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Altha Rudolph Brooks Davis

One evening, at the age of 96, she ate dinner ..layed down …and went to be with Jesus. But the obituary in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph 12/4/1980 read:

Mrs. Altha R. Davis, 96, of North Tazewell, Va., was dead on arrival at a Tazewell hospital Tuesday evening of natural causes.

Born in Russell County, Va., she was a daughter of the late William and Mary Sutherland Brooks. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in North Tazewell.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Al (Lillian) Berman of Abingdon, Va., Mrs. N.F. (Joella) Mace and Mrs. C.F.(Russell) Mundy, both of North Tazewell, Mrs. L.W.(Lucille) Buckland of Bluefield, Va., and Mrs. Ralph (Elizabeth) Clevy of Vincennes, Ind; four sons, Lacy Davis and Hollie Davis, both of Akron, Ohio, Vaden Davis and Leman Davis, both of North Tazewell; two sisters, Mrs. Gene (Effie) Owens and Mrs. Kathleen Dye, both of Lebanon, Va.; sixteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted today at 2:30 at Peery and St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Sadler officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Bales, Buddy Herald, B.C. Peek, Jimmy Dawson, Jeff Davis, James Mullins and Ronald Davidson.

VETERAN N. AND W. SECTION FOREMAN RETIRES POST

Tazewell, Jan 31 – When A.C. Davis comes in from his day’s work as section foreman on the Tazewell Section today his final official act will be to lock the tool house over which he has had control since 1909 and turn the key over to a successor. Having reached the allotted three score and ten years, he will enter a well earned retirement.

Acie was born on Mill Creek in Russell County near Cleveland, a son of Doctor Caleb and Nancy (Jessee) Davis, and attended the Glade Hollow Elementary School finishing the 7th grade.

He entered the employ of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company as a section hand in 1905, and in 1907 received promotion to foreman. After a couple of years on the Cleveland Section he was transferred to Tazewell where he has served continuously since.

He was married to Miss Altha Brooks, of Cleveland, Va. and they have ten children.

i.Grace Erie Davis
born July 5, 1903 in Cleveland, Russell County, VA
died September 2, 1974 in Akron, Oh. Greenlawn Memorial
married W. G. “Bill” Carbaugh July 8, 1922.

ii. Lacy Clarence Davis, Sr.
born October 12, 1905 in Cleveland, Virginia Russell County
died November 21, 1994 in Canton, Ohio buried 11/26/94 Glendale Cemetery
married Okie Grubb October 30, 1923.

iii. Ila Lillian Davis
born October 29, 1907 in Cleveland, Virginia, Russell County
died July 4, 2001 in Abingdon, Virginia
married (1) Vince Jordan November 1927
married (2) Al Berman

iv. Hollie William Davis
born October 11, 1909 in Cleveland, Virginia, Russell County
died May 26, 2000 in Akron, Ohio Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, OH
married Martha Campbell

v. Jo Ella Davis
born September 10, 1911 in Russell County VA
died August 25, 1996 in Tazewell, Virginia Grandview Memory Gardens Cemetery
married Noah Forrest Mace April 21, 1928

Notes for Jo Ella Davis:
When Altha Brooks Davis was pregnant with Jo Ella, the railroad transferred Asa to Section Foreman in Tazewell, Virginia. They moved the family from Cleveland (Russell County) to Tazewell, Virginia (Tazewell County), in a box car!

vi. Lettie Russell Davis
born August 26, 1913 in N. Tazewell, Virginia, Tazewell County
died in Grandview Memory Gardens, Blfd, VA
married Rev. Charlie Foster Mundy

vii. Ellis Vaden Davis, Sr.
born May 26, 1915 in N. Tazewell, Virginia Tazewell County
died October 23, 1992 in Tazewell County, VA, Grandview Memorial Gardens, Blfd., VA
married Maxine Peery

vii. Leman Clifton “Sleepy” Davis
born August 22, 1919 in N. Tazewell, Virginia, Tazewell County
died

viii.Nannie Lucille Davis
born September 3, 1921 in Tazewell, Va
married Larkin Watson Buckland, Jr. September 11, 1938 in Bristol, Tennessee

Notes for Nannie Lucille Davis:
Lucille Davis Buckland was named for her paternal grandmother, Nancy C. “Nannie” Jessee.

ix. Evelyn Elizabeth Davis
born September 8, 1925
married (1) Bill Tinsley Abt. 1941
married (2) Bernard Maurice Hall Abt. 1952
married (3) Ralph Clery Aft. 1970.

2. William Brooks,

born Abt. 1852; died Abt. 1939 in lived on Copper Ridge Russell County, VA. He was the son of 4. John Brooks and 5. Elizabeth “Betty” Hill. He married 3. Mary Polly Sutherland.

3. Mary Polly Sutherland, born May 8, 1858; died October 26, 1891. She was the daughter of 6. Jessee Sutherland and 7. Mahala Kiser.

DANIEL SUTHERLAND CEMETERY
CARBO, VIRGINIA
LOCATION
This cemetery is located about six miles West-northwest of Lebanon, about two miles West of Cleveland and three quarters of a mile East of Carbo. It is on the South side of the Clinch River on a slight rise near the mouth of Mill Creek stream, and on the South side of the NS Railroad.
ACCESS
Access is by four-wheel drive vehicle or by foot. By vehicle, follow US Rt 82 from Lebanon toward Cleveland; turn left onto State Rt 645 just before the entrance to Cleveland Elementary School and go to the intersection with State Rt 640 at Jessee’s Mill. Just prior to the intersection, a poorly identified dirt road turns back to the right (North) amd follows Mill Creek to the Clinch River. This road is very rough and rutted, and it is necessary to ford the creek at two locations. At the bottom of the descent, where the road forks, bear right and look for an old chimney on the left near the road. The cemetery is across the large flood plain on the rise to the right By foot, follow the Norfolk Southern tracks from Carbo eastward along the Clinch River for about one and one-quarter mile to the Mill Creek flood plain, which is easily identifiable as the only large flat area on the right (South) side of the tracks. The cemetery gate can be seen clearly from the tracks at a point where a gravel railroad crossing has been provided.

This file submitted by Jim Sutherland
APPEARANCE AND CARE
This cemetery does not appear to be routinely maintained, but there was little evidence of undergrowth or weeds. Our first visit was on April 7, 1997, and there was no difficulty moving about anywhere in the cemetery or on the nearby homeplace of Daniel Sutherland. Descendants of Daniel Sutherland had erected a very large and impressive granite slab engraved as follows:

IN MEMORY OF
DANIEL SUTHERLAND B CA 1792 — 2-5-1875
PHOEBE F. SUTHERLAND CA 1792 — 1-16-1868
JESSE SUTHERLAND 4-15-1830 — 10-10-1913
MAHALA K. SUTHERLAND 10-18-1832 — 4-20-1926
MARY S. BROOKS 5-8-1858 — 10-26-1891
THOMAS SUTHERLAND 10-27-1865 — 1-19-1956
TABITHA F SUTHERLAND D 1950
JOSEPH SUTHERLAND 9-16-1868 — 2-28-1907
ROSA C SUTHERLAND 1875 — 1939
NANCY SUTHERLAND B CA 1836
LEMAN SUTHERLAND 10-5-1894
DALLAS SUTHERLAND 7-27-1915 — FEB 1924
NINA SUTHERLAND
WM. BERNARD COOK B D 10-22-1914
JOSEPH HUBBARD B CA 1871
AND MANY UNKNOWN
ERECTED 1987 BY DESCENDANTS OF DANIEL & PHOEBE
With the exception of those named on the Memorial Marker, only four graves could be definitely identified by markers with inscriptions:
LEMAN SUTHERLAND Born: October 5, 1894 Died: July 25, 1900
I believe this information is correct according to: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/cemeteries/danielsutherlandcem.html

(This grave is located about ten feet to the northeast of the Memorial Marker and slightly to the right (south) of the pathway leading from the cemetery gate to Daniel’s homeplace)
JOSEPH SUTHERLAND Born: September 16, 1868 Died: February 28, 1907
ROSA C. SUTHERLAND Born: 1875 Died: 1939
(She was the wife of Joseph Sutherland. They share a single headstone)
DALLAS R. SUTHERLAND Born: July 27, 1918 Died: February 9, 1920
(The date of death is as it appears on the head stone, and is in conflict with the date shown on the Memorial Marker.

NOTES:
Daniel Sutherland was the son of James and Sarah Buchanan Sutherland. His wife, Phoebe Fuller, was the daughter of Jesse and Betsy Lee Fuller.
Jesse Sutherland was Daniel’s son, and Mahala Kiser was Jesse’s wife.
Nancy Sutherland (“Big Nance”) was Daniel’s daughter, and was married to John Smith. She is reported to be buried; “. . . just across the haul road next to the garden fence.”
Exact relationships of the others named on this Memorial Marker are not known.
An undetermined number of linear sunken depressions, most likely graves, were found to the south and to the east of the Marker. There also was an area of disturbed ground just southwest of the markers of Joseph, Rosa and Dallas that looked as if someone had very recently dug up an area about 30 feet by 20 feet and replaced the earth. We could not determine the cause of this large disturbed area.

Children of William Brooks and Mary Sutherland are:
i. Armalda Vernon “Malvie” Brooks born October 10, 1880; died May 25, 1973 in Buried at Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon VA; married Dock Emmett Cook.

ii. Emory Luther Brooks, born May 10, 1883; died October 29, 1959 in Buried at Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon VA; married Sarah Margaret “Mag” Jessee.

iii. Altha Rudolph Brooks, born October 15, 1884 in Cleveland, Russell County, Va.; died December 2, 1980 in Tazewell County. Va. Maplewood Cemetary; married Asa C. Davis August 20, 1902 in Bristol, Tennessee.

iv. Emily V. (Aunt Em) Brooks, born August 4, 1886; died April 11, 1971 in Buried at Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon VA; married Sutherland.

v. Rose Belle Brooks, born February 14, 1888; died April 5, 1980 in Buried at Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon VA; married William Ellis Jessee.

vi. Deward Brooks, born Bef. October 1891; died 1966.

Children of William Brooks and Orpha Jessee are:
i. Lula Brooks, married Roy.
ii. Maude Brooks, married Scott Fergison.
iii. Hobert Ezekiel Brooks, born January 1, 1900; died March 31, 1971 in Buried at Russell Memorial Cemetery, Lebanon VA; married Hattie Russell Bausell.
iv. Effie Brooks, married Gene Owens.
v. Audra Brooks, married (1) Dishman; married (2) Pennington.
vi. Clayton Brooks, married never married.
vii. William Vaughn Brooks, born April 15, 1909; died July 27, 1975; married Virginia Elizabeth Cook.
viii. Lora Kathleen Brooks, born Abt. 1918; married Bailey Dye.

Kathy haynes visited with Kathleen in August 2008.

Second Wife of William Brooks: Orpha Narcissus “Orphie” JESSEE
Birth: 7 NOV 1876 in , Russell Co., VA
Note: Source: Vernon Cecil Jessee writes, “Aunt Orpha Jessee Brooks lived on a farm near Spring City, between Cleveland and Lebanon, VA. Her husband was William Brooks. I remember going there when I was a small boy, but I don’t remember any of their children.”

Father: John Counts “Bull” JESSEE b: 28 DEC 1842 in , Russell Co., VA
Mother: Margaret “Peggie” CROSS b: APR 1843 in , Russell Co., VA
Generation No. 3

4. John Brooks, born Abt. 1815; died Abt. 1910 in Copper Ridge. He was the son of 8. Constantine (Constantnople) Brooks and 9. Rutha Daly. He married 5. Elizabeth “Betty” Hill.
5. Elizabeth “Betty” Hill, born Abt. 1820; died Abt. 1914.

Children of John Brooks and Elizabeth Hill are:
i. Alfred Brooks, died in lived on Little Fox Creek in Buchanan County, VA; married (1) Becca Barnett; married (2) ? Booth.
ii. Martin Brooks, died in died in the Confederate Army at Jacksboro KY iii. Judy Brooks, died in d. of typhoid fever Knoxville, TN. iv. Sarah Brooks, died in d. of typhoid fever Knoxville, TN.
v. James Brooks, died in lived in Rutherford County, NC; married Elizabeth Brooks in married cousin.
vi. John Brooks, died in lived in Russell Fork; married Martha Boyd.
vii. Charles Brooks, died in lived near Carrie, VA; married Nancy Boyd.
viii. William Brooks, born Abt. 1852; died Abt. 1939 in lived on Copper Ridge Russell County, VA; married (1) Mary Polly Sutherland; married (2) Orpha Narcissus Jessee.
ix. Solomon Lemuel “Sol” Brooks, born January 17, 1856 in Big Rock Creek under Roan Mt, Mitchell Co, NC; died in Trammel, VA; married (1) Elizabeth Williams; married (2) Rosanna Amburgey.
x. Joseph Brooks, died in St. Paul, VA Whetstone Mountain, VA; married Alverda “Verta” Kiser.
xi. Mary “Polly” Elizabeth Brooks, born in lived near the head of Frying Pan Creek, Russell County; died November 1906; married Ezekiel Sutherland.
xii. Caroline Brooks.
xiii. Benjamin Brooks, died in Wilder, VA.

6. Jessee Sutherland, born April 15, 1830; died October 10, 1913 in Russell County VA. He was the son of 12. Daniel Sutherland and 13. Phoebe Fuller. He married 7. Mahala Kiser September 18, 1851.
7. Mahala Kiser, born October 18, 1833 in Russell County VA; died January 20, 1926 in Russell County VA. She was the daughter of 14. Joseph Kiser Jr and 15. Mary “Polly” Childress.

Keyser from Germany

Descendants of
1 Charles Keyser 1702 – 1778
…. +Elizabeth Grossgloss …
2 Charles Keyser 1752 -…
2 Kate Keyser 1753 -…
2 John Keyser 1754 -…
2 Anna Keyser 1756 -…
2 Joseph Keyser 1756 – 1816
… +Sukie 1754 -…

3 Joseph Kiser Jr 1782 – 1869
… +Mary “Polly” Childers 1787 – 1891…

4 Warren Kiser 1808 – 1848
… +Betsy 1819 -…

5 Joseph Kiser 1835 – …
5 Samuel Kiser 1837 -…
5 Phoebe Kiser 1839 -…
5 Pop 1841 -…
5 Patsy Kiser 1843 -…
5 Margaret Kiser 1845 -…

4 Margaret Elizabeth Kiser 1810 -…
4 Bell Clapper Jim 1812 – 1903
… +Susie 1819 – 1899…

5 Dicy Kiser 1839 -…
5 Andrew Jackson Kiser 1841 -…
5 Frankie 1843 -…
5 Elizabeth Kiser 1845 -…
5 Cerelda (Sirilda?) Kiser 1847 -…
5 Margaret Kiser 1849 – 1875…
5 Mary Kiser 1851 – 1853…
5 Fullen Kiser 1853 -…
5 Jessee Sutherland Kiser 1856 -…
5 Phoebe Kiser 1858 -…
5 Allen Kiser 1861 -…
5 Winnie Kiser 1864 -…

4 Dicie Kiser 1814 – 1862
… +James LaForce, Sr. 1812 – 1891…

5 Elijah LaForce 1833 -…
5 Lucinda LaForce 1835 -…
5 Bethany LaForce 1837 -…
5 Joseph LaForce 1839 -…
5 Mary P LaForce 1840 -…
5 Margaret LaForce 1842 -…
5 Monsuer LaForce 1843 – 1861…
5 [2] James Laforce, Jr. 1845 – 1927
…+[1] Catherine Kiser 1841 – 1925…
5 William Warren LaForce 1847 -…
5 John LaForce 1849 -…
5 Rachel Matilda LaForce 1851 – 1923…
5 Mahalia LaForce 1854 -…
5 Aaron LaForce 1859 – 1914…

4 Ephriam Mayfield Kiser 1818 -…
4 Polly 1819 -…
4 Simeon Kiser 1820 -…
4 Joseph Kiser 1822 -…
4 Noah S. Kiser 1828 -…
4 Abraham Kiser 1830 -…
4 Mahala Kiser 1833 – 1926
…+Jessee Sutherland 1830 – 1913…

5 Matilda Sutherland 1854 -…
5 Phoebe Sutherland 1856 – 1860…
5 Mary Sutherland 1858 – 1891
… +William Brooks …
6 Malvie Brooks
… +Doc Cook …
7 Ruth Cook …

6 Emery Brooks …
6 Emily (Aunt Em) Brooks
…+Johnson …
6 Rose Brooks 1880 –
… +Ellis Jessee …
6 Deward Brooks…
6 Altha Rudolph Brooks 1884 – 1980
… +Asa C. Davis 1884 – 1962…

7 Grace Erie Davis 1903 – 1974
… +W. G. Carbaugh …

8 Infant …
8 Lucille Carbaugh …
8 Harold Carbaugh …
8 Carol Carbaugh …
8 Dale Carbaugh …

7 Lacy Clarence Davis, Sr. 1905 – 1994
…+Okie Grubb …
8 Claude Davis …
8 Lacy Clarence Davis, Jr. …
8 Hobart Davis …
7 Ila Lillian Davis 1907 – 2001
… +Vince Jordan …
8 Infant …
8 Gilmer Jordan …
8 Altha Ann Jordan …
8 Lacy Lee Jordan …
*2nd Husband of Ila Lillian Davis:
… +Al Berman …
7 Hollie Edward Davis 1909 – 2000
… +Martha Campbell …

8Jo Ann Davis …
9 Unknown …
9 Unknown …

8 Freddie Davis …

7 Joella Davis 1911 – 1996
… +Noah Forrest Mace …
7 Lettie Russell Davis 1913 -…
…+Charlie Foster Mundy …
8 Billy Foster Mundy 1934 – 1994
…+Marilyn …

9 Mark Mundy …
9 Brian Mundy …

7 Ellis Vaden Davis, Sr. 1915 – 1992
… +Maxine Perry – 1995…

8 Ellis Vaden “June” Davis, Jr.
… +Mildred …

9 Jeff Davis …

8 Rita Mae Davis …
9 Shane …

7 Leman Clifton “Sleepy” Davis 1919 -…

7 Nannie Lucille Davis 1921 –
…+Larkin Watson Buckland, Jr. 1915 – 1993…

8 Ellis Haynes “Buck” Buckland 1939 –
… +Susan Floyd “Susie” Perdue 1943 -…

8 Lera Gail Buckland 1940 -…
… +Marvin Ray Pruett 1939 –
… … +Raymond Milton Evans 1940 -…

8 Larry Charles Buckland 1944 –
… +Sharon Thompson
… +Sparkle …

7Evelyn Elizabeth Davis 1925 –
… +Bill Tinsley
8 Norma Sandy Tinsley 1942 –
… +McCallister 1942 – 1990
9 Keith McCallister …
9 Charmianne McCallister 1969 – 1974…

8 Carolyn Elizabeth Tinsley 1945
…+Page …
9 Bradley Glenn Page …
9 Mark Page …
*2nd Husband of Carolyn Elizabeth Tinsley:
… +Carlson …

*2nd Husband of Evelyn Elizabeth Davis:
… +Bernard Maurice Hall 1925 –
8 Susan Maureen Hall 1954 – 2008
…+Laws …

*3rd Husband of Evelyn Elizabeth Davis:
…+Ralph Clery 1921 – 1984…

5 Emily Jane Sutherland 1859 –
…+Johnston Baxter Kiser 1849 -…
5 Sallie 1861 -…
5 Alabama Sutherland 1863 -…
…+Thomas Davis …
5 Thomas A. Sutherland 1865 – 1956…
+Tabitha Fields – 1950…
5 Margaret P. Sutherland 1867 -…
5 Joseph Sutherland 1868 – 1907…
+Rose Combs …
5 Samuel Perry Sutherland 1870 –
5Daniel Sutherland 1872 -…

4 Matilda Kiser 1834 -…

3 Abednego Kiser 1784 -…
3 John Kiser 1786 -…
3 Nimrod Kiser 1788 -…
3 Ephriam Kiser 1790 – 1885…
… +Mary Polly Sutherland 1801 – 1859…

4 Abednego Kiser 1817 -…
4 John Kiser 1820 -…
4 Henry Kiser 1822 -…
4 Nimrod Kiser 1824 -…
4 James Marshall “Buck Jim” Kiser 1826 -…
4 Ephriam Kiser 1828 -…
4 Elijah Kiser 1830 -…
4 Joseph Augustus Kiser 1832 -…
4 Rachel Kiser 1834 -…
4 Elihu L. Kiser 1836 -…
4 Jeptha Kiser 1838 -…
4 Daniel Sutherland Kiser 1840 -…
4 Noah Kiser 1842 -…

3 Susanna Kiser 1792 -…
3 Polly 1794 -…
3 Charles Kiser 1796 – 1880…
… +Nancy LaForce 1803 -…

4 Susanna Kiser 1819 -…
4 Sarah Kiser 1821 -…
4 Poka Joe 1823 -…
4 Martin Kiser 1825 -…
4 Chaney Kiser 1827 -…
4 Charles Kiser 1829 -…
4 Poka Jim 1831 – 1904…
4 Mary Polly Kiser 1835 -…
4 Sindesta (Lindesta) Kiser 1836 -…
…+Charles Wyatt …
4 Warren Kiser 1838 – 1844…
4 [1] Catherine Kiser 1841 – 1925…
… +[2] James Laforce, Jr. 1845 – 1927…
4 Elizabeth Kiser 1845 – 1859…
4 Elyah (Elijah) Kiser 1848 -…

3 Elizabeth Kiser 1798 -…

2 Andrew Keyser 1758 -…
2 Mary Keyser 1760 -…
2 Elizabeth Keyser 1762 -…
2 Esther Keyser 1764 -…
2 David Keyser 1764 -…

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  4. my g.grandma was armalda vernon malvie brooks, did know her first name was armalda, she went by malvie,my dad middle name was duard vernon cook,his grandapa was name dock emmitt cook ,and my name is michael cook

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