John Joshua Sweeney1

M, b. November 30, 1861, d. June 5, 1951
FatherBenjamin Sweeney/Swinney1 b. November 23, 1832, d. August 8, 1882
MotherCatherine "Fanny" Underwood1 b. March 30, 1832, d. March 18, 1922
     John Joshua Sweeney was born on November 30, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth Sweeney, daughter of Samuel L. Sweeney and Margaret Thomas, on January 16, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 John Joshua Sweeney died on June 5, 1951 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 89.

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Elizabeth Sweeney b. September 15, 1861, d. March 18, 1933
Marriage*John Joshua Sweeney married Elizabeth Sweeney, daughter of Samuel L. Sweeney and Margaret Thomas, on January 16, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Elizabeth Sweeney1

F, b. September 15, 1861, d. March 18, 1933
FatherSamuel L. Sweeney1 b. June 4, 1828, d. May 28, 1906
MotherMargaret Thomas1 b. February 27, 1837, d. October 18, 1894
     Elizabeth Sweeney was born on September 15, 1861 at Floyd Co., Virginia. She married John Joshua Sweeney, son of Benjamin Sweeney/Swinney and Catherine "Fanny" Underwood, on January 16, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Elizabeth Sweeney died on March 18, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 71.

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

John Joshua Sweeney b. November 30, 1861, d. June 5, 1951
Marriage*Elizabeth Sweeney married John Joshua Sweeney, son of Benjamin Sweeney/Swinney and Catherine "Fanny" Underwood, on January 16, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Roger Ward Shortt1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. May 21, 1950, d. May 27, 1971
FatherRoger Shortt1,7,3,4,6 b. January 7, 1925, d. May 13, 2019
MotherMargie Weda Sweeney1,7,3,4,6
     Roger Ward Shortt was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6 He was born on May 21, 1950 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,3,5,6 He married Brenda Gail Alley on August 2, 1969 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,6 Roger Ward Shortt died on May 27, 1971 at Appomattox Co., Virginia, at age 21; Died in an auto accident.2,6

Family

Brenda Gail Alley
Marriage*He married Brenda Gail Alley on August 2, 1969 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,6 

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  3. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roger Shortt obituary in the May 15, 2019 edition.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney obituary in the Jun 29, 2001 edition.

Mark Daren Sweeney1,2,3

M, b. September 2, 1960, d. July 7, 1974
FatherOscar Roy Sweeney Jr.4,2,3 b. October 2, 1927, d. November 2, 2012
MotherMary Nell Gardner2,3
     Mark Daren Sweeney was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on September 2, 1960.1,2 He died on July 7, 1974 at Charlottesville, Virginia, at age 13.1,2,3 He Mark Daren Sweeney, 13, of Christiansburg, died Sunday in the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar R. Sweeney, Jr; one brother, Phillip D. Sweeney, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Surratt, Riner, and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar R. Sweeney, of Floyd. The funeral was today from Auburn Baptist Church with burial in Sunset Cemetery. on July 9, 1974.3

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Mark Daren Sweeney obituary in the Jul 9, 1974 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney obituary in the Jun 29, 2001 edition.

Roger Shortt1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. January 7, 1925, d. May 13, 2019
FatherAmos Benjamin Shortt5,7 b. September 1, 1879, d. April 16, 1970
MotherCallie G. Barton5,7 b. April 25, 1899, d. January 4, 1929
     Roger Shortt was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 He was born on January 7, 1925 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,5,6 He married Margie Weda Sweeney, daughter of Oscar Roy Sweeney Sr. and Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney, on June 12, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,3,5 Roger Shortt died on May 13, 2019 at Virginia at age 94.5 He Roger Shortt, 94 years old, departed this life on Monday, May 13, 2019. Roger was born in Floyd, Va., on January 7, 1925, to Amos Benjamin and Callie Barton Shortt. Predeceasing him were his parents, his son, Roger Ward Shortt, and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilson and Ola Shortt, Ward Shortt, Jack and Madeline Shortt, and Diamond Shortt. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Margie Sweeney Shortt, sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Betsy Shortt of Bowling Green, Virginia, James and Stephanie Shortt of Floyd, Va., and daughter and son-in-law, Ann-Margaret Shortt and George Slusher of Floyd, Va. Also surviving are grandchildren and spouses Scott and Theresa Shortt, David Shortt, Samuel and Lindsay Shortt, Jonathan Shortt, Jameson Shortt, Reuben Slusher and Daisy Slusher, and great grandchildren Addison, Jozef and Atlee. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Sylvia P. Shortt and many nieces and nephews. Roger was a 1943 graduate of Floyd High School and served in the United States Army Combat Engineers Division from 1943 to 1946 in England, Germany, and France. He was employed by General Electric for 30 years and was a member of Little River Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Superintendent of Sunday School. Roger leaves behind many cherished memories for those who loved him in the Roger Road community, Little River Baptist Church membership, the Floyd VFW and the American Legion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Little River Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Turpin and Pastor Bradley Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery with Military Rites by the Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854, American Legion Post #127, and the Army National Guard. on May 15, 2019.5

Family

Margie Weda Sweeney
Marriage*He married Margie Weda Sweeney, daughter of Oscar Roy Sweeney Sr. and Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney, on June 12, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Daisy Margaret Ellen Sweeney obituary in the Jun 29, 2001 edition.
  2. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  4. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 03-115.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roger Shortt obituary in the May 15, 2019 edition.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Amos Benjamin Shortt1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 1, 1879, d. April 16, 1970
     His Social Security Number was 226-64-6701.6 Amos Benjamin Shortt was buried at County Line Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, 1.4 miles down Rt. 635 from Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Callie G. Barton.2,5 Amos Benjamin Shortt was born on September 1, 1879 at Virginia.2,3,4,6 He died on April 16, 1970 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 90.2,3

Family

Callie G. Barton b. April 25, 1899, d. January 4, 1929
Marriage*He married Callie G. Barton.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S213] Ruth G. Hale, County Line Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roger Shortt obituary in the May 15, 2019 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Sherry Elaine Sowers1,2,3

F, b. November 3, 1965, d. November 3, 1965
FatherJackie Ray Sowers1,2,3 b. September 2, 1942, d. May 21, 1988
MotherFrances Pearl Conner1,2,3 b. December 7, 1946, d. October 12, 2014
     Sherry Elaine Sowers was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She died on November 3, 1965 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born on November 3, 1965 at Roanoke, Virginia.3

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frances Pearl Conner Sowers obituary in the Oct 14, 2014 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.