Archive | June 2009

On This Day in 1916

93 Years Ago Today
June 20, 1916

Elihu Debusk Kiser married Lillile Mae Stewart in Bristol, TN. Elihu, my 6th cousin, 2x removed, was one of ten children born to Rev. Lilburn Hendricks and Frances “Frankie” (Sutherland) Kiser.

  1. Elihu DeBusk Kiser b. September 16, 1894 in Wilder, VA d. March 03, 1962 in Russell Co VA. On June 20, 1916, Bristol, TN married Lillie Mae Stewart b. June 23, 1898 in Bell County, KY d. March 06, 1950 in Abington, VA
  2. Carrie Nelia Kiser b. June 27, 1879 in Russell Co VA d. February 27, 1968 in New Freedom, York County PA. On July 04, 1899, Russell Co VA married Ephriam Mexico Kiser b. April 4, 1858 in Cartertown, Russell Co VA d. November 25, 1942 in New Freedom, York County PA.
  3. Elijah Villid Kiser b. October 04, 1880 in Russell Co VA d. August 14, 1955 in Shrewsbury, York Co PA. On September 30, 1903, Russell Co VA married Rachel V Kiser b. May 24, 1877 in Russell Co VA d. July 30, 1949 in York Co PA.
  4. James Artrip Kiser b. July 18, 1882 in Russell County, VA d. May 24, 1960 in York Co PA married Elizabeth L ?.
  5. Mary Jane Kiser b. December 18, 1882 in Russell County, VA d. April 27, 1970. On June 21, 1899 married Thomas Greenbury Amburgey b. February 11, 1877 in Russell County, VA d. January 14, 1942.
  6. Archie Jackson Kiser b. June 10, 1883 in Russell County, VA d. March 27, 1967 in Glen Rock, York Co PA. On September 01, 1904 in Hazel, in Russell County, VA Hattie Felicia Kiser b. March 17, 1887 in Russell Co VA d. December 23, 1983 in York Co PA.
  7. Houston J Kiser b. March 03, 1885 in Hazel, Russell County, VA d. December 04, 1968 in Shrewsbury, York Co PA. On January 27, 1907, Hazel, Russell County, VA married Orpha Wolfe b. May 1886 d. January 01, 1970 in Shrewsbury, York Co PA.
  8. Philip W Kiser b. November 1889 in Russell County, VA d. between 1944 & 1955 married Elsie Walker.
  9. Fred Maynard Kiser b. January 04, 1890 in Russell County, VA d. October 21, 1962 in Los Angeles, CA married Sally ?.
  10. Delphia Mae Kiser b. May 05, 1898 in Russell County, VA d. June 19, 1944 in Russell County, VA. On October 24, 1917 married Baynard B Dotson b. May 15, 1893 d. January 07, 1964.

    Source: Colleen Sylvia

102 Years Ago Today
June 20, 1907

Emily V. Brooks, my grand aunt, married C. Phipps Sutherland. Aunt Em was one of 6 children born to William M. “Bill” and Mary Polly “Pops” (Sutherland) Brooks.

  1. Armalda Vernon “Malvie” Brooks
  2. Emory Luther Brooks
  3. Altha Rudolph Brooks (my grandmother)
  4. Emily V. Brooks
  5. Rose Belle Brooks
  6. Duard Brooks

Emily and Mr. Sutherland had three children; Lera, Marian and another daughter (if anyone knows her name or more children, please update me).
Emily is buried at Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon, Russell County, VA.

On This Day in 1802

207 Years Ago Today
June 18, 1802 – June 15, 1890

My 3rd great grandmother, Mary Polly Harman (Hezekiah, Henry, Sr., Adam Heinrich) was one of ten children born to Hezekiah and Mary Polly (Brown) Harman). She married Robert W. Davidson (Joseph, John Goolman, ?, John) son of Joseph and Matilda Amanda (Patton) Davidson on February 3, 1825. They had five children.

  1. Hezekiah “Kiah” Harman
  2. Mary Polly Harman
  3. Erastus Granger Harman
  4. Rhoda N. Harman
  5. Jane G. Harman
  6. Martha B. Harman
  7. William W. Harman
  8. Nancy Wilburn Harman
  9. Colonel Henry Brown Harman
  10. Elias George W. Harman


  1. Samuel Patton Davidson (my 2nd great grandfather)
  2. Erastus Granger Davidson
  3. Jane R. Davidson
  4. Rush Davidson
  5. John Preston Davidson

On This Day in 1921

88 Years Ago Today
June 18, 1921 – May 10, 1981

Kyle Burns “Tutt” Brooks, Sr. was one of nine children born to Emory Luther and Sarah Margaret “Mag” (Jessee) Brooks in Russell County, VA. My 4th cousin, 2x removed and his siblings are:

  1. Guy Thurman Brooks
  2. Earl Agnus Brooks
  3. Kyle Burns “Tutt” Brooks
  4. Patty Jean Brooks
  5. Rose Brooks
  6. Lillian Brooks
  7. Louise Brooks
  8. Clovis “Toad” Brooks
  9. Mildred “Mid” Brooks

On This Day in 1912

97 Years Ago Today
June 17, 1912 – September 3, 1952

Woodrow Jessee was born in Cleveland, Russell County, VA to William Abner Smith and Nancy C. “Nannie” Jessee. Nannie was my great grandmother. Woodrow married a Miss Addison and died in Pulaski, Dublin, VA.

On This Day in 1866

143 Years Ago Today
June 17, 1866

Robert Wallace Davidson (Samuel Patton, Robert W., Joseph, John Goolman) was one of nine children born to Samuel Patton and Milly (Taylor) Davidson. Robert was a step brother to my great grandfather, Erastus Granger Davidson. The boys were both sons of Samuel Patton Davidson, but Granger’s mother was Vicie (Allen)per Tazewell County Courthouse records. Robert’s full siblings include:

  1. Mary E. Davidson
  2. Charles Davidson
  3. Louisa Davidson
  4. Causby J. Davidson
  5. Robert Wallace Davidson
  6. Theresa Davidson
  7. Samuel P. Davidson
  8. Cynthia H. Davidson
  9. Joseph H. Davidson

127 Years Ago Today
June 17, 1882 – November 3, 1966

Charles Henry Peery, Jr. (Charles H.,Sr., John Drew, Major David, John, James)was one of seven children born to Charles Henry and Ellen Phoebe (Beavers) Peery, Sr. He married Annie L. (Groseclose) and had three children. Charles and Annie are buried at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell, VA.

  1. John David Peery
  2. Joseph Grattan Peery
  3. Lena Devore Peery
  4. Charles Henry Peery, Jr. (4th cousin, 2x removed)
  5. Maggie C. Peery
  6. Kate Louisa Peery
  7. Letitia Ward Peery

Three children:

  1. Ellen L. Peery
  2. Louisa Lena Peery
  3. Charles Henry Peery, III

On This Day in 1860

149 Years Ago Today
June 16, 1860 – August 9, 1921
John Henry Jessee, my great grand uncle, was one of five children born to Stanford Lea and Sarah (Fuller) Jessee. He was born in Reeds Valley, Russell County, VA and died in Maynardsville, Union County, TN. It is suspect that he and his wife are buried in a family cemetery in Spring City. On June 12, 1884 he married Louvisa Powers and they had nine children. See post on June 12th.

107 Years Ago Today
June 16, 1902 – June 21, 1981

My 1st cousin, 2x removed, Mable Minnick was one of four known children born to William Bonaparte and Virginia “Jennie” (Davis) Minnick. She was born in Dewitt County, MO and died in Statesville, NC.

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

On This Day in 1852

157 Years Ago Today
June 15, 1852 – March 2, 1930

Martha Kiser, my 1st cousin, 3x removed, was one of ten children born to Abraham and Mary “Pop” (Counts) Kiser.

  1. Joseph Kiser
  2. Martha Kiser
  3. Mary Kiser
  4. Elizabeth Kiser
  5. Joshua Kiser
  6. Abraham “Con” Kiser
  7. Leah “Aunt Lear” Kiser
  8. Rachel Kiser
  9. Nancy Tennessee Kiser
  10. Gideon Daniel Kiser

154 Years Ago Today
June 15, 1855 – 1860

Elbert S. Kiser, my 2nd cousin, 3x removed, was one of eleven children born to Noah S. and Rachel Kiser.

  1. Elbert S. Kiser
  2. Robert Boyd Kiser
  3. Polly Ann Kiser
  4. Ephriam Kiser
  5. Joseph Cephas Kiser
  6. Thomas Hansford Kiser
  7. Martha Adela Kiser
  8. Alvin Ashbrook Kiser
  9. Andrew Jackson Kiser
  10. Noah Hayes “Toby” Kiser
  11. Rauseline Kiser

On This Day in 1818

191 Years Ago Today
June 15, 1818

My 3rd great grandfather, John Keatts Gregory(William, John, Thomas III, Thomas II, Thomas) married Elizabeth Holland (Corder) in June 15, 1818 in Pittsylvania County, VA; they had fifteen children and moved to Clear Fork, Tazewell County, VA.

  1. Daniel Parham Gregory (my 2nd great grandfather)
  2. Lewis Corder Gregory
  3. William Lowery Gregory
  4. Perlina Ledford Gregory
  5. John Henry Gregory
  6. Permelia Clement Gregory
  7. Martha Tucker Gregory
  8. Mary Clay Gregory
  9. Richard Shadrack Gregory
  10. Nancy Reeves Gregory
  11. Elizabeth Holland Gregory
  12. Franklin Clemons Gregory
  13. James Madison Gregory
  14. Thompson Edward Gregory
  15. Doctor Clauton Gregory

John and Elizabeth are interred at the Daniel Gregory Cemetery, Clear Fork, Tazewell County, VA.

On This Day in 1836

Happy Anniversary
Brian & Stephanie


173 Years Ago Today
June 14, 1836 – October 23, 1904

My 2nd great grand uncle, David Allen Daugherty, was one of four known children born to John L. and Nancy (Ward) Daugherty.

  1. Mary Jane Daugherty (my 2nd great grandmother)
  2. Isaac W. Daugherty
  3. George C. Daugherty
  4. David Allen Daugherty

David married Nancy “Nannie” Laine Moore on October 6, 1825 in Tazewell County, VA. They were parents to seven children.

  1. Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Daugherty
  2. Harriet Letcher Daugherty
  3. Margaret W. Daugherty
  4. John William Daugherty
  5. George Fulton Daugherty
  6. Charles R. Daugherty
  7. Nannie Mae Daugherty

David and his wife Nannie are buried in Marrs Graveyard in Falls Mills, Virginia. Unfortunately, the small cemetery is now owned by someone who stables horses on the property without fencing the cemetery plots. Head stones are tragically being turned over and destroyed by the animals. In the fall of 08, I politely wrote the person that I think owns the property asking for some consideration in fencing the plots. As of this date, I have had no response.

Nancy Laine “Nannie” (Moore) Daugherty

David served in the Civil War as private, Company D, 23rd Battalion of Infantry, Confederate States of America. David B. Baldwin was the Captain of the Battalion known as “Derrick’s Battalion.” They saw service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. David Daugherty was wounded, but recovered. He settled at Tazewell Co., Virginia and helped his community in many capacities.

Rev. David Allen Daugherty was a Methodist minister and a teacher. Between 1865-1869 he was Commissioner of the Revenue, District 1. 1869 Assistant Commissioner, District 1 and 2. 1891 Deputy Sheriff. He was related to Virginia’s Governor John Letcher.

He was christened in the Methodist church. Aft 1891, minister to Coal Camps: McDowell Co., WV, especially Davy, WV. (Source: Northrups & Families 4-1-2008) NorthrupM.FTW

116 Years Ago Today
June 14, 1893

My 1st cousin, 3x removed, Emma Gregory married Robert G. Shufflebarger in Tazewell County, VA. Emma was one of ten children born to Thompson Edward and Martha J. (Steele) Gregory.

  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

I only know of two children from Emma and Robert. – Otis and Anderson.