Joshua Counts
and Martha Kiser

Joshua Counts b 27 Sept 1801 Russell Co VA d 15 Feb 1883 Russell Co VA; buried Cleveland Baptist Cemetery, Russell Co VA; s/o John of Cleveland Counts and Margaret Peggy Kelly. Joseph Counts m. to (1) Martha Kiser b Feb 1807 Reeds Valley, Russell Co VA d 18 Oct 1839 Reeds Valley, Russell Co VA; d/o Abednigo Kiser and Mary Polly Jessee. Children of Joshua Counts and Martha Kiser;

1. Sylvia Sib Counts b 5 Oct 1826 Cleveland, Russell Co VA d 26 Dec 1916 Dickenson Co VA; m. Aug 1843 Russell Co VA to William Billy Sutherland b 25 Mar 1822 Russell Co VA d 3 Jun 1909 Dickenson Co VA; s/o Daniel Sutherland and Phoebe Fuller.

2. Elijah Shelby Counts b 10 Feb 1828 Reeds Valley Russell Co VA d 18 Oct 1907 Lick Creek, Dickenson Co VA; m. 23 Nov 1848 Russell Co VA to Catherine Katy Rasnick b 24 Apr 1832 Russell Co VA d 24 Dec 1910 Lick Creek, Russell Co VA; d/o Jonas Rasnick and Rachel La Force.

3. Mary Pop Counts b 12 Nov 1829 Reeds Valley Russell Co VA d 17 Nov 1900 Dumps Creek, Russell Co VA m. 1851 to Abraham Kiser b 5 Nov 1830 Russell Co VA d 1 Aug 1920 Dumps Creek, Russell Co VA; s/o Joseph Kenton Kiser and Mary Polly Childress.

4. Noah Counts b 26 Apr 1831 Reeds Valley Russell Co VA d 1 Dec 1898 Lick Creek, Russell Co VA m. 10 Mar 1853 Russell Co VA to Aily Amburgey b 12 Feb 1832 d 7 Dec 1918 Lick Creek, Russell Co VA; d/o John Amburgey and Aily Alcy Grizzle.

5. Margaret Counts b 12 Mar 1833 d 27 Aug 1908; m. 1854 to James Harvey Rasnick b 18 Jun 1837 d 19 Feb 1898 Brushy Ridge Dickenson Co VA; s/o Jonas Rasnake and Rachel La Force.

6. Joshua T Counts b 23 Oct 1835 Reeds Valley Russell Co VA d 17 Jan 1859 Reeds Valley Russell Co VA; m. 1 Nov 1854 to Martha M Finney b about 1839 d 30 Apr 1860 Reeds Valley Russell Co VA; buried Joshua Counts Graveyard, Cleveland Russell Co VA; d/o Reuben Finney and Rebecca Johnson.

7. Martha F Counts b 2 Mar 1838 Reeds Valley Russell Co VA d 12 May 1839 Reeds Valley Russell Co VA.


Joshua Counts
and Rebecca Kelly

Joshua Counts b 27 Sept 1801 Russell Co VA d 15 Feb 1883 Russell Co VA; buried Cleveland Baptist Cemetery, Russell Co VA; s/o John of Cleveland Counts and Margaret Peggy Kelly. Joshua Counts m. to (2) Rebecca Kelly b 1816 Russell Co VA; d/o Peter Kelly and Susanna Banner


Joshua Counts and
Margaret Fannin

Joshua Counts b 27 Sept 1801 Russell Co VA d 15 Feb 1883 Russell Co VA; buried Cleveland Baptist Cemetery, Russell Co VA; s/o John of Cleveland Counts and Margaret Peggy Kelly. Joshua Counts m. to (3) Margaret Fannin (aka Fanning) b 20 Jan 1820 Russell Co VA d 15 Dec 1889 Russell Co VA; d/o Francis Fannin and Matilda Browning. Children of Joshua Counts and Margaret Fannin;

1. Sarah Sallie Counts

2. John Baptist R Counts

3. Matilda Counts

4. Christina Counts; m. William Grizzle

5. Aley Aily Counts; m. Charles Smith

6. Nancy J Counts; m. George Lea Stinson b 27 Apr 1849 Russell Co VA d 24 Mar 1915; s/o William Stinson and Nancy B Jessee. Children of George Lea Stinson and Nancy J Counts;

I. Walter Stinson

II. Ada Stinson

III. Margaret Maggie Stinson b 10 Apr 1887 Russell Co VA d 13 May 1957 Beckley WV; m. 6 May 1907 Russell Co VA to George Washington Buckles b 23 Mar 1873 Russell Co VA d 5 Mar 1923 Russell Co VA; s/o Charles W Buckles and Mary Taze Cowan. Children of George Washington Buckles and Margaret Maggie Stinson;

i. Ada Pauline Buckles b 25 JAN 1909 d. Dec 19, 1912 (age 3 yrs, 10 mos, 24 days)

ii. Curtis Campbell Buckles b 29 AUG 1910 d. Dec. 30, 1992; m. March 13, 1942 to Ruth Thompson b. Dec. 28, 1922 d. Apr. 26, 1983 Children: I). Fred Allen Buckles b. Feb.1, 1943 II). Janice Ruth Buckles b. Jan 19, 1945 III). Mary Margaret Buckles b. Mar. 11, 1958 d. Mar. 11, 1958

iii. Claude Leeman Buckles b 17 AUG 1913 d. Nov. 23, 1983; m. March 29, 1942 to Nancy Wohlford d. Jul. 17, 1967. Children: I). Doris Ann Buckles II). Donna Jean Buckles III). Claude Bucky Buckles

iv. Howard Stinson Buckles b. Aug. 11, 1916; m. Cleo Casey

v. Bill Russell Buckles b 29 NOV 1918 d. Feb. 1, 1989; m. to Virginia Moore March 25, 1938. Children: I). Billy Buckles d. Sep. 28, 1984 II). Barbara Buckles III). Betty Lou Buckles

vi. Guy Finney Buckles b 8 APR 1920 d 30 Dec 1992; m. Pearl Unknown.

vii. George Washington Buckles b 30 JUL 1923 d. Dec. 28, 1980; m. to Eloise Riddle December 25, 1944. Children: I). George Dennis Buckles II). Linda Buckles III). Betty Jo Buckles d. March 12, 1946 (age-4 days old)

IV. Lula Stinson

V. John C Stinson

7. Louisa Ida Counts b 18 Nov 1866 Russell Co VA d 1 Feb 1946 Russell Co VA; m. 22 Nov 1884 Russell Co VA to Thomas Dolan Kernan Jessee b 27 Jan 1860 Russell Co VA d 25 Aug 1941 Russell Co VA; s/o Thomas Jefferson Jeff Jessee and Sarah Sally Browning. Children of Thomas Dolan Keman Jessee and Louisa Ida Counts;

I. Grover Roy (Ray) Jessee b 28 APR 1886 Russell VA d 11 Dec 1954

II. Asa Lee Jessee b 16 AUG 1887 Russell VA d 11 Feb 1889 Russell Co VA

III. Joshua Columbus Jessee b 26 JAN 1889 Russell VA d 21 Dec 1897 Russell Co VA

IV. Nannie Myrtle Jessee b 1891 Russell VA; m. Smith King

V. Griffin Carlyle Jessee b 4 FEB 1893; m. Ella Munsey

VI. Ivy Cecile Jessee b 14 NOV 1894; m. Richard M Pierce

VII. Ernest Jennings Jessee b 16 APR 1896; m. Sadie Unknown

VIII. Cora Brooke Jessee b 3 MAR 1899; m. Rodney Brown

IX. Lottie Ruth Jessee b 15 APR 1902; m. 5 Jul 1930 to Joseph Carl Eggelston b 28 Jun 1906 d 25 Oct 1961

X. Lucy Edith Jessee b 11 MAY 1904; m. Louis Jones

XI. Male JESSEE

XII. Gaynelle Jessee b 22 MAY 1909 d 7 Oct 1936; m. Male Eggelston

8. Riley Counts. Source: Vivian Bales, Marion, IN, (27 Dec. 1996). There is a jawbone history that Thomas had a son Riley Jessee who went to Carter Co., KY and became a Pentecostal Preacher. He lived in Olive Hill, and preached at a small church on Henderson Branch, about a mile N. of Olive Hill, preaching there 1920 and after. He was a close friend to my parents.


1850 Russell Co VA census
30 448 448 Counts Joshua 45 M Farmer 1,500 Russell Co. VA X
31 448 448 Counts Margaret 30 F Russell Co. VA X
32 448 448 Counts Polly 20 F Russell Co. VA X
33 448 448 Counts Noah 19 M Laborer Russell Co. VA X
34 448 448 Counts Margaret17 F Russell Co. VA X
35 448 448 Counts Joshua 14 M Russell Co. VA
36 448 448 Counts Phoebe 8 F Russell Co. VA X
37 448 448 Counts Ezekiel 7 M Russell Co. VA
38 448 448 Counts Susan 5 F 1850 census

448 Counts Joshua 45 Russell Co VA s/o John Counts & Margaret Kelly
448 Counts Margaret 30 Russell Co VA d/o Frank Fannin & Matilda Fugate


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