Archive | November 2008

On This Day in 1750

258 Years Ago Today
November 15, 1750
My 4th great grandfather Abraham Childers
was born in Buckingham Co., VA, but was raised in Amherst County Virginia.
He was the oldest of 6 known children of
Henry and Susannah Goldsby Childers.
  1. Abraham
  2. William
  3. Goldsby
  4. Robert
  5. Henry
  6. Moseby
About 1784,
he married Elizabeth “Betsy” Roberts and had 10 children.
  1. William
  2. Mary Polly
  3. Francis
  4. Lodicy
  5. Abraham, Jr.
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Goolsby
  8. Salina
  9. Paulina
  10. Elisha
On May 6, 1849, he was laid to rest in then Letcher County,
(now Knott County) KY in a cemetery on Breeding Creek of Carr Fork.
Abraham Childers served during the American Revolution under in the Continental Line from Virginia, from about June 1777 until shortly after the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown on Oct. 19, 1781. For the first 18 months of his service he was a cook under General George Washington. He fought in battles at Jamestown, Morbin Hill, and Brandywine. After a long and honorable life, he died in May of 1849, just a few months short of being one hundred years old. Recently, a military tombstone was placed at the site of his grave marking his participation in the American Revolution.

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156 Years Ago Today
November 15, 1852
Rebecca Sutherland Laforce was born in Russell Co., VA
to Elijah Sutherland and Mary Polly Childress. My 1st cousin, three times
removed was the 4th of 10 children, and the mother of 13.
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73 Years Ago Today
November 15, 1935
Bedy Kiser married Overton Harris Sutherland.
Their daughter Becky Sutherland Chaffin is responsible for much of
my Sutherland/Kiser data. Thank you cuz.

On This Day in 1820

188 Years Ago Today

November 14, 1820
My 2nd great granduncle, Lewis Corder Gregory was born.
He was the 2nd of 15 children born to
John Keatts Gregory and Elizabeth Holland Corder.
  1. Daniel Parham Gregory (myg-g grandfather)
  2. Lewis Corder Gregory (m. Mary Elizabeth Cook)
  3. William Lowery Gregory
  4. Perlina Ledford Gregory
  5. John Henry Gregory
  6. Permelia Clement Gregory
  7. Martha Tucker Gregory
  8. Mary Clay Gregory
  9. Richard Shadrack Gregory
  10. Nancy Reeves Gregory
  11. Elizabeth Holland Gregory
  12. Franklin Clemons Gregory
  13. James Madison Gregory
  14. Thompson Edward Gregory
  15. Doctor Clauton Gregory

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133 Years Ago Today
November 14, 1875
Joseph Gratton Peery, my 2nd cousin, twice removed,
was the 2nd of 8 children born to
Charles Henry Peery and Ellen Phoebe Beavers.

  1. John Drew Peery
  2. Joseph Gratton Peery
  3. Lena Devore Peery
  4. Charles Henry Peery, Jr.
  5. Maggie C. Peery
  6. Infant Twin
  7. Infant Twin
  8. Lettie Ward Peery

Once again, thanks to Cuz
Janet Harless Peters for Gregory data.

On This Day in 1876

132 Years Ago Today
November 14, 1876

Sarah Sutherland, my great grandaunt, married Abraham Kiser.

Sarah was the daughter of Jessee & Mahala Kiser Sutherland
from Russell County, VA.
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152 Years Ago Today
November 14, 1856
Cynthia Sutherland was born in Russell Co.,VA
My 1st cousin, three times removed, Cynthia was the 5th of 10 children
born to Elijah Sutherland and Mary “Polly” (Childers) Childress

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70 Years Ago Today
in Norton, VA, my 2nd cousin, twice removed,
James Ted Brooks was born the 12th of 16 children
of Henry Gracen Brooks and Myrtle Rose Minnick.

  1. Ellen Hazel Brooks
  2. Gurtrude Marie Brooks
  3. Philis Kathaline Brooks
  4. Francis Gaynell Brooks
  5. Barbara Ann Brooks
  6. Jerry Elmer Brooks
  7. William Grady Brooks
  8. Charles Eugene Brooks
  9. Leonard Carl Brooks
  10. Kenneth Ray Brooks
  11. Marvin Estel Brooks
  12. James Ted Brooks
  13. Fred Allen Brooks
  14. Richard Ellis Brooks
  15. Roger Dale Brooks
  16. Robert Curtis Brooks

    Many thanks to cousins
    Shirley Fields
    Kathy Haynes
    Ruby Brooks Bradley

On This Day in 1861

147 Years Ago Today
November 13, 1861 – December 10, 1930
Henry J. Tabor, my 1st cousin, 3 times removed
was born to Stephen Paris Tabor and Eleanor ” Ellen” Havens.
Most of the family, including Henry’s son “Hub” is buried at
the Tabor Cemetery at Mudfork in Falls Mills, VA.
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93 Years Ago Today
November 13, 1915
Thomas Edward Nash, Jr. was born in Graham, Tazewell Co., VA.
He was my 3rd cousin, once removed.
If anyone has pictures of these relatives, please scan and
send to me via email; I’ll be glad to post.

On That Day in 1856

152 Years Ago Today
November 13, 1856
Phoebe Sutherland and Almareen Owens were married
in Russell Co., VA. Phoebe was my 1st cousin, three times removed.
Phoebe was the youngest of 14 children born to
James & Nancy Ann Counts Sutherland.
  1. Noah Baldwin Sutherland
  2. Ezekiel Sutherland
  3. Margaret Sutherland
  4. Daniel Boone Sutherland
  5. Elizabeth Sutherland
  6. John “Jack” Counts Sutherland
  7. Orpha Sutherland
  8. James H. Sutherland
  9. Rebecca Sutherland
  10. William Beauregard Sutherland
  11. Richard “Dick”Sutherland
  12. Nancy Maryland Sutherland
  13. James E. “Little Jim” Sutherland
  14. Phoebe Sutherland

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137 Years Ago Today
November 13, 1871

Louisa Kiser and Henry P. Powers were married.
Louisa was my 2nd cousin, three times removed and the
daughter of James Marshall “Buck Jim” Kiser and Elizabeth “Betsy” Burchett.

On This Day in 1900

108 Years Ago Today
November 12, 1900
Margaret Baker Tabor was the 3rd of 4 known children
born to Dudley Davis Baker & Sarah “Sallie” Tabor.
  1. Dudley Thomas Baker, Sr.
  2. James H. Baker
  3. Margaret Virginia “Ginny” Baker (my 2nd cousin, twice removed)
  4. Everett Taylor Baker

Margaret married Robert Sisk. The couple adopted
Jack Baker Sisk. Inscription on stone:PFC US ARMY KOREA

Veteran’s Day

Honor Roll

Eddie Epperson, a high school classmate, died in the Vietnam War. Eddie was remembered by all as a friendly guy who always made us laugh. We were sadded to hear of his death. Many years later our family visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. I discovered his name in the directory and quickly moved to the hard granite panel bearing his name. As I lifted my pencil to record his name etched on paper, I was not prepared for the emotion welling inside me at that moment. May we not forget the huge sacrifice that millions have made for our freedom. Pray for our country, that we not give that freedom away, and the losses be in vain.

David F. Buckland, US Air Force

Brian K. Buckland, US Marines


Leman C. Davis, US Army

Billy F. Mundy

Larry C. Buckland, US Army

Ellis H. Buckland, US Army, 82nd Airborne

Originally intended to mark the anniversary of the ending of World War I, a day was established paying tribute to the heroes of that tragic struggle and rededicating ourselves to the cause of peace. Later, the United States was involved in other great military conflicts, which added millions of veterans living and dead to the honor rolls of this Nation. In 1926, Congress called for the observance of November 11 to be known as Armistice Day. Today, we pay homage to the veterans of all its wars who have contributed so much to the preservation of this Nation. A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2008
Thank you

Veteran’s Day


Honor Roll
Eddie Epperson, a high school classmate, died in the Vietnam War. Eddie was remembered by all as a friendly guy who always made us laugh. We were sadded to hear of his death. Many years later our family visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. I discovered his name in the directory and quickly moved to the hard granite panel bearing his name. As I lifted my pencil to record his name etched on paper, I was not prepared for the emotion welling inside me at that moment. May we not forget the huge sacrifice that millions have made for our freedom. Pray for our country, that we not give that freedom away, and the losses be in vain.

Charles Nye Buckland (top right)

Ellis H. Buckland, 82nd Airborne

Larry C. Buckland, US Army

Brian K. Buckland, US Marines

David F. Buckland, US Air Force
Walter E. Buckland, US Navy

Walter Graham

Leman C. Davis

Richard McHaffa

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Originally intended to mark the anniversary of the ending of World War I, a day was established paying tribute to the heroes of that tragic struggle and rededicating ourselves to the cause of peace. Later, the United States was involved in other great military conflicts, which added millions of veterans living and dead to the honor rolls of this Nation. In 1926, Congress called for the observance of November 11 to be known as Armistice Day. Today, we pay homage to the veterans of all its wars who have contributed so much to the preservation of this Nation. A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2008

Thank you
Wanda said…
I did not get it to you in time, but my cousin Donald Rash also died in Vietnam. Michael, our youngest, and I road the train up to Washington during spring break a few years ago and we found Donald’s name and etched it as well. I have pictures somewhere. 🙂 It was a very powerful moment, as you say. His twin brother Ronald was on a hill above the battle when Donald’s group was wiped out. They are the sons of my mother’s brother Joe Rash. Thanks. WBR

On This Day in 1719

289 Years Ago Today
November 10, 1719
Nance Gregory, my 5th great grandaunt was born in Prince Georges County, VA.
Her parents were Thomas Gregory (1696-1739 Weyanoke, VA) and Elizabeth Nance.

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66 Years Ago Today
November 10, 1942
Thurman Edward Harless married Mary Shrader in Bluefield, WV.
My 3rd cousin, once removed actually died on this same date in 1990.
Information from Janet Harless Peters

On This Day in 1850

158 Years Ago Today
November 10, 1850
Obed Edom Burton Kiser
My 1st cousin, three times removed was the second oldest child
of Joseph Kiser and Elizabeth Smith in Russell County, VA.
  1. Elizabeth Kiser
  2. Obed Edom Burton Kiser
  3. Joseph Kenton Kiser III
  4. John Peery Kiser
  5. Polly Ann Kiser

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142 Years Ago Today
November 10, 1866
Noah Sutherland, my 1st cousin, three times removed, was the 9th of 10 children born to Elijah Sutherland and Mary Polly Childress.

  1. Elihu Sutherland
  2. Martha Jane Taylor Sutherland
  3. Elizabeth Sutherland
  4. Rebecca Sutherland
  5. Cynthia Sutherland
  6. Phoebe Sutherland
  7. Frances Sutherland
  8. Mary Sutherland
  9. Noah Sutherland
  10. Elijah Beauregard Sutherland