Lucy Blanchflower1

F, b. August 5, 1830, d. November 7, 1918
     Lucy Blanchflower married George Tripp. Lucy Blanchflower was buried at Crowder Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.1 Her married name was Tripp. She was born on August 5, 1830.1 She died on November 7, 1918 at age 88.1

Family

George Tripp
Marriage*She married George Tripp
Child

Citations

  1. [S367] Ruth G. Hale, Crowder Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.

Wayne Alvin Conner1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 4, 1908, d. November 16, 1975
FatherGeorge Washington Conner6,7,8,9,4 b. March 8, 1868, d. September 4, 1940
MotherVictoria Isabel Hale6,7,4 b. April 26, 1871, d. January 15, 1930
     Wayne Alvin Conner was buried at Conner Family Cemetery, Alleghany Springs Road, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,10,4 His Social Security Number was 228-09-9406.11 He was born on April 4, 1908 at Hemlock, Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of Aug 4, 1908.11,12,4 He married Molly Laird Bandy, daughter of Alonzo Edward Bandy and Emma Burns Smith, in October, 1922.1,13,10,4 Wayne Alvin Conner married Ethel Vera Conner, daughter of Noah Dickerson "Dick" Conner and Hattie Margrie "Mattie" Kingrea, on May 2, 1944 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,14,12 Wayne Alvin Conner and Ethel Vera Conner were divorced on December 3, 1970 at Fairfield Co., Connecticut.5 Wayne Alvin Conner died on November 16, 1975 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 67.1,10,4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 52, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 89, District 106, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 80, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., VirginiaWayne and his family were enumerated in the household of his father George Conner9
1940Dwelling 68, District 61-4, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia15

Occupation

1930Farm laborer9
1940Construction laborer15

Family 1

Molly Laird Bandy b. October 22, 1909, d. January 6, 1934
Marriage*Wayne Alvin Conner married Molly Laird Bandy, daughter of Alonzo Edward Bandy and Emma Burns Smith, in October, 1922.1,13,10,4 
Children

Family 2

Ethel Vera Conner b. February 12, 1915, d. November 25, 1977
Marriage*Wayne Alvin Conner married Ethel Vera Conner, daughter of Noah Dickerson "Dick" Conner and Hattie Margrie "Mattie" Kingrea, on May 2, 1944 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,14,12 
Divorce* Wayne Alvin Conner and Ethel Vera Conner were divorced on December 3, 1970 at Fairfield Co., Connecticut.5 

Citations

  1. [S721] Mabel Conner Wickham and Mary Conner Williams, Conner Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  2. [S587] Anthony Kent Stephens (e-mail address), Descendants of Abraham Kingrea.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Conner-Denny wedding announcement in the Mar 4, 1956 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S3220] Connecticut Department of Public Health, Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Unidentified newspaper article about the death of George Washington Conner.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Conner marriage record.
  13. [S824] Alecia Sisson Smith, "Alonzo Bandy and Emma Smith," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 8 and Aug 15, 2002.
  14. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Leslie Dudley Conner obituary in the Nov 30, 2007 edition.
  18. [S102] Roanoke Times, from the Geraldine Moore Conner obituary in the Jan 8, 2013 edition.
  19. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Eula Virginia Richards1,2,3

F, b. August 1, 1913, d. March 28, 2002
FatherNoah Ruric "Rurie" Richards1,4,5,3,2,6 b. November 3, 1893, d. May 28, 1967
MotherLauna Ibra "Laura" "Ivory" Poff1,7,4,5,3,2,6 b. December 3, 1894, d. October 28, 1995
     Eula Virginia Richards was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on August 1, 1913 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She married Ishmael Fred Bell, son of Luther Hansford Bell and Addie Lee Stump, on October 30, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 As of October 30, 1929,her married name was Bell. Eula Virginia Richards married Maurice Ruben "Morris" Poff, son of William Fleming "Willie" Poff and Hoover Jane King, on October 4, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of October 4, 1944,her married name was Poff. Eula Virginia Richards and Maurice Ruben "Morris" Poff were divorced on March 10, 1960 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8 Eula Virginia Richards died on March 28, 2002 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 88.1 She EULA VIRGINIA RICHARDS, 88, formerly of Copper Hill, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Eldercare in Rocky Mount, VA. She was a member of the Copper Hill Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rurick and Ibra Poff Richards, and her husband, Ishmael Bell. She is survived by her cousins, Seth and Sylvia Poff of Copper Hill, John and Tootsie Poff of Copper Hill, David and Patsy Poff of Check, Connie and Lewis Custer of Wilson, VA, and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will be Saturday (March 30) from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at Wood Funeral Home in Floyd. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Salem Church Cemetery (Head of the River). on March 29, 2002.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 116, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 46, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 90, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family 1

Ishmael Fred Bell b. March 14, 1909, d. March 28, 1932
Marriage*Eula Virginia Richards married Ishmael Fred Bell, son of Luther Hansford Bell and Addie Lee Stump, on October 30, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 

Family 2

Maurice Ruben "Morris" Poff b. March 24, 1908, d. April 11, 1968
Marriage*Eula Virginia Richards married Maurice Ruben "Morris" Poff, son of William Fleming "Willie" Poff and Hoover Jane King, on October 4, 1944 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Divorce* Eula Virginia Richards and Maurice Ruben "Morris" Poff were divorced on March 10, 1960 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eula Virginia Richards obituary in the Mar 28, 2002 edition.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ibra Poff Richards obituary in the Oct 30, 1995 edition.
  8. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  9. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

William Harvey Dudding1

M, b. August 29, 1838, d. January 21, 1916
     William Harvey Dudding was buried at Huffman Memorial Park (also known as Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery), above the fish hatchery, Rt. 42, Craig Co., Virginia.1 He was born on August 29, 1838 at Virginia.1 He married Mary Jane Martin on December 22, 1870 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,1 William Harvey Dudding died on January 21, 1916 at age 77.1

Family

Mary Jane Martin b. May 27, 1847, d. November 13, 1928
Marriage*He married Mary Jane Martin on December 22, 1870 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S261] Ruth G. Hale, Huffman Memorial Park, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  3. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.

Mary Jane Martin

F, b. May 27, 1847, d. November 13, 1928
     Mary Jane Martin was buried at Huffman Memorial Park (also known as Chestnut Grove Church Cemetery), above the fish hatchery, Rt. 42, Craig Co., Virginia.1 She was born on May 27, 1847 at Virginia.1 She married William Harvey Dudding on December 22, 1870 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,1 As of December 22, 1870,her married name was Dudding. Mary Jane Martin died on November 13, 1928 at age 81.1

Family

William Harvey Dudding b. August 29, 1838, d. January 21, 1916
Marriage*She married William Harvey Dudding on December 22, 1870 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S261] Ruth G. Hale, Huffman Memorial Park, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  3. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.

Thomas Benton Crawford1,2

M, b. May 11, 1877, d. 1940
FatherJames Edward Crawford3,4,2 b. October, 1825, d. April 6, 1906
MotherMary Ann Crowder3,4,2 b. April, 1850, d. 1909
     Thomas Benton Crawford was buried at Crossroads Church Cemetery, at intersection of Rt. 615 and Rt. 611, Craig Co., Virginia.1 He married Miilie Unknown.5 Thomas Benton Crawford was born on May 11, 1877 at Craig Co., Virginia.4 He married Fannie Craig Elmore, daughter of Jacob Wagner Elmore and Julia Ann Britts, on July 12, 1899 at Craig Co., Virginia.2 Thomas Benton Crawford died in 1940 at Craig Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 72, District 25, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3
1900Dwelling 73, District 11, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 283, District 74, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 74, District 81, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 28, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 156, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., VirginiaThomas was apparently enumerated two days after his death5

Occupation

1900Farm laborer6
1910Farmer7
1920Farmer8
1930Farmer9
1940Farmer5

Family 1

Miilie Unknown b. circa 1885
Marriage*Thomas Benton Crawford married Miilie Unknown.5 

Family 2

Fannie Craig Elmore b. March 7, 1866, d. 1932
Marriage*Thomas Benton Crawford married Fannie Craig Elmore, daughter of Jacob Wagner Elmore and Julia Ann Britts, on July 12, 1899 at Craig Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S365] Ruth G. Hale, Crossroads Church Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.

Dovie Harriet Goode1

F, b. December 20, 1876, d. December 18, 1964
FatherWilliam M. Goode2,3,4,5 b. circa 1837
MotherJanetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts2,3,5 b. circa 1841, d. before June 1, 1900
     Dovie Harriet Goode was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.6 She was born on December 20, 1876 at Craig Co., Virginia; Her gravestone has a birth date of Dec 23, 1875.2,6 She married James George Drewry, son of Thomas C. Drewry and Joanna Unknown, on October 11, 1899 at Craig Co., Virginia.5,6 As of October 11, 1899,her married name was Drewry. Dovie Harriet Goode died on December 18, 1964 at age 87.6

Census Records

1880Dwelling 167, District 23, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia3
1900Dwelling 2, District 11, New Castle, Craig Co., VirginiaEnumerated without her husband in the household of her father William4
1910Dwelling 7, District 74, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 37, District 22, Jefferson Ward 2, Roanoke, Virginia8
1930Dwelling 99, District 39, Roanoke, Virginia9
1940Dwelling 282, District 119-52, Roanoke, Virginia10

Family

James George Drewry b. October 12, 1869, d. June 2, 1937
Marriage*Dovie Harriet Goode married James George Drewry, son of Thomas C. Drewry and Joanna Unknown, on October 11, 1899 at Craig Co., Virginia.5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S83] Denice Villnuve Villareal, unknown record type, TYPE Book.
  2. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  6. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

James George Drewry1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 12, 1869, d. June 2, 1937
FatherThomas C. Drewry2 d. before June 5, 1900
MotherJoanna Unknown2
     James George Drewry was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.5 He was born on October 12, 1869 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,5 He married Dovie Harriet Goode, daughter of William M. Goode and Janetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts, on October 11, 1899 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,5 James George Drewry died on June 2, 1937 at Virginia at age 67.5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 7, District 74, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1
1920Insurance agent3
1920Dwelling 37, District 22, Jefferson Ward 2, Roanoke, Virginia3
1930Dwelling 99, District 39, Roanoke, Virginia4

Occupation

1910Farmer1
1930Insurance salesman4

Family

Dovie Harriet Goode b. December 20, 1876, d. December 18, 1964
Marriage*James George Drewry married Dovie Harriet Goode, daughter of William M. Goode and Janetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts, on October 11, 1899 at Craig Co., Virginia.2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  6. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Ishmael Fred Bell1,2

M, b. March 14, 1909, d. March 28, 1932
FatherLuther Hansford Bell2 b. August 15, 1889, d. May 21, 1964
MotherAddie Lee Stump2 b. March 25, 1892, d. September 6, 1974
     Ishmael Fred Bell was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on March 14, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Eula Virginia Richards, daughter of Noah Ruric "Rurie" Richards and Launa Ibra "Laura" "Ivory" Poff, on October 30, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 Ishmael Fred Bell died on March 28, 1932 at age 23.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 46, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaIshmael and his wife were enumerated in the household of his father-in-law Noah Richards4

Occupation

1930Farm laborer4

Family

Eula Virginia Richards b. August 1, 1913, d. March 28, 2002
Marriage*Ishmael Fred Bell married Eula Virginia Richards, daughter of Noah Ruric "Rurie" Richards and Launa Ibra "Laura" "Ivory" Poff, on October 30, 1929 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eula Virginia Richards obituary in the Mar 28, 2002 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Ollie John Goode1,2

F, b. December 19, 1870, d. February 24, 1951
FatherWilliam M. Goode1,3 b. circa 1837
MotherJanetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts1,3 b. circa 1841, d. before June 1, 1900
     Ollie John Goode was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 She was born on December 19, 1870 at Craig Co., Virginia; The California Death Index has a birth date of Dec 19, 1868.3,2,4 She married Arthur William Stapleton on July 18, 1891 at Craig Co., Virginia.3 As of July 18, 1891,her married name was Stapleton. Ollie John Goode died on February 24, 1951 at Los Angeles Co., California, at age 80.2,4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 167, District 23, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 173, District 93, Ward 3, Roanoke, Virginia5
1910Dwelling 541, District 107, Jefferson Ward, Roanoke, Virginia6
1920Dwelling 391, District 23, Jefferson Ward 2, Roanoke, Virginia7
1930Dwelling 4, District 28, Roanoke, Virginia8

Occupation

1930Beauty doctor8

Family

Arthur William Stapleton b. July 9, 1864, d. January 11, 1931
Marriage*Ollie John Goode married Arthur William Stapleton on July 18, 1891 at Craig Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S451] Center for Health Statistics Department of Health Services, California Death Index, 1940-1997.
  3. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  4. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Arthur William Stapleton1,2

M, b. July 9, 1864, d. January 11, 1931
     Arthur William Stapleton was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 He was born on July 9, 1864 at Staffordshire, England.1,2 He married Ollie John Goode, daughter of William M. Goode and Janetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts, on July 18, 1891 at Craig Co., Virginia.1 Arthur William Stapleton died on January 11, 1931 at age 66.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 173, District 93, Ward 3, Roanoke, Virginia3
1910Dwelling 541, District 107, Jefferson Ward, Roanoke, Virginia4
1920Dwelling 391, District 23, Jefferson Ward 2, Roanoke, Virginia5
1930Dwelling 4, District 28, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1900Machinist3
1910Railroad shop machinist4
1920Railroad machinist5

Family

Ollie John Goode b. December 19, 1870, d. February 24, 1951
Marriage*Arthur William Stapleton married Ollie John Goode, daughter of William M. Goode and Janetta Almeda "Nettie" Britts, on July 18, 1891 at Craig Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  2. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Thomas C. Drewry

M, d. before June 5, 1900
     Thomas C. Drewry married Joanna Unknown. Thomas C. Drewry died before June 5, 1900.

Family

Joanna Unknown
Marriage*He married Joanna Unknown
Child

Citations

  1. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.

William Chapman Campbell1

M, b. November 3, 1881, d. April 21, 1960
FatherApp Campbell2
MotherLucy Unknown2
     William Chapman Campbell was buried at Crossroads Church Cemetery, at intersection of Rt. 615 and Rt. 611, Craig Co., Virginia.3 He was born on November 3, 1881 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.3,1 He married Arena Paford "Rena" Crawford, daughter of James Edward Crawford and Mary Ann Crowder, on August 29, 1900 at Craig Co., Virginia.2 William Chapman Campbell died on April 21, 1960 at age 78.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 272, District 74, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 79, District 81, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 59, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 149, District 23-3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1910Iron ore company blacksmith4
1920Iron ore mine blacksmith5
1930Blacksmith6
1940Blacksmith mechanic7

Family

Arena Paford "Rena" Crawford b. December 1, 1882, d. September 11, 1959
Marriage*William Chapman Campbell married Arena Paford "Rena" Crawford, daughter of James Edward Crawford and Mary Ann Crowder, on August 29, 1900 at Craig Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  3. [S365] Ruth G. Hale, Crossroads Church Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.

Shirley Alvis Conner1

M, b. November 27, 1911, d. June 16, 1933
FatherJames Mearmon Conner2,3 b. September 16, 1874, d. March 4, 1917
MotherLaura Byar Walton2,4,3,5 b. December 2, 1877, d. October 16, 1937
     Shirley Alvis Conner Emmie Lou Weddle, who was almost 5 years old when she witnessed the tradegy remembers- "I remember that night as though it was last week. Helen Sue and I both talk about the fact that we can't ever pass that place without thinking of that night. I remember Shirley complaining that something had happened to the car when Ferguson passed us. When we stopped I wanted to get out and go with him back to the other car but mother wouldn't let me. We were watching out the back window and saw Shirley run around behind Ferguson's car. Mother immediately pulled us out of the car and over the bank. She got Ferguson's license number as he drove off. We got back in the car and Shirley staggered up to the car and fell backward. I remember someone pulling up his vest and the blood rushing out. We went on to the hospital and Aunt Ethia and Uncle Glen were waiting at the hospital when we got there. Ferguson came up for parole several times and mother always wrote a letter to the Parole Board, reminding them of his crimes that night. I think he was finally paroled while mother was still in North Carolina and I think he died many years ago. He was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on November 27, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He died on June 16, 1933 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 21.2 He "COUNTY MAN SHOT FOLLOWING WRECK "Shirley Conner, 21, Wounded in Chest by Unidentified Motorist "LEFT LYING IN ROAD "Guards From Convict Camp on Bent Mountain Road Bring Victim Here Shirley Conner, 21, of Bent Mountain, is in a critical condition at Jefferson hospital, suffering from a bullet wound in the chest, inflicted by an unidentified white man following an automobile accident on the Floyd highway about 8:30 o'clock last night, it was reported by county authorities. "State and County police early this morning were searching all highways in this section for the assailant, who was riding in a Chevrolet coupe. "Physicians at Jefferson hosspital said at midnight that Conner had an even chance of recovery, although the bullet passed completely through his chest, causing severe hemorrages. "The automobile accident, which preceded the shooting, occurred about one mile south of the Roanoke county line, in Floyd county. Conner, accompanied by his sister, a Mrs. Weddle, was driving towards Roanoke when the other machine was said to have side-swiped him and sped away, officers reported. Conner's machine was not badly damaged and he gave chase, it was said by Deputy Sheriff J. L. Richardson, who investigated. The chase continued for about three miles, it was said, before the other machine came to a halt on the edge of the road. Conner stopped alongside the machine and began questioning the driver, the officer said he was told. "The man was quoted as saying that he regretted the accident and asked if would be satisfactory to make necessary repairs. Conner agreed to this, it was stated, whereupon he was told to pull to the side of the road in order that a survey could be made of the damage. After clearing the road, Conner walked back to the Chevrolet and was fired upon, the bullet piercing his straw hat just above the scalp. Running behind the machine, Conner sought refuge but was followed and shot through the chest, it was related. "Following the second shot, the man re-entered his car and drove away towards Roanoke, leaving Conner lying in the road, officers stated. The shots attracted guards from a nearby convict camp, who went to the scene and brought the wounded man and his sister to the hospital. The two verdicts rendered against Ferguson, seems to have met with the approval of the public in general. circa June 17, 1933.6 He "THE MURDER OF SHIRLEY ALVIS CONNER "Roy Ferguson first killed Zac T. Nalls and then went on towards Copper Hill and ran into Conner's car and damaged the fender, but never stopped. He kept going but they got his license tag number. After going on a little further Ferguson had stopped and when Conner came up with him and spoke to him about it and Ferguson said that he did not know that he had struck Conner's car, but he said that they could settle that. Mr. Conner had his sister, Mrs. William M. Weddle and two children in the car taking them to Roanoke on a visit. Conner and Ferguson got out of their car to see how much damage was done. When Conner came near the Ferguson car Ferguson drew his pistol and fired at Conner, glancing the top of his head, the ball coming through the hat. Conner got behind the car, the Ferguson walked around the car and shot again and it was this shot that killed him. Ferguson got in his car and drove away. He was arrested and lodged in the Roanoke jail at first then brought to Floyd jail. Conner lived until the next day. "Ferguson will have to serve a long period. Twenty years for killing Nalls and then will have to enter upon a life term for the killing of Conner. on August 3, 1933.6

Census Records

1920Dwelling 92, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 240, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia5

Occupation

1930Silk mill worker5

Citations

  1. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  2. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press.

Mary Florence Crawford1,2,3

F, b. March 28, 1880, d. February 24, 1937
FatherJames Edward Crawford4,5,2,1 b. October, 1825, d. April 6, 1906
MotherMary Ann Crowder4,5,1,2 b. April, 1850, d. 1909
     Mary Florence Crawford was buried at McCartney Cemetery, Rt. 615, near Jefferson National Forest, Craig Co., Virginia.6,7 She was born on March 28, 1880 at Craig Co., Virginia.1,7 She married Columbus Lum Hurst, son of William Leander Hurst and Mary Ann Unknown, on December 25, 1901 at Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.2,7 As of December 25, 1901,her married name was Hurst. Mary Florence Crawford married Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft on July 29, 1914 at Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.1,6 As of July 29, 1914,her married name was Craft. Mary Florence Crawford died on February 24, 1937 at Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia, at age 56.6,7

Census Records

1880Dwelling 72, District 25, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 72, District 11, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 284, District 74, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 72, District 81, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 26, District 3, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia10

Family 1

Columbus Lum Hurst b. April 8, 1868, d. December 13, 1912
Marriage*Mary Florence Crawford married Columbus Lum Hurst, son of William Leander Hurst and Mary Ann Unknown, on December 25, 1901 at Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.2,7 
Children

Family 2

Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft b. March 18, 1865, d. July 19, 1936
Marriage*Mary Florence Crawford married Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Craft on July 29, 1914 at Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.
  2. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  3. [S1300] Steve Taylor, "Stella Carolina Hurst," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 11, 2006.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S376] Ruth G. Hale, McCartney Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  7. [S5150] McCartney Family Cemetery, Craig Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Laura Louise Craft Looney obituary in the Feb 23, 1994 edition.

Columbus Lum Hurst1,2

M, b. April 8, 1868, d. December 13, 1912
FatherWilliam Leander Hurst1
MotherMary Ann Unknown1
     Columbus Lum Hurst was buried at McCartney Cemetery, Rt. 615, near Jefferson National Forest, Craig Co., Virginia.3 He was born on April 8, 1868 at Carroll Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Mary Florence Crawford, daughter of James Edward Crawford and Mary Ann Crowder, on December 25, 1901 at Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.1,3 Columbus Lum Hurst died on December 13, 1912 at Craig Co., Virginia, at age 44.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 284, District 74, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1910Ore gravel worker4

Family

Mary Florence Crawford b. March 28, 1880, d. February 24, 1937
Marriage*Columbus Lum Hurst married Mary Florence Crawford, daughter of James Edward Crawford and Mary Ann Crowder, on December 25, 1901 at Barbours Creek, Craig Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  2. [S1300] Steve Taylor, "Stella Carolina Hurst," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 11, 2006.
  3. [S5150] McCartney Family Cemetery, Craig Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

James William "Jim" Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. March 31, 1868, d. September 28, 1928
FatherJohn Aaron Conner2,1,3,5,6,4 b. November 18, 1845, d. July 6, 1910
MotherMary Ellen "Polly" Vest2,1,3,5,6,4 b. March 23, 1850, d. December 18, 1930
     James William "Jim" Conner was buried at Samuel L. Vest Cemetery, Vest Tannery Road, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,4 He was born on March 31, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,7,4 He married Lenora A. "Nora" Vest, daughter of John E. Vest and Sarah Lucinda Juanna Hall, on January 19, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2,1,4 James William "Jim" Conner died on September 28, 1928 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 60; Died by a lonely roadside, caught in a barbed wire fence during a hard electrical storm. His death certificate has a death date of Sep 29, 1928.1,9,7,4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 235, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 68, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 173, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 30, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 107, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1900Farm laborer6
1910Farmer11
1920Farmer12

Family

Lenora A. "Nora" Vest b. September 4, 1872, d. June 29, 1929
Marriage*James William "Jim" Conner married Lenora A. "Nora" Vest, daughter of John E. Vest and Sarah Lucinda Juanna Hall, on January 19, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2,1,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2859] Samuel L. Vest Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=2217445&GRid=60242894&CRid=2217445&
  8. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  9. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  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.

William Eldridge Furrow1,2,3,4

M, b. September 15, 1895, d. March 11, 1971
FatherMinnis Wesley Furrow5,6,7,3 b. November 29, 1874, d. April 13, 1952
MotherLouemma Elizabeth Poff5,6,7,3 b. September 8, 1876, d. May 24, 1963
     William Eldridge Furrow was buried at Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Swenfield Road, Franklin Co., Virginia.8,3 He was born on September 15, 1895 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2,3 He married Nellie L. Wray, daughter of John Wray and Louisa Unknown, on December 19, 1923 at Franklin Co., Virginia.8,9,10,3,4 William Eldridge Furrow died on March 11, 1971 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 75.8,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 61, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 118, District 30, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 115, District 45, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 71, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 164, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1920Farm laborer7
1930Farmer11
1940Farmer12

Family

Nellie L. Wray b. October 29, 1896, d. May 27, 1987
Marriage*William Eldridge Furrow married Nellie L. Wray, daughter of John Wray and Louisa Unknown, on December 19, 1923 at Franklin Co., Virginia.8,9,10,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maymon Wesley Furrow, Sr. obituary in the May 3, 2016 edition.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  9. [S710] Minnis Wesley Furrow, online http://www.annejj.crosswinds.net/minniswesleyfurrow.html
  10. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arnita Elizabeth Furrow Mason obituary in the Mar 14, 2015 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glenn Wray Furrow obituary in the Jun 12, 2018 edition.