Falling over an eight-foot wall, Shelman C. Vest, 38, an electrician for the American Coal company was fatally injured Sunday morning at his home at McComas. Mr. Vest was cutting kindling about 10 o'clock Sunday morning when he tripped and fell backwards over the wall. He died at 4:16 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Mr. Vest landed on the hard surface of the highway in front of his home. Although he arose after the fall and walked to the house, he was forced to lie down on the porch. Mrs. Vest was not at the home at the time of the accident and when she returned he complained that he had fallen and "hurt his back." Mrs. Vest accompanied him upstairs, where he went to bed. Soon afterwards he lapsed into unconsciousness and died a short time later. Examination disclosed that his skull had been fractured. Mr. Vest had been in the employee of the American Coal company for about fifteen years. He was born in Floyd county, Virginia, December 31, 1895, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Vest. He is survived by his widow and one son, Wayne Martin Vest, aged 4 years, and his parents. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 at Thomas Memorial church, McComas, conducted by the Rev. J. R. Belcher, assisted by the Rev. J. M. Wysor, of Berwind, and the Rev. J. E. Davis, of Jenkinjones. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery and will be in charge of Bailey lodge 137 A. F. and A. M. Pallbearers: S. S. Cooper, Nelson Cooper, Abe Lawarence, W. P. Huffman, William Stone, William Cox, Flower bearers: Madames W. D Fitzhugh, S. S. Cooper, Harve Browning, K. N. Marshall, Melvin McClain, Claude Bailey, Harry Fulford, B. F. Pinkard, J. S. Ayers, Abe Lawarence, O. E. Hurst, C. C. Bird, W. I. Gully, J. S. Sanders, Millard King, W. R. Sheets, Leonard Belcher, J. T. Parcel, L. W. Marshall. on October 9, 1934.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 369, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia8

Occupation

1916Farmer1
1930Coal mine electrician8

Family 1

Mantella "Mantel" DeWeese b. August 22, 1899, d. June 9, 1924
Marriage*Shelman C. Vest married Mantella "Mantel" DeWeese, daughter of Henry Cassell DeWeese and Sarah Jane Kelley, on April 12, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 
Child

Family 2

Beatrice Gay Martin b. November 15, 1905, d. February 24, 1934
Marriage*Shelman C. Vest married Beatrice Gay Martin circa 1925.8,9 
Child

Family 3

Viola Mildred Hundley
Marriage*Shelman C. Vest married Viola Mildred Hundley on April 5, 1934 at Keystone, McDowell Co., West Virginia.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Shelman C. Vest death certificate.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Vest-Hundley marriage record.
  4. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Shelman C. Vest obituary in the Oct 9, 1934 edition.
  5. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  6. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  7. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Beatrice Gay Vest death certificate.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Broudly L. Vest death certificate.

Henry Link1,2,3

M, b. 1790, d. 1864
     Henry Link was buried at Old Friendship Church Lot, adjoining Hoback - Rutrough Cemetery, Rt. 221 E. by Rt. 679, 17 miles east of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born in 1790 at Virginia.3 He married Mary "Polly" Winters on November 1, 1811 at Rockbridge Co., Virginia. Henry Link married Rebecca Lykins in 1842.4,2 Henry Link died in 1864.3

Family 1

Mary "Polly" Winters d. circa 1840
Marriage*He married Mary "Polly" Winters on November 1, 1811 at Rockbridge Co., Virginia. 
Child

Family 2

Rebecca Lykins b. October 30, 1816, d. November 3, 1904
Marriage*Henry Link married Rebecca Lykins in 1842.4,2 

Citations

  1. [S700] Unknown, Hoback - Rutrough Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  4. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Susannah "Susan" Winfrey1,2

F, b. October, 1851
FatherStephen Winfrey1
MotherElizabeth Childress1
     Susannah "Susan" Winfrey was born in October, 1851 at Virginia.2 She married Cyrus Milton Link, son of David Link and Adeline Smith, on May 30, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of May 30, 1899,her married name was Link. Susannah "Susan" Winfrey Susan later moved into the household of her son Exodus Link in Plumas Co., California in 1920.4,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 240, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 2, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1910Farmer6

Family

Cyrus Milton Link b. October 29, 1850, d. November 20, 1904
Marriage*Susannah "Susan" Winfrey married Cyrus Milton Link, son of David Link and Adeline Smith, on May 30, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Eliza Lee Conner1,2

F, b. February 25, 1869, d. October 23, 1923
FatherNathaniel Osborn/Osburn "Nathan" Conner1,2,3,4 b. July 15, 1845, d. January 17, 1897
MotherMary Jane Walton1,2,3,4 b. July 11, 1846, d. January 10, 1934
     Eliza Lee Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 She was born on February 25, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,1 She married John Henry Clower, son of Lewis B. Clower and Margaret "Peggy" Epperly, on June 30, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of June 30, 1895,her married name was Clower. Eliza Lee Conner died on October 23, 1923 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 54.5,6,4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 254, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 435, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 5, District 100, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 212, District 113, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Family

John Henry Clower b. July 1, 1860, d. May 21, 1937
Marriage*Eliza Lee Conner married John Henry Clower, son of Lewis B. Clower and Margaret "Peggy" Epperly, on June 30, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  6. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Camma Jane Johnson death certificate.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie B." Willis1

F, b. March 10, 1872, d. November 14, 1939
FatherRobert L. Willis1
MotherSarah Catherine Hellem1 b. October 27, 1838, d. May 1, 1913
     Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie B." Willis was buried at Link Family Cemetery, on Rt. 653, turn left on Diamond Knob Road and travel about 1.3 miles. In a field about 200 yards to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on March 10, 1872 at Virginia.2 She married John Lemons Link, son of David Link and Adeline Smith, on August 9, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of August 9, 1891,her married name was Link. Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie B." Willis died on November 14, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 67.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

John Lemons Link b. February 22, 1852, d. June 12, 1932
Marriage*Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie B." Willis married John Lemons Link, son of David Link and Adeline Smith, on August 9, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.
  3. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Catherine Hellem1

F, b. October 27, 1838, d. May 1, 1913
     Sarah Catherine Hellem was born on October 27, 1838 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 She married Robert L. Willis circa 1858. As of circa 1858,her married name was Willis. Sarah Catherine Hellem died on May 1, 1913 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 74.1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Robert L. Willis
Marriage*Sarah Catherine Hellem married Robert L. Willis circa 1858. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Sarah Catherine Willis death certificate.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Ada V. Akers1,2,3

F, b. September 23, 1891, d. November 5, 1918
FatherBallard Preston Akers4,1,2,3 b. April 16, 1861, d. September 25, 1939
MotherEmily Jane "Emma" Poff4,1,2,3 b. May 7, 1856, d. June 25, 1929
     Ada V. Akers was buried at Link Family Cemetery, on Rt. 653, turn left on Diamond Knob Road and travel about 1.3 miles. In a field about 200 yards to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3 She was born on September 23, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth year of 1890.4,5,1,3 She married Coy Link, son of David Wesley Link and Lucy Mary Conner, on October 23, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,6 As of October 23, 1907,her married name was Link. Ada V. Akers died on November 5, 1918 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 27.4,5,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 220, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 113, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Coy Link b. December 10, 1888, d. February 3, 1971
Marriage*Ada V. Akers married Coy Link, son of David Wesley Link and Lucy Mary Conner, on October 23, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S35] Ancestors of Galen Daniel Underwood, Sr., online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/u/n/d/Galen-Underwood/GENE5-0001.html
  5. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Violet Link Forbes obituary in the Mar 17, 2003 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Catherine Link Cundiff obituary in the Sep 12, 2006 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnold Leon Link obituary in the Mar 19, 2017 edition.
  11. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Minerva Essie Bell

F, b. March 12, 1897, d. February 23, 1971
FatherJames William "Bill" Bell b. November 9, 1869, d. December 12, 1909
MotherLizena C. Hollins1 b. January 18, 1875, d. May 31, 1952
     Minerva Essie Bell was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 She COPPER HILL - Essie Bell Link, 73, formerly of Copper Hill, died Tuesday at a Bristol, Tenn., hospital. She was the widow of Coy Link. Surviving are three sons, Larry Link, Bristol; Leon Link, Bristol; Alvin Link, Roanoke; three daughters, Mrs. Ernestine McElwee, Richmond, Mo; Mrs. Helen Cundiff, Salem; Mrs. Violet Forbes, Roanoke; two sisters, Mrs. Althea Campbell, Mrs. Ocie Conner, Roanoke. The funeral will be Friday a 2 p.m. at Smiths Chapel United Methodist Church, Locust Grove, with burial in Restvale Cemetery, Copper Hill.4 She was born on March 12, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She married Coy Link, son of David Wesley Link and Lucy Mary Conner, on February 20, 1923 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4,5 As of February 20, 1923,her married name was Link. Minerva Essie Bell died on February 23, 1971 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, at age 73.2,3,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 40, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 38, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Coy Link b. December 10, 1888, d. February 3, 1971
Marriage*Minerva Essie Bell married Coy Link, son of David Wesley Link and Lucy Mary Conner, on February 20, 1923 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Essie Bell Link.
  3. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Essie Bell Link obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Coy Link obituary in the Feb 11, 1971 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Violet Link Forbes obituary in the Mar 17, 2003 edition.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Catherine Link Cundiff obituary in the Sep 12, 2006 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnold Leon Link obituary in the Mar 19, 2017 edition.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Della Jane "Delia" Manning1,2,3,4

F, b. September 11, 1881, d. March 2, 1966
FatherNathan Valentine "Valentine" Manning1,4 b. June 3, 1858, d. February 21, 1923
MotherElizabeth Alice "Eliza" Conner1,4 b. December 9, 1864, d. August 18, 1944
     Della Jane "Delia" Manning was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 She was born on September 11, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 She married James Bostonia "Boss" Poff, son of Daniel M. Poff and Louisa Calla R. "Lou" Dickerson, on August 30, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 As of August 30, 1900,her married name was Poff. Della Jane "Delia" Manning married Valentine T. Ferris, son of William R. Ferris and Julia Ann Stump, on August 15, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of August 15, 1922,her married name was Ferris. Della Jane "Delia" Manning died on March 2, 1966 at Radford, Virginia, at age 84.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 40, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 110, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 63, District 1, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., VirginiaHer second husband Valentine Ferris was not enumerated in the household8
1940Dwelling 3, District 61-2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1920Farmer7

Family 1

James Bostonia "Boss" Poff b. January 6, 1881, d. May 27, 1919
Marriage*Della Jane "Delia" Manning married James Bostonia "Boss" Poff, son of Daniel M. Poff and Louisa Calla R. "Lou" Dickerson, on August 30, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Family 2

Valentine T. Ferris b. March 10, 1872, d. July 14, 1951
Marriage*Della Jane "Delia" Manning married Valentine T. Ferris, son of William R. Ferris and Julia Ann Stump, on August 15, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma P. Long obituary in the Aug 31, 1991 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S68] Jim Creath, "Robert Kyle St Clair Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jun 22, 2003.
  12. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  13. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Eliza Louella "Lillia" Manning1

F, b. April 30, 1886, d. June 21, 1974
FatherNathan Valentine "Valentine" Manning1,2 b. June 3, 1858, d. February 21, 1923
MotherElizabeth Alice "Eliza" Conner1,2,3 b. December 9, 1864, d. August 18, 1944
     Her Social Security Number was 224-32-3846.4 Eliza Louella "Lillia" Manning was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,7 She was born on April 30, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4,1,6,3 She married William Daniel Conner, son of William Valentine Conner and Sarah Ann Vest, on September 6, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,8,7,3 As of September 6, 1905,her married name was Conner. Eliza Louella "Lillia" Manning died on June 21, 1974 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 88.5,7,3 She ROANOKE -- Mrs. Eliza Louella Conner, age 88, died in a local nursing home Friday morning, June 21, 1974. She was the widow of W. D. Conner. Surviving are two sons, William M. Conner, Salem, G. Wade Conner, Vinton; four grandchildren. Services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 1974, at Old Salem Church, Floyd County. Elder B. Odell Thompson officiated. Interment will be in the church cemetery. on June 27, 1974.7

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 250, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 140, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 136, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 150, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

William Daniel Conner b. June 8, 1885, d. August 26, 1963
Marriage*Eliza Louella "Lillia" Manning married William Daniel Conner, son of William Valentine Conner and Sarah Ann Vest, on September 6, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,8,7,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Eliza Louella Conner obituary in the Jun 27, 1974 edition.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the William D. Conner obituary in the Aug 29, 1963 edition.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William M. Conner obituary in the Mar 15, 2012 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Garland Wade Conner obituary in the Jun 26, 2018 edition.

Silas Reed Stewart Jr.1,2,3,4

M, b. October 31, 1872, d. February, 1922
FatherSilas Reed Stewart1,4 b. January 13, 1829, d. October 29, 1907
MotherSarah Jane Hall1,4 b. 1831, d. April 7, 1888
     Silas Reed Stewart Jr. was born on October 31, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Cynthia E. Duncan on November 4, 1891 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 Silas Reed Stewart Jr. married Bertha J. "Bertie" "Birdie" Conner, daughter of Christopher Acey Conner and Nancy Adeline "Nannie" Ferris, on January 16, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Silas Reed Stewart Jr. died in February, 1922 at age 49.

Census Records

1900Dwelling 17, District 61, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 184, District 93, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 134, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1900Farm laborer2
1910Farmer5
1920Farmer3

Family 1

Cynthia E. Duncan b. 1872, d. August 20, 1893
Marriage*Silas Reed Stewart Jr. married Cynthia E. Duncan on November 4, 1891 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 

Family 2

Bertha J. "Bertie" "Birdie" Conner b. December, 1875
Marriage*Silas Reed Stewart Jr. married Bertha J. "Bertie" "Birdie" Conner, daughter of Christopher Acey Conner and Nancy Adeline "Nannie" Ferris, on January 16, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S705] Scotland-Stewart, online http://www.scotland-stewart.com/features.html
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Lucy Mae "Maybelle" Stewart

F, b. May 11, 1912, d. January 21, 1986
FatherSilas Reed Stewart Jr.1 b. October 31, 1872, d. February, 1922
MotherBertha J. "Bertie" "Birdie" Conner1 b. December, 1875
     Lucy Mae "Maybelle" Stewart was buried at Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Giles Co., Virginia.2 Her Social Security Number was 231-24-9776.3 She married Clarence Cleveland Jones.4 Her married name was Jones. Lucy Mae "Maybelle" Stewart was born on May 11, 1912 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,2 She died on January 21, 1986 at Giles Co., Virginia, at age 73.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 134, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 170, District 36-6, Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia5

Family

Clarence Cleveland Jones b. November 15, 1902, d. January 4, 1974
Marriage*Lucy Mae "Maybelle" Stewart married Clarence Cleveland Jones.4 
Children
  • Reedy Jones4 d. 2002
  • Dot Jones4
  • Rosemary Jones4
  • Clarence Reed Jones5
  • Dorothy Mae Jones5,6
  • Betty Jean Jones5
  • Robert Ray "Bobby" Jones4,6

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3417] Peterstown Cemetery, Giles Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S707] Bertie Clement, "Stewart Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 31, 2002.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Roy Carlton Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. September 9, 1906, d. October 11, 1957
FatherJohn William Conner1,2,5,6,7,3,8 b. May 11, 1877, d. January 9, 1952
MotherLaura E. Udoxey Sisson1,2,5,6,7,3,8 b. October 15, 1879, d. October 26, 1965
     Roy Carlton Conner was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,8 He was born on September 9, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,8 He married Lila Lee Huffman on December 8, 1934 at Fairview, Virginia.2,4 Roy Carlton Conner and Lila Lee Huffman were divorced on October 10, 1938 at Virginia.2,4 Roy Carlton Conner married Eula Ethel Akers on November 12, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 Roy Carlton Conner and Eula Ethel Akers were divorced on February 18, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 Roy Carlton Conner died on October 11, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 51.2,8

Census Records

1910Dwelling 108, District 134, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 157, District 125, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 128, District 12, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1940Convict Camp, District 34-14, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1930Mine laborer7

Family 1

Lila Lee Huffman b. circa 1913
Marriage*Roy Carlton Conner married Lila Lee Huffman on December 8, 1934 at Fairview, Virginia.2,4 
Divorce* Roy Carlton Conner and Lila Lee Huffman were divorced on October 10, 1938 at Virginia.2,4 

Family 2

Eula Ethel Akers b. circa 1910
Marriage*Roy Carlton Conner married Eula Ethel Akers on November 12, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 
Divorce* Roy Carlton Conner and Eula Ethel Akers were divorced on February 18, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S1329] Sherwood Memorial Park, Sherwood Memorial Park (Conner Lot Inquiry List).
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Clarence Cleveland Jones1

M, b. November 15, 1902, d. January 4, 1974
     Clarence Cleveland Jones married Lucy Mae "Maybelle" Stewart, daughter of Silas Reed Stewart Jr. and Bertha J. "Bertie" "Birdie" Conner.1 Clarence Cleveland Jones was buried at Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Giles Co., Virginia.2 He was born on November 15, 1902 at Virginia.2 He died on January 4, 1974 at age 71.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 170, District 36-6, Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1940Dry cleaner truck driver3

Family

Lucy Mae "Maybelle" Stewart b. May 11, 1912, d. January 21, 1986
Marriage*Clarence Cleveland Jones married Lucy Mae "Maybelle" Stewart, daughter of Silas Reed Stewart Jr. and Bertha J. "Bertie" "Birdie" Conner.1 
Children
  • Reedy Jones1 d. 2002
  • Dot Jones1
  • Rosemary Jones1
  • Clarence Reed Jones3
  • Dorothy Mae Jones3,4
  • Betty Jean Jones3
  • Robert Ray "Bobby" Jones1,4

Citations

  1. [S707] Bertie Clement, "Stewart Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 31, 2002.
  2. [S3417] Peterstown Cemetery, Giles Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Herman Elbert Stewart1,2,3

M, b. July 3, 1916, d. August 20, 1993
FatherSilas Reed Stewart Jr.4,3 b. October 31, 1872, d. February, 1922
MotherBertha J. "Bertie" "Birdie" Conner4,3 b. December, 1875
     His Social Security Number was 230-10-3141.5 Herman Elbert Stewart was buried at Peterstown Cemetery, Rich Creek, Giles Co., Virginia.6 He was born on July 3, 1916 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 He married Edna Louise Bouldin on August 31, 1954 at Narrows, Giles Co., Virginia.3 Herman Elbert Stewart died on August 20, 1993 at Giles Co., Virginia, at age 77.1,5 He STEWART, Herman Elbert, 76, of Narrows, died Friday, August 20, 1993. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday, Riffe's Funeral Chapel. on August 22, 1993.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 134, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family

Edna Louise Bouldin
Marriage*Herman Elbert Stewart married Edna Louise Bouldin on August 31, 1954 at Narrows, Giles Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herman Elbert Stewart obituary in the Aug 22, 1993 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Herman Leon Stewart obituary in the Jun 30, 2000 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S3417] Peterstown Cemetery, Giles Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S808] Bertie Clement, "Clement Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 2, 2002.

Sarah Jane Stewart1

F, b. October, 1896
FatherSilas Reed Stewart Jr.1 b. October 31, 1872, d. February, 1922
MotherBertha J. "Bertie" "Birdie" Conner1 b. December, 1875
     Sarah Jane Stewart was born in October, 1896 at Virginia.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 17, District 61, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1910Not enumerated with her family in the 1910 Census2

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.

Hettie Ann Conner1,2

F, b. September 7, 1899, d. August 5, 1990
FatherDaniel Adam Conner2,3,4,5 b. January 20, 1872, d. March 12, 1955
MotherLydia Amanda Conner2,3,4,5 b. June 23, 1875, d. February 22, 1959
     Hettie Ann Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7 Her Social Security Number was 225-44-1824.8 She was born on September 7, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2 She married William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning, son of Nathan Valentine "Valentine" Manning and Elizabeth Alice "Eliza" Conner, on February 18, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,10 As of February 18, 1920,her married name was Manning. Hettie Ann Conner died on August 5, 1990 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 90.7,8 She Hettie Conner Manning, age 90, passed away Sunday morning in the Skyline Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ilene and Buddy Vest, Copper Hill; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ersel Sr. and Juanita Manning, Copper Hill; Vester and Alma Lou Manning, Copper Hill; Joseph and Gertie Manning, Roanoke; one brother, Irvin Conner, Copper Hill; one sister, Virgie Conner, Copper Hill; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Salem Church (Head of the River Church), Copper Hill, with Elder Hale Terry officiating with interment in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on August 6, 1990.7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 161, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 42, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 169, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 163, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 30, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning b. September 5, 1892, d. October 4, 1967
Marriage*Hettie Ann Conner married William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning, son of Nathan Valentine "Valentine" Manning and Elizabeth Alice "Eliza" Conner, on February 18, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S305] Paul D. Craghead, "Conner info at Salem Court House," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 3, 2004.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, 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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hettie C. Manning obituary in the Aug 6, 1990 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for William Carey V. Manning.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ersel Adam Manning, Sr. obituary in the Aug 25, 2013 edition.
  15. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Crystal Lynn Manning.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning1,2,3

M, b. September 5, 1892, d. October 4, 1967
FatherNathan Valentine "Valentine" Manning2,4,5,6,3 b. June 3, 1858, d. February 21, 1923
MotherElizabeth Alice "Eliza" Conner2,4,5,6,3 b. December 9, 1864, d. August 18, 1944
     William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,3 His Social Security Number was 229-32-2610.8 He was born on September 5, 1892 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,9,3 He married Hettie Ann Conner, daughter of Daniel Adam Conner and Lydia Amanda Conner, on February 18, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning died on October 4, 1967 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 75.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 250, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 46, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 109, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 163, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 30, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1920Farmer6
1930Farmer10
1940Farmer11

Family

Hettie Ann Conner b. September 7, 1899, d. August 5, 1990
Marriage*William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning married Hettie Ann Conner, daughter of Daniel Adam Conner and Lydia Amanda Conner, on February 18, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for William Carey V. Manning.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  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. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ersel Adam Manning, Sr. obituary in the Aug 25, 2013 edition.
  14. [S305] Paul D. Craghead, "Conner info at Salem Court House," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 3, 2004.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Ersel Adam Manning Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. November 2, 1929, d. August 23, 2013
FatherWilliam Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning5,1,2,6,4 b. September 5, 1892, d. October 4, 1967
MotherHettie Ann Conner5,7,1,2,6,4 b. September 7, 1899, d. August 5, 1990
     Ersel Adam Manning Sr. was born on November 2, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8 He married Mildred Juanita Stewart, daughter of John Sidney Stewart and Clyde Willis, on January 7, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,3 Ersel Adam Manning Sr. died on August 23, 2013 at Virginia at age 83.4 He Ersel Adam Manning Sr., 83, of Copper Hill, went peacefully home to be with his Lord on Friday, August 23, 2013. He worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation for over 40 years, serving as a Superintendent. Mr. Manning was a dedicated member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the Check Ruritan Club for numerous years having served as club president for many years, and he served on the Farm Bureau Board. After his retirement, he and his wife, Juanita, farmed together for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mildred "Juanita" Manning and his parents, Hettie and Volly Manning. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Ed Miller of Christiansburg, Cindy and Lee Beckner of Copper Hill, Teresa and David Ingram of Copper Hill; one son and daughter-in-law, Ersel Jr. and Sandra Manning of Floyd; Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and spouses, Lisa and Brad St. Clair, Eddie and Jessica Miller, Amie and Bobby Maxwell, Joshua Manning, Kristina and Chuck Cromer, Matthew, Jason, and Bryan Beckner, Wayne and Brandi Ingram, Kassie Ingram, and Jordan Ingram. He has been blessed by eight great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Ilene and Arthur Conner and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vester and Alma Lou Manning and Joseph and Gertie Manning. The family wishes to thank Carilion Hospice and caregivers Angela Linkous and Dulinda Bender. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013 at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Marty Moyer, and the Rev. Maurice Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Sunday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on August 25, 2013.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 163, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 30, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Mildred Juanita Stewart b. January 4, 1932, d. January 9, 2013
Marriage*Ersel Adam Manning Sr. married Mildred Juanita Stewart, daughter of John Sidney Stewart and Clyde Willis, on January 7, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,3 
Children
  • Jean Carol Manning10,3,4
  • Ersel Adam Manning Jr.10,3,4
  • Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Manning10,3,4
  • Teresa Jane Manning10,3,4

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Mildred Stewart Manning obituary in the Jan 10, 2013 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ersel Adam Manning, Sr. obituary in the Aug 25, 2013 edition.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for William Carey V. Manning.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hettie C. Manning obituary in the Aug 6, 1990 edition.
  8. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde Willis Stewart obituary in the Feb 8, 1991 edition.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Mildred Juanita Stewart1,2

F, b. January 4, 1932, d. January 9, 2013
FatherJohn Sidney Stewart3,1 b. September 30, 1903, d. July, 1983
MotherClyde Willis3,1 b. September 11, 1908, d. February 6, 1991
     Mildred Juanita Stewart was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on January 4, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 She married Ersel Adam Manning Sr., son of William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning and Hettie Ann Conner, on January 7, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2 As of January 7, 1950,her married name was Manning. Mildred Juanita Stewart died on January 9, 2013 at Virginia at age 81.2 She Mildred Stewart (Juanita) Manning, 81, of Copper Hill, went peacefully home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Juanita enjoyed caring for her family and farming with her husband. She was a dedicated member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ersel Adam Manning Sr., of Copper Hill; daughters and sons- in-law, Jean and Ed Miller, of Christiansburg, Cindy and Lee Beckner, of Copper Hill, and Teresa and David Ingram, of Copper Hill; son and daughter- in-law, Ersel Jr. and Sandra Manning, of Floyd. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and spouses, Lisa and Brad St.Clair, Eddie and Jessica Miller, Amie and Bobby Maxwell, Joshua Manning, Kristina and Chuck Cromer, Matthew, Jason and Bryan Beckner, Wayne and Brandi Ingram, Kassie Ingram and fiance, Michael Belcher, and Jordan Ingram. She has been blessed with seven great- grandchildren. A special thank you goes out to her caregivers Kallie Parker and the Carilion Hospice Family. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013, at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Reverend Marty Moyer and the Reverend Maurice Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home after 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013, where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on January 10, 2013.2

Family

Ersel Adam Manning Sr. b. November 2, 1929, d. August 23, 2013
Marriage*She married Ersel Adam Manning Sr., son of William Carey Valentine "Vollie" Manning and Hettie Ann Conner, on January 7, 1950 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2 
Children
  • Jean Carol Manning5,2,6
  • Ersel Adam Manning Jr.5,2,6
  • Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Manning5,2,6
  • Teresa Jane Manning5,2,6

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Mildred Stewart Manning obituary in the Jan 10, 2013 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde Willis Stewart obituary in the Feb 8, 1991 edition.
  4. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  5. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ersel Adam Manning, Sr. obituary in the Aug 25, 2013 edition.