Along the Wilderness Trail to the new River...through Wood's Gap...onto Goblintown Creek, Huckleberry Creek, Greasy Creek, Burks Fork of Little River, the Black Ridge, Buffalo the tiny communities of Jacksonville, Rush Fork (Santos) and Willis...came an unfolding line of ancestors who emigrated from Europe in the 1600's and 1700's and eventually made their way to southwestern Virginia. Among them was the youngest son of an immigrant and veteran of the Revolution -- Christopher Schlosser. This web site focuses on him, his ancestors, and his successors.  

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July 15th, 2018

Start making your plans now to attend our 25th Reunion of the Slusher Family Organization on Sunday, July 15, 2018. We will meet at the V.F.W. Hall at 186 Epperly Mill Road SW in Floyd, Virginia just off Route 221 West of Town. Signs will be posted to guide you there or click here for a 'google' map link.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. for early arrivers! If convenient, bring food for lunch which will begin at 12:30 p.m. As usual, we anticipate some wonderful door prizes as well!

This year's program will include a presentation by Jeff Slusher on our family history as viewed through our web-based "genealogy of the Slusher Family" and a presentation by Jeff Silverman on Slusher military service over the years.

On Saturday, the day prior to the reunion, Janet Keith is conducting a bus tour of Lauren Branch Road, focusing on farms, homes, and gravesites of Christopher & Eva's family and neighbors. The bus tour accomodates 14 passengers and is scheduled for Saturday, July 14th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you wish to go on the tour, contact Janet at NLT June 2nd to reserve your seat. Janet will confirm your seat sometime after May 19th.


About Us

For those of us with Virginia and Missouri roots, we likely decended from Christopher Schlosser (Slusher), Sr., the settler ancestor of most of the Slushers in Floyd County. He was the youngest son of the German immigrant Peter Schlosser, who came to America through the port of Philadelphia in 1732 on the ship, the Dragon. Although Peter settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he is buried in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

Our organization was founded in 1970 to conduct research, record and pass along the history of our family - primarily since our arrival in America in the early 1700's -- and also seek a greater awareness of our ancestry in Europe. During the first ten years of our organization, a significant focus was made upon gathering historical records -- Wills, deeds, notes from family bibles, etc. and publishing them in the organization's newsletter. Copies of those newsletters are available for download from this web site.

We maintain a web-based genealogical history of our family, focused primarily on Christopher (Schlosser) Slusher and his descendants -- listing nearly 10,000 individuals in this wonderful resource. The database is available to members of the Slusher Family Organization. Anyone desiring to become a member should send biennial dues of only $5.00 per family to Alice H. Hollandsworth, Treasurer, 960 Horse Ridge Road, NW, Willis, VA 24380. Please click here to go directly to the database to request a username and password.

Please consider joining our organization and help us in both preserving and expanding our rich family history!

Officers elected at our July 2016 meeting are:

Tom Schlosser
Recording Secretary Janet Slusher Keith
Treasurer Alice Hollandsworth
Corresponding Sec/Webmaster Jeff Slusher
Genealogist/Historian Al Creasy
Genealogist/Historian Venda Radford Keith
Genealogist/Historian June Capps Norris
Genealogist/Historian Anne Robertson
Genealogist/Historian Jeff Silverman

Mark your calendars now! Our next reunion will be held July 15, 2018 (always the 3rd Sunday of July every even year).


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