John W. Kitchen, of Bolton, was born in Wythe county 81 years ago. He is a tanner by trade and was working at his trade when war was declared. He enlisted in the 45th Virginia Regiment and was a gallant soldier.
In 1879 he moved to Russell county and worked at his trade for several years.
He is an honorable citizen and enjoys the respect of all of his acquaintances. John is able to come to town occasionally and enjoys meeting with old friends.