Henry Poff

M, #16156, b. 13 Feb 1792, d. 26 Apr 1854
FatherPeter Poff b. 3 Mar 1768, d. 1830
MotherElizabeth Pickle b. circa 1768
Birth*13 Feb 1792 Henry was born at Augusta Co, VA, on 13 Feb 1792.
1850 census age 60, b. VA.1,2 
 He was the son of Peter Poff and Elizabeth Pickle
Marriage*26 Mar 1812 He married Sarah Priillaman 'Sallie' Sowder at Montgomery Co, VA, on 26 Mar 1812.3 
Census1820 Henry Poff appeared on the census as head of household at Montgomery Co, VA, in 1820.
2m <10; 1m 26-45; 2f <10; 2f 16-25; 4 under 16; 7 total persons.2 
Census1830 He appeared on the census as head of household at Montgomery Co, VA, in 1830.
2m 10-15; 1m 15-20; 3m 20-30; 1m 50-60; 1f <5; 1f 10-15; 1f 15-20; 2f 20-30; 1f 50-60; 6 under 20; 13 persons total.2 
Census*1840 He appeared on the census as head of household at Floyd Co, VA, in 1840.
2m <5; 1m 5-10; 1m 20-30; 1m 40-50; 2f <5; 1f 5-10-; 2f 15-20; 1f 40-50; 8 under 20; 11 total persons.2 
Employment*Jul 1850 Occupation: farmer in Jul 1850 at District 15, Floyd Co, VA.2 
Census*25 Jul 1850 He and Sarah Priillaman 'Sallie' Sowder appeared on the census as head of household at District 15, Floyd Co, VA, on 25 Jul 1850. Also enumerated in this household was Malinda Aldridge, age 21, b. Floyd Co.2 
Death*26 Apr 1854 Henry died on 26 Apr 1854 at Floyd Co, VA, at age 62.
Died of fever, age 64, born "Floyd Co, VA" (Floyd formed 1831), par. Peter & Elizabeth Poff; spouse Sarah Poff. Death register has 19 April; gravestone has 26 April.1,4,5 
Burial His body was interred at Copper Hill, Floyd Co, VA, at Salem Church Cem.1 
Probate*22 Jun 1854 Henry's will was probated at Floyd Co, VA, on 22 Jun 1854.
Will Book C, Page 191, Floyd County, Virginia

Devisees:
1. Sally, wife
2. William Poff, son
3. Joseph Poff, son
4. Ann Shockey, daughter
5. James Poff, son
6. Fleming Poff, son
7. Eliza Furrow, daughter
8. Lucinda Conner, daughter
9. Adeline Correll, daughter
10. Samuel Poff, son
11. Charity Wimmer, daughter
12. Lydia Poff, daughter

In the Name of God Amen
Whereas I Henry Poff of the county of Floyd County and State of Virginia finding myself far advanced in years. And weak in body tho of Sound Mind and meory I tak it to consideration And do make this last will and testament As follows to wit in the first place I will give and bequeath to my wife Sally One third part of my whole Estate to hold and use as long as She lives. And I will and give to my ___ two youngest Sons my whole plantation that is all my land to be Equally divided between my Son William and Joseph and I give them My Wagon with the land by William and Joseph paying the other legetees one hundred dollars to Each Namly my daughter Ann Shockey and my son James and Fleming Poff and my daughter Eliza Furrow and my daughter Lucinda Conner and my daughter Adeline Correll and my Son Samuel and my daughter Chariety Wimmer and Lydia Poff And I also give my daughter Lydia her horse and Cow and her bed and wheel and Saddle that she bought herself, And I give my son William One horse Saddle and bridle and one Cow And I give to my son Joseph One horse and Saddle and bridle and One Cow to make the three youngest children equal with the oldest children that is married and lift here and after my decease my will is that all my just debts funeral wrights to be paid out of my perishable property and that to be sold on a creadit of twelve months creadit and the ballance to be Equally divided Amongst all my children and no part of the money to be paid of the nine hundred dollars untill Joseph becomes of age And William and Joseph Must pay thre percent interest On the money Should I die before Joseph becomes of age Untill Jos? becomes of age and after the death of my my wife and my self. Then my will is that William and Joseph Shall pay the other legettes for their land two hundred dollars a year untill all is paid commencing twelve months after the death of me and my wife with thre? persent Interest untill all is paid As for the property that I give my oldest children nor? the property that I give to my three youngest children it shall not be given inn? at all As witness my hand and seal this twenty first day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty four
Signed and sealed in the presents of us witnesses. his

Henry x Poff Seal
Enter lined? before signed and _____ mark
William Edward
Peter Guernant
Henry Shocky

Virginia

At a Court of ________ Sessions? held for the County of Floyd at the Courthouse on the 22nd day of June 1854
This last Will and Testament of Henry Poff dec'd was proven by Peter Guerant and Henry Shockey Witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded Whereupon? No executor being named therein for reason appearing to the Court administration of the estate of the said Henry Poff Dec'd with the will _____
is committed to the Sheriff of this County.

Teste

J. W. Zentmeyer, C.6 
Biography* Henry Poff was born Feb. 13, 1792 in Virginia, probably Montgomery Co. He was the son of Peter Poff, Sr. and Elizabeth "Betsy" Pickle.

On March 26, 1812, Henry married, in Montgomery Co., Va., Sarah, sometimes known as Sally, Sowder. She was the daughter of Jacob Sowder and Ann Prillaman. Sarah was born Jan. 25, 1794 in Montgomery Co., Va.

Henry and Sarah had eleven children.
James was born April 30, 1814
Fleming was born Jan. 7, 1816 in Montgomery Co., Va.
Eliza Elizabeth was born Jan. 19, 1819 in Montgomery Co.,Va.
Lucinda was born June 8, 1822
Adaline was born June 8, 1824
Ann was born Jan. 16, 1826 in Montgomery Co., Va.
Samuel was born Jan. 17, 1828 in Montgomery Co., Va.
Charity was born May 4, 1830 in Montgomery Co., Va.

In 1831 the part of Montgomery Co., where they were living, became Floyd Co.

Lydia was born Aug. 20, 1832 in Floyd Co., Va.
William H. was born June 5, 1835 in Floyd Co., Va.
Joseph A. was born May 11, 1838 in Floyd Co., Va.

Henry Poff died on April 26, 1854 in Floyd Co., Va. and is buried at the Salem (Head of the River) Church Cemetery on Route 221 in Floyd Co., Va.

Sarah (Sowder) Poff died on Oct. 22, 1854 and is also buried at Salem (Head of the River) Church Cemetery.

(source - census, birth records, death records, marriage records, tombstones, wills.)7 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1820Montgomery Co, VAHenry Poff2
1830Montgomery Co, VAHenry Poff2
1840Floyd Co, VAHenry Poff2
25 Jul 1850District 15, Floyd Co, VAHenry Poff, Sarah Priillaman 'Sallie' Sowder, William Henry Poff, Joseph Andrew Poff and Lydia Poff2

Partners and Children

Marriage*26 Mar 1812 He married Sarah Priillaman 'Sallie' Sowder at Montgomery Co, VA, on 26 Mar 1812.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2738] FindAGrave.com (findagrave.com), gravestone: Henry Poff, online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6273448/henry-adam-poff, accessed April 2019.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.
  4. [S229] Deaths, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  5. [S184] Beth Fridley., Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882 (Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999 (electronic)),.
  6. [S2674] Compiled online genealogy http://boards.rootsweb.com/…, access Jan 2007.
  7. [S2674] Compiled online genealogy http://boards.rootsweb.com/…, accessed Jan 2007.
  8. [S234] Wills, Civil Records Floyd Co, VA, Bk C, p. 191, will of Henry Poff.
  9. [S2836] VA Death Certificate online at ancestry.com,.
  10. [S2674] Compiled online genealogy Schaffer - Conner Family Tree, online at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, accessed Oct 2008.

Helen Lorene Wilson

F, #16158, d. 25 Dec 1992
Birth* Helen was born at Nicholas Co, WV. 
Marriage*18 Feb 1944 She married James Emmet Coleman at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 18 Feb 1944.1,2 
Death*25 Dec 1992 Helen died on 25 Dec 1992.2 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S171] Fayette Co. Chamber of Commerce., History of Fayette Co, WV 1993 (Oak Hill: Fayette Co. Chamber of Commerce, 1993),.
  2. [S237] Obituary, James Emmet Coleman, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Wednesday, 19 April 2006, online at http://www.register-herald.com/archivesearch/…, accessed Dec 2008.

Cheryl Christenia Coleman1

F, #16159, b. 13 Jan 1947, d. 5 Jan 2018
FatherJames Emmet Coleman b. 23 Jul 1909, d. 16 Apr 2006
MotherHelen Lorene Wilson d. 25 Dec 1992
Birth*13 Jan 1947 Cheryl was born at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 13 Jan 1947.1,2 
 She was the daughter of James Emmet Coleman and Helen Lorene Wilson
Marriage*9 Jun 1967 She married Charles Willard Strawn at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 9 Jun 1967. Charles Willard Strawn, age 20, single, b. Connersville, IN, res. Connersville, IN, par. Willard & Vea; Cheryl Christena Coleman, age 20, single, b. Oak Hill, res. Oak Hill, par. Emmett & Lorene; md by Phillip Hoosier at Oak Hill.2 
Residence*1993 Cheryl Christenia Coleman resided at IL in 1993.3 
Death*5 Jan 2018 Cheryl died on 5 Jan 2018 at East Alton, Madison Co, IL, at age 70.
Cheryl Coleman Strawn born January 13, 1947 passed away January 5th at home following a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmet and Lorene Coleman of Oak Hill, WV and a granddaughter Amber Strawn of Delhi, IL.

Cheryl, a social worker, faithfully served The Lord with her husband Bill (Charles) Strawn as he pastored for over 40 years, 17 at Meadowbrook Church of God in Bethalto. They were married June 9, 1967 in Oak Hill.

Surviving is her husband, 3 sons; Charles Strawn (Carrie) of Seattle, Tim Strawn (Diane) of Cahokia, IL Scott Strawn (Cambra) of Oklahoma City; a daughter Sara Anderson (Julius) of Dalhart, TX and 8 loved grandchildren Alex, Jordan, Janae, Zinash, Will, Jalen, Mihret, and Sam.

Visitation will be January 13th at Lifebrook Church in Bethalto, IL from 12:30-2:00 preceding the 2:00 service officiated by Pastor Steven VanFossen.
Memorials may be made to Lifebrook Church.4 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S2737] As told to Cheryl Christenia Coleman Strawn James Emmet Coleman, "Incidentally..." Tales, Stories, and Memories from a Mountaineer Lifetime (2001),.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  3. [S171] Fayette Co. Chamber of Commerce., History of Fayette Co, WV 1993 (Oak Hill: Fayette Co. Chamber of Commerce, 1993),.
  4. [S237] Obituary, Cheryl Coleman Strawn, Alton (IL) Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home, onine at http://www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com/obituaries/…, accessed January 2018.
  5. [S237] Obituary, James Emmet Coleman, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Wednesday, 19 April 2006, online at http://www.register-herald.com/archivesearch/…, accessed Dec 2008.

Charles Willard Strawn

M, #16160
Marriage*9 Jun 1967 He married Cheryl Christenia Coleman at Oak Hill, Fayette Co, WV, on 9 Jun 1967. Charles Willard Strawn, age 20, single, b. Connersville, IN, res. Connersville, IN, par. Willard & Vea; Cheryl Christena Coleman, age 20, single, b. Oak Hill, res. Oak Hill, par. Emmett & Lorene; md by Phillip Hoosier at Oak Hill.1 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  2. [S237] Obituary, James Emmet Coleman, Beckley (WV) Register-Herald, Wednesday, 19 April 2006, online at http://www.register-herald.com/archivesearch/…, accessed Dec 2008.