On This Day in 1907

102 Years Ago Today
January 27, 1907
Houston J. Kiser married Olpha Wolfe. Houston, my 2nd cousin, twice removed was the sixth of ten children born to Lilburn Hendricks Kiser and Frances Sutherland.

  1. Carrie Nella Kiser
  2. Elijah Vallid Kiser
  3. James Artrip Kiser
  4. Mary Jane Kiser
  5. Archibald Jackson Kiser
  6. Houston J. Kiser
  7. Philip W. Kiser
  8. Fred Maynard Kiser
  9. Elihu Debusk Kiser
  10. Delphia Mae Kiser


87 Years Ago Today
January 27, 1922 – February 14, 1992
Jerry Elmer Brooks, h/o Gladys ??, was born one of 16 children born to 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 (g-grandson of John Jeremiah Brooks and Elizabeth Betty Hill)
  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

Benjamin and Haley Victoria (Thacker) Brooks

Benjamin was the s/o of John Jeremiah Brooks and the father of Henry Gracen Brooks. Led by his parents, the family moved from North Carolina to Copper Ridge in Russell County, VA, a very long and rugged travel during those days of the Civil War. Benjamin was born in 1864 and died in Wilder in February 13, 1938.

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