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  • ID: I101
  • Name: Jacob Franklin STAIR
  • Given Name: Jacob Franklin
  • Surname: Stair
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 Jul 1841 in , Scott, Virginia 1 2
  • Death: 10 Jan 1886 in KY 2
  • Burial: Old Coeburn Cem, Coeburn, Wise, Virginia 3 1 2
  • _UID: DF4E27671711194492502BC9CB73B4D4DC7C
  • Change Date: 14 May 2014 at 15:51
  • Note:
    From Jack MacDonnel's research at>
    Jacob Stair, the son of Simon Stair and Mariah Fleager, was born on 2 July 1841 in Virginia. He was later married on 16 May 1865 in Russell County, Virginia to a woman named Elizabeth Jannette "Eliza" Counts. Eliza, who was born in Russell County, Virginia on 30 April 1849, was the daughter of John Counts and Elizabeth Smyth.
    After their marriage Jacob and Mariah appear to have resided in Scott County, Virginia, where they are found residing on both the 1870 and 1880 censuses. They eventually moved into Wise County, Virginia, however. Jacob died on 10 January 1886 at Coeburn in Wise County, while Eliza died there on 3 December 1893.
    Jacob served in the Confederate Army as a 2nd Sgt, Co C, of the 48th Virginia Infantry. He enlisted May 1861 and was discharged January 1864. See article in the Between Brothers Book by Wise Co Historical Society. His brothers Oscar F, John F, Jeremiah and Albert all served.
    BURIAL: He is not buried by his wife in Coeburn Cem, Wise Co, VA. One note says he froze to death in KY and a family note says he froze to death on a fence place unknown.
  • Note:
    (Research):MILITARY: Civil War, CSA. 2nd Sgt, Co C, 48th Virginia Infantry.
    Enlisted 05/01/1861 at Osborne's Ford, Scott, VA
    Mustered 6/19/1861 (from
    Co B 2/1862
    Co C, 21 Battn VA Inf 4/6/1862 Camp Mossasin
    Sp - Nov 1862 AWOL
    Sgt Co C, 48th VA, 1/1864

    CENSUS: 1850 Simon Stair (his father)
    Scott Co, VA M432-975, page 412
    Jacob 9 M VA ***

    CENSUS: 1860 Simon Stair (his father)
    Scott Co, VA M432-975, page 354, image 128 of 301.
    Name Age Occp Place of birth
    Jacob 17 M VA ***

    Scott Co, Floyd, VA M593_1677, pg 507 Image 2 of 30
    Name Age Occp Place of birth
    Jacob F 28 M Farmer VA ****
    Eliza 22 F VA
    John P 3 M VA
    Mariah E 1 F VA

    CENSUS: 1880 Stair, Jacob (Starr in LDS index)
    Scott Co, Floyd, VA T9_1389, ED 73, Floyd pg 184B, Ln 13 Image 26 of 31
    Name Age Occp Place of birth
    Jacob F W M 37 Farmer VA VA VA Maimed, 3 fingers off?
    Eliz W F 31 Wife House VA VA VA
    Willie W M 10 Son VA VA VA
    Charles W M 8 Son VA VA VA
    Robert Lee W M 5 Son VA VA VA
    Caroline W F 3 Dau VA VA VA
    Starr W M 1 Son VA VA VA
    Note Mariah age 11 and John P age 13 not living with the family, but werein 1870.

    Father: Simon STAIR b: 13 May 1811 in , Botetourt, Virginia
    Mother: Mariah FLEAGER b: 9 Nov 1815 in VA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Jannette COUNTS b: 30 Apr 1849 in , Russell, Virginia
    • Married: 16 May 1865 in Brickey's Mill, Russell, Virginia 4 5
    • Change Date: 17 Jun 2012
    1. Has No Children John Paris STAIR b: 10 Sep 1866 in Scott, VA
    2. Has Children Mariah Elizabeth STAIR b: 24 Sep 1868 in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia
    3. Has No Children Willie Oscar STAIR b: 18 Oct 1871 in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia
    4. Has No Children Charles Elbert STAIR b: 4 Nov 1872 in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia
    5. Has No Children Robert Lee STAIR b: 25 Dec 1874 in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia
    6. Has No Children Callie Virginia STAIR b: 10 Apr 1876 in Dungannon, Scott, Virginia
    7. Has No Children David Franklin STAIR b: 20 Apr 1878 in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia
    8. Has No Children Carey Cleveland STAIR b: 7 Aug 1881 in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia
    9. Has No Children Jacob Logan STAIR b: 5 Jul 1883 in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia
    10. Has No Children Rhoda Ella STAIR b: 10 Jun 1885 in Floyd, Floyd, Virginia

    1. Media: CD-ROM
      Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 4, Tree 3593 - Stair
      Title: World Family Tree Vol. 4, Tree 3593 - Stair
      Author: Stephens, Entrekin, Dillard of SC, TX 1724 - 1996
      Publication: Aug 23, 1996
      Several Thurman, Stair, Counts
      Page: Tree #3583
      Quality: 3
      Text: Date of Import: Aug 7, 1997
    2. Media: Family Group Sheet
      Abbrev: Stair Family Record, c 1940
      Title: Stair Family Record, c 1940
      Author: Lois Thurman
      Publication: Half sheet document written in pencil.
      Lists Jacob Franklin Stair and Eliz Counts, 10 children, 2 grandchildren(Lois and Ray Thurman).
        Name: Jared Jones Personal Library
    3. Media: Cemetery Record
    4. Media: Compiled Genealogy
      Abbrev: Some Descendents of John Counts of Glade Hollow 1722-1977
      Title: Some Descendents of John Counts of Glade Hollow (Southwest VA) 1722-1977
      Author: Elihu and Hetty Sutherland
      Publication: 1953
        Name: Jared Jones Personal Library

      Page: 148 - 154
      Note: Children of James/ Eva Counts
    5. Media: IGI
      Abbrev: Stair, Jacob F marriage
      Title: Stair, Jacob F marriage
      Married: 16 MAY 1865 in Brickley's Mill Township, Russell Co VA
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