Reva Elaine Dickerson1,2,3

F, b. March 3, 1911, d. October 9, 1970
FatherCoffee Claudues Dickerson4,1,5,6,3 b. December 25, 1883, d. December 17, 1961
MotherLutishia Dovie "Lutishy" Gardner4,1,5,6,3 b. December 23, 1881, d. November 14, 1954
     Reva Elaine Dickerson married Branson Eldridge Graham, son of Willie Everett Graham and Meda E. Sowers.7,2,3 Reva Elaine Dickerson was buried at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 409 Ridgeview Road NW, off Rt. 8 N, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7,3 Her married name was Graham.8 She was born on March 3, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3 She died on October 9, 1970 at Radford, Virginia, at age 59.7,2,3 She FLOYD - Reva Dickerson Graham, 59, of Floyd, wife of Branson E. Graham, died Friday, October 9, 1970 in a Radford hospital. Also surviving are three sons, Ralph Graham, William Graham, Roanoke, Ray Graham, Hutchinson, Kan; three daughters, Mrs. Margie Morris, Shawsville, Mrs. Catherine Cutphin [Sutphin?], Bassett, Mrs. Elaine Quesenberry, Floyd; three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Cumberland, Ellerslie, Md., Mrs. Verbena Walters, Christiansburg, Mrs. Edna Harman, Floyd. The funeral was Sunday, October 11, 1970, at 2 p.m. at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren with burial in the church cemetery. Maberry Funeral Home handled arrangements. on October 15, 1970.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 30, District 91, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 5, District 6, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 3, District 32-7, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Branson Eldridge Graham b. October 31, 1909, d. April 30, 1983
Marriage*Reva Elaine Dickerson married Branson Eldridge Graham, son of Willie Everett Graham and Meda E. Sowers.7,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Reva Dickerson Graham obituary in the Oct 15, 1970 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Juanita W. Cumberland obituary in the Mar 28, 1995 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Verbena D. Walters obituary in the May 22, 2011 edition.
  7. [S225] Mary Conner Williams, Beaver Creek Cemetery.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Dickerson Harman obituary in the Jul 24, 2008 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ralph Branson Graham obituary in the Dec 17, 2015 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S2129] Hutchinson News, From the Curtis Graham obituary in the Sep 19, 2005 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Wesley Graham obituary in the Aug 2, 2013 edition.
  15. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Marshall Henry Gowen1,2,3,4

M, b. March 9, 1871, d. August 2, 1942
FatherCharles Edward "Ed" Going1,2,5,4 b. August, 1826
MotherSignora Spencer2,5,4 b. May, 1847
     Marshall Henry Gowen was born on March 9, 1871 at Nelson Co., Virginia.4 He married Edna Viola Reese on February 19, 1903 at Nelson Co., Virginia.5,4 Marshall Henry Gowen died on August 2, 1942 at Shipman, Nelson Co., Virginia, at age 71.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 164, District 112, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 44, District 83, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 170, District 96, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 193, District 103, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 335, District 63-5, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1900Laborer2
1910Quarry worker6
1920Farmer7
1940Farmer3

Family

Edna Viola Reese b. March 22, 1882, d. February 26, 1952
Marriage*Marshall Henry Gowen married Edna Viola Reese on February 19, 1903 at Nelson Co., Virginia.5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  9. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the Eva Gowen Tatum obituary in the Dec 8, 2005 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham1

M, b. June 18, 1911, d. March 9, 1999
FatherWillie Everett Graham2,3,4,1 b. June 20, 1887, d. July 9, 1969
MotherMeda E. Sowers2,3,4,1 b. July 26, 1885, d. June 16, 1974
     Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham was buried at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 409 Ridgeview Road NW, off Rt. 8 N, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4 His Social Security Number was 229-01-6374.6 He was born on June 18, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,1,3,5 He married Martha Violet Poff, daughter of Charles William "Charlie" Poff and Lausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge, on October 26, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,7,8 Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham married Ann Elizabeth Mann on January 10, 1985 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham died on March 9, 1999 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 87.2,6,4 He GRAHAM, Edwin E., 87, of Christiansburg, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Meada Graham and his first wife, Martha Poff Graham. He is survived by his second wife, Elizabeth F. Graham of Christiansburg; seven children, Homer Graham of Callaway, Paul Graham of Roanoke, Barbara Cox and Bonnie Hawks, both of Christiansburg, Wendell Graham of Riner, Beatrice Belcher of Floyd and Neal Graham of Richmond; three stepchildren, Tommy Farley of Richmond, Harvey Farley and Marella King, both of Christiansburg; also 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Graham of Riner; and three sisters, Helen Altizer of Christiansburg, Ibra Harris of Riner and Lillie Need of Floyd. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd, with Lowell Altizer officiating. Interment in Beaver Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home. on March 11, 1999.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 112, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1940Farm laborer9

Family 1

Martha Violet Poff b. September 24, 1914, d. June 22, 1977
Marriage*Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham married Martha Violet Poff, daughter of Charles William "Charlie" Poff and Lausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge, on October 26, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,7,8 
Children

Family 2

Ann Elizabeth Mann
Marriage*Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham married Ann Elizabeth Mann on January 10, 1985 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S38] Ronnie Neal Graham, "Descendants of William J. Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 13, 2003.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edwin E. Graham obituary in the Mar 11, 1999 edition.
  5. [S225] Mary Conner Williams, Beaver Creek Cemetery.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Martha Poff Graham obituary in the Jun 30, 1977 edition.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara Graham Cox obituary in the Jul 5, 2001 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Paul Earl Graham obituary in the Mar 29, 2010 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Homer Elmore Graham obituary in the Jan 4, 2013 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Diana Kay Belcher obituary in the Sep 28, 2011 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Martha Violet Poff1,2

F, b. September 24, 1914, d. June 22, 1977
FatherCharles William "Charlie" Poff2,1,3,4,5 b. February 24, 1873, d. June 28, 1941
MotherLausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge2,1,3,4,5 b. February 18, 1882, d. June 11, 1963
     Martha Violet Poff was buried at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 409 Ridgeview Road NW, off Rt. 8 N, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,5 She was born on September 24, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,1,5 She married Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham, son of Willie Everett Graham and Meda E. Sowers, on October 26, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,8,7,5 As of October 26, 1932,her married name was Graham. Martha Violet Poff died on June 22, 1977 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 62.2,6,7,5 She CHRISTIANSBURG -- Mrs. Martha Poff Graham, age 62, died in a Montgomery County hospital Wednesday, June 22, 1977. Surviving are her husband, Edwin Graham, Christiansburg; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Cox, Mrs. Bonnie Hawks, both of Christiansburg, Mrs. Beatrice Belcher, Floyd; four sons, Homer Graham, Callaway, Paul Graham, Vinton, Wendell Graham and Neal Graham, both of Christiansburg; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Hyatt, Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Lillian Reese, St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Mary Alderman, Floyd; one brother, Shirley Poff, New York City; 13 grandchildren. Funeral was held Saturday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd with the Rev. Robert E. Crawford and Rev. Gilbert Adams officiating. Interment was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. on June 30, 1977.7

Census Records

1920Dwelling 102, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 172, District 1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 112, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham b. June 18, 1911, d. March 9, 1999
Marriage*Martha Violet Poff married Edwin Elmore "Ed" Graham, son of Willie Everett Graham and Meda E. Sowers, on October 26, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,8,7,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S38] Ronnie Neal Graham, "Descendants of William J. Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 13, 2003.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S225] Mary Conner Williams, Beaver Creek Cemetery.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Martha Poff Graham obituary in the Jun 30, 1977 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edwin E. Graham obituary in the Mar 11, 1999 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Barbara Graham Cox obituary in the Jul 5, 2001 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Paul Earl Graham obituary in the Mar 29, 2010 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Homer Elmore Graham obituary in the Jan 4, 2013 edition.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Diana Kay Belcher obituary in the Sep 28, 2011 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Ralph Branson Graham1,2,3,4,5

M, b. August 12, 1931, d. December 15, 2015
FatherBranson Eldridge Graham1,6,7,3,4,8 b. October 31, 1909, d. April 30, 1983
MotherReva Elaine Dickerson1,6,7,3,4,8 b. March 3, 1911, d. October 9, 1970
     Ralph Branson Graham and Barbara Ann Conner were divorced.4 Ralph Branson Graham was buried at Daleville Cemetery, Daleville, Botetourt Co., Virginia.3,5 He was born on August 12, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 He married Barbara Ann Conner, daughter of Fred Alton "Freddy" Conner Sr. and Fannie Ethel Blankenship, on December 24, 1955 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Ralph Branson Graham married Margery Ann Booth on September 2, 1978 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.4,9 Ralph Branson Graham died on December 15, 2015 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 84.3 He Ralph Branson Graham, 84, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Margery "Margie" Graham; parents, Branson and Reva Graham, and brothers Ray and Bill. Left to cherish his memory are three sisters, Catherine, Margie, and Elaine; sons, Stacy (Brenda) Graham of Check, Tracy Graham of Lynchburg; stepchildren, Debra (Randy) Feury of Vinton, Jim (Ingrid) Jones of Amburg, Germany, Gary Jones of Roanoke, and Barry Jones of Fuquay Varina, N.C. He will also live in the memories of 12 grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and many nieces; and nephews. Ralph grew up in Floyd County. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served on the USS Casa Grande LSD-13. He drove tractor-trailers for years and finally retired from the maintenance department at Roanoke Valley Psychiatric Center of Salem. Funeral Services will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2015 at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road. Interment will follow in Daleville Cemetery. on December 17, 2015.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 3, District 32-7, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family 1

Barbara Ann Conner
Divorce*Ralph Branson Graham and Barbara Ann Conner were divorced.4 
Marriage* Ralph Branson Graham married Barbara Ann Conner, daughter of Fred Alton "Freddy" Conner Sr. and Fannie Ethel Blankenship, on December 24, 1955 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children
  • Tracy Graham3
  • Stacy Lee Graham10,11,3

Family 2

Margery Ann Booth d. June 10, 2003
Marriage*Ralph Branson Graham married Margery Ann Booth on September 2, 1978 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.4,9 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ralph Branson Graham obituary in the Dec 17, 2015 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S3860] Daleville Cemetery, Botetourt Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Reva Dickerson Graham obituary in the Oct 15, 1970 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2129] Hutchinson News, From the Curtis Graham obituary in the Sep 19, 2005 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margery Graham obituary in the Jun 12, 2003 edition.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Blosser-Graham engagement announcement in the Jun 12, 2005 edition.

Bessie Conner1

F, b. January, 1898
FatherAsa L. Conner1 b. December 31, 1868, d. May 21, 1947
MotherCalla Ann "Callie" Poff1 b. June 21, 1874, d. October 1, 1953
     Bessie Conner was born in January, 1898 at Virginia.1 She Not enumerated with her family in the 1910 Census on April 22, 1910.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 121, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Asa Eldridge Conner1,2,3

M, b. January 21, 1900, d. May 2, 1984
FatherAsa L. Conner1,4,5,6 b. December 31, 1868, d. May 21, 1947
MotherCalla Ann "Callie" Poff1,4,5,6 b. June 21, 1874, d. October 1, 1953
     His Social Security Number was 224-09-0300.7 Asa Eldridge Conner WEST PALM BEACH, FLA - Asa Eldridge Conner, age 84, passed away May 2, 1984 in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was born in Floyd County and formally lived at Starkey, Va. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flossie Wilson Conner; two sons and two daughter-in-laws, Gene and Virginia Conner, Douglas and Dian Conner, one grandson, Michael Conner; one granddaughter, Cindy Conner; two sisters, Ruth Nichols, Copper Hill, Annie Sutphin, Willis; one sister-in-law, Fannie Conner, Copper Hill; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will he held in West Palm Beach, Fla. Saturday.2 He was born on January 21, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,8,2,3 He married Flossie Gay Wilson, daughter of Isaac D. H. Wilson and Virginia "Jennie" Unknown, on August 16, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 Asa Eldridge Conner died on May 2, 1984 at Palm Beach Co., Florida, at age 84.8,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 121, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 49, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 46, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 256, District 26, Roanoke, Virginia9
1940Dwelling 398, District 81-15, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1920Farm laborer6
1930Silk mill spinner9
1940Rayon mill spinner10

Family

Flossie Gay Wilson b. November 14, 1901, d. October 3, 1994
Marriage*Asa Eldridge Conner married Flossie Gay Wilson, daughter of Isaac D. H. Wilson and Virginia "Jennie" Unknown, on August 16, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Asa Eldridge Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

John Henry Collins1,2

M, b. February, 1846
FatherThomas Collins2 b. circa 1800, d. March 10, 1881
MotherElizabeth Boothe2
     John Henry Collins was born in February, 1846 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Catherine Poff, daughter of Anthony Poff and Sarah "Sally" Wilson, on July 23, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2

Census Records

1860Dwelling 461, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., VirginiaEmumerated along with his brother James in the household of William R. Conner1
1870Dwelling 119, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 17, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 110, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1870Farmer4
1880Farmer5
1900Farmer3

Family

Catherine Poff b. circa 1832
Marriage*John Henry Collins married Catherine Poff, daughter of Anthony Poff and Sarah "Sally" Wilson, on July 23, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S3367] Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965, From the Eliza Jane Holt death certificate.
  10. [S71] Stump - Gathering Leaves from my Tree, online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Garden/4518/
  11. [S72] Jim Stump, "Stump, Lovell, Lightner, Ratcliff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 3, 2003.
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Fannie Bell Bowles1,2

F, b. February 10, 1902, d. August 17, 1979
FatherRobert Lee "Bob" Bowles1,3 b. February 26, 1881, d. July 30, 1960
MotherLouzetta "Lou" Boothe1,3 b. February 23, 1882, d. October 24, 1930
     Fannie Bell Bowles was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3 She COPPER HILL - Mrs. Fannie Bowles Conner, age 77, died Friday, August 17. 1979 in a Salem hospital. Surviving are one son, Junior Lee Conner, Copper Hill; one sister, Mrs. Hettie Lawrence Poplar, Montana. Funeral was Monday, August 20, 1979 at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Church, with the Rev. William G. Lester officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.2 She was born on February 10, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,3 As of circa 1923,her married name was Conner.5,6 She married Robert Roy Conner, son of Joseph Lawson Conner and Sarah Doshia Conner, circa 1923.5,6,3 Fannie Bell Bowles married Merriman Flemon Poff, son of Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff and Mary J. Price, on January 3, 1959 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 3, 1959,her married name was Poff. Fannie Bell Bowles and Merriman Flemon Poff were divorced on November 17, 1960 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8 Fannie Bell Bowles died on August 17, 1979 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 77.4,2,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 4, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 103, District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Family 1

Robert Roy Conner b. January 23, 1902, d. December 22, 1952
Marriage*Fannie Bell Bowles married Robert Roy Conner, son of Joseph Lawson Conner and Sarah Doshia Conner, circa 1923.5,6,3 
Child

Family 2

Merriman Flemon Poff b. May 26, 1895, d. December 24, 1972
Marriage*Fannie Bell Bowles married Merriman Flemon Poff, son of Samuel Slick "Sam" Poff and Mary J. Price, on January 3, 1959 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Fannie Bell Bowles and Merriman Flemon Poff were divorced on November 17, 1960 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Fannie Bowles Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S639] William Clyne "Bill" Conner, "Conner Family Researcher and Floyd Co., VA Historian William C. "Bill" Conner," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S208] Unknown author, Floyd Co., Virginia Chancery Book 15.
  8. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Robert Lee "Bob" Bowles1,2,3

M, b. February 26, 1881, d. July 30, 1960
FatherJacob Henry Bowles3 b. August 8, 1855, d. April 2, 1940
MotherSarah Christina Wilson3 b. May, 1855, d. 1940
     Robert Lee "Bob" Bowles was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on February 26, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Louzetta "Lou" Boothe on February 21, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Robert Lee "Bob" Bowles died on July 30, 1960 at age 79.1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Louzetta "Lou" Boothe b. February 23, 1882, d. October 24, 1930
Marriage*Robert Lee "Bob" Bowles married Louzetta "Lou" Boothe on February 21, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Louzetta "Lou" Boothe1,2

F, b. February 23, 1882, d. October 24, 1930
     Louzetta "Lou" Boothe was buried at Shilling-Smith Cemetery (Huff Cemetery), Rt. 221 near Floyd Co. line, Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She was born on February 23, 1882 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Robert Lee "Bob" Bowles, son of Jacob Henry Bowles and Sarah Christina Wilson, on February 21, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of February 21, 1901,her married name was Bowles. Louzetta "Lou" Boothe died on October 24, 1930 at age 48.1

Family

Robert Lee "Bob" Bowles b. February 26, 1881, d. July 30, 1960
Marriage*She married Robert Lee "Bob" Bowles, son of Jacob Henry Bowles and Sarah Christina Wilson, on February 21, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2391] Floyd County Historical Society Cemeteries of Floyd County, VA, online http://floydcountyhistoricalsociety.org/cemeteries/alpha.html
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Ida J. Going1,2

F, b. February 10, 1874, d. December 14, 1946
FatherCharles Edward "Ed" Going1,2 b. August, 1826
MotherSignora Spencer3,2 b. May, 1847
     Ida J. Going was born on February 10, 1874 at Nelson Co., Virginia.2 As of February 3, 1900,her married name was Martin.3 She married Floyd Ernest Martin on February 3, 1900 at Nelson Co., Virginia.3 Ida J. Going died on December 14, 1946 at Charlottesville, Virginia, at age 72.2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 164, District 112, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 60, District 84, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 115, District 95, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 229, District 3, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 153, District 63-5, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia7

Family

Floyd Ernest Martin b. May, 1868, d. December 31, 1938
Marriage*Ida J. Going married Floyd Ernest Martin on February 3, 1900 at Nelson Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

DeMorse B. "Demoss" Akers1,2,3

M, b. August 29, 1854, d. September 28, 1946
FatherAndrew Jackson Akers1,3
MotherMildred Elizabeth Payne1,3
     DeMorse B. "Demoss" Akers was buried at Howery-Cannaday Cemetery, Rt. 664, 550 River Ridge Road, SE, O. N. Conner Farm, the cemetery is on a hillside at the left of the house, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on August 29, 1854 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Landonia F. Cannaday, daughter of James Martial Cannaday and Sarah Elizabeth Kelly, on June 30, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 DeMorse B. "Demoss" Akers died on September 28, 1946 at Paynes Creek, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 92.1,2 He DeMorse Akers, 92, died at his home in the Payne's Creek section today. The funeral will be held at Payne's Creek church Monday at 2 p.m. and internment will be in Payne's Creek cemetery. (he was actually buried in Howery-Cannaday Cemetery) Surviving are his wife, nine children, including Mrs. Walter Martin, Salem, 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Akers was a son-in-law of James Cannaday, Confederate veteran. on September 28, 1946.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 266, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 151, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 167, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 161, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1910Farmer4
1920Farmer5
1930Farmer6

Family

Landonia F. Cannaday b. March 29, 1874, d. December 9, 1956
Marriage*DeMorse B. "Demoss" Akers married Landonia F. Cannaday, daughter of James Martial Cannaday and Sarah Elizabeth Kelly, on June 30, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S227] Mary Conner Williams, Howery-Cannaday Cemetery.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the DeMorse Akers obituary in the Sep 28, 1946 edition.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  10. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  11. [S3591] Genevieve C. Starkey, "Akers Family Cemetery," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 13, 2013.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S1751] Family of Wade Doyle, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wade-doyle&id=I10138

Landonia F. Cannaday1,2

F, b. March 29, 1874, d. December 9, 1956
FatherJames Martial Cannaday2,3 b. August 14, 1848, d. November 29, 1947
MotherSarah Elizabeth Kelly2,3 b. February 24, 1852, d. December 3, 1918
     Landonia F. Cannaday was buried at Howery-Cannaday Cemetery, Rt. 664, 550 River Ridge Road, SE, O. N. Conner Farm, the cemetery is on a hillside at the left of the house, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on March 29, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 She married DeMorse B. "Demoss" Akers, son of Andrew Jackson Akers and Mildred Elizabeth Payne, on June 30, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of June 30, 1892,her married name was Akers. Landonia F. Cannaday died on December 9, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 82.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 52, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 266, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 151, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 167, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 161, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8

Family

DeMorse B. "Demoss" Akers b. August 29, 1854, d. September 28, 1946
Marriage*Landonia F. Cannaday married DeMorse B. "Demoss" Akers, son of Andrew Jackson Akers and Mildred Elizabeth Payne, on June 30, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S227] Mary Conner Williams, Howery-Cannaday Cemetery.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  11. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  12. [S3591] Genevieve C. Starkey, "Akers Family Cemetery," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 13, 2013.
  13. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S1751] Family of Wade Doyle, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wade-doyle&id=I10138

Charles Jackson "Jack" Smith1,2,3

M, b. June 20, 1903, d. June 20, 1992
MotherArdella Smith4,2 b. June 18, 1867, d. February 17, 1951
     His Social Security Number was 226-14-2470.5 Charles Jackson "Jack" Smith was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on June 20, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 He married Beulah Mae Sink, daughter of James Monroe Sink and Lydia Margaret Aldridge, on September 17, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,3 Charles Jackson "Jack" Smith died on June 20, 1992 at Virginia at age 89.1,5,2 He Charles Jackson "Jack" Smith, age 89, passed away Saturday, June 20, 1992 at his home. He was retired from N & W Railroad. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Louise Smith, one granddaughter, Andrea Smith and one son-in-law, Calvin Lee Roberson. Survivors include his wife, Beulah Sink Smith, Copper Hill; five daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Roberson, Floyd; Margaret (Totsy) and Bobby Walters, Jacqueline and S. L. Spangler, Bent Mountain; Brenda and Jack Reynolds, Patricia and Wayne Altis, all of Copper Hill; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Gracie Smith, Steven and Susan Smith, all of Copper Hill; Douglas and Christine Smith, Roanoke; twenty grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with Rev. Frank Wimmer and Rev. Douglas Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends! from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to Bent Mountain Rescue Squad, care of Treasurer Drawer B., Bent Mountain, Va. 24059 on June 21, 1992.1

Occupation

1931Farmer4

Family

Beulah Mae Sink b. September 1, 1911, d. June 17, 1997
Marriage*Charles Jackson "Jack" Smith married Beulah Mae Sink, daughter of James Monroe Sink and Lydia Margaret Aldridge, on September 17, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Jackson Smith obituary in the Jun 21, 1992 edition.
  2. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Mae Sink Smith obituary in the Jun 18, 1997 edition.
  4. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jacqueline Smith Spangler obituary in the Feb 22, 2005 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Beulah Mae Sink1,2,3,4

F, b. September 1, 1911, d. June 17, 1997
FatherJames Monroe Sink1,2,3 b. May 8, 1880, d. April 15, 1939
MotherLydia Margaret Aldridge1,2,3 b. October 21, 1883, d. December 31, 1969
     Her Social Security Number was 228-38-2253.5 Beulah Mae Sink was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 She was born on September 1, 1911 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,5 She married Charles Jackson "Jack" Smith, son of Ardella Smith, on September 17, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,4 As of September 17, 1931,her married name was Smith. Beulah Mae Sink died on June 17, 1997 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85.3,5,4 She Copper Hill - Beulah Mae Sink Smith age 85 passed away Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at home. She was preceeded in death by her husband Charles Jackson Smith, daughter Betty Louise Smith, granddaughter Andrea Christine Smith and a son-in-law Calvin Lee Robertson. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Robertson, Floyd; Margaret (Totsy) and Bobby Walters, Jacqueline and S. L. Spangler, Bent Mountain; Brenda and Jack Reynolds, Pat and Wayne Altis, Copper Hill; sons and daughters-in-law Charles and Gracie Smith, Steven and Susan Smith, Copper Hill; Douglas and Christine Smith, Roanoke; 20 grandchildren, 20 great grand children; several nieces and nephews; one brother Tom Sink, California; special friends and caretakers. Brenda Simonson, Rachel and Amy Wilson, Joan Kinser. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with Rev. Paris Bain, Rev. Frank Wimmer, and Rev. Dale Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bent Mountain Rescue Squad, Bent Mountain, Va; or Good Samaritian Hospice, 3825 Electric Road. Suite A. Roanoke, Va 24018 on June 18, 1997.4

Family

Charles Jackson "Jack" Smith b. June 20, 1903, d. June 20, 1992
Marriage*She married Charles Jackson "Jack" Smith, son of Ardella Smith, on September 17, 1931 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Mae Sink Smith obituary in the Jun 18, 1997 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Jackson Smith obituary in the Jun 21, 1992 edition.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jacqueline Smith Spangler obituary in the Feb 22, 2005 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Frank Leslie Gowen Sr.1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. May 29, 1877, d. September 14, 1951
FatherCharles Edward "Ed" Going1,2,7,6 b. August, 1826
MotherSignora Spencer2,7,6 b. May, 1847
     Frank Leslie Gowen Sr. was buried at Gowen Family Cemetery, on Rt 820 near Rt 657, Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.6 He was born on May 29, 1877 at Buffalo Springs, Nelson Co., Virginia.2,3,5,7,6 He married Lula Ann Jones on November 18, 1903 at Nelson Co., Virginia.8 Frank Leslie Gowen Sr. married Lona Herbert Bryant on February 23, 1923 at Nelson Co., Virginia.8,6 Frank Leslie Gowen Sr. died on September 14, 1951 at Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia, at age 74.6

Census Records

1880Dwelling 164, District 112, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 44, District 83, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 226, District 96, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 168, District 103, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 195, District 3, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 211, District 63-5, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1900Laborer2
1910Stone quarry laborer9
1920Quarry laborer10
1930Wood cutter laborer11
1940Quarry laborer12

Family 1

Lula Ann Jones b. circa 1880, d. before January 17, 1920
Marriage*Frank Leslie Gowen Sr. married Lula Ann Jones on November 18, 1903 at Nelson Co., Virginia.8 
Children

Family 2

Lona Herbert Bryant b. December 13, 1901, d. April 8, 1988
Marriage*Frank Leslie Gowen Sr. married Lona Herbert Bryant on February 23, 1923 at Nelson Co., Virginia.8,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the Lila Herbert Gowen Smith obituary in the Oct 1, 2005 edition.
  5. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  8. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S2847] Nelson County Times, From the Bernice Bell Gowen White obituary in the Dec 3, 2008 edition.
  15. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

John Fletcher Gowen1,2,3

M, b. April 14, 1879, d. December 14, 1939
FatherCharles Edward "Ed" Going4,5,6,2 b. August, 1826
MotherSignora Spencer5,6,2 b. May, 1847
     John Fletcher Gowen was buried at Gowen Family Cemetery, on Rt 820 near Rt 657, Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.3 He was born on April 14, 1879 at Nelson Co., Virginia; His death certificate has an impossible birth date of Apr 14, 1884.5,1,6 He married Mattie Lee Reese on April 21, 1909 at Nelson Co., Virginia.2,3 John Fletcher Gowen died on December 14, 1939 at Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia, at age 60.6,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 164, District 112, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 44, District 83, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 15, District 104, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 96, District 3, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1900Laborer5
1920Farm laborer7
1930Railroad laborer8

Family

Mattie Lee Reese b. April 20, 1888, d. June 11, 1964
Marriage*John Fletcher Gowen married Mattie Lee Reese on April 21, 1909 at Nelson Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the John F. Gowen death certificate.
  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 Robert Franklin Gowen obituary in the Jun 28, 2001 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Raymond T. Gowen, Sr. obitutary in the Aug 10, 2008 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.