Archive | December 2008

December 25th – Christmas Day

…for today in the city of David there has been born for
you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
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164 Years Ago Today
December 25, 1844
Sarah Rasnake, my 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born
in Russell County, Virginia to Jonas Rasnake and Rachel Laforce.
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151 Years Ago Today
December 25, 1857
Lorenzo Dow Kiser, my 1st cousin, 3 times removed was born
to Ephriam Mayfield Kiser and Mary Ervin.
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115 Years Ago Today
December 25, 1893
William Sherman Kiser married Mary Sutherland.

December 25th – Christmas Day

…for today in the city of David there has been born for
you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

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  1. Samuel P. Davidson, my 2nd g-grandfather, was born December 25, 1825
  2. Mary Gillespie & George C. Daugherty married December 25, 1856
  3. Angeline Walker & John Wm Daugherty married December 25, 1884
  4. Mary Etta Hammon(Smith) was born December 25, 1886
  5. Virginia Peake & Wm Harrison Buckland married December 25, 1900
  6. Otis Benton Harless was born December 25, 1913

William Harrison Buckland
1881-1932

On This Day in 1851

157 Years Ago Today
December 22, 1851
Mary Jane Brown was born in Tazewell County, the daughter of Nancy Reeves Gregory and John Wesley Brown. Mary Jane, my 1st cousin, three times removed married Rev. John Randolph Walker, lived out her days near Clear Fork. She was laid to rest in Wythe County, VA at the East End Cemetery in Wytheville. Mary Jane and Rev Walker were the parents of nine children:
  1. Alexander Phillip Walker
  2. John Kahle Walker
  3. Marvin N. Walker
  4. Harriet Reaves Walker
  5. Robert Charles Walker
  6. Louise/Laura Alice Walker
  7. Thomas Frank Fowler Walker
  8. Maybelle Stuart Walker
  9. Eleanor Stuart Walker

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151 Years Ago Today
December 22, 1857

Sallie H. Mitchell, (1st cousin, 4 times removed) married George Davenport in McMinn County, TN. Sallie was the daughter of Clarinda Julia Dougherty of Tazewell County, VA and William Mitchell.

On This Day in 1856

152 Years Ago Today
December 22, 1856 – October 3, 1952
Robert Boyd “Dick” Kiser (1st cousin, three times removed)
was born to Noah S. and Rachel Kiser.
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149 Years Ago Today
December 22, 1859 – August 1, 1920
Joshua Kiser (1st cousin, three times removed)
was born to Abraham and Mary “Pops” Counts Kiser.
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128 Years Ago Today
December 22, 1880
My great granduncle, Thomas Jefferson “Big Jeff” Jessee
married Mary Francis Jessee.

On This Day in 1891

117 Years Ago Today
December 21, 1891
Janet Peters great grandparents were married on this day.
Thank you Janet for sharing this picture with cousins.
Wm. is my 1st cousin, three times removed and
the son of Franklin Clemons Gregory and Shelma Statira V. Shawver
of Clear Fork, Tazewell County, VA.

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99 Years Ago Today
December 21, 1909

Ernest Lewis Gregory, son of Lewis F. Gregory and Alice Jane Keesee
My 2nd cousin,twice removed.

On This Day in 1853

155 Years Ago Today
December 20, 1853
Phoebe Sutherland Owens was born to
Wm. Sutherland and Sylvia Counts in Russell Co.,VA.
Phoebe was my 1st cousin, three times removed.
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109 Years Ago Today
December 20, 1899
Lottie Azen Brooks Buttry (1st cuz, 2 removed)
was 1 of 7 children born to
Joseph B. Brooks and Alverda Kiser. Lottie married
Conly Clayton Buttry on January 20, 1922.
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108 Years Ago Today
December 20, 1900
Taulbee Balford Jessee (1st cuz, 2 removed)
was born John Henry Jessee and Louisa Powers.
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107 Years Ago Today
December 20, 1901
My 2nd cousin, three times removed, Alexander Sutherland
married Emma Lambert in Dickenson Co.,VA.