Mary Polly Mills1

F, b. circa 1806
FatherJames Mills Jr.1 b. circa 1770, d. circa 1820
MotherNancy Frame1
     Mary Polly Mills was born circa 1806 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Henry Gearheart on May 1, 1823 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 As of May 1, 1823,her married name was Gearheart.

Family

Henry Gearheart b. circa 1798, d. August 6, 1863
Marriage*Mary Polly Mills married Henry Gearheart on May 1, 1823 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S1416] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert, Gerhart/Gearhart/Gearheart Family History.
  3. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.

Ardella Arminta "Della" Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. November 22, 1883, d. July 16, 1987
FatherJoseph Landon "Landon" Conner1,2,5,4 b. March 23, 1849, d. January 31, 1932
MotherMary Catherine "Kitty" Oakes1,2,5,4 b. September 1, 1848, d. February 3, 1922
     Ardella Arminta "Della" Conner was buried at William Winfield Spangler Cemetery, 1033 Friendship Road, Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,6 Her Social Security Number was 228-70-6821.7 She was born on November 22, 1883 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,2,3,7,4,6 She married William Winfield Spangler, son of Isaac Anderson "Ike" Spangler and Sally Ann Hollins, on October 7, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8 As of October 7, 1903,her married name was Spangler. Ardella Arminta "Della" Conner died on July 16, 1987 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 103.2,3,4,6 She Ardella Conner Spangler was 103 years old when she passed away in 1988. She had lived her entire life in a small area; first in the Floyd County community of Check where she was born, then in Montgomery County after she was married. She was only outside the area once, when she traveled to Virginia Beach 10 visit a granddaughter in 1969. She didn't think much of the ocean. She said, "the sand moved so much when I tried walking in it, and it got in my shoes. I thought the water in the distance seemed like snow."
Ardella was born into a family of 12 brothers and sisters. Her ancestors were Irish, with her grandfather coming directly from County Cork. She said that he was christened O'Conner but dropped the "O" in the ocean when he came to the United Stales. He relumed to Ireland to hunt a wife a few years later and purchased one on an auction block (indenturedness). He married the woman and brought her back to the United Slates as his bride. (As you can tell from her family tree the last few sentences are purely fictional - Scott Schaffer) Ardella's grandfather and Uncle Daniel Conner were both in the Civil War, even though Ardella didn't remember stories concerning it. The family also had a black sheep who was soinewhat of a celebrity. Edward Spangler worked backstage at Ford's theater and is said to have held the curtain aside tor John Wilkes Booth to get a look at President Lincoln, Edward was sentenced to hard work for life for his part in the conspiracy.
Ardella's school days were few, but she managed to learn to read and write. Her school teacher was Mr. Bill Cropp and she was afraid of him because he was so gruff. Her only book was a borrowed speller. One time she won a spelling bee by spelling hippopotamus and her prize for winning was a large safety pin. Even after Ardella was one hundred years old, she still enjoyed reading her Bible and "romance" paperback books. There were many changes Ardella lived through in her life. She remembered the first telephone in 1926. It belonged to a neighbor, Mrs. Mary Branch. The first radio was a little square box with a big horn and she added that some people didn't want radios in their homes because they thought the devil himse I ('was inside of them making the sounds. She remembered homemade lye and the soap they made from it. When the first bar of Octagon (laundry) soap was purchased, she said she felt like they were rich! She also remembered having a little apple brandy at home as a child. Music was a part of her life growing up, as most of her brothers played a variety of instruments. Ardella learned to dance early. In those days neighbors held dances in their homes.
As she grew older, Ardella's hearing grew dim. She joked, though, that sometimes she didn't try very hard to hear. Her memory and wit were still sharp at age 100.
In 1903, Ardella married William Winfield Spangler. She was 19 years old at the time and only had one dress. A year later they moved to Montgomery County to the Ironto community to a place called Friendship Hollow. She was to live there for the next 62 years and raise ten children in that Hollow. She and William built a two-story home in the Hollow which was their only home It was in the path of Interstate 81 and was torn down in 1967, the year after William died.
Ardella worked hard all her life and her young married years were perhaps the hardest. She worked doing everything and anything that needed doing. She worked the fields, did the housework, raised the children, but she said that building fences was the hardest. She never left the Hollow even to go to church because there were none nearby and transportation was so bad. At age 100, Ardella's health was still very good. She had only been in the hospital once in her entire life up to that point and it was for a nose bleed. She still had one tooth of her own and her daughter-in-law jokingly referred to it as "her sweet tooth". Ardella's appetite was still healthy. too. She loved to eat most any vegetable like beans, onions and combread for lunch. For supper she liked milk and bread. For breakfast she liked "coffee-soup" - coffee with cream and sugar with bread crumbled in it.
Her grandson, Jonathan, said she had a cast iron stomach, but he was referring to her snuff habit. She didn't even spit when using snuff! Ardella started using snuff when she was about 20 years old because someone told her it was good for a tooth-ache. She had her favorite brand and her grandson said ifhe brought the wrong kind. he heard about it for a long time.
When asked in an interview when she reached one hundred, how had she managed to live so long, Ardella replied she stayed healthy by working hard and eating food grown on their farm. Her daughter-in-law, Ethel Spangler commented, "Granny's long life is also due to her being so kind to everyone and always trying to help others."
Ardella Conner Spangler was a good example of Mountain Mothers. She will be loved and remembered for a long, long time. in May, 1991.8

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 77, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 84, District 93, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 72, District 104, Kirbys Mill, Montgomery Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 235, District 1, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 97, District 61-2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia13

Family

William Winfield Spangler b. June 19, 1884, d. November 28, 1966
Marriage*Ardella Arminta "Della" Conner married William Winfield Spangler, son of Isaac Anderson "Ike" Spangler and Sally Ann Hollins, on October 7, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S842] Brian T. Seberle, "William B. Oakes," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 28, 2001.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S8341] William Winfield Spangler Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S279] Maountain Laurel, May 1991.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S849] Jack Spangler (e-mail address), Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia 1773.
  15. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  16. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  17. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  18. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  19. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Oliver Spangler obituary in the May 12, 1993 edition.
  20. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alma Beatrice Cherry obituary in the Jun 26, 2012 edition.
  21. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Dread T. Gearheart1,2

M, b. circa 1828, d. circa 1862
FatherHenry Gearheart1,2 b. circa 1798, d. August 6, 1863
MotherMary Polly Mills1,2 b. circa 1806
     Dread T. Gearheart was born circa 1828 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 He married Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge, daughter of John Preston Aldridge and Charlotte Jane Mills, circa 1852 at Virginia.1 Dread T. Gearheart died circa 1862.1

Family

Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge b. circa 1835
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge, daughter of John Preston Aldridge and Charlotte Jane Mills, circa 1852 at Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge1

F, b. circa 1835
FatherJohn Preston Aldridge1 b. circa 1815
MotherCharlotte Jane Mills1 b. circa 1814
     Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge was born circa 1835 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Dread T. Gearheart, son of Henry Gearheart and Mary Polly Mills, circa 1852 at Virginia.1 As of circa 1852,her married name was Gearheart. As of March 23, 1864,her married name was Whitlow.3 Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge married Perry B. Whitlow on March 23, 1864 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3

Family 1

Dread T. Gearheart b. circa 1828, d. circa 1862
Marriage*Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge married Dread T. Gearheart, son of Henry Gearheart and Mary Polly Mills, circa 1852 at Virginia.1 
Child

Family 2

Perry B. Whitlow b. circa 1837
Marriage*Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge married Perry B. Whitlow on March 23, 1864 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

John Preston Aldridge1,2

M, b. circa 1815
FatherEzekiel Aldredge1,2
MotherNancy Kempleton1,2
     John Preston Aldridge was born circa 1815 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Charlotte Jane Mills, daughter of James Mills Jr. and Nancy Frame, on February 2, 1833 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3

Family

Charlotte Jane Mills b. circa 1814
Marriage*John Preston Aldridge married Charlotte Jane Mills, daughter of James Mills Jr. and Nancy Frame, on February 2, 1833 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Charlotte Jane Mills1

F, b. circa 1814
FatherJames Mills Jr.1 b. circa 1770, d. circa 1820
MotherNancy Frame1
     Charlotte Jane Mills was born circa 1814 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 She married John Preston Aldridge, son of Ezekiel Aldredge and Nancy Kempleton, on February 2, 1833 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 As of February 2, 1833,her married name was Aldridge.2

Family

John Preston Aldridge b. circa 1815
Marriage*Charlotte Jane Mills married John Preston Aldridge, son of Ezekiel Aldredge and Nancy Kempleton, on February 2, 1833 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

David Wade Gearheart1,2

M, b. June 7, 1857, d. April 26, 1921
FatherDread T. Gearheart1,2 b. circa 1828, d. circa 1862
MotherElizabeth Emaline Aldridge1,2 b. circa 1835
     David Wade Gearheart was born on June 7, 1857 at Elliott's Creek, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Nancy Jane Basham on April 13, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 David Wade Gearheart died on April 26, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 63.3

Family

Nancy Jane Basham b. March, 1851, d. September 13, 1938
Marriage*He married Nancy Jane Basham on April 13, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Nancy Jane Basham1,2

F, b. March, 1851, d. September 13, 1938
     Nancy Jane Basham was born in March, 1851 at Virginia.3 She married David Wade Gearheart, son of Dread T. Gearheart and Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge, on April 13, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of April 13, 1882,her married name was Gearheart. Nancy Jane Basham died on September 13, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 87.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

David Wade Gearheart b. June 7, 1857, d. April 26, 1921
Marriage*Nancy Jane Basham married David Wade Gearheart, son of Dread T. Gearheart and Elizabeth Emaline Aldridge, on April 13, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Julia F. "Julie" Wilson1,2

F, b. 1882, d. before April 27, 1910
FatherJames Tazwell Wilson1,2,3 b. 1841, d. 1898
MotherLyda Adeline Shockey1,2,3 b. March 13, 1850, d. September 29, 1914
     Julia F. "Julie" Wilson was born in 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married Charles William "Charlie" Poff, son of William Jacob Poff and Mary Elizabeth Rierson, in January, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January, 1896,her married name was Poff. Julia F. "Julie" Wilson married James Melvin Gearheart, son of David Wade Gearheart and Nancy Jane Basham, on September 12, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 As of September 12, 1901,her married name was Gearheart. Julia F. "Julie" Wilson died before April 27, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her husband had remarried and her children were living with various relatives by this time.5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family 1

Charles William "Charlie" Poff b. February 24, 1873, d. June 28, 1941
Marriage*Julia F. "Julie" Wilson married Charles William "Charlie" Poff, son of William Jacob Poff and Mary Elizabeth Rierson, in January, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Family 2

James Melvin Gearheart b. January 19, 1882, d. January 23, 1921
Marriage*Julia F. "Julie" Wilson married James Melvin Gearheart, son of David Wade Gearheart and Nancy Jane Basham, on September 12, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  4. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Harper Freeman Gearheart death certificate.

Freeda Ellen Williams1,2,3,4

F, b. October 12, 1931, d. April 12, 2019
FatherAlfred Dewey Williams2,5,6,7,8,9,10 b. June 25, 1898, d. February 12, 1970
MotherGrace Salome Nichols2,5,6,7,8,9,10 b. February 26, 1901, d. July 2, 1989
     Freeda Ellen Williams 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 October 12, 1931 at Franklin Co., Virginia.11 She married James Winfred "Dink" Wimmer, son of Thomas Flemmington "Flem" Wimmer and Hattie F. DeWeese, on June 2, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5,6,4 As of June 2, 1949,her married name was Wimmer. Freeda Ellen Williams died on April 12, 2019 at Virginia at age 87.4 She Freeda Ellen Wimmer, 87, of Copper Hill, passed away Friday April 12, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband James "Dink" Wimmer. She is survived by seven children, Charlotte (James) Austin, Susan (Steve) Smith, Ronald (Kathy) Wimmer, Ashley (Anita) Wimmer, Annette (Lynn) Mills, Connie (Steve) See, Michele Wimmer; and special friend, Betsy Draper. As well as eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Along with three siblings, Claudine Wimmer, Yvonne Smith, and Wilson (Pee Wee) Williams. Visitation will be at Gardner Funeral Home on Monday April 15, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m., and friends may call after 6 p.m. on Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday 16, 2019 at Gardner Funeral Home with Mr. Harvey Nichols officiating Interment will follow in Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery. on April 14, 2019.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 117, District 34-13, Maggodee, Franklin Co., Virginia9

Family

James Winfred "Dink" Wimmer b. October 29, 1929, d. May 21, 1980
Marriage*Freeda Ellen Williams married James Winfred "Dink" Wimmer, son of Thomas Flemmington "Flem" Wimmer and Hattie F. DeWeese, on June 2, 1949 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5,6,4 
Children
  • Susan Lynn Wimmer12,4,13
  • Ronald Dink Wimmer1,4
  • Ashley Brent Wimmer4,13
  • Grace Annette Wimmer1,4
  • Connie Marie Wimmer1,4
  • Dawn Michelle Wimmer4

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy M. Argabright in the Nov 13, 2015 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Freeda Ellen Wimmer obituary in the Apr 14, 2019 edition.
  5. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  6. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  7. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Basil L. Williams obituary in the Dec 26, 2007 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lois Cornelia Williams Smith in the Jan 4, 2006 edition.
  11. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  12. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Ora Alice "Allie" Conner1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. August 6, 1887, d. December 16, 1973
FatherJoseph Landon "Landon" Conner2,3,4,6 b. March 23, 1849, d. January 31, 1932
MotherMary Catherine "Kitty" Oakes2,3,4,6 b. September 1, 1848, d. February 3, 1922
     Her Social Security Number was 227-76-7335.7 Ora Alice "Allie" Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,5,6 She was born on August 6, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2,5,6 She married James Moses "Mose" Moran, son of James Fleming Moran and Mary Elizabeth Walters, on October 25, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,6 As of October 25, 1906,her married name was Moran. Ora Alice "Allie" Conner died on December 16, 1973 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 86.8,3,5,6

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 77, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 81, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 211, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 38, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Family

James Moses "Mose" Moran b. March 28, 1880, d. October 26, 1965
Marriage*Ora Alice "Allie" Conner married James Moses "Mose" Moran, son of James Fleming Moran and Mary Elizabeth Walters, on October 25, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S842] Brian T. Seberle, "William B. Oakes," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 28, 2001.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral phamphlet for James Mose Moran.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for James Mose Moran.
  15. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  16. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  18. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  19. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Harper Freeman Gearhart1,2,3,4,5

M, b. February 28, 1902, d. December 3, 1953
FatherJames Melvin Gearheart4,3,5 b. January 19, 1882, d. January 23, 1921
MotherJulia F. "Julie" Wilson4,3,5 b. 1882, d. before April 27, 1910
     Harper Freeman Gearhart was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,6,7 He was born on February 28, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of Feb 27, 1902.1,2,3,4,5 He married Minerva Annie "Minnie" Conner, daughter of Giles Alexander Conner and Laura L. Martin, on October 8, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 Harper Freeman Gearhart married Zora E. Fizer on October 31, 1927.7 Harper Freeman Gearhart died on December 3, 1953 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 51.1,2,6,7 He Funeral services for Harper Freeman Gearhart, 51, of Raleigh will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Quesenberry and Webb Funeral Home by the Rev. James L. Goode. Another service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Havens Chapel, Terrys Fork, Va., with burial in Wilson Cemetery, Floyd, Va. Gearhart died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in a Beckley hospital after a brief illness. Born Feb. 27, 1902 in Floyd County, Va. he was active as a miner, member of UMWA Local 9788 and a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, Beckley. On Oct. 31, 1927 he married Zora Fizer, who survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dessa Wade and Mrs. Marie Charles, both of Baltimore, Md; Mrs. Hilda Campbell living in Japan where her husband is stationed in the armed forces; two brothers, Roy Gearhart, of Sheets, Va., and Caspar Gearhart, of Shawnee Lake, Va; two sisters, Miss Eileen Gearhart, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Evelyn Carr of Vinton, Va., and four grandchildren. on December 5, 1953.7

Census Records

1910Dwelling 79, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his grandmother Nannie Gearheart8
1920Dwelling 82, District 82, Ward 7, Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1920Lumber company laborer9

Family 1

Minerva Annie "Minnie" Conner b. October 28, 1896, d. September 14, 1927
Marriage*Harper Freeman Gearhart married Minerva Annie "Minnie" Conner, daughter of Giles Alexander Conner and Laura L. Martin, on October 8, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 
Children

Family 2

Zora E. Fizer
Marriage*Harper Freeman Gearhart married Zora E. Fizer on October 31, 1927.7 

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Harper Freeman Gearheart death certificate.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Harper Freeman Gearhart death certificate.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Harper Freeman Gearhart obituary in the Dec 5, 1953 edition.
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Cynthia Pearidine Cole1,2,3,4

F, b. April 16, 1864, d. July 18, 1883
FatherHarvey Cole1,3,4 b. September 15, 1826, d. May 13, 1908
MotherCynthia P. Winfrey1,3,4 b. July 31, 1831, d. February 21, 1926
     Cynthia Pearidine Cole I will write of my dear daughter Paradine. She died on the morning July 18, 1883 aged 19 years and three months. She was sick over three weeks, the doctor done all he could for her. She could not becovered. Brother Cummings was with her the most of the time. She did not want him to leave her. She would ask him to pray for her, he did so often. She said, "Mother, you have been so good to wait on me." She said she did not think she would get well. About midnight the 16th, she told her Father she was dying, then she could not speak a word for three hours. She had her right mind all the time. She said she had been dying three hours. Said the clock struck so natural. She said she wanted to leave her suffering and did not want to get well and wanted to go to her brother Harvey. He was killed by a tree falling. She said, "I see him now, I don't want to get well, I want to go to him." She was cold and she did not want me to warm her up, she said she wanted to be cold. She called the family to the bed, to kiss her and told them to try and meet her in heaven. Two of her sisters were not present. She told my Mother to to tell them to try and meet her in heaven. She said, "Tell brother Pleasant to never be wicked, to try and meet her in heaven. She ask if anyone had anything against her? She said," I haven't got anything against a living soul, I love everyone." She ask her Uncle Fleming Cole to get brother John C. Hall and Cummings to preach her funeral. She would put her cold and feeble arms around us to kiss her. Oh! How I loved her. She did not belong to the church but called the preacher brother. I believe she felt they were brother to her. She got so weak she had to stop talking. She ask her Uncle Fleming Cole how far her breath reached. He told her, no further then her chest. She says,"How many pulse?" He told her they were all gone out of her arms. She said," How long will I have to suffer?" He says, " I see day breaking in the east, I think when day comes you will be done. She raised her hands, laid them on her breast and said she was ready for the call. She went without a struggle. Written by Cynthia Winfrey Cole Paradine was born April 16, 1864, died July 18,1883 Her proper name was Cynthia. She was buried at Cole Cemetery, on the J. Kyle Cole farm, near junction Rts. 612 & 673, Flint/Double Springs area, Floyd Co., Virginia; The marker is no longer legible.2 She was born on April 16, 1864 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 She married John William Blackwell, son of William Leonard Blackwell and Mary Jane Overstreet, on December 14, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of December 14, 1882,her married name was Blackwell. Cynthia Pearidine Cole died on July 18, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 19.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 288, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 88, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

John William Blackwell b. May 18, 1863, d. December 23, 1924
Marriage*Cynthia Pearidine Cole married John William Blackwell, son of William Leonard Blackwell and Mary Jane Overstreet, on December 14, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S836] Judy Blackwell, "Blackwell Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 10, 2003.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Francis Marion Hale Jr.1

M, b. circa 1823, d. after March 10, 1862
FatherFrancis Marion Hale Sr. b. circa 1780, d. after 1860
MotherPriscilla Lamb
     Francis Marion Hale Jr. On Feb 27, 1862, Francis enlisted in Company E, 41st Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army, appears on muster roll Mar 10, 1862. Francis and his brother John Powell Hale were both killed during the Civil War, serving the Confederacy. In 1850, Francis and Letitia were living in Franklin Co. on a farm with Jeremiah, 3; Sarah A., 1; Francis's sister Malinda, 14; and Letitia's brother Moses, 24. Living next door to Francis and Letitia were his brother John Powell Hale, 24, and his wife Viola Ann, 16, Letitia's sister, and their son Francis W., just one year old. In 1860, Francis and Letitia Hale were living in Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia with four of their five children: Jeremiah was 12, Sara was 10, James was 8, and Francis was 3. They had lost their 20 month old daughter Elizabeth in Oct of 1853. Francis was supporting the family by working as a carpenter by this time. By this time, John and Viola Ann had moved to another location in the county and were living with their children William, 11; Arena, 8; Elizabeth, 5; and John P. Jr., 1. He was born circa 1823 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 He married Letitia Martin, daughter of William Martin and Sarah "Sallie" Harris, on December 22, 1846 at Patrick Co., Virginia.3,1 Francis Marion Hale Jr. died after March 10, 1862.

Occupation

Carpenter

Family

Letitia Martin b. October 19, 1829, d. April 29, 1865
Marriage*Francis Marion Hale Jr. married Letitia Martin, daughter of William Martin and Sarah "Sallie" Harris, on December 22, 1846 at Patrick Co., Virginia.3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S219] Updated listing by Edgar Vest Ruth G. Hale & Jimmie Steele, Laurel Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (also known as Martin Cemetery).
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Letitia Martin1

F, b. October 19, 1829, d. April 29, 1865
FatherWilliam Martin2 b. November 12, 1796, d. November 12, 1881
MotherSarah "Sallie" Harris b. August 7, 1798, d. October 14, 1872
     Letitia Martin was buried at Laurel Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, from Rt. 221, right on Rt. 612, left on Rt. 673, right on Rt. 608. The cemetery is on the left on a hillside, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on October 19, 1829 at Patrick Co., Virginia.3 She married Francis Marion Hale Jr., son of Francis Marion Hale Sr. and Priscilla Lamb, on December 22, 1846 at Patrick Co., Virginia.3,1 As of December 22, 1846,her married name was Hale. Letitia Martin died on April 29, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 35.3

Family

Francis Marion Hale Jr. b. circa 1823, d. after March 10, 1862
Marriage*She married Francis Marion Hale Jr., son of Francis Marion Hale Sr. and Priscilla Lamb, on December 22, 1846 at Patrick Co., Virginia.3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html
  2. [S353] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 01, From the will of William Martin.
  3. [S219] Updated listing by Edgar Vest Ruth G. Hale & Jimmie Steele, Laurel Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (also known as Martin Cemetery).
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Charles Rierson

M, b. 1810, d. June 14, 1865
FatherStephen Ryerson1
MotherMary Keim1
     Charles Rierson was born in 1810 at Stokes Co., North Carolina.1 He married Jane Flinchum on October 19, 1842 at Stokes Co., North Carolina.1 Charles Rierson died on June 14, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Jane Flinchum
Marriage*He married Jane Flinchum on October 19, 1842 at Stokes Co., North Carolina.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S84] Rick & Toni Clawson, "Rierson Family Info," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 9, 2003.
  2. [S47] Barbara Stanley, "Ancestors of Mary E. Rierson," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 7, 2003.
  3. [S38] Ronnie Neal Graham, "Descendants of William J. Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 13, 2003.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.

Joseph Franklin Poff1,2,3

M, b. August 23, 1873, d. June 4, 1891
FatherJonathan Poff3,2,4,5,6 b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
MotherSarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale3,2,4,5,6 b. circa 1849, d. circa 1884
     Joseph Franklin Poff was born on August 23, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The Virginia Births and Christenings database has a birth date of Aug 25, 1873.2,5 He died on June 4, 1891 at Second District, West Virginia, at age 17; Killed by a train.7,4,6

Census Records

1880Dwelling 195, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  5. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  6. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  7. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.

James Peter Albert Poff1,2,3

M, b. April 28, 1874
FatherJonathan Poff1,2,3 b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
MotherSarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale1,2,3 b. circa 1849, d. circa 1884
     James Peter Albert Poff was born on April 28, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 195, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  3. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660

Sarah Jane Poff1,2,3

F, b. March 3, 1876, d. December 18, 1929
FatherJonathan Poff4,1,3 b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
MotherSarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale4,1,3 b. circa 1849, d. circa 1884
     Sarah Jane Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.2,3 She was born on March 3, 1876 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married James Madison "Jim" Walters, son of Jacob B. Walters and Elizabeth Aliff, on June 4, 1891 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of June 4, 1891,her married name was Walters. Sarah Jane Poff died on December 18, 1929 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 53.5,2,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 195, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 63, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 102, District 125, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia8
1920Dwelling 201, District 29, Roanoke, Virginia9

Family

James Madison "Jim" Walters b. June 1, 1871, d. December 13, 1941
Marriage*Sarah Jane Poff married James Madison "Jim" Walters, son of Jacob B. Walters and Elizabeth Aliff, on June 4, 1891 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1360] H. Wade Doyle, "Descendants of Jacob B. Walters."
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  12. [S2730] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Unknown Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/
  13. [S637] "Doyle - The Herbert Wade Doyle, Jr. Family,."

James Madison "Jim" Walters1,2,3,4

M, b. June 1, 1871, d. December 13, 1941
FatherJacob B. Walters5,6 b. circa 1804, d. circa 1887
MotherElizabeth Aliff5,6 b. 1837, d. after 1890
     James Madison "Jim" Walters was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 He was born on June 1, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2,3,4 He married Sarah Jane Poff, daughter of Jonathan Poff and Sarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale, on June 4, 1891 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 James Madison "Jim" Walters married Mellie Icysnow Simpkins on December 18, 1930.3,4 James Madison "Jim" Walters died on December 13, 1941 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 70.2,3,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 63, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 102, District 125, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia8
1920Dwelling 201, District 29, Roanoke, Virginia9
1930Dwelling 107, District 12, Roanoke, Virginia10

Occupation

1900Farm laborer7
1910Railroad section foreman8
1920Railroad worker9
1930Steam railroad worker10

Family 1

Sarah Jane Poff b. March 3, 1876, d. December 18, 1929
Marriage*James Madison "Jim" Walters married Sarah Jane Poff, daughter of Jonathan Poff and Sarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale, on June 4, 1891 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 
Children

Family 2

Mellie Icysnow Simpkins b. January 23, 1885, d. August 5, 1974
Marriage*James Madison "Jim" Walters married Mellie Icysnow Simpkins on December 18, 1930.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S666] Barbara Stanley (e-mail address), Note from FCVA Administrator in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Dec 30, 2004.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S1360] H. Wade Doyle, "Descendants of Jacob B. Walters."
  4. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  5. [S351] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book F, From the Jacob Walters will, page 21.
  6. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  14. [S2730] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Unknown Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/
  15. [S637] "Doyle - The Herbert Wade Doyle, Jr. Family,."

Elzora Jane "Ellie" Conner1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, b. August 6, 1887, d. December 1, 1954
FatherJoseph Landon "Landon" Conner2,3,4,6,7 b. March 23, 1849, d. January 31, 1932
MotherMary Catherine "Kitty" Oakes2,3,4,6,7 b. September 1, 1848, d. February 3, 1922
     Elzora Jane "Ellie" Conner was buried at Craighead Cemetery, Bottom Creek, Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,7 She was born on August 6, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,3,5,6,7 She married Peter Everett "Pete" Craighead, son of Lewis Crawford Craighead and Mary E. Funk, on September 21, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7 As of September 21, 1904,her married name was Craighead. Elzora Jane "Ellie" Conner died on December 1, 1954 at Bottom Creek, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 67.6,7

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 77, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 45, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 27, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 3, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 162, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia13

Family

Peter Everett "Pete" Craighead b. October 14, 1881, d. August 30, 1974
Marriage*Elzora Jane "Ellie" Conner married Peter Everett "Pete" Craighead, son of Lewis Crawford Craighead and Mary E. Funk, on September 21, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S861] Paul Craghead, "Peter Everett Craighead," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 23, 2001.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S842] Brian T. Seberle, "William B. Oakes," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 28, 2001.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  6. [S1705] Fred M. Craig, Records of Death - Book 26, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Nov 27, 1954 - Jan 1, 1958.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the L. Clara Pruett obituary in the Feb 26, 2004 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  16. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Henry Tilden Poff1,2,3

M, b. February 14, 1877, d. October 13, 1950
FatherJonathan Poff4,1,5,3 b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
MotherSarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale4,5,3 b. circa 1849, d. circa 1884
     Henry Tilden Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.6 He was born on February 14, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWII Draft Registration has birth date of Jan 25, 1879 and his WWII Draft Registration card has Jan 26, 1880 and his death certificate has Feb 25, 1875.1,2,5,3 He died on October 13, 1950 at Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia, at age 73.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 195, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 201, District 29, Roanoke, VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his brother-in-law James Walters8

Occupation

1920Railroad box packer8

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  6. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

George Cabbel Poff1

M, b. February 14, 1877, d. February 15, 1920
FatherJonathan Poff2,3,4,1 b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
MotherSarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale2,3,4,1 b. circa 1849, d. circa 1884
     George Cabbel Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.5,1 He This information is what my mother remembered and was told by her older brother Oscar Poff and older sister Eva. In 1920 Geo. Cabel Poff was killed in a work accident. Soon after his second wife Alice took her four youngest children, Oscar, Eva, Thelma and Eunice to a Roanoke children's home. (otherwise known as an orphanage) These four children never saw or heard from their mother again. Eva was legally adopted. I'm not sure where she grew up, but she married and raised her family in the Washington DC area. Later in life my mother found her sister and she, Oscar and Eva reunited. My mother assumed that Eunice too was adopted, however she could never locate young Eunice. Thelma (my mother) and Oscar were "taken in" by a family named Buckley. They were never legally adopted, but they were raised by the Buckleys. My mom use to say that her step parents were childless at the time and needed labor in their home. She described an unloving home where she and Oscar endured significant emotional and physical abuse. Eventually her step parents did have a child of their own.6
He was born on February 14, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Feb 17, 1877.7,4 He married Ella Puckett, daughter of Tazwell Puckett and Elizabeth E. Helms, on December 19, 1895 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,9,10 George Cabbel Poff married Alice Emaline Radford, daughter of James Monroe Radford and Sarah Ann "Sally" Conner, on September 20, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,11 George Cabbel Poff died on February 15, 1920 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 43; Died in a work related accident.9,1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 195, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 72, District 45, Roanoke, Virginia12

Occupation

1920Railroad car repairman12

Family 1

Ella Puckett b. October, 1874, d. May 13, 1908
Marriage*George Cabbel Poff married Ella Puckett, daughter of Tazwell Puckett and Elizabeth E. Helms, on December 19, 1895 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.8,9,10 
Children

Family 2

Alice Emaline Radford b. October, 1897
Marriage*George Cabbel Poff married Alice Emaline Radford, daughter of James Monroe Radford and Sarah Ann "Sally" Conner, on September 20, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,11 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the George Cabbel Poff death certificate.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  5. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  6. [S4476] Linda Whiting Hopkins, "Alice Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Sep 8, 2014.
  7. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  8. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html
  9. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  10. [S7814] Roanoke Evening News, From the Ella Poff obituary in the May 13, 1908 edition.
  11. [S4204] Ithaca Journal, From the Thelma Mae Poff Whiting obituary in the Oct 11, 2004 edition.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S2730] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Unknown Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  15. [S1704] Virginia B. Pendleton, Records of Death - Book 25, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Nov 28, 1951 - Dec 17, 1956.
  16. [S1015] Rena Worthen, Roanoke Poff at Fairview Cemetery in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Oct 11, 2005.
  17. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Ella Puckett1,2

F, b. October, 1874, d. May 13, 1908
FatherTazwell Puckett2 b. March 30, 1833
MotherElizabeth E. Helms2
     Ella Puckett was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 She was born in October, 1874 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,5,6 She married George Cabbel Poff, son of Jonathan Poff and Sarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale, on December 19, 1895 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,4 As of December 19, 1895,her married name was Poff. Ella Puckett Mrs. Ella Poff, wife of C. G. Poff, died this morning at 12:55 o'clock at her home, No. 505 Gilmer Avenue, after an illness of about two months duration. Mrs. Poff was thirty-four years of age and is survived by five children and her husband. She was a devoted and faithful member of the Primitive Baptist church, and was a woman of noble character and lovable disposition. The funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the residence and the interment will be in Fairview cemetery. on May 13, 1908.4 She died on May 13, 1908 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 33.2,5,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 202, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEnumerated without her husband in the household of her brother-in-law Theodore Walters6

Family

George Cabbel Poff b. February 14, 1877, d. February 15, 1920
Marriage*Ella Puckett married George Cabbel Poff, son of Jonathan Poff and Sarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale, on December 19, 1895 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  4. [S7814] Roanoke Evening News, From the Ella Poff obituary in the May 13, 1908 edition.
  5. [S1015] Rena Worthen, Roanoke Poff at Fairview Cemetery in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Oct 11, 2005.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2730] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Unknown Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S1704] Virginia B. Pendleton, Records of Death - Book 25, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Nov 28, 1951 - Dec 17, 1956.

Alice Emaline Radford1,2,3

F, b. October, 1897
FatherJames Monroe Radford1 b. August 30, 1869, d. 1930
MotherSarah Ann "Sally" Conner1 b. circa 1859, d. May 27, 1926
     Her married name was James.4 Alice Emaline Radford married Unknown James.4 Alice Emaline Radford was born in October, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1 She married George Cabbel Poff, son of Jonathan Poff and Sarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale, on September 20, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 As of September 20, 1911,her married name was Poff.

Census Records

1900Dwelling 24, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated as Alice Conner, a neice, along with her mother Sarah (she was enumerated as single) in the household of her grandfather Jacob R. Conner5
1910Dwelling 109, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated as a servant in the in the household of Samuel M. Poff2
1920Dwelling 72, District 45, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family 1

Unknown James
Marriage*Alice Emaline Radford married Unknown James.4 

Family 2

George Cabbel Poff b. February 14, 1877, d. February 15, 1920
Marriage*Alice Emaline Radford married George Cabbel Poff, son of Jonathan Poff and Sarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale, on September 20, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S4204] Ithaca Journal, From the Thelma Mae Poff Whiting obituary in the Oct 11, 2004 edition.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Jeremiah Lee "Jerry" Poff1,2

M, b. February 15, 1878, d. 1956
FatherJonathan Poff1 b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
MotherSarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale1 b. circa 1849, d. circa 1884
     Jeremiah Lee "Jerry" Poff was buried at Williams Cemetery, off Rt. 602, Giles Co., Virginia.3 He was born on February 15, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone has a birth year of 1876 but in the 1880 Census he was enumerated as a one year old child.3,1,2 He married Louanna J. "Louise" Williams on September 26, 1899 at Giles Co., Virginia.4 Jeremiah Lee "Jerry" Poff died in 1956.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 195, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 3, District 74, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 136, District 111, Ward 90, St. Johns, Multnomah Co., Oregon7
1920Dwelling 49, District 61, Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 22, District 1, Newport, Giles Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1900Farmer6
1910Lumber company worker7
1920Millwright8
1930Farmer9

Family

Louanna J. "Louise" Williams b. 1873, d. 1954
Marriage*Jeremiah Lee "Jerry" Poff married Louanna J. "Louise" Williams on September 26, 1899 at Giles Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S399] Lisa Link Herr, Williams Cemetery, Giles Co., VA.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S2725] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Poage Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Leila Pearl Link obituary in the Jan 29, 1999 edition.

Zacheus Flentine "Zack" Poff1,2,3,4,5

M, b. March 1, 1884, d. November 5, 1958
FatherJonathan Poff1,2,6,3,4,5 b. March, 1850, d. June 5, 1920
MotherSarah Amanda Jane Priscilla Hale1,6,3,4,5 b. circa 1849, d. circa 1884
     Zacheus Flentine "Zack" Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.7,4,5 He was born on March 1, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card, death certificate, and tombstone have a birth date of Mar 22, 1883.2,6,3,4,5 He died on November 5, 1958 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.1,4,5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 3, District 74, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his brother Jerry9

Occupation

1900Farm laborer9

Citations

  1. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  4. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  7. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.