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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday~Henry Perkins Davis

Pin It Yesterday I was doing some census work on the Henry P. Davis family and decided to feature him on today’s Tombstone Tuesday posting.

Henry Perkins Davis
b. 19 May 1858
d. 26 Sept. 1909  

Henry P. Davis Tombstone
Photo Courtesy - Find A Grave Volunteer

Henry Perkins Davis was the son of John Calvin Davis and Charlotte Hurst. He was the 11th child of 12 born to his parents.[1] [2] [3]

Henry married 1st Eugenia Cordelia Davis, b. Sept. 1862, a daughter of  David Richard Davis and Mary Cornelia McNair. Eugenia died 21 June 1898. Henry was left was a daughter (age 8) and a son (age 6) to care for after the loss of his wife. Henry then married, Martha Ellen Jones on 24 May 1899. [4]

Before his death in Sept. 1909; Henry and Martha had 4 children. She (Martha)  was pregnant at his death and their daughter Helen Vermelle Davis was born on 1 April 1910.

Henry and Eugenia Cornelia are buried at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina. Martha Ellen Jones and Helen Vermellle Davis are buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina.







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[1] Family data, John C. Davis Family Bible Family Bible, Holy Bible, (New York: n.p., 1844); original owned in 2004 by Old Darlington District Genealogy Archives, [address for private use], Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina.
[2] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Henry P. Davis; (19 May 1858–26 September 1909); Memorial # 74813565; Record of the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery; Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 16 August 2012.
[3] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Charlotte [HURST] DAVIS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 20 July 2012); Estate Records #160.
[4] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Eugenia C. Davis; (September 1862–21 June 1898); Memorial # 74813481; Record of the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery; Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 16 August 2012.

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