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Abednigo Kiser
and Rebecca Counts

Abednego Kiser b 1818 Russell Co VA d 1889 Jackson Co WV; buried A B Kiser Cem., Kentuck, Jackson Co WV; s/o Ephriam Noah Kiser and Mary Polly Sutherland. Abednego Kiser m. abt 1833 To Rebecca Counts b 1818 Russell Co VA d 1 May 1892 Jackson Co WV; buried A B Kiser Cem., Kentucky, Jackson Co WV. Children of Abednego Kiser and Rebecca Counts;

1. Bethany Kiser b 12 Jun 1837

2. Elijah Kiser b 10 May 1839

3. Rachel Kiser b 25 Jan 1841

4. Henry Kiser b 17 Jan 1845

5. Elihu Kiser b 1850

6. Phoebe Kiser b abt 1851

7. Mary Kiser b 4 Feb 1856

8. Nancy Ann Kiser b 14 Nov 1858 VA

9. Rebecca Virginia Kiser.

Notes on Abednego Kiser

Abednego was a Baptist Minister. In 1840, they moved to the mouth of Priest Fork of Frying Pan Creek, where her father had given her a tract of virgin mountain land, and built a two story log cabin. A few years later, they moved to Toms Hill, near Sandlick. In the 1850s they moved to "New Kentuck," near the head of Middle Fork of the Pocatalico River in Jackson County, West Virginia. Although most of his neighbors were Union adherents during the Civil War, Abednego was a Confederate sympathizer. He was seriously wounded by a shot from ambush during that period of strife. In 1866, they moved to Lower Flat Fork in Roane County, West Virginia. Both were members of the Baptist Church. On 9-9-1856, he conveyed to his wife's sisters, Phoebe Hay and Rachel Hay, a large boundary of land on Lazarus Branch and Backbone Ridge. About that date each family established a farm home on separate portions of this land.

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