Florence Avis LINTON (1912-1990)

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Florence Avis LINTON

(April 12, 1912 - July 18, 1990)



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LINTON & BIRD CHRONICLES, Volume IV, Issue 1, Spring 2009, ISSN 1941-3521 



Florence Avis LINTON Beavers (1912-1990)

Florence Avis LINTON, was the 2nd child of seven born to Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) and Annie Lucretia CRONK, (1888-1956). Florence was born on April 12, 1912, in her grandfather's old family farmhouse, in the front west 2nd floor bedroom. She was delivered by "Aunt" Annie Mae Young, a Negro Mid-Wife, living on Parker's Lane. The Linton farmhouse was located on LINTON Lane, near Hunter's Station and Fort Hunt, (now the location of Fort Hunt Elementary School) in the Mount Vernon District, of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Florence was christened and attended Sunday School at the Washington Street Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia. She had brown eyes and was a great crocheter. She attend the, two room, Snowden (Elementary) School on Point Road ( now Fort Hunt Road) and Collingwood Road, from 1918 to 1924. She graduated in 1930, from Cameron Valley High School, Fairfax County, Virginia.


in July 1928, sixteen year old, Florence, ran away-from-home to Washington DC. to mary James BEAVERS. On July 3, 1928, Florence Avis LINTON married James "Jim" S. BEAVERS (1908-1982), the son of James Wallace BEAVERS (1872-1957) and Lucy Jane PETTIT (1884-1959). Florence and James were married in Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, by Reverent James O'Sgood.


James "Jim" S. BEAVERS was born on March 30, 1908, in Accotink, Fairfax County, Virginia. "He was a farmer, fisherman, trapper, woodsman, a history teller and could tell you the name of any tree. He collected arrowheads and old relics. He died at home on Tuesday at 9 p.m. after suffering from cancer for 5 to 7 years." Jim died on March 9, 1982, at his home, in Hartwood, Stafford County, Virginia, at age 73. Jim was buried in Mount Comfort Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia.

In 1932, Florence went to work as a cook at River Bend Restaurant. River Bend Restaurant open in early 1932, it was a restaurant and a night club owned by the Nightingales. River Bend Restaurant was established when the new Mount Vernon Memorial Park Way opened. The restaurant was located at the present day intersection of Vernon View Drive and the Mount Vernon Park Way. The Nightingales had bought a small part of Florence’s grandfather, Doctor Lewis Colbert Linton's (1803-1876) West Farm containing Frank Linton's Fishery and the Indian Camp. The Nightingales built a large log restaurant next to the old Indian Camp log cabins Florence first made 35 cents per-hour. River Bend was advertised as "25 minutes from Washington on the beautiful Mount Vernon Memorial Boulevard; Early American Atmosphere; Delightful view of the Majestic Potomac from the Dining Veranda, Fried Chicken, Country Ham and Dinners; A la carte at Popular Prices; Beer, Wines and Ale; Phone Alexandria 39-F-12; Dancing, Dave McWilliams Orchestra."

Florence was hospitalized in November of 1989, from a stroke. In December of 1989, She was brought home, in Hartwood, Stafford County, Virginia. She stayed there until her death, on Wednesday at 8:45 p.m., on July 18, 1990, at age 78. Florence Avis LINTON Beavers was buried, next to her parents and husband, in the Mount Comfort Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia.


Florence and Jim had three children:

Charles Richard BEAVERS (1929-2008); David Allen BEAVERS (1942-2017); Sally Anne BEAVERS (1944)

  1. Charles Richard BEAVERS (1929-2008) was born on March 13, 1929 in the Linton Farm House in Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon District, Fairfax County, Virginia. Richard was christened in March 1929 in the Washington Street Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia. He went by his middle name Richard. He worked for the Federal Government for 34 years. He retired from Fort Belvoir Motor Pool in 1984, enabling him to continue farming full time.

Richard married Martha Marie Regina RUSSELL (1931-2007) on February 6, 1953 in Washington, District of Columbia. Martha was born on May 19, 1931 in Clements, Saint Mary's County, Maryland and died on March 26, 2007 at her home in Hartwood, Stafford County, Virginia.

Richard died on April 11, 2008 in Hartwood, Stafford County, Virginia. at age 79, and was buried next to his wife, in April 2008 in the Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery, Somerville, Fauquier County, Virginia.

Richard & Martha had four children:

Deborah Ann BEAVERS (1954); Pamela "Pam" Marie BEAVERS (1957); James Richard BEAVERS (1959); Jeffery Michael BEAVERS (1963)


ii.  David Allen BEAVERS (1942-2017) was born on November 14, 1942 in the “old” Alexandria Hospital, In Alexandria, Virginia. He was christened in November 1942 in Washington Street Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia. He grew up in the Mont Vernon area and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1963. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the U.S. Army Support Command, Saigon, Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from the Army on May 2, 1968, and returned home to work for the Department of Army, Cameron Station Commissary. He later transferred to Fort Belvoir Virginia, where he worked in the Motor Pool prior to his retirement.

David married Janice Marlene WALL on April 20, 1974, in the Rock Hill Baptist Church, Hartwood, Stafford County, Virginia. Marlene was the daughter of William WALL (1919–1967) & Lana MILIAM (1919–?). She went by her middle name Marlene and was born on January 8, 1944 in Stephenson, Wyoming County, West Virginia.

David & Marlene had no children.

David died on June 8, 2017, in the Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia at age 74, He was buried in June 2017 next to his mother and father in the Mount Comfort Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Marlene died Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.  Services were held Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the Herndon Freewill Baptist Church, Herndon with Rev. Richard Massie officiating. She was buried next to her mother in the Milam Cemetery, Barkers Ridge, Stephenson, Wyoming County, West Virginia.


         iii.  Sally Anne BEAVERS was born on October 3, 1944 in Alexandria, Virginia. (15) and was christened after October 3, 1944 in Washington Street Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia.  Sally graduated in June of 1962 from Mount Vernon High School, Fairfax County, Virginia. Sally work at the Pentagon and retired from the Federal Government.

Sally met Richard Lee DESHONG (1943–2022) while they both worked at the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia. They were married on June 20, 1965 in the Plymouth Heaven Baptist Church, Fairfax County, Virginia.  Richard was the son of Norman Guy DESHONG (1924–2003) & Anna Virginia HAYS (1924–2013).  He was born on August 4, 1943 in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, his year book list him as a Tract Star, lettering all four years, a member of the Student Council, member of the chorus, severed on the school yearbook, took part in school intramurals.  Richard joined the U.S. Navy and served in Vietnam as a YN3. He was retired from Federal Government employee for over 39 years at the Pentagon. He was a school bus driver for Prince William County Schools for 10 years after retirement. Richard died on February 17, 2022 at Sentara Hospital, Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia. He was buried in the Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Prince William County.

Sally & Richard had two children: Richard "Ricky" Lee DESHONG (1967); Kimberly Ann DESHONG (1968).




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Florence Avis LINTON (1912-1990)

Direct Ancestral Linaage




Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) & Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956)



John Edward LINTON (1838-1901) & Sallie Fenmor STONESTREET (1861-1926). 

Charles Fenton CRONK (1852-1918) & Georganna Lucretia COXEN (1855-1897)



Doctor Lewis Colbert LINTON (1803-1876) &  Sarah KOCHER (1810-1870)

Doctor Edward Noble STONESTREET (1822-1870) & Sarah Ann FENMOR (1824-1870)

Charles Greenberry CRONK (1817-1866)  &  Sarah Anna "Susanna" MILLS (1833-1866)

 James Henry COXEN (1833–1870) & Lucretia PADGETT (1837–1888)


2nd great-grandparents 

 James LINTON (1769-1854) & Ann CROASDALE (1776-1852)

 Doctor Joseph Noble STONESTREET (1782-1838) & Rosalie "Rosey" Ann EDELEN (1786-1834).

Charles CRONK (1795–1847) *

John Thomas COXEN (1811–1897) & Georgianna (1811–1840) *

Captain George Henry PADGETT (1807–1866) & Anner HACKNEY (1809–1846)

Peter KOCHER (1774–1849) & Maria "Mary "Catherina PIPHER (1787–1850)

Peter MILLS (1800–1855) & Cyntharine "Cynthia" LINTON (1796–1865) (CRONK Line) 


3rd great-grandparents 

Quaker master millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775) Sarah HIRST (1741-1823).

Adjutant General Henry STONESTREET (1752-1812) & Mary Noble EDELEN (1752-1818)

Jeremiah CROASDALE (1751-1829) & Anne QUINBY (1749-1831)

George Washington COXEN (1786–1865) * & Tresa (1786–?) *

William Henry PADGETT (1783–1859) & Susan LOVEJOY (1783–?) *

James HACKNEY (1783–1832) & Jane Cooper BOYD (1792–1829)

John Peter KOCHER (1767–1837) & Susanna Christina SCHNEIDER (1769–1791)

Samuel PIPHER Jr., (1767–1842) & Anna Barbara LaBAR (1771–1857)

Daniel MILLS (1784–1847) & Sarah RICHARDS (1784–?)

John Augustine Elliott LINTON (1769–1822)  (CRONK Line) Sarah TYLER (1770-1835)


4th great-grandparents 

John LINTON (1706-1761)  & Elizabeth HAYHURST (1709-1795)

 Butler STONESTREET (1703-1755) & Jane EDELEN (1718–1770) 

Robert CROASDALE (1728-1780) & Margery HAYHURST (1728-1783)

Isaiah QUINBY (1716–1807) & Rachel WARFORD (1723–1777)

Benjamin F. PADGETT (1755–1799) & Ann GREEN (1750–?) *

Joseph HACKNEY III (1743–1817) & Martha McCOOL (1749–1843)

John BOYD (1760–1828) & Ann MARTIN (1771–1825)

John Peter KOCHER Sr., (1742–1819) & Maria MESSINGER (1743–1813)

Johannes “John” SCHNEIDER (1727–1791) & Elizabeth Catherine MILLER (1739–1829) German emigrants

John HIRST (1720-1754) & Mary Anna JARRETT (1714-?)

Samuel PIPHER Sr., (1740–1812) & Christina Barbara TRANBERG (1740–1801)

Colonel Abraham "Abram" LaBAR (1752–1814) & Anna Maria "Mary" LONG (1752–1808)

Captain John MILLS (1740–1797) & Annie LINTON (1744–1798) (CRONK Line)

Rowland RICHARDS (1728–1815) & Lydia TOWNSEND (1745–1835)

John LINTON (1730–1775) (CRONK Line) & Elizabeth "Betty" ELLICOT (1729–?)

William TYLER Jr., (1736-1772) & Sarah KINCHELOE (1740-1842) 


5th great-grandparents 

John LINTON (1662-1709)  & Rebekah RELFE (1670-1714) 

William HAYHURST (1668–1713) & Rachel RADCLIFFE (1682–1715)

Thomas STONESTREET Jr., (1672-1771) & Christian BRNES (1674–1737)

Christopher EDELEN Sr., (1682–1771) & Jane JONES (1692–1772)

Jeremiah CROASDALE (1694-1748) & Grace HEATON (1703-1769)

Cuthbert HAYHURST (1706–1763) & Deliverance BILES (1703–1783)

Josiah QUINBY (1663–1728) & Mary MOLYNEUX (1661–1728)

John WARFORD (1683–1769) & Elizabeth STOUT (1691–1760)

Benjamin PADGETT (1724–1797) * & Susan (1725–?) *

Joseph HACKNEY (1700–1745) & Charity HARLAN (1713–1764)

John McCOOL (1745–1815) & Eleanor LEWIS (1750–?)

John BOYD (1735–1800) & Sarah GRIFFITH (1740–1800) English emigrant

Thomas MARTIN Sr., (1740–1794) & Rachel CAFFERY (1748–1803)

Peter KOCHER (1700–1772) & Elizabeth “Eva” Eveles KOPPENHOPPER (1709–1773) German emigrants

Michael F. MESSINGER Sr., (1719–1791) Anna Katharina Catherine ABEL (1723–1785) German emigrants

Michael SCHNEIDER (1700–1794) & Christina (1700–?)  * German emigrants

Christian MILLER (1683–1750) & Barbara (1684–?) * German emigrants

John HIRST (1698-?) & Anna *

John JARRETT (1689–1755) English emigrant & Mary LUKEN (1693–1743)

Hans PIPHER-PFEIFFER (1705–?) & Magdalina ROTH (1710–?) German emigrants 

Frederich TRANBERG (1709–1801) & Maria Eva WITTMER (1720–1837)

John MILLS (1715–?) 

John KINCHELOE (1694-1746) & Elizabeth CANTERBURY (1695–1777)

William LINTON (1700–1733) (CRONK Line) & Susanna MONROE (1695–1752)



Six year old, Kirk Louis Linton and eight year old, Florence Avis Linton. Photo taken in 1920.


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In Memory of David Allen BEAVERS (1942-2017)

Florence's motherAnnie Lucretia Cronk (1888-1956)

Florence's father,   Charles Edward Linton (1890-1958)

Florence's grandfather,  John Edward Linton (1838-1901)

Florence's 3rd great-grandfather,  Isaiah Linton (1739-1775)

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Below photo: Florence Avis LINTON Beavers (1912-1990) in 1928 at age sixteen.