Archive | March 2009

On This Day in 1885

124 Years Ago Today
March 25, 1885 – August 2, 1934

Conley Trigg Jessee (on right) was one of nine children (my 3rd cousins, 3x removed) born to John Henry Jessee and Louvisa Powers.

  1. Catherine Florence Powers Jessee
  2. Conley Trigg Jessee
  3. William Ellis Jessee
  4. Sarah Margaret “Mag” Jessee
  5. Laura Della Jessee
  6. John Stanford Jessee
  7. Mary Alice Jessee
  8. Kent Jessee
  9. Taulbee Balford Jessee

Trigg married Margaret Augusta Gussie and they had 10 children:

  1. Robert Trigg Jessee
  2. Glenna Ruth Jessee
  3. Ralph Stanford jessee
  4. James Pyle Jessee
  5. Anna Marie Jessee
  6. Joseph Harold Jessee
  7. Lawrence Carroll Jessee
  8. Dorothy Cawood Jessee
  9. Margaret Louise Jessee
  10. Lowell Lee Jessee

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187 Years Ago Today
March 25, 1822 – June 3, 1909
William Sutherland, my 4th cousin, 4x removed, was one of eight children born to Daniel Sutherland and Phoebe Fuller.See February posts for siblings.

William married Sylvia Counts in 1843 and they had fourteen children:

  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. ? Sutherland
  12. George Washington Sutherland
  13. ? Sutherland
  14. Leander Sutherland
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On This Day in 1898

111 Years Ago Today

March 18, 1898 – November 24, 1972

Henry Gracen Brooks, my 1st cousin 2x removed, was one of eleven children born to Benjamin and Haley Victoria (Thacker) Brooks. Henry married Myrtle Rose Minnick.

  1. Clarence Brooks
  2. Rosie Brooks
  3. William G. Brooks
  4. Henry Gracen Brooks
  5. Lockie Brooks
  6. Joe Brooks
  7. Avery Brooks
  8. Ira Ernest Brooks
  9. Elsie Brooks
  10. Violet Brooks
  11. Beulah Brooks

Pictured below are the parents, Benjamin and Haley Victoria Brooks.

On This Day in 1850

159 Years Ago Today
March 18, 1850 – December 5, 1859
Andrew Holt Letcher, my 2nd cousin, 4x removed, was one of eleven children born to Governor John Letcher and Mary Susan Holt. Andrew was buried at Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Lexington, VA.

  1. William Holt Letcher
  2. Samuel Houston Letcher
  3. Andrew Holt Letcher
  4. John Davidson Letcher
  5. Margaret Kinney Letcher
  6. Mary Davidson Letcher
  7. Virginia Lee Letcher
  8. Captain Greenlee Davidson Letcher
  9. Fannie Wilson Letcher
  10. Elizabeth Stuart Letcher
  11. Mary Susan Letcher

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97 Years Ago Today
March 18, 1912
Erastus Granger Davidson, my 3rd cousin, 1x removed was one of at least three children born to William Erastus and Bertie Lee (Ward) Davidson. He was also a 1st cousin, 2x removed to my great grandfather Erastus Granger Davidson.

William and Bertie’s three children were:

  1. James Thomas Davidson
  2. Erastus Granger Davidson
  3. William Glenn Davidson

If you know of other siblings, please let me know.

March 17, 2009


When I married a Kelly, certainly I realized that he had a wee bit of Irish in him, but not until about a year ago did I discover that I too have a desire to kiss the blarney stone. Look for these surnames and more when diggin up ye heritage.

CUNNINGHAM
DAUGHERTY
DAVIDSON
DRAPER
HOUSTON
WARD

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

The Shamrock, which was also called the “seamroy” by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the seventeenth century, the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism… read more at http://www.history.com/minisites/stpatricksday/

March 17, 2009

When I married a Kelly, certainly I realized that he had a wee bit of Irish in him, but not until about a year ago did I discover that I too have a desire to kiss the blarney stone. Look for these surnames and more when diggin up ye heritage.

CUNNINGHAM
DAUGHERTY
DAVIDSON
DRAPER
HOUSTON
WARD

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

The Shamrock, which was also called the “seamroy” by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the seventeenth century, the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism… read more at http://www.history.com/minisites/stpatricksday/
So kiss the blarney stone for me, OK?

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Also, Happy Birthday to
Samuel Graham Buckland – 126 Years Ago Today
Leander G. Buckland – 150 Years Ago Today

On This Day in 1924

85 Years Ago Today
March 16, 1924 – June 29, 1978

Aunt Bertha, Uncle Charles, Grandaddy & Grandmother Buckland
Uncle Robert, Uncle Walter, Dad & Aunt Frankie.
Uncle Charles Nye Buckland was one of eight children born to
Larkin Watson and Mary Jane (Davidson) Buckland.

Wanda has left a new comment on your post “On This Day in 1924”:

My handsome Daddy. Sometimes I can hear him say “Wanda Mae” the same as if he is standing right beside me. At those time, I think he is. Thanks for this post.

On This Day in 1926

83 Years Ago Today
March 10, 1926
My 8th cousin, yes, eighth cousin, Lois Jean (Buttry) Keith is one of five children born to Conly Clayton Buttry and Lottie Azen Brooks.

  1. Jerald Francis Buttry
  2. Virginia Allene Buttry
  3. Lois Jean Buttry
  4. Bobby Joe Buttry
  5. Dorothy Lou Buttry

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161 Years Ago Today
March 10, 1848 – 1822
John T. Kiser was one of seventeen children born to Ephriam Mayfield and Mary Ervin Kiser. See post in February for siblings. John married Elizabeth Kiser.
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152 Years Ago Today
March 10, 1857 – December 25, 1901
Daniel Boone Sutherland, my 5th cousin, 3x removed, was one of fourteen children born to William and Sylvia (Counts) Sutherland. See February post for siblings. Daniel Married Tennessee Dyer in April 8, 1876.