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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Surname Saturday~Massey


Rosa Caroline Massey, daughter of William Lawrence Massey and Huldah Meadows married my 2nd great Grand Uncle Thomas Franklin Davis.

Rosa Caroline was born 24 March 1845. She came from a large family of 14 siblings and was one of the younger children. She and Thomas were married about 1865, most likely just after Thomas Franklin returned from the Civil War and they would also raise a large family. 

Between 1865 and 1890 Rosa and Thomas would have 14 children; 11 of which would live to be adults. Three of their children, a daughter and a son passed away just after childbirth and one daughter lived to age 3.

The following are children of Rosa Caroline Massey and Thomas Franklin Davis:
    i. Mary Huldah Davis, born 16 Sep 1866; married James Thomas Previtte, 25 Dec 1890; died 3 Oct 1928. 
    ii. Amanda J. "Mandie" Davis, born 1867; married Joseph Thruman Hurst, abt 1885, died Bwn 1890-1900.
    iii. William Michael Davis, born 11 Apr 1867; married Martha Missouri Hammond, abt 1889; died 16 Dec 1933.
    iv. Emma Susanna Davis was born on 24 Mar 1871. She died on 13 Apr 1871.
    v. James Thomas Davis, born 1 Sep 1872; married Ida Jane Teal, 1894; died 18 Mar 1919.
    vi. John Robert Davis Sr., born 14 Aug 1874; married Mary Jane Hunt, 1901; died 2 Feb 1936.
    vii. Rebecca Frances "Fanny" Davis, born 13 Apr 1874; married Atlas Free Beacham, Dec 1894; died 29 Dec 1943.
    viii. Samuel Thomas Davis, born Feb 1878; married Bessie Mcalister; died 29 Jul 1937. 
    ix. Rose Ella Davis was born on 25 Nov 1880. She died on 25 Mar 1884 at the age of 3.
    x. Infant Davis was born about 1881. He died on 1 Mar 1882 at the age of 1.
    xi. Charlie Lester Davis, born 12 Dec 1882; married Fannie Mae Boatwright, 27 Jul 1902; died 28 Feb 1953. 
    xii. Dora A. Davis, born 20 Jun 1884; married Gilbert Randolph Vaughn, 1906; died 17 Oct 1971. 
    xiii. Nancy Elizabeth Davis, born 10 Oct 1886; married Frank Hunley Boatwright, 22 Oct 1905, died 29 Aug 1953.
    xiv. Reuben Nathan Davis, born 21 May 1890; married Effie Jane White, 1909; died 30 Mar 1948.


    Rosa Caroline Massey Davis died 27 July 1911. Three and one half years later her Husband Thomas Franklin Davis died on 14 February 1915. They are buried at Zoar Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    SOURCES___________________________________
    1. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page 108A, Line 35, Dwelling 445, Family 453, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
    2. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page 179B, Line 3, Dwelling/Family 1240/1240, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
    3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
    4. Johnson Hagood, Memoirs of the War of Succession (Camden, SC 29020: Jim Fox Books, 1997 (Reprint)), page 408.
    5. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 30 May 2012), entry for Thomas F. Davis, Private; Co. E, 21st SC Infantry; Confederate.
    6. James C. Pigg, Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865: Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869 (Tega Cay, South Carolina: Self-published, 1995), page 133.
    7. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 288B, Line 15, Dwelling 16, Family 16, Household of T. F. Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
    8. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page: 328A; Line 5, Dwelling 312, Family 312, Household of Thos. F. DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
    9. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 108A, Line 35, Dwelling 445, Family 453, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS.
    10. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, Page: 140A; Line 37, Dwelling 241, Family 241, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
    11. Thomas F. Davis, death certificate (long) 002429 (14 February 1915), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
    12. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 833. Tombstone of Thomas F. Davis; 16 February 1841–14 February 1915, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
    13. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com : Accessed on 29 August 2011); Headstone for Pvt Thomas Franklin Davis; (16 February 1841–14 February 1915); Records of the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
    14. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 108A, Line 35, Dwelling 445, Family 453, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS.
    15. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Rosa Caroline Davis (24 March 1842–27 July 1911), Memorial # 48051069.
    16. Pigg, Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865, page 133.
    17. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 288B, Line 15, Dwelling 16, Family 16, Household of T. F. Davis.
    18. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #5, Page: 328A; Line 5, Dwelling 312, Family 312, Household of Thos. F. DAVIS.
    19. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 108A, Line 35, Dwelling 445, Family 453, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS.
    20. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0037, Page: 140A; Line 37, Dwelling 241, Family 241, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS.
    21. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Rosa Caroline Davis (24 March 1842–27 July 1911), Memorial # 48051069.
    22. Ibid.
    23. Ibid.
     
     
















































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