Sarah Ann Sowder1,2,3,4

F, b. January 17, 1836, d. July 7, 1894
FatherJohn Prillaman Sowder1,2,5 b. October 4, 1803, d. April 4, 1864
MotherCynthia Craig1,2,5 b. August 3, 1810, d. March 25, 1900
     Sarah Ann Sowder was born on January 17, 1836 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,6,2 She married James L. Kelley, son of George Washington Kelley and Sarah Jane Webster, on January 28, 1864 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4 As of January 28, 1864,her married name was Kelley.4 Sarah Ann Sowder married Samuel Dewey Vest, son of John "Johnny" Vest and Mary M. "Polly" Smith, on December 4, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7 As of December 4, 1889,her married name was Vest.6 Sarah Ann Sowder died on July 7, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 58.8

Census Records

1850Dwelling 897, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 371, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 16, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1880Dwelling 40, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Family 1

James L. Kelley b. circa 1829, d. August 3, 1882
Marriage*Sarah Ann Sowder married James L. Kelley, son of George Washington Kelley and Sarah Jane Webster, on January 28, 1864 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4 
Child

Family 2

Samuel Dewey Vest b. August 5, 1838, d. May 13, 1911
Marriage*Sarah Ann Sowder married Samuel Dewey Vest, son of John "Johnny" Vest and Mary M. "Polly" Smith, on December 4, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,7 

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  7. [S343] Barbara Stanley (e-mail address), Willis Vest in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Apr 18, 2004.
  8. [S1260] Glenna Garnand Garner, Floyd Co., VA Obituary Listing.
  9. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S1007] Paula Kelley Ward, "O'Kelley - Seven Generations of Descendants," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 17, 2003.

Mary Sowder1

F, b. June 8, 1838, d. June 12, 1909
FatherJohn Prillaman Sowder1 b. October 4, 1803, d. April 4, 1864
MotherCynthia Craig1 b. August 3, 1810, d. March 25, 1900
     Mary Sowder was buried at Wiley Davis Burwell Cemetery, Rt. 651, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 She was born on June 8, 1838 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 As of August 31, 1857,her married name was Cooper.3 She married Thomas Cooper on August 31, 1857 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 Mary Sowder died on June 12, 1909 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 71.2

Census Records

1850Dwelling 897, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 372, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1870Dwelling 168, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 253, District 100, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 58, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7

Family

Thomas Cooper b. October 4, 1835, d. April 8, 1895
Marriage*Mary Sowder married Thomas Cooper on August 31, 1857 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  3. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Charity Sowder1,2,3,4,5

F, b. February 23, 1842, d. February 23, 1920
FatherJohn Prillaman Sowder1,2,5 b. October 4, 1803, d. April 4, 1864
MotherCynthia Craig1,2,3,5 b. August 3, 1810, d. March 25, 1900
     Charity Sowder was born on February 23, 1842 at Franklin Co., Virginia.5 As of December 27, 1871,her married name was Guilliams.4 She married James W. Guilliams on December 27, 1871 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4 Charity Sowder died on February 23, 1920 at Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 78.5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 897, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 371, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 166, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 259, District 100, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 33, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 82, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 25, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son William9

Family

James W. Guilliams b. October 22, 1843, d. February 13, 1916
Marriage*Charity Sowder married James W. Guilliams on December 27, 1871 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4 
Children

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. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 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.

Martha J. Sowder1,2

F, b. April 25, 1843, d. June 18, 1898
FatherJohn Prillaman Sowder1,2,3 b. October 4, 1803, d. April 4, 1864
MotherCynthia Craig1,2,3 b. August 3, 1810, d. March 25, 1900
     Martha J. Sowder was buried at Sowder Cemetery #1, Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.4 She was born on April 25, 1843 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,5 As of February 7, 1861,her married name was Moran.5 She married Joshua N. Moran on February 7, 1861 at Franklin Co., Virginia.5 As of March 14, 1872,her married name was Cooper.3 Martha J. Sowder married Isles Cooper on March 14, 1872 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 Martha J. Sowder died on June 18, 1898 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 55.5,4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 897, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 371, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 166, Blackwater, Franklin Co., VirginiaEnumerated with her children but without her husband in the household of her mother Cynthia Sowder6
1880Dwelling 391, District 100, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7

Family 1

Joshua N. Moran b. circa 1842, d. before 1872
Marriage*Martha J. Sowder married Joshua N. Moran on February 7, 1861 at Franklin Co., Virginia.5 
Children

Family 2

Isles Cooper b. circa 1848
Marriage*Martha J. Sowder married Isles Cooper on March 14, 1872 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 
Children

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. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S7722] Sowder Cemetery #1, Franklin Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com/.
  5. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Jacob Sowder1,2

M, b. September 9, 1848, d. September 25, 1922
FatherJohn Prillaman Sowder1,3 b. October 4, 1803, d. April 4, 1864
MotherCynthia Craig1,3 b. August 3, 1810, d. March 25, 1900
     Jacob Sowder was buried at Jacob Sowder Cemetery, Rt. 748, 2.5 miles west of Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 He was born on September 9, 1848 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4,2 He married Malinda Helms on August 20, 1868 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4 Jacob Sowder died on September 25, 1922 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 74.4,2

Census Records

1850Dwelling 897, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 371, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia3
1870Dwelling 264, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 387, District 100, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 135, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 145, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 68, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1870Farmer5
1880Farmer6
1900Farmer7
1910Farmer8
1920Farmer9

Family

Malinda Helms b. April 6, 1844, d. June 24, 1930
Marriage*Jacob Sowder married Malinda Helms on August 20, 1868 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S3514] Webb Cemetery, Franklin Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  12. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the John Harvey Sowder obituary in the Sep 23, 1969 edition.
  13. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

James W. Guilliams1,2,3

M, b. October 22, 1843, d. February 13, 1916
     James W. Guilliams was born on October 22, 1843 at Franklin Co., Virginia; The 1900 Census has his birth as Jul 1849.4,3 He married Charity Sowder, daughter of John Prillaman Sowder and Cynthia Craig, on December 27, 1871 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 James W. Guilliams died on February 13, 1916 at Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 72.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 259, District 100, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 33, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 82, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1880Farm hand1
1900Farmer4
1910Farmer5

Family

Charity Sowder b. February 23, 1842, d. February 23, 1920
Marriage*James W. Guilliams married Charity Sowder, daughter of John Prillaman Sowder and Cynthia Craig, on December 27, 1871 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Joshua N. Moran1,2

M, b. circa 1842, d. before 1872
     Joshua N. Moran was born circa 1842 at Virginia.2 He married Martha J. Sowder, daughter of John Prillaman Sowder and Cynthia Craig, on February 7, 1861 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 Joshua N. Moran died before 1872; Joshua probably died during the Civil War, his wife remarried in 1872.3

Family

Martha J. Sowder b. April 25, 1843, d. June 18, 1898
Marriage*He married Martha J. Sowder, daughter of John Prillaman Sowder and Cynthia Craig, on February 7, 1861 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Thomas Cooper1,2

M, b. October 4, 1835, d. April 8, 1895
     Thomas Cooper was buried at Wiley Davis Burwell Cemetery, Rt. 651, Franklin Co., Virginia.1 He was born on October 4, 1835 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 He married Mary Sowder, daughter of John Prillaman Sowder and Cynthia Craig, on August 31, 1857 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 Thomas Cooper died on April 8, 1895 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 59.1

Census Records

1860Dwelling 372, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 168, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 253, District 100, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1860Farmer2
1870Farm laborer4
1880Farmer5

Family

Mary Sowder b. June 8, 1838, d. June 12, 1909
Marriage*Thomas Cooper married Mary Sowder, daughter of John Prillaman Sowder and Cynthia Craig, on August 31, 1857 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  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. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Malinda Helms1

F, b. April 6, 1844, d. June 24, 1930
     Malinda Helms was buried at Jacob Sowder Cemetery, Rt. 748, 2.5 miles west of Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 She was born on April 6, 1844 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,2 As of August 20, 1868,her married name was Sowder.1 She married Jacob Sowder, son of John Prillaman Sowder and Cynthia Craig, on August 20, 1868 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 Malinda Helms died on June 24, 1930 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 86.1,2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 264, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 387, District 100, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 135, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 145, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 68, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7

Family

Jacob Sowder b. September 9, 1848, d. September 25, 1922
Marriage*Malinda Helms married Jacob Sowder, son of John Prillaman Sowder and Cynthia Craig, on August 20, 1868 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S3514] Webb Cemetery, Franklin Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  10. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the John Harvey Sowder obituary in the Sep 23, 1969 edition.
  11. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder1,2,3,4

F, b. February 25, 1871, d. August 2, 1945
FatherJacob Sowder1,4 b. September 9, 1848, d. September 25, 1922
MotherMalinda Helms1,4 b. April 6, 1844, d. June 24, 1930
     Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.4 She was born on February 25, 1871 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.4 As of December 20, 1888,her married name was Webb.3 She married Lewis Flemon Webb on December 20, 1888 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,3 Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder died on August 2, 1945 at Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 74.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 387, District 100, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 137, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 146, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 124, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 66, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8

Family

Lewis Flemon Webb b. December 24, 1866, d. March 16, 1952
Marriage*Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder married Lewis Flemon Webb on December 20, 1888 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1382] Comp. Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Births.
  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. [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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

John Harvey "Brud" Sowder1,2,3,4

M, b. December 12, 1874, d. September 22, 1959
FatherJacob Sowder1 b. September 9, 1848, d. September 25, 1922
MotherMalinda Helms1 b. April 6, 1844, d. June 24, 1930
     John Harvey "Brud" Sowder was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.5,3 He was born on December 12, 1874 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,6,5 He married Mary Catherine Webb on January 24, 1893 at Franklin Co., Virginia.6,2 John Harvey "Brud" Sowder died on September 22, 1959 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 84.5,3 He John Harvey (Brud) Sowder, 85, of Rocky Mount died at his home yesterday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary C. Sowder; six daughters, Mrs. A. B. Jones, Poages Mill; Mrs. N. C. Pendleton and Mrs. Walter Akers, both of Rocky Mount; Mrs. J. C. Bussey, Blacksburg; Mrs. A. W. Haymaker, Roanoke, and Mrs. Herbert Holt, Woodlawn, Md; six sons, J. N. Sowder, Callaway; E. F. Sowder, Poages Mill; R. D. Sowder, Rocky Mount; P. R. Sowder, Roanoke; J. G. Sowder, Providence Forge, and Dr. W. T. Sowder, Jacksonville, Fla; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Jones, Rocky Mount; 40 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lynch Chapel, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Boones Mill. on September 23, 1959.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 387, District 100, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1900Dwelling 44, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 144, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 72, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 26, District 2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 144, District 34-1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4

Occupation

1900Farmer7
1910Farmer8
1920Farmer9
1930Farmer10
1940Farmer4

Family

Mary Catherine Webb b. February 13, 1876, d. September 12, 1973
Marriage*John Harvey "Brud" Sowder married Mary Catherine Webb on January 24, 1893 at Franklin Co., Virginia.6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1789] Florida Times-Union, The, From the Wilson Thomas Sowder obituary in the Feb 23, 2007 edition.
  3. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the John Harvey Sowder obituary in the Sep 23, 1969 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  6. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Grace Sowder Pendleton obituary in the Jun 11, 1992 edition.
  13. [S3514] Webb Cemetery, Franklin Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  14. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  15. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Grady Sowder obituary in the Aug 25, 2010 edition.

Eliza Lee Sowder1,2

F, b. April 7, 1880, d. July 26, 1965
FatherJacob Sowder1 b. September 9, 1848, d. September 25, 1922
MotherMalinda Helms1 b. April 6, 1844, d. June 24, 1930
     Eliza Lee Sowder was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.3 She was born on April 7, 1880 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,3 As of January 21, 1897,her married name was Guilliams.2 She married John Luke Guilliams on January 21, 1897 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 Eliza Lee Sowder died on July 26, 1965 at age 85.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 387, District 100, Franklin Co., Virginia1
1910Dwelling 14, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 93, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 31, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 81, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7

Family

John Luke Guilliams b. November 28, 1873, d. August 17, 1946
Marriage*Eliza Lee Sowder married John Luke Guilliams on January 21, 1897 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  3. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Mary Della Sowder1,2,3

F, b. January 15, 1884, d. April 2, 1925
FatherJacob Sowder2,3 b. September 9, 1848, d. September 25, 1922
MotherMalinda Helms2,3 b. April 6, 1844, d. June 24, 1930
     Mary Della Sowder was buried at Frank Lloyd Guilliams Cemetery, near Rt. 751, about 0.6 miles from Rt. 750, behind Pigg River Primitive Church, Franklin Co., Virginia.4 She was born on January 15, 1884 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.3 As of November 30, 1899,her married name was Guilliams.2 She married Charles Peter Guilliams on November 30, 1899 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,3 Mary Della Sowder died on April 2, 1925 at Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 41.1,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 57, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 14, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 123, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7

Family

Charles Peter Guilliams b. November 8, 1879, d. January 1, 1936
Marriage*Mary Della Sowder married Charles Peter Guilliams on November 30, 1899 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  10. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  11. [S2013] Charleston Post & Courier, From the Daisy Guilliams Thomas obituary in the Feb 4, 2006 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Guilliams Nichols obituary in the Jan 22, 2007 edition.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Charles Peter Guilliams1,2,3

M, b. November 8, 1879, d. January 1, 1936
     Charles Peter Guilliams was buried at Frank Lloyd Guilliams Cemetery, near Rt. 751, about 0.6 miles from Rt. 750, behind Pigg River Primitive Church, Franklin Co., Virginia.4 He was born on November 8, 1879 at Franklin Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration Card has a birth date of Nov 8, 1878.5,1 He married Mary Della Sowder, daughter of Jacob Sowder and Malinda Helms, on November 30, 1899 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3,6 Charles Peter Guilliams married Sallie E. Unknown circa 1926.7 Charles Peter Guilliams died on January 1, 1936 at age 56.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 57, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 14, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 123, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 145, District 12, Maggodee, Franklin Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1900Farmer8
1910Farmer9
1920Farmer10
1930Farmer7

Family 1

Mary Della Sowder b. January 15, 1884, d. April 2, 1925
Marriage*Charles Peter Guilliams married Mary Della Sowder, daughter of Jacob Sowder and Malinda Helms, on November 30, 1899 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3,6 
Children

Family 2

Sallie E. Unknown b. circa 1893
Marriage*Charles Peter Guilliams married Sallie E. Unknown circa 1926.7 

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Guilliams Nichols obituary in the Jan 21, 2007 edition.
  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. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  5. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  14. [S2013] Charleston Post & Courier, From the Daisy Guilliams Thomas obituary in the Feb 4, 2006 edition.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eva Guilliams Nichols obituary in the Jan 22, 2007 edition.

Lewis Flemon Webb1,2

M, b. December 24, 1866, d. March 16, 1952
     Lewis Flemon Webb was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 He was born on December 24, 1866 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 He married Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder, daughter of Jacob Sowder and Malinda Helms, on December 20, 1888 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,3 Lewis Flemon Webb died on March 16, 1952 at Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 85.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 137, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 146, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 124, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1900Farmer4
1910Farmer5
1920Farmer6

Family

Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder b. February 25, 1871, d. August 2, 1945
Marriage*Lewis Flemon Webb married Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder, daughter of Jacob Sowder and Malinda Helms, on December 20, 1888 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1382] Comp. Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Births.

Della Mae Webb1,2,3

F, b. March 30, 1891, d. April 20, 1974
FatherLewis Flemon Webb1,4 b. December 24, 1866, d. March 16, 1952
MotherElizabeth Vaughn Sowder1,4 b. February 25, 1871, d. August 2, 1945
     Her Social Security Number was 226-12-3267.5 Della Mae Webb was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 She was born on March 30, 1891 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia; The SSDI has a birth date of Mar 30, 1890.7,1,5 As of April 11, 1907,her married name was Underwood.8 She married James Otha Underwood, son of Samuel Underwood and Nancy Ann Gillespie, on April 11, 1907 at Franklin Co., Virginia.9,3 Della Mae Webb died on April 20, 1974 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 83.7,9,6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 137, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 260, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 146, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 160, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 66, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1940Farmer13

Family

James Otha Underwood b. October 28, 1880, d. February 19, 1946
Marriage*Della Mae Webb married James Otha Underwood, son of Samuel Underwood and Nancy Ann Gillespie, on April 11, 1907 at Franklin Co., Virginia.9,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1382] Comp. Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Births.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wilma Gertrude Likens obituary in the Feb 2, 2003 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mina Rebecca Underwood Manning obituary in the Nov 26, 2014 edition.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S1262] Glenna Garnand Garner, Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  9. [S1242] Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Individual Records.
  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 Thelma Underwood Lipscomb obituary in the Jan 28, 2001 edition.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Henry Melvin Underwood obituary in the Oct 29, 1997 edition.
  16. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

James Otha Underwood1,2,3

M, b. October 28, 1880, d. February 19, 1946
FatherSamuel Underwood3 b. 1855
MotherNancy Ann Gillespie3 b. June 6, 1850, d. February 19, 1935
     James Otha Underwood was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 He was born on October 28, 1880 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,5,3 He married Della Mae Webb, daughter of Lewis Flemon Webb and Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder, on April 11, 1907 at Franklin Co., Virginia.6,2 James Otha Underwood died on February 19, 1946 at age 65.4,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 260, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 146, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 160, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1910Farmer7
1920Farmer8
1930Farmer9

Family

Della Mae Webb b. March 30, 1891, d. April 20, 1974
Marriage*James Otha Underwood married Della Mae Webb, daughter of Lewis Flemon Webb and Elizabeth Vaughn Sowder, on April 11, 1907 at Franklin Co., Virginia.6,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wilma Gertrude Likens obituary in the Feb 2, 2003 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mina Rebecca Underwood Manning obituary in the Nov 26, 2014 edition.
  3. [S1262] Glenna Garnand Garner, Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S1242] Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Individual Records.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Thelma Underwood Lipscomb obituary in the Jan 28, 2001 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Henry Melvin Underwood obituary in the Oct 29, 1997 edition.
  12. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

John Luke Guilliams1

M, b. November 28, 1873, d. August 17, 1946
     John Luke Guilliams was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.2,3 He was born on November 28, 1873 at Franklin Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration Card has a birth date of Oct 28, 1873.3,1 He married Eliza Lee Sowder, daughter of Jacob Sowder and Malinda Helms, on January 21, 1897 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 John Luke Guilliams died on August 17, 1946 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 72.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 231, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 14, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 93, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 31, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 81, District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1900Farmer4
1910Farmer5
1920Farmer6
1930Farmer7
1940Farmer8

Family

Eliza Lee Sowder b. April 7, 1880, d. July 26, 1965
Marriage*John Luke Guilliams married Eliza Lee Sowder, daughter of Jacob Sowder and Malinda Helms, on January 21, 1897 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  3. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Roy Lee Guilliams1,2,3,4

M, b. February 19, 1906, d. February 14, 1971
FatherJohn Luke Guilliams5,6,4 b. November 28, 1873, d. August 17, 1946
MotherEliza Lee Sowder5,6,4 b. April 7, 1880, d. July 26, 1965
     Roy Lee Guilliams was buried at Pigg River Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Swenfield Road, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,3 His Social Security Number was 228-10-9753.7 He was born on February 19, 1906 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth date of Feb 17, 1906.1,7,3,8,4 He married Altha Vane Furrow, daughter of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on December 27, 1928 at Franklin Co., Virginia.9 Roy Lee Guilliams died on February 14, 1971 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 64.1,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 14, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 93, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 67, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 44, District 34-1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1930Farmer10
1940Farmer11

Family

Altha Vane Furrow b. December 17, 1907, d. October 18, 1997
Marriage*Roy Lee Guilliams married Altha Vane Furrow, daughter of Claude Kyrus Furrow and Jemina Peradine "Dina" Bell, on December 27, 1928 at Franklin Co., Virginia.9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bernard Lawrence Guilliams obituary in the Feb 7, 1994 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Altha Vane Furrow Guilliams obituary in the Oct 20, 1997 edition.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pamela Guilliams Messenger obituary in the Nov 10, 2018 edition.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Coy Lee Guilliams obituary in the Feb 24, 2020 edition.
  15. [S6858] Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, online http://www.connerbowman.com, From the Sylvia June Guilliams Cooper obituary.

Mary Catherine Webb1

F, b. February 13, 1876, d. September 12, 1973
     Her Social Security Number was 228-70-5059.2 Mary Catherine Webb was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.3 She was born on February 13, 1876 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.3,2 As of January 24, 1893,her married name was Sowder.4 She married John Harvey "Brud" Sowder, son of Jacob Sowder and Malinda Helms, on January 24, 1893 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,1 Mary Catherine Webb died on September 12, 1973 at Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 97.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 44, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 144, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 72, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 26, District 2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 144, District 34-1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia9

Family

John Harvey "Brud" Sowder b. December 12, 1874, d. September 22, 1959
Marriage*Mary Catherine Webb married John Harvey "Brud" Sowder, son of Jacob Sowder and Malinda Helms, on January 24, 1893 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1789] Florida Times-Union, The, From the Wilson Thomas Sowder obituary in the Feb 23, 2007 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  4. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Grace Sowder Pendleton obituary in the Jun 11, 1992 edition.
  12. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the John Harvey Sowder obituary in the Sep 23, 1969 edition.
  13. [S3514] Webb Cemetery, Franklin Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  14. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  15. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Grady Sowder obituary in the Aug 25, 2010 edition.

Grace Flora Sowder1

F, b. March 23, 1897, d. June 9, 1992
FatherJohn Harvey "Brud" Sowder2,3,4 b. December 12, 1874, d. September 22, 1959
MotherMary Catherine Webb2,3,4 b. February 13, 1876, d. September 12, 1973
     Grace Flora Sowder was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.4,5 Her Social Security Number was 223-50-0064.6 She was born on March 23, 1897 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia.6 As of January 6, 1916,her married name was Pendleton.1 She married Noah Cabble Pendleton, son of Eli Pendleton and Olive C. Cooper, on January 6, 1916 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4 Grace Flora Sowder died on June 9, 1992 at Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 95.6,4,5,7 She Mrs. Grace Sowder Pendleton went to be with the Lord June 9, 1992. She was 95 years old, and was a life-long member of St. Peters Episcopal Church and a frequent visitor of Gogginsville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Cabell Pendleton, one son, Wilson Pendleton, and two daughters, Frances Hodges and Mary Pendleton. She was the daughter of Mary Webb and John Brud Sowder. Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mrs. Brent (Hilda) Guilliams, Mrs Ebb (Maude) Bolling, Mrs. J.C. (Carol) Ferguson; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Wilton and Hazel Pendleton, Jacob and Melva Pendleton, Howard and Betty Pendleton, Frank Pendleton; and a former daughter-in-law. Also surviving is a special and faithful friend, Mattie Adkins, and special friends, Don and Joan Fetcher; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Wilson and Lucille Sowder, Jacksonville, Fla; Judge John Harvey and Mable Sowder, Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. Wolton (Louise) Akers, Rocky Mount; Mrs. Carl (Sadie) Bussey, Richmond; Mrs. Herbert (Edith) Holt, Maryland; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dillard (Virginia) Sowder, Mrs. Rodney (Eva) Sowder. Also surviving are nineteen grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 1992, from Lynch Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Christine Payden-Travers and the Rev. Stanley Wright with interment to follow in Mountain View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7:00 to 9:00 Thursday evening at Lynch Funeral Home. Lynch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. on June 11, 1992.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 44, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 144, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 69, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 87, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia9

Family

Noah Cabble Pendleton b. August 5, 1895, d. November 15, 1952
Marriage*Grace Flora Sowder married Noah Cabble Pendleton, son of Eli Pendleton and Olive C. Cooper, on January 6, 1916 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Grace Sowder Pendleton obituary in the Jun 11, 1992 edition.
  5. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hilda P. Guilliams obituary in the Jul 17, 2002 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jacob Dillard Pendleton obituary in the Jul 29, 1996 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Noah Cabble Pendleton1,2,3

M, b. August 5, 1895, d. November 15, 1952
FatherEli Pendleton4,5,3 b. May 12, 1862, d. May 24, 1951
MotherOlive C. Cooper4,5,3 b. December 20, 1858, d. September 22, 1911
     Noah Cabble Pendleton was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.2,3 He was born on August 5, 1895 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia; His death certificate and gravestone has a brith date of Oct 12, 1894.6,2,3 He married Grace Flora Sowder, daughter of John Harvey "Brud" Sowder and Mary Catherine Webb, on January 6, 1916 at Franklin Co., Virginia.7,1 Noah Cabble Pendleton died on November 15, 1952 at Callaway, Franklin Co., Virginia, at age 57.2,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 41, District 22, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 98, District 31, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 69, District 46, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 87, District 1, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1920Farmer8
1930Farmer9

Family

Grace Flora Sowder b. March 23, 1897, d. June 9, 1992
Marriage*Noah Cabble Pendleton married Grace Flora Sowder, daughter of John Harvey "Brud" Sowder and Mary Catherine Webb, on January 6, 1916 at Franklin Co., Virginia.7,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Grace Sowder Pendleton obituary in the Jun 11, 1992 edition.
  2. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  7. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hilda P. Guilliams obituary in the Jul 17, 2002 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jacob Dillard Pendleton obituary in the Jul 29, 1996 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.