Alma Victoria Poff1,2

F, b. March 5, 1879, d. January 9, 1955
FatherPeter Albert Poff3,4,1,2,5 b. 1852, d. 1915
MotherSarah Jane Stump3,4,1,2,5 b. May 15, 1845, d. March 4, 1932
     Alma Victoria Poff was buried at Wheeler Cemetery, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 She was born on March 5, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth date of Mar 5, 1878.2,5 She married Charles Will Vest, son of Jacob H. Vest and Mary Jane Shockey, on November 15, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6 As of November 15, 1894,her married name was Vest. Alma Victoria Poff died on January 9, 1955 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 75.2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 139, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 305, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 28, District 206, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia9
1920Dwelling 47, District 99, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia10
1930Dwelling 71, District 33, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia11
1940Dwelling 88, District 28-49, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia12

Family

Charles Will Vest b. February 6, 1870, d. January 27, 1956
Marriage*Alma Victoria Poff married Charles Will Vest, son of Jacob H. Vest and Mary Jane Shockey, on November 15, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Alma Victoria Vest death certificate.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [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
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Roy Vest obituary in the Nov 9, 1956 edition.
  14. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Raymond Lincoln Vest obituary in the Feb 23, 1976 edition.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Roy Clifton Vest death certificate.
  16. [S2877] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  17. [S1576] VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Young American Patriots. Richmond, U. S., World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.
  18. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Elliott B. Vest obituary in the Feb 2, 1997 edition.

William Pugh1

M, b. 1785, d. May 9, 1859
     William Pugh was born in 1785 at Franklin Co., Virginia. He married Susannah Wingate on March 8, 1821 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 William Pugh died on May 9, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Susannah Wingate
Marriage*He married Susannah Wingate on March 8, 1821 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

George Benjamin Conner1,2

M, b. February 6, 1861, d. March 30, 1942
FatherNathan L. Conner1,3,4 b. October 13, 1813, d. April 11, 1880
MotherElizabeth "Eliza" Kelley1,3,5,4 b. July 1, 1822, d. July 28, 1900
     George Benjamin Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,8,4 He was born on February 6, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,8,1,4 He married Ellen Iddings, daughter of Adeline Jackson, on July 8, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 George Benjamin Conner married Wilmuth Jane "Sis" Martin, daughter of John W. Martin and Cynthia Martha F. Martin, on October 31, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 George Benjamin Conner died on March 30, 1942 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 81.6,7,8,4 He George B. Conner, 81, of Check, died Monday at his home after a lingering illness. Services were held yeaterday at 3 p.m. at his home, with burial in Wilson cemetery. He is survived by his widow and 14 children, including Clarence and Posey Conner, of Pulaski, and Carl, of Galax, formerly of Pulaski. on April 1, 1942.7

Census Records

1870Dwelling 372, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 372, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 126, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 175, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 71, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 21, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 32, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1880Farm laborer5
1900Farmer10
1910Farmer11
1920Farmer12
1930Farmer13
1940Farmer14

Family 1

Ellen Iddings b. June 16, 1863, d. August 7, 1894
Marriage*George Benjamin Conner married Ellen Iddings, daughter of Adeline Jackson, on July 8, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Family 2

Wilmuth Jane "Sis" Martin b. April 6, 1872, d. April 29, 1946
Marriage*George Benjamin Conner married Wilmuth Jane "Sis" Martin, daughter of John W. Martin and Cynthia Martha F. Martin, on October 31, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S333] The Southwest Times, Pulaski, Virginia, From the George B. Conner obituary in the Apr 1, 1942 edition.
  8. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  16. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  18. [S2394] Pulaski Southwest Times, From the Posey Hubert Conner obituary in the Jun 28, 1959 edition.
  19. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  20. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  21. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  22. [S675] VA City of Radford, City of Radford, VA Marriages Book 2.
  23. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  24. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vergie C. Stanley Jamison obituary in the Aug 15, 1998 edition.

John Lester I1

M, b. January 11, 1751/52, d. January 29, 1825
     John Lester I was buried at Lester Family Cemetery, south of Riner, off Rt. 8 on Rt. 602, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He John served in the military in Sep 1777 in Montgomery Co., Virginia. as a Private in Captain Daniel Trigg's Company of Montgomery County Militia. He also fought in the Battle of Point Pleasant in October of 1774.1 He was born on January 11, 1751/52 at Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.1 He married Catherine Plickenstalver circa 1775 at Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 John Lester I died on January 29, 1825 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 73.1

Census Records

1820Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Family

Catherine Plickenstalver b. 1759, d. September 15, 1833
Marriage*John Lester I married Catherine Plickenstalver circa 1775 at Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1016] Essie Fae Lester and Jim Lester (e-mail address), "Lester Family History."
  2. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.

Catherine Plickenstalver1

F, b. 1759, d. September 15, 1833
     Catherine Plickenstalver was buried at Lester Family Cemetery, south of Riner, off Rt. 8 on Rt. 602, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She was born in 1759 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She married John Lester I circa 1775 at Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 As of circa 1775,her married name was Lester. Catherine Plickenstalver died on September 15, 1833 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1

Family

John Lester I b. January 11, 1751/52, d. January 29, 1825
Marriage*She married John Lester I circa 1775 at Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1016] Essie Fae Lester and Jim Lester (e-mail address), "Lester Family History."

Myrtle Odell Wilson1

F, b. April 16, 1910, d. January 20, 1990
FatherOliver Blaine Wilson1,2 b. April 14, 1890, d. 1961
MotherLula Virginia Manning1,2 b. October 10, 1889, d. 1964
     Her Social Security Number was 215-34-7582.3 Myrtle Odell Wilson was born on April 16, 1910 at Virginia.1,3,2 She married James Eldridge "Elzy" Rierson, son of James William "Jim" Rierson Jr. and Martha A. "Woodie" Walton, on August 11, 1924.1 As of August 11, 1924,her married name was Rierson. Myrtle Odell Wilson died on January 20, 1990 at Colora, Cecil Co., Maryland, at age 79.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 64, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 25, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 326, District 8-15, Election District 6, Cecil Co., Maryland5

Family

James Eldridge "Elzy" Rierson b. November 15, 1899, d. September 29, 1986
Marriage*Myrtle Odell Wilson married James Eldridge "Elzy" Rierson, son of James William "Jim" Rierson Jr. and Martha A. "Woodie" Walton, on August 11, 1924.1 
Children
  • Judith Odell Rierson6,4 b. July 7, 1926, d. 1934
  • Nadine Marie Rierson4,5
  • James Wilson Rierson5
  • William Edward Rierson5
  • John C. Rierson
  • Lou Ann Rierson

Citations

  1. [S84] Rick & Toni Clawson, "Rierson Family Info," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 9, 2003.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.

Anna Elizabeth Spangler1

F, b. circa 1764, d. November, 1857
     Anna Elizabeth Spangler was born circa 1764.1 She married George Sowers circa 1780.1 As of circa 1784,her married name was Sowers. Anna Elizabeth Spangler died in November, 1857 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Family

George Sowers b. 1750, d. March 18, 1834
Marriage*She married George Sowers circa 1780.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S763] Jack Spangler, Noffsinger, and others Spangler in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Feb 5, 2003.
  2. [S357] Marguerite Tise, A Brief History of Zion Lutheran Church at Floyd Co., Virginia.
  3. [S293] Descendants of (Hans) Jacob (Eberle) Epperly, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/e/n/Charles-K-Jennings/

Johannes "John" Rutrough1,2

M, b. 1756, d. December 12, 1824
     Johannes "John" Rutrough was buried at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, intersection of Rt. 693 and Rt. 615, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "PVT 8 Bn Pennsylvania Militia Revolutionary War."1 He was born in 1756 at Pennsylvania.1,2 He married Mary Anne Cronk on January 23, 1775 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1,2 Johannes "John" Rutrough died on December 12, 1824 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1,2

Family

Mary Anne Cronk b. May 10, 1755, d. January 28, 1839
Marriage*He married Mary Anne Cronk on January 23, 1775 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S1011] Arlene Fultz, "Rutrough - Cronk," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Sep 24, 2005.

Nathaniel R. Wickham

M, b. circa 1802, d. February 28, 1867
FatherNathaniel B. Wickham
MotherDiana Unknown
     Nathaniel R. Wickham was born circa 1802. He married Mary B. "Polly" Shortt on January 25, 1829 at Franklin Co., Virginia. Nathaniel R. Wickham died on February 28, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Mary B. "Polly" Shortt b. circa 1808, d. March 9, 1895
Marriage*He married Mary B. "Polly" Shortt on January 25, 1829 at Franklin Co., Virginia. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Mary B. "Polly" Shortt

F, b. circa 1808, d. March 9, 1895
     Mary B. "Polly" Shortt was born circa 1808. She married Nathaniel R. Wickham, son of Nathaniel B. Wickham and Diana Unknown, on January 25, 1829 at Franklin Co., Virginia. As of January 25, 1829,her married name was Wickham. Mary B. "Polly" Shortt died on March 9, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Nathaniel R. Wickham b. circa 1802, d. February 28, 1867
Marriage*She married Nathaniel R. Wickham, son of Nathaniel B. Wickham and Diana Unknown, on January 25, 1829 at Franklin Co., Virginia. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Ellen Iddings1

F, b. June 16, 1863, d. August 7, 1894
MotherAdeline Jackson2
     Ellen Iddings Ellen listed Anderson and Elizabeth Iddings as her parents on her marriage record however the John Spangler papers and the word of Gut Ezra Conner (per Mary Conner William) show Ellen to be their step-granddaughter. Ellen is the "Ellen Jackson/Iddings" listed in the Census of the Anderson Iddings household along with Adeline Jackson a domestic servant, b. abt 1833, Virginia 1870 Floyd Co. Virginia Census Adeline Jackson, 37 yo domestic servant, with Anderson Iddings family. Ellen Jackson, 7 yo, at home, with Anderson Iddings family. 1880 Floyd Co. Virginia Census Adeline Jackson, 40 yo servant/housekeeper, with Anderson Iddings family. Ellen Iiddings, 17 yo daughter 1890 Floyd Co. Virginia Census Adeline Jackson, 44 yo, alone or with family of different surname.2 She was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,5 She was born on June 16, 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 She married George Benjamin Conner, son of Nathan L. Conner and Elizabeth "Eliza" Kelley, on July 8, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 As of July 8, 1880,her married name was Conner. Ellen Iddings died on August 7, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 31; Died of lanugetis.3,4,5,6

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

George Benjamin Conner b. February 6, 1861, d. March 30, 1942
Marriage*Ellen Iddings married George Benjamin Conner, son of Nathan L. Conner and Elizabeth "Eliza" Kelley, on July 8, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  12. [S2394] Pulaski Southwest Times, From the Posey Hubert Conner obituary in the Jun 28, 1959 edition.

Lewis R. Shank1

M, b. circa 1823
     Lewis R. Shank was born circa 1823 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 He married Sarah "Sally" Smith on September 3, 1843 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Lewis R. Shank married Nancy G. Walton on March 1, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Family 1

Sarah "Sally" Smith b. circa 1825, d. August 7, 1865
Marriage*Lewis R. Shank married Sarah "Sally" Smith on September 3, 1843 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Family 2

Nancy G. Walton b. circa 1813
Marriage*Lewis R. Shank married Nancy G. Walton on March 1, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  4. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S1700] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 21, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Nov 17, 1944 - Oct 2, 1948.

Sarah "Sally" Smith

F, b. circa 1825, d. August 7, 1865
     Sarah "Sally" Smith Died of typhoid fever. She was born circa 1825 at Montgomery Co., Virginia. She married Lewis R. Shank on September 3, 1843 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of September 3, 1843,her married name was Shank. Sarah "Sally" Smith died on August 7, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Lewis R. Shank b. circa 1823
Marriage*She married Lewis R. Shank on September 3, 1843 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  4. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Allan Simpson1

M, b. 1757, d. March 19, 1820
     Allan Simpson was born in 1757 at New Jersey. He married Susannah Boyle on March 12, 1781 at Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey.1 Allan Simpson died on March 19, 1820 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.

Family

Susannah Boyle d. May 22, 1827
Marriage*He married Susannah Boyle on March 12, 1781 at Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

Susannah Boyle1

F, d. May 22, 1827
     Susannah Boyle married Allan Simpson on March 12, 1781 at Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey.1 As of March 12, 1781,her married name was Simpson.1 Susannah Boyle died on May 22, 1827 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.

Family

Allan Simpson b. 1757, d. March 19, 1820
Marriage*She married Allan Simpson on March 12, 1781 at Bernards Township, Somerset Co., New Jersey.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

Samuel Coon

M, d. before August 21, 1850
     Samuel Coon married Lydia Garst. Samuel Coon died before August 21, 1850; His wife Lydia was living with her children in the household of Samuel Mason in Roanoke, VA.1

Family

Lydia Garst
Marriage*He married Lydia Garst
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Pearl Annie "Pearlie" Conner1,2,3,4,5

F, b. May 3, 1881, d. March 4, 1963
FatherGeorge Benjamin Conner2,1,3,5 b. February 6, 1861, d. March 30, 1942
MotherEllen Iddings1,2,3,5 b. June 16, 1863, d. August 7, 1894
     Pearl Annie "Pearlie" Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,4,5 She was born on May 3, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2,1,7,3,5 She married Samuel Zachariah "Zack" Conner, son of Samuel S. "Slick" Conner and Martha Ann Poff, on September 30, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 Pearl Annie "Pearlie" Conner married Omar Eldridge "Homer" Conner, son of Shelton Leek/Leak Conner and Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall, on April 17, 1954 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 Pearl Annie "Pearlie" Conner died on March 4, 1963 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 81.6,4,5 She FLOYD — Mrs. Pearl Annie Conner, 81, died at the home of her foster son, Roy Gearhart, Copper Hill. Survivors include two half—brothers Carl and Clarence Conner both of Radford. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Salem Church, Floyd County, by Elder B. O. Thompson and J. O. Conner. Burial, will be in the church cemetery. on March 5, 1963.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 35, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 16, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 93, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 141, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 26, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Family 1

Samuel Zachariah "Zack" Conner b. April 1, 1873, d. January 1, 1953
Marriage*Pearl Annie "Pearlie" Conner married Samuel Zachariah "Zack" Conner, son of Samuel S. "Slick" Conner and Martha Ann Poff, on September 30, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 

Family 2

Omar Eldridge "Homer" Conner b. April 22, 1880, d. February 15, 1961
Marriage*Pearl Annie "Pearlie" Conner married Omar Eldridge "Homer" Conner, son of Shelton Leek/Leak Conner and Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall, on April 17, 1954 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Pearl Annie Conner obituary in the Mar 5, 1963 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S103] Raymond Iddings, The Iddings & Their Forbears.
  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.

Mary Alice Bryant1,2,3,4

F, b. July 18, 1891, d. January 20, 1919
FatherThomas Walker Gilmore Bryant1,2,4 b. October 1, 1854, d. August 1, 1926
MotherSarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Williams1,2,4 b. April 22, 1865, d. July 29, 1949
     Mary Alice Bryant was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, 3000 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia.3 She was born on July 18, 1891 at Lynchburg, Virginia.1,3,4 As of April 11, 1918,her married name was Mills.4 She married Eugene DeWitt Mills on April 11, 1918 at Lynchburg, Virginia.3,4 Mary Alice Bryant died on January 20, 1919 at Virginia at age 27.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 220, District 9, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 152, District 12, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia2

Family

Eugene DeWitt Mills b. May 29, 1895
Marriage*Mary Alice Bryant married Eugene DeWitt Mills on April 11, 1918 at Lynchburg, Virginia.3,4 

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.
  3. [S3452] Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. November 4, 1892, d. March 20, 1957
FatherCharles Otey Conner2,1,3,4 b. January 11, 1862, d. January 30, 1912
MotherSarah Amanda "Mandy" Conner1,2,3,4 b. July 9, 1866, d. May 13, 1936
     Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4 She was born on November 4, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4 She married Albert Conner, son of Samuel Joseph "Sam Joe" Conner and Sarah Jane Smith, on April 13, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4 Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner died on March 20, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 64.5,1,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 287, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 93, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 100, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 165, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 29, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Albert Conner b. August 30, 1888, d. March 31, 1947
Marriage*Ora Adaline "Orrie" Conner married Albert Conner, son of Samuel Joseph "Sam Joe" Conner and Sarah Jane Smith, on April 13, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  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 Veda Blye Conner Bowles obituary in the Jun 21, 2004 edition.
  11. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

Waller Cleveland Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

M, b. October 23, 1884, d. September 24, 1947
FatherGeorge Benjamin Conner1,8,12,11 b. February 6, 1861, d. March 30, 1942
MotherEllen Iddings1,8,11 b. June 16, 1863, d. August 7, 1894
     Waller Cleveland Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.13,11 He was born on October 23, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia; On his WWI Draft Registration card Waller listed his birth date as Oct 23, 1883.2,6,8,9,11 He married Arminda Ellen "Minnie" Poff, daughter of William Isaac "Ike" Poff and Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Conner, on April 17, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,11 Waller Cleveland Conner died on September 24, 1947 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 62.2,11

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14
1900Dwelling 126, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1910Dwelling 6, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 115, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 79, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 2, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia15

Occupation

1910Farmer3
1920Farmer4
1930Farmer5
1940Farmer15

Family

Arminda Ellen "Minnie" Poff b. August 7, 1885, d. November 29, 1945
Marriage*Waller Cleveland Conner married Arminda Ellen "Minnie" Poff, daughter of William Isaac "Ike" Poff and Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Conner, on April 17, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,11 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S103] Raymond Iddings, The Iddings & Their Forbears.
  7. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  10. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  14. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie C. Goff obituary in the Feb 9, 2006 edition.
  17. [S713] Teresa Davis, "Conner-Link Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 1922.
  18. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  19. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  20. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

Frank Ervin Craighead1

M, b. May 16, 1899, d. May 26, 1985
FatherJohn Sidney Harrison Craighead2,1 b. March 12, 1873, d. October 6, 1947
MotherLorena Ellen Brown2,1 b. September 15, 1878, d. January 28, 1927
     His Social Security Number was 227-60-6976.3 Frank Ervin Craighead was buried at Craighead Cemetery, Bottom Creek, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 He was born on May 16, 1899 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Mae Virginia Lena Dexter Hall, daughter of Paris S. Hall and M. Susanna "Sook" Craighead, on November 27, 1917 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 Frank Ervin Craighead died on May 26, 1985 at age 86.4

Family

Mae Virginia Lena Dexter Hall b. January 23, 1902, d. March 5, 1987
Marriage*He married Mae Virginia Lena Dexter Hall, daughter of Paris S. Hall and M. Susanna "Sook" Craighead, on November 27, 1917 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S4108] Craighead Cemetery, Roanoke Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  5. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hettie Craighead Poff obituary in the Jul 20, 2004 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Cecil Craighead obituary in the Jul 14, 2005 edition.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Ann Craighead Janney Bayse obituary in the Sep 20, 2018 edition.

Mary Catherine Smith1

F, b. circa 1867
FatherWilliam Riley Smith2,1 b. December 25, 1845, d. October 30, 1924
MotherEllen Elizabeth Conner2,1 b. July, 1850, d. February 17, 1937
     Mary Catherine Smith was born circa 1867 at Virginia.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 294, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 92, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Lucy Jane Smith1,2

F, b. circa October, 1869, d. November 16, 1951
FatherWilliam Riley Smith1,3,4,2 b. December 25, 1845, d. October 30, 1924
MotherEllen Elizabeth Conner1,3,4,2 b. July, 1850, d. February 17, 1937
     Lucy Jane Smith was buried at Pleasant View Cemetery, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia.2 She was born circa October, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of December 25, 1894,her married name was Patterson.4 She married James B. Patterson on December 25, 1894 at Fayette Co., West Virginia.4 Lucy Jane Smith died on November 16, 1951 at Gatewood, Fayette Co., West Virginia.2,5 She Gatewood, Nov. 16 - Mrs. Lucy Jane Patterson, 85, died at her home in Gatewood Friday after an extended illness. She was a member of the Pleasant View Brethren Church at Gatewood. Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. May Massey, of Gatewood; four brothers, Joseph Smith and Thomas Smith, both of Fayetteville, Route 1; Bruce Smith, Pence Springs; and John Smith, of Princeton; three sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Gatewood; Mrs. Nancy McNeal, Prosperity; and Mrs. Laura Stull, of Salem. The body is at the Collins Funeral Home in Glen Jean where funeral arrangements are incomplete. on November 17, 1951.5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 294, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1880Dwelling 92, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 246, District 9, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia6
1920Dwelling 31, District 12, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1910Private family servant6
1920Cook7

Family

James B. Patterson b. circa 1863, d. before May 10, 1910
Marriage*Lucy Jane Smith married James B. Patterson on December 25, 1894 at Fayette Co., West Virginia.4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Lucy Jane Patterson death certificate.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S921] Larry G. Shuck, Fayette Co. WV Marriages 1832-1853 and 1865-1903.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lucy Jane Patterson obituary in the Nov 17, 1951 edition.
  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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Massie-Patterson marriage record.

Samuel Strickler1

M, b. September 17, 1820, d. August 21, 1907
FatherJacob M. Strickler b. February 21, 1786, d. August 7, 1867
MotherMary Kagey/Keage b. February 2, 1797, d. May 16, 1880
     Samuel Strickler was buried at Strickler Cemetery, Rt. 221 N. near Little River Bridge, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He From an extract of a letter written in 1915 by T. K. DeWitt, husband of Samuel Strickler's daughter Sarah. "I am proud to say to you that Samuel Strickler was a high toned upright gentleman, lived a moral and sober life and had at one time considerable real estate. He like myself and many others lost by being surety for others. And the war hurt him but he had a good home as long as he lived. He was in the Confederate service, was on detached duty hunting up deserters principally in this (Floyd) County, and had a horse killed from under him just a short time before the surrender by the Yankees that raided through here. He was a brave man. Samuel Strickler was a Justice of the Peace of this County for a long time, was at one time under the old regime one of the presiding justices. He was a clerk of the Board of School Trustees until he became too feeble to travel." He was born on September 17, 1820 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He married Nancy Ann Helms, daughter of John Helms and Sarah Mosbey "Sallie" Livesay, on December 4, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 Samuel Strickler died on August 21, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 86.1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1900Dwelling 81, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 81, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of daughter Lenora Thurman4

Family

Nancy Ann Helms b. March 25, 1826, d. September 15, 1894
Marriage*Samuel Strickler married Nancy Ann Helms, daughter of John Helms and Sarah Mosbey "Sallie" Livesay, on December 4, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S200] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Strickler Cemetery.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Samuel Homer Strickler death certificate.

Nancy Ann Helms

F, b. March 25, 1826, d. September 15, 1894
FatherJohn Helms b. March 14, 1803, d. May 9, 1862
MotherSarah Mosbey "Sallie" Livesay b. November 30, 1803, d. January 4, 1884
     Nancy Ann Helms was buried at Strickler Cemetery, Rt. 221 N. near Little River Bridge, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on March 25, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 She married Samuel Strickler, son of Jacob M. Strickler and Mary Kagey/Keage, on December 4, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of December 4, 1844,her married name was Strickler. Nancy Ann Helms died on September 15, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 68.1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Samuel Strickler b. September 17, 1820, d. August 21, 1907
Marriage*Nancy Ann Helms married Samuel Strickler, son of Jacob M. Strickler and Mary Kagey/Keage, on December 4, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S200] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Strickler Cemetery.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Samuel Homer Strickler death certificate.

John Thrash West1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. May 10, 1825, d. September 27, 1909
FatherWilliam West3 d. before November 28, 1850
MotherSarah Thrash3,7 b. April 12, 1802, d. September 5, 1886
     John Thrash West was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5 He was born on May 10, 1825 at Montgomery (now Floyd) Co., Virginia.1,2,3,5 He married Mary Margaret Aldredge, daughter of Leonard Aldredge and Catherine Flynt, on December 22, 1851 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 John Thrash West married Lydia Light, daughter of John Jackson Light and Mary Sandra "Polly" Conner, on January 4, 1864 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5 John Thrash West married Emma N. Turner, daughter of Mary Turner, on June 23, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 John Thrash West left a will on November 17, 1900; I, John T. West, Sr. of Copper Hill, Floyd County, Virginia, make this my last will. I give, devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal as follows, that is to say, I give and devise to my wife Emma West all my land that lays South of a straight line from a point in the center of the main road opposite a Chestnut tree standing on the west side of the road between the barn and the ford of the river, about 50 yards south of the River, thence nearly on west ________ to where my line and P. B. Aldridge's line crosses the river, Mansion House situated over said described land also all the land on the east side of the Road. Barn situated on said land. Also all the timber land on the east side of the Main road leading from my house to Copper Hill as her right of dower to have and to hold for her own use as long as she lives. It is my will that all the balance of my land also all my personal Property be sold as soon after my death and upon such time as my Executors hereinafter named thinks best and out of the proceeds of the sale first pay all my debts and burial expense and cost of executing this My will including the Executors Pay as hereinafter specified then take one third of the net proceeds and put it out on interest, or keep it on interest as long as my wife Emma West lives the interest to be collected anuly by My Executors and paid to my wife Emma West for her own use then it is my wish that my Executor pay my first oldest children $40.00 a piece, that is, I give John T. West, Jr. forty dollars, Rosina Allis Burnett forty dollars, Stanton R. West forty dollars, Mary L. Sowder forty dollars and William J. West forty dollars in consideration of their Mothers interest in my land then divide the Balance equally between all my ten children. Then it is my will that at the death of my wife Emma West that my Executors sell the balance of my land that is the land left her as her dower or such time as they think best and collect the amount that is on interest and divide it equally between my ten children, but if my wife Emma West at my death would rather have the interest on one third of the net proceeds from the sale of all my land and property than to have the use of the land I have allotted to her then it is my will that all my land and property be sold and that my Executors take one third of the net proceeds of the sale and put it on interest during the lifetime of my wife Emma West and collect the interest anualy and pay it to my wife Emma West for her own use and take the balance on the other two thirds and Distribute it between my children as herein_____ stated in this my will and at the death of my wife collect the amount that is out on interest and divide it equally between my Ten Children. I nominate and appoint John T. West, Jr., Stanton R. West, Wm. J. West and Walter R. West as my Executors to this my will all or any two of them can act as Executor and it is my will that they be not required to give security as Executors nor may Property appraised it is my will that my Executors sell my land without any decree of Court and convey the title to the purchaser and that my Executors shall have fifty dollars for their trouble of executing this my will to be divided equally between those that act as executors. In witness whereof I have signed and sealed and published and declared this instrument of my last will and testament at Copper Hill on the 17 day of November 1900. Signed: J. T. West The said John T. West, Sr. at Copper Hill on the said 17th day of November 1900 signed and sealed this instrument of writing and published and ordered the same as and for his last will and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereinto written our names as subscribing witnesses. M. J. Aldridge P. B. Aldridge Notes by transcriber Mary Conner Williams: His daughter's name as written did not look like Rosina but I am spelling it that way from information obtained elsewhere (Rosina Alice). The P. B. Aldridge was probably Pinkney B. Aldridge (1852-1916) and M. J. Aldridge was probably Pinkney's brother, Milton Jefferson Aldridge (1851-1911). Pinkney and Milton were sons of Joseph L. Aldridge who was a brother to Mary Margaret Aldridge, the first wife of John T. West, Sr.8 He died on September 27, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 84.1,2,5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 1064, District 41, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1860Dwelling 410, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1870Dwelling 67, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1880Dwelling 83, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 143, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1850Farmer9
1860Farmer10
1870Farmer11
1880Farmer7
1900Farmer12

Family 1

Mary Margaret Aldredge b. August 9, 1827, d. September 4, 1862
Marriage*John Thrash West married Mary Margaret Aldredge, daughter of Leonard Aldredge and Catherine Flynt, on December 22, 1851 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 
Children

Family 2

Lydia Light b. March 10, 1833, d. January 29, 1884
Marriage*John Thrash West married Lydia Light, daughter of John Jackson Light and Mary Sandra "Polly" Conner, on January 4, 1864 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5 
Children

Family 3

Emma N. Turner b. August, 1843
Marriage*John Thrash West married Emma N. Turner, daughter of Mary Turner, on June 23, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S711] Pupils of Check High School, Salem Church Head of the River Cemetery.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1020] Will of John T West, Sr.
  9. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  14. [S34] Library of Virginia at Richmond, Birth Register for Floyd County, 1853-1873.
  15. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  16. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  17. [S5165] West Cemetery, Patrick Co. VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  18. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke 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=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  19. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  20. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.