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 Saylor, 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 Byerley.
Geographic Location: Russell County
Physical Description of Location: Virginia 71, about 2 miles north of intersection with Virginia 774, Nickelsville, VA 24271.
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