Ruby May Conner1

F, b. April 26, 1910, d. March 25, 2008
FatherJohn William Conner2,3,1,4,5,6 b. February 4, 1871, d. June 4, 1959
MotherMary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall3,1,4,5,6 b. June 2, 1873, d. June 4, 1956
     Her Social Security Number was 223-28-1111.7 Ruby May Conner was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.6 She was born on April 26, 1910 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,7 She married Joseph Clarence "Joe" Woods on May 28, 1927 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,8,1,6,9 As of May 28, 1927,her married name was Woods. Ruby May Conner died on March 25, 2008 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 97.6,9,7 She Ruby Conner Woods, 97, of Roanoke, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. She was the widow of Joseph C. Woods and predeceased by her parents, John and Eliz Conner. The last of seven children, she was also preceded in death by five brothers, Ike, Otey, Hosea, Jess and Benny Conner; a sister, Roxie Martin; and two sons, Joe Jr. and Doug Woods. Mrs. Woods was a longtime and devoted member of New Life Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence T. and Hazel Woods, of Roanoke, Edward L. and Betty Woods, of Rocky Mount, and Randall W. and Lois Woods, of LaGrange, Ky; seven beloved grandchildren, Michael Woods and wife, Susan, Clarence Woods Jr., Robin Bowen and husband, Larry, Daniel Woods and wife, Gwen, Anthony Woods and wife, Becky, Keith Woods and wife, Tracey and Christina and husband, Bob; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March, 28, 2008, at New Life Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Daniel G. Woods will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237. on March 26, 2008.6

Census Records

1910Dwelling 365, District 133, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 299, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 344, District 4, Roanoke, Virginia10
1940Dwelling 714, District 119-13, Roanoke, Virginia11

Family

Joseph Clarence "Joe" Woods b. May 12, 1901, d. April 29, 1975
Marriage*Ruby May Conner married Joseph Clarence "Joe" Woods on May 28, 1927 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,8,1,6,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John William Conner obituary in the Jun 5, 1959 edition.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Conner Woods obituary in the Mar 26, 2008 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S195] Roanoke County, Virginia Marriage License.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edward Lynn Woods obitury in the Nov 22, 2020 edition.

Joseph Clarence "Joe" Woods1,2,3,4

M, b. May 12, 1901, d. April 29, 1975
     Joseph Clarence "Joe" Woods was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 224-09-1896.5 He was born on May 12, 1901 at Franklin Co., Virginia.5,3,4 He married Ruby May Conner, daughter of John William Conner and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall, on May 28, 1927 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,6,2,7,3 Joseph Clarence "Joe" Woods died on April 29, 1975 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 73.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 344, District 4, Roanoke, Virginia8
1940Dwelling 714, District 119-13, Roanoke, Virginia9

Occupation

1930Delivery truck driver8
1940Dry cleaning salesman9

Family

Ruby May Conner b. April 26, 1910, d. March 25, 2008
Marriage*Joseph Clarence "Joe" Woods married Ruby May Conner, daughter of John William Conner and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall, on May 28, 1927 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,6,2,7,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [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.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S195] Roanoke County, Virginia Marriage License.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Conner Woods obituary in the Mar 26, 2008 edition.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edward Lynn Woods obitury in the Nov 22, 2020 edition.

Benjamin Valentine "Benny" Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. July 14, 1913, d. April 20, 1965
FatherJohn William Conner1,5,2,6,7,8,9,10,4 b. February 4, 1871, d. June 4, 1959
MotherMary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall1,2,6,7,8,9,10,4 b. June 2, 1873, d. June 4, 1956
     His Social Security Number was 230-16-6673.11 Benjamin Valentine "Benny" Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.12 He was born on July 14, 1913 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.11,12,3,4 He married Grace Virginia Palmer, daughter of Henry David Palmer and Rinda Essie "Reny" Yopp, on May 18, 1940 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,6,3,13 Benjamin Valentine "Benny" Conner died on April 20, 1965 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 51.12,3,4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 299, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 85, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 84, District 81-25, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1940Farmer10

Family

Grace Virginia Palmer b. September 6, 1923, d. December 8, 1991
Marriage*Benjamin Valentine "Benny" Conner married Grace Virginia Palmer, daughter of Henry David Palmer and Rinda Essie "Reny" Yopp, on May 18, 1940 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,6,3,13 
Children
  • Richard David Conner6,3
  • Larry Glen Conner6,3,13

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John William Conner obituary in the Jun 5, 1959 edition.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Conner Woods obituary in the Mar 26, 2008 edition.
  10. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the William L. Poff death certificate.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Grace Virginia Palmer1,2

F, b. September 6, 1923, d. December 8, 1991
FatherHenry David Palmer1,3 b. April 11, 1895, d. October 29, 1968
MotherRinda Essie "Reny" Yopp1,3 b. June 3, 1900, d. March 14, 1983
     Her Social Security Number was 227-14-1955.4 Grace Virginia Palmer was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5,6 She was born on September 6, 1923 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,1,2 She married Benjamin Valentine "Benny" Conner, son of John William Conner and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall, on May 18, 1940 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,7,2,8 As of May 18, 1940,her married name was Conner. Grace Virginia Palmer died on December 8, 1991 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 68.4,5 She Grace Virginia Conner, age 68, of Roanoke died Sunday in a Salem hospital. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard D. and Almeda Conner, Copper Hill; Larry G. and Florence Conner, Troutville; two brothers, Sherman Palmer, Elliston; Walter Palmer, Vinton; five sisters, Myrtle Sowers, Roanoke; Elsie Hooker, Elliston; Hazel Tolley, Roanoke; Edith Welch, Salem; Helen Craighead, Lafayette; one grandson, Allan B. Conner. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 10, at 12:00 noon at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Steven Greer officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call at Lotz Salem Chapel after 12:00 noon Monday. on December 9, 1991.5

Family

Benjamin Valentine "Benny" Conner b. July 14, 1913, d. April 20, 1965
Marriage*She married Benjamin Valentine "Benny" Conner, son of John William Conner and Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall, on May 18, 1940 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,7,2,8 
Children
  • Richard David Conner5,7,2
  • Larry Glen Conner5,7,2,8

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Grace Virginia Conner obituary in the Dec 9, 1991 edition.
  6. [S1329] Sherwood Memorial Park, Sherwood Memorial Park (Conner Lot Inquiry List).
  7. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

James Hampton Gray

M, b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
FatherJoseph Howard Gray Sr.1,2 b. March, 1779, d. September, 1863
MotherAnna "Annie" Custer2 b. March 1, 1780, d. January 3, 1850
     James Hampton Gray was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He James Howard Gray set aside the family cemetery in his will. He built the old two story brick house located close nearbyand also old fashioned water wheel mill that was used for grinding limestone for cement. His initial "G" is inscribed on the chimney. He later added a water powered saw mill. James also gpt a license to operate a "Public House" offering food, lodging, and animal shelter to the Appalacian Trail travelers that passed by his land.4 He was born on October 15, 1808 at Rockbridge Co., Virginia.3,5 He married Rhoda Ella Wilson, daughter of Peter Wilson and Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway, on November 6, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,7,8 James Hampton Gray died on August 21, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 61.3,2

Census Records

1840Floyd Co., Virginia1 male 30-39 yo, 1 female 20-29 yo, 1 male 5-9 yo, 1 male & 2 females 0-4 yo9
1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1860Dwelling 572, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1850Farmer5
1860Miller10

Family

Rhoda Ella Wilson b. 1809, d. March, 1872
Marriage*James Hampton Gray married Rhoda Ella Wilson, daughter of Peter Wilson and Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway, on November 6, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1095] Unknown, Gray-Cannaday & Joseph Howard Gray Sr. in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Sep 17, 2003, From the abstract of the will of Joseph Howard Gray, Sr.
  2. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  3. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  4. [S229] Charles Gray, "Gary/Kropff," e-mail to Edgar Vest, Apr 30, 1998.
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  7. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  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. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S67] Beverly Merritt, Marriage Records of Franklin County, Virginia 1853 - 1875.
  13. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.

Infant Conner

F, b. December 14, 1921, d. December 19, 1921
FatherElder Joseph Otie Conner1,2,3,4 b. September 29, 1899, d. December 26, 1966
MotherMary Lucinda Sowers1,3,4 b. July 6, 1901, d. February 15, 1992
     Infant Conner was buried at Martin Cemetery, on the farm now owned by James & Dale Austin on Goff Road in NE Floyd County, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on December 14, 1921 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She died on December 19, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  3. [S2389] Martin Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/martin.html
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Vivian Ilene Conner1,2

F, b. April 9, 1925, d. April 17, 1925
FatherElder Joseph Otie Conner1,3,4,2 b. September 29, 1899, d. December 26, 1966
MotherMary Lucinda Sowers1,4,2 b. July 6, 1901, d. February 15, 1992
     Vivian Ilene Conner was buried at Martin Cemetery, on the farm now owned by James & Dale Austin on Goff Road in NE Floyd County, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on April 9, 1925 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She died on April 17, 1925 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2

Citations

  1. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  4. [S2389] Martin Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/martin.html

Alpha Herma Conner1

F, b. May 25, 1934, d. August 28, 1935
FatherElder Joseph Otie Conner2,3,4 b. September 29, 1899, d. December 26, 1966
MotherMary Lucinda Sowers2,4 b. July 6, 1901, d. February 15, 1992
     Alpha Herma Conner was buried at Martin Cemetery, on the farm now owned by James & Dale Austin on Goff Road in NE Floyd County, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on May 25, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,4 She died on August 28, 1935 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 1.5,3,4

Citations

  1. [S2389] Martin Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/martin.html
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.

Elder William Tuggle "W. T." Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. August 30, 1935, d. February 10, 2017
FatherElder Joseph Otie Conner5,1,2,6,7 b. September 29, 1899, d. December 26, 1966
MotherMary Lucinda Sowers5,1,2,6,7 b. July 6, 1901, d. February 15, 1992
     Elder William Tuggle "W. T." Conner was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on August 30, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Elizabeth Shelby Jean Rierson, daughter of Berkley Allen Rierson and Annie Jane Randolph, on October 15, 1954 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,8,4,9 Elder William Tuggle "W. T." Conner died on February 10, 2017 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 81.4,9 He William Tuggle (W.T.) Conner, 81, of Salem, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. He is Survived by his wife of 62 years, Shelby Rierson Conner; one son, Dennis Conner (Lynda); two daughters, Jennifer Conner Harris (Melvin), Melissa Conner Harden (William); foster daughter, Audrey Rierson Levicki (George); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother; and four sisters. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Salem Church (Head of the River) Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Junior Conner and Elder Larry Hollandsworth officiating. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday February 13, 2017 where the family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home. Flowers will be appreciated or a donation may be made to Little Hope Primitive Baptist Church 524 Doyle St. Salem, VA. 24153. on February 12, 2017.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 92, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Elizabeth Shelby Jean Rierson b. June 26, 1938, d. July 3, 2018
Marriage*Elder William Tuggle "W. T." Conner married Elizabeth Shelby Jean Rierson, daughter of Berkley Allen Rierson and Annie Jane Randolph, on October 15, 1954 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,8,4,9 
Children
  • Jennifer Renee Conner2,10,4,9
  • Dennis Conner2,4,9
  • Melissa Ann Conner2,10,4,9

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Tuggle Conner obituary in the Feb 12, 2017 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Sowers Conner obituary in the Feb 16, 1992 edition.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Joseph Otie Conner obituary in an undated edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Allen Rierson obituary in the Nov 30, 2008 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shelby Jean Conner obituary in the Jul 7, 2018 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Roy Ezra Craighead1,2

M, b. November 18, 1924, d. August 6, 1986
FatherEverette Zachariah Craighead3,4 b. May, 1898, d. 1963
MotherLouella Ellen Carr5,3 b. July 10, 1895, d. July 24, 1934
     Roy Ezra Craighead was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "PFC U.S. Army WWII."1,2 He was born on November 18, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2 He married Dorothy Anna Mae Conner, daughter of Elder Joseph Otie Conner and Mary Lucinda Sowers, on December 23, 1946 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6 Roy Ezra Craighead died on August 6, 1986 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 61.1,2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 56, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 116, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Dorothy Anna Mae Conner
Marriage*Roy Ezra Craighead married Dorothy Anna Mae Conner, daughter of Elder Joseph Otie Conner and Mary Lucinda Sowers, on December 23, 1946 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Roy Ezra Craighead.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linda Craighead Watson obituary in the Mar 27, 2011 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Everette Zachariah Craighead1,2

M, b. May, 1898, d. 1963
FatherWilliam Daniel "Will" Craighead1,2 b. June 11, 1875, d. November 14, 1932
MotherMary Lilly Hollins1,2 b. August 12, 1877, d. March 13, 1946
     Everette Zachariah Craighead was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born in May, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,2 He married Louella Ellen Carr, daughter of John William "Jack" Carr Jr. and Mary Catherine Wilson, on March 23, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Everette Zachariah Craighead married Pearl Mae Puckett, daughter of John Dibble Puckett and Liona Elizabeth Wilson, on August 6, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 Everette Zachariah Craighead died in 1963.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 157, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 116, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1920Farmer6
1940State road patrolman7

Family 1

Louella Ellen Carr b. July 10, 1895, d. July 24, 1934
Marriage*Everette Zachariah Craighead married Louella Ellen Carr, daughter of John William "Jack" Carr Jr. and Mary Catherine Wilson, on March 23, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Family 2

Pearl Mae Puckett b. December 20, 1898, d. April 29, 1971
Marriage*Everette Zachariah Craighead married Pearl Mae Puckett, daughter of John Dibble Puckett and Liona Elizabeth Wilson, on August 6, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Herbert Henry Stephens1,2,3,4

M, b. April 10, 1888, d. 1950
FatherHarry Millhouse Stephens1,2 b. April, 1859
MotherMary James "Molly" Gowen1,2 b. March 17, 1859, d. March 29, 1936
     Herbert Henry Stephens was buried at Green Hill Cemetery, West 10th Street, Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.4 He was born on April 10, 1888 at Amherst Co., Virginia.3 He died in 1950.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 350, District 106, Ward 2, Buena Vista, Rockbridge Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 253, District 79, Ward 1, Lynchburg, VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his brother-in-law Thomas Worley5

Occupation

1910Lumber worker5

Citations

  1. [S1084] Irma Williams Schaffer, "Personal Papers of Irma Williams Schaffer."
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S4548] Green Hill Cemetery, Buena Vista, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Edward "Edley" Gray1,2,3

M, b. circa 1809, d. January 30, 1891
FatherEdward Howard Gray Jr. b. before 1785, d. September, 1859
MotherMary Unknown d. before July 25, 1850
     Edward "Edley" Gray was born circa 1809 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,5,3 He married Mary "Polly" Akers on September 13, 1832 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 Edward "Edley" Gray married Mary "Polly" Sowder, daughter of Anthony Sowder and Sarah Catherine "Caty" Snuffer, on May 26, 1853 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 Edward "Edley" Gray died on January 30, 1891 at Raleigh Co., West Virginia.3

Census Records

1840Franklin Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 30-40, and 1 female 30-407
1850Dwelling 33, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1860Dwelling 1528, Scott Co., Virginia8
1870Dwelling 399, Trap Hill, Raleigh Co., West Virginia9
1880Dwelling 19, District 132, Raleigh Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1850Farmer4
1860Farmer8
1870Farmer9
1880Farmer10

Family 1

Mary "Polly" Akers b. circa 1809
Marriage*Edward "Edley" Gray married Mary "Polly" Akers on September 13, 1832 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 

Family 2

Mary "Polly" Sowder b. April 30, 1817
Marriage*Edward "Edley" Gray married Mary "Polly" Sowder, daughter of Anthony Sowder and Sarah Catherine "Caty" Snuffer, on May 26, 1853 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  2. [S66] Beverly Merritt, Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1786-1853.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Edley Gray death record.
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  6. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Jenny Lester death certificate.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William Taz Gray death certificate.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Tazwell L. Carr1

M, b. November 27, 1890, d. July 8, 1891
FatherJohn William "Jack" Carr Jr.1 b. June 10, 1865, d. March 16, 1906
MotherMary Catherine Wilson1 b. April 24, 1868, d. May 23, 1944
     Tazwell L. Carr was born on November 27, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia. He died on July 8, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of flux.1

Citations

  1. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.

Guy Judson Holley1,2

M, b. November 26, 1918, d. August 5, 2007
     Guy Judson Holley was buried at Franklin Memorial Park, Virgil Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 He was born on November 26, 1918.3,2 He married Dorothy Anna Mae Conner, daughter of Elder Joseph Otie Conner and Mary Lucinda Sowers, on September 16, 1995 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4 Guy Judson Holley died on August 5, 2007 at Virginia at age 88.3,2 He Guy Judson Holley, 88, of Rocky Mount, died Sunday, August 5, 2007. He was a member, Deacon and clerk at Republican Primitive Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and founded Holley 's Used Auto Parts in 1954, which is currently operated by his son Ronald and his three sons. Mr. Holley was born on November 26, 1918 a son of the late Tom Pete and Wilda Emberson Holley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Holley, daughter Rose Mary Mason, twin granddaughters, Samantha and Sabrina Trail, great-grandson, Jonathan Holley, brothers, Harry Holley, Gray Holley, sisters, Nannie Mae Hollandsworth, Belva Turner, sons-in-law, Jackie Underwood and Sam Trail. Mr. Holley is survived by his wife, Dorothy C. Holley; children, Ronald and Phyllis Holley, Deborah Trail, Linda Underwood; stepchildren, Darrell and Mary Ann Craighead, Linda Watson; grandchildren, Greg and Melinda Holley, Brad and Tracy Holley, Daryl and Stephanie Holley, Doug and Becky Mason, Deanna Mason, Jeremy Trail, Nichole and Lee Mason; stepgrandchildren, Adam Craighead, Dusty Harmon, Dana Harmon; great-grandchildren, Grace, Matthew, Kolton, Tyler, Jesse, and Gabriel Holley, Mackenzie, Abby, and Aiden Mason; brother, Grady Holley. Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Tuesday with Elder Junior Conner and Elder W.T. Conner officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday with his family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flora Funeral Service, 665 South Main Street, Rocky Mount. on August 7, 2007.2

Family

Dorothy Anna Mae Conner
Marriage*He married Dorothy Anna Mae Conner, daughter of Elder Joseph Otie Conner and Mary Lucinda Sowers, on September 16, 1995 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Guy Judson Holley obituary in the Aug 7, 2007 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linda Craighead Watson obituary in the Mar 27, 2011 edition.

Linda Mae Craighead1,2,3

F, b. December 14, 1947, d. March 25, 2011
FatherRoy Ezra Craighead1,4,5,3 b. November 18, 1924, d. August 6, 1986
MotherDorothy Anna Mae Conner1,4,5,3
     Linda Mae Craighead was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 She and Stephen Harris "Steve" Guilliam were divorced.3 Linda Mae Craighead was born on December 14, 1947 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3,6 She married Stephen Harris "Steve" Guilliam on March 29, 1969 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,3 As of March 29, 1969,her married name was Guilliam.3 Linda Mae Craighead married Jerry Wayne Lancaster, son of Marvin Lewis Lancaster and Rachel Irene Sisson, on August 18, 1976 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 As of August 18, 1976,her married name was Lancaster.3 Linda Mae Craighead and Jerry Wayne Lancaster were divorced on April 4, 1983 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 As of December 10, 1983,her married name was Watson.3 Linda Mae Craighead married Danny Ray Watson on December 10, 1983 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Linda Mae Craighead died on March 25, 2011 at Virginia at age 63.5 She Linda Craighead Watson, of Roanoke, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 25, 2011. She was raised in Salem and graduated from Northside High School. She worked for Allstate Insurance Co. for 43 years and retired in 2010. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Craighead Holley; her brother and sister-in-law, Darrell and Mary Ann Craighead. Also her nephews, Adam Craighead and Dusty Harmon; and a niece, Dana Harmon survive. She was preceded in death by her loving father, Roy Craighead; and stepfather, Guy Holley. She will also be missed by her special dog, Brandi. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Lotz Salem Chapel. Burial will follow in Restvale Cemetery, Floyd. Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Salem.
on March 27, 2011.5

Family 1

Stephen Harris "Steve" Guilliam
Divorce*She and Stephen Harris "Steve" Guilliam were divorced.3 
Marriage* Linda Mae Craighead married Stephen Harris "Steve" Guilliam on March 29, 1969 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,3 

Family 2

Jerry Wayne Lancaster
Marriage*Linda Mae Craighead married Jerry Wayne Lancaster, son of Marvin Lewis Lancaster and Rachel Irene Sisson, on August 18, 1976 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 
Divorce* Linda Mae Craighead and Jerry Wayne Lancaster were divorced on April 4, 1983 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 

Family 3

Danny Ray Watson
Marriage*Linda Mae Craighead married Danny Ray Watson on December 10, 1983 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Roy Ezra Craighead.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Linda Craighead Watson obituary in the Mar 27, 2011 edition.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.

Howard Nelson Hundley1,2,3

M, b. April 19, 1928, d. October 8, 2004
FatherDewey Swanson Hundley1,2,4,5 b. October 20, 1898, d. February 28, 1989
MotherRachel I. Nichols1,2,5 b. 1898, d. 1946
     His Social Security Number was 223-36-0023.6 Howard Nelson Hundley was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on April 19, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,6,3 He married Ortha Gay Conner, daughter of Elder Joseph Otie Conner and Mary Lucinda Sowers, on July 29, 1947 at Greenville, South Carolina.1,7,2,8,3,9 Howard Nelson Hundley died on October 8, 2004 at Virginia at age 76.2,6 He Howard Nelson Hundley, 76, of Salem, quietly passed away Friday, October 8, 2004. He was born in Floyd County and had been an area resident for the past 57 years. He served in the Navy Reserve. He then went on to work for and retire from Norfolk Southern Railroad as a brakeman and conductor for 35 years. He was of the Primitive Baptist Faith. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed working on his farm in Floyd with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dewey S. and Rachel Nichols Hundley. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ortha Gay Conner Hundley; daughters, Brenda Gail Hundley and Diane Hundley Kelt; grandsons, Jacob, Joshua and Jonah Kelt, as well as many extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 11, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel with Elders Junior Conner, W. T. Conner and Lane Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 10, 2004 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Flowers would be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Lewis Volunteer Rescue Squad. The family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem. 389-5441.
on October 10, 2004.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 72, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Ortha Gay Conner
Marriage*Howard Nelson Hundley married Ortha Gay Conner, daughter of Elder Joseph Otie Conner and Mary Lucinda Sowers, on July 29, 1947 at Greenville, South Carolina.1,7,2,8,3,9 
Children
  • Diane Sue Hundley2,8,9
  • Brenda Gail Hundley2,8,9

Citations

  1. [S155] Hundley, online http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/tyreeanna/hundley3.html
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Howard Nelson Hundley obituary in the Oct 10, 2004 edition.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Dewey Swanson Hundley.
  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.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Sowers Conner obituary in the Feb 16, 1992 edition.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hundley 50th wedding anniversary announcement in the Jul 27, 1997 edition.

Elmer Lawrence Belcher1

M, b. September 14, 1926, d. March 8, 1994
     His Social Security Number was 224-24-4926.2 Elmer Lawrence Belcher was born on September 14, 1926 at Virginia.2,1 He married Juanita Laura/Lura Conner, daughter of Elder Joseph Otie Conner and Mary Lucinda Sowers, on May 6, 1981 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 Elmer Lawrence Belcher died on March 8, 1994 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 67.2

Family

Juanita Laura/Lura Conner
Marriage*He married Juanita Laura/Lura Conner, daughter of Elder Joseph Otie Conner and Mary Lucinda Sowers, on May 6, 1981 at Roanoke, Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Japhanis P. Gray1,2

M, b. July 1, 1811, d. March 5, 1865
FatherJoseph Howard Gray Sr.3,1 b. March, 1779, d. September, 1863
MotherAnna "Annie" Custer1 b. March 1, 1780, d. January 3, 1850
     Japhanis P. Gray was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Macon Co., Illinois.1 He His name is spelled many different ways including Jophanis, Jafannes, Japhames, Japhanes, Johanes, Japhana, Japhanis, and Japanus. He was born on July 1, 1811 at Virginia.1 He married Eliza Pride Deaton on October 7, 1839 at Montgomery Co., Virginia; Marriage bond date.4,5 Japhanis P. Gray died on March 5, 1865 at Morgan Co., Illinois, at age 53.1

Census Records

1840Floyd Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 15-20 and 1 female 20-296
1850Dwelling 991, Subdivision 23, McMinn Co., Tennessee2
1860Dwelling 1105, Indian Creek, Morgan Co., Illinois7

Occupation

1850Blacksmith2
1860Blacksmith7

Family

Eliza Pride Deaton b. September 13, 1819, d. June 25, 1891
Marriage*Japhanis P. Gray married Eliza Pride Deaton on October 7, 1839 at Montgomery Co., Virginia; Marriage bond date.4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1133] Ancestors of Dorset Spears & Ann Gray, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=g314spears&id=I20
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1095] Unknown, Gray-Cannaday & Joseph Howard Gray Sr. in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Sep 17, 2003, From the abstract of the will of Joseph Howard Gray, Sr.
  4. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  6. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.