Saturday, May 21, 2022

It’s Family Time~The Carey Hunley Davis, Sr. Family

Carey Hunley Davis was born 11 Jun 1888, a son of Lewis Boatwright Davis and his wife Barzilla Freeman. He was the 4th of eight sons born to this family. He had no known sisters. He was a farmer.

On 11 November 1915, Carey Hunley Davis married Mary Zulene Ellis. Mary was a daughter of James Thomas Ellis and his wife, Sarah “Sallie” E. Davis. Mary was the youngest of four children, 2 sisters and a brother, and was born 30 July 1894.

Carey Hunley Davis and his wife Mary Zulene Ellis had one child, a son, Carey Hunley Davis, Jr., born 23 January 1917.

Carey Hunley and Mary Zulene  Davis had celebrated 60+ years of marriage when he passed away on 20 April 1976.

CHESTERFIELD — Carey Hunley Davis, Sr., 87, a retired farmer died Tuesday. Funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Zoar United Methodist Church. [Death Notice, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina, 21 April 1976, Page 9-B, column 1].

Mary Zulene (Ellis) Davis lived an additional 8 years passing away on 27 May 1984.

Mrs. Zulene Ellis Davis, 89 of Chesterfield; widow of Carey Davis, died May 27. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late James T. and Sallie Ellis. [Mrs. Zulene Ellis Davis obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 6 June 1984.]

Carey Hunley and Mary Zulene (Ellis) Davis are buried at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Carey Hunley Davis is my 2nd Cousin Twice Removed.

Mary Zulene (Ellis) Davis my 2nd Cousin 3X Removed.







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1. Carey Hunley Davis, birth certificate 10-183 (Birth Date: 11 Jun 1888), South Carolina South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.

2. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page 18A/102A, Line 1, Dwelling 337, Family 333, Household of Louis B. Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 15 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.

3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page 6A/132A; Line 30, Dwelling 101, Family 101, Household of Lewis B. Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 15 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.

4. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 May 2013), Carey H Davis; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, Roll: 1852503; Birth Date: 11 Jun 1888.

5. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 15, Page 8A/19(stamped), Line 27, Dwelling 127, Family 132, Household of Cary H. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 May 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_Roll: 2192.

6. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 850. Tombstone of Carey Hunley Davis; 11 June 1888–20 April 1976, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

7. "Carey Hunley Davis, Sr,"Death Notice, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina, 21 April 1976, Page 9-B, column 1; Digital On-Line Archives, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/ : accessed 15 May 2022); https://www.newspapers.com/.

8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 May 2013); Memorial page for Carey Hunley Davis; (11 June 1888–20 April 1976); Find a Grave memorial # 100555981, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

9. Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index." Database database, Ancestry, (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed|accessed 6 May 2013), Carey Davis, SSN: 250-58-8618, 1954 derived from U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, 24 July 2011).

10. "Social Security Death Index,"Ancestry, entry for Zuline Davis, SSN: xxx-xx-xxx.

11. Mrs. Zulene Ellis Davis obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 6 June 1984.

12. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Zuline Ellis Davis (30 July 1894–27 May 1984), Memorial # 100556068.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Death of Barbara (Lipe) Dry

Barbara Lipe was born 16 November 1795, a daughter of Leonard Lipe and Barbara Wentz of Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Shortly after her marriage to Daniel Dry, the couple migrated to Perry County, Illinois.

There, Daniel and Barbara raised a family of eight children in their twenty-one years of marriage. Her husband, Daniel died on 9 March 1836; but, Barbara lived until the age of 84, passing away in Perry County, Illinois. She was listed as passing away form apoplexy in February 1880 in the 1880 Mortality Schedule shown here:



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Barbara (Lipe) Dry is buried beside her husband in the McElvain Cemetery, Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, Plot: Lot 73.



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[1] 1880 U. S. Census Mortality Schedule, Perry County, Illinois, population schedule, Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois, USA, enumeration district (ED) 73, Page 1, Line 28, Barbara Dry; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 May 2022); citing National Archives Microfilm M1805.