On This Day in 1854

155 Years Ago Today
January 21, 1854 – February 16, 1925
Nancy C. Jessee

Nancy Jessee Davis is shown here with her son Charles,
his wife Kate and Nannie’s daughter Mary.
This picture is courtesy of Marshall Jefferson Jessee.

My mother, Nannie Lucille (Davis) Buckland is named for her paternal grandmother. Nannie Jessee Davis’ last husband was ? Lowe from Cedar Bluff. I would like to know where she is buried, probably in Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County, VA. If anyone knows where, please contact me at sherrykelly@comcast.net

My great grandmother, Nancy C. “Nannie” Jessee was one of five children born to Stanford Lea Jessee and Sallie “Sarah” Fuller in Russell County, VA.

George Cowan Jessee
Nancy C. Jessee
Thomas Jefferson Jessee
Noah D. Kernan Jessee
John Henry Jessee

158 Years Ago Today
January 21, 1851 – March 9. 1906
Joshua P. Sutherland

150 Years Ago Today
January 21, 1859 – May 14, 1881
Mary Polly Deel Sutherland

Mary and Joshua were two of the 14 children born to Wm Sutherland and Sylvia Counts.
Wm and Sylvia are shown in this picture.

My 1st cousins, three times removed and their siblings:

  1. Wm. Floyd Sutherland
  2. Jasper Sutherland
  3. Newton Sutherland
  4. Elijah “Lige” Thurman Sutherland
  5. Joshua P. Sutherland
  6. Phoebe Sutherland
  7. Martha Taylor Sutherland
  8. Daniel Boone R. Sutherland
  9. Mary Polly Deel Sutherland
  10. Margaret Sutherland
  11. Unknown Sutherland
  12. George Washington Sutherland
  13. Unknown Sutherland
  14. Leander Sutherland
    143 Years Ago Today
    January 21, 1866
    Rachel Kiser, my 1st cousin, three times removed, was one of 10 children born to Abraham Kiser and Mary “Pop” Counts.
  15. Gideon Daniel Kiser
  16. Joseph Kiser
  17. Nancy Tennessee Kiser
  18. Martha Kiser
  19. Mary Kiser
  20. Elizabeth Kiser
  21. Joshua Kiser
  22. Abraham “Con” Kiser
  23. Leah Kiser
  24. Rachel Kiser
    103 Years Ago Today
    January 21, 1906 – August 29, 1985
    Maynard “Mink” Chesley Cook, my 1st cousin, once removed was born in Russell County, VA to Dock Emmett Cook and Armalda Vernon “Malvie” Brooks. He was one of 4 children:
  1. Ruth Cook
  2. Don Cook
  3. Maynard Chesley Cook
  4. Paul Hensley “Jack” Cook

123 Years Ago Today
January 21, 1886
Alabama Sutherland married my great granduncle Thomas Jefferson Davis, Jr. in Russell County.

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