On This Day in 1874

135 Years Ago Today
April 11, 1874 – June 12, 1945

My great grandaunt Virginia “Jennie” Davis (center in picture above) was one of fifteen children born to Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Ann (Combs) Davis.

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

Jennie married William Bonaparte Minnick on January 1, 1896 in Russell County, VA and they had four children. Jennie is buried at the Foster Family Plot in Henderson County, Hendersonville, NC.

  1. Etta Amelia Minnick
  2. Mable Minnick
  3. Clarence A. Minnick
  4. Ellis Jacob Minnick

I am indeed grateful to William Lindsay Foster, Jr. (Jennie’s great grandson) for this family information. Wm and I are third cousins.
153 Years Ago Today
April 11, 1856 – 1960

My 1st cousin, 3x removed, Malissa Kiser was one of seventeen children born to Ephriam Mayfield and Mary (Ervin) Kiser. See post in February for her siblings. Malissa married Zachary Taylor Sutherland.

137 Years Ago Today
April 11, 1872 – August 18, 1877

Leander Sutherland, my 5th cousin 3x removed, was one of fourteen children born to William and Sylvia (Counts) Sutherland. See posts in January and February for siblings.

98 Years Ago Today
April 11, 1911

My 6th cousin, 2x removed, Elsie Sutherland married Henry Smith. Elsie was the daughter of Elijah Beauregard and Winnie (Kiser) Sutherland.

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