ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cox Sowers was born on 05 October 1953 in Pulaski, Virginia to Jimmy Lee Cox and Elsie Irene Davis. She grew up in
her grandfather, Emmett Davis’ homeplace on Little Creek. Becky attended the Spur Branch School during her first two
years of school. In
1963, she was transferred to Pulaski, attending Northwood Elementary. Becky graduated from Pulaski High School in 1972. She
attended New River Community College in Dublin, Virginia from 1993-1996 receiving two associate degrees in Industrial Instrumentation
and Electrical Technology.
Becky’s interest in historical and genealogical research began in 2000 beginning with her research on the Davis and Parsell families. In researching her
families, she realized there was no significant historical information on the community of Little Walkers Creek. Facing many
hours of research, she traced the land records; beginning with the original land grants of that area, visiting the Montgomery,
Wythe, Pulaski, Giles and Bland County courthouses looking for land records, wills, marriages and other pertinent records.
This book is the result of three years of research.
Sowers, 56, of Pulaski, passed away Friday, May 14,
2010, at her home. Born October 5, 1953, in Pulaski,
she was the daughter of Jimmie Cox and the late Elsie
Irene Davis. She was a graduate of the Pulaski High
School and the New River Community College. She is
survived by her children, Catherine Sowers and Derek
Ledbetter, of Pulaski; Eric and Melissa Hagee of
Pulaski; Crystal Isom, of Gailon, Ohio; father,
Jimmie Cox, of N.C.; and seven grandchildren.