George W. Spangler1,2

M, b. May 16, 1840, d. March 7, 1900
FatherDavid Palmer Spangler1 b. September 16, 1801, d. April 22, 1856
MotherPermelia "Amelia" Boothe1 b. April 22, 1817, d. January 10, 1889
     George W. Spangler was buried at Willis Churches Cemetery (also known as Keith Cemetery), Rt. 221 at Rt. 764, Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on May 16, 1840 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Catherine F. Bower, daughter of Lewis Bower and Nancy Bowman, on April 18, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 George W. Spangler died on March 7, 1900 at age 59.1,2

Census Records

1890Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Catherine F. Bower b. February 25, 1842, d. March 29, 1925
Marriage*George W. Spangler married Catherine F. Bower, daughter of Lewis Bower and Nancy Bowman, on April 18, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  2. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Catherine F. Bower1,2

F, b. February 25, 1842, d. March 29, 1925
FatherLewis Bower b. September 25, 1819, d. June 20, 1904
MotherNancy Bowman b. May 3, 1817, d. January 28, 1908
     Catherine F. Bower was buried at Willis Churches Cemetery (also known as Keith Cemetery), Rt. 221 at Rt. 764, Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on February 25, 1842 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married George W. Spangler, son of David Palmer Spangler and Permelia "Amelia" Boothe, on April 18, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 As of April 18, 1861,her married name was Spangler. Catherine F. Bower died on March 29, 1925 at age 83.1,2

Census Records

1890Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

George W. Spangler b. May 16, 1840, d. March 7, 1900
Marriage*Catherine F. Bower married George W. Spangler, son of David Palmer Spangler and Permelia "Amelia" Boothe, on April 18, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  2. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Mary Alice Spangler1,2

F, b. March 20, 1866, d. February 25, 1935
FatherGeorge W. Spangler3,1 b. May 16, 1840, d. March 7, 1900
MotherCatherine F. Bower3,1 b. February 25, 1842, d. March 29, 1925
     Mary Alice Spangler was born on March 20, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The Floyd Co. Cemetery book has a birth date of Mar 20, 1868.3,1,4 She married George Washington Hill on September 29, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 As of September 29, 1887,her married name was Hill. Mary Alice Spangler died on February 25, 1935 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 68.2

Census Records

1890Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

George Washington Hill b. August 5, 1862, d. September 19, 1939
Marriage*Mary Alice Spangler married George Washington Hill on September 29, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  2. [S1497] Ancestors of John Harman Webb, online http://www.virginiamountains.com/genealogy/
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

George Washington Hill1,2,3

M, b. August 5, 1862, d. September 19, 1939
     George Washington Hill was buried at Willis Churches Cemetery (also known as Keith Cemetery), Rt. 221 at Rt. 764, Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on August 5, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3 He married Mary Alice Spangler, daughter of George W. Spangler and Catherine F. Bower, on September 29, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 George Washington Hill died on September 19, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 77.4,2,3

Census Records

1890Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1887Farmer1

Family

Mary Alice Spangler b. March 20, 1866, d. February 25, 1935
Marriage*George Washington Hill married Mary Alice Spangler, daughter of George W. Spangler and Catherine F. Bower, on September 29, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  3. [S1497] Ancestors of John Harman Webb, online http://www.virginiamountains.com/genealogy/
  4. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Noah William "Will" Shorter1,2,3,4

M, b. October 1, 1880, d. May 29, 1957
     Noah William "Will" Shorter was buried at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia.4 He was born on October 1, 1880 at Roanoke, Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of Oct 18, 1880 in Copper Hill, Floyd Co., VA.1,2,4 He married Luella Gains Wilson, daughter of James William Wilson and Emma Odell Conner, on June 30, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Noah William "Will" Shorter died on May 29, 1957 at Oak Hill, Fayette Co., West Virginia, at age 76.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 41, District 20, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia5
1930Dwelling 769, District 14, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia3
1940Dwelling 45, District 10-20, Fayetteville, Fayette Co., West Virginia6

Occupation

1920Coal miner5
1930Coal miner3

Family

Luella Gains Wilson b. September 13, 1890, d. November 18, 1963
Marriage*Noah William "Will" Shorter married Luella Gains Wilson, daughter of James William Wilson and Emma Odell Conner, on June 30, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Noah William Shorter death certificate.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2049] Beckley Raleigh Register, From the Mrs. N. W. Shorter obituary in the Nov 19, 1963 edition.
  8. [S1399] Charlotte Observer, From the William L. Shorter obituary in the Sep 14, 1998 edition.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Roy Woodful Poff1,2

M, b. October 21, 1902, d. March 14, 1971
FatherCharles William "Charlie" Poff1,3,4,2 b. February 24, 1873, d. June 28, 1941
MotherLausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge1,3,4,2 b. February 18, 1882, d. June 11, 1963
     His Social Security Number was 225-14-9773.5 Roy Woodful Poff was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,2 He was born on October 21, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,2 He died on March 14, 1971 at Radford, Virginia, at age 68.7,2 He FLOYD -- Roy W. Poff, 68, of Floyd, died Sunday, March 14, 1971, in a Radford hospital. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. B. C. Alderman, Floyd, Mrs. E. E. Graham, Christiansburg, Mrs. Beulah Hyatt, Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Robert Ries, St. Paul, Minn; a brother, Shirley Poff, New York, N.Y. The funeral was Wednesday, March 17, 1971, at 2 p.m. at the Huffville Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wood Funeral Home handled arrangements. on March 18, 1971.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 54, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 102, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 667, District 22, Roanoke, VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his uncle Posey Poff4
1930Dwelling 47, District 711, Manhattan, New York Co., New York8
1940Dwelling 112, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1920Driver4
1930Railroad watchman8
1940Furniture salesman9

Citations

  1. [S38] Ronnie Neal Graham, "Descendants of William J. Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 13, 2003.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Roy W. Poff obituary in the Mar 18, 1971 edition.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Jacob "Jake" Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. October 31, 1826, d. August 26, 1896
FatherJacob Conner1 b. February 10, 1781, d. April 26, 1870
MotherBarbara Furrow1 b. February 12, 1785, d. May 14, 1863
     Jacob "Jake" Conner was buried at Cove Cemetery, Cove, Union Co., Oregon.1 He was born on October 31, 1826 at Stillwater Creek, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio.5,1,3 He married Judy Shaffle on February 26, 1852 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.5,1,3 Jacob "Jake" Conner married Manerva Elizabeth "Neva" May on March 27, 1864 at Baker Co., Oregon.4 Jacob "Jake" Conner I was born in Ohio on a stream called Stillwater, in the year 1826, on the 31st of October. My father moved to Indiana in 1827 and settled in Layfette (Fayette Co.??). Then we moved upon the middle fork of Wildcat in the eastern part of Tippecanoe County, in 1843 we moved to Iowa and settled in Keokuk, County. We lived there until 1848. Then I went back to Larrihut, Indiana. In the spring of 1851 I went down on a flat boat to New Orleans, then up the Mississippi to Burlington, Iowa. From there I walked home, 75 miles in three days. I stayed with my father until I got married. That was on the 26th day of February 1852. I married Judy Shaffle. We started across the plains in March with one yoke of oxen and one yoke of cows and a little wagon. We got to the Dalles on the 20th of October, 1852. There I hired an Indian to take us down the Cascade where we packed our things to the boat landing, a distance of eleven miles, and got on James Stevens Flatboat. He took us to Portland. We got here on the 30th of October. It rained continually. I struck camp on second street, called Washington Street, in the timber. I lived there until I moved to the Slough - Louis Love's place. I logged two years then I moved to Portland. I lived there until my wife died in the year 1859. Then I went to Jacksonville, southern Oregon. I spent one summer there in the mines, then I spent two years in Ora, Fino and Salmon river. In the fall of 1862 I settled in Grande Valley, in the Cove, before there was a house built there. I have lived there ever since. I married Neva E. May in 1864. She died in 1876. I have two children by my first wife and three by my last wife that are living and six are dead. My ups and downs have been many. I went out of this valley to see the first railroad in this country. It was at the Dalles. I had a yoke of cattle and offered to trade my yoke of cattle to the train men for their entire train, even. I came home to the Cove and started back to Iowa on the stage. When I got to Caldwell, Idaho, I took the cars. I was gone about two months. I have been on the frontier all my life and I thought I would go and see my kin folks. I had been gone about 33 years. They did not know me when I met them. While I was there, they got to calling me "Uncle Jake". I still go by that name. Here I have two hundred acres of lands, all but forty acres in cultivation. I have a good orchard, three thousand pounds of winter apples in my seller waiting for spring market. On July 8th 1861 I started with two men across the Cascade mountains. We traveled through snow four feet deep and made our way to Ora Fina mines in Idaho. I worked for Owen Barten in the mines until the Salmon River Excitement broke out. A man by the name Lon Simmons wanted to go with us. I bought a pony, paid $75 for him. Lon bought the grub and we packed the pony and started out on Doc Leatherman's trail. We overtook him that night. He was asleep and we took him up. Next morning we got in with him to pack his horses. Bridger, his partner, had gone ahead and got lost, but he followed our trail and followed up. One hundred and fifty men were trying to see who would get there first. The third day we got there. I went to work prospecting. For two weeks it snowed so much that I sold my horse and saddle for $16 for Lon Simmons to go out on. I stayed there until December. The snow was three feet deep. John Parker, Ben Kilburn and myself started out and a man of the name of Boneparte came to us with a sack of gold that weighed twelve pounds and said he wanted to go with us to Lewiston, Idaho, but at State Creek he got a horse and went on. We walked for five days without anything to eat until we got to Lewiston, Idaho. We carried John Parker in on his knees, having given out going down Craige Mountain so that he could not walk. We got in about 10 O'clock in the night. I went to the fort and got three feet of Bologna, one sack of cracker, a piece of cheese and one package of coffee and we went to eating. When the first bell rang in the morning, we got our breakfast and paid three dollars for it. We laid a supply of cheese and crackers and sausages and hired a man by the name of Snapping Andy to take us to Wallulla in Hudson by canoe. Eighteen men paid five dollars a piece at Wallulla we got on a stem (steam?) boat and started for Celilo. We landed thereafter night. The stages were all full so we had to walk sixteen miles after night to the Dalles. We took the boat the next morning for Portland. I wintered at Portland that winter. In the spring of 1862 I started for Salmon River in company of Adam Macktime. We had three horses packed and one to ride. We went on a steamer to the Dalles and took the train to Walla Walla thence to Lewiston, Idaho, then to Florence. We got to the mountain, going down to the head of Slate Creek. The snow was ten feet deep but we got safely into Florence. I traded horses and grub for a claim. It did not pay. I sold it and went to Elk City, where I worked one month. Five men wanted me to go to Warren's diggings. We got lost southwest of Buffalo Hump, but struck a trail which took us to Florence. Then I thought I would go home. I went to Lewiston the next morning. They had three men hung on a pole back of the jail. I started to Walla Walla, Washington. Two men there wanted me to go to Auburn, Oregon. I got there and took a contract to winter 60 head of oxen for Dolph and Downs. I was to bring them to Grande Ronde valley to winter. I wintered them in Cove. There was how I came to settle in Cove. Say, Mr. Editor. I am not a pioneer and never will be until they move the graves out of old man Albertson's corral and street where my pioneer friends of 1852 were buried in old LaGrande. I have taken the scout, and enjoyed reading it, ever since it first started. Yours Truly, Jacob Conner (Copied from B. J. Conner's book, pages 203 and 204.) According to the second paragraph above, Jacob had a total of 11 children. Only nine are listed here. in August, 1896.3 He died on August 26, 1896 at Cove, Union Co., Oregon, at age 69; Killed when he was either kicked or thrown by a horse.1

Census Records

1860Dwelling 255, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon6
1870Dwelling 568, Cove, Union Co., Oregon7
1880Dwelling 27, District 117, Cove, Union Co., Oregon2

Occupation

1860Teamster6
1870Farmer7
1880Farmer2

Family 1

Judy Shaffle b. April 7, 1825, d. March 1, 1859
Marriage*Jacob "Jake" Conner married Judy Shaffle on February 26, 1852 at Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.5,1,3 
Children

Family 2

Manerva Elizabeth "Neva" May b. May 26, 1845, d. January 30, 1876
Marriage*Jacob "Jake" Conner married Manerva Elizabeth "Neva" May on March 27, 1864 at Baker Co., Oregon.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S517] The Scout, Cove, Union Co., Oregon, Jacob Conner sent this narrative to the Cove Oregon newspaper "The Scout" for their "Pioneer" edition a few weeks before his death.
  4. [S499] Western States Marriage Record Index, online http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/fhc/gbsearch.htm
  5. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Joyce S. Givens, 4216 NW Pershall Way, Redmond OR 97756.
  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. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Alice Victoria "Allie" Collins1,2,3

F, b. circa April, 1870, d. June 15, 1937
FatherJames Matthew "Mat" Collins4,5,6,1,2,3 b. May, 1840
MotherSarah Ann/Annie Conner4,5,6,1,2,3 b. April 22, 1850, d. November 29, 1914
     Alice Victoria "Allie" Collins was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,3 She was born circa April, 1870 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; The Floyd Co. Birth Index has a birth date of Nov 22, 1870 and Nov 22, 1871, but this is impossible because she was emunerated as a five month old infant in the 1870 Census. Her death certificate has Dec 23, 1870.4,6,3 She married Andrew Merritt Hall, son of Jesse W. Hall and Emmoline V. "Emma" Showalter, on November 24, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,2 As of November 24, 1892,her married name was Hall. Alice Victoria "Allie" Collins died on June 15, 1937 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 149, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 343, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 102, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 178, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 27, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 177, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Family

Andrew Merritt Hall b. April, 1870, d. 1930
Marriage*Alice Victoria "Allie" Collins married Andrew Merritt Hall, son of Jesse W. Hall and Emmoline V. "Emma" Showalter, on November 24, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  7. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  8. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S2860] Hall and McNeil Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=2141423&GRid=10821264&CRid=2141423&
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.