Archive | October 2008

On This Day in 1917

91 Years Ago Today
October 24, 1917
Delphia Kiser married Banard D. Dotson.
My 2nd cousin, twice removed is the youngest of
10 children born to Lilburn Hendricks Kiser and Frances Sutherland
Russell County, VA.
Lilburn Hendricks Kiser


129 Years Ago Today
Viola Smith, 2nd cousin, twice removed was the 6th of 9 children
born to Jasper Newton Smith and Martha Jane Taylor Sutherland
in Russell County, VA.

On This Day in 1813

195 Years Ago Today
Margaret Buckland married Daniel Smith
in Monroe County, VA.
My 3rd great grandaunt was the 6th of 10 children
born to John & Susanna Buckland.
  1. Thomas Buckland b. 1775
  2. John Buckland b. 1781
  3. Rachel Buckland b. 1783
  4. Elizabeth “Betsy” Buckland b. 1784
  5. Stephen Buckland b. 1788
  6. Margaret “Peggy” Buckland b. 1793
  7. Daniel Buckland b. 1794
  8. Walter “Watt” Buckland b. 1795
  9. Susanna Buckland b. 1804
  10. Mary Ann Buckland b. 1805


Happy 40th Kevin Lee Gregory, my 4th cuz!

On This Day in 1832

176 Years Ago Today
Stanford Lea Jessee was the oldest of 5 children born to
Jefferson Jessee and Nancy Counts.
Birth: 23 OCT 1832 in , Russell Co., VA
Death: 10 JAN 1862 in Battle of, Middle Creek, KY
Source: 1860 Russell Co., VA Census, pg. 28.They lived on a farm near Carterton (later called the Sam Jessee place). He joined the Confederate Army, serving in Capt. William Jessee’s Company. At the battle of Middle Creek, KY, he was stationed with the commissary wagon; but when the battle began, he seized his gun, rushed into the action and was killed by a minnie ball. The Castlewood Baptist Church adopted this tribute:”It has pleased an all-wise providence to remove from our midst our much beloved brother, Stanford L. Jessee, in the thirtieth year of his age, who was killed in the battle of Middle Creek, Ky, on the 10th day of Januray 1862. he became a member of our church at the early age of ten years from which time to the time of his death he was an exemplary and consistent Christian. In his last moments, having fallen in the midst of battle at the hand of an invading foe, he still trusted in that God he was accustomed to serve as was evidenced from the last words that fell from his lips, which were: “Tell all my friends I died a soldier and died at my post. I have done all I can do and will soon be in a better world than this.’…Or church has lost a useful member. He was a regular attendant of our church meetings, and his deportment as clerk of the church was at all times that of a Christian.”Standford and Sarah are buried on their homeplace:Source: “Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow” by E.J. Sutherland.Source: “Russel County History,” Bk. 2, pg 335.Source: The research of Marshall Jefferson Jessee, PO 182000, Casselberry, Fl 32718-2000 who provided detailed information in the form of a GEDCOM file.Source: James Kimble (, sent 12/30/1999, information indentifying this marriage of Sarah Jessee, da. of Archer and Rachel Herndon to Abraham Crabtree. “They located to Wayne Co., VA sometime between 8/1853 and 8/1856 and lived there the rst of their lives. Abraham Crabtree served with the 16th VA Cavalry, CSA.”Source: Michael Dye []Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 4:53 PMStanford L. Jessee & Sarah Fuller were married abt 1851. They had5 children, George Cowan, b: 29 Jan 1852 being the first & John Henry b: 16 Jun 1860 the last. As you know Stanford was killed in action at the battle of Middle Creek, Ky. Sarah never re-married and in 1888 received a widows pension in Russell Co. She is on the 1909 pension list, six years after Sarah, wife of Abraham, had already died in Wayne Co. I have Sarah “Fuller” Jessee’s death as abt. 1920 in Russell Co. I haven’t sent off for it, but her death cert. should be on file and available to order. I may name her parents on it.Source: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series. (VARosterC) Published in 1987, and posted on, 2/2/2002, by Geniebug [].Stanford L JesseeBorn on 23 October 1832.Service Record:Enlisted as a Private on 10 July 1861 in Russell, VAEnlisted in Company A, 29th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 10 July 1861Killed on 10 January 1862 in Middle Creek, KY
Change Date: 17 JAN 2004 at 20:18:41Father:
Jefferson JESSEE b: 1802 in Reeds Valley, Russell Co., VA
Mother: Nancy COUNTS b: 1803 in Cleveland, Russell Co., VA
Marriage 1 Sarah “Sallie” FULLER b: 1833/1836 in , Russell Co., VA
Married: ABT 1851 in , Russell Co., VAChildren
George Cowan JESSEE b: 29 JAN 1852 in , Russell Co., VA
Nancy C. “Nannie” JESSEE b: 21 JAN 1854 in , Russell Co., VA
Thomas Jefferson “Big Jeff” JESSEE b: 18 DEC 1856 in Mill Creek, Russell Co., VA
Noah D. Kernan JESSEE b: 9 APR 1858 in , Russell Co., VA
John Henry JESSEE b: 16 JUN 1860 in Reeds Valley, Russell Co., VA

On This Day in 1914

94 Years Ago Today

Paul “Jack” Hensley Cook

October 22, 1914 – September 22, 1994
He was my 1st cousin, once removed.
Jack was the youngest of four born to
Dock Emmett Cook & Almalda Vernon “Malvie” Brooks.

  1. Ruth Cook
  2. Don Cook
  3. Maynard Chesley Cook
  4. Paul Hensley Cook m. Mabel Duty


158 Years Ago Today
My 1st cousin, 3 times removed,
Elizabeth Sutherland was the 6th of 14 children
born to James Sutherland and Nancy Ann Counts.
  1. Phoebe Sutherland
  2. Noah Baldwin Sutherland
  3. Ezekiel Sutherland
  4. Margaret Sutherland
  5. Daniel Boone Sutherland
  6. Elizabeth Sutherland m. Noah Deel
  7. John Counts Sutherland
  8. Orpha Sutherland
  9. James H. Sutherland
  10. Rebecca Sutherland
  11. William Beauregard Sutherland
  12. Richard “Dick” Sutherland
  13. Nancy Maryland Sutherland
  14. James E. “Little Jim” Sutherland

On This Day in 1858

October 22, 1858
150 Years Ago Today

David Allen Daugherty & Nannie L. Moore
were married in Wright’s Valley, Va.

David was my 2nd great granduncle; brother to my 2nd great grandmother Mary Jane Daugherty and their two brothers, George C. & Isaac W. Daugherty.

  1. Parents: John L. Daugherty & Nancy Ward.
  2. Grandparents: John Daugherty (IRELAND) & Hannah Letcher
  3. G-Grandparent: John Dougherty

On This Day in 1901

107 Years Ago Today
Holland Pitzer Sutherland
was the 7th of 9 children born to
Elijah Beauregard Sutherland & Winnie Kiser
in Russell County, VA.
  1. Roy Raleigh Sutherland
  2. Robert Trigg Sutherland
  3. Elsie Sutherland
  4. Edward Sutherland
  5. Henry Douglas Sutherland
  6. Jack Dewey Sutherland
  7. Holland Pitzer Sutherland (my 2nd cousin, twice removed)
  8. Overton Harris Sutherland
  9. Lucy Bryan Sutherland

On This Day in 1892

116 Years Ago Today
Lettie Ward Peery (2nd cousin, twice removed)
was the youngest of eight children born to
Charles Henry Peery and Ellen Phoebe Beavers
Tazewell, VA 10-20-1892.
  1. John Drew Peery
  2. Joseph Grattan Peery
  3. Lena Devore Peery
  4. Charles Henry Peery, Jr.
  5. Maggy C. Peery
  6. Twin Peery
  7. Twin Peery
  8. Lettie Ward Peery

Yet another set of twins born related to the GREGORY family. These twins were the grandchildren of Mary Clay Gregory & John Drew Peery.

On This Day in 1880

128 Years Ago Today
Morgan T. Wallace was born in Russell County.
He lived 100 years
and was married to Manerva Josephine “Josie” Davis.
She was my grand aunt. (my grandfather’s sister)
Morgan and Josie had 9 children:
  1. Charlie Wallace
  2. Kyle Truman Wallace
  3. Howard Wallace
  4. Maynard Leonard Wallace
  5. Joe Everett Wallace
  6. Emphis Wallace
  7. Perry Sherman Wallace, Sr.
  8. Katy Wallace
  9. Major Howard Wallace

On This Day in 1875

133 Years Ago Today
Elizabeth Ann Buckland was born in Tazewell County, VA.
d/o John R. Buckland (1842) a& Elizabeth N. Turner.
She was my 1st cousin, twice removed.
105 Years Ago Today
Edith Lucille Peery 10-18-1903*5-24-1982
She was the wife of Lacy Clemons Gregory