William Luther SNAVELY
1. Page 255Addendum to Early Settlers of Old Mount Airy states "Four generations of Snavely s lived in the 1881 home which stood until the mid 1950's. Bill and his wife, Alma. replace d the old 1881 home with a new modern brick ranch house which stands today in the exact spo t where the 1881 home stood." source interview with Bill Snavely at his Old Stage Road home b etween 1995 and spring of 1996.
Page 258 Addendum to Early Settlers of Old Mount Airy states "Lena and Frank had four childr en, but only one son, William Luther, (Bill) survived. Like his father, Bill was a mechanic a nd worked at new car dealerships in Wythe and Smyth Counties for many years. He was a WWII ve teran of the U. S.Navy. It was Bill who gave me about 400 old family photos and who helped m e identify many of them. He also shared stories about the family and the Old Stage Road comm unity. I remember him fondly and with much gratitude. He died January 4, 1997, at 78 year s of age and is buried at St. Paul Church Cemetery beside his first wife, Alma Umberger."
1. Josiah Brown was a Confederate soldier and lived on a farm he inherited from his father, M ichael, who purchased it from William Newland in 1840. His farm joined the farm of Michael . John L. Brown inherited the home and part of his farm from his father, Josiah, and now it b elongs to Fred P. Brown.