James Elbert Howery1,2

M, b. April 14, 1890, d. February 28, 1960
FatherJames Pleasant Howery1,2 b. August 1, 1846, d. March 29, 1913
MotherNancy Ann "Nannie" Mitchell1,2 b. June 12, 1850, d. September 14, 1924
     James Elbert Howery was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,2 He was born on April 14, 1890 at Camp Creek, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,2 He married Katherine Mosby "Kate" Strickler, daughter of John Ballard Strickler and Celeste Sowder, on November 5, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 James Elbert Howery died on February 28, 1960 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 69.3,2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 48, District 30, Crook, Wyoming Co., West Virginia6
1930Dwelling 269, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 166, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1920Farmer6
1930Farmer7
1940Rayon plant mechanic8

Family

Katherine Mosby "Kate" Strickler b. March 29, 1891, d. September 6, 1983
Marriage*James Elbert Howery married Katherine Mosby "Kate" Strickler, daughter of John Ballard Strickler and Celeste Sowder, on November 5, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Harriet Ruth Elizabeth "Lizzie" Nolen1

F, b. October 11, 1874, d. August 5, 1947
     Harriet Ruth Elizabeth "Lizzie" Nolen was buried at Radford Cemetery, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Route 888, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 She was born on October 11, 1874 at Virginia.2,1 She married Gabriel George Washington Radford, son of Lewis A. Radford and Elizabeth Anderson, on March 15, 1894 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,1 As of March 15, 1894,her married name was Radford.1 Harriet Ruth Elizabeth "Lizzie" Nolen died on August 5, 1947 at age 72.2,1

Family

Gabriel George Washington Radford b. January 25, 1857, d. October 31, 1924
Marriage*She married Gabriel George Washington Radford, son of Lewis A. Radford and Elizabeth Anderson, on March 15, 1894 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1035] Radford/Hale, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2738134&id=I594148179
  2. [S211] Ruth G. Hale, Radford Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

John Roberson Gray1,2,3

M, b. July 5, 1854, d. March 27, 1923
FatherWilliam Riley Gray4,1,5,2 b. July 28, 1830, d. December 8, 1915
MotherElizabeth Prillaman4,1,2 b. January 31, 1827, d. 1880
     John Roberson Gray was buried at Yellow Tree Cemetery, Eucha, Delaware Co., Oklahoma.3 He was born on July 5, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His grave stone has a birth date of Jul 4, 1854.6,2,3 He married Susan Ann "Anna" Renfro on December 24, 1899 at Indian Territory.7 John Roberson Gray died on March 27, 1923 at Delaware Co., Oklahoma, at age 68.8,3

Census Records

1860Dwelling 574, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1870Dwelling 34, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 21, District 16, Township 23, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory5
1900Dwelling 116, District 7, Township 26, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory5
1910Dwelling 45, District 58, Township 3, Delaware Co., Oklahoma9
1920Dwelling 95, District 31, Delaware Co., Oklahoma10

Occupation

1900Money lender5
1900Farm laborer5
1910Farmer9
1920Farmer10

Family

Susan Ann "Anna" Renfro b. January 30, 1879, d. October 3, 1957
Marriage*John Roberson Gray married Susan Ann "Anna" Renfro on December 24, 1899 at Indian Territory.7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  3. [S7378] Yellow Tree Cemetery, Delaware Co., OK, online www.findagrave.com/.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  7. [S4206] Gray Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11125737/person/24059357766
  8. [S146] Jim of Okmulgee's, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:461991&id=I23
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Colonel Tarleton Gray1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 9, 1856, d. April 30, 1942
FatherWilliam Riley Gray1,6 b. July 28, 1830, d. December 8, 1915
MotherElizabeth Prillaman1,6 b. January 31, 1827, d. 1880
     Colonel Tarleton Gray was buried at Yellow Tree Cemetery, Eucha, Delaware Co., Oklahoma.5 He was born on April 9, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5 He married Josanna Saw Kin Na "Josie" Dick circa 1884.7 Colonel Tarleton Gray died on April 30, 1942 at Delaware Co., Oklahoma, at age 86.5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 574, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1870Dwelling 34, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 22, District 16, Township 23, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory7
1910Dwelling 3, District 58, Township 3, Delaware Co., Oklahoma2
1920Dwelling 36, District 31, Township 3, Delaware Co., Indian Territory8
1930Dwelling 143, District 8, Jay Township, Delaware Co., Oklahoma9
1940Dwelling 38, District 21-7, Jay, Delaware Co., Oklahoma4

Occupation

1900Farmer7
1910Farm manager2
1920Farmer8
1930Farmer9
1940Farm manager4

Family

Josanna Saw Kin Na "Josie" Dick b. August 10, 1855, d. March 22, 1938
Marriage*Colonel Tarleton Gray married Josanna Saw Kin Na "Josie" Dick circa 1884.7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S7378] Yellow Tree Cemetery, Delaware Co., OK, online www.findagrave.com/.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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.

George William Gray1,2

M, b. January 7, 1858, d. September 1, 1953
FatherWilliam Riley Gray3,4 b. July 28, 1830, d. December 8, 1915
MotherElizabeth Prillaman3,4 b. January 31, 1827, d. 1880
     George William Gray was buried at Dripping Springs Cemetery, Pernell, Garvin Co., Oklahoma.5 He was born on January 7, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5 He married Livina "Vinie" "Viney" Gardner circa 1884 at Indian Territory (Oklahoma).6,5 George William Gray married Mary Elizabeth McCarty on July 18, 1900 at Carter Co., Indian Territory (Oklahoma).2 George William Gray died on September 1, 1953 at Oklahoma at age 95.5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 574, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1870Dwelling 34, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 43, District 167, Township 1, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory6
1910Dwelling 164, District 48, Graham Township, Carter Co., Oklahoma7
1920Dwelling 282, District 51, Graham Township, Carter Co., Oklahoma8
1940Dwelling 184, District 10-20, Graham, Carter Co., Oklahoma9

Occupation

1900Steer raising6
1910Farmer7
1920Farmer8

Family 1

Livina "Vinie" "Viney" Gardner b. June 1, 1868, d. April 3, 1900
Marriage*George William Gray married Livina "Vinie" "Viney" Gardner circa 1884 at Indian Territory (Oklahoma).6,5 
Children

Family 2

Mary Elizabeth McCarty b. April 26, 1872, d. October 29, 1932
Marriage*George William Gray married Mary Elizabeth McCarty on July 18, 1900 at Carter Co., Indian Territory (Oklahoma).2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  2. [S5972] Unknown compiler, Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995.
  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. [S7318] Dripping Springs Cemetery, Garvin Co., OK, online www.findagrave.com/.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3952] Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982.
  11. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

William L. Gray1,2

M, b. February 26, 1859, d. February 27, 1895
FatherWilliam Riley Gray3,1 b. July 28, 1830, d. December 8, 1915
MotherElizabeth Prillaman3,1 b. January 31, 1827, d. 1880
     William L. Gray was buried at Dripping Springs Cemetery, Pernell, Garvin Co., Oklahoma.2 He was born on February 26, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He died on February 27, 1895 at Indian Territory at age 36.2

Census Records

1860Dwelling 574, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1870Dwelling 34, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S7318] Dripping Springs Cemetery, Garvin Co., OK, online www.findagrave.com/.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Virginia Catherine Gray1

F, b. November, 1861
FatherWilliam Riley Gray1 b. July 28, 1830, d. December 8, 1915
MotherElizabeth Prillaman1 b. January 31, 1827, d. 1880
     Her married name was Munn.2 Virginia Catherine Gray married Thomas Munn.2 Virginia Catherine Gray was born in November, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of circa 1886,her married name was Hunt.2 She married Charles E. Hunt circa 1886 at Indian Territory.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 34, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 128, District 104, Coalgate, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory2
1910Dwelling 3, District 75, Ward 1, Coalgate, Coal Co., Oklahoma3
1920Dwelling 189, District 100, Council Grove, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma4
1930Dwelling 272, District 43, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma5

Family 1

Thomas Munn
Marriage*Virginia Catherine Gray married Thomas Munn.2 
Children

Family 2

Charles E. Hunt b. April, 1850, d. January 12, 1929
Marriage*Virginia Catherine Gray married Charles E. Hunt circa 1886 at Indian Territory.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  7. [S7393] Coalgate Cemetery, Coal Co., OK, online www.findagrave.com/.

Charity Gray1,2

F, b. June 7, 1863, d. February 10, 1952
FatherWilliam Riley Gray1 b. July 28, 1830, d. December 8, 1915
MotherElizabeth Prillaman1 b. January 31, 1827, d. 1880
     Her married name was Branigan.2 Charity Gray was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., Oklahoma.2 She was born on June 7, 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 As of 1880,her married name was Hartigan.4 She married James Hartigan in 1880.4 As of circa 1896,her married name was Jones.3 Charity Gray married Frank B. Jones circa 1896.2,3 Charity Gray died on February 10, 1952 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma, at age 88.2,4 She Mrs. Charity Jones, 88 year-old state pioneer, died Sunday in her home, 1312 NE 14. She had been in ill health several weeks. A native of Virginia, she came to Indian Territory from Texas in 1878. In 1880 she married the late James Hartigan, then a U.S. calvary officer station in Fort Sill. After his death, she move to Pauls Valley in 1893 and lived there until coming here several years ago. She was the last surviving charter member of First baptist church in Pauls Valley. Surviving are on daughter, Mrs. T. O. Tinsley, 1312 NE 14; two sons, James J. Hartigan, Gainesville, Mo., and J. Branigan, Phoenix, Ariz., a brother, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Service are pending at Watts funeral home. on February 11, 1952.4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 34, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 106, District 135, Pauls Valley, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory3
1910Dwelling 3, District 81, Ward 3, Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., Oklahoma5
1920Dwelling 113, District 34, Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., Oklahoma6
1930Dwelling 183, District 16, Pauls Valley, Garvin Co., Oklahoma7

Family 1

James Hartigan d. circa 1891
Marriage*Charity Gray married James Hartigan in 1880.4 
Children

Family 2

Child

Family 3

Frank B. Jones b. January, 1853, d. May 21, 1932
Marriage*Charity Gray married Frank B. Jones circa 1896.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S7383] Mount Olivet Cemetery, Garvin Co., OK, online www.findagrave.com/.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2708] Oklahoman, The, From the Charity Jones obituary in the Feb 11, 1952 edition.
  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. [S6383] Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1966, online https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Records/Archives/ArchivesMvc/
  9. [S3132] Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma Co., OK, online http://www.findagrave.com

George F. Gray1,2

M, b. July 11, 1861
FatherJames R. Gray1,2 b. September 19, 1832, d. October 25, 1919
MotherAnn Eliza Kelley1,2 b. June 10, 1825, d. March 30, 1897
     George F. Gray was born on July 11, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 22, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1880Dwelling 224, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Occupation

1880Farm laborer2

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

James Moses Gray1,2,3,4

M, b. October, 1866, d. July 18, 1936
FatherJames R. Gray1,3,4,5,6 b. September 19, 1832, d. October 25, 1919
MotherAnn Eliza Kelley1,3,4,5,6 b. June 10, 1825, d. March 30, 1897
     James Moses Gray was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.6 He was born in October, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,5 He married Alcora Catherine "Cora" Cannaday, daughter of John Andrew Cannaday and Susan M. Thurman, on September 29, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 James Moses Gray died on July 18, 1936 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 69.6

Census Records

1870Dwelling 22, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 224, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 4, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 171, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1920Farmer9
1930Farmer10

Family

Alcora Catherine "Cora" Cannaday b. circa 1867
Marriage*James Moses Gray married Alcora Catherine "Cora" Cannaday, daughter of John Andrew Cannaday and Susan M. Thurman, on September 29, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  6. [S1696] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 17, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Feb 11, 1933 - Oct 26, 1936.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Walter Clifford Gray death certificate.
  12. [S3592] Rocky Mount Evening Telegram, From the Walter C. Gray obituary in the Aug 1, 1963 edition.

Cary Lewis Gray1

M, b. May 12, 1869
FatherJames R. Gray1,2,3,4 b. September 19, 1832, d. October 25, 1919
MotherAnn Eliza Kelley1,2,3,4 b. June 10, 1825, d. March 30, 1897
     Cary Lewis Gray was born on May 12, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 He married Annie Laura Cannaday, daughter of John Andrew Cannaday and Susan M. Thurman, on January 3, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 22, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 224, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 121, District 139, Highland Ward, Roanoke, Virginia5
1930Dwelling 267, District 23, Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee6
1940Dwelling 262, District 119-8, Roanoke, Virginia7

Occupation

1910Steam railway conductor5
1930Steam railway conductor6

Family

Annie Laura Cannaday b. circa 1872
Marriage*Cary Lewis Gray married Annie Laura Cannaday, daughter of John Andrew Cannaday and Susan M. Thurman, on January 3, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  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.
  8. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the James Forest Gray death certificate.

Alcora Catherine "Cora" Cannaday1,2

F, b. circa 1867
FatherJohn Andrew Cannaday1,3,4 b. September 13, 1844, d. April 13, 1933
MotherSusan M. Thurman1,3,4 b. August 20, 1842, d. June 13, 1917
     Alcora Catherine "Cora" Cannaday was born circa 1867 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,3 She married James Moses Gray, son of James R. Gray and Ann Eliza Kelley, on September 29, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of September 29, 1885,her married name was Gray.

Census Records

1870Dwelling 328, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 269, District 105, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 4, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 171, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 262, District 119-8, Roanoke, Virginia8

Family

James Moses Gray b. October, 1866, d. July 18, 1936
Marriage*Alcora Catherine "Cora" Cannaday married James Moses Gray, son of James R. Gray and Ann Eliza Kelley, on September 29, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Walter Clifford Gray death certificate.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S3592] Rocky Mount Evening Telegram, From the Walter C. Gray obituary in the Aug 1, 1963 edition.

Alvie A. Radford1

M, b. September 12, 1924, d. May 19, 2007
FatherWilton Radford2 b. circa 1895
MotherNannie James2 b. circa 1892
     Alvie A. Radford was buried at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland.1 He was born on September 12, 1924 at Stokesburg, West Virginia.3,1 He married Hazel Ora Agil Kelley, daughter of Rufus Nathan Kelley and Armintie Lee "Minnie" Yopp, on June 28, 1943 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Alvie A. Radford died on May 19, 2007 at Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, at age 82.1,3 He DENVER, Pa. - Alvie A. Radford Sr., 82, of 2015 N. Reading Road, and formerly of Dixie Drive in Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital. Born in Stokesburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles W. and Nannie James Radford. His wife, Hazel M. Kelley Radford, died in 2001. He was a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 1983. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion in Hagerstown. He is survived by one son, Alvie Radford Jr. of Stevens, Pa; two sisters, Bonnie Thompson of Floyd County, Va., and Elsie Eyers of West Virginia; one brother, James Radford of Floyd County; one aunt; and three grandchildren. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. Arrangements are by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, Pa.
on May 20, 2007.1

Family

Hazel Ora Agil Kelley b. July 5, 1919, d. May 24, 2001
Marriage*He married Hazel Ora Agil Kelley, daughter of Rufus Nathan Kelley and Armintie Lee "Minnie" Yopp, on June 28, 1943 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Children
  • Sheldon Kelley Radford4
  • Alvie A. Radford Jr.1

Citations

  1. [S907] Herald-Mail, From the Alvie A. Radford, Sr. obituary in the May 20, 2007 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.

Elizabeth H. Terry1

F, b. February 24, 1805, d. January 5, 1880
     Elizabeth H. Terry was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on February 24, 1805 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of circa 1825,her married name was Gray. She married Joseph Howard "Joe" Gray Jr., son of Joseph Howard Gray Sr. and Anna "Annie" Custer, circa 1825.1 Elizabeth H. Terry died on January 5, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 74.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 63, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1860Dwelling 478, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1870Dwelling 138, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Joseph Howard "Joe" Gray Jr. b. October 1, 1803, d. August 7, 1870
Marriage*Elizabeth H. Terry married Joseph Howard "Joe" Gray Jr., son of Joseph Howard Gray Sr. and Anna "Annie" Custer, circa 1825.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  6. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Walter Clifford Gray1,2,3

M, b. August 9, 1889, d. July 31, 1963
FatherJames Moses Gray3,4 b. October, 1866, d. July 18, 1936
MotherAlcora Catherine "Cora" Cannaday3,4 b. circa 1867
     Walter Clifford Gray was buried at Pine View Cemetery, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., North Carolina.3,4 He was born on August 9, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Aug 9, 1890.2,3 He married Allie Mae Perkins circa 1899.5,6,3,7 Walter Clifford Gray died on July 31, 1963 at Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, at age 73.3,4 He Walter C. Gray, 73, died Wednesday evening after a period of declining health. He was a native of Franklin County, Va., and son of the late James M. and Cora C. Gray. Gray was a member of James E. Winstead Sunday school class of Clark Street Methodist Church and the Retired Men's Club. He was a retired sheet metal worker with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Allie Mae Gray of the home; a son, James Lawrence Gray of Virginia Beach, Va; a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Anderson of Scotland Neck; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Clark Street Methodist Church. The Rev. William S. Davenport, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery. The body will remain at Gay-Yost funeral home until 2:30 p.m. at which time it will be taken to the church to lie in state until service time. on August 1, 1963.4

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 156, District 114, Highland Ward, Roanoke, Virginia5
1920Dwelling 155, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia8
1930Dwelling 75, District 30, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., North Carolina9
1940Dwelling 39, District 33-36B, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., North Carolina10

Occupation

1910Railroad air inspector5
1920Railroad pipe fitter8
1930Railroad pipe fitter9
1940Railroad pipe fitter10

Family

Allie Mae Perkins b. March 4, 1884, d. August 21, 1963
Marriage*Walter Clifford Gray married Allie Mae Perkins circa 1899.5,6,3,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Walter Clifford Gray death certificate.
  4. [S3592] Rocky Mount Evening Telegram, From the Walter C. Gray obituary in the Aug 1, 1963 edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Allie Mae Perkins Gray death certificate.
  7. [S3592] Rocky Mount Evening Telegram, From the Allie Mae Gray obituary in the Aug 21, 1963 edition.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Annie Laura Cannaday1

F, b. circa 1872
FatherJohn Andrew Cannaday1,2 b. September 13, 1844, d. April 13, 1933
MotherSusan M. Thurman1,2 b. August 20, 1842, d. June 13, 1917
     Annie Laura Cannaday was born circa 1872 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 She married Cary Lewis Gray, son of James R. Gray and Ann Eliza Kelley, on January 3, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 3, 1889,her married name was Gray.

Census Records

1880Dwelling 269, District 105, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 121, District 139, Highland Ward, Roanoke, Virginia3
1930Dwelling 267, District 23, Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee4
1940Dwelling 262, District 119-8, Roanoke, Virginia5

Family

Cary Lewis Gray b. May 12, 1869
Marriage*Annie Laura Cannaday married Cary Lewis Gray, son of James R. Gray and Ann Eliza Kelley, on January 3, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the James Forest Gray death certificate.

Margaret E. Gray1,2,3

F, b. December 1, 1868, d. April 27, 1908
FatherHarvey Gray1,4,2,3 b. May 6, 1842, d. March 8, 1927
MotherNancy Elizabeth Moore1,4,2,3 b. June 21, 1847, d. April 2, 1922
     Margaret E. Gray was born on December 1, 1868 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 As of circa 1893,her married name was Eads.5,6 She married Edward Eads circa 1893.5,6 Margaret E. Gray died on April 27, 1908 at age 39.5

Census Records

1870Dwelling 249, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 24, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1900Dwelling 255, District 76, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Family

Edward Eads b. June 3, 1872, d. June 29, 1922
Marriage*Margaret E. Gray married Edward Eads circa 1893.5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S59] Edited by Henry Hopkins Transcribed by Beverly Merritt, Franklin County, Birth Records 1853 - 1870.
  2. [S984] Beverly Merritt, Birth Records of Franklin County, Virginia 1860 - 1879.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S669] Tom Back (e-mail address), Noah B. Moore Descendants in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Jan 8, 2005.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2050] Post-Herald, From the Roy E. Eades obituary in the Sep 14, 1950 edition.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Martha Ann Gray1,2

F, b. February 6, 1870, d. January 26, 1882
FatherHarvey Gray1,3,2 b. May 6, 1842, d. March 8, 1927
MotherNancy Elizabeth Moore1,3,2 b. June 21, 1847, d. April 2, 1922
     Martha Ann Gray was born on February 6, 1870 at Virginia.1 She died on January 26, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 11.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 249, Franklin Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 24, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S669] Tom Back (e-mail address), Noah B. Moore Descendants in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Jan 8, 2005.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

Unknown Male Gray

M, b. December, 1877
FatherHarvey Gray1 b. May 6, 1842, d. March 8, 1927
MotherNancy Elizabeth Moore1 b. June 21, 1847, d. April 2, 1922
     Unknown Male Gray was born in December, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.

Eliza Jane Gray1,2

F, b. February 7, 1877, d. January 16, 1882
FatherHarvey Gray1,2 b. May 6, 1842, d. March 8, 1927
MotherNancy Elizabeth Moore1,2 b. June 21, 1847, d. April 2, 1922
     Eliza Jane Gray was born on February 7, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died on January 16, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 4.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 24, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S669] Tom Back (e-mail address), Noah B. Moore Descendants in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Jan 8, 2005.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Samuel Lee Moran1,2,3,4

M, b. February 22, 1877, d. February 28, 1960
FatherGeorge Moran3
MotherElizabeth Hancock3 b. 1848, d. October 25, 1913
     Samuel Lee Moran was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on February 22, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Feb 22, 1878.1,3,4 He married Lillie C. Poage on February 27, 1896.5 Samuel Lee Moran married Ethel A. Clower, daughter of Joseph A. Clower and Letitia "Tishie" Hale, on October 10, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,2 Samuel Lee Moran died on February 28, 1960 at age 83.1

Family 1

Lillie C. Poage b. February, 1881, d. October 8, 1904
Marriage*He married Lillie C. Poage on February 27, 1896.5 
Child

Family 2

Ethel A. Clower b. February 20, 1888, d. August 14, 1959
Marriage*Samuel Lee Moran married Ethel A. Clower, daughter of Joseph A. Clower and Letitia "Tishie" Hale, on October 10, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,2 

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ethel Clower Moran obitutary in the Aug 15, 1959 edition.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S1398] Clyde Maxey, Lick Ridge Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Ethel Clower Moran.

Osburn Wilson Gray1,2,3

M, b. December, 1833, d. June 12, 1902
FatherJames Hampton Gray2,4,5,6 b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
MotherRhoda Ella Wilson2,4,5,6 b. 1809, d. March, 1872
     Osburn Wilson Gray was buried at Smithers Cemetery, Smithers, Fayette Co., West Virginia.7 He was born in December, 1833 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2,4 He married Rebecca Otey, daughter of Samuel Otey and Jane Elliott, on September 6, 1855 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Osburn Wilson Gray married Lucy Ann Pendleton/Custer, daughter of Eliza Pendleton, on September 18, 1860 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4 Osburn Wilson Gray married Eliza Jane Willis, daughter of James Willis and Sarah Unknown, on September 11, 1870 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,9 Osburn Wilson Gray died on June 12, 1902 at Fayette Co., West Virginia, at age 68.7

Census Records

1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1860Dwelling 572, Floyd Co., VirginiaOsburn and his daughter were enumerated in the houshold of his father James Hampton Gray6
1870Dwelling 138, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia10
1880Dwelling 178, District 107, Summersville, Nicholas Co., West Virginia11
1900Dwelling 171, District 11, Fayette Co., West Virginia8

Occupation

1852Floyd Co., VirginiaAppointed postmaster at Simpsons Post Office. Served until Dec 14, 1853.1
1860Farm hand6
1870Farm laborer10
1880Farmer11
1900Day laborer8

Family 1

Rebecca Otey b. circa 1836, d. July 8, 1858
Marriage*Osburn Wilson Gray married Rebecca Otey, daughter of Samuel Otey and Jane Elliott, on September 6, 1855 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Family 2

Lucy Ann Pendleton/Custer b. circa 1838
Marriage*Osburn Wilson Gray married Lucy Ann Pendleton/Custer, daughter of Eliza Pendleton, on September 18, 1860 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Family 3

Eliza Jane Willis b. October, 1843
Marriage*Osburn Wilson Gray married Eliza Jane Willis, daughter of James Willis and Sarah Unknown, on September 11, 1870 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From an article about the appointments of Simpsons Postmasters in the Aug 16, 1979 edtion.
  2. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S4035] Stephen Rigg's Tree of Many Branches, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5267890/person/-1477894885
  4. [S67] Beverly Merritt, Marriage Records of Franklin County, Virginia 1853 - 1875.
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S4403] Smithers Cemetery, Fayette Co. WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Martha Olive Clifford death certificate.
  10. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  14. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  15. [S59] Edited by Henry Hopkins Transcribed by Beverly Merritt, Franklin County, Birth Records 1853 - 1870.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Mary Gray Rigg death certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the James Henry Gray death certificate.
  18. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Louisa Dickinson death certificate.
  19. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bessie Johnson death certificate.
  20. [S921] Larry G. Shuck, Fayette Co. WV Marriages 1832-1853 and 1865-1903.
  21. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the William Gray death certificate.
  22. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  23. [S2878] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969.
  24. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Milton Gray death record.
  25. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Herbert Gray birth record.
  26. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Herbert Gray death certificate.

Eliza A. Gray1,2

F, b. March 30, 1836, d. May 28, 1878
FatherJames Hampton Gray2,1 b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
MotherRhoda Ella Wilson1,2 b. 1809, d. March, 1872
     Eliza A. Gray was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; Her tombstone reads "Affliction sore for years I bore, Physicians were in vain, At length God pleased to give me ease, And freed me from my pain."3 She was born on March 30, 1836 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She married Joseph Thornton Jett on June 6, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of June 6, 1856,her married name was Jett. Eliza A. Gray died on May 28, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 42; Died of consumption.3,4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1860Dwelling 444, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 460, Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Joseph Thornton Jett b. December 12, 1835, d. April 17, 1898
Marriage*Eliza A. Gray married Joseph Thornton Jett on June 6, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  4. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  5. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Oclara Gray1

F, b. circa 1838
FatherJames Hampton Gray1 b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
MotherRhoda Ella Wilson1 b. 1809, d. March, 1872
     Oclara Gray was born circa 1838 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.

Rhoda Ella Wilson1

F, b. 1809, d. March, 1872
FatherPeter Wilson2,3 b. 1776
MotherRhoda "Chloe" Hathaway b. circa 1774, d. before 1840
     Rhoda Ella Wilson was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born in 1809 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,5 She married James Hampton Gray, son of Joseph Howard Gray Sr. and Anna "Annie" Custer, on November 6, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,1 As of November 6, 1830,her married name was Gray. Rhoda Ella Wilson died in March, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1860Dwelling 572, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1870Dwelling 162, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son James7

Family

James Hampton Gray b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
Marriage*Rhoda Ella Wilson married James Hampton Gray, son of Joseph Howard Gray Sr. and Anna "Annie" Custer, on November 6, 1830 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  2. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  3. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S67] Beverly Merritt, Marriage Records of Franklin County, Virginia 1853 - 1875.
  10. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.

James Matthew Gray1,2

M, b. May 1, 1840, d. September 24, 1889
FatherJames Hampton Gray2,3,4 b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
MotherRhoda Ella Wilson2,3,4 b. 1809, d. March, 1872
     James Matthew Gray was born on May 1, 1840 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester, daughter of Abner Lester and Mary Ann Helms, on September 25, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia. James Matthew Gray died on September 24, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 49.5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1860Dwelling 572, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1870Dwelling 162, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 491, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1860Carpenter4
1870Cabinet maker6
1880Cabinet maker7

Family

Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester b. 1841, d. November 20, 1903
Marriage*James Matthew Gray married Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester, daughter of Abner Lester and Mary Ann Helms, on September 25, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1016] Essie Fae Lester and Jim Lester (e-mail address), "Lester Family History."
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  10. [S4035] Stephen Rigg's Tree of Many Branches, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5267890/person/-1477894885

Joseph Montgomery Gray1,2

M, b. May 16, 1842, d. April 22, 1909
FatherJames Hampton Gray3,1,4 b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
MotherRhoda Ella Wilson1,3,4 b. 1809, d. March, 1872
     Joseph Montgomery Gray was born on May 16, 1842 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Sarah Elizabeth Walton, daughter of Doctor Lee M. Walton and Serena Louvina Law, on June 11, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Joseph Montgomery Gray died on April 22, 1909 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 66.5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1860Dwelling 572, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1870Dwelling 226, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 100, District 50, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 197, District 69, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1870Farmer6
1880Farmer7
1900Farmer8

Family

Sarah Elizabeth Walton b. April 11, 1840, d. January 2, 1902
Marriage*Joseph Montgomery Gray married Sarah Elizabeth Walton, daughter of Doctor Lee M. Walton and Serena Louvina Law, on June 11, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1124] Foster & Wright Lines of West Virginia, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=zoodoo1&id=I1085
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Mrs. Joseph M. Gray obituary in an unknown edition.
  10. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S4706] News-Leader, From the Belfrad Hampton Gray obituary in the Sep 30, 1959 edition.