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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Surname Saturday~Davis-Rivers

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Mary Eliza Davis was born on 23 Nov 1853 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina12 3 4 5 6 7 She was the daughter of Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers. 
 
Mary Eliza Davis married Doctor Wesley "Doctor W" Rivers about 1870 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina
 
Doctor Wesley "Doctor W" Rivers, son of John B. Rivers and Eliza Rivers, was born on 15 Jun 1847 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
 
Doctor Wesley Rivers and Mary Eliza Davis had the following children:
i. Lugenia Rivers, born 3 Jun 1871, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; married John William Sweat, 26 Dec 1891, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; died 30 Jun 1955, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
ii. George Washington Rivers, born 24 Sep 1873, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Julia Elizabeth Perkins, abt 1912, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; died 3 Feb 1951, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
iii. James B. "Jim" Rivers, born 29 Nov 1875, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Minnie B. White, 1904; died 1 Nov 1918, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
iv. Nancy Jane Rivers, born 9 May 1877, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Elisha Theodore Davis, 1900, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; died 26 Mar 1947, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
v. Lillie A. Rivers was born in Jun 1880 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 15 Aug 1935 at the age of 55 in Florence, Florence, South Carolina. She was buried on 16 Aug 1935 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Albert Rivers was born in Jan 1883 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1930 in Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 26 Jan 1953 at the age of 70 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina Albert was buried on 28 Jan 1953 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 
vii. William Alfred Rivers, born 25 Jan 1885, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Nellie Olivia Campbell, 5 Oct 1904, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; died 1 Apr 1951, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
viii. Charlie D. Rivers, born 23 Apr 1887, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Laura Florence Teal, 26 Aug 1906, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; died 17 Aug 1938, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
ix. Thomas L. Rivers was born on 11 Dec 1889 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He served in the military World War I Draft Registration Cards in 1917–1918. Thomas died on 23 Sep 1948 at the age of 58 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was buried on 24 Sep 1948 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
x. Mary E. Rivers was born on 3 Apr 1892 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
xi. Frederick "Bud" Rivers, born 23 Sep 1894, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States; married Mary Della Liles, abt 1914; died 14 May 1957, Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States.
xii. John Calvin Rivers, born 8 Mar 1897, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; married Lera Hammond, 27 Dec 1922, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States; died 13 Mar 1971, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.
 
Mary Eliza Davis Rivers died on 15 Apr 1917 at the age of 63 and was buried on 16 Apr 1917 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina15 16 17 18 19 20
 
Doctor W. Rivers died on 2 Apr 1926 at the age of 78 and was buried on 3 Apr 1926 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina21 22 23
 
Mary Eliza and Doctor W. are buried at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 
 
Mary Eliza Davis Rivers is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt.



 
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1. Mauliza [Mary Eliza] Rivers, death certificate #6154 (15 April 1917), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
2. , Death certificate , Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
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. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 306B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family #371/371, Household of M[ichael] DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page: 326B, Line 22, dwelling 287, family 287, Household of Doctor W. Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
6. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page 104A, Line 30, Dwelling/Family 366/373, Household of Dock W. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
7. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, Page: 135B; Line 53, dwelling 153, family 153, Household of Dock Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
8. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 831. Tombstone of D. W. RIVERS; 15 June 1847–2 April 1926, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
9. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, page 128A; Line 33, dwelling 462; family 462, Household of John B. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
10. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED No Ed, Page: 116; Line 15, dwelling 314, family 313, Household of Eliza RIVERS.
11. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED #5, Page: 326B, Line 22, dwelling 287, family 287, Household of Doctor W. Rivers.
12. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 104A, Line 30, Dwelling/Family 366/373, Household of Dock W. RIVERS.
13. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0037, Page: 135B; Line 53, dwelling 153, family 153, Household of Dock Rivers.
14. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #40, Page: 166A & 166B, Line 49,, dwelling 171, family 179, Household of D. W. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
15. M. [Mary Eliza] RIVERS, Chesterfield, South Carolina death certificate 006154 (15 April 1917).
16. Mauliza [Mary Eliza] Rivers, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate #6154 (15 April 1917).
17. James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001, page. Tombstone of Mrs. D. W. Rivers; 23 November 1853–15 April 1917, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
18. Mrs. D. W. RIVERS obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 21 April 1917, Page 3, col. 3.
19. Harry Alexander Davis, The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America: genealogy of Morgan David of Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1927).
20. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 June 2013); Memorial page for Mary Eliza Davis Rivers; (23 November 1853–16 April 1917); Find a Grave memorial # 83051432, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
21. Dock Wesley Rivers, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate #6311 (2 April 1926).
22. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of D. W. RIVERS.
23. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Doctor Wesley "Dock" Rivers (15 June 1847–2 April 1926),








































3 comments:

  1. Charlie, I wonder how many children were named after George Washington? I have seen other presidents as well but George seems to win, in my family at least.

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  2. It's a huge number, almost every family I have researched has a George Washington member.

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  3. It's a large number, Almost every family I have researched has a George Washington in their family.

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