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Joshua Counts
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1801
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1883
Russell County
Virginia, USA

He had three wives. His first wife was Martha Kiser. She was born in Feb. of 1807, the daughter of Abednego Kiser and Mary Jessee. Joshua married her around 1825 and they had seven children: Sylvia, Elijah Shelby, Mary, Noah, Margaret, Joshua, and Martha. Martha died on Oct. 18, 1839 and she was buried in the Ezekiel Counts Cemetery (named after her husband Joshua's brother). Joshua got remarried about a year later to Rebecca Kelly. She was born around 1816, the daughter of Peter Kelly and Susannah Banner. Rebecca was Joshua's first cousin, once removed. Joshua and Rebecca had three children: Phoebe, Ezekiel, and Susannah. Rebecca died in 1847 and she was buried in the Ezekiel Conuts Cemetery, next to Joshua's first wife. Joshua Counts got married a third time to Margaret Fannin. She was born on Jan. 20, 1820, the daughter of Frank Fannin and Matilda Fugate. Joshua and Margaret had seven children: Sarah, John Baptist Riley, Matilda, Christina, Aily, Nancy, and Louisa Ida. Joshua died on Feb. 15, 1883 and he was buried in the Joshua Counts Cemetery, next to the Cleveland Baptist Church. He had been bedridden the last six years of his life with rheumatism. His third wife Margaret died of pneumonia on Dec. 15, 1889, and she was buried beside him. 
Family links: 
  John (of Cleveland) Counts (1765 - 1843)
  Margaret Kelly Counts (1765 - 1835)
  Rebecca Kelly Counts (1816 - 1847)
  Martha Kiser Counts (1807 - 1839)*
  Margaret Fannin Counts (1820 - 1889)*
  Noah Counts (1831 - 1898)*
  Phoebe Jane Counts Keith (1840 - 1916)*
  John Baptist Riley Counts (1852 - 1932)*
  Elie Counts Smith (1858 - 1906)*
  James Counts (1792 - 1872)**
  Joshua Counts (1801 - 1883)
*Calculated relationship
Joshua Counts Cemetery
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Genealogy Corner
Record added: Mar 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25257724
Joshua Counts
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Joshua Counts
Added by: Denise Leftwich
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- SavingHistory
 Added: Jun. 5, 2016

- DMLeForce
 Added: Aug. 27, 2011
My 3rd Great Grand Uncle .... His 3 wives were MARTHA /KISER/, REBECCA /KELLY/,and Margaret /Fannin/
- Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
 Added: Jul. 29, 2008

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