Archive | June 2008

29th VA Infantry NO SHORTAGE OF JESSEE BOYS

There was no shortage of Jessee’s in this unit, the 29th Virginia Infantry!
29th Virginia InfantrySoldiers recruited in Russell County

Jessee Noah K. 30th A 7/10/61
Jessee Charles C. 29th G 3/27/62
Jessee David Lee 29th A 7/10/61
Jessee Fullen H. 29th A 7/10/61
Jessee John C. 29th A 7/10/61
Jessee John Tivis 29th A 7/10/61
Jessee Joseph 29th A 8/5/62
Jessee Martin C. 29th A 8/5/62
Jessee Stanford L. 29th A 7/10/61
Jessee Thomas Jefferson 29th A 7/10/61
Jessee Elihu Kiser 29th A 7/10/61
Jessee Timothy S. 29th A 8/5/62
Jessee William L. 29th A 8/1/62

Jessee William Mc. 29th A 7/10/61
Jessee Ephraim K. 29th G 3/27/62
Jessee Vincent 29th G 3/27/62
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The Brooks Girls

(1-r back row) Emily Jane Sutherland (November 9, 1959)
& Malvie Brooks Cook
(l-r front row) Rose Brooks Jessee (1880)
& Altha Brooks Davis (October 15, 1884)
I’m not certain, but the information that I have for this picture is Emily Sutherland. My genealogy information states that Emily (sister to Malvie, Rose and Altha) married a Johnson. This Emily is probably the younger sister of Mary Sutherland Brooks.
The three girls are daughters of William Brooks and Mary Sutherland. Two brothers were also born of this union, Emery or Emory and Deward. Mary Sutherland died right after the birth of her son Deward. Mom always said that she died of “child bed fever.” Does anyone have more information on this family?

Erastus Granger Davidson – Eliza Greever Gregory

Erastus Granger Davidson, b. Abt. January 25, 1852; d. February 13, 1924
m. Eliza Greever Gregory, January 20, 1880

Eliza was b. June 24, 1856 – d. November 22, 1922

Children:
i. Charles Lewis Davidson, born September 16, 1882; married
ii. Mary Jane Davidson, b. October 13, 1886 in Tazewell, Virginia;

d. October 20, 1960 in Bluefield, West Virginia buried Harry Cemetery;
m. Larkin Watson Buckland, Sr. March 3, 1909 in Tazewell County, Virginia
iii. Sallie Elizabeth Davidson, b. January 2, 1890; d. Bef. 1980;
m. Robert Johnson Wimmer
iv. Cosby Isabell Davidson, b. May 4, 1891; m. Stone
v. Samuel Patton Davidson, b. August 24, 1893
vi. Luther Hefford Davidson, b. December 12, 1898
vii. Nannie Crockett Davidson, b. March 6, 1900; m. Ezra McHaffa.
viii. Ella Findley Davidson, b. May 11, 1903; m. (1) Akers; m. (2) Bell.

William Brooks (my g-grandfather)

William Brooks (father of Altha Rudolph Brooks)
Orpha Narcissus Jessee November 7, 1876 (stepmother)
Vernon Cecil Jessee writes, “Aunt Orpha Jessee Brooks
lived on a farm near Spring City, between Cleveland and Lebanon…”

William Brooks (son of John and Elizabeth Brooks) with son-in-law Ellis Jessee. (Ellis married Rose Brooks, daughter of Wm Brooks and Mary Sutherland)

Nannie Ward Gregory

This same image is in Pendleton’s History of Tazewell County. Miss Nannie Ward Gregory was an expert weaver and is shown by her grandmother’s loom which was 100 years old at the 1920 printing of the book. Nannie was the sister of Eliza Greever Gregory who married Elijah Granger Davidson; the parents of Mary Jane Buckland. I believe that is my g-great aunt.

Asa C. Davis 1884-1962

1 Thomas Jefferson Davis 1825 –
.. +Sarah Ann Combs 1822 –
…….. 2 John Davis 1852 – 1889
………… +Caroline Mitchell 1852 –
…….. 2 Doctor Caleb Davis 1853 – 1899
………… +Nancy C. “Nannie” Jessee 1854 – 1925
………………. 3 Samuel A. Davis 1872 –
………………. 3 Jefferson Bonaparte Davis 1874 –
………………. 3 Charles Henry “Keen Eye” 1876 –
………………. 3 Mary A. Davis 1877 –
………………. 3 Sarah Ellen Davis 1879 – 1879
………………. 3 Manerva Josephine “Josie” Davis 1881 –
………………. 3 Polly M. Davis 1883 –
………………. 3 Asa C. Davis 1884 – 1962
………………….. +Altha Rudolph Brooks 1884 – 1980

…Nannie Lucille Davis Buckland
Sherry Lynn Buckland