Archive | February 2009

On This Day in 1811

198 Years Ago Today
February 28, 1811
My 3rd great granduncle, Stephen Buckland, married Melinda Meadows in Monroe County, WV. Stephen was one of ten children born to John Buckland and Susanna Stephenson.

  1. Thomas Buckland
  2. John Buckland
  3. Rachel Buckland
  4. Elizabeth “Betsy” Buckland
  5. Stephen Buckland
  6. Margaret “Peggy” Buckland
  7. Daniel Buckland
  8. Walter “Watt” Buckland
  9. Susanna Buckland
  10. Mary Ann Buckland

Stephen and Melinda were parents of at least five children:

  1. Peter Buckland
  2. James Buckland
  3. Richard Buckland
  4. Francis Buckland
  5. Mary J. Buckland


156 Years Ago Today
February 28, 1852
George Peery, my 1st cousin, 2x removed, was one of seven children born to John Drew Peery and Mary Clay Gregory. See previous posts in January/February for siblings.
129 Years Ago Today
February 28, 1880
Arlington Hicks Neel was one of six 2nd cousins, 2x removed, born to Matthias Fox Neel and Hannah Letcher Daugherty.

  1. Arlington Hicks Neel
  2. Anna Lane Neel
  3. Ora Lee Neel
  4. Margaret Barnes Neel
  5. Clara B. Neel
  6. David Elgin Neel

Miss Madalyn Lula Ross

Congratulations to proud parents Michael & Katie Ross, grandparents David & Wanda Ross and great Granny Clara. Welcome Miss Madalyn Lula – you are beautiful. January 21, 2009.

Someday I’ll jump through puddles,
Take a stroll or run a race.
Someday I’ll walk across the street,
Or maybe walk in space,

Someday I’ll scale a mountain,
Or I’ll join a ballet corps.
Someday I’ll walk a tightrope,
Or explore the ocean floor.

Someday these feet will do some things,
That only heaven knows,
But for today they’re happy
Just to wiggle all their toes.

On This Day in 1858

151 Years Ago Today
February 25, 1858
Frances Sutherland was one of ten children born to Elijah Sutherland and Mary Polly Childress. See previous posts for her siblings, my 1st cousins, 3x removed. Frances married Lilburn Hendricks Kiser on September 24, 1878 and they had ten children.

  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

On This Day in 1861

148 Years Ago Today
February 24, 1861 – October 29, 1943

William Beauregard Sutherland was one of fourteen children born to James Sutherland and Nancy Ann Counts. See previous posts in February for Wm and his siblings, my 1st cousins, 3x removed. Wm. married Eliza Jane Counts on May 27, 1881.

Eliza Jane Counts Sutherland

111 Years Ago Today
February 24, 1898 – 1990

Jack Dewey Sutherland was one of nine children born to Elijah B. Sutherland and Winnie Kiser. My 2nd cousins, 2x removed were:

  1. Raleigh Roy Sutherland
  2. Robert Trigg Sutherland
  3. Elsie Sutherland
  4. Edward Sutherland
  5. Henry Douglas Sutherland
  6. Jack Dewey Sutherland
  7. Holland Pitzer Sutherland
  8. Overton Harris Sutherland
  9. Lucy Bryan Sutherland

Jack Dewey Sutherland and Elsie Chaffin parented eight children, 3rd cousin, 1x removed.

  1. Jim Sutherland
  2. Betty Sutherland
  3. Jack Sutherland
  4. Mildred Sutherland
  5. Nan Sutherland
  6. Sue Sutherland
  7. Linda Sutherland
  8. Juda Sutherland

On This Day in 1887

122 Years Ago Today
February 24, 1887

Nancy Jane “Polly” Buckland married Charles W. Wimmer. My grandaunt was one of six children born to Jacob Alexander Buckland and Sarah Jane Tabor. See previous posts in January for her siblings, including her youngest brother – my grandfather, Larkin Watson Buckland, Sr. Nancy is buried at the Compton Cemetery in Mudfork. Picture courtesy of Judy Llamas.

Nancy and Charles were parents to nine children:

  1. Alto Juanita Wimmer
  2. Robert Johnson Wimmer
  3. Arthur Wimmer
  4. Nora Lou Wimmer
  5. Edna Wimmer
  6. Charles W. Wimmer
  7. Eugene C. Wimmer
  8. Anna Wimmer
  9. Sallie J. Wimmer