|Burnt Hickory Road Tract|
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Davis Family Cemetery
Also known as 'Davis and Hill Graveyard' in 1897, and
Also known as 'Davis Cemetery No. 2.', and
Also known as Cobb County Cemetery No. 193
Burnt Hickory Road Tract
Cobb County, Georgia
Latitude: 33.9814906 &
Davis Cemetery No. 2
(Cobb County Cemetery No. 193)
"This cemetery is listed as ‘Davis No. 2/Crossroads' in the 1997 addendum to Cobb County, Georgia Cemeteries Volume II (Elizabeth L. Parker, (Editor) 1991. The cemetery is the resting place of Reverend Gary Davis (1799-1875) and at least seven members of his immediate/extended family. The home of Reverend Davis, which is recognized with a Georgia Historical Marker, is located about 1,000 feet southeast of the cemetery." Literature and Records Search. Archival Research and Delineation-Davis Cemetery No. 2. November 10, 1997. P: 3.
"The chain of title for the property containing Davis Cemetery No. 2 spans 161 years (1836 to 1997). Documents from the inception of Cobb County [Georgia] in 1832 through 1980 were reviewed. The chain-of-title is short and fairly uneventful due to the fact that few written transactions involving the property were conducted." Ibid.
"Davis Cemetery No. 2 is located in Land Lot 261, Second Section, District 20. Information located in the Cobb County Deeds and Records Room indicates that this parcel of land first came into possession of the Davis family on October 24, 1836, when Gary Davis purchased all of Land Lot 261 from Enoch Spofford (Deed Book 71:355). For unknown reasons, this transaction was not officially filed until November 14, 1921." Ibid.
"On November 12, 1889, the administrators of Gary Davis' estate sold 248 acres of land, including Land Lot 261, to Samuel P. Orr (Deed Book M:168). The two-acre cemetery parcel is excepted in this document. On May 13, 1897, two acres "more or less" near the center of the land lot was deeded by administrators of Gary Davis' estate for cemetery purposes (Deed Book W:96). This document states that Davis Cemetery No. 2 was known as the ‘Davis and Hill Graveyard' at that time. A plat dated October 8, 1921 depicting the property of Samuel P. Orr includes all of Land Lots 261 (Plat Book 1:129). A house is shown on the plat near the cemetery location, however no indication of a cemetery was included." Ibid.
"Although specific documentation could not be traced during the current deed search, the land at some time during the ensuing years was transferred back to the Davis family. On August 25, 1965, Norman H. Davis deeded the land to Norma Maxine Stephens and Lena LaRue Allison (Deed Book 864:1). The property was purchased from Stephens and Allison by F. A. DeCuyper on May 18, 1968 (Deed Book 1040:527). A plat recorded in 1980 indicates that DeCuyper retained possession of the parcel for several years (Plat Book 77:103)." Literature and Records Search. Archival Research and Delineation-Davis Cemetery No. 2. November 10, 1997. P:3-4.
"The Davis Family is represented by at least eight individuals and appear to have used the cemetery for the longest period (1826 to 1910). The Hill family also has at least eight members buried in Davis Cemetery No. 2 spanning 46 years (1852-1898) Other families represented include children of the Griggs family, and single members of the McGriff and Lunford families" Literature and Records Search. Archival Research and Delineation-Davis Cemetery No. 2. November 10, 1997. R. W. Webb & Associates: Cultural Resource Management Consultants. Holly Springs, Georgia, USA. P:3-4.