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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Daniel Collins and family in the 1900 Census. #CensusSunday

1900 US Census 
Floyd, Va. 

Daniel J. Collins and his wife Martha Bartlett in the 1900 Census of Floyd, Virginia. My grandma Mamie is about 5 here and her twin sisters are about 1.

Thursday, March 26, 2015



  • Will: 14 SEP 1830 Montgomery Co., Virginia
  • Note:

    I Peter Poff Seynior of the County of Montgomery and State of Virginia do hearby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
    1st that out of my moneys now in hand I desire that all my just debts if any thar be and funeral expences [be] fully paid off and discharged
    2nd I will and bequeath unto my Dear and loving wife two of her chois Cows two beds and all the Ballance of the Household and Kitchen furniture except the ballance of the beds The Home place whear we now live during her natural life the paroshable part of what hath been bequeathed to my Dear Wife she may dispose of During her lifetime if she pleases
    3rd I will and bequeath unto my Son Henry Poff the tract of land on which he now lives with all its appurtenances thereto belonging Beginning at the Draw bars whear they now stand near the old mill then a strait line on easterly course to the Cross fence whar it now stands and with said fence as it now runs to the Corner of Anthony Poff's [illegible] fence whar it now stands and then a line according to Anthony's Clamd land now is woods that is the land he now occupys and from his Clamd land a strait line to the nearest part of the old line and with the old line to the Bent road and with said road to the Beginning
    4th I will and bequeath unto my Son anthony Poff all the mill place and all the Ballance of the land except that part devised to Henry Poff Beginning at the above named Draw Bars along the Bent road to whar it Crosses the old mill branch and down that branch to Wiley's line. 5th I will and bequeath unto my Son michael Poff all the land that lays of the [illegible] on the south side of the Bent mountain road and according to Anthony Poff's lines mentioned above
    6th I will and bequeath unto my Son Charles Poff all that tract of land on the Pine Spar road which I purchased of Stephen R[illegible]
    7th I will and bequeath unto my Son Peter Poff two small tracts of land and which he now lives on the aker adjoining the same Which is set forth by 2 small patterns
    8th I will and bequeath unto my Son John Poff a piece of land that I took up adjoining the old place which will be set forth By a pattern of about ninety akers.
    8th I will and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Poff after the decease of his mother the Ballance of the old tract of land
    9th I Will and bequeath unto my two younger Daughters Christiniah and Anna Poff 1 Cow and 1 Heifer each and Anna 1 Bed and furniture also twenty dollars and the ballance of my paroshable property I wish sold and my outstanding debts Collected and my specified legays paid off and out of the proceeds of such sale and Colection I wish to Be equally divided between my five daughters
    I mor over Will and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Seventy five Bushels of the grain growed or growing and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends William Conner Seynior & Jacob Hoback By this my will and testament hearby revoking all others In witness whearof I have hearunder set my hand and affixed my seal In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty September the 14th.
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Burrell Hancock #SundaySource

    1900 census

    1910 census

    1930 census            

    1940 Census                    



    Friday, March 6, 2015

    56/57 ACEY AKERS and CATHERINE DUNCAN #12in12

    HERE IT IS 2015 and I am still on Generation 6, where does the time go? Oh well, let's do this.

    56 and 57 on my ancestor list is ASA FLOYD AKERS and his wife CATHERINE DUNCAN. They were the parents of Lee A. Akers AKA Leander Wade Akers who married Nora Ellen Taylor. Asa AKA Acey Akers was the son of James Akers and Sarah Reed, and Catherine Duncan was the daughter of Blanch Duncan, Jr. and Catherine Phillips.  

    Born in Floyd, Virginia, USA on 1850 to James A Akers and Sarah Reed. Asa Floyd married Catherine C Duncan and had 8 children.

    Born in Floyd on 1854 to Blanch Duncan and Catherine Phillips. Catherine C married Asa Akers.

    6 M: Asa Floyd AKERS
    Birth: 1852 Floyd Co va
    Spouse: Catherine (Katherine) DUNCAN
    Marriage: 22 Jan 1873 Floyd Co Va

    Asa Floyd Akers was born in Sep 1851 in Floyd Co., VA. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Floyd Co., VA.(92) He was a farm laborer in 1870 in Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., VA. (224) He appeared on the census in 1870 in Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., VA.(224) He was a farmer in 1880 in Indian Valley, Floyd Co., VA.(44) He appeared on the census in 1880 in Indian Valley, Floyd Co., VA. (44) Parents:James A Akers and Sarah Elizabeth Reed.
    He was married to Catherine C Duncan on 22 Jan 1873 in Floyd Co., VA.(399) Children were: Leander Wade AkersBallard Preston AkersLurinda S AkersAmanda C AkersWilliam B AkersRosalie AkersMary AkersLetcher Gilbert Akers.      

    1/22/73 Asa Akers 21 Catherine Duncan 18
    Parents James & Sarah  Blanch & Catherine  Andy Reed

    Parents: James A. & 1st wife Sarah Elizabeth (Reed) Akers.
    1851 Birth: 9-1851 Floyd Co., VA.
    1860 Floyd Co., VA, Copper Valley PO, H855: Asa 10 yo w/m, b. VA.
    1870 Floyd Co., VA, Alum Ridge Twp, H190: Asa 18 yo w/m, b. VA, farm laborer.
    1873 Marriage #1: Asa Akersm. Catherine C. Duncan 01-30-1873 Floyd Co., VA by Andrew A. Reed. He 21 yo single w/m farmer, b. & living in Floyd Co., VA, s/o James & Sarah Akers. She single 18 yo, b. & living in Floyd Co., VA, d/o Blanch & Catherine Duncan.
    1880 Floyd Co., VA, Indian Valley District, H317: Asa Akers, 28 yo w/m farmer, b. VA, HOH.
    1900 Wythe Co., VA, Grahams Forge voting district, H146: Acy Akers, 48 yo w/m farm laborer, b. VA, m. 27y, can not read/write, rents house, HOH.
    1910 Pulaski Co., VA, Hiawassee Twp, H315: Asa Akers, 56 yo w/m ore worker, b. VA, M1 36y, can not write, rents house, HOH.
    1920: can’t find.

    b. 10-30-1854 Floyd Co., VA, d/o Blanch & 2nd wife Catherine “Kate” (Phillips) Duncan.
    1880 Floyd Co., VA, Indian Valley District, H317: Catherine 25 yo wife, b. VA.
    1900 Wythe Co., VA, Grahams Forge voting district, H146: Cathren 46 yo wife, b. VA, m. 27y, 13 ch with 13 living, can not read/write.
    1910 Pulaski Co., VA, Hiawassee Twp, H315: Catherine 52 yo wife, b. VA, M1 36y, 13 ch with 12 living, can not read/write.
    1920: can’t find.




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