Ada M. Hedrick1,2

F, b. April 26, 1882, d. December 23, 1970
     Ada M. Hedrick was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Ballengee, Summers Co., West Virginia.3 Her Social Security Number was 236-78-0290.4 She was born on April 26, 1882 at Barbers Springs, Summers Co., West Virginia.4,3 She married Elias Jackson Light, son of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on December 24, 1902 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 As of December 24, 1902,her married name was Light.2 Ada M. Hedrick died on December 23, 1970 at Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 88.3 She Hinton - Mrs. Ada Light, 88, of Hinton died at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday in a Summers County hospital after a long illness. She was born at Barbers Springs, April 26, 1882, a daughter of the late William and Betty J. Allen Hedrick. She was a lifelong resident of Summers County and had lived in Hinton for the last 65 years. She was a member of the Hinton United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Hedrick of Charleston; two daughters, Miss Willie Light and Mrs. Paul Scott, both of Hinton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, E. J., died in October 1936. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hinton United Methodist Church with Dr. Clyde Hensley and Dr. Fred B. Wyant in charge. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The body will remain at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors and will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today. on December 24, 1970.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 144, District 139, Talcott, Summers Co., West Virginia5
1920Dwelling 185, District 134, Greenbrier, Summers Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 15, District 8, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia7

Family

Elias Jackson Light b. June 1, 1879, d. October 16, 1936
Marriage*Ada M. Hedrick married Elias Jackson Light, son of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on December 24, 1902 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1407] Lipps Family Tree by Vicki L. Goff, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3090927&id=I605133587
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Hedrick marriage record.
  3. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Ada Light obituary in the Dec 24, 1970 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the James Light obituary in the Feb 13, 1973 edition.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Gustavas/Gustavius James "Guss" Simmons1,2

M, b. March 1, 1886, d. July 11, 1927
     Gustavas/Gustavius James "Guss" Simmons was born on March 1, 1886 at Marie, Summers Co., West Virginia.1 He married Martha Ann Light, daughter of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on April 8, 1914 at Summers Co., West Virginia.3 Gustavas/Gustavius James "Guss" Simmons died on July 11, 1927 at Pineville, Wyoming Co., West Virginia, at age 41; Shot to death in a homicide.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 88, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia4

Occupation

1920Farm operator4

Family

Martha Ann Light b. June 1, 1886, d. October 23, 1957
Marriage*Gustavas/Gustavius James "Guss" Simmons married Martha Ann Light, daughter of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on April 8, 1914 at Summers Co., West Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gustavius James Simmons death record.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Simmons-Light marriage record.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Hatcher-Simmons marriage record.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Simmons-Roach marriage record.

Arthur Jackson Vest1,2

M, b. January 28, 1884, d. January 24, 1973
FatherJohn Jackson Vest2 b. circa 1848, d. December 15, 1899
MotherMartha Caroline Cook2 b. May 21, 1848, d. May 4, 1933
     Arthur Jackson Vest was buried at Oak Grove Church Cemetery, Summers Co., West Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 233-30-8172.3 He was born on January 28, 1884 at Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia; His obituary has a brith date of jan 28, 1885.3,1,2 He married Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Light, daughter of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on December 14, 1904 at Summers Co., West Virginia.4,2 Arthur Jackson Vest died on January 24, 1973 at Beard, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia, at age 88.2 He Final rites for Arthur Jackson Vest, 88, of Mabscott, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Oak Grove Christian Church with the Revs. L. A. Garten, Dewey Wilson, and William Booth in charge. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Church Cemetery. Vest died at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday in a Beard hospital following a long illness. Born Jan. 28, 1885, in Summers County, he was a son of the late Jackson and Martha Cook Vest. A retired miner, he was a member of the Oak Grove Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth White (should be Light) Vest; three sons, Fred of MacArthur, Hubert of Beckley, and Jack of Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Forest (Faye) Lilly of Sophia, Mrs. Charles (Glada) Vest of Beckley, and Mrs. Russell (Helen) Bailey of Pleasant Hills; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home after 5 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Milford Lacy, Watson Bowmen, Cecil Richards, Joe Simmons, Lewis Tolbert and Bernard Bailey. on January 25, 1973.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 80, District 134, Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia5
1920Dwelling 133, District 141, Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 14, District 15, Jumping Branch, Summers Co., West Virginia7

Occupation

1910Farmer5
1920Farmer6
1930Farmer7

Family

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Light b. August 30, 1880, d. September 12, 1974
Marriage*Arthur Jackson Vest married Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Light, daughter of James Light and Sarah Olive Clower, on December 14, 1904 at Summers Co., West Virginia.4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Arthur Jackson Vest obituary in the Jan 25, 1973 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Vest-Light marriage record.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S798] Register Herald, From the Helen Cora Vest Bailey obituary in the Feb 21, 2001 edition.
  9. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Hubert Guy Vest obituary in the Mar 23, 1977 edition.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Vest-Phipps marriage record.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Vest-Halstead marriage record.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Vest-Shockley marriage record.

Daniel Boone Light1,2,3

M, b. January 16, 1871, d. January 27, 1947
FatherJames Light4,5 b. May 4, 1836, d. January 20, 1923
MotherMartha Ann Tice5 b. April 9, 1844, d. January 19, 1877
     Daniel Boone Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.1,5,3 He was born on January 16, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Clara Edna Garten on February 2, 1892 at Monroe Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 Daniel Boone Light died on January 27, 1947 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 76.1,5,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 91, District 87, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia4
1900Dwelling 182, District 123, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia6
1910Dwelling 41, District 128, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia7
1920Dwelling 95, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 89, District 1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1900Mason6
1910Carpenter7
1920Farm operator8
1930Farmer9

Family

Clara Edna Garten b. September 20, 1875, d. November 4, 1945
Marriage*Daniel Boone Light married Clara Edna Garten on February 2, 1892 at Monroe Co., West Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Garten marriage record.
  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. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the David Light death certificate.
  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.

Esther Poff1,2,3,4

F, b. 1795, d. July 6, 1864
FatherPeter Riley Poff Sr.1,5,3,4 b. March 3, 1768, d. circa October, 1830
MotherElizabeth "Betsy" Pickle5,3,4 b. 1768, d. April 19, 1854
     Esther Poff was born in 1795 at Augusta Co., Virginia.4 As of March 13, 1815,her married name was DeWeese. She married Peter DeWeese, son of William DeWeese and Sarah Polly Hubble, on March 15, 1815 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3 Esther Poff died on July 6, 1864 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3,4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 251, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Peter DeWeese b. July 24, 1791, d. September 23, 1868
Marriage*Esther Poff married Peter DeWeese, son of William DeWeese and Sarah Polly Hubble, on March 15, 1815 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  3. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  4. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  5. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  6. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S223] DeWeese Genealogy, online http://www.deweeses.com
  8. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  9. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S3261] Powell-Thompson Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  11. [S462] Terry/ Walker Family Connections, online http://tribalpages.com/tribes/joysplace
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S922] Pauline Haga, Raleigh Co., WV Marriage Records 1871-1890.
  14. [S1597] Ronald Ray Turner, Raleigh County West Virginia Marriages 1850-1911.

James W. Lafayette Light1

M, b. June 15, 1864, d. March 19, 1872
FatherJames Light1 b. May 4, 1836, d. January 20, 1923
MotherMartha Ann Tice1 b. April 9, 1844, d. January 19, 1877
     James W. Lafayette Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.2,3 He was born on June 15, 1864 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He died on March 19, 1872 at age 7.2,3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 270, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 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&

Walter Marshall Light

M, b. June 6, 1868, d. September 21, 1957
FatherJames Light1,2,3,4 b. May 4, 1836, d. January 20, 1923
MotherMartha Ann Tice2,3 b. April 9, 1844, d. January 19, 1877
     Walter Marshall Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.5,3,6 He was born on June 6, 1868 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3,6 He married Beulah Frances Lawrence, daughter of Hosannah Byron "Hosea" Lawrence and Nancy Ann Iddings, on April 16, 1890 at Summers Co., West Virginia.4 Walter Marshall Light died on September 21, 1957 at Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia, at age 89.5,3,6 He Hinton, Sept. 22 - Walter M. Light, 89, of Hinton died at 6 p.m. Saturday in a Huntington hospital, where he had been confined for the past nine months. Born June 6, 1868, at Copper Hill, Floyd County, Va., he was the son of the late James and Martha Tyce Light. He came to West Virginia with his parents at the age of seven. Light was appointed the first postmaster at Marie, which terminated in 1908, when he moved to Hinton. He married Beulah Lawrence, April 16, 1889, who preceded him in death in 1918. Survivors include three sons, A. H. of Clifton Forge, Va., Ben H. of Hinton and L. W. Light of Richmond, Va; three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Sampson of Hinton, Mrs. Norma Conway of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Frances Barrett of Richmond, Va; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two half brothers, F. F. Light of Beckley and M. G. Light of Alderson; and two half of Mabscott and Mrs. Martha Simmons of Beaver. He was a member of the Hinton Methodist Church and Every Man's Bible Class. The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hinton Methodist Church with the Rev. Ross M. Evans, Dr. Fred Wyand and the Rev. H. V. Wheeler in charge. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery at Marie. The body will remain at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors. on September 23, 1957.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 270, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 91, District 87, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia1
1900Dwelling 165, District 123, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia7
1910Dwelling 256, District 131, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia8
1920Dwelling 221, District 135, Greenbrier, Summers Co., West Virginia9
1930Dwelling 161, District 3, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia10
1940Dwelling 113, District 45-6, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia11

Occupation

1900Farmer7
1910Railroad carpenter8
1920C. & O. Railraod carpenter9
1930Building carpenter10

Family

Beulah Frances Lawrence b. December 4, 1873, d. October 17, 1918
Marriage*Walter Marshall Light married Beulah Frances Lawrence, daughter of Hosannah Byron "Hosea" Lawrence and Nancy Ann Iddings, on April 16, 1890 at Summers Co., West Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Walter M. Light obituary in the Sep 23, 1957 edition.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Lawrence marriage record.
  5. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  6. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S2878] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the James Franklin Light death certificate.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Coleman marriage record.
  16. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Philip Kenton Light

M, b. August 8, 1875, d. 1891
FatherJames Light1 b. May 4, 1836, d. January 20, 1923
MotherMartha Ann Tice b. April 9, 1844, d. January 19, 1877
     Philip Kenton Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.2,3 He was born on August 8, 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He died in 1891.2,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 91, District 87, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 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&

John Riley Light1

M, b. November 6, 1866, d. March 22, 1886
FatherJames Light2,3 b. May 4, 1836, d. January 20, 1923
MotherMartha Ann Tice3 b. April 9, 1844, d. January 19, 1877
     John Riley Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.1 He was born on November 6, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on March 22, 1886 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, at age 19.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 270, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 91, District 87, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

David Henry Jackson Light1,2,3

M, b. November 15, 1861, d. June 27, 1947
FatherJames Light4,5,1 b. May 4, 1836, d. January 20, 1923
MotherMartha Ann Tice5,1 b. April 9, 1844, d. January 19, 1877
     David Henry Jackson Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.6,1,7 He was born on November 15, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of Jan 16, 1861.6,1,8,7 He married Laura Belle Haymaker on January 28, 1885 at Summers Co., West Virginia.6,3 David Henry Jackson Light died on June 27, 1947 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 85.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 270, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 91, District 87, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia4
1900Dwelling 177, District 123, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia8
1910Dwelling 38, District 128, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia9
1920Dwelling 93, District 130, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia2
1930Dwelling 121, District 1, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1880Farmer4
1910Farmer9
1920Farm operator2
1930Farmer10

Family

Laura Belle Haymaker b. December 28, 1866, d. March 20, 1928
Marriage*David Henry Jackson Light married Laura Belle Haymaker on January 28, 1885 at Summers Co., West Virginia.6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the David H. Light death certificate.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Light-Haymaker marriage record.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  7. [S2228] New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=6069601&CRid=169160&
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Marie Edith Cody death certificate.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Hubert Cyrus Light obituary in the Apr 25, 1973 edition.
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the H. C. Light 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the May 9, 1962 edition.
  14. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  15. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Julia Ann Light1

F, b. September 3, 1880, d. August 30, 1941
FatherJohn Ballard Light2,1,3,4 b. May 16, 1846, d. September 22, 1917
MotherRebecca Ann "Annie" Link2,1,3,4 b. April 22, 1855, d. June 21, 1927
     Julia Ann Light was buried at Greenbrier Burial Park, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia.1 She was born on September 3, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of September 23, 1901,her married name was Poteet.4 She married Charles Thomas Poteet on September 23, 1901 at Fayette Co., West Virginia.4 Julia Ann Light died on August 30, 1941 at Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia, at age 60.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 201, District 123, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia2
1910Dwelling 127, District 101, Springfield, Monroe Co., West Virginia5
1920Dwelling 274, District 135, Greenbrier, Summers Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 41, District 5, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia7
1940Dwelling 142, District 45-5, Hinton, Summers Co., West Virginia8

Family

Charles Thomas Poteet b. December 8, 1880, d. May 12, 1941
Marriage*Julia Ann Light married Charles Thomas Poteet on September 23, 1901 at Fayette Co., West Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Julia Ann Poteet death certificate.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  4. [S921] Larry G. Shuck, Fayette Co. WV Marriages 1832-1853 and 1865-1903.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Adeline Mary "Ada" "Addie" Light1,2,3

F, b. December 27, 1882, d. November, 1967
FatherJohn Ballard Light4 b. May 16, 1846, d. September 22, 1917
MotherRebecca Ann "Annie" Link4 b. April 22, 1855, d. June 21, 1927
     Adeline Mary "Ada" "Addie" Light was born on December 27, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died in November, 1967 at Pinellas Co., Florida, at age 84.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 201, District 123, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia4
1930Dwelling 300, District 39, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia5

Citations

  1. [S2097] Deanna Light-Probus-Hayden, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12631985/person/-214564780
  2. [S993] Charleston Daily Mail, From the Lucy A. Slatter obituary in the Mar 12, 1962 edition.
  3. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

John Paul Operchuck1,2,3,4

M, b. November 8, 1931, d. May 8, 2010
FatherDaniel "Dan" Operchuck1,2,4,5 b. December 17, 1887, d. May, 1971
MotherMargaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light1,2,4,5 b. November 16, 1893, d. November 16, 1965
     His Social Security Number was 232-48-0441.6 John Paul Operchuck was born on November 8, 1931 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.2,4,6 He married Anita Malenick on June 27, 1957 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4 John Paul Operchuck died on May 8, 2010 at Maryland at age 78.6

Census Records

1940Dwelling 215, District 41-32, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia5

Family

Anita Malenick
Marriage*John Paul Operchuck married Anita Malenick on June 27, 1957 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.4 

Citations

  1. [S845] John Operchuck, "Henry Booker Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 13, 2002.
  2. [S1165] John Operchuck, "Gerushia Light and Peter Balach," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 28 and Mar 15, 2006.
  3. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Operchuck-Malenick marriage record.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light1,2,3

F, b. November 16, 1893, d. November 16, 1965
FatherHenry Booker Light1,4,3 b. October 15, 1848, d. August 16, 1916
MotherEliza Montgomery1,4,3 b. April 10, 1857, d. May 7, 1923
     Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1 She was born on November 16, 1893 at Marie, Summers Co., West Virginia.1,3 She married Peter Belcher circa 1913 at Scarbro, Fayette Co., West Virginia.2 As of circa 1913,her married name was Belcher.2 Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light married Daniel "Dan" Operchuck in 1919 at Scarbro, Fayette Co., West Virginia.1,2 As of 1919,her married name was Operchuck. Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light and Daniel "Dan" Operchuck were divorced in November, 1950 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,5 Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light married Eli T. Yon on January 20, 1951 at MacArthur, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3 As of January 20, 1951,her married name was Yon.3 Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light died on November 16, 1965 at age 72.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 200, District 123, Forest Hill, Summers Co., West Virginia4
1920Dwelling 168, District 22, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 506, District 11, Slab Fork, Raleigh Co., West Virginia7
1940Dwelling 215, District 41-32, Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia8

Family 1

Child
  • George Byrnes9

Family 2

Peter Belcher d. circa 1916
Marriage*Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light married Peter Belcher circa 1913 at Scarbro, Fayette Co., West Virginia.2 
Child

Family 3

Daniel "Dan" Operchuck b. December 17, 1887, d. May, 1971
Marriage*Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light married Daniel "Dan" Operchuck in 1919 at Scarbro, Fayette Co., West Virginia.1,2 
Divorce* Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light and Daniel "Dan" Operchuck were divorced in November, 1950 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,5 
Children

Family 4

Eli T. Yon b. January 29, 1894, d. January 7, 1969
Marriage*Margaret Gerushia "Rushia" Light married Eli T. Yon on January 20, 1951 at MacArthur, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S845] John Operchuck, "Henry Booker Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 13, 2002.
  2. [S1165] John Operchuck, "Gerushia Light and Peter Balach," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Feb 28 and Mar 15, 2006.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Yon-Operchuck marriage record.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From an article in the Nov 16, 1950 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. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From an article in the Apr 21, 1950 edition.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Laing-Belcher marriage record.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Irvin-Operchuck wedding announcement in the Dec 21, 1946 edition.
  13. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Bowles-Operchuck wedding announcement in the May 14, 1949 edition.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Operchuck-Malenick marriage record.

Fannie Light1

F, b. October 18, 1890, d. March 20, 1899
FatherHenry Booker Light1,2 b. October 15, 1848, d. August 16, 1916
MotherEliza Montgomery1,2 b. April 10, 1857, d. May 7, 1923
     Fannie Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.1,2 She was born on October 18, 1890 at Summers Co., West Virginia.1 She died on March 20, 1899 at age 8.1

Citations

  1. [S335] M. Banks, K. Shumate, J. Banks H. Shumate, Cemeteries of Monroe County West Virginia.
  2. [S845] John Operchuck, "Henry Booker Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 13, 2002.

Peter Riley Poff Jr.1,2,3

M, b. circa 1798, d. after December 30, 1888
FatherPeter Riley Poff Sr.4,1,5,3 b. March 3, 1768, d. circa October, 1830
MotherElizabeth "Betsy" Pickle1,5,3 b. 1768, d. April 19, 1854
     Peter Riley Poff Jr. was born circa 1798 at Augusta Co., Virginia.6,3 He married Mary Ann Reed, daughter of Jonathan "John" Reed and Rebecca Elizabeth Conner, circa 1820 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 Peter Riley Poff Jr. DB I & J, page 142-144 - 12 February 1825 between Stephen Reed and Peter Poff for $150, 100 acres on Little River joining the land of Peter Guerrant, Henry Calloway and heirs of Paul Dewessee . . . on a ridge near Hannah Dewessee’s old field. Signed: Stephen Reed, Peggy Reed Peggy Reed, the wife of Stephen Reed parties to a certain deed bearing date of 12 September 1825 recorded: 6 September 1825 on February 12, 1825.2 He Land Deal: DB I & J, page 144-146 between Stephen Reed and Peter Poff for $150, 100 acres on Little River joining the land of Peter Guerrant, the widow Jackson and Jonathan Conner. Signed: Stephen Reed, Recorded: 6 September 1825 on September 12, 1825 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He List of Land Tax, 1831, made by Joseph Howard, Commissioner of Revenue shows Peter owned 112 acres on the waters of the Little River in 1831 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Margaret Katherine Meadows, daughter of George Meadows and Tabitha Payne, on September 6, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Peter Riley Poff Jr. died after December 30, 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Peter reported the death of his sister Mary Elizabeth Poff Conner on this date.7

Census Records

1830Blacksburg, VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10, and 1 female 20-308
1840Montgomery Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 2 males 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 30-409
1850Dwelling 1067, District 41, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1860Dwelling 291, Montgomery Co., Virginia10
1870Dwelling 218, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia11
1880Dwelling 156, District 54, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1850Farmer6
1860Farmer10
1870Farmer11
1880Farmer12

Family 1

Mary Ann Reed b. circa 1804, d. February 7, 1871
Marriage*Peter Riley Poff Jr. married Mary Ann Reed, daughter of Jonathan "John" Reed and Rebecca Elizabeth Conner, circa 1820 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Family 2

Margaret Katherine Meadows b. circa 1846, d. December 10, 1881
Marriage*Peter Riley Poff Jr. married Margaret Katherine Meadows, daughter of George Meadows and Tabitha Payne, on September 6, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  3. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  4. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831, From the will of Peter Poff, Sr.
  5. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  6. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  8. [S413] National Archives and Records Administration, 1830 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Sarah Ethel "Sallie" Light1,2,3,4

F, b. December 18, 1878, d. November 14, 1942
FatherHenry Booker Light1,5,6,4 b. October 15, 1848, d. August 16, 1916
MotherEliza Montgomery1,5,6,4 b. April 10, 1857, d. May 7, 1923
     Sarah Ethel "Sallie" Light was buried at New Hope Church Cemetery, Monroe Co., West Virginia.7,3,5,6,8 She was born on December 18, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3,5,4 As of August 22, 1895,her married name was Mowery.9 She married Edward Mason Mowery on August 22, 1895 at Summers Co., West Virginia.9 Sarah Ethel "Sallie" Light married Julius C. Olzer on December 4, 1916 at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia.5,6,4 As of December 4, 1916,her married name was Olzer.4 Sarah Ethel "Sallie" Light died on November 14, 1942 at Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia, at age 63.7,3,6,8

Census Records

1880Dwelling 202, District 22, Craig Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 178, District 12, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia10
1920Dwelling 34, District 20, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia2
1930Dwelling 18, District 16, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia11
1940Dwelling 212, District 10-24, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia12

Family 1

Edward Mason Mowery b. July 17, 1874, d. January 17, 1916
Marriage*Sarah Ethel "Sallie" Light married Edward Mason Mowery on August 22, 1895 at Summers Co., West Virginia.9 
Children

Family 2

Julius C. Olzer b. June 23, 1878, d. December 27, 1949
Marriage*Sarah Ethel "Sallie" Light married Julius C. Olzer on December 4, 1916 at Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia.5,6,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S781] Ancestors & Family of Melinda Roles Jacquier, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lindyjac&id=I8230
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ozer-Mowery marriage record.
  5. [S845] John Operchuck, "Henry Booker Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 13, 2002.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Julius C. Olzer death certificate.
  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 Mowery-Light marriage record.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Ozer-Myers marriage record.
  14. [S2038] Fayette-Tribune, The, From the Josephine Allen obituary in the Mar 21, 2019 edition.
  15. [S6849] Pivont Funeral Home, online http://www.pivontfuneralhome.com, From the Richard Louis Olzer, Sr. obituary.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Lewis Morris Nafzinger1,2

M, b. July 7, 1896, d. August, 1974
     Lewis Morris Nafzinger married Lois Rebecca Krabill.3 His Social Security Number was 217-36-4639.4 Lewis Morris Nafzinger was born on July 7, 1896 at Long Green, Baltimore Co., Maryland.4,2 He died in August, 1974 at age 78.4

Family

Lois Rebecca Krabill b. June 19, 1901, d. April, 1987
Marriage*He married Lois Rebecca Krabill.3 
Child
  • John Lewis Nafzinger1,3

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S712] Robert Clifton "Bob" Nafzinger, "Nafzinger Family," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 17, 2002.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Michael Poff1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. June 10, 1796, d. February 4, 1878
FatherPeter Riley Poff Sr.1,7,5,6 b. March 3, 1768, d. circa October, 1830
MotherElizabeth "Betsy" Pickle7,5,6 b. 1768, d. April 19, 1854
     Michael Poff was buried at Portage Prairie Cemetery, German Township, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.8,4 He was born on June 10, 1796 at Augusta Co., Virginia.4,6 He married Sarah "Sally" Whitenack, daughter of Thompson Whitenack and Mary Sisson, on March 24, 1821 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,9,3,7,5 Michael Poff List of Land Tax, 1831, made by Joseph Howard, Commissioner of Revenue shows Michael owned 116 acres on the waters of the Little River in 1831 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 He died on February 4, 1878 at St. Joseph Co., Indiana, at age 81.7,8,4,6

Census Records

1830Blacksburg, VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 20-30, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 20-30, and 1 female 30-4010
1840St. Joseph Co., IndianaThe enumeration reads 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 40-5011
1850Dwelling 601, Warren Township, St. Joseph Co., Indiana12
1860Dwelling 419, Portage Township, St. Joseph Co., Indiana13
1870Dwelling 227, South Bend Wards 2 and 3, St. Joseph Co., Indiana14

Occupation

1850Farmer12
1860Farmer13
1870Farmer14

Family

Sarah "Sally" Whitenack b. circa 1797, d. December 27, 1876
Marriage*Michael Poff married Sarah "Sally" Whitenack, daughter of Thompson Whitenack and Mary Sisson, on March 24, 1821 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,9,3,7,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831, From the will of Peter Poff, Sr.
  2. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S1441] South Bend Area Genealogical Society, St. Joseph Co. Indiana Cemetery Transcriptions, Vol. 5.
  5. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  6. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  7. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  8. [S1437] Bonnie Peifer, The Ancestors of Barbara Maxine Moore Stanley.
  9. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  10. [S413] National Archives and Records Administration, 1830 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S1438] South Bend Tribune, From the Charles A. Poff obituary in the Sep 6, 1913 edition.

Hettie Lee King1

F, b. April 22, 1891, d. August 26, 1978
FatherGeorge Wiley "Dock" King2,3,4,1 b. April 29, 1864, d. August 29, 1949
MotherCordelia Jane "Dillie" King2,3,4,1 b. March 11, 1871, d. March 11, 1948
     Hettie Lee King 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.5,6,7,8,1 Her Social Security Number was 223-50-4666.9 She was born on April 22, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,5,6,3,7,1 She married Sharon Berkley Yates, son of Calvin Alexander Yates and Margaret Ellen Hoback, on November 12, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2,7,8,4,1 As of November 12, 1910,her married name was Yates. Hettie Lee King died on August 26, 1978 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 87.8,5,6,7,4,1 She Mrs. Hettie King Yates, age 87, died Saturday, August 26, 1978. She was a member of the Stonewall Methodist Church; a life long resident of Floyd County; a former teacher, merchant and farm operator. She was the widow of Sharon B. Yates and was preceded in death by a daughter by a daughter, Irene Vest Bandy. Surviving are one son, James Irving Yates, Floyd; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Ruth) Howlett, Roanoke; six grandchildren, Earl S. Vest, Roanoke; Lewis Raye Vest, Waldorf, Md; Margaret Page, Robert Howlett, Ann Eggleston, Roanoke; James I. Yates II, Floyd; one sister, Mrs. Earl (Aberdeen) Puckett, Salem; two brothers, Ben King, Hopkins, S.C; Clarence King, Check; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11am Monday, August 28, 1978 at the Stonewall Church, conducted by Rev. Elbert Lee Naff. Burial was in the Church Cemetery
on August 30, 1978.8

Census Records

1920Dwelling 143, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 15, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 3, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1930General store merchant11
1940Farmer12

Family

Sharon Berkley Yates b. March 27, 1886, d. April 9, 1930
Marriage*Hettie Lee King married Sharon Berkley Yates, son of Calvin Alexander Yates and Margaret Ellen Hoback, on November 12, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2,7,8,4,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S199] Ruth Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Stonewall Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  7. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Hettie King Yates obituary in the Aug 30, 1978 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  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. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Irene Vest Bandy obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Irving Yates obituary in the Oct 23, 2008 edition.
  16. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lewis Raye Vest obituary in the Nov 17, 2009 edition.

Sharon Ann Howlett1,2,3

F, b. April 14, 1947, d. November 8, 2000
FatherClyde Lewis Howlett4,2,5,3 b. September 1, 1916, d. January 23, 1995
MotherRuth Margaret Yates4,2,5,3 b. February 22, 1917, d. January 18, 1985
     Sharon Ann Howlett was buried at Yates Family Cemetery, near Stonewall Church, one-half mile off 4366 Rt. 221 N., Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 Her Social Security Number was 223-70-9818.6 She was born on April 14, 1947 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,1,3 She married Richard Beverly "Dick" Egglestone III on June 10, 1967.1,5,3 As of June 10, 1967,her married name was Egglestone. Sharon Ann Howlett died on November 8, 2000 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 53.4,6,1,2,3 She EGGLESTON, Sharon Ann Howlett, departed this life, Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at her home in Roanoke after battling a long illness. She was surrounded by family and friends during her final days. Ann was born in Christiansburg in 1949 and spent her life as a devoted Christian. The courage and strength that Ann showed throughout her illness is a testament to her faith, and an inspiration to us all. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Her innocence and endless ability to forgive has had a profound impact on those she has left behind. She is survived by her husband, Richard B. Eggleston, III; her sons, Richard B. Eggleston, IV and Donald P. Eggleston; her daughters-in-law, Patricia and Kristy; her beautiful grandchildren, Amy Michelle, Charles Richard and Abby Ruth; her soulmate and sister, Margaret Howlett Lester and husband, Lawrence; one brother, Robert Y. Howlett; one brother-in-law, Robert L. Eggleston and wife, Dee; two uncles, Irving Yates and Oshiar Howlett and their wives, Virginia and Elizabeth. The celebration of Ann's life will begin with a Catholic funeral ceremony at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church, 11 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2000, officiated by the Rev. Joseph Lehman to be followed by a reception for family and friends at the church. The funeral procession will continue to Ann's final resting site at the Yates Family Cemetery in Floyd County at 2 p.m. The family is humbly thankful for the support and love they have received and would like to especially thank Dr. Stephen Hill, Dr. Tom Stoecker and Dr. Kirk Hippensteel for their excellent medical care and kindness. Ann, we will miss you. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. on November 10, 2000.1

Occupation

Bookkeeper3

Family

Richard Beverly "Dick" Egglestone III
Marriage*Sharon Ann Howlett married Richard Beverly "Dick" Egglestone III on June 10, 1967.1,5,3 
Children
  • Richard Beverly Egglestone IV1,3
  • Donald Patrick Egglestone1,3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sharon Ann Howlett Eggleston obituary in the Nov 10, 2000 edition.
  2. [S402] Mary Conner Williams, Yates Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Clyde L. Howlett obituary in the Jan 25, 1995 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Andrew William Boone1,2

M, b. September 3, 1830, d. September 4, 1886
FatherJacob Boone1
MotherRachel Kessler1
     Andrew William Boone was buried at Sisson Cemetery, Rt. 653, to Diamond Knob Road, one mile then left on School House Lane, near end of road up on hill on left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on September 3, 1830 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 He married Margaret Clementine Mason on December 28, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 Andrew William Boone died on September 4, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 56.1

Family

Margaret Clementine Mason b. January 25, 1851, d. August 17, 1894
Marriage*He married Margaret Clementine Mason on December 28, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S290] Sebert L. Sisson with additional information by Mary Conner Williams, Sisson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Charles E. Boone obituary in a local paper.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.

Cortez Alexander Yeatts1

M, b. December 2, 1877, d. September 21, 1906
FatherJohn David Yeatts2,3,1,4 b. January 9, 1856, d. February 25, 1922
MotherRuth Ellen Ingram2,3,1,4 b. April 4, 1858, d. December 31, 1935
     Cortez Alexander Yeatts was buried at Yates Family Cemetery, near Stonewall Church, one-half mile off 4366 Rt. 221 N., Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 He Twin of George. Never married.1 He was born on December 2, 1877 at Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 He died on September 21, 1906 at age 28; Died of a ruptured appendix.5,1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 214, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1900Dwelling 76, District 18, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1900Sawmill logger4

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S402] Mary Conner Williams, Yates Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

Infant Sweeney

M, b. May 10, 1929, d. May 12, 1929
FatherFrederick Douglas "Fred" Sweeney1,2,3 b. June 24, 1900, d. September 8, 1973
MotherSusie Rae Vest1,2,3 b. July 6, 1907, d. May 16, 1935
     Infant Sweeney was buried at Rutrough-Whitlock Cemetery, on hill behind 3741 Floyd Highway, N. (Rt. 221), Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on May 10, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He died on May 12, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S307] Mary Conner Williams, Rutrough-Whitlock Cemetery.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Harry Millhouse Stephens1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April, 1859
     Harry Millhouse Stephens was born in April, 1859 at Pennsylvania.6,1 He married Mary James "Molly" Gowen, daughter of James W. Going and Gabriella B. Sarah Skinner, on May 10, 1876 at Amherst Co., Virginia.7,3,4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 164, District 16, Amherst, Amherst Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 350, District 106, Ward 2, Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 471, District 71, Ward 2, Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia2

Occupation

1880Distiller1
1900Oil driller6
1910Deliveryman2

Family

Mary James "Molly" Gowen b. March 17, 1859, d. March 29, 1936
Marriage*Harry Millhouse Stephens married Mary James "Molly" Gowen, daughter of James W. Going and Gabriella B. Sarah Skinner, on May 10, 1876 at Amherst Co., Virginia.7,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1084] Irma Williams Schaffer, "Personal Papers of Irma Williams Schaffer."
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Jonathon "John" Poff1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. circa 1802, d. 1842
FatherPeter Riley Poff Sr.1,4,8,6,7 b. March 3, 1768, d. circa October, 1830
MotherElizabeth "Betsy" Pickle4,8,6,7 b. 1768, d. April 19, 1854
     Jonathon "John" Poff was born circa 1802 at Montgomery (now Floyd) Co., Virginia.2,6,7 He married Sarah Montle on August 31, 1820 at Preble Co., Ohio.3,4,9,5 Jonathon "John" Poff married Ruth Wilson, daughter of Peter Wilson and Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway, on May 23, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,10,8,6 Jonathon "John" Poff died in 1842 at Giles Co., Virginia.11,6,7 He The murder of John Poff by David Lucas of Giles Co. From an article from a Richmond newspaper on this Lucas family. They were an extremely cruel bunch. The article also tells of murders committed by brothers of David Lucas. This is what it says about John Poff. This was a letter written to someone at the newspaper who had recently visited one of the Lucas boys in the penitentiary. The paper was dated July 13, 1842. "Lucas' last crime, and for the perpetration of which the world has been freed from such a monster, was the murder of John Poff, a poor laborer, who had been working at the salt works on Kanawha a few months, and who, with the proceeds of his labor in a wallet, was traveling on foot and alone to his family and home in the county of Floyd. Lucas fell in with him on the highway, and as it was late in the evening, enticed him to go home with him, and he said he could entertain him for the night as well as any one. In an evil moment poor Poff consented, and soon after met his fate. "Dave" killed him within less than five hundred yards of his cabin, and so obscure is Lucas" residence, that the murdered man lay nearly a week above ground without discovery, and what is certainly a very strange infatuation on the part of the murderer, apparently, no pains or care was taken to conceal the foul deed. This wretched criminal was apprehended, tried, and found guilty of this murder by the jury in fifteen minutes from their retirement from the court room. There were seventeen witnesses on behalf of the Commonwealth: the criminal had no witness and refused to employ counsel. The court, of course, assigned him counsel but his case was so plain and flagrant that the learned counsel (I presume) thought it unnecessary to make any defence, and submitted it to the jury without argument. Sentence of death was therefore pronounced upon him, and in accordance, he was hung on Friday, the 24th of June, at Giles Court House, the day you saw his brother in the Penitentiary. The spectators, male and female, black and white, would number perhaps 5000. The wretched man died as he had lived, reckless and without any outward sign of compunction ---- made no particular confession when under the gallows, on the contrary, made use of profane language when in this awful situation, in response to something said to him by some of the attending clergy, and finally made an attempt to bite the sheriff's ear whilst he was adjusting the rope around his neck. So he lived, and thus died David Lucas, the wretched murderer. The Hon. Judge Brown's address to Lucas on passing his sentence, has been published in the Richmond Whig. If you have not seen it, it is well worthy of reading." This John Poff could very well have been the John that was married to Ruth Wilson. In 1850 Ruth was living with Harvey Wilson. The other John Poff living at that time was marr. to Mary Hartsough, living in Franklin Co. and didn't die until 1845. on July 13, 1842.11

Census Records

1830Blacksburg, VirginiaThe enumeration reads 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 2 females 5-10, and 1 female 30-4012

Family 1

Sarah Montle b. circa 1799, d. before May 23, 1826
Marriage*Jonathon "John" Poff married Sarah Montle on August 31, 1820 at Preble Co., Ohio.3,4,9,5 
Children

Family 2

Ruth Wilson b. circa 1800
Marriage*Jonathon "John" Poff married Ruth Wilson, daughter of Peter Wilson and Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway, on May 23, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,10,8,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831, From the will of Peter Poff, Sr.
  2. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html
  4. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  5. [S1455] Preble Co., Ohio, Marriage Index, 1808-1859, online http://www.usigs.org/library/vitals/oh/preble/groomWZ.html
  6. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  7. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  8. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  9. [S1454] Liahona Research Jordan Dodd, Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900.
  10. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an article about the murder of John Poff in the Jul 13, 1842 edtion of an unknown Richmond newspaper.
  12. [S413] National Archives and Records Administration, 1830 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S293] Descendants of (Hans) Jacob (Eberle) Epperly, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/e/n/Charles-K-Jennings/
  14. [S76] Family of Joseph Scott, online http://www.slip.net/~dgf/scott/index.htm#toc
  15. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Alvin Link1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. May 18, 1908, d. August 2, 1982
FatherCoy Link8,1,3,4,9,5,10,6 b. December 10, 1888, d. February 3, 1971
MotherAda V. Akers8,1,4,9,10,6 b. September 23, 1891, d. November 5, 1918
     His Social Security Number was 230-16-8696.11 Alvin Link was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6 He was born on May 18, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,11,2,6,7 He married Minnie Turner, daughter of Samuel Jackson Turner and Gillie Radford, on September 29, 1934.8,12,6 Alvin Link died on August 2, 1982 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.2,6

Census Records

1910Dwelling 113, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 50, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his grandfather Ballard P. Akers13
1940Dwelling 149, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1940Farm laborer14

Family

Minnie Turner b. March 29, 1910, d. June 25, 1999
Marriage*Alvin Link married Minnie Turner, daughter of Samuel Jackson Turner and Gillie Radford, on September 29, 1934.8,12,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Violet Link Forbes obituary in the Mar 17, 2003 edition.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Essie Bell Link obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Catherine Link Cundiff obituary in the Sep 12, 2006 edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Coy Link obituary in the Feb 11, 1971 edition.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  8. [S35] Ancestors of Galen Daniel Underwood, Sr., online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/u/n/d/Galen-Underwood/GENE5-0001.html
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnold Leon Link obituary in the Mar 19, 2017 edition.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Minnie Turner Link obituary in the Jun 27, 1999 edition.
  13. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marvin Earl Link obituary in the May 30, 2015 edition.
  16. [S6356] Simpson Funeral Home, online http://simpsonfuneral.com/86/Home.html, From the Ronald Alvin Link obituary.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  18. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.
  19. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  20. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jimmy Link obituary in the Oct 5, 2005 edition.

Minnie Turner1,2

F, b. March 29, 1910, d. June 25, 1999
FatherSamuel Jackson Turner3,2 b. April 18, 1886
MotherGillie Radford3,2
     Her Social Security Number was 228-88-2218.4 Minnie Turner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 She was born on March 29, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,2 She married Alvin Link, son of Coy Link and Ada V. Akers, on September 29, 1934.6,1,7 As of September 29, 1934,her married name was Link. Minnie Turner died on June 25, 1999 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 89.4,1,7 She LINK, Minnie Turner, 89, of Roanoke, died Friday, June 25, 1999 at Roanoke Community Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Link. Surviving are her sons and their wives, Thomas and Ann Link, Lynchburg, Marvin and Margueritte Line, Ronald A. Link, Donald and Ina Link, all of Roanoke; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley Turner, New Castle, Ind. and sisters, Lucy Houchins, Seal Beach, Calif., Myrtle Custer, Floyd, Christine Rorrer, West Minister, MD; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd, with Elder W. T. Conner and the Rev. Lane Spigener officiating. Interment in Restvale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd. on June 27, 1999.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 149, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Alvin Link b. May 18, 1908, d. August 2, 1982
Marriage*Minnie Turner married Alvin Link, son of Coy Link and Ada V. Akers, on September 29, 1934.6,1,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Minnie Turner Link obituary in the Jun 27, 1999 edition.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S35] Ancestors of Galen Daniel Underwood, Sr., online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/u/n/d/Galen-Underwood/GENE5-0001.html
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marvin Earl Link obituary in the May 30, 2015 edition.
  10. [S6356] Simpson Funeral Home, online http://simpsonfuneral.com/86/Home.html, From the Ronald Alvin Link obituary.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jimmy Link obituary in the Oct 5, 2005 edition.

William Shelton "Billy" Link1,2

M, b. April 29, 1941, d. May 2, 1941
FatherAlvin Link1,2,3 b. May 18, 1908, d. August 2, 1982
MotherMinnie Turner1,3 b. March 29, 1910, d. June 25, 1999
     William Shelton "Billy" Link was buried at Link Family Cemetery, on Rt. 653, turn left on Diamond Knob Road and travel about 1.3 miles. In a field about 200 yards to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on April 29, 1941 at Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4,3 He died on May 2, 1941 at Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3

Citations

  1. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.
  2. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Violet Blondell "Granny" Link

F, b. January 12, 1916, d. March 16, 2003
FatherCoy Link1,2,3,4,5,6,7 b. December 10, 1888, d. February 3, 1971
MotherAda V. Akers1,2,4,7 b. September 23, 1891, d. November 5, 1918
     Violet Blondell "Granny" Link was buried at Link Family Cemetery, on Rt. 653, turn left on Diamond Knob Road and travel about 1.3 miles. In a field about 200 yards to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,8 She was born on January 12, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,2 As of October 12, 1935,her married name was Mayhew.9 She married Bertram Orville Mayhew on October 12, 1935 at Roanoke, Virginia.9 Violet Blondell "Granny" Link married Lawrie Eldredge "Jack" Forbes on April 27, 1940 at Wentworth, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.1,2 As of April 27, 1940,her married name was Forbes. Violet Blondell "Granny" Link died on March 16, 2003 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 87.2 She FORBES, Violet Link, (Granny), 87, of Roanoke, Va., died March 16, 2003 in Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Violet, affectionately known to all as "Granny" was born January 12, 1916 to the late Coy and Ada Link of Floyd, Virginia. She retired from Eli Lilly in 1979 after 21 years of service. She is survived by two loving daughters, Ada Mannifield and husband Benny, Linda Ferguson and husband Raymond of Roanoke; daughter-in-law, Patricia (Patsy) Forbes of Fort Pierce, Florida; five grandchildren, G. Daniel Underwood, Cathy Shelton, David McCammon, Thomas A. Forbes, II, and Debra Richmond; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Cundiff of Salem, Va; and one brother, Leon Link and wife Georgianna of Bristol, Tenn; brother-in-law and wife, Donald A. and Sarah Forbes of Covington, Ga; sister-in-law, Glenna Link of Bristol, Va; and a very special friend, "Teresa". Violet was preceded in death by her husband, L.E. "Jack" Forbes of Roanoke; son, Thomas A. Forbes of Fort Pierce, Fla; brothers, Alvin Link and Larry Link; and sister, Ernestine McElwee; as well as seven brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law. Violet enjoyed cooking, gardening, archery as well as the friendships from working at Elizabeth Arden. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. A graveside funeral will be held at the Link Family Cemetery in Floyd, Va. at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. A procession will leave Oakey's South Chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday to go to the Link Family Cemetery for the graveside service. Arrangements are by Oakey's South Chapel (989-3131). on March 17, 2003.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 13, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 45, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her uncle Guy Link10

Family 1

Bertram Orville Mayhew
Marriage*Violet Blondell "Granny" Link married Bertram Orville Mayhew on October 12, 1935 at Roanoke, Virginia.9 

Family 2

Lawrie Eldredge "Jack" Forbes b. August 31, 1919, d. May 22, 1988
Marriage*Violet Blondell "Granny" Link married Lawrie Eldredge "Jack" Forbes on April 27, 1940 at Wentworth, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S35] Ancestors of Galen Daniel Underwood, Sr., online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/u/n/d/Galen-Underwood/GENE5-0001.html
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Violet Link Forbes obituary in the Mar 17, 2003 edition.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Essie Bell Link obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Catherine Link Cundiff obituary in the Sep 12, 2006 edition.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Coy Link obituary in the Feb 11, 1971 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnold Leon Link obituary in the Mar 19, 2017 edition.
  8. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.
  9. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Lawrie E. Forbes obituary in an unknown newspaper.