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Rev Abednego Kiser
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Birth: 1784
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1814
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA

Abednego was born in Clinch River, Russell Co, VA. He married Mary Polly Jessee in Russell Co, VA, on September 8, 1803.

Their children were: Frances, Martha, Noah, & Elihu.

He was a Baptist Minister and organized the Washington District Baptist Association in 1811. This district included nearly all of Western Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. He volunteered as a chaplain in the War of 1812.
Source: "Some Sandy Basin Characters" by Judge E. J. Sutherland & other legal documents relative to the War of 1812.

"On August 2, 1814, Abednego Kiser enlisted as a private in Capt. John Hamons company of the 6th regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by Col. Henry E. Coleman. He was sent to Norfolk, Va.

Abednego Kiser died in a military hospital in Norfolk Oct 4, 1814. He was in the War of 1812.
Source: Lois Sutherland Wark, 12/1/1997.

In 1924 his niece, Rachel Kiser, stated that her father had gone to the Norfolk war before he was married; that he had "loaded cannon with log chains, scrap iron and everything. He offered to take the place of his brother, Abednego, who was married and had a family, but Uncle Ab said, 'No, brother, you've served your turn -I'll serve mine.' Uncle Ab went on and died there at Norfolk, I think of fever. He is buried there."

His widow later obtained a pension for his services. The appraisal of his estate was ordered by the Russell Co. Court on 15 Oct. 1814. A neighbor, James Sutherland, was one of the three appraisers. John Jessee, Abednego's father-in-law was appointed administrator.

War of 1812 Pension Application of Polly Kizer, widow of Abednego Kizer-Russell County Law Order Book 5, Page 354, 08 November 1816.
On the application of Polly Kizer widow of Abednego Kizer deceased in order to make the necessary proof to entitle her and the children of the said Abednego to the pension allowed by law: John Hamon this day personally appeared in court and being duly sworn deposeth & saith that he was in the United States service at Norfolk in this state with a detachment of militia from the county of Russell as a Capt.
That the said Abednego Kizer was under his command as a private soldier and served as a private soldier at the time of his death in the 6th Regt. commanded by Lieut Col Henry E. Coleman, that the said Abednego Kizer died of sickness on the 4th of October 1814 and that the said Polly Kizer his widow together with the said children resides in the said county of Russell & is yet unmarried.

The said Polly Kizer being duly sworn deposeth & saith that the following are the names & age of the children of them the said Abednego & Polly: Frances 12 years old next February - Martha 10 years old next Feby, Noah 8 years old next Feby and Elihu six years old next Feby. A register of the marriages kept by the clerk of this court pursuant to law shows that the said Abednego & Polly were lawfully joined in marriage the 8th day of Septr 1803.
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  Martha Kiser Counts (1807 - 1839)*
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Cedar Grove Cemetery
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Aug 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41257156
Rev Abednego Kiser
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 Added: Mar. 22, 2015
Rev. Abednego Kiser is my 8th Grandfather .
- Linda Kiser Huffman
 Added: Nov. 18, 2014

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014
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