Ardella Gay Craighead1,2,3,4

F, b. August 30, 1926, d. November 13, 2011
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,2,5,6 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,2,5,6 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     Ardella Gay Craighead was buried at Monte Vista Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 25 Wades Gap Road, Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.7 She and Albert James Nichols were divorced.3,4 Ardella Gay Craighead was born on August 30, 1926 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,8 She married Albert James Nichols, son of John Morgan Nichols and Mattie Lee Wray, on December 15, 1941 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,4,8 As of December 15, 1941,her married name was Nichols. Ardella Gay Craighead married Earnest Maynard Greene on September 7, 1972 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,8 As of September 7, 1972,her married name was Greene.8 Ardella Gay Craighead married Calvin Lambert Holt, son of Pinie Ollie Holt, on May 7, 1995 at Roanoke, Virginia.9,10,11,8 As of May 7, 1995,her married name was Holt.8 Ardella Gay Craighead died on November 13, 2011 at Virginia at age 85.7 She Ardella Gay Holt, 85, of Callaway, Va., passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011. She was preceded in death by her sons and daughters, Erney Lee Nichols, Faye Dollman, Elsie Huffman, and Billy Nichols; and grandchildren, Betty Jo Guilliams and Roxanne Guilliams. She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Aldridge, Jerline Guilliams, Linda Nichols and Ruth Foley; 14 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; sisters, Trixie Midkiff and Stella Freeman; and her best friends, Kent and Lisa Michaels. Services will be held at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. The Rev. Mike Warren will officiate. Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery, Franklin County. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. on November 15, 2011.7

Census Records

1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 162, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6

Family 1

Albert James Nichols b. June 9, 1923
Divorce*Ardella Gay Craighead and Albert James Nichols were divorced.3,4 
Marriage* Ardella Gay Craighead married Albert James Nichols, son of John Morgan Nichols and Mattie Lee Wray, on December 15, 1941 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,4,8 
Children

Family 2

Earnest Maynard Greene b. January 17, 1915, d. June 7, 1994
Marriage*Ardella Gay Craighead married Earnest Maynard Greene on September 7, 1972 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,8 

Family 3

Calvin Lambert Holt
Marriage*Ardella Gay Craighead married Calvin Lambert Holt, son of Pinie Ollie Holt, on May 7, 1995 at Roanoke, Virginia.9,10,11,8 

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  4. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ardella Gay Holt obituary in the Nov 15, 2011 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lewis Ellis Aldridge obituary in the Jan 22, 2002 edition.
  10. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  11. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Faye Nichols Dollman Haupt obituary in the Dec 28, 1999 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Billy Gene Nichols obituary in the Mar 17, 2011 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elsie Marie Beckner Huffman obituary in the Apr 3, 2009 edition.

Roberta Mandie/Minda "Bertie" Craighead1,2,3

F, b. July 13, 1912, d. June 28, 1959
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,4,5,3 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,4,5,3 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     Roberta Mandie/Minda "Bertie" Craighead was buried at Craighead Cemetery, Bottom Creek, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She was born on July 13, 1912 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 She died on June 28, 1959 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 46.2,3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Family

Emmett Bryant
Children

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

David Eutaw "Taw" Craighead1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 13, 1919, d. April 27, 2002
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,3,6,7,4 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,3,6,7,4 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     His Social Security Number was 223-28-5345.8 David Eutaw "Taw" Craighead was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2,5 He was born on September 13, 1919 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,8,3,5 He married Hazel Ruth Harris, daughter of Frank Edward Harris and Cynthia Alice Burke, on November 16, 1946 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.9,3,10,4 David Eutaw "Taw" Craighead died on April 27, 2002 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 82.8,2,5 He DAVID EUTAW CRAIGHEAD, born September 13, 1919, and passed away April 27, 2002. After about an eight month separation, Momma and Daddy are together again in Heaven. Daddy loved his Lord and his family. He was always a hard-working man that would go the extra mile to help someone in need. He never believed in wasting anything. He never complained although the cancer gave him a lot of pain. He served in the U.S. Army and was retired from Wilson Trucking Corporation. He quietly passed away at his daughter's home on Saturday afternoon, April 27. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Dewey Hendrick, Jesssica and Glen Dyer. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren, Patrick Abbott, Beth and James Lynskey; and a great-grandchild, Adam, who always made his "Pap" smile when he came to visit. He was lovingly taken care of in his home on a daily basis by Dewey Hendrick, his son-in-law, who loved him like his own father. Out of fourteen children in his family, one brother, George Dennis Craighead, and four sisters Clara Pruitt, Ardella Holt, Trixie Midkeff, and Stella Freeman remain. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews that he thought the world of. Also surviving is a devoted sister-in-law, Jean Spangler, who was always there to help him whenever he needed her help. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Oakey's North Chapel, with Rev. Barry Lawson, Rev. Mike Lee, and Rev. Roy Rogers officiating. The interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. on April 30, 2002.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

Hazel Ruth Harris b. June 13, 1927, d. August 19, 2001
Marriage*David Eutaw "Taw" Craighead married Hazel Ruth Harris, daughter of Frank Edward Harris and Cynthia Alice Burke, on November 16, 1946 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.9,3,10,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the David Eutah Craighead obituary in the Apr 30, 2002 edition.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S2265] Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 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&GSsr=241&GRid=44634996&CRid=49500&df=all&
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hazel Harris Craighead obituary in the Aug 20, 2001 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Craighead 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the Nov 17, 1996 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Albert Dewey Hendrick, Jr. obitutary in the Oct 4, 2003 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jessica Dyer obituary in the Nov 7, 2008 edition.

Florence Gertrude Craighead1,2,3,4,5

F, b. July 10, 1924, d. February 24, 1999
FatherPeter Everett "Pete" Craighead1,2,6,7,5 b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
MotherElzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,2,6,7,5 b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
     Her Social Security Number was 224-24-1104.8 Florence Gertrude Craighead was born on July 10, 1924 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,8,5 As of January 9, 1943,her married name was Spencer.5 She married Amos Washington "Andy" Spencer on January 9, 1943 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,5 Florence Gertrude Craighead died on February 24, 1999 at Surry Co., North Carolina, at age 74.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 162, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

Amos Washington "Andy" Spencer b. March 15, 1918, d. January 8, 1990
Marriage*Florence Gertrude Craighead married Amos Washington "Andy" Spencer on January 9, 1943 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,5 
Children
  • George Everette Spencer2
  • William Marshall Spencer2
  • Amos Edgar Odell Spencer2
  • Nadine Rosettea Spencer2
  • Raymond Samuel Spencer4
  • Cora Lee Spencer4
  • Velnac Patricia Spencer4
  • Sara Jane Spencer3,4

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S1477] Sara Jane Spencer Medlar (granddaughter), "Elzora Conner Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 30, 2007.
  4. [S998] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Betty Jean Cook1

F, b. February 8, 1932, d. December 16, 1980
     Her Social Security Number was 091-24-9559.2 Betty Jean Cook was buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, Chemung Co., New York.3 She was born on February 8, 1932 at Elmira, Chemung Co., New York.2,1,3 She married Lynn Owen Bowen, son of William Francis Bowen and Dora Myrtle Conner, on September 25, 1948 at Elmira, Chemung Co., New York.1 As of September 25, 1948,her married name was Bowen. Betty Jean Cook died on December 16, 1980 at Elmira, Chemung Co., New York, at age 48.1,3

Family

Lynn Owen Bowen b. June 24, 1929, d. February 5, 1992
Marriage*She married Lynn Owen Bowen, son of William Francis Bowen and Dora Myrtle Conner, on September 25, 1948 at Elmira, Chemung Co., New York.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1954] Cook Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1516731/person/-1928082895?ssrc=
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S8346] Woodlawn Cemetery, Chemung Co., NY, online www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S8347] Evening Leader, The, From the Lynn F. Bowen obituary in the Sep 10, 2018 edition.

Susan "Susie" Wright1,2,3,4

F, b. September, 1898
FatherJohn Early Wright1,2 b. August 24, 1844, d. January 22, 1905
MotherMary Catharine "Kate" Williams1,2 b. April 22, 1865
     Susan "Susie" Wright was born in September, 1898 at Amherst Co., Virginia.2,4 As of November 12, 1917,her married name was Woody.4 She married James Tandy Woody on November 12, 1917 at Madison Heights, Amherst Co., Virginia.4 Susan "Susie" Wright and James Tandy Woody were divorced on August 1, 1940 at Lynchburg, Virginia.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 431, District 9, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 152, District 12, Elon, Amherst Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her uncle Thomas Bryant3
1920Dwelling 331, District 13, Elon, Amherst Co., Virginia5

Family

James Tandy Woody b. April 7, 1895, d. August 23, 1974
Marriage*Susan "Susie" Wright married James Tandy Woody on November 12, 1917 at Madison Heights, Amherst Co., Virginia.4 
Divorce* Susan "Susie" Wright and James Tandy Woody were divorced on August 1, 1940 at Lynchburg, Virginia.4 

Citations

  1. [S1071] Carol Harrison, "Williams Family Researcher Carol Harrison," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Harriet Lenora "Nora" Sowder1,2

F, b. August 22, 1869, d. September 24, 1930
FatherWilliam Sowder3,4,5,2 b. September 28, 1825, d. March 20, 1899
MotherMary Ann Thrash3,4,5,2 b. September 24, 1828, d. January 30, 1905
     Harriet Lenora "Nora" Sowder was born on August 22, 1869 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 She married Peter Morgan Hancock on April 12, 1888 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 As of April 12, 1888,her married name was Hancock.1 Harriet Lenora "Nora" Sowder died on September 24, 1930 at Ferrum, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 61.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 63, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 80, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 139, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 116, District 44, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 13, District 60, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 13, District 5, Brown Hill, Franklin Co., Virginia9

Family

Peter Morgan Hancock b. July 11, 1860, d. July 19, 1929
Marriage*Harriet Lenora "Nora" Sowder married Peter Morgan Hancock on April 12, 1888 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1122] Brian Liedtke's Family 10, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3168928&id=I120292
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.

Newassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead1,2,3

F, b. August 31, 1926, d. March 3, 2016
FatherJohn Ivory Elbert "Harry" Craighead1,2,3 b. August 14, 1900, d. June 11, 1974
MotherCora P. Conner1,2,4,5,6,3 b. January 20, 1897, d. November 25, 1981
     Newassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on August 31, 1926 at Virginia.1,7 She married Rufus Armor "Brown" Conner, son of William Aaron Conner and Cora F. Poff, on November 25, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,5,3 As of November 25, 1944,her married name was Conner. Newassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead died on March 3, 2016 at Virginia at age 89.3 She On Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the age of 89, Newassa Craighead Conner went peacefully to heaven to be with the Lord and her husband, Rufus (Brown) Conner. Brown and Newassa were married for 61 years before his death on February 19, 2005. She was born August 31, 1926, to the late Cora and Ivory Craighead. Preceded in death by her infant twins; step-brother, Harry Vest; brothers-in-law and wives, Joe and Doris Conner, Earnest and Evelyn Conner; sisters-in-law and husbands, Doris and Homer Gilliam, Edith and Arvel Slone. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Dolores Thompson (Walter); grandsons, Brian Scruggs (LeAnn Triplett) and Joseph Scruggs (Kelly); great-grandchildren, Ryan Triplett Watson, Conner Scruggs, Adam Scruggs and Julien Scruggs; nieces, and nephews; two cousins; Jo Ann Maberry and Gwendolyn Angle. She was a dedicated, loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a member of Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church. Thanks to Gentle Shepherd Hospice and special thanks to care giver, Shelby Sullivan who was a God send to Dolores. Funeral Service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Maberry Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Elder Timothy Crane. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. on March 4, 2016.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 155, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 22, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Rufus Armor "Brown" Conner b. September 23, 1917, d. February 19, 2005
Marriage*Newassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead married Rufus Armor "Brown" Conner, son of William Aaron Conner and Cora F. Poff, on November 25, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,5,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S175] Unknown author, Floyd Co., Virginia Chancery Book 911.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Newassa Craighead Conner obituary in the Mar 4, 2016 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Cora C. Vest obituary in an undated edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rufus Armor Conner obituary in the Feb 21, 2005 edition.

Rufus Armor "Brown" Conner1,2

M, b. September 23, 1917, d. February 19, 2005
FatherWilliam Aaron Conner1,2,3,4,5,6 b. July 27, 1870, d. March 24, 1958
MotherCora F. Poff1,2,3,4,5,6 b. November 16, 1890, d. February 24, 1974
     Rufus Armor "Brown" Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on September 23, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 He married Newassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead, daughter of John Ivory Elbert "Harry" Craighead and Cora P. Conner, on November 25, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,8,9 Rufus Armor "Brown" Conner died on February 19, 2005 at Virginia at age 87.1,9 He Rufus Armor (Brown) Conner, 87, of Roanoke, formerly of Copper Hill, went to be with the Lord Saturday February 19, 2005. He was a member of Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving as a Military Police in Sicily, Italy, Africa and France. He was preceded in death by his parents William A. and Cora Poff Conner; two brothers, Joseph and Ernest Conner; one sister, Edith Slone. He is survived by his wife, Newassa "Peggy" Conner, Roanoke, Va; daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Walter Thompson, Roanoke, Va; grandsons, Brian and Joseph Scruggs, Roanoke, Va; sister, Doris Gilliam, Kingsport, Tenn; sister-in-law, Evelyn Conner, Roanoke, Va; five nephews and one niece. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Elder Leonard Brammer and Elder Thomas Mann officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery with Military Presentation by Floyd American Legion Post #127 and Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday February 21, 2005 at Maberry Funeral Home. Special thanks to the staff on One East at the Veterans Care Center. on February 21, 2005.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 157, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 235, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 62, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Farm laborer6

Family

Newassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead b. August 31, 1926, d. March 3, 2016
Marriage*Rufus Armor "Brown" Conner married Newassa Augustine "Peggy" Craighead, daughter of John Ivory Elbert "Harry" Craighead and Cora P. Conner, on November 25, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,8,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rufus Armor Conner obituary in the Feb 21, 2005 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Cora Poff Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Cora C. Vest obituary in an undated edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Newassa Craighead Conner obituary in the Mar 4, 2016 edition.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William Daniel "Will" Craighead1

M, b. June 11, 1875, d. November 14, 1932
FatherCharles Otey Craghead2 b. August, 1837, d. after June, 1900
MotherMartha Lima Wilson2 b. April 11, 1848, d. July 21, 1895
     William Daniel "Will" Craighead was buried at Hollins Cemetery, off Rt. 651, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He William was a Constabel and was murdered when he was raiding a moonshine still. The Murder of William D. Craighead as remembered by Edgar L. Vest "I think this happened in March 1934, if my memory is correct (actual death date was November 14, 1932). My mother received a call from my dad it seems like about 9 or 10 that night. My dad was a constable as was Will Craighead. That was the name dad called him. They had been on a ridge on the Floyd/Franklin county line to destroy a still. I just don't remember the man's name that was the apparent operator and/owner. He lived in a two story house and had kin in NC if not from NC himself. Apparently my dad and Will had got several complaints about the still operation. You know the Sheriff in those days were like they are today, if anything was done it had to be someone besides the Sheriff. Anyway Luther Bell at Check was also a Constable and I don't remember why he was not with them. Maybe he was sick or some other reason. They arrived at the still side late in the p.m. just before sundown and they wore sheepskin coats in those days. They went by the man's house and his woodpile and got his ax from the chopping block. A short distance away was the still and they took off their coats and chopped up the still. My dad had put his coat back on and Will was putting his coat on when a man come over the ridge and on to the house. My dad didn't know the man and asked Will if the man was the owner of the still? By the time Will looked the man was out of sight. They started to leave and Will picked up the ax and started back to the woodpile and my dad told him to leave the ax and the man would find it. No, Will said always put things back where you get them and Will went ahead and my dad was a short distance going toward the way they came in. Dad said he stopped and just as Will swung the ax back in the chop block there was a blast from a shotgun from the upstairs window. In fact my dad said he thought there were three shots as one hit him in the face, another in the chest and as he turned to fall another hit him in the back and/or shoulder area. Dad said he drew his pistol and knew the person would have to lean out the window to get a shot at him. This never happened and dad waited and never heard any sounds of anyone in the house or leaving the house so he went somewhere nearby and called the Sheriff and also called my mother. It was about dark when the shooting took place. Anyway the still seemed to be just over on the Franklin county side and of course they had no way knowing the exact location of the county line. I think it was about 3 or 4 a.m. and a call had gone out about the killing, the Sheriff of Franklin was on the road between Rocky Mount and Roanoke looking for a person my dad had given the description of. He (Sheriff) met a man and drove on and turned around and came back and asked him if he would like a ride? Sheriff's didn't wear uniforms in those days, so the man accepted the ride. When they got to Rocky Mount the Sheriff pulled his gun and stuck it in the mans side and told him he was under arrest for killing Will Craighead. The man stopped his talking and was jailed. The next day dad went to the jail and picked him out of a lineup as the man he had ask Will if he was the owner of the still and Will knew him, but never got to see him as he was putting on his coat. The man was tried and was put in prison for 40 years with the recommendation of the jury that he receive no pardon. Dad died in 1954 and a short time before his death, this man's wife came and talked to him about getting him out of the pen. He told her he was only a witness and if she got all the living jury members to sign a petition, then he would also sign. I do not think this ever took place. I never learned if the man lived until 1974-1975 and was released or what happened to the man. (The man's name who was tried and convicted was Walter Beck, son-in-law of Jonas Wilson. The location of the still was in Franklin County just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and near the old Dewey Hundley place.) ROANOKE TIMES DECEMBER 15, 1932 OFFICERS CALLED TO SLAYING SCENE, SHOTS REPORTED FIRED FROM HOUSE NEAR WHERE STILL WAS DESTRORYED. VICTOM LEAVES FAMILY. FRANKLIN AND FLOYD OFFICERS START INVESTIGATION IN NEIGHBORHOOD. Floyd, Dec. 14, 1932 (Special). - Constable Will Craghead, 60 was shot to death early tonight in an isolated neighborhood three and a half miles southeast of Copper Hill. Floyd county officers were in the section tonight making an investigation and few details were available. According to a telephone message from Sheriff Cephas Hylton, who was called to the scene, the shooting occurred at the home of Walter Beck, 35. Had destroyed Still. It was said Craghead, who was constable in the Locust Grove district, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Noah Vest, raided a still about fifty yards from the Beck house. The officers are said to have cut up the still with an axe taken from a woodpile in the yard. As Craghead returned the axe to the woodpile, three shots are alleged to have been fired from a shotgun from an upstairs window of the Beck home, according to Sheriff Hylton. One of the shots hit Craghead and he is said to have been killed instantly. Deputy Sheriff Vest who was at the rear of the house, ran to the front where he found Craghead's body. Vest went to the home of Jonas Wilson some distance away and summoned Sheriff Hylton. Franklin county officers were also reported on their way to the scene tonight. The Franklin-Floyd county line is said to run near the Beck house and there was some uncertainty tonight as to which county the shooting occurred in. Reached by telephone late tonight Deputy Sheriff Vest said Beck had not been located. He said he helped Constable Craghead destroy the still. Officer Vest said three shots were fired but that it had not been determined how many of the charges struck Craghead According to officers, no one saw the person who fired the shots. Craghead's body had not been moved several hours after he was slain. Sheriff Hylton expected to remain on the scene during the night, it was said here. Craghead is survived by his wife and nine children. FRANKLIN COUNTY VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS OF THE TRIAL Circuit Court for Franklin County on Thursday the 23rd day of February in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty three. Common Law Book # 27 pages 558,559 Present the Hon. _.H. Hopkins Judge. Walter Beck who stands indicted for felony was this day led to the bar in custody of the sheriff of this county, was arraigned upon said indictment and upon his arraignment pleaded not guilty, and the sheriff of this county having returned the writ of venue faces awarded in this cause together with the names of twenty persons summoned by him by virtue of said writ, and taken from the list jurors by the Clerk of this court, and a panel of twenty qualified jurors free from exceptions bring completed, and the Attorney for the Commonwealth and the prisoner having each stricken from said panel alternately four of said jurors in accordance with law, the remaining twelve constituted the jury for the trial of the prisoner _____. C___ F__ - J.B. Perdue, F.W. McCall, John W. Brown, B.T. Tyree, _. _. Brubaker, and John E. Flora who being duly elected tried and sworn the duty of upon the premises to speak and having partly heard the evidence are adjourned until this evening at 1:30 p.m. and committed to the custody of H.L. Maxey and C.S. Rakes deputy sheriffs of Franklin Co. with instructions together without communication with any other person and therefore an oath was administered to the said H.L.Maxey and C. S. Rakes deputy sheriffs as aforesaid to the following effect: "You shall ___ and truly to the best of your ability keep this jury together neither speak to them yourselves nor suffer any other person to speak to them touching any matter related to this trial until they return into court this evening at 1:30 p.m so help you God." ____ the jury sworn for the trial of this cause appeared in court at 1:30 p.m. in custody of H.L. Maxey and C. S. Rakes, deputy sheriffs of Franklin Co. Va. And having partly heard the evidence, the defendant by counsel moved the court to allow him to withdraw his plea of not guilty and enter a plea of guilty to murder in the first degree a felony, which motion the court allowed, and with consent of the attorney for the commonwealth and the prisoner by counsel the court discharged the jury from future consideration of this case, and with the further consent of the attorney for the Commonwealth entered of record and the prisoner by counsel the court proceeded to hear and determine the case without the intervention of a jury and having fully heard the evidence doth find the said Walter Beck guilty of murder in the first degree a felony as charged in said indictment and doth fix his punishment at forty years in the state penitentiary. And thereupon it bring demanded of the said Walter Beck it ________ ______ his _____ he had or knew to say why the court should not now pronounce judgement against him according to the finding of the court and nothing further being offered or alleged in delay of judgement it is considered by the court that the said Walter Beck for the offense of which he stands convicted be imprisoned in the penitentiary of this commonwealth for Forty years the period by the court ascertained, therein to be kept imprisoned and treated in manner prescribed by law. And it is ordered that the clerk of this court transmit to the Superintendent of the penitentiary a copy of said judgement pursuant to the acts of the General Assembly of Va. And it is further ordered that the Commonwealth of Va. Recover the said Walter Beck all cost by ___ about this case in her behalf expended. But credit shall be given the said Walter Beck for time spent in jail since 15 day of December 1932. And Walter Beck is remanded to jail. ( Although Walter Beck pled guilty, some familiar with the case claimed he was innocent. Their speculation was that a man by the name of Posie King did the shooting. Walter Beck was married to Posie Kings sister Lena King, and some how decided to enter a plea of guilty. This is just speculation by some who supposedly knew the situation.)" He was born on June 11, 1875 at Virginia.3 He married Mary Lilly Hollins, daughter of William Hollins and Charity Ann Nowlin, on October 31, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 William Daniel "Will" Craighead died on November 14, 1932 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 57.3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Mary Lilly Hollins b. August 12, 1877, d. March 13, 1946
Marriage*William Daniel "Will" Craighead married Mary Lilly Hollins, daughter of William Hollins and Charity Ann Nowlin, on October 31, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ethel Audrey Craighead Carr obituary in the Mar 12, 2001 edition.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S216] Billy & Juanita Grice, Hollins Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Mary Lilly Hollins1

F, b. August 12, 1877, d. March 13, 1946
FatherWilliam Hollins1 b. January 28, 1850, d. June 19, 1914
MotherCharity Ann Nowlin1 b. January 28, 1856, d. January 27, 1922
     Mary Lilly Hollins was buried at Hollins Cemetery, off Rt. 651, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on August 12, 1877 at Virginia.2 She married William Daniel "Will" Craighead, son of Charles Otey Craghead and Martha Lima Wilson, on October 31, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of October 31, 1895,her married name was Craighead. Mary Lilly Hollins died on March 13, 1946 at age 68.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

William Daniel "Will" Craighead b. June 11, 1875, d. November 14, 1932
Marriage*Mary Lilly Hollins married William Daniel "Will" Craighead, son of Charles Otey Craghead and Martha Lima Wilson, on October 31, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S216] Billy & Juanita Grice, Hollins Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Ethel Audrey Craighead Carr obituary in the Mar 12, 2001 edition.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Charles Otey Craghead1

M, b. August, 1837, d. after June, 1900
FatherWilliam Thomas "Grandpap Billy" Craghead1 b. circa 1808, d. circa 1894
MotherSusannah Maxey b. circa 1802, d. circa September, 1870
     Charles Otey Craghead was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone has no dates but does read "Co. I 54th Va. Inf. C.S.A."2 He Charles enlisted as a Private in Company I, 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry on Oct 1, 1861. A company muster roll dated Dec 31, 1863 states he was last paid by Thomas J. Charlton Nov 1, 1862. He deserted from a hospital at White Sulfur Springs Jan 12, 1863. A list of absentees and deserters dated Feb 24, 1865 states that Charles O. Craghead Allegheny, Montgomery County Virginia deserted from I Company, 54th Regiment Virginia Infantry Jan 8, 1865. His name appears on a report of rebel deserters surrendering themselves within the limits of the Department of West Virginia for the month of Mar 1865. His name appears on a register of prisoners of war under the heading "Rebel Deserters". He was born in August, 1837 at Bedford Co., Virginia.3,1 He married Martha Lima Wilson, daughter of Daniel Wilson and Elizabeth "Betsy" Sowder, on December 19, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Charles Otey Craghead died after June, 1900.3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Martha Lima Wilson b. April 11, 1848, d. July 21, 1895
Marriage*Charles Otey Craghead married Martha Lima Wilson, daughter of Daniel Wilson and Elizabeth "Betsy" Sowder, on December 19, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Martha Lima Wilson1

F, b. April 11, 1848, d. July 21, 1895
FatherDaniel Wilson1 b. 1820, d. before 1900
MotherElizabeth "Betsy" Sowder1 b. October 23, 1825, d. before 1890
     Martha Lima Wilson was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on April 11, 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 She married Charles Otey Craghead, son of William Thomas "Grandpap Billy" Craghead and Susannah Maxey, on December 19, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of December 19, 1867,her married name was Craighead. Martha Lima Wilson died on July 21, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 47.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Charles Otey Craghead b. August, 1837, d. after June, 1900
Marriage*Martha Lima Wilson married Charles Otey Craghead, son of William Thomas "Grandpap Billy" Craghead and Susannah Maxey, on December 19, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

James Maxey1

M, b. circa 1767, d. 1848
     James Maxey was born circa 1767 at Bedford Co., Virginia. He married Sarah "Sally" Agee on January 4, 1796 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 James Maxey died in 1848 at Franklin Co., Virginia.

Family

Sarah "Sally" Agee
Marriage*He married Sarah "Sally" Agee on January 4, 1796 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1389] Marshall Wingfield, Marriage Bonds of Franklin County, Virginia.

Samuel Going1,2,3

M, b. circa 1780, d. before July 20, 1870
     Samuel Going was born circa 1780 at Virginia; Probably born in Amherst Co., VA.1,2 He married Wife Unknown circa 1818.1 Samuel Going married Elizabeth Bryant circa 1825.1,2,4 Samuel Going Samuel Going and Micajah Bryant gave a crop mortgage to a firm composed of Samuel Simmons, Young Hawkins, Jonathan N. Rose and Jonathan Thompson, Jr. Upon default, the principals filed suit. The Amherst County Court awarded the principals a judgment of "crop, stock and $1." The judgment was also filed December 4, 1831 in Nelson County "where Samuel Going now lives." Samuel Going had rented a farm in Nelson County from Miss Margaret Rose, and the principals were able to attach his crop there also. It is believed that in 1843 they lived in Amherst County where a son was married. in November, 1831.5 He died before July 20, 1870 at Nelson Co., Virginia; Samuel was not enumerated with his wife in the 1870 Census.6

Census Records

1840Nelson Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30, and 1 female 30-407
1850Dwelling 778, Nelson Co., Virginia2
1860Dwelling 360, Nelson Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1850Farmer2
1860Farmer3

Family 1

Wife Unknown d. circa 1825
Marriage*Samuel Going married Wife Unknown circa 1818.1 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Bryant b. circa 1800
Marriage*Samuel Going married Elizabeth Bryant circa 1825.1,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1082] Gowen Research Foundation, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf/
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3469] Ernestine Tabor, "Mary K. Branham," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 10, 1912.
  5. [S1080] Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis, Wills of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1865.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey1,2,3

F, b. July 9, 1868, d. August 2, 1953
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey4,5,2,3 b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherVirginia Adaline Conner4,5,3 b. September 2, 1844, d. May 6, 1876
     Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey was buried at Lick Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery (also known as Maxey Cemetery), next to Vaughn's Chapel, Lick Ridge Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3 She was born on July 9, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 She married Artiram Samuel Gillenwalter on February 12, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 As of February 12, 1891,her married name was Gillenwalter. Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey married Otto Bartel on May 17, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 As of May 17, 1896,her married name was Bartel. Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey and Otto Bartel were divorced before July 27, 1910.4 Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey married Philip Whitlock, son of Jonathan H. Whitlock and Elizabeth Jane Gardner, on July 27, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,8,3 As of July 27, 1910,her married name was Whitlock. Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey died on August 2, 1953 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85.6,3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 272, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 329, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 193, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated without her husband but with her children in the household of her father10
1910Dwelling 103, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated without her husband (widowed even though her second marriage license showed her to be divorced) but with her children in the household of her father11
1920Dwelling 92, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 200, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Family 1

Artiram Samuel Gillenwalter b. September 22, 1873
Marriage*Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey married Artiram Samuel Gillenwalter on February 12, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 
Child

Family 2

Otto Bartel b. circa 1869
Marriage*Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey married Otto Bartel on May 17, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7 
Divorce* Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey and Otto Bartel were divorced before July 27, 1910.4 
Children

Family 3

Philip Whitlock b. December 20, 1858, d. July 4, 1929
Marriage*Delvina Marinda "Della" Maxey married Philip Whitlock, son of Jonathan H. Whitlock and Elizabeth Jane Gardner, on July 27, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,8,3 

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1398] Clyde Maxey, Lick Ridge Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  7. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  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. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Lydia A. Jemima "Jennie" Maxey1,2,3

F, b. March 21, 1870, d. April 28, 1910
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey1,2,4,5 b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherVirginia Adaline Conner1,2 b. September 2, 1844, d. May 6, 1876
     Lydia A. Jemima "Jennie" Maxey was buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Avenue, Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois.3 She was born on March 21, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 As of circa 1903,her married name was Thornton.6 She married Quinton Harvey "Quincie" Thornton, son of Samuel W. Thornton, circa 1903.3,6 Lydia A. Jemima "Jennie" Maxey died on April 28, 1910 at Illinois at age 40.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 272, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 329, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 193, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 465, District 181, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IllinoisEnumerated in the 1910 census even though she had died six days earlier6

Family

Quinton Harvey "Quincie" Thornton b. March 23, 1872, d. August 24, 1950
Marriage*Lydia A. Jemima "Jennie" Maxey married Quinton Harvey "Quincie" Thornton, son of Samuel W. Thornton, circa 1903.3,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3346] Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sangamon Co., IL, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2734] State Journal-Register, From the Willard Russell Thornton obituary in the Oct 9, 1995 edition.

Alexander Willard Maxey

M, b. September 1, 1872, d. March 9, 1873
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherVirginia Adaline Conner b. September 2, 1844, d. May 6, 1876
     Alexander Willard Maxey was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He was born on September 1, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on March 9, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.

Charles Vaughn Maxey1

M, b. August 31, 1877, d. August 26, 1923
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey2,3,4,5,6 b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherLydia Angeline Conner2,3,4,5,6 b. March 24, 1854, d. January 6, 1913
     Charles Vaughn Maxey was buried at Lick Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery (also known as Maxey Cemetery), next to Vaughn's Chapel, Lick Ridge Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.7 He was born on August 31, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 He married Sallie Bette Cahill on March 8, 1911 at Franklin Co., Virginia.5,6 Charles Vaughn Maxey died on August 26, 1923 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 45.5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 329, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 193, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 103, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 157, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1900Farm laborer9
1910Lumber mill engineer4
1920Farmer10

Family

Sallie Bette Cahill b. March 15, 1889, d. September 12, 1955
Marriage*Charles Vaughn Maxey married Sallie Bette Cahill on March 8, 1911 at Franklin Co., Virginia.5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From an James Causley Maxey obituary in an undated edition.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  7. [S1398] Clyde Maxey, Lick Ridge Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm

Lucy Elinge Maxey1,2,3

F, b. August 16, 1880, d. July 11, 1966
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey4,1,2,3 b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherLydia Angeline Conner4,1,2,3 b. March 24, 1854, d. January 6, 1913
     Lucy Elinge Maxey was buried at Lick Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery (also known as Maxey Cemetery), next to Vaughn's Chapel, Lick Ridge Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,3 Her Social Security Number was 227-54-0106.7 She was born on August 16, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,3 She died on July 11, 1966 at Radford, Virginia, at age 85.3 She Miss Lucy Maxey, 85, died Monday in a Radford hospital. Surviving are four brothers, Fred Maxey, Roanoke, Vernon Maxey, Salem, John Maxey, Christiansburg, Raymond T. Maxey, Floyd; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Eanes, Howardsville. Funeral was Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mayberry's with burial in Vaughan's Chapel Cemetery. on July 21, 1966.5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 193, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 103, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 155, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 280, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her brother Fred10

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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From an James Causley Maxey obituary in an undated edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lucy Maxey obituary in the Jul 21, 1966 edition.
  6. [S1398] Clyde Maxey, Lick Ridge Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

William Vernon Maxey1,2,3,4,5

M, b. November 12, 1882, d. March 12, 1975
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey6,7,8,5 b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherLydia Angeline Conner6,7,8,5 b. March 24, 1854, d. January 6, 1913
     William Vernon Maxey was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4,5 His Social Security Number was 223-28-0206.9 He William Vernon Maxey, age 92, of Rt. 1, box 477, Salem, passed away Wednesday in a Salem hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Clower Maxey; one daughter, Ms. Helen M. Conner, Salem; two foster children, Ms. Myrtle V. Conner and Cline Conner, both of Salem; one brother, Fred Maxey, Roanoke; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Eanes of Howardsville; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, at the Locust Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. William F. McMahan and the Rev. Fletcher Hardy with internment in the Wilson Cemetery.4 He was born on November 12, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The SSDI has a birth date of Nov 8, 1882.1,2,6,10,3,9 He married Edith Ethel Clower, daughter of William Letcher Clower and Luanna Annie Iddings, on July 1, 1925 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,10,4,5 William Vernon Maxey died on March 12, 1975 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 92.1,2,10,4,5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1900Dwelling 193, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 103, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 155, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 107, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 95, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1910Lumber mill day laborer8
1920Farm laborer12
1930Farmer13
1940Farmer14

Family

Edith Ethel Clower b. April 26, 1904, d. March 22, 1987
Marriage*William Vernon Maxey married Edith Ethel Clower, daughter of William Letcher Clower and Luanna Annie Iddings, on July 1, 1925 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,10,4,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the William Vernon Maxey obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  11. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Marie Maxey Conner obituary in the May 13, 2015 edition.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Fred Thomas Maxey1,2

M, b. August 1, 1885, d. March 23, 1983
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey3,4,5,2 b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherLydia Angeline Conner3,4,5,2 b. March 24, 1854, d. January 6, 1913
     Fred Thomas Maxey was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 He was born on August 1, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Beulah Rena Brown, daughter of Hubbard Brown, on April 13, 1928 at Roanoke, Virginia.6 Fred Thomas Maxey died on March 23, 1983 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 97.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 193, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 103, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 155, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 280, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 429, District 81-7, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1910Farm laborer5
1920Farmer8
1930Railroad car repairer9
1940Railroad car repairer10

Family

Beulah Rena Brown b. April 24, 1903, d. September 20, 2002
Marriage*Fred Thomas Maxey married Beulah Rena Brown, daughter of Hubbard Brown, on April 13, 1928 at Roanoke, Virginia.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From an James Causley Maxey obituary in an undated edition.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Brown Maxey obituary in the Sep 22, 2002 edition.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Willard W. Maxey obituary in the Oct 24, 1991 edition.

John Lemon Maxey1,2,3,4,5

M, b. March 19, 1888, d. December 29, 1972
FatherWilliam Washington Maxey6,2,3,4 b. December 14, 1844, d. November 7, 1914
MotherLydia Angeline Conner2,3,4 b. March 24, 1854, d. January 6, 1913
     His Social Security Number was 229-12-2929.7 John Lemon Maxey was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 2880 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 He was born on March 19, 1888 at Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,4 He married Eva Cora Graham on May 9, 1912 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.8 John Lemon Maxey died on December 29, 1972 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 84.7,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 193, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 103, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 300, District 104, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 40, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 106, District 61-4, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1910Day laborer3
1920Farmer10
1930Farmer11
1940Farmer12

Family

Eva Cora Graham b. June 30, 1895, d. August 3, 1993
Marriage*John Lemon Maxey married Eva Cora Graham on May 9, 1912 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From an James Causley Maxey obituary in an undated edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Graham Maxey obituary in the Aug 4, 1993 edition.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Earl Maxey obitutary in the Nov 27, 2003 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruth Estelle Maxey Epperly obitutary in the Jul 13, 1995 edition.