This Month in 1631

377 Years Ago
February 1, 1632 – February 21, 1680
Henry Jessee, my 8th great grandfather, was born in North Molton, Dovenshire, England. His parents were Richard Jessee and Elizabeth. Henry married Grace Edgley and had at least one son, John Jessee.

202 Years Ago
February 1807
Martha Kiser, my 1st cousin, 5 times removed was one of at least four children born to Abednego Kiser and Mary Polly Jessee in Russell County, VA.

  1. Frances Kiser
  2. Martha Kiser
  3. Noah Kiser (born 200 years ago this month)
  4. Elihu Kiser (born 198 years ago this month)


164 Years Ago Today
February 1, 1845 – June 18, 1936
Jasper Sutherland was one of fourteen children born to William Sutherland and Sylvia Counts. Jasper and his siblings are my 1st cousins, three times removed.

  1. William 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


149 Years Ago Today
February 1, 1860 – March 4, 1944
Hannah J. Davis was one of fifteen children born to Thomas Jefferson Davis and Sarah Ann Combs. My great grandaunts and uncles were:

  1. Jessee Davis
  2. John Davis
  3. Doctor Caleb Davis (my g-g-grandfather)
  4. Charles Henry Davis
  5. Elizabeth Ann Davis
  6. Hannah J. Davis
  7. Sarah Catharine Davis
  8. Martha E. Davis
  9. Thomas Jefferson Davis, Jr.
  10. James A. Davis
  11. Lucy B. Davis
  12. Hugh C. Davis
  13. Margaret Davis
  14. Lydia Davis
  15. Virginia Davis

137 Years Ago
February 1, 1872
Ida Selfe was one of eleven children born to Wilson VErmillion Selfe and Elizabeth Kiser, my 2nd cousins, twice removed:

  1. Hettie Selfe
  2. Greely Selfe
  3. Ida Selfe
  4. Francis Wayland Selfe
  5. Walter Selfe
  6. Nevada Selfe
  7. Dora Selfe
  8. Mattie Selfe
  9. Roy Selfe
  10. Carter Selfe
  11. Arthur Selfe

112 Years Ago
February 1897
Barbara G. Jessee was one of at least five born to George Cowan and Dorothy Jessee. Barbara and her siblings were my 1st cousins, twice removed:

  1. William George Jessee
  2. Joseph P. Jessee
  3. Mary F. Jessee
  4. Barbara G. Jessee
  5. Margaret E. Jessee


91 Years Ago Today
February 1, 1918
Virginia Madge Campbell was one of nine 1st cousins, once removed, born to John Harrison Campbell and Sarah Ellen Davis:

  1. Flora Lola Campbell
  2. Ethlyn C. Campbell
  3. Barclay Campbell
  4. John Walter Campbell
  5. Mary Gertrude Campbell
  6. Baird Kermit Campbell
  7. Virginia Madge Campbell
  8. Charles Dudley Campbell
  9. Zolene Nell Campbell

87 Years Ago
February 1, 1922
Rausie Artrip and William Kinder “Jackie” Kiser were married. Jackie was one of ten children born to William L. Kiser and Elizabeth Sutherland:

  1. Walter Vermillion Kiser
  2. William Kinder Kiser (my 2nd cousin, twice removed)
  3. Frank Fitzhugh Kiser
  4. John Trig Kiser
  5. Elijah Otas Kiser
  6. Marcus Henry Kiser
  7. Douglas Daniel Kiser
  8. Martha Dicie E. Kiser
  9. Arnold Gaines Kiser
  10. Ora Jackson Kiser

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