On This Day in 1836

173 Years Ago Today
March 4, 1836

My great granduncle Franklin Clemons Gregory was one of fifteen children born to John Keatts and Elizabeth Hollard (Corder) Gregory in Pittsylvania County, VA. He and his wife, Shelma Statira V. Shawver are buried near Shawvers Mill in Clearfork, Tazewell County, VA. See previous month posts for siblings.

The picture is of an area very close to Clearfork called Burkes Garden. Imagine how beautiful and undeveloped this land was at the turn of the century when Franklin and Statira were raising their twelve children. (see March 1, post for children)

The Tazewell County Courthouse

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