George Washington Davis

TO WASH DAVIS' PLACE

Burger Branch, McMinn CO, TN;
previously Bell Town, Monroe CO, TN
& before that, Hanging Dog, Cherokee CO, NC

Family Group of

George Washington "Wash" Davis** b ca 1854-55 Cherokee CO, NC d 12 May 1929 Mt Vernon, Monroe CO, TN buried Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe CO, TN
occupation - farmer and Baptist preacher
his Civil War memories
welcome to the Hanging Dog Baptist Church Singing and Decoration, May 21, 1915
son of Reason* & Sevilla Davis* of Haywood CO, NC & later Hanging Dog, Cherokee CO, NC

m 30 May 1872 Cherokee CO, NC by Rev. H. Lovingood TO

Mary Ann McDonald** b 25 Jul 1851 Cherokee CO, NC d 19 May 1933 Mt Vernon, Monroe CO, TN buried Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe CO, TN
dau of James Lewis McDonald* & Jemima "Mina" Lavina Deaton* of Hanging Dog, Cherokee CO, NC
photo of Rev. George Washington & Mary Ann (McDonald) Davis
Cherokee Indian claim application

issue: (9 children; 1 deceased before 1910)
1(F) Artie (Artimicea?) L. Davis b 4 or 9 Nov 1873 Cherokee CO, NC d 11 June 1901
m 3 Apr 1892 Cherokee CO, NC by G. W. C. Lovingood, JP TO
(supposedly 2nd cousin?) John Alvin Nicholson b Apr 1867 NC d before 1900

2(M) Bunyan "Bun" Robert Davis b 30 Oct 1876 Cherokee CO, NC d 9 June 1937 [1936 per dc] buried Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe CO, TN
m 15 Jan 1895 Cherokee CO, NC by G. W. C. Lovingood, J.P. at Doc Allen's home TO
Martha Allen b 18 May 1874 Cherokee CO, NC d 3 Feb 1950 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe CO, TN

3(F) Margaret "Maggie" Davis b 17 Sep 1879 Cherokee CO, NC d 15 Oct 1968 Andrews, Cherokee CO, NC buried Martin's Creek Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
photo of Aunt Maggie & Uncle Joe Ashe
m (1) 20 Oct 1895 Cherokee CO, NC by M. C. Cunningham, JP TO
Joseph M. Ashe b 1875 NC d 1941 buried Martin's Creek Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
m (2) 29 Oct 1949 Cherokee CO, NC TO
Major Franklin Farmer b 22 Feb 1876 d 17 Nov 1958 Andrews, Cherokee CO, NC (son of John Farmer & Margaret Hunt)

4(F) America "Merky" Sevilla / Syvilla Davis*** b 14 Oct 1882 Cherokee CO, NC d 15 Aug 1932 McMinn CO, TN buried Hampton Family Cemetery, Liberty Hill, McMinn CO, TN
Bob and Merky Hampton family photo
m 18 Oct 1900 Cherokee CO, NC TO
James Wesley "Bob" Hampton*** b 13 Mar 1879 Cherokee CO, NC d 3 Dec 1960 McMinn CO, TN buried Hampton Family Cemetery, Liberty Hill, McMinn CO, TN

5(M) Robert Elmer Davis b 28 May 1885 Grandview, Cherokee CO, NC d 16 Jun 1920 buried Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe CO, TN
m 9 Mar 1905 Cherokee CO, NC TO
Maggie A. Mintz b 15 Dec 1885 NC d after 1930

6(F) Rachel Ella "Eller" Davis b 28 May 1885 Cherokee CO, NC d 15 Jun 1921 [per dc 1918; newer tombstone believed erroneous] buried Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe CO, TN
photo of Aunt Eller, Uncle Frank, and Uncle Elmer
m 14 Feb 1904 Cherokee CO, NC TO by E. A. Deweese, M.G.
Burton Franklin "Frank" Hampton b Mar 1881 Cherokee CO, NC d 1964 buried South Liberty Church of Christ, McMinn CO, TN

7(F) Mae Bell (sometimes written Mabel) Davis b 2 May 1888 Cherokee CO, NC d 27 Dec 1967 buried Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Meigs CO, TN
m 3 Nov 1907 Cherokee CO, NC TO
Elijah "Lige" Jackson Dockery b 5 Feb 1885 d 20 Jul 1955 buried Walnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Meigs CO, TN
Elijah "Lige" Jackson Dockery's WW I draft card

8(F) Martha Leora "Orie" Davis b 7 Feb 1892 Cherokee CO, NC d 30 Mar 1920 Murphy, Cherokee CO, NC buried Peachtree Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
(sometimes written as "Ora Lee" Davis)
Martha Leora "Orie" (Davis) Lovingood's death certificate
m 21 Aug 1910 Cherokee CO, NC TO
William Oscar Lovingood b 22 Apr 1891 [per draft 19 Apr] Grandview, Cherokee CO, NC d 2 July 1955 Asheville, Buncombe CO, NC [per death index] buried Peachtree Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee CO, NC
William Oscar Lovingood's WW I draft card
[NOTE: Oscar Lovingood m (2) 30 Dec 1920 Monroe CO, TN TO Maggie Davis, believed to be widow of Robert Elmer Davis above, but marriage did not last long as he m (3) 10 Sep 1922 Cherokee CO, NC by George F. Hendrix at B. F. Allen's residence, wit: Mrs. R. T. Lovingood & Grace Berrong, TO "Braskie" McClure, age 18.]

9(?) _____ Davis b d before 1910

* great-great-great-grandparents &
** great-great-grandparents &
*** great-grandparents of Sandra Ratledge

My mother and great-aunt Gussie (Hampton) Ervin, both deceased, were helpful on this line. Thanks to Mary Lee Farmer, another researcher on this line!

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