Elijah Shelby Counts
and Catherine Katy Rasnake

Elijah Shelby Counts b 10 Feb 1828 Russell Co VA d 18 Oct 1907 Russell Co VA; s/o Joshua Counts and Martha Kiser. Elijah Shelby Counts m. 23 Nov 1848 to Catherine Katy Rasnake b 24 Apr 1832 Russell Co VA d 24 Dec 1910; d/o Jonas Rasnake and Rachel Laforce. Children of Elijah Shelby Counts and Catherine Katy Rasnake;

1. Martha Counts b 1 Sept 1849 Russell Co VA

2. Jonas Walker Counts b 23 Mar 1851 Clinchfield, Russell Co VA d 2 Dec 1922; m. 12 Sept 1872 Buchanan Co VA to Pricy Jane Edwards b 2 Feb 1856 VA d 21 Feb 1897; d/o Andrew Jackson Edwards and Christina Lucretia Deel. Children of Jonas Walker Counts and Pricy Jane Edwards;

i. Elijah LaForce Counts b 11 Jun 1873 VA

ii. Samuel Graham Counts b abt 1875 VA

iii. David D Counts b abt 1878 VA

iv. Mary Anne Polly Counts b 27 Dec 1880 VA d 25 Mar 1973; m. 24 Mar 1897 to Noah Dixie Cougar Sutherland b 4 Apr 1876 d Jan 1954. Child of Noah Cougar Sutherland and Mary Anne Polly Counts; I. Maxine Elizabeth Sutherland b 10 Feb 1904 d 26 May 1987.

v. William H Counts b 1885 VA

vi. Nannie Ethel Counts b 1887 VA

vii. Rosa E Counts b 1892 VA

viii. Noah Walker Counts b 1895 VA

ix. Lillie Alafair Counts b 12 Dec 1895 Russell Co VA

3. Joshua Clarence Counts b 13 Apr 1853

4. Stephen Douglas Counts b 26 Nov 1855 in Russell Co, VA

5. Noah Kernan Counts b 15 Feb 1858

6. Richard Lynch Counts b 18 May 1860

7. Rachel Counts b 19 May 1862

8. Margaret Counts b 30 Mar 1864

9. Mary Ama Counts b 26 Jul 1866

10. Sylvia Sutherland Counts b 14 Oct 1868

11. Garland Bruce Counts b 24 Jul 1870

12. Phoebe Catherine Counts b 21 Sept 1877


1850 Russell Co VA Census
19 446 446 Counts Elijah 22 M Laborer Russell Co. VA
20 446 446 Counts Catharine 19 F Russell Co. VA
21 446 446 Counts Martha 10/12 F Russell Co. VA

30 448 448 Counts Joshua 45 M Farmer 1,500 Russell Co. VA
31 448 448 Counts Margaret 30 F Russell Co. VA
32 448 448 Counts Polly 20 F Russell Co. VA
33 448 448 Counts Noah 19 M Laborer Russell Co. VA
34 448 448 Counts Margaret 17 F Russell Co. VA
35 448 448 Counts Joshua 14 M Russell Co. VA
36 448 448 Counts Phoebe 8 F Russell Co. VA
37 448 448 Counts Ezekiel 7 M Russell Co. VA
38 448 448 Counts Susan 5 F Russell Co. VA


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