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Capt Edmond Davis
Birth: Jun. 29, 1835
New Hope
Perquimans County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1926
Perquimans County
North Carolina, USA

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Capt. Edmond Davis was the son of Adam S. Davis and Martha Penelope Sykes of Perquimans County, North Carolina.

Capt. Edmond Davis married Minerva Jennings on November 22, 1854. Rev. Seth Morgan performed the marriage in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

Minerva Jennings was the daughter of William and Mellie Pritchard Jennings of Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

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This is from a newspaper article that ran the week after Capt. Edmond Davis passed away. I am not sure what newspaper this was from, as it was cut out of the newspaper and saved by his daughter, Minnie Davis Perry.


Capt. Ed. Davis of Durants Neck, Had Been and Interesting Figure in His Day

The death and funeral last week of Capt. Ed. Davis, in Perquimans County is of more than passing interest to many people in eastern Carolina. Capt. Davis was the last of the old sea captains of before the way days, and was 91 years old last June. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Minnie Perry at Durants Neck. Up to a few weeks ago, he enjoyed fairly good health.

At the age of 20, two important events of his life took place, for he married Miss Minerva Jennings of the Possum Quarter section of Pasquotank, and also became a captain of his first schooner. He and his wife lived together 63 years, and raised a family of eight children, six of whom are now living.

He served for a time in the Confederate Army, altho he was never enlisted, was on picket duty when Elizabeth City fell, and was held a prisoner on Roanoke Island for a time. His stories of the old sea captains were great sources of entertainment for his friends. Among them were Captains Tom Barnett, Sam Rhodes, Elvariah Purdy, Levy Harris, and others. He used to tell of the original C. W. Grandy of Roanoke Dock Norfolk, who he said in his early days, used to carry samples of corn and wheat in his pockets to show his customers.

Capt. Davis used to bring provisions in his vessel, from Baltimore, to feed the slaves that were digging one of the canals at Woodville. He often recalled the Elizabeth City of the old days, and recounted his friendship with the late Zenas Fearing and many other older men of the time.

Capt. Davis was buried in the Mullen burying ground near New Hope, Rev. J.T. Stanford of the Perquimans circuit officiating. His children are: Jas. A. Davis, of Edenton, N.C., Capt. A.J. Davis of New London, Connecticut, M. B. Davis of Paterson, N.J., Thomas M. Davis of Durants Neck, N.C., Mrs. W.D. Holmes, Middletown, Connecticut, and Mrs. Minnie Perry of Durants Neck.

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Family links: 
  Adam S. Davis (1794 - 1846)
  Martha Penelope Sykes Davis (1799 - 1863)
  Minerva Jennings Davis (1838 - 1918)*
  Charles R. Davis (1857 - 1857)*
  James Abner Davis (1860 - 1935)*
  Minnie Davis Perry (1873 - 1966)*
  Thomas M. Davis (1875 - 1933)*
  Sanford Davis (1817 - 1867)*
  Penelope Davis (1823 - 1830)*
  Joshua Davis (1831 - 1886)*
  Edmond Davis (1835 - 1926)
  Sykes Davis (1839 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Mullen Cemetery
New Hope
Perquimans County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Susan C. Griffin
Record added: Feb 06, 2011
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Capt Edmond Davis
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Capt Edmond Davis
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Capt Edmond Davis
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
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- Susan C. Griffin
 Added: Feb. 6, 2011
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