Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. December 23, 1884, d. March 4, 1981
FatherCharles William "Charlie Will" Vest4,3,5,6,8,9,10 b. January 24, 1858, d. October 19, 1954
MotherOctavia Frances Iddings4,3,5,6,8,10 b. April 5, 1858, d. June 7, 1923
     Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,7 He was born on December 23, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3,5,11,7 He married Alabama "Allie" Lawrence, daughter of Asa H. Lawrence and Elizabeth H. Smith, on April 3, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,12,3,6 Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest married Willie Madaline Nolley, daughter of Jacob E. Nolley and Mary E. Wright, on October 12, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,13,14,6,15 Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest died on March 4, 1981 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 96.3,6,7

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia16
1900Dwelling 235, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 121, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia17
1920Dwelling 90, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia18
1930Dwelling 64, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia19
1940Dwelling 41, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia20

Occupation

1910General store merchant17
1920Farmer18
1930Farmer19
1940Farmer20

Family 1

Alabama "Allie" Lawrence b. February 10, 1890, d. June 3, 1930
Marriage*Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest married Alabama "Allie" Lawrence, daughter of Asa H. Lawrence and Elizabeth H. Smith, on April 3, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,12,3,6 
Children

Family 2

Willie Madaline Nolley b. May 26, 1904, d. January 16, 1963
Marriage*Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest married Willie Madaline Nolley, daughter of Jacob E. Nolley and Mary E. Wright, on October 12, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,13,14,6,15 

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Samuel Preston Vest.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Octavia Frances Vest obituary in an undated edition.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Charles William Vest obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  10. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  12. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  13. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alvin P. Vest obituary in the Jan 22, 2005 edition.
  15. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Madeline Nolley Vest obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  16. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  17. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  18. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  19. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  20. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  21. [S878] VA Montgomery Co., Register 4, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  22. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  23. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  24. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ellen Vest Ballard obituary in the Feb 14, 2003 edition.
  25. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  26. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  27. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Stephen Charles Vest obituary in the Aug 28, 2016 edition.

Roff Vernon Yates1,2,3

M, b. September 15, 1924, d. November 23, 1977
FatherAbner Chapel Yates4,5,6,2,3 b. June 6, 1895, d. March 6, 1985
MotherLila Cam Sweeney4,5,6,2,3 b. October 1, 1900, d. April 1, 1977
     Roff Vernon Yates was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 His Social Security Number was 226-20-9283.7 He was born on September 15, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3,7 He married Diane Gail Craft on June 26, 1970 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 Roff Vernon Yates died on November 23, 1977 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 53.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 169, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 7, District 35-2, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Diane Gail Craft
Marriage*Roff Vernon Yates married Diane Gail Craft on June 26, 1970 at Roanoke, Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Cameron Yates obituary in the Mar 6, 2005 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

William Cameron "Bill" Yates1,2,3,4

M, b. March 18, 1932, d. March 4, 2005
FatherAbner Chapel Yates1,5,3 b. June 6, 1895, d. March 6, 1985
MotherLila Cam Sweeney1,5,3 b. October 1, 1900, d. April 1, 1977
     William Cameron "Bill" Yates was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on March 18, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Frances Ridgeway on September 20, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,3 William Cameron "Bill" Yates died on March 4, 2005 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 72.1,4 He William (Bill) Cameron Yates, 72, of Vinton passed away Friday, March 4, 2005. Born March 18, 1932 in Floyd County, Va. He was a long standing member of East Gate Church of the Nazarene and was a retired antique dealer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lila and Abner Yates; brothers, Dock Yates and Roffe Yates. He is survived by his wife, Frances R. Yates of Vinton; sister, Nancy Nelson of Pensacola, Fla; brothers and sisters-in-law, Garland and Virginia Yates of Roanoke, Leo and Betty Yates of Fredricksburg, Lester and Blanche Yates of Roanoke and Jack and Evelyn Yates of Fredricksburg; stepson and wife, James and Carol Oliver Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Sarah and Elizabeth Oliver; brother-in-law and wife Brice and Betty Ridgway of Franklin County; 20 nieces and nephews and a number of great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2005 at the East Gate Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. George Stevenson and Pastor Al Frank officiating. Burial to follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.
on March 6, 2005.1

Census Records

1940Dwelling 7, District 35-2, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Frances Ridgeway b. June 12, 1935, d. December 28, 2014
Marriage*William Cameron "Bill" Yates married Frances Ridgeway on September 20, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,3 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Cameron Yates obituary in the Mar 6, 2005 edition.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S4718] Lotz Funeral Home Vinton Chapel, online http://www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com, From the Frances Ridgeway Yates obituary.

Alabama "Allie" Lawrence1,2,3,4

F, b. February 10, 1890, d. June 3, 1930
FatherAsa H. Lawrence5,3,4 b. February 7, 1848, d. June 7, 1906
MotherElizabeth H. Smith5,3,4 b. April 10, 1848, d. October 20, 1919
     Alabama "Allie" Lawrence was born on February 10, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5 She married Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest, son of Charles William "Charlie Will" Vest and Octavia Frances Iddings, on April 3, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,3,4 As of April 3, 1907,her married name was Vest. Alabama "Allie" Lawrence died on June 3, 1930 at age 40; The Iddings book say Jun 3, 1929 but I think it is a typo.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 121, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 90, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 64, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Family

Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest b. December 23, 1884, d. March 4, 1981
Marriage*Alabama "Allie" Lawrence married Samuel Preston "Sam" Vest, son of Charles William "Charlie Will" Vest and Octavia Frances Iddings, on April 3, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alvin P. Vest obituary in the Jan 22, 2005 edition.
  2. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S878] VA Montgomery Co., Register 4, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  12. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  14. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ellen Vest Ballard obituary in the Feb 14, 2003 edition.
  16. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  19. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Stephen Charles Vest obituary in the Aug 28, 2016 edition.

Frances Ridgeway1,2

F, b. June 12, 1935, d. December 28, 2014
     Frances Ridgeway Yates, Frances Ridgeway, 79, of Vinton, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was a long time member of East Gate Church of the Nazarene. She was predeceased by her parents, Talmadge and Lucy Ridgeway; two siblings and grandson, Jonathan Oliver. Surviving family includes a son, James W Oliver and wife, Carole Hardin-Oliver; grandchildren, Sarah and Elizabeth Oliver; brother and sister-in-law, Brice and Bettye Ridgeway; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lester and Blanche Yates, Leo and Betty Yates, and Jack and Evelyn Yates; sister-in-law, Virginia Yates and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Lotz Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton with Rev. George Stevenson and Rev. Shannon Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to East Gate Church of the Nazarene.1 She was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She was born on June 12, 1935 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,2 She married William Cameron "Bill" Yates, son of Abner Chapel Yates and Lila Cam Sweeney, on September 20, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 As of September 20, 1957,her married name was Yates.2 Frances Ridgeway died on December 28, 2014 at Virginia at age 79.1

Family

William Cameron "Bill" Yates b. March 18, 1932, d. March 4, 2005
Marriage*She married William Cameron "Bill" Yates, son of Abner Chapel Yates and Lila Cam Sweeney, on September 20, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S4718] Lotz Funeral Home Vinton Chapel, online http://www.lotzfuneralhomevinton.com, From the Frances Ridgeway Yates obituary.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.

John Powell Hale

M, b. June 19, 1827, d. 1862
FatherFrancis Marion Hale Sr. b. circa 1780, d. after 1860
MotherPriscilla Lamb
     John Powell Hale Died during the Civil War. In 1860 John P. Hale and wife were living in Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia with children William, 11, Arena, 8, Elizabeth, 5, and John P., 1. He was born on June 19, 1827 at Franklin Co., Virginia. He married Viola Ann "Viley" Martin, daughter of William Martin and Sarah "Sallie" Harris, on December 21, 1848 at Patrick Co., Virginia. John Powell Hale died in 1862.

Family

Viola Ann "Viley" Martin b. August 15, 1834, d. June 9, 1895
Marriage*He married Viola Ann "Viley" Martin, daughter of William Martin and Sarah "Sallie" Harris, on December 21, 1848 at Patrick Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate.

Bivie Pauline Peters1,2

F, b. April 26, 1913, d. February 3, 1996
FatherCharles Arthur Peters1,3 b. February 24, 1883, d. August 7, 1951
MotherArizona A. Turner1,3,4 b. June 12, 1891, d. January 14, 1982
     Bivie Pauline Peters was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 Her married name was Yearout.5 Her Social Security Number was 223-28-5982.6 She married Andrew Tazwell "Taz" Yearout.5,7,3 Bivie Pauline Peters was born on April 26, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Lester Earl Sweeney, son of Dock Frederick/Floyd Sweeney and Nancy Mary "Nannie" Strickler, on December 6, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of December 6, 1930,her married name was Sweeney. Bivie Pauline Peters and Lester Earl Sweeney were divorced before September 1, 1945.8 Bivie Pauline Peters died on February 3, 1996 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 82.5 She YEAROUT, Bivie Peters, 82, of Roanoke and formerly of Floyd, passed away Saturday, February 3, 1996, in Richfield Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. T. ("Taz") Yearout. She is survived by three sons, Clonnie Yearout of Roanoke, Dock Sweeney of Salem and L. E. Sweeney of Troutville; four daughters, Zona Lee Dobbins, Barbara Breeding and Jane Gordon of Roanoke, and Joyce Sutphin of Christiansburg; four brothers, Ellett Peters of Harrington, Wash., Herman Peters of Stockton, Calif., Ray Peters of Floyd and Jack Peters of Baltimore, Md; four sisters, Alice Page of Roanoke, and Eva Sweeney, Ocie Rakes and Peggy Harris of Floyd; 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 1996, at Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, with the Rev. Lynn R. Riddle officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at Gardner Funeral Home, where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on February 5, 1996.5

Census Records

1940Dwelling 94, District 32-1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family 1

Andrew Tazwell "Taz" Yearout b. May 28, 1909, d. November 2, 1995
Marriage*Bivie Pauline Peters married Andrew Tazwell "Taz" Yearout.5,7,3 

Family 2

Lester Earl Sweeney b. November 25, 1910, d. February 21, 1970
Marriage*Bivie Pauline Peters married Lester Earl Sweeney, son of Dock Frederick/Floyd Sweeney and Nancy Mary "Nannie" Strickler, on December 6, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Divorce* Bivie Pauline Peters and Lester Earl Sweeney were divorced before September 1, 1945.8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S878] VA Montgomery Co., Register 4, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Arizona Turner Peters obituary in the Jan 21, 1982 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bivie Peters Yearout obituary in the Feb 5, 1996 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Andrew Tazwell Yearout obituary in the Nov 3, 1995 edition.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lester Earl Sweeney, Jr. obituary in the Sep 29, 2016 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dock Floyd Sweeney obituary in the Mar 3, 2021 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dobbins 50th anniversary announcement in the Aug 11, 2002 edition.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Marvin Richard Sutphin1,2

M, b. June 21, 1941, d. November 21, 2014
     Marvin Richard Sutphin was buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Rt. 11 between Dublin and Radford, Pulaski Co., Virginia.2 He Marvin Richard Sutphin, age 73 of Christiansburg passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 in the New River Valley Medical Center. Born June 21, 1941 in Pulaski County, he was the son of the late Columbus Franklin Richard Sutphin and Goldie Dalton Sutphin. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, and two brothers. He was retired from RAAP. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Joyce Sweeney Sutphin, Christiansburg, son, Richard Sutphin and Claren, Christiansburg, Grandchildren, Sophie Rose Sutphin and Rucker Boone Sutphin. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1:00 p.m., November 25, 2014 in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Tommy Shafer officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 11:00 A.M.to 1:00 P.M. at Bower Funeral Home,Pulaski.2 He was born on June 21, 1941 at Pulaski Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Joyce Ann Sweeney, daughter of Lester Earl Sweeney and Bivie Pauline Peters, on December 27, 1967 at Pulaski Co., Virginia.1,2 Marvin Richard Sutphin died on November 21, 2014 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 73.2

Occupation

1967Radford Arsenal plant worker1

Family

Joyce Ann Sweeney
Marriage*Marvin Richard Sutphin married Joyce Ann Sweeney, daughter of Lester Earl Sweeney and Bivie Pauline Peters, on December 27, 1967 at Pulaski Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child
  • Richard Brent Sutphin2

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S4654] Bower Funeral Homes, online www.bowerfuneralhome.com, From the Marvin Richard Sutphin obituary.