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Descendants of Matilda Elizabeth Simpson

Submitted by H. Wade Doyle
 

Generation No. 1

1.  MATILDA ELIZABETH3 SIMPSON  (JAMES2, ALLEN1)1 was born 07 Jul 1840 in Floyd County, Virginia, and died 04 Jan 1925 in Floyd County, Virginia.  She married (1) WILLIAM P. WALTERS 08 Jan 1857 in Floyd County, Virginia2, son of MARTIN WALTERS and MARY PHARIS.  He was born Abt. 1835 in Floyd County, Virginia, and died 09 May 1863 in Chancellorsville Battlefield, Virginia.  She married (2) JAMES W. RIERSON, SR. Jan 1870 in Floyd County, Virginia, son of CHARLES RIERSON and JANE FLINCHUM.  He was born Bet. 1851 - 1852, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in Floyd County, Virginia.

Notes for MATILDA ELIZABETH SIMPSON:
Census
1880 Floyd Co., Va.        1890 Floyd Co., Va.        1900 Floyd Co., Va.      1910 Floyd Co., Va.
Locust Grove Dist.         Locust Grove Dist.          Locust Grove Dist.       Locust Grove Dist.
ED 30                                                                     ED 19                           ED 53
page 58, page 397B                                              sheet 4B, page 134      sheet 8B, page 157

Matilda C. Rierson 39    Matilda E. Rierson 49     Matilda Rierson 59     Matilda Rierson 68
Tabbitha J.              9     Tabitha J.               19
John C.                    7     John C.                   17
Jas. W.                   4      James W.              15

1920 Floyd Co., Va.
Locust Grove Dist.
ED 102
sheet 3B, page 280

Matilda C. Rieson 78

1900 said that Matilda had 7 children, 6 living; 1910 7 children, 4 living

1900 has James, family 74; Matilda, family 75; and John, family 76.

1910 and 1920  Matilda is next door to John C.

Notes for WILLIAM P. WALTERS:
Census
1860 Floyd Co., Va.
Simpson P.O.
page 65
Family # 466

William Walters  25
Matilda E.            19
Mary E.                2
Nancy E.          6/12

More About WILLIAM P. WALTERS:
Burial: Chancellorsville Battlefield, Va.
Occupation: 1860, Farmer

More About WILLIAM WALTERS and MATILDA SIMPSON:
Death of one spouse: 09 May 1863
Marriage: 08 Jan 1857, Floyd County, Virginia2

Notes for JAMES W. RIERSON, SR.:
Census
1870 Floyd Co., Va,
Locust Grove Twp
page 18, page 113

James W. Rierson   19
Matilda E.                 30
Mary E. Walters       12
Nancy C. Walters     10
Margaret A. Walters  8

More About JAMES W. RIERSON, SR.:
Occupation: 1870, Farm Laborer

More About JAMES RIERSON and MATILDA SIMPSON:
Death of one spouse: Bet. 1870 - 1880
Marriage: Jan 1870, Floyd County, Virginia

Children of MATILDA SIMPSON and WILLIAM WALTERS are:
i. MARY ELIZABETH4 WALTERS, b. Abt. 1858, Floyd Co., Va..
ii. NANCY C. OR E. WALTERS, b. Bet. 1859 - 1860, Floyd Co., Va..
iii. MARGARET ANN WALTERS, b. Abt. 1862, Floyd County, Virginia.
 

Children of MATILDA SIMPSON and JAMES RIERSON are:
iv. TABBITHA J.4 RIERSON, b. Abt. 1871, Floyd County, Virginia.
2. v. JOHN C. RIERSON, b. 24 Nov 1872, Floyd County, Virginia; d. 14 Jul 1937, Floyd County, Virginia.
3. vi. JAMES W. RIERSON, JR., b. 16 Jun 1875, Floyd County, Virginia; d. 27 Dec 1907, Floyd County, Virginia.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN C.4 RIERSON (MATILDA ELIZABETH3 SIMPSON, JAMES2, ALLEN1)3 was born 24 Nov 1872 in Floyd County, Virginia4, and died 14 Jul 1937 in Floyd County, Virginia4.  He married BERTHA L. CONNER 25 Nov 1897 in Floyd County, Virginia, daughter of JOSIAH CONNER and AMANDA [----].  She was born 26 Jul 1877 in Virginia4, and died 31 Aug 1945 in Floyd County, Virginia4.

Notes for JOHN C. RIERSON:
Census
1900 Floyd Co., Va.         1910 Floyd Co., Va.     1920 Floyd Co., Va.   1930 Floyd Co., Va.
Locust Grove Mag Dist.   Locust Grove Dist.      Locust Grove Dist.    Locust Grove Mag Dist.
ED 19                               ED 53                           ED 102                      ED 32-11
sheet 4B, page 134         sheet 8B, page 157     sheet 3B, page 280   sheet 8A, page 276

John C. Rierson 27         John C. Rierson 37       John C. Rieson  47    John C. Rierson 57
Bertha L.               22      Bertha L.            32       Bertha L.            42    Bertha L.            51
Berkley                  1       Berkley E.          10       Berkley A.           21
Mary A.                8        Annie E.              18    Annie                 30
Frank W.              6        Frank W.            16     Frank                 26
Caris                   4
Millard L.      11/12        Millard L.            10    Millard L.           20
Harlie H.              7     Harlie H.            18
Wilford M.            5     Willred              16
Ruby M.        2 7/12    Ruby M.             12
 
 

1900 has James, family 74; Matilda, family 75; and John, family 76.

More About JOHN C. RIERSON:
Occupation: Bet. 1900 - 1930, Farmer

More About JOHN RIERSON and BERTHA CONNER:
Marriage: 25 Nov 1897, Floyd County, Virginia

Children of JOHN RIERSON and BERTHA CONNER are:
4. i. BERKLEY A.5 RIERSON, b. 16 Sep 1898, Floyd County, Virginia; d. 24 Nov 1953, Floyd County, Virginia.
ii. MARY ANNIE RIERSON, b. 26 Apr 1901; d. 20 Jul 1976; m. CLARENCE H. ALDRIDGE; b. 26 Jun 1898, Va.; d. 09 Mar 1983.
5. iii. FRANK WILLIAM RIERSON, SR., b. 20 Feb 1904; d. 10 Nov 1991, Floyd County, Virginia.
iv. CLARRIS V. RIERSON, b. 18 Aug 19095; d. 17 Sep 1917, Floyd County, Virginia.
v. MILLARD L. RIERSON, b. 21 Apr 1909; d. 05 Apr 1937.

More About MILLARD L. RIERSON:
Burial: Salem, Head of the River, Church - Tombstone

vi. HARLEY H. RIERSON, b. 11 Feb 1912; d. 02 Aug 1986, Floyd County, Virginia; m. REVA H.; b. 21 Mar 1919.
vii. WILFORD M. RIERSON, b. 04 Nov 1914; d. 15 Oct 1942.

More About WILFORD M. RIERSON:
Burial: Salem, Head of the River, Church - Tombstone

viii. RUBY M. RIERSON, b. Abt. 1917.
 

3.  JAMES W.4 RIERSON, JR. (MATILDA ELIZABETH3 SIMPSON, JAMES2, ALLEN1) was born 16 Jun 1875 in Floyd County, Virginia6, and died 27 Dec 1907 in Floyd County, Virginia6.  He married MARTHA A. WALTON 01 Jan 1896 in Floyd County, Virginia.  She was born 14 Dec 1874 in Virginia, and died 31 Oct 1961 in Floyd County, Virginia.

Notes for JAMES W. RIERSON, JR.:
Census
1900 Floyd Co., Va.
Locust Grove District
ED 19
sheet 4B, Page 134B

James W. Rierson   24
Martha W.                25
Cluber K.                   3
Cleddir A.                  1
Eldredge              6/12

1900 has James, family 74; Matilda, family 75; and John, family 76.
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Commonwealth Inquest – Jas. Rierson
Floyd County Court Record
Common Law Causes 1907-1908
Box 14
Tied File “July Term 1908”

Commonwealth vs. Iram T. Aldredge and Geo. Boyd
Commonwealth of VA Floyd to wit:
J. R. Reed, Constable of said Co., whereas by an inquest taken before me and of the Commonwealth justices for the said Co. of Floyd this 28th day of Dec. 1907 on the premises of J. T. Aldridge on view of the body of James Rierson then & there lying dead.
One Iram T. Aldridge and Geo Boyd stands charged with the willful murder of the said James Rierson these are therefore by virtue of my office justice of the peace, acting Coroner do command you in the name of the Commonwealth of VA forthwith to apprehend the said Iram Aldredge and Geo Boyd without delay to carry him before some one of the justices of the said Co and that they may be dealt with according to law and for so doing this your warrant and you are moreover required to summon the following:  Sam’l Stump, Wm. Furrow, J. T. Aldridge, W. C. Wallace (Walters) and John Rierson to appear at the same time and place to testify as witness on behalf of the Commonwealth touching the matter of said complaint given under my hand and seal this the 28th day of Dec. 1907.
M. L. Conner, J.P.
Acting Coroner

First witness.  William A. Furrow after being duly sworn

When I first saw Mr. James Rierson him and George Boyd was coming from J. T. Aldridge’s spring.  They seemed to be drunk at the time.  He and his brother John Rierson follow myself and Mr. Samuel Stump up in J. T. Aldridge’s meadow as we was taking W. C. Walters home drunk.  There now James Rierson and George Boyd, Iram Aldridge had commenced a fight.  I am positive that there was no one close enough to use a knife at this time of the fight except Iram Aldridge and George Boyd.
At that time Mr. James Rierson cried out some one has killed me (and at that time, did those two boys do) – George Boyd & Iram Aldridge, they run up toward the woods.  I don’t think he lived over two min. after he cried out I am killed.  Samuel Stump and myself did leave from where James Rierson lay dead and go down to Sarah Walters.
Signed:  William Furrow

Second witness:  Samuel G. Stump after being duly sworn

First thing I saw was Mr. James Rierson coming toward me from Mr. J. T. Aldridge’s spring as I was taking W. C. Walters home drunk.  He and his brother John Rierson followed us up into Mr. J. T. Aldridge’s meadow near where he was killed.  There Mr. James Rierson knocked W. C. Walters down and jumped on him and held him and his brother John Rierson run up and hit W. C. Walters in the face also.  And some one jerked John Rierson away and shoved him back and he, John Rierson and some one seemed to get into a fight and threw some rocks and then James Rierson jumped up and run to where his brother John Rierson was and he James Rierson and George Boyd and Iram Aldridge began to fight and then James Rierson cried out some one has killed me.
I am positive at that time no one was close enough to have used a knife except George Boyd and Iram Aldridge and when James Rierson cried I am killed the two boys George Boyd and Iram Aldridge run.
Samuel G. (his X mark) Stump

Third witness:  John C. Rierson after being duly sworn

In the start I was very full of whisky and don’t recollect much about it.  First I recollect was they in J. T. Aldridge’s meadow was fighting Iram Aldridge.  When they began to throw rocks I run.
I suppose I was fifteen or twenty yards from my brother when he cried I am killed.  When he hollowed (hollered) George Boyd and Iram Aldridge run.  If there was any one else except them I didn’t see them.  I heard no threat.
Signed:  John C. Rierson

Fourth witness:  Andrew J. Yopp after being duly sworn

I was not there at the time of the murder.  I saw Iram Aldridge with a knife about dark and said if any one jumped on him he could keep them off.  I don’t know what he done with the knife.  I heard James Rierson or his brother John Rierson one say I am going back to kill W. C. Walters and Carl Aldridge or die himself.  I don’t know to which of the two men said it as they both were together at this time.
Andrew J. (his X mark) Yopp

Fifth witness:  George W. Boyd after being duly sworn

First of the fuss James Rierson came up to where Samuel Stump and myself had hold of W. C. Walters and knocked him down and jumped on him and John Rierson run up and hit him two or three licks with his fist.  Iram Aldridge walked up and told him for two not to get on one.  And John Rierson made at Iram Aldridge and Iram hit him with a rock and I threw a rock at him myself and missed him and James Rierson saw him throw this rock and he made at him and hit him two or three licks with his fist.  Iram threw something and ran.  And when Iram started to run I run too.  I never heard Mr. James Rierson hollow out I am killed.  I never told any one that Iram Aldridge had killed James Rierson with a rock.
When William Furrow called to me that James Rierson was killed and told me to stop and waited till he came up I had never been at Mr. J. T. Aldridge’s house after the fight before William Furrow called to me to stop.  There was no one except myself and Iram Aldridge closer than fifteen feet.
Signed:  George W. Boyd

Sixth witness:  Iram T. Aldridge after being duly sworn

James Rierson came up and knocked W. C. Walters down and jumped on him and went to beating him.  I am positive that he was beating him.
John Rierson went up and hit him over the head.  I went up and took John Rierson by the arm and told him that one man was enough to jump on him.
Then he started to pick up a rock.  I had one and threw and hit him.  I had the rock to be ready for him.  James Rierson came down there and hit me four licks with his fist and stepped on my overshoe and pulled it off.  I was running.  I did not stop to pick up my over shoe.
I did not throw any over shoe at James Rierson or any thing else at him as I started to run.  George Boyd was with me right by my side no one close(r) than eight or ten feet when I started to run.
I did not hear him cry out that some one has killed me.
My father and George Boyd was with me when I first heard he was dead.  I never heard William Furrow call to George Boyd to stop and we never stopped till I got to my father in the orchard near the house.
My father never asked me when I got to him if any one was hurt.  At the time George Boyd and myself started to run there was no one close enough to him to have cut him with a knife.
At the time William Furrow told my father and I about him being dead my father never said any thing to me about going back out there when William Furrow came out there and told us that he was dead he did not ask for a lantern.
I do know that Samuel Stump and William Furrow one or the other stayed there all the time.
Signed:  Iram T. Aldredge

Seventh witness:  W. C. Walters after being duly sworn

Says that he was crazy drunk and did not no (know) anything about the murder of James Rierson and I have no relection (recollection) of James Rierson jumping on me for a fight on the night of the murder of James Rierson.
W. C. (his X mark) Walters

Eighth witness:  Martha W. Rierson after first being duly sworn

Iram T. Aldredge & George Boyd came here early that morning and ast he James Rierson to go with them to John Rierson’s.  I Martha Rierson his wife wanted to insult Iram Aldredge & make him leave.  James Rierson sayes do not don’t have any more of them mad at me.  When Iram Aldredge came here that morning and when James come into the kitchen where I was he came through the hall where he was and watch after him.  He seemed to try to hear or up to some mischief.  This was before 12 o’clock in the morning.  I did not know when they left here where they was going.  I did not know there was any thing wrong before.  It seemed as if Iram Aldredge was trying to keep us from having a private conversation.
Signed:  Martha W. Rierson

Ninth witness:  Dr. E. L. Lawrence, Co. Coroner, after being duly sworn

Dec. 31st 1907.  I examined James Rierson and found a stab wound in the neck just above collar bone on the left side, a little to the left of the median line which penetrated the lung cavity.  Said wound severed the carotid artery and several other smaller blood vessels.  A great deal of hemorage internally.  The left pleural sack was practically full of blood.  This wound was sufficient to cause almost instant death.  Examined by H. W. Simmons, Commonwealth Aty.
Dr. you are here shown a knife that is said to have been found near where the deceased came to his death.  From the examination of the wound, and the clothing of the deceased including his coat, vest and shirt to you think that the knife now handed to you inflicted the fatal wound.  Answer.  I do not.
Signed:  E. L. Lawrence M.D. *

Tenth witness:  C. M. Aldredge after first being duly sworn

I did not borrow James W. Rierson knife at any time during the day that James W. Rierson was murded that night.
Signed:  C. M. Aldridge

Supplement Statement
James Rierson and myself got in to a difficulty that evening about sun down in J. J. Poff’s fields something like ½ mile from the sene of the murder went from there by the Widdow Walters on home.
Signed:  C. M. Aldridge

Floyd Co. Court
An inquisition taken in the County of Floyd on 27 (28 marked through and 27 written above) day of Dec 1907 and adjourned & continued from time to time before M. L. Conner, J.P. and acting as coroner of said county upon the view of the body of James Rierson there lying dead.  The jurors sworn to inquire when how and by what means the same James Rierson came to his death upon their oaths do say that the said James Rierson came to his death on the 28 day of December of a knife wound in the throat inflicted by Iram Aldridge T. Aldridge and the jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid to further say that Geo Boyd was there present aiding and abetting the said Iram T. Aldridge the murder to do and commit in testimony whereof we the said coroner and jurors aforesaid have hereto set their hands this 31 of Dec 1907.
Signed:  M. L. Conner, J.P., Acting Coroner

The defendants brought before us M. L. Conner and A. G. Blackwell, J.P.’s and upon the hearing of evidence and we being of opinion that there is more than slight suspicion of guilt we send the case to the grand jury and remand the defendants to jail without bail given under our hands this the 31 day of Dec 1907.
Signed:  M. L. Conner, J. P., Acting Coroner
G. Blackwell, J. P.

Executed by arresting the within named Iram T. Aldredge & George Boyd and bringing them before A. G. Blackwell & M. G. Conner J. P. Dec. 28, 1907.
Signed J. R. Reed, C.F.C.   (Constable of Floyd County?)

*(From Descendants of Elder John Lawrence of Southwest Virginia and New England, Revised 1999, by Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, page 16 - Dr. Edgar Lee Lawrence, b. 9-26-1869, d. 3-20-1953, mar. in Roanoke City 2-23-1893 Nannie B. Kitterman, b. ca 1875.  He practiced many years in Floyd, then in Roanoke.)

Constable J. R. Reed was James Riley Reed, 1869-1956, the father of Nelson Reed and several other sons.  James was married to Lula Odell Cole.

Carl M. Aldridge, b. Dec 1886 in Floyd County, VA, married a Miss Byrd and they lived in Bedford, Virginia.  Carl was the son of Samuel Henry Aldridge and Vina Jane Walters.  Samuel was a brother to John Taylor Aldridge.  Carl was a first cousin, once removed, to William Curtis “Dewey” Walters, III.

W. C. Walters is William Curtis “Dewey” Walters, III, b. Mar 28, 1880, d. Aug 16, 1959, m. Sep 13, 1906 to Louise Hester Susie Boyd, sister to George Boyd.

George W. Boyd is the son of Peter Boyd and Eva Sarah E. Boothe.  George was b. Jul 20, 1884 and d. Oct 23, 1951.  In 1910 he was living with the family of James S. Holt, his wife Laura and their seven children in the Locust Grove District.  He was listed as a boarder and his occupation as farm laborer, working out.  In 1920 he was living with his brother-in-law William C. Walters in the Locust Grove District of Floyd County, VA, and occupation listed as a coal miner.  In 1930 he was incarcerated in a convict camp in Stanardsville, Greene Co., VA.  At that time he was 45 years old.  A source said that he later shot and killed a black baby whose home was near the road from Check to Nelson Reed’s home, for which he went to prison.  I haven’t looked for a reference to this yet at the courthouse.

Iram Taylor Aldridge, b. Mar 8, 1888, d. Mar 20, 1936, son of John Taylor Aldridge and Mary Adeline Walters, first cousin to Carl Aldridge, and first cousin once-removed to William Curtis “Dewey” Walters, III.

William Furrow – b. Feb 24 1879, d. May 13, 1953 son of William and Elizabeth Poff Furrow, m. Lucy A. Walters, b. Aug 30, 1877, sister to William Curtis “Dewey” Walters, III.

Andrew J.Yopp - b. Aug 26, 1880, d. Oct 16, 1953, son of Samuel Yopp and Sarah Underwood, m. Sep 2,1904 to Uwalker Roxie Zina Walters, b. Sep 7, 1887, sister to William Curtis “Dewey” Walters, III.

Samuel G. Stump – b. 1867, son of Elijah and Martha Stump, m. Jan 4, 1891 to Nancy Ann Walters, sister to William Curtis “Dewey” Walters, III.

M. L. Conner, J.P.  There was a Maurice Lee Conner 1879-1971 and Mose Leland Conner, 1865-1934.
 

More About JAMES W. RIERSON, JR.:
Occupation: 1900, Farmer

Notes for MARTHA A. WALTON:
Census
1910 Floyd Co., Va.        1920 Floyd Co., Va.
Locust Grove District      Locust Grove District
ED 53                              ED 102
sheet 9A, page 158        sheet 3B, page 280

Martha Rierson 35         Martha W. Rierson 45
Cluber         13
Cledvar       11
James E.         10          James E.              20
Maoria        8
not named         6          Kate                     16
Willard J.      3           Willard J.         12
Chas. R.    11/12           Charlie R.             11

8 children, 7 living

In 1930 Martha and Russell (Charles R) are with son James E.
 

More About MARTHA A. WALTON:
Occupation: 1910, Farmer

More About JAMES RIERSON and MARTHA WALTON:
Marriage: 01 Jan 1896, Floyd County, Virginia

Children of JAMES RIERSON and MARTHA WALTON are:
i. CLUBER K.5 RIERSON, b. Feb 1897, Floyd County, Virginia; d. 1972, Floyd County, Virginia.
ii. CLEDVAR A. RIERSON, b. Sep 1898, Floyd County, Virginia.
iii. ELDRIDGE RIERSON, b. Nov 1899, Floyd County, Virginia.
6. iv. JAMES E. RIERSON, b. Abt. 1900, Floyd Co., Va..
v. MAORIA RIERSON, b. Abt. 1902, Floyd Co., Va..
vi. CLYVA RIERSON6, b. 17 Nov 1904, Floyd Co., Va.6; d. 17 May 1906, Floyd County, Virginia6.
vii. KATE RIERSON, b. Abt. 1906, Floyd Co., Va..
viii. WILLARD J. RIERSON, b. Abt. 1907, Floyd Co., Va..
ix. CHARLES RUSSELL RIERSON, b. Abt. 1908, Floyd Co., Va..
 

Generation No. 3

4.  BERKLEY A.5 RIERSON (JOHN C.4, MATILDA ELIZABETH3 SIMPSON, JAMES2, ALLEN1)6 was born 16 Sep 1898 in Floyd County, Virginia6, and died 24 Nov 1953 in Floyd County, Virginia6.  He married ANNIE JANE [----]6 Abt. 1924.  She was born 07 Aug 19056, and died 07 Jul 1985 in Floyd County, Virginia6.

Notes for BERKLEY A. RIERSON:
Census
1930 Floyd Co., Va.
Locust Grove Mag Dist.
ED 32-11
sheet 8A. page 276

Berlley Rierson  32
Annie J.               26
Atheline               5
Blondine        3 6/12

More About BERKLEY RIERSON and ANNIE [----]:
Marriage: Abt. 1924

Children of BERKLEY RIERSON and ANNIE [----] are:
7. i. WILLIAM ALLEN6 RIERSON.
ii. ATHELINE RIERSON, b. Abt. 1925.
iii. BLONDINE RIERSON, b. Abt. 1926.
 

5.  FRANK WILLIAM5 RIERSON, SR. (JOHN C.4, MATILDA ELIZABETH3 SIMPSON, JAMES2, ALLEN1)6 was born 20 Feb 19046, and died 10 Nov 1991 in Floyd County, Virginia6.  He married BETTY JANE AKERS6 04 Jul 19606.  She was born 20 Mar 19416.

More About FRANK RIERSON and BETTY AKERS:
Marriage: 04 Jul 19606

Children of FRANK RIERSON and BETTY AKERS are:
i. JOHN C.6 RIERSON.
ii. BERTHA EMALINE RIERSON, m. STANLEY.
iii. FRANK WILLIAM RIERSON, JR..
 

6.  JAMES E.5 RIERSON (JAMES W.4, MATILDA ELIZABETH3 SIMPSON, JAMES2, ALLEN1) was born Abt. 1900 in Floyd Co., Va..  He married MYRTHE [----] Abt. 1925.  She was born Abt. 1910 in Va..

Notes for JAMES E. RIERSON:
Census
1930 Floyd Co., Va.
Locust Grove Mag Dist.
ED 32-11
sheet 8A. page 276

James Rierson 30
Mirthe               20
Judith           3 7/12
Nadine         2 1/12
Martha             54
(Mother)
Russell            21
(Brother)

More About JAMES RIERSON and MYRTHE [----]:
Marriage: Abt. 1925

Children of JAMES RIERSON and MYRTHE [----] are:
i. JUDITH6 RIERSON, b. Abt. 1926.
ii. NADINE RIERSON, b. Abt. 1927.
 

Generation No. 4

7.  WILLIAM ALLEN6 RIERSON (BERKLEY A.5, JOHN C.4, MATILDA ELIZABETH3 SIMPSON, JAMES2, ALLEN1)

Child of WILLIAM ALLEN RIERSON is:
i. WILLIAM A.7 RIERSON.
 
 

Endnotes

1.  Tombstone in Cemetery on Gold Field Road, near Check, Floyd Co., Va., Wife of James W. Rierson.
2.  "Floyd County, VA Ministers Returns 1840-1863" by Marvin U. Neighbors.
3.  Tombstone in Cemetery on Gold Field Road, near Check, Floyd Co., Va., Lisa Simpson gives middle initial as G.
4.  "Head of the River, Rest Vale, Copper Hill Brethren, Wilson's - Cemeteries in Floyd County"  by Billy and Juanita Grice - 1996-97.
5.  Tombstone in Cemetery on Gold Field Road, near Check, Floyd Co., Va..
6.  "Head of the River, Rest Vale, Copper Hill Brethren, Wilson's - Cemeteries in Floyd County"  by Billy and Juanita Grice - 1996-97.