Reed & Stapleton
Welcome To Our Family
By William C. Reed, 1999
The photo above is of the Grassy Creek Church,
on Rt.71 in Russell Co.,VA.
It was built in 1900. The bricks
were made on the property.
(Photo courtesy of: Elisabeth L. W. Salyer)
This photo is of the Virginia State
historical marker "X 5"
EARLY SETTLERS IN RUSSELL COUNTY.
next to the Grassy Creek Church in Russell Co.,VA. The photo
was taken in 1983 at a national reunion of its Salyer descendants
with 500 plus attendants. It reads:
In 1787, Isaiah Salyer (1752-1818), son of Zachariah Salyer
(1730-1789) of North Carolina, settled on Copper Creek, two
miles southeast of here. Isaiah's brothers John, Benjamin, and
Zachariah, and sisters Sarah, wife of Solomon Salyor,and Rebecca,
wife of Stephen Kilgore, settled on nearby land. The Salyer land
was officially surveyed in 1790. The Salyers intermarried with
other Virginia pioneer families-Castle,Isaacs,Nickels,Stapleton,
Vicars, and Byerly.
"The Old Country Church"
Hank Williams Sr. 1956
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