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Big Oak Cemetery ~ Floyd County, VA

THE
BIG OAK CEMETERY
ROUTE #221
FLOYD, VIRGINIA
Photography by Gayle Fisher
St. Petersburg, Florida

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page 1
Introduction

Pages 2-4
Cemetery Photos

Page 5
Grave: Alvertie T. Akers August 24, 1911-July 21, 1921 Alverttie T. Akers,
oldest daughter of W.H. & Octavia Akers Darling we miss thee
Grave: Elizabeth F. Akers 1925-2002 (Social Security Death Index: June 27,
1925-February 22, 2002)

Page 6
Grave: Ellis Cambridge Akers 1918-1992 (Social Security Death Index: May
7, 1918-January 12, 1992) (Son of Kate E. & Horace Akers)
Grave: AKERS Kate E. 1889-1977 (Social Security Death Index: November
2, 1889-April 1977) & Horace 1884-1959 (Horace Akers m. Katie Reed Ed-
wards 1907 Floyd, Va.)
1910 Census Horace Akers age 23, Kate R. age 21, Beatrice M. no age
given
1920 Census Horace Akers b. abt. 1885, Katherine R. b. abt. 1889, Beatrice M.
b. abt. 1909, Willie L. b. abt 1912, Ada R. b. abt 1914, Horace Jr. b. abt. 1916,
Ellis C. b. 1919
1930 Census Horace Akers age 43 laborer at odd jobs, married abt. 1909,
Kate R. age 39 laundress at home, Willie L. age 19, Horace Jr. age 14, Ellis
C. age 12, Ervin age 6

Page 7
Grave: Irvin Akers 1924-1973 at rest (Social Security Death Index: Septem-
ber 29, 1923-December 1973) (Parents: Horace & Kate E. Akers)
Grave: Kyle W. Akers February 10, 1885-April 24, 1959 (Parents: William
& Jennie Akers, other children listed in census-Horace W. b. January 1888,
Mary E. b. April 1890)
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Page 8
Grave: L. Cambridge Akers 1941-1993
Grave: Mildred Jane Akers August 5, 1861-December 13, 1919 Wife of W.T.
Akers She is not dead-only sleeping

Page 9
Grave: AKERS Octavia H. 1889-1966 & Wendell H. 1888-1951 (Wendell
H. Akers m. Octavia Hayden 1910 Floyd, Va.)
1920 Census Wendell Akers b. abt. 1889, Octavia b. abt. 1890, Alvertie T. b.
abt. 1912, Mary B. b. abt. 1915, Octavia b. abt. 1916
1930 Census Wendel H. Akers age 42 married abt. 1910 laborer at odd jobs,
Octavia J. age 40 seamstress at home, Agnes M. age 16, Adlene age 13,
Wendell O. age 9, Amelia age 9
Grave: AKERS Warren 1880-1965 (Social Security Death Index: October
27, 1880-May 1965) & Anna B. 1881-1976 (Social Security Death Index:
January 11, 1881-October 1976) (Warren Akers m. Annie B. Hill 1912 Floyd,
Va.)
1920 Census Warren Akers b. abt. 1882, Anna Bell b. abt. 1885, Risenberry b.
abt. 1915
1930 Census Warren Akers age 49 married abt. 1912 laborer at odd jobs,
Anna B. age 46 candy maker, Risenberry age 15

Page 10
Grave: Risenberry Akers July 17, 1914-October 11, 1983 TEC5 US Army
World War II (Son of Warren & Anna Bell Akers)

Page 11
Grave: William T. Akers May 25, 1860-June 22, 1927 Let our Father’s will
be done (Husband of Mildred Jane Akers)
1920 Census William T. Akers Head b. abt. 1861
Grave: Willie Lee Akers August 9, 1911-June 2, 1978 PFC US Army World
War II (Son of Horace & Kate E. Akers)

Page 12
Grave: W.N. Akers Son of Warren & Anna Akers September 24, 1912-
February 18, 1913
Grave: Shaka Beatty March 4, 1977-July 26, 1977 Son of Marsha & Gregory
Beatty
Grave: BEAVER Ophus A. 1891-1977 & Rosie P. 1900-1996
ii
1920 Census Ophus Beaver b. abt. 1892 farm laborer, Rosa L. b. abt. 1901,
Ophus H. b. abt. 1917 (Possible Ancestor-1920 Census Homer Beaver b. abt.
1866, Kittie b. abt. 1870, Etta b. abt.1901, Annie b. abt. 1903, Lilia b. abt.
1904, Clara b. abt. 1909)
1930 Census Ofes Beaver age 34 married abt. 1920 farmer, Rosie age 21,
Treva age 3 3/12

Page 13
Grave: Howard T. Beaver September 16, 1948-April 30, 1970 Virginia SP5
US Army Vietnam

Page 14
Grave: Pat Proffit Beaver CPL US Army Korea October 12, 1930-May 22,
2002

Page 15
Grave: Homer T. Bever Son of O.E. & Rosia Bever January 11, 1917-April
19, 1920 Absent not dead
Grave: Mollie E. Blagman April 9, 1856-January 16, 1927 Mother At rest
1900 Census Mollie Bragman (different spelling) b. April 1856 married abt.
1873 11 children & 8 living, Moses b. August 1879, Lenard b. May 1882, Al-
len b. April 1886, Eula b. January 1887 (Also, possible son-William Bragman
b. August 1874 who married Hattie abt. 1897)
Grave: Odessa Rebecca Brown 1904-1979 (Social Security Death Index: Oc-
tober 30, 1904-August 1979)

Page 16
Grave: Walker Edward Campbell Sr. July 12, 1914-June 11, 1990
Grave: Arlean Akers Campbell August 15, 1916-April 5, 1988 (Daughter of
Octavia H. & Wendell H. Akers)

Page 17
Grave: Frank Wendell Campbell Sr. October 3, 1944-September 25, 1976
Grave: Frank Wendell Campbell Jr. May 15, 1966-July 21, 1982

Page 18
Grave: Louisa Cannaday February 15, 1830-March 22, 1907 Erected by the
children of Horace L. Howard (Horace L. Howard was her employer)
1900 Census Lou Cannaday b. March 1830 servant single 1 child born &
living
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Grave: CLAYTOR Oscar October 28, 1920-November 7, 1985 & Treva B.
December 7, 1927-(no death date) Married April 3, 1943
1930 Census Jane Claytor age 61 single farmer, Minnie sister age 32 sin-
gle, Oscar nephew age 9, Vernon Akers nephew age 12, Taz Lemons uncle
age 74 widower

Page 19
Grave: Clarence Conner Age 40 Died June 1949 (Possible son of Lucinda &
Perry Conner-listed as Charles in census)
Grave: Lucinda Conner Died September 25, 1931 Age 70
1900 Census Perry Conner b. May 1860 married abt. 1882 day laborer,
Lucinda b. 1862 7 children & 3 living, Mary H. b. March 1891, Albert R. b.
October 1893, Flower B. b. August 1895
1920 Census Perry Conner age 58 farm laborer, Lucinda age 55, William
age 18, Charles age 12
1930 Census Perry Conner age 69 laborer at odd jobs married abt. 1880,
Lucinda age 64, Charles G. age 22 and single

Page 20
Grave: Corrie E. DeHart 1875-1913 Erected by Josie DeHart (Josie was ap-
parently Corrie’s daughter. 1910 Census Josie DeHart listed in household of
Browr G. Howard. Josie was a white servant and 13 years of age)
Grave: Jeff Edwards Our Father 1840-1918 at rest
1900 Census Jeff Edwards b. November 1849 married abt. 1873 teamster,
Fannie b. August 1858 9 children born & living, Alice b. November 1873
married abt. 1899 1 child born & living, Robert b. October 1877, Willie b. No-
vember 1882, Lela b. October 1885, Kate b. November 1889, Earnest b. April
1891, Ellis b. April 1891, Gertrude b. March 1899
1920 Census Fannie Edwards b. abt. 1860, Ellis b. abt. 1892, Ernest b. abt.
1892
1930 Census Fannie Edwards age 64 widow, Ellis E. son age 38 single
Grave: Ernest Dortch 1924-1991 (Social Security Death Index: January 1,
1924-April 3, 1991)

Page 21
Grave: Ellis E. Edwards April 19, 1892-August 5, 1934 Asleep in Jesus (Son
of Jeff & Fannie Edwards)
Grave: EDWARDS Ernest L. 1891-1956 & Gertrude M. 1904-1947
1930 Census Earnest L. Edwards age 38 married abt. 1922 laborer at odd
jobs, Lilly G. age 25, Fannie M. age 6
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Page 22
Grave: Fannie Edwards 1855-1938 She hath done what she could (wife of Jeff
Edwards)
Grave: EDWARDS Robert 1882-1933 & Alice P. 1883-1958 (Robert L. Ed-
wards m. Alice Potter 1906 Floyd, Va.)
1930 Census Robert L. Edwards age 47 married abt. 1918 laborer at odd jobs,
Martha A. age 48 laundress at home

Page 23
Grave: Willie Edwards November 29, 1885-September 28, 1914
Grave: Willie Junior Edwards February 17, 1934-April 18, 1943 Rest In Peace

Page 24
Grave: James Elmer Finney December 3, 1933-February 1, 2000 PVT US
Army Korea

Page 25
Grave: Mary Jane Finney 1940-1960 The Lord Is My Shepherd
Grave: FINNEY Willie L. February 11, 1908-June 25, 1983 & Gladys E.
March 9, 1909-November 5, 1990
1920 Census Joseph H. Finney b. abt. 1860 farmer, Emma G. b. abt 1867,
Willie L. b. abt. 1909, Kate adopted b. abt 1913
1930 Census Willie L. Finney age 22 married abt. 1928, Gladys G. age 20,
Jannile b. 1930, Joseph Finney-father age 70 married abt. 1896, Emma G.-
mother age 62

Page 26
Grave: Dr. Curtis T. Hayden 1885-1936 (son of Wise & Virginia B. Hayden)
Grave: J. Kelci Hayden 1890-1977 (James K., son of Wise & Virginia B. Hay-
den)

Page 27
Grave: James R. Hayden September 30, 1927-November 2, 1927 Son of W.H.
& Clara Hayden, Jr. Darling we miss thee (son of Clara & Wise Hayden, Jr.)

Page 28
Grave: J.R.H. Jr. (This appears to be the footstone of James R. Hayden)
Grave: William Albert Hayden Virginia PFC Co. L 367 Infantry World War I
January 7, 1895-August 17, 1937
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Page 29
Grave: Jennie Byrd Hayden Wife of Wise Hayden 1870-1936
Grave: Wise Hayden, Sr. 1856-1946
1900 Census Wise Haden head farmer b. 1855, married about 1883, Virginia
B. b. September 1866, 8 children & 7 living, Curtis T. b. December 1884,
Bessie M. b. July 1887, Geneve O. b. August 1889, James K. b. November
1891, William A. b. 1895, Wise b. November 1897, Walter R. b. 1900
(1900 Census Octavia Haden head b. 1848 laundrywoman
1910 Census Octavia Hayden head listed by herself age 59 Floyd, Va. Dis-
trict 46 Visit 21)
1910 Census Wise Hayden head age 52 Floyd, Va. District 46 Visit 10,
Junie wife age 42, Octava age 20, James age 18, Albert age 15, Wise age
12, Walter age 10, Gilbert age 7, Edmond age 5, Vinbeia age 2
1920 Census Wise Hayden age 62, Jennie B. age 52, James K. age 28, Wil-
liam A. age 23, Wise age 21, Walter P. age 19, Albert R. age 17, Edmund
age 14, Virginia D. age 12, Raymon R. age 9
1930 Census Wise Hayden age 72 farmer married abt. 1893, Jennie B. age
62, James H. age 38 single, Walter P. age 29 single, Gilbert R. age 25 sin-
gle, Edwin R. age 25 single, Raymon R. age 19 single
(1930 Census William A. Hayden age 35 laborer at odd jobs married abt.
1922, Lillian T. age 34)

Page 30
Grave: HAYDEN Wise Jr. November 6, 1897-December 19, 1954 & Clara B.
June 18, 1908-January 29, 2002
1930 Census Wise Hayden, Jr. age 31 married abt. 1925 mason construction
work, Clara age 21, William C. age 4&6/12
Grave: HELM Doris V. 1914-1974 Father & Rosa L. 1924-(no death date)
Mother

Page 31
Grave: George Edd Ingram 1901-1990 (Social Security Death Index: June
16, 1902-January 5, 1990) (son of Laura J. & George N. Ingram)
1920 Census George N. Ingram age 64, Laura J. age 51, John H.E. age 25,
Lillian T. age 22, George E. age 17, Baron R. age 12, Ollie O. daughter age
10, Mary Wood mother-in-law age 67 widow
Grave: William Reed Ingram 1889-1948
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Page 32
Grave: George N. Ingram August 26, 1855-November 24, 1924 To Him we
trust a place is given Among the saints with Chrtist in Heaven
(see page 31 for 1920 census information under George Edd Ingram)
Grave: Addie Levisy Died February 8, 1903 In memory of our dear mother.
Erected by her children. (Giles Levesay m. Addie Napier 1896 Floyd, Va.)
1900 Census Giles Levasy b. May 1867 married abt. 1888 farmer, Addie b.
November 1865 4 children & 4 living, Lillie b. March 1890, Hattie b. May
1892, Roland b. June 1894, Liza b. August 1897
Grave: A.L.

Page 33
Grave: Curtis Tommie Lemons CPL US Army Korea April 21, 1932-
February 27, 1979

Page 34
Grave: Daniel Lee Lemons S2 US Navy World War II February 28, 1928-
October 27, 1997

Page 35
Grave: LEMONS H. Boyd 1900-1966 (Social Security Death Index: June
12, 1906-October 1966) & Annie S. 1903-1961
1930 Census Hugh Lemons age 26 married abt. 1926 laborer at odd jobs,
Annie age 28, Katherine S. age 8, Howard age 7, Ervin H. age 3 & 7/12,
Daniel L. age 2 & 1/12, Roy U. age 5/12
Grave: Dorothy W. McKenzie 1913-1999 Mother of Constance Hayden
(Social Security Death Index: April 24, 1913-March 3, 1999. Card issued in
Maryland. Resided in Floyd, Va.)

Page 36
Grave: Silas Martin Lemons US Army November 14, 1933-September 10,
1988
Grave: LEMONS Silas M. November 14, 1933-September 10, 1988 & El-
lenia R. April 24, 1935-(no death date) Thy Kingdom Come

Page 37
Grave: Eliza V. Morris Daughter of G.W. & Rosanna B. Morris Born October
8, 1895 Died May 30, 1897 Our darling one hath gone before to greet us on
another shore
viii
Grave: Marvin Vanghan (Vaughan?) Murphy July 14, 1917-February 26, 1919
Grave: Wyth N. Murphy September 14, 1887-March 8, 1916 Gone, but not
forgotten
1900 Census Edmund Murphy b. October 1864 married abt. 1887 day la-
borer, Joanna (nee Blagman) b. May 1866 1 child, Wythe N. b. September
1887

Page 38
Grave: William Napper 1883-1921 Our Brother. Death is another life.
Grave: Bessie May Hayden Napper Wife of Wm. Napper July 18, 1887-
November 26, 1908 age 21yrs 4mo. 8ds. We will meet again.
Grave: Harriet Connor Penn 1861-1945

Page 39
Grave: Louis William Penn 1894-1962
Grave: PENN John July 2, 1904-March 9, 1982 & Beatrice A. August 31,
1908-November 10, 2000 In Loving Memory

Page 40
Grave: Robert Willis Ridle November 2, 1895-December 12, 1914 Meet me
in heaven
1900 Census Robert Ridley b. 1862 married abt. 1885 farmer, Lucy b. July
1865 6 children & 4 living, Dennis H. b. January 1899, Liza H.G. b. April
1887, Henster R. b. August 1891, Robert W. b. November 1895
Grave: Jathinia Potter Died August 28, 1926 Age 70 years Gone but not for-
gotten
1920 Census Gabriel Potter b. abt. 1852 in North Carolina, Jathinia b. abt.
1856 in Virginia washerwoman
Grave: Lemuel Lee Spencer Virginia CPL 2116 Base Unit AAF World War
II October 1, 1906-July 11, 1961

Page 41
Grave Nannie Sue Scales “Goin home” April 3, 1903-February 29, 1980
Mother of Janet Scales Gilliam
Grave: SCALES Nannie Stewart November 2, 1873-October 3, 1927 & Ed-
gar Nick December 12, 1870-February 16, 1948
1900 Census Nick Scales b. December 1870 married abt. 1893 Day Laborer,
Nannie b. September 1873 3 children born & living, Posey A. son b. De-
cember 1894, Arthur S. b. September 1897, Mary S. b. April 1900, Harriet
sister b. November 1881
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1920 Census Edgar N. Scales b. abt. 1871, Nannie A. b. abt. 1874, Arthur S.
b. abt. 1898, Mary S. b. abt. 1901, Nannie S. b. abt. 1904, Nick Jr. b. abt.
1910
1930 Census Edgar N. Scales age 59 widowed farmer, Nannie S. Daughter
age 24

Page 42
Grave: Posy A. Scales Son of Nick & Nannie Scales December 8, 1894-
January 1, 1906 Our darling one has gone before To greet us on the blissful
shore
Grave: Ada M. Turner April 30, 1903-October 14, 1905 Sleep on sweet baby
and take thy rest God calls away when he thinks best
Grave: Corey Scott Sweeney 1986-1986

Page 43
Grave: Mary B. Sloan November 16, 1894-December 29, 1986 & Elsie S.
Beavers May 5, 1913-January 7, 1987
Grave: TAYLOR Emory B. February 15, 1885-April 19, 1985 & Mary E.
April 28, 1890-January 4, 1988 Married August 11, 1910
1920 Census William T. Akers head b. abt. 1861, Emory B. Taylor son-in-
law b. abt. 1888, Mary E. Daughter b. abt. 1891, Yardandae b. abt. 1912,
William B. b. abt. 1914, Kyle R. b. abt. 1916, Margie S. b. abt. 1919, Polly
Redd mother b. abt. 1840
1930 Census Emory Taylor age 45 married abt. 1919 concrete-funeral work,
Mary E. age 39, Yolanda J. age 18, W. Earl age 16, Kate R. age 13, Margie
age 10, Grace age 7, Paul J. age 4, Mildred J. age 6/12

Page 44
Grave: THOMPSON Herbert L.R. March 2, 1914-December 6, 1970 & Fran-
ces C. October 8, 1898-November 21, 1985
Grave: Alice B. Vaughan 1883-1938 Sleep on mother
1920 Census Peter J.K. Vaughn b. abt. 1882, Alice B. b. abt. 1875, William E.
b. abt. 1908, Nannie L. b. abt. 1910, Bessie G. b. abt. 1912, Livia Lea b. abt.
1912, Harry K. b. abt 1913
1930 Census Alice B. Vaughn age 53, Annie G. age 18, Harry K. age 17

Page 45
Grave: Curtie Turner March 2, 1898-March 30, 1900 Beautiful lovely she
was but given, A fair bud to earth to blossom in heaven
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Grave: C.D. Tice June 1, 1831-January 16, 1888 Father Gone but not forgot-
ten (Caleb D. Tice was born and died in Floyd, Va.. He married Emeline
Lemon on December 24, 1867. The Tices were white and not of African-
American descent. Caleb’s grandfather, Jacob, was born in Germany and mi-
grated to Floyd by way of Maryland. Caleb’s father, Manassah, was born in
Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Va. and died in Floyd. He is buried at the Zion
Lutheran Church Cemetery in Floyd.)
Grave: Unknown

Page 46
Grave: VAUGHN Murry E. 1906-1998 & Ada Akers 1913-1973
1930 Census Murry Vaughan age 22 married abt. 1930 farm laborer, Ada
age 17
Grave: VAUGHN Harry K. 1913-1978 & Katherine Sue 1921-(no death
date)

Page 47
Grave: VAUGHN Willie E. November 13, 1906-September 11, 1987 &
Vivian F. May 12, 1914-August 20, 1986 Thy Kingdom Come
Grave: VAUGHN Edgar Jr. March 25, 1931-(no death date) & Thelma J.
October 31, 1941-January 24, 1993 Married February 15, 1959
(1930 Census Edgar Vaughan age 23 married abt. 1930 farm laborer, (?)
Uemyn F. [probably Vivian] age 16—probable parents of Edgar Jr.)

Page 48
Grave: Vivian C. Vaughn 1914-1985 (wife of Edgar Vaughn)
Grave: Fred Lee Hill June 15, 1889-September 25, 1900

Page 49
Grave: Murry Edgar Vaughn Sr. 1908-1938
Grave: Murry E. Vaughn Jr. August 5, 1934

Page 50
Grave: Edgar Vaughn III August 13, 1964-January 27, 1983 Son

Page 51
Grave: Unknown
Grave: Unknown
Grave: Unknown

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