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Carra "Cora" Stamey Kissiah
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1876
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1944
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

She married 1st William Harrison Smith and 2nd to Sam Kissiah.

Carra was born December 13, 1876 and I believe she married William Harrison Smith on March 1, 1891 (date needs confirmation). Children:
- Gus Smith b. Oct. 24, 1896 d. May 7, 1942
- Perry Smith b. April 27, 1899 d. Dec. 21, 1919
- Willie (Female) b. Nov. 13, 1894
- Linda b. Nov. 13, 1894
- Infant b. Nov. 16, 1901
- James Dennis b. May 14, 1903 d. Feb. 19, 1978

Carra's father was E. C. Stamey and mother was Nancy Stamey.

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Samuel was the son of Isaac Caldwell Kissiah (b. ca. 1857) and Mary Ann Hartis. Samuel and Mary had at least the following children: Samuel M. Kissiah, Thomas C. Kissiah, Sarah Jane Kissiah Kiser.


Name:Samuel Melton Kissiah
Event Type: Draft Registration
Registration Year Range:1917-1918
Event Place: Spartanburg County no 1, South Carolina, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 15 May 1879
Birthplace: , , United States
Nationality: United States
Affiliate Publication Title:World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
Affiliate Publication Number:M1509
GSFilm number:1877681
Digital Folder Number:005152412
Image Number: 01965
Spouse is listed as Corrie Stamey Kissiah, Fairmont, Spartenburg, S.C.

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Samuel Keziah in household of Caldwell Keziah, "United States Census, 1880"

Name: Samuel Keziah
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Providence, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 1
Marital Status: Single
Occupation:
Race (Original):
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Birth Date: 1879
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: Caldwell Keziah
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Mother's Name: Mary Keziah
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Page: 507
Page Letter: B
Entry Number: 1275
Affiliate Film Number:T9-0972
GS Film number: 1254972
Digital Folder Number: 004243284
Image Number:00444

Household, Gender, Age, Birthplace

Self Caldwell Keziah M 24 North Carolina, United States
Wife Mary Keziah F 25 North Carolina, United States
Son Thos. Keziah M 3 North Carolina, United States
Son Samuel Keziah M 1 North Carolina, United States

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Samuel Kissiah in household of Corrie Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

Name: Samuel Kissiah
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relationship to Head of Household: Cousin
Residence: Union, Union, South Carolina
Marital Status: Widowed
Race :White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Family Number: 67
Page Number: 4

Household, Gender, Age, Birthplace

SELF Corrie Smith F 32y North Carolina
DAU Willie E Smith F 16y North Carolina
DAU Lulu C Smith F 15y North Carolina
SON Augustus S Smith M 13y North Carolina
SON Perry M Smith M 10y North Carolina
SON James D Smith M 6y North Carolina
COUSIN Samuel Kissiah M 31y North Carolina

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S M Kissiah, "United States Census, 1920"
Name: S M Kissiah
Residence: , Greene, North Carolina
Estimated Birth Year: 1881
Age: 39
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Film Number: 1821297
Digital Folder Number: 4442127
Image Number: 00474
Sheet Number: 27

Household, Gender, Age, Birthplace

SELF S M Kissiah M 39y North Carolina
WIFE Carra Kissiah F 43y North Carolina
SON Guss Kissiah M 24y North Carolina
SON Dan Kissiah M 16y North Carolina
DAU Elsia Kissiah F 5y North Carolina



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Name: Sam M Kissiah
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Upper Hominy, Buncombe, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: North Carolina
Estimated Birth Year: 1878
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Enumeration District Number: 0063
Family Number: 324
Sheet Number and Letter: 17B
Line Number: 55
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1677
Film Number: 2341411
Digital Folder Number: 4608272
Image Number: 00039

Household, Gender, Age, Birthplace

Head Sam M Kissiah M 52 North Carolina
Wife Cora Kissiah F 53 North Carolina
Daughter Elsie Kissiah F 16 South Carolina
Stepson Wayne Smith M 5 North Carolina
[NOTE: I believe this should say step-grandson, Wayne Smith, the son of James Dinnis Smith would have been age 5 in 1930.]



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name: Carra Kissiah
titles & terms:
event:Death
event date: 17 Apr 1944
event place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
birth year: 1877
estimated birth year:
burial date: 18 Apr 1944
burial place: Spartanburg, S. C.
cemetery: New Pisga
funeral home:
residence: Charlotte, Meck., N. C.
street address: 1005 N. Adams
gender: Female
death age: 66
marital status: Married
race: White
occupation: Housewife
birth date: 13 Dec 1877
birthplace: Bumcombe Co., N. C.
father:Elige Stamey
father's titles & terms:
father's place of birth: Bumcombe Co., N. C.
mother: Nancy Muse
mother's titles & terms:
mother's place of birth: N. C.
spouse:Sam Kissiah
spouse's titles & terms:
additional relatives: X
informant:
reference number: v 8A cn 8224
film number:1943242


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According to Sam Kissiah's death certificate, he was married to a Ruby at the time of his death. He had a cousin-in-law Ruby Helms who married an unknown Kissiah on her death certificate. Ruby was the daughter of John Helms and Nealy Broome. Nealy married 2nd to Sam's uncle James Willard Kissiah. Sam's obit confirms that Ruby's children from her 1st marriage are listed as his stepchildren.


 (bio by: Lanie) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elijah C. Stamey (1846 - 1925)
  Nancy Belle Muse Stamey (1857 - 1932)
 
 Spouses:
  William Harrison Smith (1866 - 1906)
  Samuel Melton Kissiah (1879 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Willie E Smith Guy (1892 - 1974)*
  Perry C. Smith (1899 - 1919)*
  James Dennis Smith (1903 - 1978)*
  Elsie Kissiah Bishop (1913 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carra Stamey Kissiah (1876 - 1944)
  Jessie Louise Stamey Holland (1881 - 1968)*
  Boyd Muse Stamey (1885 - 1971)*
  Claude Ciliable Stamey (1888 - 1971)*
  Emma B Stamey Anderson (1890 - 1967)*
  Rueben Clifford Stamey (1894 - 1955)*
  Monie G. Stamey (1900 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Carra Stamey Kissiah
December 13, 1876
April 17, 1944
AT REST
 
Burial:
First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg Cemetery
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Lanie
Originally Created by: Wayne
Record added: Nov 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31586120
Carra Cora <i>Stamey</i> Kissiah
Added by: Lanie
 
Carra Cora <i>Stamey</i> Kissiah
Added by: Wayne
 
Carra Cora <i>Stamey</i> Kissiah
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 Added: Apr. 30, 2014

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