Deborah Jane Conner1,2,3,4,5

F, b. May 19, 1975, d. May 19, 1975
FatherPaul Douglas Conner3,6,5
MotherNancy Jane Wooddell3,5
     Deborah Jane Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5 She FLOYD - Baby Girl Conner, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Conner of Roanoke, died Monday, May 19, 1975, in a Roanoke hospital. Also surviving are her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Conner of Check; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wooddell of Sutton, W.Va.6 She was born on May 19, 1975 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3,5 She died on May 19, 1975 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3,6,5

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nellie Rae Vest Conner obituary in the Nov 17, 2007 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Baby Girl Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.

Helen Bond Whitenack1,2

F, b. March 2, 1875, d. October 30, 1957
FatherJonathan A. Whitenack2,1 b. circa 1837, d. April 25, 1911
MotherSarah "Sallie" Vest1,2 b. circa 1840, d. 1903
     Helen Bond Whitenack was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She was born on March 2, 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2,1 She married Samuel Aaron Vest, son of William F. Vest and Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Conner, on June 1, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,5 As of June 1, 1893,her married name was Vest. Helen Bond Whitenack died on October 30, 1957 at age 82.3,1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 111, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 127, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 10, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 146, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Samuel Aaron Vest b. August 31, 1871, d. April 24, 1957
Marriage*Helen Bond Whitenack married Samuel Aaron Vest, son of William F. Vest and Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Conner, on June 1, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  4. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  12. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Samuel Aaron Vest1,2,3

M, b. August 31, 1871, d. April 24, 1957
FatherWilliam F. Vest1,2,4,3 b. November 5, 1844, d. March 31, 1929
MotherElizabeth Ann "Betsy" Conner2,1,4,3 b. November 7, 1847, d. September 19, 1887
     Samuel Aaron Vest was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,3 He was born on August 31, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,1,3 He married Helen Bond Whitenack, daughter of Jonathan A. Whitenack and Sarah "Sallie" Vest, on June 1, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,3 Samuel Aaron Vest died on April 24, 1957 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85.5,1,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 193, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 111, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 127, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 10, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 146, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1900Farmer8
1920Farmer9
1930Farmer10
1940Farmer11

Family

Helen Bond Whitenack b. March 2, 1875, d. October 30, 1957
Marriage*Samuel Aaron Vest married Helen Bond Whitenack, daughter of Jonathan A. Whitenack and Sarah "Sallie" Vest, on June 1, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  14. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Lula M. Vest1,2,3,4,5

F, b. March 31, 1896, d. December 7, 1963
FatherSamuel Aaron Vest2,1,3,4,5 b. August 31, 1871, d. April 24, 1957
MotherHelen Bond Whitenack1,2,3,4,5 b. March 2, 1875, d. October 30, 1957
     Lula M. Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,8,3,5 She was born on March 31, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,2,7,8,3,5 She married William Henry "Will" Yates, son of Flurnoy Gustavus Yates and Laura Greene Bower, on October 22, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,5 As of October 22, 1914,her married name was Yates. Lula M. Vest died on December 7, 1963 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 67.2,7,8,3,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 111, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 128, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 9, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 147, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

William Henry "Will" Yates b. August 25, 1892, d. August 15, 1980
Marriage*Lula M. Vest married William Henry "Will" Yates, son of Flurnoy Gustavus Yates and Laura Greene Bower, on October 22, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Lula Vest Yates.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William Edward "Edd" Yates1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 30, 1917, d. March 29, 1965
FatherWilliam Henry "Will" Yates6,7,8,3,9,5 b. August 25, 1892, d. August 15, 1980
MotherLula M. Vest6,7,8,3,10,9,5 b. March 31, 1896, d. December 7, 1963
     William Edward "Edd" Yates was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Va. PVT. 9809 Tech. S.V.C. Unit WWII."11,5 He was born on September 30, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia.11,8,3,9,5 He married Edith Loraine Conner, daughter of Aaron Conner and Ora Odell Perdue, on August 26, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,9,12,5 William Edward "Edd" Yates died on March 29, 1965 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 47.5 He In Floyd County, William Edward Yates, 47, Rt. 1, Check, died after being shot during a scuffle with State Trooper Gene Phipps. State Police Capt. John W. Burrow said Yates was being taken to Floyd in Phipps' patrol car after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at Locust Grove. The prisoner apparently tried to escape, Burrow said, and Phipps stopped the car to handcuff him. During the struggle the trooper was injured on the head and neck and Yates was fatally wounded with one shot. Phipps was released after being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. on May 31, 1965.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 128, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 9, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 20, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1940Farm laborer12

Family

Edith Loraine Conner b. September 18, 1921, d. July 16, 2000
Marriage*William Edward "Edd" Yates married Edith Loraine Conner, daughter of Aaron Conner and Ora Odell Perdue, on August 26, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,9,12,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edith Conner Yates obituary in the Jul 18, 2000 edition.
  2. [S36] Clerk of Courts, Computerized Marriage Records of Floyd Co., Virginia, Ref # 00-32.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S732] Montgomery News Messenger, From the Mar 31, 1965 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  9. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Lula Vest Yates.
  11. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Noah Fletcher Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. October 19, 1885, d. April 22, 1962
FatherWilliam Haden "Little Billy P." Conner1,5,6,4 b. August 2, 1863, d. April 5, 1926
MotherSarah Amanda Elizabeth "Manda" Conner1,5,6,4 b. January 12, 1863, d. January 6, 1947
     Noah Fletcher Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,1,4 He was born on October 19, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8,2,3,4 He married Octavia Jane "Tara" "Tavia" Collins, daughter of Peter Nathan Collins and Virginia Ann Conner, on February 28, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,4 Noah Fletcher Conner died on April 22, 1962 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 76.7,8,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 119, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 184, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 108, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 156, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 34, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1910Farmer11
1920Farmer12
1930Farmer13
1940Farmer14

Family

Octavia Jane "Tara" "Tavia" Collins b. August 16, 1881, d. August 26, 1961
Marriage*Noah Fletcher Conner married Octavia Jane "Tara" "Tavia" Collins, daughter of Peter Nathan Collins and Virginia Ann Conner, on February 28, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,4 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Amanda Elizabeth Conner obituary in the Jan 9, 1947 edition.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Noah F. Conner.
  8. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  9. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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.

Admonia Elizabeth "Addie" Conner1,2,3

F, b. June 1, 1868, d. February 18, 1925
FatherDaniel Peter "Dan" Conner2,1,4,5,3 b. April 28, 1828, d. November 13, 1912
MotherElizabeth "Betsy" Wilson1,2,4,5,3 b. January 9, 1832, d. August 21, 1902
     Admonia Elizabeth "Addie" Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,3 She was born on June 1, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,7,2,1,3 She married David Washington Vest, son of Benjamin M. "Berry" Vest and Harriet E. Swepston, on February 18, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,3 As of February 18, 1886,her married name was Vest. Admonia Elizabeth "Addie" Conner died on February 18, 1925 at Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 56.6,7,9,3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 373, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 215, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 130, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 67, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 78, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Family

David Washington Vest b. September 30, 1860, d. January 4, 1932
Marriage*Admonia Elizabeth "Addie" Conner married David Washington Vest, son of Benjamin M. "Berry" Vest and Harriet E. Swepston, on February 18, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  14. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Sherie Lee Yates1,2

F, b. November 15, 1971, d. March, 1972
FatherBarry Lynn Yates1,2
MotherPatricia Hollins1,2
     Sherie Lee Yates was born on November 15, 1971.1,2 She died in March, 1972; Victim of crib death at 4 months of age.2

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Troy Wade Vest1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. April 22, 1920, d. May 13, 1978
FatherAndy Wade "Bud" Vest4,7,8,5,9,10,11,6 b. January 30, 1895, d. March 16, 1984
MotherMinnie Lottie Perdue8,5,9,10,11,6 b. October 1, 1894, d. January 25, 1973
     Troy Wade Vest was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He FLOYD - Troy Wade Vest, age 58, of Check, died en route to a Roanoke hospital Saturday, May 13, 1978. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Walters Vest, Check; four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Sowder, Mrs. Danny Sowder, both of Check; Mrs. David Yates, Floyd; Mrs. James Scott, Morristown, Tenn; one son, Aldo Vest, Check; his father. Andy W. (Bud) Vest, Check, four sisters, Mrs. Millard Poff, Floyd; Mrs. Robert Conner, Mrs. Marvin Conner, Mrs. Gordon Eanes, all of Check; one brother, Curtis Vest, Check; five grandchildren. Funeral was held Monday, May 15, 1978. at 2:00 p.m. at Havens Chapel Methodist Church with the Rev. Eugene Sowder and the Rev. Elbert Lee Naff officiating with interment in the Wilson Cemetery.4 He was born on April 22, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,12,3,6 He married Irene Walters, daughter of Jasper Lee Walters and Lilly Iristine Wyatt, on November 27, 1940 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,6 Troy Wade Vest died on May 13, 1978 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 58.3,4,5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 126, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 143, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1940Farm helper10

Family

Irene Walters b. December 7, 1920, d. February 8, 2005
Marriage*Troy Wade Vest married Irene Walters, daughter of Jasper Lee Walters and Lilly Iristine Wyatt, on November 27, 1940 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  3. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Troy Wade Vest obituary in an undated edition.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home Pamphlet for Andy Wade "Bud" Vest.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Minnie Perdue Vest obituary in an undated edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nellie Rae Vest Conner obituary in the Nov 17, 2007 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  13. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Joyce Vest Sowder obituary in the Mar 1, 2007 edition.
  15. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  16. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.