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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.

On This Day in 1870

139 Years Ago Today
March 9, 1870
Ella L. Gregory was one of ten children born to Thompson Edward and Martha J. (Steele) Gregory. Born in Rocky Gap, VA, Ella and her siblings are my 1st cousins, 3x removed.

  1. Emma E. Gregory
  2. George R. Gregory
  3. Ella L. Gregory
  4. Perlina Belle Gregory
  5. Samuel W. Gregory
  6. Martha J. Gregory
  7. Mary N. Gregory
  8. Obed E. Gregory
  9. Grover Cleveland Gregory
  10. Edward S. Gregory

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180 Years Ago Today
March 9, 1829
My 3rd great granduncle, William Gregory, married Sarah M. Keatts in Pittsylvania County, VA. I know of only three children of this couple.

  1. John Gregory
  2. William Gregory
  3. Richard Gregory

Birthday Blessings

Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings,
As your birthday nears.

Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who’ve enriched your life
Just by being there.

Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great and small
That have made you who you are.

Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
“Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!”
By Joanna Fuchs

Aunt Clara

l-r Clara, Frankie, Margaret, Lucille (Sisters-in-law)

Happy Birthday Jena

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103 Years Ago Today
March 8, 1906
Mingle Lafayette Tabor was born to James Brittan Tabor and Annie Ardelia Hawley. Mingle was my 3rd cousin, 1x removed.
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201 Years Ago Today
March 8, 1808
My 4th great grandaunt, Sarah Letcher married Robert Hamilton, Jr. in Rockbridge County, Lunenberg, Virginia. Sarah was on nine children born to John Letcher and Mary Davidson Houston.
  1. Hannah Letcher (my 4th great grandmother)
  2. James Letcher
  3. Stephen Giles Letcher
  4. William Houston Letcher
  5. Captain John Letcher, Jr.
  6. Isaac Anderson Letcher
  7. Mary “Polly” Letcher
  8. Sarah “Sallie” Letcher
  9. Ann Letcher

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87 Years Ago Today
March 8, 1922
My 3rd cousin, 1x removed, Edith (Gregory)Patrick was born to Lacy Clemons and Rhoda Alien (Jewell) Gregory.
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72 Years Ago Today
March 8, 1937
Otis Benton Harless married Virginia Ruth Tibbs in Princeton, WV. My 2nd cousin, 2x removed was one of 5 children born to Isaac Errett Harless and Callie Susie Gregory.

  1. Otis Benton Harless
  2. Josephine Elizabeth Harless
  3. Okey B. Harless
  4. Virginia Alice Harless
  5. Thurman Edward Harless

On This Day in 1900

109 Years Ago Today
March 6, 1900 – abt 1927

Nannie Crockett Davidson, my grand aunt, was one of eight children born to Erastus Granger and Eliza Greever (Gregory) Davidson.

  1. Charles Lewis Davidson
  2. Mary Jane Davidson (my grandmother)
  3. Sallie Elizabeth Davidson
  4. Cosby Isabell Davidson
  5. Samuel Patton Davidson
  6. Luther Hefford Davidson
  7. Nannie Crockett Davidson
  8. Nannie Crockett Davidson
  9. Ella Findley Davidson

Nannie married Nathaniel Ezra McHaffa and they had three children.

  1. Charles H. McHaffa 1917 – 1918
  2. Mary Ruth McHaffa 1920-1991
  3. Richard McHaffa 1924

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136 Years Ago Today
March 6, 1873
My great granduncle, John R. Buckland married Elizabeth Turner. John was one of eleven children born to Jacob W. and Martha “Patsy” (Compton) Buckland.

  1. Nancy J. Buckland
  2. William Jasper Buckland
  3. Hugh A. Buckland
  4. John R. Buckland
  5. Margaret Bucklnad
  6. Amanda E. Buckland
  7. Jacob Alexander Buckland (my great grandfather)
  8. Egan O. Buckland
  9. Rebeckah Elizabeth Buckland
  10. Leander G. Buckland
  11. Louisa Buckland

John and Elizabeth had four children that I know.

  1. Elizabeth Ann Buckland
  2. Jennie Buckland
  3. Egan Buckland
  4. Lucinda Buckland

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135 Years Ago Today
March 6, 1874
TWINS, Sarah Elizabeth Gregory and Statiza Virginia Gregory, my 1st cousins, 3x removed were two of twelve children born to Franklin Clemons and Shelma Statira (Shawver)Gregory near Shawvers Mill in Clearfork, Tazewell County, VA. See previous post for siblings. Sarah married James Bourne Yost, but I do not know who Statiza married.

On This Day in 1814

195 Years Ago Today
March 6, 1814
President Zachary Taylor and his wife Margaret Mackall Smith gave birth to Sarah Knox Taylor. The President is my 2nd cousin, 7x removed.

Sarah was one of six children and married Jefferson Finis Davis,
President of the Confederate States of America.


In other words, here is how “I believe” that we are related. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

James Taylor 1673-1729 …………………………James Taylor 1673-1729
Anne Taylor 1681-1731……………………………Zachary Taylor 1707-1758
William “of Cobbs Creek” Lea 1714-1762 ..LtCol. Richard Taylor 1744-1829
Frances Lea 1753-1830 …………………………..Pres. Zachary Taylor 1784-1850
John J. Jessee, Jr. 1775-1834 ………………….Sarah Knox Taylor 1814 – 1835
Jefferson Jessee 1802 – 1866
Stanford Lea Jessee 1832-1862
Nancy C. “Nannie” Jessee 1854-1925
Asa C. Davis 1883-1962
Nannie Lucille Davis 1921 –
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153 Years Ago Today
March 6, 1856
Sylvia Sutherland, my 2nd cousin, 3x removed, was born to Henry and Margaret (Counts) Sutherland.
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126 Years Ago Today
March 6, 1883
Leah Kiser, 1st cousin 3x removed, married Allen Kiser.

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122 Years Ago Today
March 6, 1887
A different Leah Kiser, 1st cuz, 3x removed, married Archer Lee Childress. Leah was one of ten children born to Abraham and Mary (Counts) Kiser.

On This Day in 1913

96 Years Ago Today
March 05, 1913

Callie Susie Gregory, my 2nd cousin, 2x removed, married Isaac Errett Harless in Tazewell County, VA. Callie was born in Springville, VA and died in Bluefield, WV. She and Isaac had five children.

  1. Otis Benton Harless
  2. Josephine Elizabeth Harless
  3. Okey B. Harless
  4. Virginia Alice Harless
  5. Thurman Edward Harless


    Callie was one of at least five children born to
    William B. and Elizabeth Ann (Ruble) Gregory pictured above.

On This Day in 1852

157 Years Ago Today
March 5, 1852 – December 6, 1889
John Davis was one of fifteen children born to Thomas Jefferson Davis and Sarah Ann Combs. John was born in Buchanan County, VA and married Caroline Mitchell on July 18, 1849. My great granduncle and his siblings are:

  1. Jesse Davis
  2. John Davis
  3. Doctor Caleb Davis (my great grandfather)
  4. Elizabeth Ann Davis
  5. Charles Henry 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. Lydia Davis
  14. Margaret Davis
  15. Virginia Jane Davis