John Lemons Link1,2,3

M, b. February 22, 1852, d. June 12, 1932
FatherDavid Link3,2 b. March 11, 1818, d. February 19, 1900
MotherAdeline Smith2,3 b. October 12, 1822, d. September 26, 1883
     John Lemons Link was buried at Link Family Cemetery, on Rt. 653, turn left on Diamond Knob Road and travel about 1.3 miles. In a field about 200 yards to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on February 22, 1852 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie B." Willis, daughter of Robert L. Willis and Sarah Catherine Hellem, on August 9, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 John Lemons Link died on June 12, 1932 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 80.1

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie B." Willis b. March 10, 1872, d. November 14, 1939
Marriage*John Lemons Link married Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie B." Willis, daughter of Robert L. Willis and Sarah Catherine Hellem, on August 9, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S1404] Luther N. Byrd (Deceased), "History of the Smith Family, 1750 - 1944."
  4. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Wilford Melvin Rierson1

M, b. November 4, 1914, d. October 15, 1942
FatherJohn Castle/Cassell Rierson2,3,1 b. November 24, 1872, d. July 14, 1937
MotherBertha Elizabeth "Bertie" Conner2,3,4,1 b. July 26, 1877, d. August 31, 1945
     Wilford Melvin Rierson was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 He was born on November 4, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 He died on October 15, 1942 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 27.1 He Records filed at the Floyd Co. Virginia courthouse show that on January 17, 1944 Roscoe Craighead was found guilty of murder in the second degree, and sentenced to 10 years in prison. The sentence was then suspended and he was placed under the probation officer of Floyd Co. for 10 years. These records did not give any details as to what happened. Roscoe and one or more people were said to have gotten into a ruckus over Roscoe not selling more liquor to people who were already drunk resulting in the shooting according to the memory of people I have talked with. There may also have been teasing and threats made to Roscoe prior to the shooting. Court records states that the victim was Wilford Melvin Rierson. He was shot in the neck October 12, 1943 (should be 1942) and died November 15, 1943 (should be Oct 5, 1942). on January 17, 1944.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 56, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 24, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 6, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1940Farm laborer4

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S663] Paul D. Craghead, "Floyd Co., VA researcher Paul D. Craghead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.

Ruby Mae Rierson1,2

F, b. May 24, 1917, d. July 16, 2014
FatherJohn Castle/Cassell Rierson3,4,1,2 b. November 24, 1872, d. July 14, 1937
MotherBertha Elizabeth "Bertie" Conner3,4,1,5,2 b. July 26, 1877, d. August 31, 1945
     Ruby Mae Rierson was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on May 24, 1917 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Douglas Allen Gray, son of Noah Bernard Gray and Beatrice Lillian Bower, on September 29, 1940 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of September 29, 1940,her married name was Gray. Ruby Mae Rierson died on July 16, 2014 at Virginia at age 97.2 She Ruby M. "Ma" Gray, age 97, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born to John C. and Bertha Conner Rierson on May 24, 1917 in Check, Va., the youngest of eight children. Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Douglas A. Gray, whom she loved and missed deeply. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Bobby L. Gardner; grandson and wife, Bobby L., Jr. and Joy Gardner; granddaughter and husband, Elizabeth and Andy Reynolds; Four great-grandsons, Adam Gray Gardner, Baily Douglas Gardner, Zachary Shane Reynolds and Nathan Ryan Reynolds. She married on September 29, 1940 and moved to Floyd where she and Douglas owned and operated Gray's Store. Later, she worked along side her daughter, Mary in Mary's Beauty Shop. In 1974, they opened the Little Dress Shop, and in 1997, Her granddaughter, Elizabeth joined them. She served the public for 73 years. She enjoyed her work and the people she met. She loved her Church family at Red Oak Grove and their visits and cards. Her enjoyment was her family, working, gardening and cooking. She enjoyed her many potted flowers (200 +), and picking out black walnuts "always a busy lady". She looked forward to special holidays and cooking her large meals, cakes and pies (a bed full). She always expressed her blessings from God for watching over her all her many years. "I would like to live my life over just as it was. God is good." Now she has an even better life. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Elbert Naff, Reverend Jimmy Cannaday and Reverend Hebron Quesenberry officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Oak Grove Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 513 Floyd, VA. 24091 or The Floyd Fire Department, P.O. Box 33, Floyd, VA. 24091 or The Floyd Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 257, Floyd, VA. 24091. on July 18, 2014.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 56, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 24, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 6, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Douglas Allen Gray b. November 27, 1909, d. February 18, 1998
Marriage*Ruby Mae Rierson married Douglas Allen Gray, son of Noah Bernard Gray and Beatrice Lillian Bower, on September 29, 1940 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child
  • Mary Louise Gray1,6,7,2

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby M. Gray obituary in the Jul 18, 2014 edition.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Douglas Allen Gray obituary in the Feb 20, 1998 edition.
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Gardner-Adams engagement announcement in the Sep 14, 1989 edition.

Douglas Allen Gray1,2

M, b. November 27, 1909, d. February 18, 1998
FatherNoah Bernard Gray1,3,4,5 b. June 28, 1883, d. December 20, 1943
MotherBeatrice Lillian Bower1,3,4 b. January, 1886
     Douglas Allen Gray was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 231-05-7361.6 He was born on November 27, 1909 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6,1 He married Ruby Mae Rierson, daughter of John Castle/Cassell Rierson and Bertha Elizabeth "Bertie" Conner, on September 29, 1940 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 Douglas Allen Gray died on February 18, 1998 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 88.6,2 He GRAY, Douglas Allen, 88, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in a Roanoke hospital. Mr. Gray began his merchandise business at the age of 19. He was devoted to serving the people of Floyd and surrounding counties as a huckster until the opening of Gray's Store in the 30's. He also worked with Ingram Brothers Store and as a salesman for Mitchell Sales in Christiansburg. Mr. Gray was a farmer and owner of Gray's Mobile Home Park. He was a member of Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. "Pa"' was loved by his family for his love, goodness and guidance. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Ruby M. Gray, Floyd; daughter and son-in-law, Mary G. and Bobby L. Gardner Sr., Floyd; two grandchildren and spouses, Bobby L. Jr. and Joy Gardner, Floyd, Elizabeth G. and Andy Reynolds, Check; two great-grandchildren, Adam Gray Gardner, Baily Douglas Gardner, both of Floyd; three brothers, N. David Gray, Salem, Earl Gray, Salem, Isaac Allen Gray, Woodbridge; sister, Margie G. Hartman, Roanoke. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gardner Funeral Home with Rev. Elbert Lee Naff and Rev. Joseph Womack officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call any time Friday at Gardner Funeral Home, where the family will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on February 20, 1998.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 68, District 133, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 21, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 188, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 216, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1930Farm laborer9
1940Truck driver10

Family

Ruby Mae Rierson b. May 24, 1917, d. July 16, 2014
Marriage*Douglas Allen Gray married Ruby Mae Rierson, daughter of John Castle/Cassell Rierson and Bertha Elizabeth "Bertie" Conner, on September 29, 1940 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Douglas Allen Gray obituary in the Feb 20, 1998 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margie Louise Gray Hartman obituary in the Jul 16, 1999 edition.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Maggie V. Gray obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby M. Gray obituary in the Jul 18, 2014 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.
  11. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Gardner-Adams engagement announcement in the Sep 14, 1989 edition.

Zachariah T. "Zachary" Bower

M, b. December 18, 1848, d. May 26, 1934
     Zachariah T. "Zachary" Bower 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.1 He was born on December 18, 1848 at Virginia.1 He married Catherine Holt on December 20, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Zachariah T. "Zachary" Bower died on May 26, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85.1

Family

Catherine Holt b. July 23, 1851, d. May 26, 1924
Marriage*He married Catherine Holt on December 20, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Beatrice Lillian Bower1,2

F, b. January, 1886
FatherZachariah T. "Zachary" Bower1 b. December 18, 1848, d. May 26, 1934
MotherCatherine Holt1 b. July 23, 1851, d. May 26, 1924
     Beatrice Lillian Bower was born in January, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married Noah Bernard Gray, son of Harvey Gray and Nancy Elizabeth Moore, on April 8, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of April 8, 1905,her married name was Gray.

Census Records

1910Dwelling 68, District 133, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 165, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 111, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1920Farmer2

Family

Noah Bernard Gray b. June 28, 1883, d. December 20, 1943
Marriage*Beatrice Lillian Bower married Noah Bernard Gray, son of Harvey Gray and Nancy Elizabeth Moore, on April 8, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margie Louise Gray Hartman obituary in the Jul 16, 1999 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Noah David Gray obituary in the May 23, 2012 edition.

John William Hill1

M, b. November 8, 1858, d. April 9, 1908
FatherJames Robert "Bob" Hill2,1 b. September 8, 1837
MotherDelilah/Delila A. Moran2,1 b. February 14, 1840, d. May 5, 1884
     John William Hill was buried at Moran-Agee Cemetery, about mile post 150, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on November 8, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He married Margaret Ann Walters, daughter of William P. Walters and Matilda Elizabeth Simpson, on October 9, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 John William Hill died on April 9, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 49.3

Family

Margaret Ann Walters b. February 7, 1862, d. March 15, 1940
Marriage*He married Margaret Ann Walters, daughter of William P. Walters and Matilda Elizabeth Simpson, on October 9, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S667] Cecil Hill via Mary Conner Williams, "Albert Arthur Hill," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 10, 2005.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S621] Bill Moran, Moran Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Margaret Ann Walters1

F, b. February 7, 1862, d. March 15, 1940
FatherWilliam P. Walters2 b. circa 1835, d. May 9, 1863
MotherMatilda Elizabeth Simpson2 b. July 7, 1840, d. January 4, 1925
     Margaret Ann Walters was buried at Moran-Agee Cemetery, about mile post 150, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 She was born on February 7, 1862 at Virginia.3,4 She married John William Hill, son of James Robert "Bob" Hill and Delilah/Delila A. Moran, on October 9, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of October 9, 1879,her married name was Hill. Margaret Ann Walters died on March 15, 1940 at age 78.3,4

Family

John William Hill b. November 8, 1858, d. April 9, 1908
Marriage*She married John William Hill, son of James Robert "Bob" Hill and Delilah/Delila A. Moran, on October 9, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S667] Cecil Hill via Mary Conner Williams, "Albert Arthur Hill," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 10, 2005.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S621] Bill Moran, Moran Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Rosa Lee "Rosie" Dooley1,2

F, b. February 6, 1909, d. November 29, 2001
     Her Social Security Number was 226-01-6892.3 Rosa Lee "Rosie" Dooley was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 Her married name was Cundiff.4 She married William Charlie Cundiff.4 Rosa Lee "Rosie" Dooley was born on February 6, 1909 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.3,2 She married Clarence Eldridge Conner, son of Jacob Valentine "Doll" Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill, on September 1, 1934 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 As of September 1, 1934,her married name was Conner.2 Rosa Lee "Rosie" Dooley died on November 29, 2001 at Virginia at age 92.3,4 She CUNDIFF, Rosie D., 92, of Vinton, formerly of Hardy, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2001. She was a lifelong member of Ninth Street Church of the Brethren and was retired from the American Viscose Corporation. She was the widow of William Charlie Cundiff. Surviving are a half sister, Hazel Butts of Chesapeake; a number of nieces and nephews, including Geraldine Hudson, Gracie J. Hogan, Robert L. Harris, all of Roanoke; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Scott of Hardy, the Conner Family of Bent Mountain, and Hessie Sledd of Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 12 noon Monday, December 3, 2001 with Pastor Patrick Starkey and Rev. Melvin Harris officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel after 1 p.m. Sunday. on December 1, 2001.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 254, District 119-49, Roanoke, Virginia5

Occupation

1940Rayon mill reeler5

Family 1

William Charlie Cundiff
Marriage*Rosa Lee "Rosie" Dooley married William Charlie Cundiff.4 

Family 2

Clarence Eldridge Conner b. May 8, 1905, d. January 30, 1954
Marriage*Rosa Lee "Rosie" Dooley married Clarence Eldridge Conner, son of Jacob Valentine "Doll" Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill, on September 1, 1934 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rosie D. Cundiff obituary in the Dec 1, 2001 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

William H. Link1

M, b. September 29, 1859, d. February 15, 1863
FatherDavid Link b. March 11, 1818, d. February 19, 1900
MotherAdeline Smith b. October 12, 1822, d. September 26, 1883
     William H. Link was buried at Link Family Cemetery, on Rt. 653, turn left on Diamond Knob Road and travel about 1.3 miles. In a field about 200 yards to the left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on September 29, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He died on February 15, 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 3; Died of diphtheria and pneumonia.1

Citations

  1. [S220] Mary Conner Williams, Link Cemetery.

Alabama Doris "Allie" Holland1,2

F, b. May 29, 1912, d. July 26, 1968
FatherLeander Albon Holland1,3 b. January 9, 1876, d. December 7, 1954
MotherVirginia Mary Underwood1,3 b. March 19, 1874, d. May 18, 1943
     Alabama Doris "Allie" Holland was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 She was born on May 29, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married Guy Banks Conner, son of Jacob Valentine "Doll" Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill, on February 8, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of February 8, 1928,her married name was Conner. Alabama Doris "Allie" Holland died on July 26, 1968 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 56.4,2,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 143, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 139, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Guy Banks Conner b. March 16, 1907, d. July 25, 1967
Marriage*Alabama Doris "Allie" Holland married Guy Banks Conner, son of Jacob Valentine "Doll" Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill, on February 8, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Almeta Thompson obituary in the Feb 17, 2010 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geneva Conner Bell White obituary in the Aug 23, 2019 edition.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jessie Woodrow Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Leander Albon Holland1,2,3

M, b. January 9, 1876, d. December 7, 1954
FatherRobert Bruce Holland4,1,3 b. March 6, 1852, d. December 6, 1920
MotherAlice Josephine Bird4,1,3 b. March 11, 1853, d. December 22, 1919
     Leander Albon Holland was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3 He was born on January 9, 1876 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4,2,3 He married Virginia Mary Underwood, daughter of Samuel Underwood and Nancy Ann Gillespie, on January 14, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 Leander Albon Holland married Cora Manda Poff, daughter of William Riley "Billy" Poff and Virginia Ann "Jennie" Carr, on October 22, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 Leander Albon Holland died on December 7, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 78.3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1895Farmer4

Family 1

Virginia Mary Underwood b. March 19, 1874, d. May 18, 1943
Marriage*Leander Albon Holland married Virginia Mary Underwood, daughter of Samuel Underwood and Nancy Ann Gillespie, on January 14, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Family 2

Cora Manda Poff b. February 28, 1887, d. November 25, 1963
Marriage*Leander Albon Holland married Cora Manda Poff, daughter of William Riley "Billy" Poff and Virginia Ann "Jennie" Carr, on October 22, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Virginia Mary Underwood

F, b. March 19, 1874, d. May 18, 1943
FatherSamuel Underwood1 b. 1855
MotherNancy Ann Gillespie1 b. June 6, 1850, d. February 19, 1935
     Virginia Mary Underwood was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on March 19, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Leander Albon Holland, son of Robert Bruce Holland and Alice Josephine Bird, on January 14, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 14, 1895,her married name was Holland. Virginia Mary Underwood died on May 18, 1943 at age 69.3

Family

Leander Albon Holland b. January 9, 1876, d. December 7, 1954
Marriage*She married Leander Albon Holland, son of Robert Bruce Holland and Alice Josephine Bird, on January 14, 1895 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Geneva Ardell Conner1,2

F, b. October 7, 1928, d. August 21, 2019
FatherGuy Banks Conner1,3,2,4,5,6 b. March 16, 1907, d. July 25, 1967
MotherAlabama Doris "Allie" Holland1,3,2,4,5,6 b. May 29, 1912, d. July 26, 1968
     Geneva Ardell Conner was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 She was born on October 7, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,2,6 She married Roy Gerald Bell, son of Carley Romulus "Carl" Bell and Lou Emma "Luemmie" Stump, on October 26, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,8,2,9,6 As of October 26, 1946,her married name was Bell. Geneva Ardell Conner married Paul Robert White Sr. on April 25, 1987 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,4,10,6 As of April 25, 1987,her married name was White.10 Geneva Ardell Conner died on August 21, 2019 at Virginia at age 90.6 She Geneva Conner Bell White, 90, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was born in Floyd County near Copper Hill on October 7, 1928. Geneva was the daughter of the late Guy Banks Conner and Allie Holland Conner. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Gerald Bell; her second husband, Paul Robert White Sr; her son, Gerald Michael Bell; her daughter, Susan Bell Childress; her sister, Almeta Conner Thompson; brother-in-law, F. Marvin Thompson; her brother, Jesse Woodrow Conner; and two nephews, Jimmy Conner and Woodie Conner. Geneva is survived by her son-in-law, Ray Childress; stepdaughter Carol Leland; stepson Paul White Jr. (Judi); her granddaughters, July Renee Leonard and Jodi Layne Bell; stepgrandchildren, Maddie and Zoe White, and Kylee Enens (Adrian); grandson, Kollin Leland; great-grandchildren, Samantha Taylor, Kristen Bell, Nicholas Andrew, Hailey Johnson, Genevieve Johnson, David Johnson, Jacob Johnson and Kylee's daughter, Maya Rose; her sisters-in-law, Betty Hale Conner and Pearly Bell Carr; and many nieces, nephews and cousins of which she was close. Geneva has been a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren since she was baptized in a creek in Floyd County at the age of 12. She and Roy raised their children in the Poages Mill Church of the Brethren where they both served as life deacons and Geneva served on almost every board in the church. She worked in Bible School and later with the youth and after that taught an adult Sunday school class for many years. Geneva was active in the District Women's Work, serving as their president for two terms. She was active in the Church Women United (CWU) of the Roanoke Valley and also served as their president for two terms. Geneva treasured the Christian friends she made in CWU. She and her husband, Paul, most recently were members of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren in Roanoke. The family would like to thank the many caregivers that attended to Geneva over the last few years at Brandon Oaks. We appreciate the loving care she received from those who grew to know and love her which are too numerous to mention. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Oak Grove Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Tim Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in the Copper Hill Cemetery, Floyd County. on August 23, 2019.6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 143, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 139, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family 1

Roy Gerald Bell b. May 23, 1924, d. March 24, 1982
Marriage*Geneva Ardell Conner married Roy Gerald Bell, son of Carley Romulus "Carl" Bell and Lou Emma "Luemmie" Stump, on October 26, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,8,2,9,6 
Children

Family 2

Paul Robert White Sr. b. December 8, 1927, d. October 18, 2018
Marriage*Geneva Ardell Conner married Paul Robert White Sr. on April 25, 1987 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,4,10,6 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Almeta Thompson obituary in the Feb 17, 2010 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geneva Conner Bell White obituary in the Aug 23, 2019 edition.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Roy Gerald Bell.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Susan Bell Childress obituary in the Jun 10, 2018 edition.

Jesse Woodrow Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 3, 1932, d. December 19, 1984
FatherGuy Banks Conner2,3,6,7,4,5 b. March 16, 1907, d. July 25, 1967
MotherAlabama Doris "Allie" Holland2,3,6,7,4,5 b. May 29, 1912, d. July 26, 1968
     Jesse Woodrow Conner COPPER HILL - Jesse Woodrow Conner, 52, died Wednesday, December 19, 1984, in North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C. He was a retired Norfolk & Western Locomotve Engineer of the Radford division and a veteran of the Korean War. Preceding him in death was a son, James (Jimmy) Conner and his parents, Guy and Allie Conner. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Betty Hale Conner, Copper Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Rodney Kesler, Check; a daughter, Connie C. Pugh, Copper Hill; son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Anne Lee Conner, Jr., Siloam, N.C; son, Jeff Conner, Copper Hill; five grandchildren, Freddie Pugh, Matthew Kesler, Tanya Kesler, Jessie Conner, and Emily Conner sister, Geneva Bell, Roanoke; sister and brother-in-law, Almeta and Marvin Thompson, Bent Mountain. Graveside services will be Saturday, December 22, 1984, at 2:00 p.m. at the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery with the Rev. Paris Bain and the Rev. Frank Wimmer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, c/o Charles M. Smith, Route 1, Box 19, Copper Hill, VA 24091. Friends may call at Wood Funeral Home, Floyd.2 He was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Sgt. U.S. Army Korea."1,2 He was born on May 3, 1932 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,4 He married Betty Sue Hale, daughter of Charles Edward "Shine" Hale and Bessie Lee Pruitt, on August 23, 1952 at Franklin Co., Virginia.8,2,3,9,4 Jesse Woodrow Conner died on December 19, 1984 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., North Carolina, at age 52.1,2,3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 139, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Betty Sue Hale
Marriage*Jesse Woodrow Conner married Betty Sue Hale, daughter of Charles Edward "Shine" Hale and Bessie Lee Pruitt, on August 23, 1952 at Franklin Co., Virginia.8,2,3,9,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jessie Woodrow Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geneva Conner Bell White obituary in the Aug 23, 2019 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Almeta Thompson obituary in the Feb 17, 2010 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles E. Hale obituary in the Mar 9, 1995 edition.
  9. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  10. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Jacob Ryan Conner second birthday announcement in the Oct 26, 2002 edition.
  13. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Jonah Lee Conner birth announcement in the Jan 9, 2003 edition.

Almeta Mable Conner1,2

F, b. February 11, 1930, d. February 15, 2010
FatherGuy Banks Conner1,3,2,4,5,6 b. March 16, 1907, d. July 25, 1967
MotherAlabama Doris "Allie" Holland1,3,2,4,5,6 b. May 29, 1912, d. July 26, 1968
     Almeta Mable Conner was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on February 11, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Freddie Marvin Thompson, son of Roy L. Thompson and Rosa Ellen "Rosie" Pruitt/Pruett, on December 23, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4,6 As of December 23, 1948,her married name was Thompson. Almeta Mable Conner died on February 15, 2010 at Virginia at age 80.4 She Almeta Thompson, 80, of Bent Mountain, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 15, 2010. She was born on February 11, 1930, the daughter of the late Guy and Allie Conner of Copper Hill, Va. She was ever faithful in her love for the Lord and a faithful member of Mount Union Church of the Brethren for over 60 years. She was a loving and devoted wife to her late husband of 49 years, F. Marvin Thompson, and a loving and caring mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. Her life was lived as a testimony of her faith and she was a living example to others. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Jesse Conner. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Geneva and Paul White; her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Susan Thompson; her daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Jay Windel; and her daughter and son-in-law, Robin and William Walters. The grandchildren that will cherish her memory are Erin Dickerson, Ashley (Chad) Bane, Sarah Thompson, Leah Thompson, Jamie Windel, Kristie (Matthew) Neighbors, Joey (Magen) Windel, Jenny Walters, Jared Walters and Jacob Walters; six greatgrandchildren, Tatyana, Jonathan, Jasmine, William, Caleb and Luke; sister-in-law, Betty Conner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Howard and Christine Thompson, Dalton and Ocie Thompson and Betty and Joe McCoy; special neighbors, Willie and Nancy King; and honorary grandchildren, Stephanie Perdue and Bradley King. A special thanks to the Adult Day Care Center of Roanoke Valley for all the loving care that they provided to our mother. Flowers will be appreciated, or please make donations to the League of Older Americans or Mount Union Church of the Brethren. Services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Mount Union Church of the Brethren on Bent Mountain. The Rev. Greg Fleshman will officiate. Interment will be in the Copper Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. on February 17, 2010.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 143, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 139, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Freddie Marvin Thompson b. October 17, 1926, d. May 8, 1997
Marriage*Almeta Mable Conner married Freddie Marvin Thompson, son of Roy L. Thompson and Rosa Ellen "Rosie" Pruitt/Pruett, on December 23, 1948 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4,6 
Children
  • Douglas Edward "Doug" Thompson7,8,2
  • Cindy Marie Thompson8,2,4,9
  • Robin Leigh Thompson8,2,4,9

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Almeta Thompson obituary in the Feb 17, 2010 edition.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geneva Conner Bell White obituary in the Aug 23, 2019 edition.
  7. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the F. Marvin Thompson obituary in the May 10, 1997 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Roy Gerald Bell1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 23, 1924, d. March 24, 1982
FatherCarley Romulus "Carl" Bell1,3,4 b. October 21, 1898, d. January 1, 1945
MotherLou Emma "Luemmie" Stump1,3,4 b. March 30, 1896, d. November 3, 1981
     Roy Gerald Bell was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2,4 His Social Security Number was 224-24-8342.7 He was born on May 23, 1924 at Lillybrook, Raleigh Co., West Virginia.7,1,2,4 He married Geneva Ardell Conner, daughter of Guy Banks Conner and Alabama Doris "Allie" Holland, on October 26, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2,3,4,5 Roy Gerald Bell died on March 24, 1982 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 57.6,2,3,4

Family

Geneva Ardell Conner b. October 7, 1928, d. August 21, 2019
Marriage*He married Geneva Ardell Conner, daughter of Guy Banks Conner and Alabama Doris "Allie" Holland, on October 26, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6,2,3,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Roy Gerald Bell.
  3. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geneva Conner Bell White obituary in the Aug 23, 2019 edition.
  6. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Susan Bell Childress obituary in the Jun 10, 2018 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Gerald Michael Bell1,2,3

M, b. September 23, 1949, d. October 21, 1970
FatherRoy Gerald Bell4,1,2,5,3 b. May 23, 1924, d. March 24, 1982
MotherGeneva Ardell Conner4,1,2,5,3 b. October 7, 1928, d. August 21, 2019
     Gerald Michael Bell was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 His Social Security Number was 230-64-6830.6 He married Ildiko Deak at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 Gerald Michael Bell was born on September 23, 1949 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,6,1,2 He died on October 21, 1970 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 21; Died in an automobile accident.1,2

Family

Ildiko Deak
Marriage*He married Ildiko Deak at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child
  • Jodi Layne Bell4,7,1

Citations

  1. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geneva Conner Bell White obituary in the Aug 23, 2019 edition.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Susan Bell Childress obituary in the Jun 10, 2018 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Roy Gerald Bell.

Coy Link1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. December 10, 1888, d. February 3, 1971
FatherDavid Wesley Link7,4,5 b. March 28, 1864, d. August 5, 1943
MotherLucy Mary Conner7,4,5 b. May 18, 1867, d. March 22, 1938
     His Social Security Number was 719-03-9876.8 Coy Link was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 He was born on December 10, 1888 at Simpsons, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,8,3 He married Ada V. Akers, daughter of Ballard Preston Akers and Emily Jane "Emma" Poff, on October 23, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,9 Coy Link married Minerva Essie Bell, daughter of James William "Bill" Bell and Lizena C. Hollins, on February 20, 1923 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,6 Coy Link died on February 3, 1971 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee, at age 82.7,1,6 He COPPER HILL -- Coy Link, 81, formerly of Copper Hill, died Wednesday, February 3, 1971, in a Bristol, Tenn., hospital. He was a retired car repairman for the Norfolk & Western Railway. Surviving are his wife, Essie Bell Link; three sons, Alvin Link, Roanoke, Leon Link Bristol, Tenn., Larry Link, Bristol, Va; three daughters, Mrs. Opal McLwee, Richmond, Mo., Mrs. Helen Cundiff, Salem, Mrs. Violet Forbes, Roanoke; five brothers, Roscoe Link, Pilot, Ted Link, Henry Link, Hubert Link, Guy Link, Check; three sisters, Mrs. Hubert Lawrence, Mrs. Howard Goff, Check, Mrs. Robert Palmer, Roanoke. The funeral was Friday, February 5, 1971, at 2 p.m. at Salem Church with burial in Restvale Cemetery. Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, handled arrangements. on February 11, 1971.6

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 170, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 113, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 13, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated with his daughter Violet in the household of his father David12
1930Dwelling 40, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 38, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1910Farm laborer11
1920Railroad carpenter12
1930Railroad carpenter13
1940Farmer14

Family 1

Ada V. Akers b. September 23, 1891, d. November 5, 1918
Marriage*Coy Link married Ada V. Akers, daughter of Ballard Preston Akers and Emily Jane "Emma" Poff, on October 23, 1907 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,9 
Children

Family 2

Minerva Essie Bell b. March 12, 1897, d. February 23, 1971
Marriage*Coy Link married Minerva Essie Bell, daughter of James William "Bill" Bell and Lizena C. Hollins, on February 20, 1923 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Essie Bell Link obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Coy Link obituary in the Feb 11, 1971 edition.
  7. [S35] Ancestors of Galen Daniel Underwood, Sr., online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/u/n/d/Galen-Underwood/GENE5-0001.html
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Violet Link Forbes obituary in the Mar 17, 2003 edition.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Helen Catherine Link Cundiff obituary in the Sep 12, 2006 edition.
  17. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnold Leon Link obituary in the Mar 19, 2017 edition.
  18. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  19. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  20. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  21. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  22. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  23. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Jesse Woodrow "Woody" Conner Jr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. August 13, 1956, d. November 18, 1989
FatherJesse Woodrow Conner2,3,4,5 b. May 3, 1932, d. December 19, 1984
MotherBetty Sue Hale2,3,4,5
     Jesse Woodrow "Woody" Conner Jr. was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 228-86-0295.6 He was born on August 13, 1956; The SSDI and the Jacob Valentine papers
has a birth date of Aug 14, 1956.1,6,5 He married Anne Coleman Borders, daughter of Coleman Philter Borders and Margaret Harriet Saunders, on August 29, 1981 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 Jesse Woodrow "Woody" Conner Jr. died on November 18, 1989 at age 33.1,6,5

Family

Anne Coleman Borders
Marriage*He married Anne Coleman Borders, daughter of Coleman Philter Borders and Margaret Harriet Saunders, on August 29, 1981 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 
Children
  • Jessie Conner5
  • Emily Conner5
  • Benjamin Conner5

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles E. Hale obituary in the Mar 9, 1995 edition.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jessie Woodrow Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  5. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Andrew Jackson Tice1,2,3

M, b. July 1, 1848, d. September 8, 1913
FatherLebanon Tice2,1,3
MotherFrances Jane Webb2,1,3
     Andrew Jackson Tice was buried at Piedmont Cemetery, Rt. 11 to Shawsville, turn at nursing home, Rt. 637, about 8 miles on the left, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3 He was born on July 1, 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He married Mary Tobiatha Snuffer on October 6, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Andrew Jackson Tice died on September 8, 1913 at Elliston, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 65.3

Family

Mary Tobiatha Snuffer
Marriage*He married Mary Tobiatha Snuffer on October 6, 1870 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. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Andrew Jackson Tice death certificate.
  4. [S240] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Piedmont Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  5. [S326] Beverly Merritt, Marriage Records of Franklin Co., Virginia 1876-98.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

James Banks "Jimmy" Conner1,2,3

M, b. June 24, 1959, d. June 28, 1980
FatherJesse Woodrow Conner4,2,3 b. May 3, 1932, d. December 19, 1984
MotherBetty Sue Hale4,2,3
     James Banks "Jimmy" Conner was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on June 24, 1959.1,3 He died on June 28, 1980 at age 21.1,3

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jessie Woodrow Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S1164] Geneva Conner Bell White, "In Memory of the Family of Jacob Valentine Conner and Mary Elizabeth Hill Conner."
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles E. Hale obituary in the Mar 9, 1995 edition.