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Lott B Counts
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1855
Death: Oct. 16, 1937


Lott was the son of Ezekiel and Abigail (Dyer) Counts. He gave the following account of his family.

May 13, 1934
Cleveland, Virginia

I am a son of Ezekiel and Abigail Dyer Counts, and was born at Cleveland, Virginia, 185--. I am a brother of Joshua J. Counts. My grandfather Counts was named John and his wife was Peggy Kelley. They lived right near where I now live at Cleveland. I don't know the exact spot where they were buried, but it was up in the hollow above my house in the old Counts Graveyard, where my parents are buried. When I was a boy, I remember seeing only three or four graves there. Some were 25 or 30 feet below my parents graves.

I can remember when brother Jack Counts' first wife -Elizabeth- was buried - just a little east of the old graves. There was a little grave about 50 feet above where the old graves are, where I was told that a little darkey child, belonging to Granddaddy Counts, was buried. My father's first wife - Elizabeth Ambugey - was buried there - probably one of the old graves.

I don't remember anything about the old Kelleys. Grandmother Counts was Peggy Kelley. I don't remember hearing Daddy telling anything about the Kelleys, for I was young when he died. He died in 1871.

Source: Pioneer Recollections of Southwest Virginia, Collected, Compiled and Edited by Elihu Jasper Sutherland, Supplemented by Hetty Swindall Sutherland, 2nd Edition, 1984 and 1995, page 91.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rosa Monroe Evans Counts (1866 - 1951)
 
 Children:
  Raleigh J Counts (1886 - 1915)*
  Garland Burch Counts (1899 - 1980)*
  Andrew Montague Counts (1924 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Counts Cemetery
Cleveland
Russell County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Sep 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41918896
 

re: Lott's story.Jack Counts 1825-1874m. Elizabeth Childress in 1844m. Melvina Fleming Keel in 12-18-1870.There is a picture of Andrew Jackson Counts 1872-1951 (in the JC of Glade Hollow book pg.100.) He was a "dark" man. (Was his brother Noah 'dark' too?...(Read more)
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 Added: May. 18, 2012

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Sep. 13, 2009
 
 
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