On July 10, 1923 Schuyler, Virginia became
the birthplace of the literary genius,
Earl Hamner Jr. He is the son of Doris Marion Giannini-Hamner and Earl Hamner Sr.
He was the oldest of eight children. Earl Jr. had four brothers and three sisters.
His siblings, in descending order by age, were Marion, Cliff, Bill, Paul, Audrey, James, and Nancy.