Virginia O'Neal Blackard1,2

F, b. October 6, 1909, d. February 11, 1912
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,3,2 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes3,1,2 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     Virginia O'Neal Blackard was buried at Blackard Cemetery, Patrick Co., Virginia.1 She was born on October 6, 1909 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 She died on February 11, 1912 at Patrick Co., Virginia, at age 2; Died in an accidental fire.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 150, District 79, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia3

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Lessie Fontaine Blackard1,2

F, b. January 5, 1911, d. November 8, 1995
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,3,4 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes3,1,4 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     Her Social Security Number was 223-26-6914.5 Lessie Fontaine Blackard was buried at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia.2 She was born on January 5, 1911 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1,5,2 She married Charles Ewell "Charlie" Mize on December 27, 1927 at Danville, Virginia.1 As of December 27, 1927,her married name was Mize. Lessie Fontaine Blackard and Charles Ewell "Charlie" Mize were divorced in 1949.1 Lessie Fontaine Blackard married Charles Deemer Paden on August 17, 1957 at Winchester, Virginia.1,2 As of August 17, 1957,her married name was Paden. Lessie Fontaine Blackard died on November 8, 1995 at Virginia at age 84.5,2 She PADEN, Lessie Blackard, 84, of Bassett died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Mount Hermon Church of the Brethren. on November 9, 1995.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 88, District 126, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 177, District 15, Reed Creek, Henry Co., Virginia7

Family 1

Charles Ewell "Charlie" Mize b. July 24, 1906, d. September 22, 1987
Marriage*Lessie Fontaine Blackard married Charles Ewell "Charlie" Mize on December 27, 1927 at Danville, Virginia.1 
Divorce* Lessie Fontaine Blackard and Charles Ewell "Charlie" Mize were divorced in 1949.1 
Child

Family 2

Charles Deemer Paden b. August 21, 1905, d. January 22, 1971
Marriage*Lessie Fontaine Blackard married Charles Deemer Paden on August 17, 1957 at Winchester, Virginia.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S3752] Roselawn Burial Park , Martinsville, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lessie Blackard Paden obituary in the Nov 9, 1995 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Ima Lois Blackard1,2

F, b. April 12, 1912, d. August 31, 2001
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,3,4,5,6 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes3,1,4,5,6 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     Her Social Security Number was 237-14-8112.7 Ima Lois Blackard was buried at Great Cacapon Cemetery, Great Cacapon, Morgan Co., West Virginia.2 She was born on April 12, 1912 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1,7 She married Ralph Baxton Burke Sr. on November 10, 1934 at Alamance Co., North Carolina.8,1 As of November 10, 1934,her married name was Burke. Ima Lois Blackard and Ralph Baxton Burke Sr. were divorced before May 24, 1954.1 As of May 24, 1958,her married name was Wisner.6 Ima Lois Blackard married Charles Vernon Wisner on May 24, 1958 at Great Capacon, Morgan Co., West Virginia.6,2 Ima Lois Blackard died on August 31, 2001 at West Virginia at age 89.7,2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 88, District 126, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 205, District 3, Clay, Guilford Co., North Carolina4

Family 1

Ralph Baxton Burke Sr.
Marriage*Ima Lois Blackard married Ralph Baxton Burke Sr. on November 10, 1934 at Alamance Co., North Carolina.8,1 
Divorce* Ima Lois Blackard and Ralph Baxton Burke Sr. were divorced before May 24, 1954.1 
Children
  • Beverly Lee Burke1
  • Ruby Marie Burke1,9
  • Sylvia Loretta Burke1
  • Ralph Baxton Burke Jr.8,1
  • George Riley Burke8,1

Family 2

Charles Vernon Wisner b. December 8, 1922, d. October 11, 1979
Marriage*Ima Lois Blackard married Charles Vernon Wisner on May 24, 1958 at Great Capacon, Morgan Co., West Virginia.6,2 

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S9174] Great Cacapon Cemetery, Morgan Co., WV, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Wisner-Burke marriage record.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S190] Deborah Russell - daughter, "Ralph Baxton Burke," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 26, 2003.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bohrer-Burke marriage record.

Aaron Yeatts Blackard1

M, b. December 24, 1913, d. July 1, 1978
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,2,3,4 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes2,1,3,4 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     His Social Security Number was 228-01-4863.5 Aaron Yeatts Blackard was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, 199 Cemetery Street, Martinsville, Virginia.1 He Served in the US Army during WWII.1 He was born on December 24, 1913 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1,5 He married Vera Davis circa 1944.1,6 Aaron Yeatts Blackard died on July 1, 1978 at Martinsville, Virginia, at age 64.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 88, District 126, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 205, District 3, Clay, Guilford Co., North Carolina3

Occupation

Cab company operator1

Family

Vera Davis b. May 19, 1925, d. September 16, 2012
Marriage*Aaron Yeatts Blackard married Vera Davis circa 1944.1,6 
Children
  • Sharon Joy Blackard1,6
  • Bonnie Carole Blackard1,6

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S184] Martinsville Bulletin, From the Vera Davis Blackard obituary in the Sep 16, 2012 edition.

Laura Greene Bower1

F, b. October 16, 1866, d. June 27, 1948
FatherRobert H. Bower2,3,1 b. circa 1842
MotherMary M. Bower2,3,1 b. circa 1847
     Laura Greene Bower was buried at Yates Family Cemetery, near Stonewall Church, one-half mile off 4366 Rt. 221 N., Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on October 16, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,3 She married Flurnoy Gustavus Yates, son of William Anthony Yeatts and Mary Henry Terry Yates, on March 31, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5,1 As of March 31, 1887,her married name was Yates. Laura Greene Bower died on June 27, 1948 at Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 81.4,5,1

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 268, District 18, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 47, District 19, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 65, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 168, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Family

Flurnoy Gustavus Yates b. December 19, 1864, d. June 26, 1949
Marriage*Laura Greene Bower married Flurnoy Gustavus Yates, son of William Anthony Yeatts and Mary Henry Terry Yates, on March 31, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S402] Mary Conner Williams, Yates Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  13. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Laura Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

F, b. November 28, 1892, d. August 24, 1956
FatherSamuel Joseph "Sam Joe" Conner3,6,7,8,9 b. April 17, 1854, d. March 17, 1928
MotherSarah Jane Smith3,6,9 b. September 20, 1853, d. December 1, 1896
     Laura Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,9 She was born on November 28, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,6,3,9 She married Trigg Mosby Lucas, son of Andrew Jackson Lucas and Priscilla Altizer, on November 13, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2,4,6,9 As of November 13, 1912,her married name was Lucas. Laura Conner died on August 24, 1956 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 63.2,4,6,9

Census Records

1900Dwelling 162, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 37, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 163, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 46, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 35, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

Trigg Mosby Lucas b. September 13, 1887, d. February 18, 1951
Marriage*Laura Conner married Trigg Mosby Lucas, son of Andrew Jackson Lucas and Priscilla Altizer, on November 13, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2,4,6,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S628] Trigg Mosby Lucas Family Bible Digitized Records.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Benton Shelton Blackard1,2

M, b. April 6, 1915, d. February 22, 1991
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,3,4,5 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes3,1,4,5 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     Benton Shelton Blackard married Ethel Wade.1 His Social Security Number was 225-01-2231.6 Benton Shelton Blackard was buried at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia.2 He was born on April 6, 1915 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1,6,2 He married Era Hope Bray on May 20, 1940.1,2 Benton Shelton Blackard died on February 22, 1991 at Martinsville, Virginia, at age 75.6,2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 88, District 126, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 205, District 3, Clay, Guilford Co., North Carolina4

Occupation

Cab company owner1

Family 1

Ethel Wade b. August 25, 1913, d. December 31, 1992
Marriage*Benton Shelton Blackard married Ethel Wade.1 

Family 2

Era Hope Bray b. June 15, 1922, d. July 5, 1989
Marriage*Benton Shelton Blackard married Era Hope Bray on May 20, 1940.1,2 
Child
  • Benton Bray "Benny" Blackard1

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S3752] Roselawn Burial Park , Martinsville, VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Thomas Dickinson "Tom" T. D." Blackard1,2,3

M, b. April 19, 1917, d. September 2, 1985
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,4,5,6,3 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes4,1,5,6,3 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     Thomas Dickinson "Tom" T. D." Blackard was buried at Roselawn Burial Park, 103 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, Virginia.1,3 His Social Security Number was 242-18-4895.7 He married Stella Mae Hubbard.1,3 Thomas Dickinson "Tom" T. D." Blackard was born on April 19, 1917 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1,7,2,3 He died on September 2, 1985 at Martinsville, Virginia, at age 68.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 88, District 126, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 205, District 3, Clay, Guilford Co., North Carolina5

Family

Stella Mae Hubbard b. April 16, 1923, d. November 24, 1975
Marriage*Thomas Dickinson "Tom" T. D." Blackard married Stella Mae Hubbard.1,3 
Child
  • Deborah Kay Blackard1,8

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Daisy Ruth Blackard1,2,3,4

F, b. March 18, 1919, d. April 16, 1976
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,5,6,2,3 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes5,1,6,2,3 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     Daisy Ruth Blackard was buried at Alamance Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.1,4 She was born on March 18, 1919 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1,7,4 She married Robah Lonnie Andrews on July 13, 1939 at Martinsville, Virginia.1,3 As of July 13, 1939,her married name was Andrews.3 Daisy Ruth Blackard died on April 16, 1976 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 57.7,4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 88, District 126, Mayo River, Patrick Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 205, District 3, Clay, Guilford Co., North Carolina6
1940Dwelling 160, District 41-56, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina8

Family

Robah Lonnie Andrews b. April 20, 1920, d. November 17, 1989
Marriage*Daisy Ruth Blackard married Robah Lonnie Andrews on July 13, 1939 at Martinsville, Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S4092] Alamance Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Guilford Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.

John Peter Blackard1

M, b. November 14, 1920, d. September 16, 2006
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,2,3,4 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes2,1,3,4 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     His Social Security Number was 240-22-4695.5 John Peter Blackard was buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Ridgeway, Henry Co., Virginia.3 He married Betty Bowman.1 John Peter Blackard was born on November 14, 1920 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1,5,3 He died on September 16, 2006 at Martinsville, Virginia, at age 85.5,3 He John Blackard, 85, of Ridgeway, died Saturday, September 16, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. He was born on November 14, 1920, in Patrick County to the late Peter Riley Blackard and Amanda Yeatts Blackard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty B. Blackard; six sisters, Daisy Ruth B. Andrews, Gladys B. House, Ima B. Wisener, Lessie B. Paden, Virginia Oneal Blackard and Mary Alice Blackard; and six brothers, Benton Blackard, Alton Blackard, Brooks Blackard, Andrew Blackard, Aaron Blackard and Tom Blackard. Blackard graduated from Alamance High School and Steeds School of Business. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was of the Methodist faith. He retired from Yellow Cab Co., where he was partner with his brother, after 42 years of service. Surviving are one daughter, Marsha Blackard Adams of Ridgeway; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday at McKee-Stone Funeral Services chapel. Minister Dave Cuthbertson and Pastor Gary Robertson officiated. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Martinsville Henry County SPCA, P.O. Box 326, Collinsville, Va. 24078. on September 22, 2006.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 205, District 3, Clay, Guilford Co., North Carolina2
1940Dwelling 208, District 76-22, Liberty, Randolph Co., North Carolina4

Family

Betty Bowman b. July 25, 1926, d. June 11, 1981
Marriage*John Peter Blackard married Betty Bowman.1 
Child
  • Marsha Lea Blackard1,3,6

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Andrew Louis "Curly" "Tobite" Blackard Sr.1,2,3

M, b. May 28, 1923, d. March 20, 1999
FatherPeter Riley "Riley" Blackard1,4,5,6 b. June 24, 1879, d. March 2, 1969
MotherAmanda Lee "Mandy" Yeattes4,1,5,6 b. June 28, 1880, d. May 7, 1952
     Andrew Louis "Curly" "Tobite" Blackard Sr. was buried at Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery, 5601 Liberty Road, Pleasant Garden, Guilford Co., North Carolina.3 His Social Security Number was 239-30-3704.7 He Served in WWII as an anti-aircraft gunner in the Navy and was in many campaigns including Iwo Jima.1 He married Beatrice Rosa Murphy.1 Andrew Louis "Curly" "Tobite" Blackard Sr. was born on May 28, 1923 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1,7,3 He died on March 20, 1999 at Julian, Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 75.7,2,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 205, District 3, Clay, Guilford Co., North Carolina4
1940Dwelling 208, District 76-22, Liberty, Randolph Co., North Carolina6

Family

Beatrice Rosa Murphy
Marriage*Andrew Louis "Curly" "Tobite" Blackard Sr. married Beatrice Rosa Murphy.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  3. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1518] Enterprise, The, From the John Blackard obituary in the Sep 22, 2006 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S998] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000.

Georgia Emma Keesee1,2

F, b. August 16, 1913, d. October 21, 1923
FatherEdward George "Ed" Keesee2,1 b. July 29, 1888, d. February 7, 1971
MotherLuvenia Victoria "Queenie" "Queen" Yeattes1,2 b. October 9, 1887, d. September 12, 1985
     Georgia Emma Keesee was buried at Harry Cemetery, Falls Mills, Tazewell Co., Virginia.3 She was born on August 16, 1913 at Virginia.1,3 She died on October 21, 1923 at age 10.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 46, District 128, Falls Mills, Tazewell Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S4091] Harry Cemetery, Tazwell Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com

Mary Louise Keesee1,2,3,4

F, b. January 13, 1915, d. April 8, 2004
FatherEdward George "Ed" Keesee1,5,6,7,4 b. July 29, 1888, d. February 7, 1971
MotherLuvenia Victoria "Queenie" "Queen" Yeattes5,1,6,7,4 b. October 9, 1887, d. September 12, 1985
     Her Social Security Number was 459-38-5652.8 Mary Louise Keesee was buried at Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.6 She was born on January 13, 1915 at Tazewell Co., Virginia.6,2,8,3 As of June 24, 1943,her married name was Daniel.4 She married Marcus Nathaniel Daniel on June 24, 1943 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.6,4 Mary Louise Keesee died on April 8, 2004 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 89.6,8,2 She Mrs. Louise Keesee Daniel, 89, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Primm and the Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Mrs. Daniel was born on Jan. 13, 1915, in Caswell (should be Tazewell) County, Va., a daughter of the late Ed George and Queen Alice Keesee. She retired from St. Leo's Hospital following 15 plus years of service and was a member of Eller Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Nannie Mae Turner of Greensboro and Betty Lee Fedorka of Baltimore, Md. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Daniel in 1974. Memorial contributions may be made to Eller Memorial Baptist Church, 1200 Fourth St., Greensboro, NC 27405. on April 9, 2004.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 46, District 128, Falls Mills, Tazewell Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 469, District 5, Clear Fork, Tazewell Co., Virginia7

Family

Marcus Nathaniel Daniel b. April 1, 1914, d. May 31, 1974
Marriage*Mary Louise Keesee married Marcus Nathaniel Daniel on June 24, 1943 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.6,4 

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S619] News-Record, From the Louise Keesee Daniel obituary in the Apr 9, 2004 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Nannie Mae Keesee1,2,3

F, b. October 2, 1923, d. March 5, 2009
FatherEdward George "Ed" Keesee1,2,4,3,5 b. July 29, 1888, d. February 7, 1971
MotherLuvenia Victoria "Queenie" "Queen" Yeattes1,2,4,3,5 b. October 9, 1887, d. September 12, 1985
     Nannie Mae Keesee married Hal Nickolas Turner.3 Nannie Mae Keesee was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.3 Her married name was Turner. She was born on October 2, 1923 at Falls Mills, Tazewell Co., Virginia.6,3 She died on March 5, 2009 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 85.6,3 She GREENSBORO — Mrs. Nannie Mae Keesee Turner, 85, of Greensboro, passed away Thursday evening, March 5, 2009, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 9, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Nannie Mae was a native of Falls Church, Virginia, but had lived in Greensboro since childhood. She was born on October 2, 1923, to the late George Edward and Queen Alice Yeattes Keesee. Nannie Mae was a graduate of King's Business College and worked in earlier years with Southern Life Insurance Company. She left her career with Southern Life and devoted all her time to raise her children and later her grandchildren. She is gone from among those who loved her most. Her family will always cherish memories of her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hal Nickolas Turner, who passed away in 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Pickler and husband, Douglas, of Greensboro; son, Eddie Turner and wife, Amy, of Kernersville; grandchildren, Nicholas Turner of Morrisville, N.C., and Terri Turner of Kernersville, and sister, Betty K. Fedorko of Bowie, Maryland. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight, Sunday, at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Funeral Chapel. Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to the , 202 Centreport Drive, Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27409. on March 8, 2009.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 469, District 5, Clear Fork, Tazewell Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 194, District 41-109, Jefferson, Guilford Co., North Carolina5

Family

Hal Nickolas Turner d. 1999
Marriage*Nannie Mae Keesee married Hal Nickolas Turner.3 
Children
  • Nancy Turner3
  • Eddie Turner3

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S619] News-Record, From the Louise Keesee Daniel obituary in the Apr 9, 2004 edition.
  3. [S619] News-Record, from the Nannie Mae Keesee Turner obituary in the Mar 8, 2009 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

James Edward "Henny" Keesee1,2,3,4

M, b. September 20, 1924, d. March 16, 1984
FatherEdward George "Ed" Keesee1,2,5 b. July 29, 1888, d. February 7, 1971
MotherLuvenia Victoria "Queenie" "Queen" Yeattes1,2,5 b. October 9, 1887, d. September 12, 1985
     His Social Security Number was 238-34-0785.6 James Edward "Henny" Keesee was buried at Alamance Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.7 He married Ailiene Gribble.4 James Edward "Henny" Keesee was born on September 20, 1924 at Virginia.3,6 He died on March 16, 1984 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 59.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 469, District 5, Clear Fork, Tazewell Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 194, District 41-109, Jefferson, Guilford Co., North Carolina5

Family

Ailiene Gribble b. May 24, 1926, d. December 9, 2004
Marriage*James Edward "Henny" Keesee married Ailiene Gribble.4 
Children
  • Michael Edward Keesee4,8
  • James C. Keesee4,8

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  4. [S619] News-Record, From the Ailiene Keesee Causey obituary in the Dec 13, 2004 edition.
  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. [S4092] Alamance Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Guilford Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S998] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000.

James Noah Warfield Manning1,2

M, b. November 9, 1869, d. June 30, 1957
FatherCharles A. Manning1,3,4,5,2 b. December, 1840, d. September 13, 1916
MotherZilphia Ann Frances "Zilla" Craghead1,3,5,4,2 b. June 16, 1843, d. May 27, 1929
     James Noah Warfield Manning was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 He was born on November 9, 1869 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Lina Demerca Conner, daughter of Samuel R. "Sam" Conner and Elizabeth Jane King, on September 27, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 James Noah Warfield Manning died on June 30, 1957 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 87.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 43, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 7, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 549, District 74, North Fork, McDowell Co., West Virginia6
1910Dwelling 89, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 56, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 173, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1900Carpenter6
1910Farmer7
1920Farmer8
1930Farmer9

Family

Lina Demerca Conner b. August 23, 1873, d. February 1, 1957
Marriage*James Noah Warfield Manning married Lina Demerca Conner, daughter of Samuel R. "Sam" Conner and Elizabeth Jane King, on September 27, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

John William Keesee1,2

M, b. October 30, 1925, d. September 13, 1989
FatherEdward George "Ed" Keesee1,3,4 b. July 29, 1888, d. February 7, 1971
MotherLuvenia Victoria "Queenie" "Queen" Yeattes1,3,4 b. October 9, 1887, d. September 12, 1985
     His Social Security Number was 238-34-0819.5 John William Keesee was born on October 30, 1925 at Virginia.5,2 He died on September 13, 1989 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 63.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 469, District 5, Clear Fork, Tazewell Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 194, District 41-109, Jefferson, Guilford Co., North Carolina4

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Carrie Royal Jobe1,2,3

F, b. December 13, 1895, d. February 17, 1994
     Her Social Security Number was 245-90-7744.4 Carrie Royal Jobe was buried at Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.3 She was born on December 13, 1895 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.4,2 She married John Frank Yeattes Sr., son of Beverly Arnold Yeattes and Mary Ellen Newman, on December 15, 1920.1,2,3 As of December 15, 1920,her married name was Yeattes.2 Carrie Royal Jobe died on February 17, 1994 at Thomasville, Davidson Co., North Carolina, at age 98.4,3 She Mrs. Carrie Jobe Yeattes, 98, of 2314 Walker Ave. died Thursday, Feb. 17, 1994, at the Piedmont Retirement Center in Thomasville. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hanes-Lineberry North Elm Chapel. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. A native of Guilford County, she was the oldest member of Peace United Church of Christ and was a member of Circle 1. Surviving are her son, John F. Yeattes Jr. of Greensboro; and her grandchildren, Jeff Yeattes, Dorn Yeattes, and Annette Yeattes, all of Greensboro. The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Piedmont Retirement Center in Thomasville or to the charity of the donor's choice. on February 18, 1994.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 329, District 40, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina5
1940Dwelling 148, District 41-45, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina6

Family

John Frank Yeattes Sr. b. May 15, 1890, d. September 23, 1968
Marriage*Carrie Royal Jobe married John Frank Yeattes Sr., son of Beverly Arnold Yeattes and Mary Ellen Newman, on December 15, 1920.1,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1239] Bishop/Fentress Families, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cfentress&id=I50620
  3. [S1784] Greensboro News & Record, From the Carrie Jobe Yeattes obituary in the Feb 18, 1994 edition.
  4. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Judge John Frank Yeattes Jr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 6, 1922, d. April 2, 2010
FatherJohn Frank Yeattes Sr.1,6,2,7 b. May 15, 1890, d. September 23, 1968
MotherCarrie Royal Jobe6,1,8,7 b. December 13, 1895, d. February 17, 1994
     Judge John Frank Yeattes Jr. was buried at Green Hill Cemetery, 901 Wharton Street, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.5 His Social Security Number was 237-28-8925.9 He was born on June 6, 1922 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina.2,9,3,5 He married Doris Dorn Jones on August 12, 1950 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.4 Judge John Frank Yeattes Jr. died on April 2, 2010 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 87.9,5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 329, District 40, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina6
1940Dwelling 148, District 41-45, Greensboro, Guilford Co., North Carolina7

Family

Doris Dorn Jones
Marriage*Judge John Frank Yeattes Jr. married Doris Dorn Jones on August 12, 1950 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S998] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000.
  3. [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.
  4. [S5158] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  5. [S3824] Green Hill Cemetery, Guilford Co., NC, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1784] Greensboro News & Record, From the Carrie Jobe Yeattes obituary in the Feb 18, 1994 edition.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S1784] Greensboro News & Record, From the James Dorn Yeattes obituary in the Sep 9, 2018 edition.

William Marion Proffit1

M, b. December 28, 1838, d. September 17, 1927
     William Marion Proffit was buried at Proffit Family Burial Ground, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He was born on December 28, 1838 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 He married Barbara Ellen Spangler, daughter of William H. Spangler and Hannah J. Sowers, on January 29, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 William Marion Proffit William M. Proffit, age 89 died on Saturday Sept. 17, and was buried from his late home, Sunday. The funeral services were conducted by Elder J. M. Dickerson, after which the remains were interred in the family burying ground. He is survived by a wife and the following children: Ernest, Abe, Jeter, John, Jack, Mrs. Willie Janney, Mrs. Delia Broomfield and Mrs. Etta Adkinson. We extend our sympathy to the bereved family. in September, 1927.2 He died on September 17, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 88.2,3

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Barbara Ellen Spangler b. February 17, 1846, d. May 22, 1918
Marriage*William Marion Proffit married Barbara Ellen Spangler, daughter of William H. Spangler and Hannah J. Sowers, on January 29, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the William M. Proffit obituary in the Sep 1927 edition.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

George W. Weaver1,2

M, b. April, 1837
     George W. Weaver was born in April, 1837 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 He married Emmazetta Smith on January 9, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2

Family

Emmazetta Smith b. circa 1847
Marriage*George W. Weaver married Emmazetta Smith on January 9, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.

Cortez Ovell "C. O." Yeatts1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. April 3, 1911, d. June 25, 1988
FatherGeorge Otis Yeatts1,7,3,4,5 b. December 2, 1877, d. November 4, 1948
MotherMary Annabel "Annie" Weaver1,7,3,4,5 b. October, 1886
     Cortez Ovell "C. O." Yeatts was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4 His Social Security Number was 224-09-0768.8 He was born on April 3, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,4,6,9 He married Pearlie Mae Carter on April 20, 1935 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4,5 Cortez Ovell "C. O." Yeatts died on June 25, 1988 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 77.8,1,4,9

Census Records

1930Dwelling 354, District 12, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Occupation

Printer and engraver1

Family

Pearlie Mae Carter b. August 13, 1912, d. March 26, 1989
Marriage*Cortez Ovell "C. O." Yeatts married Pearlie Mae Carter on April 20, 1935 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Patricia Anne Yeatts obituary in the Jul 11, 2002 edition.
  3. [S1794] West - Herald-Dispatch, The, From the Mary Opal Austin Bellville obituary in the Feb 8, 2003 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  6. [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.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S3600] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pat Yeatts Memoriam in the Jul 7, 2004 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mary Opal Yeatts1

F, b. April 25, 1916, d. February 5, 2003
FatherGeorge Otis Yeatts1,2,3,4 b. December 2, 1877, d. November 4, 1948
MotherMary Annabel "Annie" Weaver1,2,3,4 b. October, 1886
     Mary Opal Yeatts was buried at Woodmere Memorial Park, 2701 Washington Blvd., Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia.3 She was born on April 25, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of December 26, 1936,her married name was Austin.4 She married Irvin Grant Austin on December 26, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,5,4 As of September, 1963,her married name was Bellville.1 Mary Opal Yeatts married William Earl "Shantyboat" Bellville in September, 1963.1,3 Mary Opal Yeatts died on February 5, 2003 at Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia, at age 86.3 She Mary Opal Austin Bellville, 86, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Roanoke, Va., died at her residence Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Woodmere Abbey of Remembrance by the Rev. David Chafin. She was born Aug. 25, 1916, in Floyd County, Va., the daughter of the late Otis and Mary Weaver Yeatts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Irvin G. Austin and W. E. (Shantyboat) Bellville, and brother and sister-in-law, C.O. and Pearl Yeatts. She is survived by her son, Gary G. and wife, Regina Austin of Huntington, W.Va; two grandchildren, Dee Chapman of Chesapeake and Grant Austin of Huntington; two great-grandchildren, Chayce and Logan Chapman of Chesapeake, Ohio; nieces and nephews Barbara and Wayne Thomas of Blue Ridge, Va., Jean Wray of Roanoke, Va., and Deleta Bellville of Charleston, W.Va., John Pierson and Jack Pierson of Roanoke, Va., and Eddie Bellville of Charleston, W.Va; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Chester and Louise Pierson of Roanoke, Va., and Thelma Bellville, of Charleston, W.Va; and a special friend, Lori Chester of Huntington, W.Va. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 7, 2003, at Woodmere Abbey of Remembrance. on February 8, 2003.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 354, District 12, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2

Family 1

Irvin Grant Austin b. June 26, 1910, d. February 21, 1962
Marriage*Mary Opal Yeatts married Irvin Grant Austin on December 26, 1936 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,5,4 
Child
  • Gary Grant Austin1,3,4

Family 2

William Earl "Shantyboat" Bellville b. January 11, 1909, d. December 26, 1993
Marriage*Mary Opal Yeatts married William Earl "Shantyboat" Bellville in September, 1963.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1794] West - Herald-Dispatch, The, From the Mary Opal Austin Bellville obituary in the Feb 8, 2003 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney1

F, b. April 26, 1906, d. June 28, 2001
FatherElkannah K. "Cain" Sweeney1,2,3,4 b. December 25, 1859, d. July 13, 1932
MotherIda Lelia Yates2,1,3,4 b. March 20, 1880, d. November 10, 1970
     Her Social Security Number was 231-16-2295.5 Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7 She was born on April 26, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5 She married Oscar Roy Sweeney Sr., son of John Joshua Sweeney and Elizabeth Sweeney, circa 1924.7,8 Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney died on June 28, 2001 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 95.7,5 She SWEENEY, Daisy Margaret Ellen, 95, of Floyd, joined her Saviour in Heaven on Thursday, June 28, 2001, where she was also reunited with her loving husband, Oscar Sweeney, Sr; and two grandchildren, Ward Shortt and Mark Sweeney. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margie and Roger Shortt of Floyd; and her son and daughter-in-law, Oscar Jr. and Mary Nell Sweeney of Christiansburg. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Richard Shortt and wife, Betsy, James Shortt and wife, Grace, Ann Margaret Shortt and husband, George Slusher, and Phillip Sweeney and wife, Linda; great-grandchildren, Scott Shortt, David Shortt, Samuel Shortt, Jonathan Shortt, Reuben Slusher, Anastasia Sweeney, Axel Sweeney, Brandon Sweeney, and Bradley Sweeney; great-great-grandson, Bradley Cameron Sweeney. Daisy is also survived by a sister, Weda Layman of Roanoke. She will also be remembered by those lives she so lovingly touched while in their youth, including Gertha Aldridge of Vinton and Nell Blankenship of Roanoke; and her special nieces, Madeline Shortt and Audrey Poff. Daisy was a charter member of Little River Baptist Church in Floyd, where she served in many capacities, including Adult Sunday School Teacher and Treasurer. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2001, at 3 p.m. in the Little River Baptist Church, Route 221, Floyd, by the Rev. Berlin Joyce and the Rev. David Johnson. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Wood Funeral Home on Saturday, June 30, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made to Little River Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund. A special thanks to the employees of Skyline Manor Nursing Home and to Elizabeth Whitlock, Ethel Greenwood, Mary Frances Scott, Madeline Shortt, Audrey Poff, Rev. Richard Thomas, and the many church choirs who helped to care for and / or visited during her stay at Skyline Manor. Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home. on June 29, 2001.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 19, District 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 3, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 198, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 29, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Oscar Roy Sweeney Sr. b. March 13, 1896, d. October 6, 1986
Marriage*Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney married Oscar Roy Sweeney Sr., son of John Joshua Sweeney and Elizabeth Sweeney, circa 1924.7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Weda Ruth Sweeney Layman obituary in the Feb 10, 2008 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney obituary in the Jun 29, 2001 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. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Mark Daren Sweeney obituary in the Jul 9, 1974 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oscar Roy Sweeney, Jr. obituary in the Nov 3, 2012 edition.

Major Lee Sweeney Sr.1,2,3

M, b. April 4, 1902, d. April 16, 1993
FatherElkannah K. "Cain" Sweeney3,4,5,6,7 b. December 25, 1859, d. July 13, 1932
MotherIda Lelia Yates4,3,5,6,7 b. March 20, 1880, d. November 10, 1970
     Major Lee Sweeney Sr. was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on April 4, 1902 at Virginia.4,3 He married Margaret Marie Powell in 1924.2,8,3 Major Lee Sweeney Sr. died on April 16, 1993 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 91.2 He SWEENEY, Major Lee Sr., 91, of Floyd, passed away Friday, April 16, 1993, in a Salem hospital. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas W. Sweeney. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Powell Sweeney of Floyd; six sons, M. L. Sweeney Jr., W. Bruce Sweeney, both of Floyd, Max E. Sweeney of Roanoke, Jack Sweeney of Christiansburg, W. Barry Sweeney of Floyd, and S. Douglas Sweeney of Troutville; two daughters, Daphine Sowers of Floyd, and Cindy Eanes of Ridgeway, Va; two sisters, Daisy Sweeney of Floyd, Weeda Layman of Roanoke; one half sister, Lula Radford of Floyd; 23 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 18, 1993, at 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Graham Mitchell and Douglas Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church in Floyd. on April 17, 1993.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 19, District 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 3, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 133, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 136, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1920Farm laborer5
1930Automobile merchant9
1940Auto mechanic10

Family

Margaret Marie Powell b. October 12, 1905, d. May 18, 2003
Marriage*Major Lee Sweeney Sr. married Margaret Marie Powell in 1924.2,8,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Major Lee Sweeney, Sr. obituary in the Apr 17, 1993 edition.
  3. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  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. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ida Lelia Yates Sweeney obituary in the Nov 19, 1970 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Weda Ruth Sweeney Layman obituary in the Feb 10, 2008 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Powell Sweeney obituary in the May 20, 2003 edition.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thomas Wayne Sweeney obituary in the Nov 15, 1992 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oliver Sweeney obituary in the Feb 3, 2001 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  16. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Rachel Louise Sweeney obituary in the Dec 12, 1991 edition.

Louella Elizabeth Conner1,2,3

F, b. July 13, 1894, d. February 16, 1924
FatherAdam Henry Conner4,5,1 b. June 13, 1869, d. March 1, 1950
MotherMary Ann Conner4,5,1 b. June 22, 1869, d. February 4, 1959
     Louella Elizabeth Conner was buried at Puckett Cemetery, off Rt. 221 on a small dirt road between the old Copper Hill post office and H. C. Link & Son Pump Business, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 She was born on July 13, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married George Washington "Gus" Gearheart, son of George Harvey Gearheart and Sarah Victoria Puckett, on April 9, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of April 9, 1914,her married name was Gearheart. Louella Elizabeth Conner died on February 16, 1924 at age 29.

Census Records

1900Dwelling 131, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 50, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 66, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia2

Family

George Washington "Gus" Gearheart b. July 1, 1894, d. July 18, 1979
Marriage*Louella Elizabeth Conner married George Washington "Gus" Gearheart, son of George Harvey Gearheart and Sarah Victoria Puckett, on April 9, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Weda Ruth Sweeney1,2

F, b. June 23, 1909, d. February 8, 2008
FatherElkannah K. "Cain" Sweeney1,3,4,5,6,2 b. December 25, 1859, d. July 13, 1932
MotherIda Lelia Yates3,1,4,5,6,2 b. March 20, 1880, d. November 10, 1970
     Weda Ruth Sweeney was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 She was born on June 23, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2,7 She married William Demetris Layman on March 17, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,2 As of March 17, 1932,her married name was Layman. Weda Ruth Sweeney died on February 8, 2008 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 98.8,2,7 She Weda Ruth Sweeney Layman, of Roanoke, died peacefully at her home on Friday, February 8, 2008, with her devoted family by her side. Born June 23, 1909, in Floyd, Va., she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. Her passion for God and her family marked a life spent loving and giving to others. She was the daughter of the late E. K. and Leilia Sweeney, and preceded in death by her husband, William D. Layman; infant son, Robert Carlton Layman; sister, Daisy; and brothers, Fred, Claude and M.L. Sweeney. Weda was instrumental in founding Layman Candy Company in Salem, Va., with her late husband and worked there well into her 80's. She was a charter member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in 1932 and was the first woman to sit on their church council. At the time of her death she was a member of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Her lifelong love for her family, church, and friends has been an inspiration to all. Surviving are her daughter, Juanita Layman Neely, of Roanoke; granddaughters, Judy Neely Ross and husband, Mickey, of Salem, Janet Neely Surratt and husband, Harry, of Roanoke, and Jeri Neely Shapiro and husband, Howard, of Roanoke. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Scott Thomasson and wife, Mandy, Justin, Jordan and Hollyn Keen, Harrison, Elizabeth and Sarah Surratt and Jason Ross; and grandson-in-law, Kenny Keen, all of Roanoke. Weda also leaves behind many nieces, and nephews of Roanoke and Floyd who have been so faithful to her. Weda's family would like to extend a very special thank you to her loving caregivers, Joyce Vert, Michele and Nicole; and a special thanks to Dr. William Fintel and his staff at Oncology Associates and the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2008, at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road by the Rev. Philip Bottomley. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. on February 10, 2008.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 19, District 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 3, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 209, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1930Public school teacher5

Family

William Demetris Layman b. May 30, 1902, d. October 21, 1996
Marriage*Weda Ruth Sweeney married William Demetris Layman on March 17, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Weda Ruth Sweeney Layman obituary in the Feb 10, 2008 edition.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William D. Layman obituary in the Oct 23, 1996 edition.

Dillard Wise Sowers1

M, b. August 16, 1858, d. June 3, 1922
FatherJoseph Dawson Sowers1 b. November 3, 1829, d. May 4, 1907
MotherJulia Ann Slusher1 b. November 22, 1834, d. September 24, 1872
     Dillard Wise Sowers was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on August 16, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,4 He married Anna Mary "Annie" Spangler, daughter of William H. Spangler and Hannah J. Sowers, on February 8, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 Dillard Wise Sowers died on June 3, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 63.3,4,6

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Anna Mary "Annie" Spangler b. January 13, 1852, d. January 3, 1925
Marriage*Dillard Wise Sowers married Anna Mary "Annie" Spangler, daughter of William H. Spangler and Hannah J. Sowers, on February 8, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  3. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  4. [S849] Jack Spangler (e-mail address), Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia 1773.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Hannah Spangler obituary in the Nov 10, 1910 edition.
  6. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.