Ancestors of
Gordon Alan Douglas
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More research and reformatting done in Dec 2014

Douglas Section Updated 11 Dec 2011

Sheets Section Started 9 Dec 2011

Reformatting work done 26 Nov 2011

Reformatting work done 26 Nov 2011

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The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, May 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, Dec 2014


When our son Jeremy married Kara Douglas on 9 June 2006, we knew this page would soon be forthcoming.  Charity had married Beau, and the Pihlaja page became part of the tree. Sarah had married Jason, and off we went with the branch for the Johnsons. So when Sharon and I went to Albuquerque for a visit with Jeremy and Kara in March 2007, who was I to put off the inevitable? Readers, we are delighted to present to you our growing Gwin/Douglas connection!


Jeremy is a civil engineer, P.E., who worked with Parsons Brinckerhoff in Albuquerque while Kara went to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  She finished her years of residency in gynecology at University of Texas Medical Center on El Paso's west side, formerly Thomason Hospital.  With the El Paso move, Jeremy left PB and taught math, computer skills, and filmmaking at Mesilla Valley Christian Schools' in Las Cruces.
--John M. Gwin --


Whew!
The original page was getting to be a real monster--we had over 2.5 megs of data stored there!
So in December 2011, we split it into its two parts:


Gordon's Ancestors
and other kin (including the surnames Butler, Chapman, Douglas, Hartsell, Heatwole, Houff, Sheets, Templin, and others--
to access the sections for these families, please scroll down to the Table of Contents and click on the desired links).

and
Kathy's Ancestors
and other kin (including the surnames Brown, Davis, Dodds, Dow, Felker, Hines, James, Potter, Reynolds, Shaw, Smith, Truelove, and others--
to access the sections for these families, please click on the above link for Kathy's ancestors).


Hopefully the pages will load and respond faster for you now.



TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS PAGE
Click here to access Kathy's page.



Butler Family Page (includes these additional surnames:  )

Chapman Family Page
(includes these additional surnames:  )

Douglas Family Page  (includes these additional surnames:  Manning, McAndrews, Middleton, Miller, Southard)

Hartsell Family Page  (includes these additional surnames:  Anthony, Arnett, Broyles, Bryant, Carson, Doran, Early, Griswold, Madden, Norton, Norvell, Schuler,  Smith, Templin, Walker)

Heatwole Family Page  (includes these additional surnames: Emerson)

Sheets Family Page  (includes these additional surnames: Houff)

Templin Family Page  (includes these additional surnames:     )


Ahnentafel in Family Tree Format:
An Overview of Both Gordon's and Kathy's Lines








32--Mr. Douglas
64--Mr. Douglas





16--Branch L. Douglas

65--Mrs. Douglas (nee unk.)






33--Mrs. Douglas (nee unk.)
66




08--James L. Douglas


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17--Maggie L. (nee unk.)

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35
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04--R. E. "Doug" Douglas



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36--Shem Heatwole, Jr.
72--Shem Heatwole, Sr.





18--Amos F.  Heatwole

73--Elizabeth (nee unk.)






37--Catherine (nee unk.)
74




09--Mary C. Heatwole


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38--James M. Chapman
76--Mr. Chapman




19--Mittie F. Chapman

77--Mrs. Chapman (nee unk.) 154
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39--Elizabeth "Lizzie" A. Sheets
78--Samuel Sheets


02--Gordon A. Douglas




158--Benjamin Houff
316--Mr. Houff





79--Mary "Polly" Houff 159--Mrs. Houff













40--John H. Hartsell
80--Abraham Hartsell, Jr.
160 320



20--Wm. B. Hartsell

81--Mrs. Hartsell (nee unk.)
162
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41--Amanda Jane (nee unk.)
82
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10--Dale M.Hartsell


83
166
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42
84
168
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21--Josephine (nee unk.)

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43
86
172
344

05--Dorothy J. Hartsell


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174
348




44--Mr. Templin 88--Mr. Templin 176
352



22--David T. Templin

89--Mrs. Templin (nee unk.)





45--Mrs. Templin (nee unk.) 90




11--Rhoda L. Templin


91






46--Mr. Butler
92--Mr. Butler




23--Susan Butler

93--Mrs. Butler (nee unk.)





47--Mrs. Butler (nee unk.) 94







95


01--Kara M. Douglas
       m. Jeremy S. Gwin




48--Royal H. Brown

96--Mr. Brown





24--Sydney Brown

97--Mrs. Brown (nee unk.)






49--Alida Potter
98--Mr. Potter




12--Lester S.Brown


99--Mrs. Potter (nee unk.)






50--William G. Truelove
100--Mr. Truelove





25--Elizabeth A. Truelove

101--Mrs. Truelove (nee unk.)






51--Sarah Davis
102--Mr. Davis



06--George L. Brown



103--Mrs. Davis (nee unk.)






52--Wm. H. Dodds, Sr.
104--Mr. Dodds





26--William H. Dodds, Jr.

105--Mrs. Dodds (nee unk.)






53--Sarah (nee unk.)
106--




13--Georgie L. Dodds


107--                      






54--William Reynolds
108--Mr. Reynolds




27--Leticia Reynolds

109--Mrs. Reynolds (nee unk.)






110--Albert James
220--Thomas James 440--William James







441--Mary Hines







442--Mr. Davis




55--Mary A. James
221--Mary B. Davis 443--Mrs. Davis (nee unk.)
03--Kathy Brown




111--Ruth A. Smith
222--Mr. Smith
444--Mr. Smith




56--Mr. Shaw
112--Mr. Shaw




28--Mr. Shaw

113--Mrs. Shaw (nee unk.)





57--Mrs. Shaw (nee unk.)
114




14--John C. Shaw


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58
116





29--Mrs. Shaw (nee unk.)

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59
118



07--Joanne Caroline Shaw



119






60--Peter Felker
120--Mr. Felker





30--Henry R. Felker

121--Mrs. Felker (nee unk.)






61--Catherine (nee unk.)
122




15--Dorcas C. Felker


123






62--Mr. Dow
124--Mr. Dow




31--Dorcas Dow

125--Mrs. Dow (nee unk.)






63--Mrs. Dow (nee unk.) 126







127








Sources:
1. Conversations with Kara and her family: Gordon and Kathy Brown Douglas and George and Joanne Shaw Brown;

2. U. S. Census information (photos of original documents via Ancestry.com)

3. Douglas birth book pages (family trees, signatures, photos, etc.)

4. The Hartsell Connection by Larry D. Fox and Magdalene E. Fox, loaned to us by Gordon Douglas' aunt, [Hartsell 27.06]--Lorraine M. Hartsell Smith

5. Steve Norvell's information related to his parents, [Hartsell 27.04]--Juanita Hartsell Norvell and James Norvell, listed there in this green.

6. Conversations with 27.02--Doug Douglas, grandson of Branch L. Douglas and grandfather to Kara, after Doug moved in 2007 to Las Cruces, NM, to be near his son Gordon and family.



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l-r: Kara, Gordon, Dorothy, Beth, Doug, Joanne, newborn Rebecca, Kathy, Jessica, George; May 1989

[John M. Gwin NOTE: The following 24.00--John/Emily Douglass family may or may not be that of our 25.00--Branch L. Douglas; however, when I searched the 1870 Virginia census for any Virginian of the right age with the given name of Branch, this 25.08--Branch L. Douglass was one of a mere handful to appear. And the fact that he has the correct last name (though spelled with two esses)] convinces me that he is indeed our target.]

[John M. Gwin NOTE: On another  note...
From: "Norman E. West" <nlwestattexhomadotnet>
Date: August 25, 2007
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Southard connection

This has nothing to do with your line, but... My great-great-grandfather was Elias Southard whom you have on your Douglas page in the census of 1870.  His son Benjamin (who was between Emily J. and William F. who married Lucy A.) was my grandfather.  It is interesting to me to find out her maiden name, possibly, and I agree with your findings, probably!  Benjamin married and had a family in Virginia; however, his oldest son moved to Oklahoma when it was Indian Country, and Benjamin followed and died in Oklahoma and is buried at Ft Sill, Oklahoma.  His wife refused to come to Oklahoma and is buried at Standardsville, VA.  My husband and I raise wheat and  cattle on my grandfather's land he got in 1903.  This is all side-family-info, but your page was interesting to me, and I had to share.   Louise Southard West]

26 Aug 1850 cens. of 186/186 Greene Co., VA
John Douglass, 32, m, farmer, va, CNROW
Emily Douglass, 27, etc. CNROW
George W., 6, m
James E., 4, m
Lucy A., 2, f
baby, 2/12, f
18 Jul 1860 cens. of 213/213 Swift Run, Greene Co., VA
John Douglass, 45, m, farmer, va, CNROW
E. Douglass, 35 etc. CNROW
G. W., 17, m
J. E., 14, m
L. A., 12, f
M. F., 10, f
A., 8, f
M. F., 5, m
Dolly, 2, f
27 Jun 1870 cens. of 112/112, Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA

John Douglass, 54, farmer
Emily, 46
Mary f, 20
Adeline, 18
Dolly, 14,
Millard, 8
Branch L., 5





Note:
Greene, Page, and Madison counties all abut each other.
4 Aug 1870 cens. of 542/542, Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA

Elias Southard, 65, w m farmer
Emily J., 39, w f
William F., 35, w m
Lucy A., 21, w f
[looked for any Lucy A. in Stanardsville-- this one appeared and may be ours...if so, they are all in Madison Co. in 1880]
John N. or W., 33, w m
Mary S., 24, w f
Alice M., 5/12, w f


Name in 21-22 Jun 1880 census of Rapid Ann Dist., Madison Co., VA
Age
W. F. Southard 46
Lucy A. Southard 25
Thomas A. Southard 9
Benjamin Southard 8
Mary F. Southard 1
John W. Southard 45
Mary S. Southard 30
Alice Southard 13
Lizzie Southard 10
Willie Southard 8
Lula M. Southard 1
6
Nettie Taylor 50
Charles Williams 17
Name in 19 Jun 1900 cens. of Rapidan Dist., Madison Co., VA Age
John Southard 65
Alice M Southard 30
William W Southard 26
Lula M Southard 21
Elijah T Southard 19
Lenward Southard 15
William H Southard 66
Lucy A Southard 51
Thomas A Southard 27
Mary F Southard 21
Della G Southard 13
Emily J Southard 69
Dicy Barley 42




27 Jun 1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA
112/112, John Douglass, 54, farmer
emily, 46
Mary f, 20
adeline, 18
dolly, 14,
Millard, 8
Branch L, 5

18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA
213/213 John Douglass, 45, m, farmer, va, CNROW
e. douglass, 35 etc. CNROW
G.W., 17, m
JE, 14, m
LA, 12, f
MF, 10, f
a, 8, f
mf, 5, m
dolly, 2, f
Name in 28 Jun 1900 cens. of Monroe, Greene Co., VA
Age
Philmore M Douglas 42
Emma Douglas 35
Janette Douglas 11
Duane Douglas 6
Sadie R Douglas 3
Philipe Douglas 2
Pelhem Douglas 1.12
Name in 27 Apr 1910 cens. of Monroe, Greene Co., VA Age
Philmore M Douglas 49
Emma Douglas 39
Jennine Douglas 16
Philup D Douglas 12
Beters Douglas 6 "Betris" (Beatrice)


[24.00]--John (John George?) Douglass, b. ca. 1815-16; d. aft. 1870; bd. unk.; m. bef. 1843 to Emily (nee unk., b. ca. 1824-25; d. bef. 1900 census; bd. unk.); at least 9 ch.
[listed as John Douglass, age 32, in 26 Aug 1850 census of Greene Co., VA];
[listed as John, age 45 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA];
[listed as John, age  54 in 27 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];
[listed as George(!) "Douglap" ("s" = "p" is an Ancestry.com mistranscription), age 66 in 11 Jun 1880 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];
[listed as John Douglas, age 89, widower, in 28 Jun 1900 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[listed as Emily, age 27, in 26 Aug 1850 census of Greene Co., VA];
[listed as E., age 35 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA];
[listed as Emily, age 46 in 27 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];
[listed as Emly, age 55 in 11 Jun 1880 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA]

[25.01]--George W. Douglass, son, b. ca. 1843
[listed as George W., age 6, in 26 Aug 1850 census of Greene Co., VA];
[age 17 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA];
[does not appear in 27 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];

[25.02]--James E. Douglass, son, b. ca. 1846
[listed as "James E., age 4, in 26 Aug 1850 census of Greene Co., VA];
[age 14 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA]
;
[does not appear in 27 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];

[25.03]--Lucy A. Douglass, dau., b. ca. 1848
[listed as Lucy A., age 2, in 26 Aug 1850 census of Greene Co., VA];
[age 12 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA];
[does not appear in 27 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];

[25.04]--Mary Frances Douglass, dau., b. ca. Jun 1850
[listed as "baby", age 2/12, in 26 Aug 1850 census of Greene Co., VA];
[listed as M.F., age 10 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA];
[listed as Mary F., age 20 in 27 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];

[listed as Frances, age 25(!) in 11 Jun 1880 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[25.05]--Adeline Douglass, dau., b. ca. 1852
[age 8 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA];
[age 18 in 27 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];

[25.06]--Millard Fillmore Douglass, son, b. ca. 1855; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1889 to Emma (nee unk.; b. ca. 1865; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 9 ch., 5 still live in 1900, 3 in 1910;
[BIRTH ORDER PROBLEM: age 5 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA]
[BUT
age 8  in 27 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];
[not listed in 11 Jun 1880 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];
[listed as Philmore M. Douglas, age 42, in 28 Jun 1900 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];
[age 49 in  27 Apr 1910 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[age 35 in 28 Jun 1900 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];
[age 39 in 
27 Apr 1910 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[26.01]--Jarrette Douglas, son, b. May 1889; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m.
[age 11 in 28 Jun 1900 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[26.04]--Duane Douglas, dau., b. May 1894 ; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m.
[age 6 in 28 Jun 1900 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[26.06]--Sadie R. Douglas, dau., b. ca. 1897; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m.
[age 3 in 28 Jun 1900 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[26.07]--Philipe Douglas, son, b. May 1898; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.;
[age 2 in 28 Jun 1900 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];
[age 12 in 27 Apr
1910 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA]

[26.08]--Pelhem Douglas, dau., b. Apr. 1900; d. bef. 1910; bd. unk.;
[age 1mo. in 28 Jun 1900 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[26.09]--Beatrice Douglas, dau., b. ca. 1904; d. bef. 1910; bd. unk.; m. unk.;
[age 6 in  27 Apr 1910 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];

[25.07]--Dolly Douglass, dau., b. ca. 1858
[BIRTH ORDER PROBLEM: age 2 in 18 Jul 1860 census of Swift Run, Greene Co., VA]
[BUT listed as Dolly Douglas, age 14,  in 29 Jun  1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];
[not listed as lvg. w/parents in 11 Jun 1880 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA, and assumed deceased or md. and lvg. elsewhere];

[25.08]--Branch L. Douglass, son, b. ca. 1865;
[listed as Branch L. Douglas, age 5, in 29 Jun 1870 census of Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA];
[listed as Branch, age 11 in 11 Jun 1880 census of Monroe, Greene Co., VA];


25.00 (perhaps 25.08 above)--Branch Lawrence Douglas, b. ca. Jul 1862 (but gravestone says 1867) in VA (both parents also b. VA); d. 1943 (from gravestone); bd. Leaks Chapel Cem., Stanley, Page Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 47289993; m. ca. 1885 (reports 25 yrs. of m. in 1910) to Maggie L. Young (maiden name from Findagrave.com--Find A Grave Memorial# 38654024; b. ca. Aug 1866 [reports both parents also b. VA]; d. 1943 [from gravestone]; bd. Leaks Chapel Cem., Stanley, Page Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 47290073; m. ca. 1885 (reports 25 yrs. of m. in 1910); d. unk.; bd. unk.); reports in 1910 that 5 ch. b., 3 still lvg.
[age 37 in the 7 Jun 1900 census of Shenandoah Iron Works, Page Co., VA; occ., farmer];
[age 46 in 29 Apr 1910 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Magisterial Dist., Page Co., VA]

[age 33 in the 7 Jun 1900 census of Shenandoah Iron Works, Page Co., VA];
[age 43 in 29 Apr 1910 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Magisterial Dist., Page Co., VA;

[John M. Gwin Note: Doug told me in Oct 2007 that Branch is definitely his grandfather whom he knew and remembered well, that he was born in VA but raised in KY--near Lexington, he thought (Doug visited there when he was a small boy--and that his (Doug's) own dad was born in a place called "Tuckaho", VA, near Charlottesville. Doug didn't know how to spell it, but he heard his dad pronounce it many times /TUCK-uh-HOE/.]



above: Branch's and Maggie's
gravestone, which reads:

DOUGLAS
BRANCH L.      MAGGIE L.
1867-1943            1866-1917

left:
gravestone of:

JOHN P.
Son of
B. L. & Maggie L.

DOUGLAS
Born Jan. 3, 1890
Died June 11, 1907
Gone but not
Forgotten --


26.01--John P. Douglas, b. 3 Jan 1890 (date from gravestone) in VA; d. 11 Jun 1907; bd. Leaks Chapel Cem., Stanley, Page Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 47290135; m. never; no ch.
[listed as John P. Douglas, age 10 and b. VA/VA/VA, in the 7 Jun 1900 census of Shenandoah Iron Works, Page Co., VA];

[John M. Gwin Note: Doug told me in Oct 2007 that his dad's brother John got killed in a train accident at a young age (shown by the gravestone to be age 17), so this must be he.]

26.02--James L. Douglas, b. 1 May 1893 in VA; m. ca. 1918 to Mary C. Heatwole (b. 3 Dec 1900 in VA, d/o Amos Heatwole
[age 7 in the 7 Jun 1900 census of Shenandoah Iron Works, Page Co., VA];
[age 17 in 29 Apr 1910 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Magisterial Dist., Page Co., VA];
[age 26 in 2 Jan 1920 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA; occ. steam railroad laborer];
[age 36 in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA; occ. steam railroad brakeman]

[age 18 in 2 Jan 1920 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA];
[age 29 in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

27.01--Olive Lucille Douglas, b. ca. 1919; m. William Middleton;
[age 11 in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

27.02--Roslyn Elwood "Doug" Douglas, CONTRIBUTOR, b. 18 Dec 1921; m. Dorothy J. Hartsell (b. 31 May 1920, d/o Dale Milburn Hartsell {b. 26 Nov 1890; d. unk.} and Rhoda Lucretia Hartsell {b. 28 Jun 1892; d. unk.});  3 ch.
[age 8 in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

28.01--Roslyn "Ron" Elwyn Douglas, b. 2 Jan 1945 in Fresno, CA; m. 17 Dec 1966 to Kathleen Elizabeth Manning;

29.01--Erik Wayne Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Mark Alan Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

29.03--Bryan Scott Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

28.02--Stacey Leigh Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Janet Miller, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

28.03--Gordon Alan Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Kathleen "Kathy" Louise Brown, facebook friendship requested [PRIVATE]

29.01--Kara Marie Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Jeremiah "Jeremy" Scott Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE]
30.01--Adrianna Rose Gwin, [PRIVATE]
29.02--Jessica Anne Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.03--Elisabeth Danielle "Beth" Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Fred Brown facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.04--Rebecca Carey Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Joshua E. Perez facebook friend [PRIVATE]


27.03--Joyce Elizabeth Douglas, b. ca. 1923; m. Carl McAndrews;
[age 5 in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

26.03--Emma C. Douglas, b. 1895 in VA; d. 1 Apr 1931 in VA; bd. Coverstone Cem., Shenandoah, Page Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 38654024; m. John Louis Comer (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); seven ch.
[age 5 in the 7 Jun 1900 census of Shenandoah Iron Works, Page Co., VA];
[age 15 in 29 Apr 1910 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Magisterial Dist., Page Co., VA];
[listed as Emma Comer, 26, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Elkton Pct., Stonewall Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as John L. Comer, 28, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Elkton Pct., Stonewall Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as John L. Comer, steam railroad bridge carpenter, 41, md. age 26, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 1 May 1930 census of Shenandoah, Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]


Page News & Courier, Friday 3 Apr 1931 (taken from Jan Robinson's good memorial page at Findagrave.com)

Shenandoah Va., April 2
--Mrs. Emma Comer, age 36 years, 6 months, and 26 days, wife of John Louis Comer, died at her home on Third Street at 8;50 a. m., Tuesday, after a brief illness beginning Thursday, March 26. When a physician was called Saturday morning, he found the good woman in a serious condition due to the flu she had several weeks ago.  She was born at Honeyville 36 years ago, the daughter of Branch and Maggie Lee Douglas.  She is survived by her father and two brothers, James of Shenandoah and Thomas of Ohio. Her father being in Kentucky, he could not attend the funeral.  She leaves a husband and seven children--four boys and three girls: Edith, 15; Roy, 13; Charlotte, 11; Joseph, 9; Jennings, 8; Kenneth, 7; and Olivia, 5. Her mother, who was a Miss Young before marriage, died several years ago.  Early in life Mrs. Comer united with the Dunkard church at Newport, this county.  The funeral was held in the Christian church Thursday evening, at 2 p. m. by the Rev. E. L. Cave assisted by Rev. G. H. Easley. The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the U. B. Cemetery.



27.01--Edith M. Comer, b. 18 Aug 1915 in Honeyville, Rockingham Co., VA; d. 28 Apr 2008; bd. Rockbridge Mem. Gardens, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 26488455; m. Richard Phillip "Dick" Rogers, Sr. (b. 5 May 1909 in Buena Vista, VA; d. 7 Feb 2008 in Buena Vista, VA; bd. Rockbridge Mem. Gardens, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 24476902); unk. ch.
[listed as Edith Comer, 4 yrs. 4 mos., b. VA/VA/VA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Elkton Pct., Stonewall Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Edith M. Comer, 14, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 1 May 1930 census of Shenandoah, Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]


Roanoke Times  Apr. 29, 2008  (taken from Randy Shepherd's good memorial page at Findagrave.com)

Edith Comer Rogers, 92, of Buena Vista, died Monday, April 28, 2008, after a long illness. Mrs. Rogers was born August 18, 1915, in Honeyville, Va., and resided in Shenandoah, Va., until 1931. She was preceded in death by her parents, John L. and Emma Douglas Comer and her husband of 70 years, Richard P. (Dick) Rogers Sr. who passed away in February of this year. Also preceding her in death were a sister, Charlotte C. Owens; and three brothers, Roy Comer, Jennings Comer and Kenneth Comer. Edith was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, a graduate of Parry McCluer High School and a resident of Buena Vista for 77 years. She was a loving and warm mother, grandmother and sister, and a thoughtful and unselfish caregiver to many relatives and friends over the course of her long life. She is survived by three daughters, Sheila Undercoffer and husband, Tom, of Hampton, Va., Carolyn Rogers, of Roanoke, Va., and Charlotte Calfee and husband, William, of Ruckersville, Va.; a son, Richard P. (Rick) Rogers Jr. and wife, Kim, of Radford, Va.; a grandson, Scott Bryant, of Hampton, Va.; two granddaughters, JoBeth Rogers, of Christiansburg, Va., and Emily Rogers, of Radford, Va.; a brother, Joseph L. Comer, of Roanoke, Va.; and a sister, Olivia Moore and husband, Robert, of Lexington, Va. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at St. Johns United Methodist Church with the Rev. Deborah Koontz officiating. Burial will follow in Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va.

Roanoke Times  Feb. 8, 2008  (taken from Randy Shepherd's good memorial page at Findagrave.com)

Richard Phillip "Dick" Rogers Sr., 98, of Buena Vista, died at his home Thursday, February 7, 2008. Born May 5, 1909, he lived his entire life at 821 Orchard Street, Buena Vista. He was a son of the late Ada Stinnett Rogers and Luther Scott Rogers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters. Dick was retired from Rockbridge Auto Parts. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church for 89 years and held many offices within the church. He was an avid sports fan and was awarded a lifetime membership to the Buena Vista Sportsman Club in 1972. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Edith Comer Rogers; three daughters, Sheila Undercoffer and husband, Tom, of Hampton, Carolyn Rogers, of Roanoke, and Charlotte Calfee and husband, William, of Ruckersville; a son, Richard P. (Rick) Rogers and wife, Kim, of Radford; a grandson, Scott Bryant, of Hampton; and two granddaughters, JoBeth Rogers, of Christiansburg, and Emily Rogers, of Radford. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2008, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Buena Vista, with the Rev. Deborah Koontz and the Rev. Butch Grow officiating. Burial will follow in Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Dick's name to St. John's United Methodist Church, 351 E 21st Street, Buena Vista, Va. 24410. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2008, at Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Buena Vista, Va.




28.01--Sheila Rogers [PRIVATE] m. Tom Undercoffer

28.02--Carolyn Rogers [PRIVATE] m. unk, [PRIVATE]

28.03--Charlotte Rogers [PRIVATE] m. William Calfee [PRIVATE]

28.04--Richard "Rick" Rogers facebook [PRIVATE] m. Kim (nee unk.) [PRIVATE]

29.00--Emily Rogers facebook [PRIVATE]

27.02--Elbert Roy Comer, b. ca. Nov 1916; d. 1980; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Roy Comer, 3 yrs. 2 mos., b. VA/VA/VA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Elkton Pct., Stonewall Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Elbert R. Comer, 13, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 1 May 1930 census of Shenandoah, Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

27.03--Charlotte Louise Comer, b. 1919; d. 2000; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Owens (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Charlotte Comer, 1 yrs.2 mos., b. VA/VA/VA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Elkton Pct., Stonewall Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Charlotte L. Comer, 11, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 1 May 1930 census of Shenandoah, Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

27.04--Joseph Lewis Comer, b. 7 Nov 1917 in Shenandoah, VA; d. 19 Jan 2010; bd. Blue Ridge Mem. Gardens, Roanoke,VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 46927703; m. ca. 1956 to Dorothy Barger (b. 1921; d. 1 Jan 2001; bd. Blue Ridge Mem. Gardens, Roanoke,VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 53054744); unk. ch.
[listed as Joseph Comer, 2 yrs. 2 mos., b. VA/VA/VA, in the 5 Jan 1920 census of Elkton Pct., Stonewall Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Joseph L. Comer, 12, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 1 May 1930 census of Shenandoah, Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]


Roanoke Times  Jan. 21, 2010  (taken from Randy Shepherd's good memorial at Findagrave.com)

Joseph Lewis Comer Sr., 91, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Born to John Louis and Emma Douglas Comer, in Shenandoah, Va., on November 7, 1917, he was one of seven children and is survived by a sister, Olivia (Libby) Moore and husband, Robert. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Dorothy Barger Comer.

Besides his sister, surviving are his children, Tanya Ball, of Hampton, Va., Jenny Sue Creasey, and Joseph Lewis Comer Jr. and wife, Debbie "LouAnn," all of Roanoke; grandchildren, Kim M. Sorrels and husband, David, Teresa M. Stinnett and husband, David, Kevin J. Moran, Heather C. Perdue and husband, Allen, Joseph Lewis Comer III and Rusty Shrader, and Bryan W. Creasey; great-grandchildren, Lee Stinnett and wife, Lisa, Katie Stinnett and Justin and Hayley Baker; great-greatgranddaughter, Mallory Sorrels; many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews, especially Carolyn and Rick Rogers.
During World War II, Joe served in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, having made four combat jumps, including the pre-dawn invasion on D-Day. He was a member of the force that liberated the first city, St. Mere Eglise, France.
In 1980, he retired from his beloved Norfolk and Western Railway. Mr. Comer was a longtime member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. He loved and served his Lord, his country, his family and many friends over his entire life of 92 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National D-Day Memorial, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, Va. 24523 or Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3911 Greenland Ave., Roanoke, Va. 24012.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Dr. David A. Kirk and Pastor Brian M. Geiser will officiate. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors by the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division personnel. The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January, 22, 2010, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237.

Roanoke Times  Jan. 4, 2001  (taken from Casey's good memorial at Findagrave.com)

COMER, Dorothy Barger, 80, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 1, 2001. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Joseph L. Comer; daughters and son-in-law, Tanya and John Ball and Jenny Sue Creasy; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph L., Jr. and Debbie Comer; grandchildren, Kim Sorrels, Teresa Stinnett, Kevin Moran, Heather Creasy, Joseph L. Comer, III, and Bryan Creasy; great-grandchildren, Lee and Katie Stinnett; sisters, Lucille Holt, Madeline Tardy and Mary Coleman; brothers, William Barger and Joseph Barger; special friend, Jeff Puckett. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2001 at Northminster Presbyterian Church to celebrate her life with Rev. Dr. David A. Kirk officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's North Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Northminster Memorial Fund, 3911 Greenland Ave., N.W. 24012.



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28.03--Joseph Lewis Comer, Jr. [PRIVATE] m. Debbie "LouAnn" facebook [PRIVATE]

29.00--Joseph Lewis Comer, III facebook [PRIVATE]

27.05--Willis Jennings Comer, b. 1920; d. Apr 1945; not bd.--memorial stone at Coverstone Cem., Shenandoah, Page Co., VA, reads: "IN MEMORY OF SERGEANT WILLIS JENNINGS COMER, 1920-1945, 869TH BOMB. SQD., 497TH BOMB. GROUP, MISSING IN B-29 OVER TOKYO, 1945" (body never recovered); m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Willis J. Comer, 9, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 1 May 1930 census of Shenandoah, Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]


[John M. Gwin Note:  The following post, "Tracing Vanished Flight", was found on an online forum and is copied here to assist the writer in her/his quest.]

On April 2, 1945, a B-29 with the 869th Squadron, 497th Bomb Group, AAF Serial No. 42-93883, took off from Saipan at 2100 hours as part of a large bombing mission over Tokyo. It was apparently never seen or heard from again. No trace of the plane or the crew of 11, which included Sgt. Willis Jennings Comer (he went by "Jennings") of Buena Vista, Va., was ever found, according to records. I am the nephew of Jennings Comer and am posting this in the hope that someone can offer some suggestions on trying to find information about the missing plane, or at the very least that one of the veterans who visit this site can offer up a remembrance of my uncle.

The only information ever received by my mother (Jennings' oldest sister, who still survives and still grieves) was in the form of letters from his CO, Lt. Col. Robert K. Morgan, and other Army officials, in the months and year after his disappearance and before he was officially declared KIA. Those letters state that the plane took off, as mentioned above, at 2100 hours from Saipan on 4/2/45 but was never seen again by any other crews (they were not flying in formation) and was not heard from over Tokyo (no radio contact during the mission). It was the 9th mission for the crew, captained by Lt. Edwin F. Dietzel. In one letter it is mentioned that there was a report of a plane that crashed 30 miles NW of Tokyo on that night and that a common grave containing bodies of an undertermined number of men was found, but that no ID could be made of the remains and the investigation went no further. I did request, and receive, a Missing Air Crew Report from the National Archives a couple of years ago, but it offered no further clues. I've searched many online sites but have had no luck. If anyone can offer any suggestions or tips, I'd be most grateful. Does anyone have any suggestions, for instance, on following up on the report of the grave site mentioned in the report, near Tokyo? Are there any online sources of Japanese records?

By the way, when I received the MACR from the National Archives, it included details from two other planes shot down over Tokyo that night. I guess they were part of the microfilm file.  One was of a plane with the 874th Squadron, 498th Bomb Group, captained by Lt. Carl G. Smith. Some of the crew of that flight reportedly bailed out and were taken prisoner. The other report was on a plane with the 877th Squadron, 499th Bomb Group, and the pilot was Kenneth H. Dustin. The aircraft nickname was Jug Haid II. As with my uncle's flight, there is no information at all as to what happened to that plane.

Thanks for anything anyone can offer or suggest. I have posted more info, including a photo of my uncle, at the following web site. It includes a list of the 11 crew members on that flight and excerpts from letters that Jennings wrote home from Saipan. They may be of interest to the vets from that campaign. The web site is http://www.radford.edu/~rrogers/wjcomer.html.

Warmest regards to all veterans and others associated with the 20th AAF.



27.06--Kenneth Elmo Comer, b. 26 Jul 1922, Page Co., VA; d. 14 Aug 1987; bd. Rockbridge Mem. Gardens, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 47401285; Pvt., U. S. Army Air Corps, WW2; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Kenneth E. Comer, 7, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 1 May 1930 census of Shenandoah, Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

27.07--Maxine Olivia Comer, b. ca. Jan 1926 in VA/VA/VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Moore; unk. ch.
[listed as Maxine O. Comer, 4 yrs. 9 mos., b. VA/VA/VA, in the 1 May 1930 census of Shenandoah, Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

26.04--Thomas M. Douglas, b. ca. 1897 in VA
[age 3 in the 7 Jun 1900 census of Shenandoah Iron Works, Page Co., VA];
[age 13 in 29 Apr 1910 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Magisterial Dist., Page Co., VA];
[age 23 in 2 Jan 1920 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA; occ. steam railroad brakeman];



Some Pertinent Douglas Family Census Data:



From the 1900 Census of Monroe Township, Greene co., VA
Res/Fam
Name
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2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
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John M. Gwin Comments
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head
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farmer
I believe this to be Branch's widowed father.  Thought his and several other of the birthdates are missing, he would've been born about 1811, calculating from his listed age.

Mary Douglas dau
wf
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Louvanni Douglas dau
wf
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wm
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Philmore M. Douglas head
wm
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This would be Branch's brother.

Emma Douglas wife
wf
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Jarrette Douglas son
wm
May 1889
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Duane Douglas dau
wf
May 1894
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Sadie R. Douglas dau
wf
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Philipe Douglas son
wm
May 1898
2
s


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Pelhem Douglas dau
wf
Apr 1900
1mo.
s


VA/VA/VA



Name in 7 Jun 1900 census of Shenandoah Iron Works, Page Co., VA
Name Age
Branch L Douglas 37
Maggie L Douglas 33
John P Douglas 10
James L Douglas 7
Emma C Douglas 5
Thomas M Douglas 3

Name in 1910 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA Age
B L Douglas 46
Maggie L Douglas 43
James L Douglas 17
Emma C Douglas 15
Thomas L Douglas 13


Name in 1920 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA Age
James L Douglas 26
Mary C Douglas 18
Olive Douglas 1
Thomas Douglas 23


Name in 1930 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA
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James L Douglas 36
Mary C Douglas 29
Ollie L Douglas 11
Elwood R Douglas 8
Joyce E Douglas 5



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This Heatwole section was updated
  29 Dec 2014
Using additional census data from Ancestry.com

 
3 Feb 2011
Using Findagrave.com and census data from Ancestry.com






23.01--Shem Samuel Heatwole [Sr.], b. est. 1800 (based on Elizabeth's age in 1850 census) in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1827 (based on Henry's age in 1850 census) in VA to Elizabeth Shank (b. ca. 1802; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 9 ch.
[listed as Shem Heatwole, age 46, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Elizabeth Heatwole, age 48, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Elizabeth Heatwole, age 55, in the 31 Aug 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Dist. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Elizabeth Heatwole, age 67, in the 25 Jun 1870 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA, and lvg.w/the fam. of s-i-l and dau., 24.01--John and Magdalena Weaver (next-door neighbors to son 24.05--David Heatwole)]

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[listed as Henry Heatwole, age 22 in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Henry Heatwole, age 32 in the 11 Jul 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Henrietta Heatwole, age 30 in the 11 Jul 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.01--Mary Heatwole, b. ca. 1852 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary Heatwole, age 8, in the 11 Jul 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.02--Elizabeth Heatwole, b. ca. 1854 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Elizabeth Heatwole, age 6, in the 11 Jul 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.03--Susan Heatwole, b. ca. 1856 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Susan Heatwole, age 4, in the 11 Jul 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.04--Harriet Heatwole, b. ca. 1859 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Harriet Heatwole, age 1, in the 11 Jul 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Rockingham Co., VA]

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24.03--Shem S. Heatwole [Jr.], b. ca. 4 Mar 1830 in VA [fr. gravestone]; d. 27 Apr 1884, aged 54 y, 1m, 23 d [fr. gravestone]; bd. Bank Mennonite Ch. Cem., Dayton, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 48415314; m. 27 Apr 1854 to Catharine Gaines (b. ca. 26 Dec 1839; d. 28 Oct 1911, aged 72 y, 10 m. 2 d; bd. Bank Mennonite Ch. Cem., Dayton, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 48415344); reports 8 of 13 ch. lvg. in 1910
[listed as Shem Heatwole, age 20, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]
[age 29 in the 14 Jul 1860 Census of Harrisonburg P.O., Dist. No. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
[age 50 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[age 21 in the 14 Jul 1860 Census of Harrisonburg P.O., Dist. No. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
[age 41 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[age 61 in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Catherine Heatwole, age 71 and widowed, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA, and living with dau. Octavia and her husband Wm. and next door to son Samuel and wife Margaret]



SHEM S
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CATHARINE
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25.01--Rebecka S. Heatwole, dau, b. ca. 1856 in VA; d. aft. 1880 census; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 4 in the 14 Jul 1860 Census of Harrisonburg P.O., Dist. No. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
[age 24 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.02--Mary C. Heatwole, dau, Mary C Heatwole Weaver (1857 - 1898)* b. ca. 1858 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 2 in the 14 Jul 1860 Census of Harrisonburg P.O., Dist. No. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
[age 22 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.03--Elizabeth L. Heatwole, dau, b. ca. 1859 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 1 in the 14 Jul 1860 Census of Harrisonburg P.O., Dist. No. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
[age 21 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.04--Ernestine M. Heatwole, dau, b. ca. 1861 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 19 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.05--John B. Heatwole, son, b. ca. 1864 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 16 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.06--Charles I. Heatwole, son, Charles I. Heatwole (1866 - 1937)* b. ca. 1866 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 14 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.07--Virginia D. Heatwole, dau, b. ca. 1868 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 12 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.08--James William Heatwole, son,  James William Heatwole (1870 - 1873)* b. ca. 6 Jun 1870 in VA; d. 12 Aug 1873, aged 3 y, 2 m, 6 d; bd. Bank Mennonite Ch. Cem., Dayton, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 48415168; m. never; no ch.

[INCREDIBLE IMAGE, BELOW:  James is listed as James W. Heatwole, age 9, in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA, BUT WHILE ALL OF HIS SIBLINGS ARE COUNTED AS "SINGLE", NOTE THAT THE COLUMN IS BLANK NEXT TO HIS NAME--nevertheless, it is also recorded that he "attended school within the year!"  Yet we know he had been dead for some seven years!]




James William Heatwole
Died 12 Aug 1873
Aged 3y 2m 6d
Parents:  Shem S Heatwole (__ - 1884)
 Catherine Gaines Heatwole (__ - 1911)
Burial:  Bank Mennonite Ch. Cem.
Dayton, Rockingham Co., VA, USA
Created by: Mathias Homestead, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48415168





25.09--Octavia M. Heatwole, dau, Octavia H Heatwole Wise (1872 - 1957)* b. Sep 1872 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1899 to William Wise (b. ca. 1873 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); listed 4 of 4 ch. lvg. in 1910
[age 7 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as Octava Heatwole, dau, age 26 in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Ottobine Pct., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Octavia Wise, age 37, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA, and living next door to younger bro. Samuel]
[listed as Octavia Wise, age 46, in the 20 Feb 1920 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Octava Wise, age 57, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as William Wise, son-in-law, age 25 in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Ottobine Pct., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as William Wise, age 36, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as William Wise, age 45, in the 20 Feb 1920 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as William Wise, age 56, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.01--Emerson Bryan Wise, b. 20 Aug 1900 in Hinton, Rockingham Co., VA; d. Nov 1992, Richmond, VA; bd. Mount Comfort Cem., Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA, Plot: 259-3--Find A Grave Memorial# 23611364; m. ca. 1929 to Lettie I. (nee unk., b. 1899; d. 1992 [from gravestone]; bd. Mount Comfort Cem., Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA, Plot: 259-3--Find A Grave Memorial# 23611364); unk. ch.
[listed as Emerson B. Wise, age 10, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Emerson B. Wise, age 19, in the 20 Feb 1920 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Emmett B. Wise, age 29, U.S. Govt. RR mail clerk, in the 15 Apr 1930 census of 13th Pct., Washington, D. C.,]

[listed as Lettie I. Wise, age 30, in the 15 Apr 1930 census of 13th Pct., Washington, D. C.]

27.00--Nancy J. Wise, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Talbert; unk. ch.

27.00--William E. Wise, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

26.02--Marian Floyd Wise, b. ca. 1903 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Floyd Wise, age 7, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Marian F. Wise, age 18, in the 20 Feb 1920 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.03--Robert Clarence Wise, b. ca. 1905 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1924 (age 19) to Ida. M. (nee unk., b. ca. 1909 in VA; unk. ch.--no ch. reported in 1930
[listed as Clarence Wise, age 5, in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Robert C. Wise, age 14, in the 20 Feb 1920 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Clarence R. Wise, age 22, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Ida M. Wise, age 21, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.04--William Elmer Wise, b. ca. May 1909 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Elmer Wise, age 11 mos., in the 23 Apr 1910 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as William E. Wise, age 10, in the 20 Feb 1920 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as William E. Wise, age 20, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.05--Ruth Catherine Wise, b. ca. May 1909 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Ruth C. Wise, age 5, in the 20 Feb 1920 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Catherine R. Wise, age 15, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.10--Amos F. Heatwole, son, b. 1874 [fr. gravestone] in VA; d. 1948 [fr. gravestone]; bd. Keezletown Cem. Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 20728147; m. Mittie F. Chapman (b. 1879 [fr. gravestone], d/o James M. and Lizzie A. Chapman; d. 1945 [fr. gravestone]; bd. Keezletown Cem. Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 20728147); 5 ch. (4 still lvg. in 1910--the oldest died before 1900)
[Amos, age 5 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA];
[Amos, age 24 in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[Amos, age 35 in 7 May 1910 census of Central, Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Mittie Chapman, granddaughter, age 1, in the 12 Jun 1880 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[Mittie, age 21 in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[Mittie, age 31 in the 7 May 1910 census of Central, Rockingham Co., VA]


26.01--(given name unk.) Heatwole, b. bef. 1900; d. bef. 1900 census; m. never; no ch.

26.02--Mary C. Heatwole, b. 31 Dec 1900 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. ca. 1918 to James L. Douglas (b. 1 May 1893; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 3 ch.; m2. Clyde Emerson (unk.);
[age 9 in 7 May 1910 census of Central, Rockingham Co., VA]



HEATWOLE
AMOS F
1874 - 1948

MITTIE C
1879 - 1945
Find A Grave Memorial# 20728147



27.01--Olive Douglas, b. ca. 1919; m. William Middleton (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[age 11 in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

27.02--Roslyn Elwood "Doug" Douglas, b. 18 Dec 1921; d. ; m. Dorothy J. Hartsell (b. 31 May 1920, d/o Dale Milburn Hartsell {b. 26 Nov 1890; d. unk.} and Rhoda Lucretia Hartsell {b. 28 Jun 1892; d. unk.}); 3 ch.
[age 8 in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]
28.01--Roslyn "Ron" Elwyn Douglas, b. 2 Jan 1945 in Fresno, CA; m. 17 Dec 1966 to Kathleen Elizabeth Manning;

29.01--Erik Wayne Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Mark Alan Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

29.03--Bryan Scott Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

28.02--Stacey Leigh Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Janet Miller, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

28.03--Gordon Alan Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Kathleen "Kathy" Louise Brown, facebook friendship requested [PRIVATE]

29.01--Kara Marie Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Jeremiah "Jeremy" Scott Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.02--Jessica Anne Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.03--Elisabeth Danielle "Beth" Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Fred Brown facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.04--Rebecca Carey Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Joshua E. Perez facebook friend [PRIVATE]


26.03--James E. Heatwole, b. ca. 1904; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 6 in 7 May 1910 census of Central, Rockingham Co., VA]

26.04--Samuel R. Heatwole, b. ca. 1906; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 4 in 7 May 1910 census of Central, Rockingham Co., VA]

26.05--Meyra E. Heatwole, b. ca. 1909; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 1 in 7 May 1910 census of Central, Rockingham Co., VA]

25.11--Samuel S. Heatwole, son, b. ca. 1877 in VA; d. unk.; kbd. unk.; m. ca. 1905 to Margaret A. (nee unk., b. ca. 1881 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); no ch.--reports 0 of 0 ch. lvg. in 1910
[age 3 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA];

25.12--Edward Lewis Heatwole, son, Edward Lewis Heatwole (1879 - 1879)* b. ca. 1 Jun 1879 in VA; d. 7 Jul 1879, aged 1m, 7d; bd. Bank Mennonite Ch. Cem., Dayton (sw of Harrisonburg), Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 48415205; m. never; no ch.

25.13--R. E. Heatwole, son, b. Dec 1880 in VA; d. aft. 1900 census; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[age 3 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA];
[age 19 in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];



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24.04--Rebecca Heatwole, b. ca. 1832; d. 1921; bd. unk.; m. Martin P. Miller (Martin P Miller (1833 - 1890); minister of the gospel); at least three ch.
[listed as Rebecca Heatwole, age 18, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]

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24.05--Anna Heatwole, b. ca. 1834; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. Henry Edward Rhodes (Henry Edward Rhodes (1833 - 1887)); at least five ch.
[listed as Ann Heatwole, age 16, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]

25.01--  Magdaline Frances "Maggie" Rhodes Barnett Lowe (1852 - 1943)* m1. Mr. Barnett; m2. Mr. Lowe; at least five ch.

OBITUARY
Charles W. Barnett, Sr., 87, of 4510 12th St., Rock Island, died late yesterday afternoon at Moline Lutheran Hospital following a six-month illness.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at the Hodgson Funeral Home. The Rev. John L. Schmidt, pastor of the Church of Peace, will officiate, and burial will be in the Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 this evening. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

He was born May 27, l878, in Kansas, and was reared and educated in Keosauqua, Iowa. He had been resident of Rock Island for the past 58 years.

He married Frieda R. Meyer Dec. 9, 1909 in Milan.

He was a retired fireman retiring with the rank of captain in 1939 after serving with the Rock Island Fire Department for 21 years. Following his retirement from the fire department, he was employed by Downing's Dairy for over 20 years, retiring in 1963.

Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Miss Marguerite E. Barnett, Rock Island; Mrs. Alvin Wagner, Davenport; and Mrs. Arthur Fisher, Rock Island; two sons, Joseph F. Barnett, Winter Park. Fla. and Charles W. Barnett Jr., Milan; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Pender. Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mrs. Blanche Winters, Malvern, Iowa: a brother, Everett, Council Bluffs; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


27.01--Marguerite E. Barnett [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Roman

27.02--Kathryn "Katy" Barnett , b. 27 Nov 1919 in Rock Island, IL; d. 28 Jun 2012 in East Moline, IL; bd. Rock Island Nat. Cem., Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL--Plot: Y-329--Find A Grave Memorial# 92849238; m. 23 Aug 1942 to Alvin Wagner (b. 12 Aug 1916 in Davenport, IL; d. 8 Jul 1999 in Moline, IL; bd. Rock Island Nat. Cem., Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL--Plot: Y-329--Find A Grave Memorial# 1285544); no known ch.;

OBITUARIES
Kathryn B. "Katy" Wagner, 92, of Rock Island, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made in care of Union Congregational Church, Moline.

Kathryn was born on Nov. 27, 1919, in Rock Island, the daughter of Charles and Frieda Meyer Barnett. She married Alvin C. Wagner on Aug. 23, 1942. They celebrated 56 years of marriage before Al's death July 7, 1999.

Katy worked for John Deere Corporate Headquarters as an administrative secretary in the legal department for 38 years before her retirement in 1982.

She and Al enjoyed square dancing, ballroom dancing and traveling in the United States and Europe. Katy also enjoyed playing bridge. Katy was a member of the Trinity Auxiliary and helped make teddy bears for the children on the pediatrics floor. She loved spending time with her family. She was a member of Union Congregational Church and before that, a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Davenport.

Those left to honor her memory include her sisters, Clara B. Fisher and Marguerite E. Roman, both of Rock Island; nieces, Beth (Gary) Bryant, Davenport, Kathleen Lake, Rock Island, and Mary Ann Barnett, Milan; and several great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frederick and Charles Barnett; and her nephew, Richard W. Barnett.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hope Creek Care Center and Passages Hospice for the marvelous care she received.
(Rock Island Argus)
Alvin C. "Al" Wagner, Moline - Services for Alvin C. Wagner, of Moline, will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday. Private burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.

Mr. Wagner died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline.

He was employed 25 years as a letter carrier in Davenport before retirement.

He was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Davenport. He married Kathryn Barnett on Aug. 23, 1942, in St. Louis.

During World War II, he served in the Army. He was stationed in the South Pacific. Memorials may be made to Union Congregational Church, 1811 53rd St., Moline, or a favorite charity.

Survivors include his wife; in-laws, Marguerite and Harry Roman, Rock Island, Arthur and Clara Fisher, Rock Island, and Charles and Wilma Barnett, Milan, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.
(Quad-City Times, July 10, 1999) 

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24.06--David S. Heatwole, b. 1 Jun 1837; d. 16 Feb 1903, aged 65 y 8 m 15 d; bd. unk.; m. 5 Dec 1849 to Frances R. Cline (Frances R Cline Heatwole (____ - 1906)*  b. unk.; d. 1906; bd. unk.); at least one ch.
[listed as David Heatwole, age 14, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as David Heatwole, age 22, in the 31 Aug 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Dist. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as David Heatwole, age 33, in the 25 Jun 1870 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Frances Heatwole, age 19, in the 25 Jun 1870 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.01--Mary E. Heatwole, b. ca. Apr 1870 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary E. Heatwole, age 0 y 2 m, in the 25 Jun 1870 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.02--Robert Elmer HeatwoleRobert Elmer Heatwole (____ - 1893)*  b. unk.; d. 1893; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

25.03--Clara Belle Heatwole, Clara Belle Greiner (____ - 1897)*  b. unk.; d. 1897; bd. unk.; m. Mr. Greiner (); unk. ch.

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24.07--Gabriel D. Heatwole, twin, b. 25 Apr 1840; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Eliza A. Swartz (b. ca. 1841; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.
[listed as Gabriel Heatwole, age 9, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA, listed as "twins"]
[listed as Gabriel Heatwole, age 20, b. VA, in the 31 Aug 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Dist. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Gabriel D. Heatwole, age 30, b. VA, in the 5 Aug 1870 census of Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Eliza A. Heatwole, age 29, b. VA, in the 5 Aug 1870 census of Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.01--George W. Heatwole, George W Heatwole (____ - 1902)*  b. ca. 1864 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as George W. Heatwole, age 6, b. VA, in the 5 Aug 1870 census of Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.02--John S. Heatwole, b. ca. 1865 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as John S. Heatwole, age 5, b. VA, in the 5 Aug 1870 census of Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.03--Mary E. Heatwole, b. ca. 1867 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Mary E. Heatwole, age 3, b. VA, in the 5 Aug 1870 census of Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]

25.04--Nancy Heatwole, b. ca. Feb 1870 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Nancy Heatwole, age 0 y 6 m, b. VA, in the 5 Aug 1870 census of Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA]


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[listed as Elizabeth Heatwole, age 9, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA, listed as "twins"]
[listed as Elizabeth Heatwole, age 19, in the 31 Aug 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Dist. 1, Rockingham Co., VA]
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[listed as Jacob Heatwole, age 7, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]
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24.10--Martin Heatwole Martin Heatwole (1846 - 1898)*, b. ca. 1846; d. unk.; bd. Bank Mennonite Ch. Cem., Dayton, Rockingham Co., VA--Plot: Row 11--Find A Grave Memorial# 57370583; m. 2 Dec 1875 in Rockingham Co., VA, to Sarah Frances Weaver   Sarah Frances Weaver Heatwole (1856 - 1936) (b. ca. 1856 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least eight ch.
[listed as Martin Heatwole, age 4, in the 2 Aug 1850 census of Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Martin Heatwole, age 14, in the 11 Jul 1860 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Rockingham Co., VA, and lvg. w/the fam. of his oldest sibling, 24.01--Henry Heatwole]
[listed as Martin Heatwole, carpenter, age 24, in the 25 Jun 1870 census of Harrisonburg P. O., Franklin Twp., Rockingham Co., VA, and lvg. w/the fam. of his 3rd oldest brother, 24.05--David Heatwole]
[listed as M. Heatwole, carpenter, age 33, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 4 Jun 1880 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Sarah A. Heatwole, age 23, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 4 Jun 1880 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Martin Heatwole
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 29
Birth Date: 1846
Birth Place: Rockingham, VA
Marriage Date: 2 Dec 1875
Marriage Place: Rockingham, Virginia
Father: Shem
Mother: Elizabeth
Spouse: Sarah F. Weaver
FHL Film Number: 33497
Reference ID: Id. 1874, p. 112


25.01--  Oliver D Heatwole (1876 - 1883)*   But this date of death is an error, as his tombstone reads: Oliver D. Heatwole, son of Martin and S. F. Heatwole, born Sep. 11, 1876, died Aug 2, 1878, aged 1 yr. 10 ms & 21 Ds

25.02--Elizabeth L. Heatwole, b. ca. 1879 in VA/VA/VA; d. aft. 1880 census; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Elizabeth L. Heatwole, age 1, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 4 Jun 1880 census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]



 Siblings (see above):

24.01--  Magdalena Heatwole Weaver (1825 - 1880)*

24.02--  Henry S Heatwole (1828 - 1907)*

24.03--  Shem S Heatwole (1830 - 1884)*

24.04--  Rebecca Heatwole Miller (1832 - 1921)*

24.05--  Anna Heatwole Rhodes (1835 - 1867)*

24.06--  David S Heatwole (1837 - 1903)*

24.07--  Elizabeth L Heatwole Karicofe (1840 - ____)*

24.08--  Gabriel S Heatwole (1840 - 1919)*

24.09--  Jacob Heatwole (1842 - ____)*

24.10--  Martin Heatwole (1846 - 1898)





Some Pertinent Heatwole Family Census Data:


From the 1840 Census of Rockingham Co., VA
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John Gwin's speculation as to who these numbers represent:     --->
David,
[unk.] or
Gabriel

(the twin)
[unk]
Henry,
Shem Jr.

Shem Sr.








[unk.] &
[unk.] or
Elizabeth
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Rebecca,
Ann
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Elizabeth
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From the 2 Aug 1850 Census of Rockingham Co., VA
Res/Fam
Name
Sex
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John M. Gwin Comments
443/446
Shem Heatwole
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Henry
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Shem
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VA laborer
I believe this is our Shem, husband of Catherine and father of Amos. His age fits and his location fits; further, how many Shem Heatwoles can there be who match up like that? SO, IF this is he--and I'm convinced it is--we just opened up another generation! By the way, Ancestry.com mistranscribed his first name as "Shew".

Rebecca
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Ann
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David
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Gabriel
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Gabriel and Elizabeth are listed as "twins".

Elizabeth
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Gabriel and Elizabeth are listed as "twins".

Jacob
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Martin
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Emanuel Suters
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VA


From the 14 Jul 1860 Census of Harrisonburg P.O., Dist. No. 1, Rockingham Co., VA
Res/Fam
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John M. Gwin Comments
1022/991
Shem Heatwole
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1831
29
2000
VA
Farmer
We learn here that his first name is Shem. The names and ages of his family confirm that this is Kara's ggg-grandfather. Finding him here led us to him again in 1850 where we learn that his father's name is Shem as well; therefore, we'll call this one Shem Junior and his father Shem Senior.

Catherine Heatwole f
1839
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Rebecca Heatwole f
1856
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Mary Heatwole f
1858
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Elizabeth Heatwole f
1859
1

VA



John Frank(um?)
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18

VA




From the 18 Jun 1880 Census of Ashby Dist., Rockingham Co., VA
Res/Fam
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2HoH
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DOB
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Age
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Stat.
POB
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
295/307
S. Heatwole
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1830
50
m
VA/VA/VA carpinter
This is the father of Amos F., from whom our line descends. As you can see from "carpinter", this enumerator doesn't spell well, so we can take the spellings of the various names with a grain of salt as well.

Cathren Heatwole wife
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VA/VA/VA


Rebecka S. Heatwole dau
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1856
24
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VA/VA/VA


Mary C. Heatwole dau f
1858
22
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VA/VA/VA at home


Elizabeth L. Heatwole dau f
1859 21
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VA/VA/VA at home


Ernestine M. Heatwole dau f
1861 19
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John B. Heatwole son
m
1864 16
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Charls. (m. i. illeg.) Heatwole son m
1866 14
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Virginia D. Heatwole dau f
1868 12
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James N. Heatwole son m
1871 9
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Octavia M. Heatwole dau f
1873 7
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Amos F. Heatwole son m
1875 5
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VA/VA/VA
This is "Doug" Douglas' great-grandfather.

Saml. S. Heatwole son m
1877 3
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VA/VA/VA


From the 11 Jun 1900 Census of Central Twp., Rockingham Co., VA
Res/Fam
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2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
Marr.
Stat./
Yrs.Md.
Ch.Bn./
Ch.Lvg.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
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James M. Chapman
head
wm
Sep 1841
58
m/22

VA/VA/VA farmer
Mistranscribed as Chapinan by Ancestry.com.

Lizzie A. Chapman wife
wf
Jun 1843
56
m/22
4/4
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Samuel L. Chapman son
wm
Mar 1881
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Blanch M. Chapman daughter
wf
Jun 1887
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Maud J. Chapman daughter
wf
May 1889
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Mittie Heatwole
daughter
wf
Apr 1879
21
m/3
1/0
VA/VA/VA boarder
Mistranscribed as "Mittie Heatwole Chapinan" by Ancestry.com.  But now we know her maiden name and have thus accessed another of Kara's lines: the Chapmans!

Amos Heatwole
son-in-law
wm
Sep 1875
24
m/3

VA/VA/VA boarder
This is "Doug" Douglas' great-grandfather, mistranscribed as "Amos Heatwole Chapinan" by Ancestry.com. No wonder we couldn't find him! What I finally did was look at all the Amoses (I left the last name box empty) in the entire census of Central District in Rockingham Co., VA, and there he was. OK, that doesn't, however, explain why I haven't been able to find any of his siblings or parents, so I'll keep looking.

From the 11 Jun 1900 Census of Ottobine Prct., Rockingham Co., VA
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
DOB
Age
Marr.
Stat./
Yrs.Md.
Ch.Bn./
Ch.Lvg.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
141/144
Cathern Heatwole
head

Jan 1839
61
Wd.
13/7
VA/VA/VA
This is our Catherine (sp unk.), alright. Now we know how many kids they had and how many are still alive.

Octavia M. Heatwole
daughter

Sep 1872
27
m/1

VA/VA/VA
Hm. She is listed first and as having the last name Heatwole, but I believe that she is married to William Wise and that the child listed as his is hers as well.

William Wise
son-in-law

Nov 1873
26
m/1
1/1
VA/VA/VA farmer


R. E. Heatwole
son

Dec 1880
19
s

VA/VA/VA at school
Aha, a heretofore unknown (by us) sibling of Amos: Uncle R. E.! Perhaps we'll discover his names in 1910, '20, or '30.
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Gabrel Heatwole







My transcription is incomplete--there are 3 more people in this household, whom I believe to be Gabriel's daughter and her family. Being two doors down from Cathern, I feel quite strongly that they are related; perhaps Gabriel and Cathern's deceased husband were brothers.

Eliza Heatwole









Clifford Heatwole









From the 14-15 Jan 1920 Census of Central District, Reesfatown Pct., Rockingham Co., VA
Res/Fam
Name
Relat
2HoH
Race/
Sex
Est.
DOB
Age
Marr.
Stat./
Yrs.Md.
POB
S/F/M
Occ.
John M. Gwin Comments
Mountain Valley Rd.
FM/173/176
Amos F. Heatwole
head
wm
1875
45
m
VA/VA/VA
general farm farmer
This is our Amos and his family in 1920.  He and his wife are two of my daughter (in-law) Kara's gg-grandparents.

M. Icadora Heatwole wife
wf
1880
40
m
VA/VA/VA
Her first name is Mittie, according to the 1900 census, above.  So now we know her middle name as well.

James E. Heatwole son
wm
1904
16
s
VA/VA/VA


Samuel R. Heatwole son
wm
1907
13
s
VA/VA/VA


Mura E. Heatwole daughter
wf
1909
11
s
VA/VA/VA


Glenn C. Heatwole son
wm
1912
8
s
VA/VA/VA


Elizabeth Chapman
mother-in law
wf
1845
75
wd
VA/VA/VA








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23.00--Mr. Chapman, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; at least one ch.
Name: Our James Chapman?
Age: 8
YOB: abt 1842
POB: Virginia
Home in
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Dist. 56, Rockingham Co., VA
House-
hold:
Name Age
Morgan Chapman 45
Catharine Chapman 35
Mary Chapman 20
James Chapman 8
Elizabeth Chapman 6
Dorothy Chapman 4
John Chapman 2
Abram Pence 46


Name: Our James Chapman?
Age: 17
YOB: abt 1843
POB: Virginia
Home in
1860:
District 1, RockinghamVirginia
P. O.: Harrisonburg
House-
hold:
Name Age
Morgan C Chapman 34
Catherine Chapman 45
Elizabeth Chapman 18
James Chapman 17
Dorothy Chapman 13
John Chapman 11
Henry Chapman 9
Josephine Chapman 7
Susan Chapman 5
Laura Chapman 2

23.00--Samuel Sheets, b. 29 Jun 1810; d. 1 May 1888; bd. Keezletown Cem., Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 33980835; m. Mary "Polly" Houff (b. 27 Jun 1809; d. 21 Dec 1889; bd. Keezletown Cem., Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 33980764--stone reads, in part, "...DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN HOUFF AND WIFE OF SAMUEL SHEETS, BORN JUNE 27, 1809, DIED DEC 21, 1889..."); at least 1 ch.
[listed as Samuel Sheets, age 60, in the 17 Sep 1870 census of Harrisonburg Twp., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as Samuel Sheets, age 70 in the 12 Jun 1880 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];

[listed as Polly Sheets, age 60, in the 17 Sep 1870 census of Harrisonburg Twp., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as Mary Sheets, age 70, in the 12 Jun 1880 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];


24.00--James M. Chapman, b. Sep 1841; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Elizabeth "Lizzie" A. Sheets (b. Jun 1843; d. unk.; bd. unk.); reports four of four ch. lvg. in 1900;
[listed as James Chapman, age 38 in the 12 Jun 1880 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as James Chapman, age 58, b. Sep 1941 in VA/VA/VA, md. 22 yrs., in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as James M. Chapman, age 68, b. in VA/VA/VA, m1. 32 years, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Elizabeth Sheets, age 24, in the 17 Sep 1870 census of Harrisonburg Twp., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as Elizabeth Chapman, age 36 in the 12 Jun 1880 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[Lizzie, age 56, b. Jun 1943 in VA/VA/VA, md. 22 yrs. w/4 of 4 ch. lvg., in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as Elizabeth M. (sic) Chapman, age 65, b. in VA/VA/VA, m1. 32 years w/4 of 4 ch. lvg., in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Elizabeth Chapman, widow, age 75, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA, and lvg. w/her dau. Mittie and s-i-l Amos Heatwole]

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25.01--Martha? Icadora "Mittie" Chapman (b. Apr 1879 [fr. 1900 census and gravestone], d/o James M. and Lizzie A. Chapman; d. 1945 [fr. gravestone]; bd. Keezletown Cem. Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 20728147); m. Amos F. Heatwole, son, b. 1874 [fr. gravestone] in VA; d. 1948 [fr. gravestone]; bd. Keezletown Cem. Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 20728147; at least 6 ch. (4 lvg. in 1910--the oldest died before 1900)
[listed as Mittie Chapman, granddaughter, age 1, in the 12 Jun 1880 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as Mittie Heatwol, age 21, b. Apr 1879 in VA/VA/VA, md. 3 yrs. w/0 of 1 ch. lvg., in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as Mittie I. Heatwole, age 31, b. in VA/VA/VA, md. 11 years w/4 of 5 ch. lvg, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as M. Icadora Heatwole, age 40, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Minnie (sic) Heatwole, 61, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[Amos, age 5 in the 18 Jun 1880 census of Ashley Dist., Rockingham Co., VA];
[Amos, age 24 in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA];
[listed as Amos F. Heatwole, age 35, b. in VA/VA/VA, md. 11 years, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Amos F. Heatwole, age 45, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Amos F. Heatwole, 64, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.01--(given name unk.) Heatwole, b. bef. 1900; d. bef. 1900 census; m. never; no ch.

26.02--Mary C. Heatwole
, b. 31 Dec 1900 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. ca. 1918 to James Lawrence Douglas (b. 1 May 1893; d. unk.; bd. Eastlawn Mem. Gardens, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA--Plot: Bldg East Outside-Row 1--Find A Grave Memorial# 111400047; he m2. Aug 1957 to Treva Irene Reed {}); 3 ch.; m2. Clyde Emerson (unk.); at least 3 ch.
[listed as Mary C. Heatwole, age 9, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Mary C. Douglas, age 18, in 2 Jan 1920 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA]

[listed as James L. Douglas, RR laborer, age 26, in 2 Jan 1920 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA]

OBITUARY

     The funeral for James Lawrence Douglas, 84, of Rt. 1, Shenandoah, will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at the Warren G. Kyger Funeral Home by the Rev. Alfred Come.  Entombment will be in the Mausoleum at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.
     Mr. Douglas died Monday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
     He was born May 1, 1893 in Page County and was a son of Branch L. and Maggie Young Douglas.
He was a brakeman with the Norfolk and Western Railway 54 years before he retired.  He was member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Leake's Chapel Church of the Brethren.  In August of 1957 he married Treva Irene Reed, who survives.
     Also surviving are a son, Elwood Douglas of Fresno, Calif; two daughters, Olive Middleton of Delta, Pa. and Joyce McAndrews of Shenandoah; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Shenandoah Rescue Squad or Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Department.
     The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Friends also may call at the Douglas home.
Harrisonburg Daily News Record, June 29, 1977
Taken from his good FaG memorial #111400047


27.01--Olive Lucille Douglas, b. 28 Dec 1918 in Shenandoah, VA; d. 24 Dec 2007 at Rockingham Mem. Hosp., Shenandoah, VA; bd. Leakes Chap. Cem., Stanley, Page Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 48945593; m. on 6 Jun 1946 to William Hampton Mahlon Middleton (b. 30 Mar 1923 in Parksley, VA; d. 3 Aug 2010 in Shenandoah, VA; bd. Leakes Chap. Cem., Stanley, Page Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 55880839); at least one ch.
[listed as Olive Douglas, age 1, in 2 Jan 1920 census of Shenandoah, Page Co., VA]
[listed as Olive Douglas, age 11, in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

OBITUARIES

     Olive Lucille Douglas Middleton, 88, a resident of Shenandoah, passed this life peacefully at Rockingham Memorial Hospital on Dec. 24, 2007.
     Olive was born on Dec. 28, 1918, in Shenandoah, and was the daughter of the late James L. Douglas and Mary Heatwole Douglas Emerson.
     She lived most of her life in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Luray before moving to Shenandoah several years ago to the Verbena Subdivision.
     On June 6, 1946, she was united in marriage to William H.M. Middleton, who survives.
     She is also survived by a daughter, Deborah Lynn Benisch and her husband, Thomas, of Eastern Maryland; a brother, Elwood Douglas of Las Cruces, New Mexico; and a sister, Joyce Douglas McAndrews of Shenandoah. Also, a number of nieces and nephews, including, Ronnie Douglas, Stacey Douglas and the Rev. Gordon Douglas; numerous grandnieces and nephews, cousins, and friends she met at the Church of the Valley, which she occasionally attended.
     Olive was a faithful wife, loving mother, and sister to her siblings.  She excelled as a homemaker most of her life.  She will be greatly and dearly missed.
     A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah with Pastor Alford Comer officiating.  Burial will follow at Leake's Chapel Cemetery.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA,  Dec. 27, 2007
Taken from her good FaG memorial# 23651496


     William Hampton Mahlon Middleton, 87, a resident of Shenandoah, passed away on Aug. 3, 2010.
     He was born in Parksley, Va., on March 30, 1923, and was the son of the late Upshur and Maura Hickman Middleton.
     Mr. Middleton had resided in Shenandoah for the last 20 years. He was a supervisor for Baltimore Gas and Electric for 43 years before retiring. He served in the Air Force and flew 34 missions over Germany during World War II.
On June 6, 1946, he married Olive L. Douglas, who preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 2007.
     He is survived by a daughter, Deborah L. Benisch of Easton, Md.; a sister, Ruth Mears of Huntsville, Ala.; sister-in-law, Joyce McAndrews of Shenandoah; brother-in-law, Elwood Douglas of Las Cruces, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     He was also preceded in death by a brother, Pannell Middleton.
     The family will receive friends at Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Alfred Comer officiating. Burial will follow at Leake's Chapel Cemetery.
The Daily News Record , Harrisonburg VA,  05 August 2010
Taken from his good FaG memorial# 55880839

28.00--Deborah Lynn Middleton, [PRIVATE], m. Thomas Benisch [PRIVATE]

27.02--Roslyn Elwood "Doug" Douglas, b. 18 Dec 1921; d. ; m. Dorothy J. Hartsell (b. 31 May 1920, d/o Dale Milburn Hartsell {b. 26 Nov 1890; d. unk.} and Rhoda Lucretia Hartsell {b. 28 Jun 1892; d. unk.});  3 ch.
[age 8 in 4 Apr 1930 census of Shenandoah Iron Works Dist., Page Co., VA]

28.01--Roslyn "Ron" Elwyn Douglas, b. 2 Jan 1945 in Fresno, CA; m. 17 Dec 1966 to Kathleen Elizabeth Manning;

29.01--Erik Wayne Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Mark Alan Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

29.03--Bryan Scott Douglas, facebook [PRIVATE]

28.02--Stacey Leigh Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Janet Miller, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

28.03--Gordon Alan Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Kathleen "Kathy" Louise Brown, facebook friendship requested [PRIVATE]

29.01--Kara Marie Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Jeremiah "Jeremy" Scott Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.02--Jessica Anne Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.03--Elisabeth Danielle "Beth" Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Fred Brown facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.04--Rebecca Carey Douglas, facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Joshua E. Perez facebook friend [PRIVATE]

27.03--Joyce Douglas, [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. McAndrews

26.03--James E. Heatwole, b. ca. 1904; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as James E. Heatwole, age 6, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as James E. Heatwole, age 16, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.04--Samuel R. Heatwole, b. ca. 1906; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Edith E. (nee unk.; b. ca. 1913 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.
[listed as Samuel R. Heatwole, age 4, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Samuel R. Heatwole, age 13, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Samuel R. Heatwole, 33, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Edith E. Heatwole, 27, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

27.01--Jo A. Heatwole, b. ca. 1936 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Jo A. Heatwole, 4, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.05--Myra E. Heatwole, b. ca. 1909; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Myra Heatwole, age 1, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Myra E. Heatwole, age 11, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Myra E. Heatwole, 30, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.06--Glenn E. Heatwole, b. ca. 1912; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Geneva (nee unk.; b. ca. 1912; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.
[listed as Myra Heatwole, age 1, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Glenn E. Heatwole, age 8, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 14 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Glen E. Heatwole, 28, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Geneva Heatwole, 28, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

27.01--Carol J. Heatwole, b. ca. 1935 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Carol J. Heatwole, 5, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.07--Maratha C. Heatwole, b. ca. 1924 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Maratha C. Heatwole, 16, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
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25.02--Samuel L. Chapman, b. Mar 1881; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Maude V. Armentrout (b. ca. 1884 in VA/VA/VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least one ch.
[Samuel: age 19 in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Samuel L. Chapman, age 28, b. VA/VA/VA, md. 8 yrs., in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Samuel L. Chapman, age 38, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 15 Jan 1920 census of Central Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Maude V. Chapman, age 26, b. VA/VA/VA, md. 8 yrs. w/1 of 1 ch. lvg., in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Maude V. Chapman, age 36, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 15 Jan 1920 census of Central Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Maude V. Chapman, age 46, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 16 Apr 1930 census of Central Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.01--Nelson Elizabeth Chapman, b. 7 Oct 1908 in Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA/VA/VA; d. 24 Feb 2012 in Keezletown; bd. Keezletown Cem., Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 85685064; attended James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA, in 1928; m. 13 Jun 1929 to Lynwood Miller (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); no ch.
[listed as Nelson E. Chapman, age 1, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Nelson E. Chapman, age 11, b. VA/VA/VA, in the 15 Jan 1920 census of Central Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

OBITUARY

       Mrs. Nelson Elizabeth Chapman Miller was born Oct. 7, 1908. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Maude Armentrout Chapman.
       She grew up in Keezletown and graduated from Keezletown High School. Furthering her education, she later graduated from Shenandoah College with a degree in music education. Upon graduating from Shenandoah College, she went on to attend the Normal School for Women, which later turned into Madison College, otherwise James Madison University.
       During her career, she taught over 300 students, some of whom went to Keezletown Elementary. Her love for music kept her teaching out of her home until the age of 95.
       She was united in marriage on June 13, 1929, to Lynwood Miller, who preceded her in death. With 30 years of marriage, there were no children. Nelson was loved and cared for by her life
long and devoted friend, Dorothy K. Sites, who survives. Also surviving are close friends, Randy Sites and wife, Janet, and Maynard Sites, all of Keezletown. They were dedicated to helping with the care of Nelson as well as her farm.
       She attended Keezletown United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was also the organist for many years. Nelson's lifetime was spent living in Keezletown, where she eventually became the Grand Marshall in the 1994 parade. She resided at and eventually ran the family farm, since the age of 12. Her consistent love for her animals showed true by the special names given to her geese, goats, cats, and cattle. Just days before she passed, Nelson carefully took note of her cattle. Her genuine legacy to the Keezletown area will always be present to those who knew her.
       The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Keezletown United Methodist Church with the Rev. William M. Finley III of Blacksburg and the Rev. James Harris of Bridgewater officiating.




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25.03--Blanche M. Chapman, b. Jun 1887; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Oscar L. Layman (b. ca. 1879 in VA/VA/VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least two ch.
[listed a Blanch Chapman, age 13, b. Jun 1887 in VA/VA/VA, in the 11 Jun 1900 census of Central Pct., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Blanch Layman, age 23, b. in VA/VA/VA, m1. 5 years w/2 of 2 ch. lvg., in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Blanch Layman, age 32, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 9 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Keezletown Precinct, Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Blanche Layman, age 46, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Blanch C. Layman, age 52, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Oscar M. Layman, age 31, b. in VA/VA/VA, m1. 5 yrs., in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Oscar L. Layman, age 41, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 9 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Keezletown Precinct, Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Oscar L. Layman, age 54, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as Oscar L. Layman, age 61, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.01--David Chapman Layman, b. 12 Jan 1908 in Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA/VA/VA; d. 7 Oct 1993 in Harrisonburg, VA; bd. Eastlawn Mem. Gardens, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 134721686; m. Elizabeth Marie DePoy (b. 17 May 1916 in Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA/VA/VA; d. 25 Feb 2009 in Rockingham Co., VA; bd. Eastlawn Mem. Gardens, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 124197412); at least one ch.
[listed as David C. Layman, age 4, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as David C. Layman, age 13, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 9 Jan 1920 census of Central Mag. Dist., Keezletown Precinct, Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as David C. Layman, age 24, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 30 Apr 1930 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]
[listed as David C. Layman, age 34, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

[listed as Marie D. Layman, d-i-l, age 23, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

27.01--Kenneth C. Layman, b. ca. Sep 1939 in VA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Kenneth C. Layman, age 1, b. in VA, in the 9 May 1940 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]

26.02--George Bernard Layman, b. 21 Dec 1908 in VA/VA/VA; d. 22 Jan 2004; bd. Keezletown Cem., Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 20728199; m. Clara F. Harrison (b. 18 Jun 1911; d. 23 Apr 1997; bd. Keezletown Cem., Keezletown, Rockingham Co., VA--Find A Grave Memorial# 207281200); unk. ch.
[listed as George B. Layman, age 1, b. in VA/VA/VA, in the 7 May 1910 census of Central Mag. Dist., Rockingham Co., VA]