William M. Aldredge1,2

M, b. October 8, 1826, d. July 16, 1914
FatherEzekiel Aldredge2
MotherNancy Kempleton2
     William M. Aldredge was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2 He was born on October 8, 1826 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1,2 He married Lucy Ann Aldredge, daughter of Leonard Aldredge and Catherine Flynt, on October 27, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 William M. Aldredge died on July 16, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 87.3,1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Lucy Ann Aldredge b. March 6, 1831, d. August 3, 1889
Marriage*William M. Aldredge married Lucy Ann Aldredge, daughter of Leonard Aldredge and Catherine Flynt, on October 27, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S711] Pupils of Check High School, Salem Church Head of the River Cemetery.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  4. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S804] Nancy Unknown, "Walters Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 2, 2002 and Jul 7, 2002.
  7. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Lucy Ann Aldredge1,2,3

F, b. March 6, 1831, d. August 3, 1889
FatherLeonard Aldredge3 b. circa 1789, d. December, 1854
MotherCatherine Flynt3 b. circa 1785, d. November 20, 1860
     Lucy Ann Aldredge was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,3 She was born on March 6, 1831 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married William M. Aldredge, son of Ezekiel Aldredge and Nancy Kempleton, on October 27, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 Lucy Ann Aldredge died on August 3, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 58.1

Family

William M. Aldredge b. October 8, 1826, d. July 16, 1914
Marriage*She married William M. Aldredge, son of Ezekiel Aldredge and Nancy Kempleton, on October 27, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S711] Pupils of Check High School, Salem Church Head of the River Cemetery.
  2. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S804] Nancy Unknown, "Walters Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 2, 2002 and Jul 7, 2002.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Mary H. "Polly" Wright1

F, d. before 1850
FatherJohn Wright1
     Mary H. "Polly" Wright married William Curtis Walters Sr., son of George Walters and Christina Crewey, on January 7, 1827 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of January 7, 1827,her married name was Walters. Mary H. "Polly" Wright died before 1850.

Family

William Curtis Walters Sr. b. March, 1772, d. October 8, 1853
Marriage*She married William Curtis Walters Sr., son of George Walters and Christina Crewey, on January 7, 1827 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.

Fleming Valentine Wilson1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1837, d. March 22, 1923
FatherIsaac Wilson1,5,2,4 b. circa 1818
MotherElsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole1,5,2,4 b. circa 1819, d. before June 22, 1880
     Fleming Valentine Wilson was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born circa 1837 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has an unlikely birth date of Nov 15, 1833.1,5,4 He married Catherine Funk on June 11, 1868 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 Fleming Valentine Wilson died on March 22, 1923 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 98, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1860Dwelling 377, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 242, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 377, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Farmer8
1900Dwelling 157, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 41, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 172, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1870Farm laborer3
1880Farmer6
1910Farmer9
1920Farmer10

Family

Catherine Funk b. October, 1845, d. January 13, 1936
Marriage*Fleming Valentine Wilson married Catherine Funk on June 11, 1868 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  12. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  13. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner1,2

F, b. October 16, 1870, d. December 8, 1935
FatherDaniel R. Conner1,3 b. December 15, 1832, d. December 15, 1885
MotherLydia "Liddie" Poff1,3,4 b. August 20, 1832, d. July 24, 1917
     Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner Funeral services for Mrs. Demercy Palmer, 65, who died Sunday night at her home, 1724 Wise Avenue, S.E., will be conducted at the residence at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. L. N. Knizie, pastor of the Green Hill Brethren church, The Rev. Isaac Shaver, of the Copper Hill Brethren church, and the Rev. S. B. Orrell, pastor of the Waverly Place Baptist church. Internment will be in Fairview. Surviving are her husband, G. W. Palmer; three daughters, Mrs. John H. Sears, Salem; Mrs. A. H. Wimmer, Roanoke; Mrs. W. R. Carpenter, Norris, Tenn; six sons, R. P. and L. M. Palmer, Roanoke county; T. W. and J. W. Palmer, Radford; W. P. Palmer, Covington; and M. P. Palmer, Roanoke; twin sister, Mrs. James Conner, Roanoke; and four brothers, Rhyle and Henry Conner, Floyd county; Hade and Sam Conner, of West Virginia.5 She was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.2,5 She was born on October 16, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 She married George William Palmer, son of John B. Palmer and Parthenia Thomas, on November 14, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4 As of November 14, 1887,her married name was Palmer. Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner died on December 8, 1935 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 65.2,6,4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 369, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 118, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 51, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 12, District 9, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Family

George William Palmer b. December, 1869, d. July 10, 1936
Marriage*Lydia Demercy "Mersey" Conner married George William Palmer, son of John B. Palmer and Parthenia Thomas, on November 14, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S624] Interview, Clerk, Dec 8, 2004 and May 22, 2006.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Demercy Palmer obituary in an undated newspaper.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Luther McKinley Palmer obituary in an undated newspaper.
  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. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  12. [S195] Roanoke County, Virginia Marriage License.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.
  15. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Catherine Funk1,2

F, b. October, 1845, d. January 13, 1936
     Catherine Funk was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born in October, 1845 at Grayson Co., Virginia.3,2 She married Fleming Valentine Wilson, son of Isaac Wilson and Elsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole, on June 11, 1868 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of June 11, 1868,her married name was Wilson. Catherine Funk died on January 13, 1936 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 90.2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 242, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 377, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 157, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 41, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 172, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 125, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Fleming Valentine Wilson b. circa 1837, d. March 22, 1923
Marriage*Catherine Funk married Fleming Valentine Wilson, son of Isaac Wilson and Elsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole, on June 11, 1868 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  11. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William J. Wilson1,2

M, b. circa 1839
FatherIsaac Wilson1,2 b. circa 1818
MotherElsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole1,2 b. circa 1819, d. before June 22, 1880
     William J. Wilson was born circa 1839 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 98, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 377, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Cary D. Wilson1,2

M, b. circa 1840
FatherIsaac Wilson1,2 b. circa 1818
MotherElsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole1,2 b. circa 1819, d. before June 22, 1880
     Cary D. Wilson was born circa 1840 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 98, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 377, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Sarah E. Wilson1,2,3,4,5

F, b. December, 1841
FatherIsaac Wilson1,2,3,4 b. circa 1818
MotherElsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole1,2,3 b. circa 1819, d. before June 22, 1880
     Sarah E. Wilson was born in December, 1841 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 98, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 377, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 244, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 376, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 156, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1900Farmer5

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

James Goggins Teel1,2

M, b. October 15, 1875, d. July 9, 1965
FatherTerry Teel3,1,4,2 b. April, 1835
MotherLydia Margaret Wilson3,1,4,2 b. circa 1843, d. before June 26, 1900
     James Goggins Teel was buried at Little Elk Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Oxford, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.3,2,5 He was born on October 15, 1875 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3,1,2 He married Sarah Amanda Wimmer, daughter of Isaac King Wimmer and Ann Elizabeth Mills, on January 5, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 James Goggins Teel died on July 9, 1965 at Lower Oxford, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, at age 89.3,2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 94, District 106, Maggodee, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 137, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 131, District 105, West Nottingham, Chester Co., Pennsylvania8
1930Dwelling 7, District 39, Franklin, Chester Co., Pennsylvania9
1940Dwelling 141, District 15-40, Franklin, Chester Co., Pennsylvania10

Occupation

1910Farmer7
1920Farmer8
1930Farmer9
1940Farmer10

Family

Sarah Amanda Wimmer b. August 8, 1885, d. November 28, 1956
Marriage*James Goggins Teel married Sarah Amanda Wimmer, daughter of Isaac King Wimmer and Ann Elizabeth Mills, on January 5, 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S4652] Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964.
  3. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S6824] Little Elk Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Chester Co., PA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3331] Peoria Journal Star, The, From the Cleatus A. Teel obituary in the May 3, 1994 edition.
  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.
  14. [S6825] Daily Local News, From the Curtis R. Teel, Sr. obituary in the Jan 4, 2005 edition.

Susan Wilson1

F, b. circa 1848
FatherIsaac Wilson1 b. circa 1818
MotherElsa/Aisley "Elsie" Cole1 b. circa 1819, d. before June 22, 1880
     Susan Wilson was born circa 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She Not enumerated with her family in the 1860 Census on June 26, 1860.2

Census Records

1850Dwelling 98, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Leonard Aldredge1,2

M, b. circa 1789, d. December, 1854
FatherWilliam G. "the Settler" Aldredge1,2 b. circa 1756, d. before July 7, 1818
MotherAnny Unknown2
     Leonard Aldredge was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He Leonard was a sheriff and an early member of the county court.2 He was born circa 1789 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He married Catherine Flynt on April 18, 1809 at Stokes Co., North Carolina.3 Leonard Aldredge died in December, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2

Census Records

1810Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1820Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Family

Catherine Flynt b. circa 1785, d. November 20, 1860
Marriage*Leonard Aldredge married Catherine Flynt on April 18, 1809 at Stokes Co., North Carolina.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm, From the will of William Aldredge.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  4. [S406] National Archives and Records Administration, 1810 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  7. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William G. "the Settler" Aldredge1,2

M, b. circa 1756, d. before July 7, 1818
     William G. "the Settler" Aldredge married Anny Unknown.2 William G. "the Settler" Aldredge William Alredge Will In the name of God amen, this 19th day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighteen William Aldridge of Montgomery County and state of Virginia being advanced in years and weak in body but of sound memory and understanding do see cause to make this my last will and testament. That is to say, I command my soul to Almighty God and my body to the grave as for what worldly estate the Lord blessed me with in this life, I dispose of the same in the following manner and form, that is to say, it is my will that all my Lawful debts, funeral expenses and Doctor charges if any there be, be paid and lawfully discharged. I will and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife, that part of my Land whereon I now live, Beginning at Reed's cabin and down that spring branch as it runs to the mouth of Leonard's spring branch and then down the road that goes to Sowders, to Sowder line end [?], And the third part of all my Stock household furniture beds and bedding [?] plantation tools [?] during her life and after her Decease the land to be divided as I shall hereafter direct. If my wife should marry the Land shall be divided between Ezekal and Leonard, the balance of my moveable property and stock shall be divided as follows, that is whereas some of my daughters has had some part of my property more than the rest before any division is made, they shall have equally alike and the balance to be divided equally between four daughters. My land (except my wife's part) I will unto my two Sons to be divided as follows, beginning at Sowders line, at the head of the Spring at the cross fence and with that fence as it runs to the meadow and to continue the same course in a direct line to the appraisable [?] line that to be line between them each to that part he now lives on. And if my wife should marry, she shall retain her part of the moveables and stock, and I do hereby nominate my wife and my son in law Andrew Conner to be the executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I set my hand and seal the day and year above written. William Aldridge Signed and acknowledged in presence of us Benjamin Reed John Long John Wimmer After signing and witnessing my will, I recollect that I was empowered by Peter Heep to convey to Andrew Lewis a part of a certain tract of Land and Thomas Lutteral another part of the same tract. It not being done I hereby direct my executor Andrew Conner to make the said acres agreeable to the power given to me by said Heep. William Aldridge Present John Wimmer Jn. Conner Leonard Aldridge At a Court held for Montgomery County the 7th day of July, 1818. This last will and testament of William Aldredge dec'd was presented in court & proven by the oath of John Long & Benjamin Reed, two of the witnesses thereto subscribed & entered to be recorded and on the motion of Nancy Aldridge the Executrix therein named, who took the oath by law prescribed, & gives bond with security conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted her for obtaining probate thereof in due form. Teste B. Miller, L.C. He was born circa 1756 at Randolph Co., North Carolina.2 He left a will on May 19, 1818 at Montgomery Co., Virginia; In the name of God amen, this 19th day of May one thousand eight hundred and eighteen William Aldridge of Montgomery County and state of Virginia being advanced in years and weak in body but of sound memory and understanding do see cause to make this my last will and testament. That is to say, I command my soul to Almighty God and my body to the grave as for what worldly estate the Lord blessed me with in this life, I dispose of the same in the following manner and form, that is to say, it is my will that all my Lawful debts, funeral expenses and Doctor charges if any there be, be paid and lawfully discharged. I will and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife, that part of my Land whereon I now live, Beginning at Reed's cabin and down that spring branch as it runs to the mouth of Leonard's spring branch and then down the road that goes to Sowders, to Sowder line end [?], And the third part of all my Stock household furniture beds and bedding [?] plantation tools [?] during her life and after her Decease the land to be divided as I shall hereafter direct. If my wife should marry the Land shall be divided between Ezekal and Leonard, the balance of my moveable property and stock shall be divided as follows, that is whereas some of my daughters has had some part of my property more than the rest before any division is made, they shall have equally alike and the balance to be divided equally between four daughters. My land (except my wife's part) I will unto my two Sons to be divided as follows, beginning at Sowders line, at the head of the Spring at the cross fence and with that fence as it runs to the meadow and to continue the same course in a direct line to the appraisable [?] line that to be line between them each to that part he now lives on. And if my wife should marry, she shall retain her part of the moveables and stock, and I do hereby nominate my wife and my son in law Andrew Conner to be the executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
William Aldridge

Signed and acknowledged in presence of us
Benjamin Reed
John Long
John Wimmer

After signing and witnessing my will, I recollect that I was empowered by Peter Heep to convey to Andrew Lewis a part of a certain tract of Land and Thomas Lutteral another part of the same tract. It not being done I hereby direct my executor Andrew Conner to make the said acres agreeable to the power given to me by said Heep.

William Aldridge

Present
John Wimmer
Jn. Conner
Leonard Aldridge

At a Court held for Montgomery County the 7th day of July, 1818.
This last will and testament of William Aldredge dec'd was presented in court & proven by the oath of John Long & Benjamin Reed, two of the witnesses thereto subscribed & entered to be recorded and on the motion of Nancy Aldridge the Executrix therein named, who took the oath by law prescribed, & gives bond with security conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted her for obtaining probate thereof in due form.

Teste
B. Miller, L.C.1
He died before July 7, 1818 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Anny Unknown
Marriage*He married Anny Unknown.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm, From the will of William Aldredge.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.

Samuel D. Wimmer Sr.1

M, b. April 9, 1807, d. circa 1890
FatherJacob Wimmer Jr.2,3,4 b. 1779, d. before 1830
MotherMary Margaret "Polly" Capper3,4 b. 1779, d. before 1860
     Samuel D. Wimmer Sr. was buried at Wimmer Cemetery, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 He was born on April 9, 1807 at Franklin Co., Virginia; The Wimmer Cemetery has a birth date of Apr 8, 1807.5 He married Massie Ann "Masa" King, daughter of John King and Sarah Addair, on January 24, 1827 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,2,4 Samuel D. Wimmer Sr. died circa 1890.1

Family

Massie Ann "Masa" King b. May 26, 1809, d. 1910
Marriage*He married Massie Ann "Masa" King, daughter of John King and Sarah Addair, on January 24, 1827 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,2,4 

Citations

  1. [S235] Wimmer Cemetery Grave Directory, online http://www.angelfire.com/wv/akers/wdirect.html
  2. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  3. [S988] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert and Betty White Wimmer, Jacob Mark Wimmer Antecedents and Descendants.
  4. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  5. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.

Elizabeth Jane Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. October 16, 1871, d. April 18, 1953
FatherDaniel R. Conner3,5,4 b. December 15, 1832, d. December 15, 1885
MotherLydia "Liddie" Poff3,5 b. August 20, 1832, d. July 24, 1917
     Elizabeth Jane Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on October 16, 1871 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 She married Charles Lewis Conner, son of Albert Conner and Mary Jane Iddings, on February 17, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Elizabeth Jane Conner died on April 18, 1953 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 81.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 369, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 228, District 70, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 197, District 128, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 209, District 121, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 448, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 74, District 119-30, Roanoke, Virginia9

Family

Charles Lewis Conner b. November 26, 1866, d. January 20, 1941
Marriage*Elizabeth Jane Conner married Charles Lewis Conner, son of Albert Conner and Mary Jane Iddings, on February 17, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S195] Roanoke County, Virginia Marriage License.
  11. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Massie Ann "Masa" King1,2,3

F, b. May 26, 1809, d. 1910
FatherJohn King1,3,4,5 b. 1757, d. 1843
MotherSarah Addair1
     Massie Ann "Masa" King was buried at Wimmer Cemetery, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 She was born on May 26, 1809 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2,5 She married Samuel D. Wimmer Sr., son of Jacob Wimmer Jr. and Mary Margaret "Polly" Capper, on January 24, 1827 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,5 As of January 24, 1827,her married name was Wimmer. Massie Ann "Masa" King died in 1910 at Tazewell Co., Virginia.2

Family

Samuel D. Wimmer Sr. b. April 9, 1807, d. circa 1890
Marriage*She married Samuel D. Wimmer Sr., son of Jacob Wimmer Jr. and Mary Margaret "Polly" Capper, on January 24, 1827 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,5 

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S235] Wimmer Cemetery Grave Directory, online http://www.angelfire.com/wv/akers/wdirect.html
  3. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  4. [S353] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 01, From the will of John King.
  5. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.

John King1

M, b. July 7, 1801, d. September 19, 1869
     John King was born on July 7, 1801 at Virginia. He married Nancy Wimmer, daughter of Jacob Wimmer Jr. and Mary Margaret "Polly" Capper, on December 11, 1824 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 John King died on September 19, 1869 at Grant Co., Indiana, at age 68.

Family

Nancy Wimmer b. 1804, d. circa 1880
Marriage*He married Nancy Wimmer, daughter of Jacob Wimmer Jr. and Mary Margaret "Polly" Capper, on December 11, 1824 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.

Nancy Wimmer1,2

F, b. 1804, d. circa 1880
FatherJacob Wimmer Jr.2 b. 1779, d. before 1830
MotherMary Margaret "Polly" Capper2 b. 1779, d. before 1860
     Nancy Wimmer was born in 1804 at Franklin Co., Virginia. She married John King on December 11, 1824 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of December 11, 1824,her married name was King. Nancy Wimmer died circa 1880.

Family

John King b. July 7, 1801, d. September 19, 1869
Marriage*She married John King on December 11, 1824 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S988] Sylvia Gearheart Alpert and Betty White Wimmer, Jacob Mark Wimmer Antecedents and Descendants.

Elizabeth Clingenpeel1,2

F, b. circa 1817
FatherJonathan Clingenpeel1,2
MotherMildred Hambrick1,2
     Elizabeth Clingenpeel was born circa 1817 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 As of January 25, 1841,her married name was Mills.1 She married Andrew Mills, son of Arthur Mills and Nancy West, on January 25, 1841 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2

Census Records

1880Dwelling 175, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son Jacob3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son Jacob4

Family 1

Child

Family 2

Andrew Mills b. circa 1816, d. April 7, 1873
Marriage*Elizabeth Clingenpeel married Andrew Mills, son of Arthur Mills and Nancy West, on January 25, 1841 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S553] Sandra C. Williams, "Joseph Henry King, Ancestors and Descendants of," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jul 27, 2004.
  2. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Jacob O. King1

M, b. circa 1816
     Jacob O. King was born circa 1816 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 He married Mary "Polly" Mills, daughter of Arthur Mills and Nancy West, on March 5, 1838 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1

Family

Mary "Polly" Mills b. circa 1818, d. before April 13, 1884
Marriage*Jacob O. King married Mary "Polly" Mills, daughter of Arthur Mills and Nancy West, on March 5, 1838 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
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. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

George Sowers1,2

M, b. 1750, d. March 18, 1834
     George Sowers was buried at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, intersection of Rt. 693 and Rt. 615, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "PVT Continental Line Revolutionary War."1 He was born in 1750 at York Co., Pennsylvania.1,3 He married Anna Elizabeth Spangler circa 1780.3 George Sowers died on March 18, 1834 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3

Census Records

1820Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Family

Anna Elizabeth Spangler b. circa 1764, d. November, 1857
Marriage*George Sowers married Anna Elizabeth Spangler circa 1780.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S763] Jack Spangler, Noffsinger, and others Spangler in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Feb 5, 2003.
  4. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  5. [S357] Marguerite Tise, A Brief History of Zion Lutheran Church at Floyd Co., Virginia.
  6. [S293] Descendants of (Hans) Jacob (Eberle) Epperly, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/e/n/Charles-K-Jennings/

Minnie I. Conner1

F, b. circa 1875
FatherDaniel R. Conner1 b. December 15, 1832, d. December 15, 1885
MotherLydia "Liddie" Poff1 b. August 20, 1832, d. July 24, 1917
     Minnie I. Conner was born circa 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 369, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.

Berkley Allen Rierson1,2,3,4

M, b. September 16, 1898, d. November 24, 1953
FatherJohn Castle/Cassell Rierson5,6,7,1,4 b. November 24, 1872, d. July 14, 1937
MotherBertha Elizabeth "Bertie" Conner5,6,7,1,4 b. July 26, 1877, d. August 31, 1945
     Berkley Allen Rierson was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,4 He was born on September 16, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1,2 He married Annie Jane Randolph, daughter of Enoch Statts Randolph and Dora E. Shank, on March 5, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 Berkley Allen Rierson died on November 24, 1953 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 55.8,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 71, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 152, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 56, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 23, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 7, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1920Farm laborer7
1930Lumber mill laborer9
1940Farmer10

Family

Annie Jane Randolph b. August 7, 1905, d. July 7, 1985
Marriage*Berkley Allen Rierson married Annie Jane Randolph, daughter of Enoch Statts Randolph and Dora E. Shank, on March 5, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Allen Rierson obituary in the Nov 30, 2008 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  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. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Shelby Jean Conner obituary in the Jul 7, 2018 edition.
  13. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Frank William Rierson1,2

M, b. February 20, 1904, d. November 10, 1991
FatherJohn Castle/Cassell Rierson3,4,5,1 b. November 24, 1872, d. July 14, 1937
MotherBertha Elizabeth "Bertie" Conner3,4,5,1,6 b. July 26, 1877, d. August 31, 1945
     Frank William Rierson was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 His Social Security Number was 226-16-5108.8 He was born on February 20, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,7,1 He married Ethel Mattie Radford, daughter of John Shelton Radford and Hattie Thompson, on January 15, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Frank William Rierson and Ethel Mattie Radford were divorced on April 15, 1953 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9 Frank William Rierson married Betty Jane Akers, daughter of George William Akers and Emmeline "Emma" Dickerson, on July 4, 1960 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,2 Frank William Rierson died on November 10, 1991 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 87.8,7,2 He CHECK -- Frank William Rierson, age 87, died Sunday morning, Nov. 10, 1991 at his home. Surviving are: his wife, Betty Akers Rierson, Check; two sons, John W. Rierson, Floyd, Frank W. Rierson, Jr., Check; one daughter and son-in-law, Bertha and Alan Stanley, Check; one granddaughter, Kelly Renee Stanley; one sister, Ruby Gray, Floyd. Funeral was scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. at Salem Church with Elder W. T. Conner and Rev. Raymond Martin officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. on November 14, 1991.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 152, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 56, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 24, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 6, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farm laborer4
1940Farm laborer6

Family 1

Ethel Mattie Radford b. July 9, 1904, d. February 3, 1992
Marriage*Frank William Rierson married Ethel Mattie Radford, daughter of John Shelton Radford and Hattie Thompson, on January 15, 1942 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Frank William Rierson and Ethel Mattie Radford were divorced on April 15, 1953 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9 

Family 2

Betty Jane Akers b. March 20, 1941, d. September 22, 1999
Marriage*Frank William Rierson married Betty Jane Akers, daughter of George William Akers and Emmeline "Emma" Dickerson, on July 4, 1960 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Frank William Rierson obituary in the Nov 14, 1991 edition.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Betty Jane Akers Rierson obituary in the Sep 24, 1999 edition.
  11. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Jacob William Rierson third birthday announcement in the Feb 13, 2003 edition.
  12. [S3757] Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, online http://www.farrisfuneralservice.com, From the John William Rierson obituary.
  13. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Elias Reed "Ale" Altizer

M, b. March, 1812, d. November 9, 1900
     Elias Reed "Ale" Altizer was buried at Altizer Cemetery, from Riner, Rt. 685, left Rt. 8, cemetery is on a hill above an old Altizer home, Chestnut Ridge, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born in March, 1812 at Little River, Indian Creek, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Rachel Dulaney on January 31, 1839 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Elias Reed "Ale" Altizer died on November 9, 1900 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 88.

Family

Rachel Dulaney b. October, 1818, d. July 18, 1903
Marriage*He married Rachel Dulaney on January 31, 1839 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S243] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Altizer Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  2. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  3. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.