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SLGMSD (#46825959)
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Bio Photo I no longer make changes, additions, transfers from messages left on my contributor page. Please follow FindAGrave procedures by using the Edit tab on the memorial page to request changes, additions, request transfers, etc.

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Contributor Connie posted this. I thought it was such a great idea I posted it to my page! Thanks, Connie!

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RE: Jerry L. Davis grave
Appreciate it! Every little bit helps. One nice thing about death certificates, they usually say where the body was removed to, so you know where to start looking.
Added by centavo on Apr 15, 2015 5:52 PM
RE: Jerry L. Davis grave
I haven't found any estate docs at all so far but will continue to look for them. I'm assuming he had an estate that needed to be administered even if he didn't have a will.
Added by centavo on Apr 15, 2015 4:50 PM
Jerry L. Davis grave
Good thought, but no luck. I know some of his wife's relatives are buried in Odd Fellows and Green.
Added by centavo on Apr 15, 2015 4:13 PM
Lily Davis White
I found the death notice for her father, and have created a page for him at # 145062972.
Added by centavo on Apr 15, 2015 2:15 PM
RE: Lily Davis White
I use this source a lot, along with GenealogyBank and some other sites. I love newspapers! Just found the death notice of D'Arcy Paul, probably the cousin who walked Lillie down the aisle. I think his parents were Samuel Buckner Paul and Sophronia Pickrell. She was the daughter of John Pickrell, and I'm thinking, Esau's sister.
Added by centavo on Apr 14, 2015 11:57 PM
RE: Lily Davis White
I did find her living with her aunt Virginia in 1880. She was listed as Lillie Pickrell, daughter, but since she was the only household member born in MS, she kind of stood out (and it was transcribed as Minnesota). So it sounds like her aunt had adopted her, even if unofficially, which makes the death certificate confusion more understandable.
Added by centavo on Apr 14, 2015 11:12 PM
RE: Lily Davis White
I understand how information gets lost, I see it all the time. Also bad information. I didn't realize the Davis-Pickrell connection, which explains a lot; otherwise, the info on her grave made no sense, and that's the only reason I questioned whether it was even her.
Added by centavo on Apr 14, 2015 8:56 PM
RE: Lily Davis White
I found and downloaded the death certificate, thanks
Added by centavo on Apr 14, 2015 8:16 PM
RE: Lily Davis White
This might also explain why the marriage of Lily's parents (father from NC, mother from SC, marriage in MS) was carried in the Petersburg, Virginia newspaper (abstract at Library of Virginia online catalog).
Added by centavo on Apr 14, 2015 8:12 PM
RE: Lily Davis White
Can you tell me where this came from? "to Miss Lillie Davis, neice of Mrs.Esau Pickrell, took place last evening at 7 o'clock ... The bride was given away by her cousin, Mr. D'Arcy Paul, of Richmond, Va."

I have this from the Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) dated 22 Sep 1881: Schaefer-Davis. At Christchurch, Georgetown, D.C. at 7 p.m., September 21, 1881, by Rev. Albert Stuart, Lieut. H.W. Schaefer, United States navy, to Miss Lily V. Davis.

What you said makes sense, this probably is Lily, and Virginia Davis Pickrell is probably Lily's maternal aunt - born in NC in 1828 according to her page. Lily's father was born in NC in about 1830.

I didn't understand this that you wrote: "On the opposite site of their stone is Lamar Davis:
Find A Grave Memorial# 55912650"

Do you have a copy of the actual death certificate? Or is it available at Ancestry? I do have a subscription there but hadn't checked there yet. I only found the transcription of the record at FamilySearch.

Thanks for the great information.

Added by centavo on Apr 14, 2015 8:09 PM
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