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This page is dedicated to Ann SOWDER , whose research and membership in the Washington D.C. chapter of the DAR made most of this page possible.
Family of Sowder

Jacob SOWDER

  • BIRTH: 1688
  • DEATH:
Family 1: Anne GROFF
  • MARRIAGE:

  1.  Jacob SOWDER

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Family of Jacob Sowder & Ann Groff

Jacob SOWDER

  • BIRTH: 1712
  • DEATH:
Family 1: Anne SOWDER
  • MARRIAGE:

  1.  Jacob SOWDER

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Family of Jacob Sowder & Ann SOWDER

Jacob SOWDER

  • BIRTH: 1734, Montgomery county, Virginia.
  • DEATH: 1819, Montgomery Co. Va will Probated 1819
Family 1: Anne PRILLAMAN
  • MARRIAGE: 18 JUN 1788

  1. +Anthony SOWDER
  2.  Sally SOWDER
  3.  Adam SOWDER
  4.  Jacob SOWDER
  5.  Chrisian SOWDER
  6.  Polly SOWDER
  7.  Barbra SOWDER
  8.  Michael SOWDER
  9.  Betsy SOWDER
  10.  Daniel SOWDER
  11.  Anna SOWDER
  12.  Caty SOWDER
  13.  Cina SOWDER
  14.  John SOWDER
  15.  Rebecca SOWDER
  16.  Joseph SOWDER

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Family of Jacob Sowder & Ann PRILLAMAN

Anthony SOWDER

  • BIRTH: 1 JAN 1790, Copper Hill, Va
  • DEATH: 20 NOV 1853, Copper Hill, Va
Father: Jacob SOWDER
Mother: Anne PRILLAMAN

Family 1: Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER
  • MARRIAGE: 17 APR 1816

  1. +William SOWDER
  2. +Jacob SOWDER

                   __________________
 _Jacob SOWDER ___|
|                 |__________________
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|--Anthony SOWDER 
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|                  _Jacob PRILLAMAN _
|_Anne PRILLAMAN _|
                  |_Walburga HELM

Sally SOWDER

  • BIRTH:
  • DEATH:
Father: Jacob SOWDER
Mother: Anne PRILLAMAN

Family 1: Henry POFF
  • MARRIAGE:

  1. James POFF
  2. Henry POFF
  3. Fleming POFF
  4. Eliza POFF
  5. Jacob POFF
  6. Lucinda POFF
  7. Adaline POFF
  8. Rebecca POFF
  9. Samuel POFF
  10. charity POFF
  11. Lydia POFF
  12. William POFF
  13. Joseph POFF

                   __________________
 _Jacob SOWDER ___|
|                 |__________________
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|--Sally SOWDER 
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|                  _Jacob PRILLAMAN _
|_Anne PRILLAMAN _|
                  |_Walburga HELM

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Family of Anthony Sowder & Katherine Snuffer

William SOWDER

  • BIRTH: 18 SEP 1825, Copper Hill, Va
  • DEATH: 27 MAR 1899, Copper Hill, Va
  • OCCUPATION: farmer, soldier.
Father: Anthony SOWDER
Mother: Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER

Family 1: Mary Ann THRASH
  • MARRIAGE: 29 AUG 1849, home of Valentine Thrash by Rev Shelor

  1. +Augustus Thrash SOWDER
  2. +Rush SOWDER
  3.  William Wheeler SOWDER
  4.  Valetine (Judge) SOWDER
  5.  Lenora (Nora) SOWDER
  6.  Celeste SOWDER

                               _Jacob SOWDER ___
 _Anthony SOWDER _____________|
|                             |_Anne PRILLAMAN _
|
|--William SOWDER 
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|                              _________________
|_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _|
                              |_________________

Notes

Private, 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, Co. B, Floyd County. Under Captain
Henry Lane. Enlisted November 1st, 1864. Captured at Fort Steadman on or
about Mar 25, 1865 and held at pt lookout as POW until May 1865.


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Jacob SOWDER

  • BIRTH:
  • BIRTH: 13 MAR 1819, Copper Hill, Floyd Co.Va Father: Anthony SOWDER
    Mother: Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER

    Family 1: Rhoda GREY

    1.  William James SOWDER

                                   _Jacob SOWDER ___
     _Anthony SOWDER _____________|
    |                             |_Anne PRILLAMAN _
    |
    |--Jacob SOWDER 
    |
    |                              _________________
    |_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _|
                                  |_________________
    
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    Family of William Sowder & Mary Ann Thrash

    Maud, Mamie, Eliza Jane(Babe), unknown, Eliza Jane Hancock/Sowder, Augustus, unknown, unknown

    Augustus Thrash SOWDER

    • BIRTH: 9 OCT 1854, Floyd Co., Va
    • DEATH: 13 JUL 1930, Roanoke, Va
    Father: William SOWDER
    Mother: Mary Ann THRASH

    Family 1: Eliza Jane HANCOCK
    • MARRIAGE: 13 OCT 1875, Va.

    1.  Clifton Hampton SOWDER
    2.  Julia H. (Blanch) SOWDER
    3. +John William SOWDER
    4. +Maud Hancock SOWDER
    5.  Cileste Kate SOWDER
    6.  Augustus Eugene SOWDER
    7. +Mary (Mamie) SOWDER
    8.  Samuel Morgan SOWDER
    9.  Eliza (Babe) Jane SOWDER
    10.  Anthony Thrash SOWDER

                        _Anthony SOWDER _____________
     _William SOWDER __|
    |                  |_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _
    |
    |--Augustus Thrash SOWDER 
    |
    |                   _Valentine THRASH ___________
    |_Mary Ann THRASH _|
                       |_Harriet GRAY _______________
    
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    Rush SOWDER

    Father: William SOWDER
    Mother: Mary Ann THRASH

    Family 1: * WEST

    1.  Annie SOWDER
    2. +Ralph SOWDER

                        _Anthony SOWDER _____________
     _William SOWDER __|
    |                  |_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _
    |
    |--Rush SOWDER 
    |
    |                   _Valentine THRASH ___________
    |_Mary Ann THRASH _|
                       |_Harriet GRAY _______________
    
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    William Wheeler SOWDER

    Father: William SOWDER
    Mother: Mary Ann THRASH


                        _Anthony SOWDER _____________
     _William SOWDER __|
    |                  |_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _
    |
    |--William Wheeler SOWDER 
    |
    |                   _Valentine THRASH ___________
    |_Mary Ann THRASH _|
                       |_Harriet GRAY _______________
    
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    Valetine (Judge) SOWDER

    Father: William SOWDER
    Mother: Mary Ann THRASH

    Family 1: * EDWARDS



                        _Anthony SOWDER _____________
     _William SOWDER __|
    |                  |_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _
    |
    |--Valetine (Judge) SOWDER 
    |
    |                   _Valentine THRASH ___________
    |_Mary Ann THRASH _|
                       |_Harriet GRAY _______________
    
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    Lenora (Nora) SOWDER

    Father: William SOWDER
    Mother: Mary Ann THRASH


                        _Anthony SOWDER _____________
     _William SOWDER __|
    |                  |_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _
    |
    |--Lenora (Nora) SOWDER 
    |
    |                   _Valentine THRASH ___________
    |_Mary Ann THRASH _|
                       |_Harriet GRAY _______________
    
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    Celeste SOWDER

    Father: William SOWDER
    Mother: Mary Ann THRASH


                        _Anthony SOWDER _____________
     _William SOWDER __|
    |                  |_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _
    |
    |--Celeste SOWDER 
    |
    |                   _Valentine THRASH ___________
    |_Mary Ann THRASH _|
                       |_Harriet GRAY _______________
    

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    Family of Jacob SOWDER & Rhoda GREY

    William James SOWDER

    Father: Jacob SOWDER
    Mother: Rhoda GREY

    Family 1: Lucinda POFF

    1.  Lelia SOWDER
    2.  Lula SOWDER
    3. +Lonnie SOWDER
    4.  Laura I. SOWDER
    5.  James William Alvah SOWDER
    6.  Ann SOWDER
    7. +Lucie SOWDER

                     _Anthony SOWDER _____________
     _Jacob SOWDER _|
    |               |_Katherine (Martha) SNUFFER _
    |
    |--William James SOWDER 
    |
    |                _____________________________
    |_Rhoda GREY ___|
                    |_____________________________
    

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    Family of Augustus Thrash Sowder & Eliza Jane Hancock

    Clifton Hampton SOWDER

    • BIRTH: Aug 2 1876, Floyd Co.,Va..
    • DEATH:
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK

    Family 1: Sallie MCCAMPBELL



                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Clifton Hampton SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Julia H. (Blanch) SOWDER

    • BIRTH: 21 SEP 1878, Floyd Co., Va
    • DEATH: 4 JUN 1880
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK


                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Julia H. (Blanch) SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Sowder, male: b. Sep 1, 1879 FC, VA, s/o A. & Eliza.

    John William SOWDER

    • BIRTH: Apr 14, 1880, Floyd Co. Va
    • DEATH:
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK

    Family 1: Clara E. GRAY

    1.  John Gray SOWDER
    2.  Linwood SOWDER
    3.  Warren SOWDER

                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--John William SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Maud Hancock SOWDER

    • BIRTH: 31 OCT 1881, Copper Hill
    • DEATH: 22 DEC 1964, Roanoke, Va
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK

    Family 1: George Milton ALDRIDGE
    • MARRIAGE: 10 DEC 1902

    1.  Betty ALDRIGE
    2.  Lucy ALDRIDGE
    3.  Leonard ALDRIDGE
    4.  Bill ALDRIDGE
    5.  Russel ALDRIDGE
    6.  Mamie ALDRIDGE
    7.  Maud (Sis) ALDRIGE

                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Maud Hancock SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Kate Sowder & Husband Phil 
Aldrige-1957

    Cileste Kate SOWDER

    • BIRTH: Jul 16, 1887, Floyd Co. Va
    • DEATH:
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK

    Family 1: Phil ALDRIDGE



                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Cileste Kate SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Augustus Eugene SOWDER

    • BIRTH: August 5, 1883
    • DEATH:
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK

    Family 1: Ora Curtis POFF
    • MARRIAGE: December 28, 1904
    1. Robert Augustus
    2. Eugene
    3. Blanch

    Family 2: Iva CARMODY



                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Augustus Eugene SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Mary (Mamie) SOWDER

    • BIRTH: 30 OCT 1885, Copper Hill, Va
    • DEATH: 3 AUG 1962, San Diego, Ca.
    • BURIAL: Roanoke, Va
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK

    Family: Carl D. BECKNER
    • MARRIAGE: 22 SEP 1910, Roanoke, Va.

    1. +Carl Augustus BECKNER
    2. +Mamie Virginia BECKNER
    3. +Ernest Thrash BECKNER
    4. +Annie Eliza BECKNER
    5. +John Lamar BECKNER

                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Mary (Mamie) SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Samuel Morgan SOWDER

    • BIRTH: Dec 27, 1889, Floyd Co. Va
    • DEATH:
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK

    Family 1: Blanch ARTHUR



                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Samuel Morgan SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Eliza (Babe) Jane SOWDER

    • BIRTH: 3 NOV 1891
    • DEATH: Sep 1983
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK

    Family 1: Lamar B. LESTER
    • MARRIAGE: 14 SEP 1918, Salem, Va.



                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Eliza (Babe) Jane SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    
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    Anthony Thrash SOWDER

    • BIRTH: 16 JUN 1898
    • DEATH: 20 JAN 1899
    Father: Augustus Thrash SOWDER
    Mother: Eliza Jane HANCOCK


                               _William SOWDER _____
     _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _|
    |                         |_Mary Ann THRASH ____
    |
    |--Anthony Thrash SOWDER 
    |
    |                          _John Silas HANCOCK _
    |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____|
                              |_Julia Ann MORGAN ___
    

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    Family of Rush Sowder & ___ West

    Annie SOWDER

    Father: Rush SOWDER
    Mother: * WEST


                    _William SOWDER __
     _Rush SOWDER _|
    |              |_Mary Ann THRASH _
    |
    |--Annie SOWDER 
    |
    |               __________________
    |_* WEST ______|
                   |__________________
    
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    Ralph SOWDER

    Father: Rush SOWDER
    Mother: * WEST

    Family 1: Miss EAST

    1.  Eugene SOWDER

                    _William SOWDER __
     _Rush SOWDER _|
    |              |_Mary Ann THRASH _
    |
    |--Ralph SOWDER 
    |
    |               __________________
    |_* WEST ______|
                   |__________________
    

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    Family of John William Sowder & Clara E. GRAY

    John Gray SOWDER

    • DEATH: in Navy WWII

    The following is from The Roanoke Valley War Memorial page:

    John G. Sowder
    Aug. 23, 1913 - Sept. 12, 1943
    From Salem. Attended high school and worked on the family farm at the foot of Mount Regis Hill before the war. Served in the Navy. Killed when his destroyer, the USS Rowan, was sunk off the coast of Italy. He was in the machine room at the time. Survived by his wife, Gertrude; parents John and Clara Sowder; brothers, Warren and Lynwood. Body never recovered. Sowder's brothers also served in the military. Says Sowder's widow: "His mother had a radio in the kitchen and never turned it off." -- Submitted by his widow, Gertrude J. Barnett of Roanoke

    Father: John William SOWDER
    Mother: Clara E. GRAY


                            _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _
     _John William SOWDER _|
    |                      |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____
    |
    |--Gray SOWDER 
    |
    |                       _________________________
    |_Clara E. GRAY _______|
                           |_________________________
    
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    Linwood SOWDER

    Father: John William SOWDER
    Mother: Clara E. GRAY


                            _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _
     _John William SOWDER _|
    |                      |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____
    |
    |--Linwood SOWDER 
    |
    |                       _________________________
    |_Clara E. GRAY _______|
                           |_________________________
    
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    Warren SOWDER

    Father: John William SOWDER
    Mother: Clara E. GRAY


                            _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _
     _John William SOWDER _|
    |                      |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____
    |
    |--Warren SOWDER 
    |
    |                       _________________________
    |_Clara E. GRAY _______|
                           |_________________________
    

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    Family of William James Sowder & Lucinda POFF

    Lonnie SOWDER

    Father: William James SOWDER
    Mother: Lucinda POFF

    Family 1: Edger REDMON

    1. +James Edgar REDMON
    2.  Lucie REDMON
    3.  Ann REDMON
    4.  Mary REDMON

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     _William J. SOWDER _|
    |           |__
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    |--Lonnie SOWDER 
    |
    |            __
    |_Lucindia Poff______|
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    Ann SOWDER

    Whose research and membership in the Washington D.C. chapter of the DAR made most of this page possible.
    • BIRTH: 1895
    • DEATH: 1992, Roanoke, Va
    Father: William James SOWDER
    Mother: Lucinda POFF


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     _William J. SOWDER _|
    |                                                 |__
    |
    |--Ann SOWDER 
    |
    |                                                 __
    |_Lucindia Poff_____|
                                                     |__
    
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    Lucie SOWDER

    Father: William J. SOWDER
    Mother: Lucinda POFF

    Family 1: Jim REEVES

    1.  June REEVES
    2.  Juanita REEVES

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     _William J. SOWDER _|
    |           |__
    |
    |--Lucie SOWDER 
    |
    |            __
    |_Lucinda POFF___|
                |__
    

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    Eugene SOWDER

    Father: Ralph SOWDER
    Mother: Miss EAST

    Family 1: Annie SOWDER

    Notes show one son

                     _Rush SOWDER _
     _Ralph SOWDER _|
    |               |_* WEST ______
    |
    |--Eugene SOWDER 
    |
    |                ______________
    |_Miss EAST ____|
                    |______________
    

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    Leorna SOWDER

    Family 1: Morgan HANCOCK



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    |--Leorna SOWDER 
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    Annie SOWDER

    Family 1: Eugene SOWDER



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    |--Annie SOWDER 
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