John Carlton Haislip1

M, b. October 17, 1929, d. June 25, 1989
FatherHenry Haislip2,3
MotherNaomi Campbell2,3
     His Social Security Number was 231-30-8999.4 John Carlton Haislip was buried at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, Fulton Co., Georgia.2 He was born on October 17, 1929 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1 He married Phyllis Dean King, daughter of Charles Morris King and Ora Lee Vest, on September 27, 1962 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 John Carlton Haislip died on June 25, 1989 at age 59.4

Family

Phyllis Dean King
Marriage*He married Phyllis Dean King, daughter of Charles Morris King and Ora Lee Vest, on September 27, 1962 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

George Gottlieb "Georg" Pfaff1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1734, d. circa 1799
FatherGeorge Zacharias Pfaff2,3 b. circa 1706, d. circa February, 1747
MotherCatharina Elisabeth Lehm/Lowe3 b. circa September 10, 1708, d. circa March 7, 1782
     George Gottlieb "Georg" Pfaff George Gottlieb Pfaff (Poff)
The Clausthal Parish Register indicates that Gottlieb's father Zacharias died in 1747. It is unknown if his Mother was still alive or if any of his siblings were still living. According to Jen Mueller-Joppe, several of his siblings may have died very early in life and George may have been one of a few surviving children.

According to the late historian Klaus Wust, there were a large contingent of convicts (41) on the Queen of Denmark from the Hamburg workhouse and jails that were deported by order of the Hamburg Senate (city government). In the Hannover State Archives, Fach 154, Nr. 2, it was noted that George Gottlieb was a "Semmeljunge" (spoiled child), was delivered to the English ship Queen of Denmark July 25, 1752 for the destination of South Carolina from Hamburg. Maybe George was an orphan in Clausthal and considered to be economically undesirable in Clausthal and Hamburg. When Jen reviewed the listing of the passengers on the Queen, many were from Clausthal, had been employed in the mining profession and had chose to emigrate rather than be deported and put on the ship by the local authorities. When I reviewed the listing of the passengers most of the people were in their twenties.

The town of Clausthal is now referred to as the municipality of Clausthal-Zellerfield which is part of the Oberharz Municipal Association, in the District of Gostar, State of Lower Saxony, the country of Republic of Germany.3 He was born circa 1734 at Clausthal, Hannover Territory, Lower Saxony, Germany.4 He immigrated on November 3, 1752 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sailed from Hamburg on the English ship "Queen of Denmark."4 He married Esther Margaretha Unknown before 1760.4 George Gottlieb "Georg" Pfaff married Catharina Margaretha Griesbach on December 31, 1760 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Earl Township, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.2,4 George Gottlieb "Georg" Pfaff Renting 7 acres and paid a tax of 2 shillings in 1769 at Earl Township, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.4 He began military service in 1777 Godlip Poff, Private 5th Class, Fourth Company, 10th Batallion of Lancaster County Militia, commanded by Colonel David Jenkins.4 He Paid a tax of 3 pounds 10 shillings on August 20, 1777 at Earl Township, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.4 He Paid a tax of 6 in 1780 at Earl Township, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. He 1 Cattle, Value 3, Tax 3 in 1781 at Earl Township, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.4 He Paid a tax of 6 pounds in 1782 at Earl Township, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. He Taxed on one cow and 9 whites (probably his entire family), he owned 0 slaves and 0 horses in 1783 at Earl Township, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.4 He George Pouff taxed on one white male above he age of 16 in 1792 at Round Hill, Augusta Co., Virginia.4 He Warrent Lifted, stating "located for George Puff one hundred acres of land part of a land office treasury warrent No. 9076 obtained by Henry Banks the 22nd of November 1781 joining the lands of Jabob Leftler and William Robertson and joing the Round Hill" on November 5, 1792 at Augusta Co., Virginia.4 He George Puff taxed on one white male above the age of 16 and one horse, mare, mule, or colt on April 27, 1793 at Round Hill, Augusta Co., Virginia.4 He George Puff, Senior taxed on one white male above the age of 16 and one horse in 1794 at Round Hill, Augusta Co., Virginia.4 He George Puff, Senior taxed on two white males above the age of 16 and one horse in 1795 at Round Hill, Augusta Co., Virginia.4 He George Puff, Senior taxed on two white males above the age of 16 and one horse in 1796 at Round Hill, Augusta Co., Virginia.4 He George Puff, Senior taxed on three white males above the age of 16 and one horse. in 1797 at Round Hill, Augusta Co., Virginia.4 He George Puff, Senior taxed on one white male above the age of 16 and two horses, mares, or mules. on March 17, 1798 at Round Hill, Augusta Co., Virginia. He died circa 1799 at Augusta Co., Virginia.4

Family 1

Esther Margaretha Unknown d. before December 31, 1760
Marriage*He married Esther Margaretha Unknown before 1760.4 
Child

Family 2

Catharina Margaretha Griesbach b. circa 1741, d. after December 21, 1797
Marriage*George Gottlieb "Georg" Pfaff married Catharina Margaretha Griesbach on December 31, 1760 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Earl Township, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1740] Unknown compiler, Pennsylvania Marriages to 1810.
  2. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  3. [S1970] Cheryl & Logan Jennings, "George Gottlieb Pfaff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 29, 2010.
  4. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  5. [S1741] Elgin P. Kintner, A Family History and Tour Guide of Reuel B. Prichett and Ella Poff.

Stafford Rowe Austin1,2

M, b. December 16, 1883, d. August 23, 1921
     Stafford Rowe Austin was buried at Hall's Church Cemetery, Rt. 603, Ironto, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He married Alma Bell Hall, daughter of John Ballard Hall and Nancy Mary Walthall.3,1 Stafford Rowe Austin was born on December 16, 1883.3,2 He died on August 23, 1921 at Virginia at age 37.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 112, District 103, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4

Family

Alma Bell Hall b. December 13, 1886, d. February 28, 1912
Marriage*Stafford Rowe Austin married Alma Bell Hall, daughter of John Ballard Hall and Nancy Mary Walthall.3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S858] Tami St. Clair, "Gordon Fletcher Hall," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Apr 25, 2001.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S249] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Hall's Church Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Eliza King1,2,3

F, b. November 2, 1894, d. January 24, 1965
FatherEdward Lee King4,1,3 b. March 23, 1872, d. November 21, 1952
MotherRachel Ann Hale4,1,3 b. July 8, 1873, d. October 12, 1949
     Sarah Eliza King was buried at King Cemetery, Rt. 607, Bottom Creek area, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5,2,3 She was born on November 2, 1894 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,3 She married George William Henry Conner, son of Joseph Lawson Conner and Sarah Doshia Conner, on September 12, 1912 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,6,3 As of September 12, 1912,her married name was Conner. Sarah Eliza King died on January 24, 1965 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 70.2,3 She Floyd - Mrs Sarah Eliza Conner, 70, died Sunday in a Roanoke hospital. Surviving are four sons, Emeritte E. Conner, Windom Conner, both of Roanoke, Frank Conner, Floyd; Marshall Conner, Bent Mountain; two brothers, W. I. King, Roanoke; Edward King, Copper Hill; five sisters, Mrs. G. W. Craighead, Roanoke; Mrs. R. B. Powers, Copper Hill; Mrs. J. L. Harter, Salem; Mrs. H. L. Counts, Petersburg; Mrs. C. A. Buckner, Bent Mountain. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Grove Baptist Church. Burial
will be at King Cemetery. The body is at Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. on January 25, 1965.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 31, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 122, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 55, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

George William Henry Conner b. March 18, 1889, d. March 9, 1952
Marriage*Sarah Eliza King married George William Henry Conner, son of Joseph Lawson Conner and Sarah Doshia Conner, on September 12, 1912 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S195] Roanoke County, Virginia Marriage License.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sarah Elizabeth Conner obituary in the Jan 25, 1965 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  5. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  6. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  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. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Windon Cleatis/Cletes Conner1,2

M, b. December 26, 1916, d. October 30, 1968
FatherGeorge William Henry Conner1,3,4,2 b. March 18, 1889, d. March 9, 1952
MotherSarah Eliza King1,5,3,4,2 b. November 2, 1894, d. January 24, 1965
     Windon Cleatis/Cletes Conner was buried at King Cemetery, Rt. 607, Bottom Creek area, Roanoke Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "SGT US Army World War II."6,2 He Served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Never married.1 He was born on December 26, 1916 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2 He died on October 30, 1968 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 51.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 31, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 122, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sarah Elizabeth Conner obituary in the Jan 25, 1965 edition.
  6. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.

Marshall Alvin "Suz" Conner1,2

M, b. December 20, 1918, d. June 8, 1991
FatherGeorge William Henry Conner1,3,4,5,2 b. March 18, 1889, d. March 9, 1952
MotherSarah Eliza King1,6,3,4,5,2 b. November 2, 1894, d. January 24, 1965
     Marshall Alvin "Suz" Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "U.S. Army WWII."1,7,8 His Social Security Number was 227-12-2873.9 He was born on December 20, 1918 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,7,2 He married Louise Virginia Powell on December 27, 1948 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,10,2 Marshall Alvin "Suz" Conner and Louise Virginia Powell were divorced on September 22, 1958 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.11 Marshall Alvin "Suz" Conner died on June 8, 1991 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 72.1,9,7,8 He BENT MOUNTAIN - Marshall A. Conner, 72, a retired produce dealer and a veteran of World War II died Saturday in the VA Medical Center. Surviving are a brother, Frank Conner of Floyd; three nieces, and one nephew, Gladys Conner King, Bent Mountain; Joyce Conner Peters, Copper Hill; Susan Conner Nunn, Floyd; and "Buck" Conner, Roanoke; and a special friend, Mary Powell Baker, St. Augustine, Fla. Funeral will be Monday 2:00 p.m. at the Salem Church (Head of the River) with Elder Noel Conner officiating with interment in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on June 9, 1991.8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 31, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 122, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 55, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1940Huckster driver5

Family

Louise Virginia Powell
Marriage*Marshall Alvin "Suz" Conner married Louise Virginia Powell on December 27, 1948 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,10,2 
Divorce* Marshall Alvin "Suz" Conner and Louise Virginia Powell were divorced on September 22, 1958 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.11 

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sarah Elizabeth Conner obituary in the Jan 25, 1965 edition.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marshall A. Conner obituary in the Jun 9, 1991 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  11. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Eva Gretchen "Evie" Conner1,2,3

F, b. October 18, 1909, d. August 2, 1971
FatherAaron Conner3,4,5,6,7 b. November 2, 1883, d. August 6, 1947
MotherOra Odell Perdue3,4,5,6,7 b. June 19, 1892, d. January 3, 1948
     Eva Gretchen "Evie" Conner was buried at Stonewall Church Cemetery (also known as Vest, DeWitt, and King Cemetery), near Stonewall Brethren/Methodist Church, Rt. 221, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,8 She FLOYD - Gretchen Conner Hoback, 62, of Floyd, wife of Clifford V. Hoaback, died Monday in a Marion hospital. Also surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Clifton Wilson, Mrs. Shirley Peters, Roanoke; a step-son, Norman Buck Hoback, Roanoke; a sister, Mrs. Edith Yates, Roanoke; a brother, B. E. Conner, Roanoke. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Salem Church, Floyd County, with burial in Stonewall Church Cemetery.8 She was born on October 18, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,1,2,3 She married Clifford Victor Hoback, son of James Henry Hoback and Levonia A. Bower, on April 28, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9,10,1,8,4 As of April 28, 1949,her married name was Hoback. Eva Gretchen "Evie" Conner died on August 2, 1971 at Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia, at age 61.9,1,2,8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 99, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 166, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 20, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Clifford Victor Hoback b. March 28, 1912, d. April 2, 1997
Marriage*Eva Gretchen "Evie" Conner married Clifford Victor Hoback, son of James Henry Hoback and Levonia A. Bower, on April 28, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,9,10,1,8,4 

Citations

  1. [S199] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Stonewall Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Gretchen Conner Hoback obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Gretchen Conner Hoback.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clifford Victor Hoback obitutary in the Apr 4, 1997 edition.

Clifford Victor Hoback1,2,3

M, b. March 28, 1912, d. April 2, 1997
FatherJames Henry Hoback3,4 b. August 13, 1870, d. March 6, 1929
MotherLevonia A. Bower3,4 b. December 5, 1871, d. February 5, 1936
     His Social Security Number was 225-48-4946.5 Clifford Victor Hoback was buried at Stonewall Church Cemetery (also known as Vest, DeWitt, and King Cemetery), near Stonewall Brethren/Methodist Church, Rt. 221, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6 He was born on March 28, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3,4 He married Virginia Elizabeth Hodges, daughter of William Joseph "Will" Hodges and Arista Hester "Risseay" "Hettie" Conner, on November 16, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 Clifford Victor Hoback married Eva Gretchen "Evie" Conner, daughter of Aaron Conner and Ora Odell Perdue, on April 28, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,7,1,2,8,9 Clifford Victor Hoback died on April 2, 1997 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 85.5,1 He HOBACK, Clifford Victor, 85, of Floyd, died Wednesday, April 2, 1997 in a Salem nursing home. He was preceded in death by wives, Virginia Hodges and Gretchen Conner, two brothers, Edgar and Carl Hoback, one sister, Ether Ridinger, a son-in-law, Shirley A. Peters and a grandson, Terry Amos Peters. Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Wanda and George Bowles, Roanoke, Maxine Peters, Check; son and daughter-in-law, Norman (Buck) and Lena Hoback, Hollins; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday, April 4, 1997, 11 a.m. at Wood Funeral Home, with Elder W. T. Conner officiating. Interment in the Stonewall Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home. on April 4, 1997.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 133, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1940Farmer10

Family 1

Virginia Elizabeth Hodges b. April 25, 1918, d. June 9, 1947
Marriage*Clifford Victor Hoback married Virginia Elizabeth Hodges, daughter of William Joseph "Will" Hodges and Arista Hester "Risseay" "Hettie" Conner, on November 16, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 
Children

Family 2

Eva Gretchen "Evie" Conner b. October 18, 1909, d. August 2, 1971
Marriage*Clifford Victor Hoback married Eva Gretchen "Evie" Conner, daughter of Aaron Conner and Ora Odell Perdue, on April 28, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,7,1,2,8,9 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clifford Victor Hoback obitutary in the Apr 4, 1997 edition.
  2. [S199] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Stonewall Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Gretchen Conner Hoback.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Gretchen Conner Hoback obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  9. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Benton Ely/Eli "Brinton" Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 27, 1912, d. July 30, 1978
FatherAaron Conner1,2,3,6,5 b. November 2, 1883, d. August 6, 1947
MotherOra Odell Perdue1,2,3,6,5 b. June 19, 1892, d. January 3, 1948
     His Social Security Number was 228-10-5191.7 Benton Ely/Eli "Brinton" Conner was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.5 He was born on October 27, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,2,5 He married Vivian Elizabeth "Pat" Ferris, daughter of Joseph Lemuel Ferris and Effie Lee Thomas, on October 20, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,8 Benton Ely/Eli "Brinton" Conner died on July 30, 1978 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 65.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 99, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 166, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 1, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1940Produce huckster9

Family

Vivian Elizabeth "Pat" Ferris b. July 31, 1916, d. January 31, 2014
Marriage*Benton Ely/Eli "Brinton" Conner married Vivian Elizabeth "Pat" Ferris, daughter of Joseph Lemuel Ferris and Effie Lee Thomas, on October 20, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vivian Ferris Conner obituary in the Feb 1, 2014 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shelby Jean Conner Mowles obituary in the Jul 3, 2018 edition.

Vivian Elizabeth "Pat" Ferris1,2,3

F, b. July 31, 1916, d. January 31, 2014
FatherJoseph Lemuel Ferris1 b. August 1, 1886
MotherEffie Lee Thomas1
     Vivian Elizabeth "Pat" Ferris was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 She was born on July 31, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Benton Ely/Eli "Brinton" Conner, son of Aaron Conner and Ora Odell Perdue, on October 20, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4 As of October 20, 1934,her married name was Conner. Vivian Elizabeth "Pat" Ferris died on January 31, 2014 at Virginia at age 97.4 She Vivian (Pat) Ferris Conner, 97, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brinton E. Conner; her brothers, Billy Ferris and Vaughn Ferris; her sisters, Ethel Wilson, Ilene Altice, Josephine Smith and Rebecca Keenan. 'Pat' was a charter member of Colonial Avenue Baptist Church, where she started the now semi-annual yard sale in her basement over 20 years ago to support church missions work. She became affectionately known as the "Garage Sale Goddess". She and B.E. owned and operated Conner's Market on Colonial Ave. for many years, also Wakefield Inn, Chamblissburg, Va. She is survived by her sister, Betty Brown; daughter, Shelby Jean Mowles (Fred) of Roanoke; son, Robert S.(Bob) Conner (Louise) of Vinton; grandchildren, David L. Mowles (Linda) Star City, Ark., Donald R. Mowles (Cathy), Salem, Douglas W. Mowles (Karen), Roanoke, Dannette M. Reedy (Tim), Roanoke, Cari C. Floyd (Craig), Roanoke, Christi C. Whiteley (Simon), Leichester, N.C., Cathryn (Katie) C. Beasley, Virginia Beach, Va; twelve great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; many special nieces, nephews and her dear church family. Services will be at Colonial Avenue Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014. The Rev. Branan Thompson, Jr., The Rev. Quentin Madden and the Rev. Melissa Scott will officiate. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Colonial Avenue Baptist Church from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Colonial Avenue Baptist Church Mission Fund. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. on February 1, 2014.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 1, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Benton Ely/Eli "Brinton" Conner b. October 27, 1912, d. July 30, 1978
Marriage*Vivian Elizabeth "Pat" Ferris married Benton Ely/Eli "Brinton" Conner, son of Aaron Conner and Ora Odell Perdue, on October 20, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Vivian Ferris Conner obituary in the Feb 1, 2014 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Douglas Wayne Mowles obituary in the Mar 21, 2014 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shelby Jean Conner Mowles obituary in the Jul 3, 2018 edition.

Charles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 3, 1879, d. June 6, 1962
FatherSamuel W. Swepston6,7,5 b. August 27, 1838, d. January 28, 1892
MotherVictoria Light6,8,7,5 b. June 8, 1851, d. November 7, 1927
     Charles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.2,5,9 He was born on December 3, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,5 He married Grace Mae Richmond on December 18, 1907 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.4,10,5 Charles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston died on June 6, 1962 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 82.11,5 He Ballengee - Charles Hampton Sweptson (I believe is should be spelled Swepston), 82, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday in a Hinton hospital after an illness of three years. He had been in critical condition for the past four days. Born Dec. 3, 1879, in Floyd County, Va., he was a son of the late Samuel and Victoria Light Sweptson. He had been a resident of Summers County for 58 years. Sweptson was employed as a brakeman for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. in 1904 and retired as a conductor in 1942. He attended the Riverview Chapel as long as health permitted and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Richmond Sweptson; six sons, C. Roy and Frank, both of Beckley, Hubert and Bill of Huntington, Donald of Columbus, Ohio, and Fred of Hinton; four daughters, Mrs. E. C. Lowe of Forest Hill, Mrs. A. C. Fleshman of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. D. S. Bennett and Mrs. J. O. Caldwell of Hinton; a sister, Mrs. Cola Allen of Hinton; a brother, M. L. Sweptson of Marie; two half brothers, W. B. Yates and E. C. Yates, both of Beckley; a half sister, Mrs. Mary Brogan of Peterstown; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the New Hope Methodist Church with the Rev. Harry Pilkington in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlor in Hinton and will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. on June 7, 1962.5

Census Records

1880Dwelling 187, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1900Dwelling 200, District 93, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia8
1910Dwelling 636, District 131, Ward 4, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia13
1920Dwelling 66, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 157, District 19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia14
1940Dwelling 109, District 45-19, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia15

Occupation

1900Farm laborer8
1910Railroad brakeman13
1920Farmer1
1930Steam railroad brakeman14
1940Railroad brakeman15

Family

Grace Mae Richmond b. May 7, 1888, d. February 9, 1963
Marriage*Charles Hampton "Charlie" Swepston married Grace Mae Richmond on December 18, 1907 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.4,10,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S1232] Herald-Dispatch, From the Billy Joe Swepston obituary in the Jul 20, 2003 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillie F. Sowers obituary in the May 15, 1962 edition.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Swepston-Richmond marriage record.
  11. [S1410] R. Lyle Brown's Gedcom, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rlylebrown&id=I18641
  12. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Virginia Frances Lowe obituary in the May 30, 2003 edition.
  17. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Charles Roy Swepston obituary in the Sep 14, 1975 edition.
  18. [S8740] News Leader, The, From the Samuel Frederick Swepston obituary in the May 30, 1992 edition.
  19. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  20. [S8597] Skagit Valley Herald, The, From the Alma Pearl Fleshman obituary in the Jan 6, 2016 edition.
  21. [S2038] Fayette-Tribune, The, From the Grace Ann Bennett obituary in the May 17, 2017 edition.

Alma Rinda Swepston1,2,3,4,5

F, b. June 30, 1881, d. October 27, 1956
FatherSamuel W. Swepston1,6 b. August 27, 1838, d. January 28, 1892
MotherVictoria Light1,3,6 b. June 8, 1851, d. November 7, 1927
     Alma Rinda Swepston was buried at Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley Co., Kentucky.7,6 She was born on June 30, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth date of May 30, 1881.1,6 As of December 22, 1905,her married name was Davis.8 She married Edward Franklin "Frank" Davis on December 22, 1905 at Greenbrier Co., West Virginia.8,5 Alma Rinda Swepston died on October 27, 1956 at Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee, at age 75.7,6

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1900Dwelling 116, District 25, Blue Sulphur, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia3
1900Dwelling 200, District 93, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia3
1910Dwelling 313, District 260, Depot, Whitley Co., Kentucky4
1920Dwelling 8, District 290, Williamsburg, Whitley Co., Kentucky9
1930Dwelling 161, District 16, Williamsburg, Whitley Co., Kentucky10

Family

Edward Franklin "Frank" Davis b. July 1, 1878, d. September 20, 1959
Marriage*Alma Rinda Swepston married Edward Franklin "Frank" Davis on December 22, 1905 at Greenbrier Co., West Virginia.8,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1590] Entucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1964, From the Ruth Davis death certificate.
  6. [S3367] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965.
  7. [S8411] Highland Cemetery, Whitley Co., KY, online www.findagrave.com.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Davis-Swepston marriage record.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S1323] Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S1908] Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945.

Lillie F. Swepston1,2,3,4,5

F, b. March 5, 1883, d. May 14, 1962
FatherSamuel W. Swepston1,5 b. August 27, 1838, d. January 28, 1892
MotherVictoria Light1,6,5 b. June 8, 1851, d. November 7, 1927
     Lillie F. Swepston was buried at Karnes Cemetery, Peterstown, Monroe Co., West Virginia.5 She was born on March 5, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,5 As of March 23, 1904,her married name was Sowers.4 She married James Calvin Sowers on March 23, 1904 at Monroe Co., West Virginia.3,4 Lillie F. Swepston died on May 14, 1962 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia, at age 79.3,5 She Peterstown - Mrs. Lillie F. Sowers, 79, of Peterstown died in a Pearisburg, Va., hospital at 2:05 a.m. Monday after an illness of one year. Born in Floyd County, Va., March 5, 1883, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Victoria Light Swepston. She lived in Peterstown most of her live where she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Leslie and Marvin Sowers, both of Peterstown; two brothers, Charles of Ballengee and Letcher Swepston, both of Marie; two half brothers, Walter Yates of Marie and Ed Yates of Beckley; a sister, Mrs. Cola Allen of Hinton; a half sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Brogan of Peterstown; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Old German Baptist Church near Lindside with Elder J. H. Peters in charge. Burial will be in the Karnes Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles and Jerry Sowers, Sam and Mark McDaniel, Eugene Booth, and Denny Miller. The body will remain at the William S. Broyles Funeral Home in Peterstown until the funeral hour. on May 15, 1962.5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1900Dwelling 200, District 93, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia6
1910Dwelling 237, District 100, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 160, District 120, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 258, District 3, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia9
1940Dwelling 277, District 32-2, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia10

Family

James Calvin Sowers b. August 8, 1877, d. March 29, 1939
Marriage*Lillie F. Swepston married James Calvin Sowers on March 23, 1904 at Monroe Co., West Virginia.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1411] Judysgen, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1960106&id=I103044056
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Sowers-Swepston marriage record.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillie F. Sowers obituary in the May 15, 1962 edition.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ava Lee McDaniel death certificate.

Pearl Susan Swepston1,2

F, b. 1888, d. 1953
FatherSamuel W. Swepston1 b. August 27, 1838, d. January 28, 1892
MotherVictoria Light1,3 b. June 8, 1851, d. November 7, 1927
     Pearl Susan Swepston was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.4 She was born in 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 As of January 28, 1913,her married name was Baker.2 She married George Alderson Baker on January 28, 1913 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.4,2 Pearl Susan Swepston and George Alderson Baker were divorced before 1935.5 Pearl Susan Swepston died in 1953.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 200, District 93, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia1
1910Dwelling 25, District 128, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia3
1920Dwelling 98, District 122, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia7
1930Dwelling 92, District 1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia8
1940Dwelling 263, District 45-1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia5

Occupation

1940Farm manager5

Family

George Alderson Baker b. March 2, 1889, d. September 23, 1958
Marriage*Pearl Susan Swepston married George Alderson Baker on January 28, 1913 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.4,2 
Divorce* Pearl Susan Swepston and George Alderson Baker were divorced before 1935.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Baker-Swepston marriage record.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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.

Cola Swepston1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

F, b. October 28, 1890, d. July 28, 1971
FatherSamuel W. Swepston1,5,9,6 b. August 27, 1838, d. January 28, 1892
MotherVictoria Light1,10,5,9,6 b. June 8, 1851, d. November 7, 1927
     Cola Swepston was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.2,7,8 Her Social Security Number was 236-32-4792.11 She was born on October 28, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,11,8 As of March 30, 1929,her married name was Allen.4 She married John Wellington Tuckwiller Allen on March 30, 1929 at Summers Co., West Virginia.4 Cola Swepston died on July 28, 1971 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 80.2,7,8 She Hinton - Cola Allen, 80, of Hinton died at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday in a Beckley hospital after a long illness. Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Victoria Light Swepston. She had lived most of her life in Summers County and had lived at Hinton for 34 years. A retired employee of the Hinton Hospital, she was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church at Marie. Survivors include a stepson Ernest Allen of St. Petersburg, Fla; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Eppie Allen of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Moody Gwinn, and Miss. Betty Allen, both of Hinton; a half brother Walter Yates of Marie, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the New Hope Methodist Church with Rev. Harry Pilkington and Rev. Sherman Markley in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors and will. Be taken to the church one hour before the funeral. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today. on July 29, 1971.7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 200, District 93, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia10
1910Dwelling 28, District 128, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia3
1920Dwelling 43, District 123, Milton Hall, Monroe Co., West VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her half-brother Walter Yates1
1930Dwelling 266, District 1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia12

Occupation

1910Private family servant3

Family

John Wellington Tuckwiller Allen b. April 27, 1860, d. August 16, 1936
Marriage*Cola Swepston married John Wellington Tuckwiller Allen on March 30, 1929 at Summers Co., West Virginia.4 

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Allen-Swepston marriage record.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillie F. Sowers obituary in the May 15, 1962 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Marion Letcher Swepston obituary in the Oct 29, 1965 edition.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Cola Allen obituary in the Jul 29, 1971 edition.
  8. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  9. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Elbe Maldon Reed1,2,3

M, b. July 14, 1893, d. August 7, 1961
FatherJohn Fleming Reed1,4,3 b. July 28, 1850, d. April 28, 1919
MotherLelia Ardelia "Lillie" Gardner1,4,3 b. October 18, 1870, d. December 11, 1945
     Elbe Maldon Reed was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.1,3 He was born on July 14, 1893 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Essie Elizabeth Teel, daughter of George L. Teel and Ora Tyree, on December 22, 1914 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,5,3 Elbe Maldon Reed died on August 7, 1961 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 68.1,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 190, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 93, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 506, District 8, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 105, District 81-14, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1920Farmer6
1930Farmer7
1940Retail store propriator8

Family

Essie Elizabeth Teel b. June 23, 1896, d. October 13, 1995
Marriage*Elbe Maldon Reed married Essie Elizabeth Teel, daughter of George L. Teel and Ora Tyree, on December 22, 1914 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,5,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S17] Sherrie M. Holmes Rudy, Reed, Aube Aster Tree.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Essie T. Reed obituary in the Oct 15, 1995 edition.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Homer Edgar Reed obituary in the Mar 28, 2014 edition.
  10. [S1130] Phillips, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:483366&id=I1455
  11. [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&
  12. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Edward Coburn "Ed" Yates1,2,3,4,5

M, b. November 6, 1894, d. April 2, 1971
FatherSamuel Edward Yates6,4,5 b. July, 1846, d. February 4, 1903
MotherVictoria Light6,1,4,7,8,5 b. June 8, 1851, d. November 7, 1927
     His Social Security Number was 233-10-1537.9 Edward Coburn "Ed" Yates was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5250 Robert Centre Byrd Drive, Prosperity, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.10 He was born on November 6, 1894 at Monroe Co., West Virginia; His marriage license to Elizabeth has a birth date of Nov 5, 1894.2,9,4 He married Margaret Walsh on June 18, 1924 at Benwood, Marshall Co., West Virginia.3 Edward Coburn "Ed" Yates married Elizabeth Helen Underwood on September 11, 1963 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,11,5 Edward Coburn "Ed" Yates died on April 2, 1971 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 76.9,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 200, District 93, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia6
1910Dwelling 25, District 128, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 31, District 7, Wheeling, Ohio Co., West Virginia12
1940Dwelling 17, District 35-27, Wheeling, Ohio Co., West Virginia13

Occupation

1930Telephone company lineman12
1940Telephone company installation superintendent13

Family 1

Margaret Walsh b. circa 1898
Marriage*Edward Coburn "Ed" Yates married Margaret Walsh on June 18, 1924 at Benwood, Marshall Co., West Virginia.3 

Family 2

Elizabeth Helen Underwood b. May 26, 1912, d. May 15, 2006
Marriage*Edward Coburn "Ed" Yates married Elizabeth Helen Underwood on September 11, 1963 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4,11,5 

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Yates-Walsh marriage record.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Yates-Underwood marriage record.
  5. [S2877] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillie F. Sowers obituary in the May 15, 1962 edition.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Edward C. Yates funeral announcement in the Apr 5, 1971 edition.
  11. [S798] Register Herald, From the Elizabeth Underwood Yates obituary in the May 17, 2006 edition.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Walter Bryan Yates1

M, b. May 10, 1897, d. November 14, 1983
FatherSamuel Edward Yates2 b. July, 1846, d. February 4, 1903
MotherVictoria Light2,3,4,5 b. June 8, 1851, d. November 7, 1927
     His Social Security Number was 233-28-6785.6 Walter Bryan Yates was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.7,8 He was born on May 10, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Jun 24, 1897.6,1 He married Esta Emma "Estie" Woodrum, daughter of James Armstrong Woodrum and Callie R. Hoback, on November 24, 1921 at Summers Co., West Virginia.9,10 Walter Bryan Yates died on November 14, 1983 at West Virginia at age 86.6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 200, District 93, Red Sulphur, Monroe Co., West Virginia2
1910Dwelling 25, District 128, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia3
1920Dwelling 43, District 123, Milton Hall, Monroe Co., West Virginia11
1930Dwelling 103, District 1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia12
1940Dwelling 378, District 32-6, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia13

Occupation

1920Farmer11
1930Federal prison guard12
1940Farmer13

Family

Esta Emma "Estie" Woodrum b. November 9, 1898, d. February, 1978
Marriage*Walter Bryan Yates married Esta Emma "Estie" Woodrum, daughter of James Armstrong Woodrum and Callie R. Hoback, on November 24, 1921 at Summers Co., West Virginia.9,10 
Child

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. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillie F. Sowers obituary in the May 15, 1962 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Charles Hampton Sweptson obituary in the Jun 7, 1962 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  8. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Yates-Woodrum marriage record.
  10. [S1980] Post Herald and Register, From the Callie H. Woodrum obituary in the Mar 15, 1970 edition.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S1576] VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Young American Patriots. Richmond, U. S., World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.

Martha Ann Light1,2,3

F, b. June 1, 1886, d. October 23, 1957
FatherJames Light1,2,3,4,5 b. May 4, 1836, d. January 20, 1923
MotherSarah Olive Clower1,2,3,6,4 b. October 4, 1856, d. June 28, 1934
     Martha Ann Light was buried at Blue Jay Cemetery, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 She was born on June 1, 1886 at Marie, Summers Co., West Virginia.3,4 As of April 8, 1914,her married name was Simmons.7 She married Gustavas/Gustavius James "Guss" Simmons on April 8, 1914 at Summers Co., West Virginia.7 Martha Ann Light died on October 23, 1957 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 71.3,4 She Mrs. Martha Ann Simmons, 71, of Beaver died in a local hospital at 1 p.m. yesterday. Born June 1, 1886, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah Carr Light. Mrs. Simmons was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church at Mabscott and had been a resident of Raleigh County for 33 years. She made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Roy Graham of Beaver. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. James Flower of Sophia, Mrs. Thomas Hatcher of Fort Spring, Mrs. Graham of Beaver, and Mrs. W. B. Davis of Detroit, Mich; three sons, Earl G. of Hondo, N.M., Ralph J. of Warner Robins, Ga., and Joe of Mabscott; one sister, Mrs. A. J. Vest of Mabscott; two brothers, F. F. Light of Beckley and M. G. Light of Alderson; 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the Calfee Funeral Home pending completion of arrangements. on October 24, 1957.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 98, District 129, Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1910Dwelling 23, District 128, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia2
1920Dwelling 88, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 408, District 17, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9

Family

Gustavas/Gustavius James "Guss" Simmons b. March 1, 1886, d. July 11, 1927
Marriage*Martha Ann Light married Gustavas/Gustavius James "Guss" Simmons on April 8, 1914 at Summers Co., West Virginia.7 
Children

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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Martha Ann Simmons death certificate.
  4. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Martha Ann Simmons obituary in the Oct 24, 1957 edition.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Walter M. Light obituary in the Sep 23, 1957 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Sarah O. Light obituary in the Jun 29, 1934 edition.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Simmons-Light marriage record.
  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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hatcher-Simmons marriage record.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Simmons-Roach marriage record.

Lydia Clementine "Lettie" Lowe1,2,3

F, b. September 18, 1880, d. August 27, 1973
     Lydia Clementine "Lettie" Lowe was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3 She was born on September 18, 1880 at Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia.2,3 She married Floyd Francis Light, son of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on November 27, 1907 at Summers Co., West Virginia.2,4,3 As of November 27, 1907,her married name was Light.4 Lydia Clementine "Lettie" Lowe died on August 27, 1973 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 92.2,3 She Funeral services for Lydia C. Light, 92, of 403 Stanley St. will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Beckley First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald G. Kelder in charge. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. She died Monday at 10 a.m. in her home after a long illness. Born Sept. 18, 1880, at Jumping Branch, she was a daughter of the late John Franklin and Sarah Allen Lowe and was a member of the Beckley First Baptist Church and the Philathea Bible Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd F. Light, in December 1959 and a son, Elvin, in July 1965. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Perry H. (Eva) O'Dell of Beckley, Mrs. Charles (Christine) Bergendahl of Mt. Hope, Mrs. James (Hildred) Rothwell of Beckley, and Mrs. Leonard (Betty) Prater of Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Keyser-Bryant Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Rodney O'Dell, Edward Bergendahl, David Rothwell, Joe Simmons, Al Cole and O. E. Miller. on August 28, 1973.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 245, District 130, Greenbrier, Summers Co., West Virginia5
1920Dwelling 181, District 134, Greenbrier, Summers Co., West Virginia1

Family

Floyd Francis Light b. February 10, 1883, d. December 28, 1959
Marriage*Lydia Clementine "Lettie" Lowe married Floyd Francis Light, son of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on November 27, 1907 at Summers Co., West Virginia.2,4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1198] Zadock and Levi Lowe of Monroe County, WV, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bbailey_zlowe&id=I05580
  3. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lydia C. Light obituary in the Aug 28, 1973 edition.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Lowe marriage record.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the O'Dell-Light marriage record.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bergendahl-Light marriage record.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Floyd Francis Light obituary in the Dec 29, 1959 edition.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Rothwell-Light marriage record.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Prater-Light marriage record.

Virginia Lee "Vergie" Belcher

F, b. June 9, 1889, d. May 22, 1978
FatherJames Floyd Belcher1 b. 1864, d. 1953
MotherSarah A. Unknown1 b. 1867, d. 1951
     Virginia Lee "Vergie" Belcher was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.2,3 Her Social Security Number was 233-96-3989.4 She was born on June 9, 1889 at McDowell Co., West Virginia.4 She married Nathaniel Green "Nathan" Light, son of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on June 28, 1914 at Summers Co., West Virginia.5 As of June 28, 1914,her married name was Light.5 Virginia Lee "Vergie" Belcher died on May 22, 1978 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 88.

Census Records

1920Dwelling 89, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1930Dwelling 118, District 1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia6
1940Dwelling 44, District 45-1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia7

Family

Nathaniel Green "Nathan" Light b. May 12, 1891, d. August 3, 1966
Marriage*Virginia Lee "Vergie" Belcher married Nathaniel Green "Nathan" Light, son of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on June 28, 1914 at Summers Co., West Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  3. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Belcher marriage record.
  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. [S798] Register Herald, From the Beulah Z. Cochran obituary in the Aug 4, 2013 edition.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Martin-Light marriage record.

Cora Lilly1,2

F, b. May 12, 1876, d. March 3, 1915
     Cora Lilly was buried at Worley Cemetery, Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia.3 She was born on May 12, 1876 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 She married Moses Bird/Byrd Light, son of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on September 18, 1898 at Summers Co., West Virginia.2 As of September 18, 1898,her married name was Light.2 Cora Lilly died on March 3, 1915 at Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 38.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 99, District 129, Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia1
1910Dwelling 55, District 134, Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia4

Family

Moses Bird/Byrd Light b. May 13, 1878, d. February 15, 1948
Marriage*Cora Lilly married Moses Bird/Byrd Light, son of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on September 18, 1898 at Summers Co., West Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Lilly marriage record.
  3. [S4017] Worley Cemetery, Summers Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5627] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.