Anthony Cornelius Kesler

Brief Life History of Anthony Cornelius

When Anthony Cornelius Kesler was born on 3 June 1855, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, Stephan Kesler Jr, was 24 and his mother, Sophia Sink, was 24. He married Virginia Adalene Young on 25 December 1884, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Endicott, Franklin, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Brown Hill District, Franklin, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 June 1926, in Ferrum, Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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Anthony Cornelius Kesler
Virginia Adalene Young
Marriage: 25 December 1884
Mary Catherine Kesler
John Robert Kesler
Stephen Henry Lewis Kesler
George Benjamin Kesler
Sally Pearlie Kesler
Bessie V Kesler
James Samuel Kesler
Pirl Kesler
Sam Kesler

Sources (54)

  • Anthony Kesler in household of Stephen Kesler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • A C Kesler, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Anthony C. Kesler, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kessler .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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