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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!

Find a Grave has implemented a new way to submit Edits! Unfortunately, there are far too many members for Find a Grave to notify everyone via email, so it's up to us to get the word out. If every member posts this message (or similar) in their profile, hopefully we can help spread the word.

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RE: Willoughby Sprigg Chesley
My apologies about the links. I guess its getting late and I looked and didn't see the link. I sent you a couple of SAC's for your consideration.
Added by NJBrewer on Apr 23, 2015 11:53 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 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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RE: Breitenbach
Thank you!!! I tried looking for him, but I guess I missed him when looking at the list of Frank Breitenbachs. I knew you would know where it could be found! Thank you again!
Added by Julia G on Apr 14, 2015 6:55 PM
Julia G
RE: Sgt Andrew G. Nagan
I can always put pictures where you need me to add them.
Added by Julia G on Apr 14, 2015 6:35 PM
Julia G
I took a picture of memorial #129850770 (Anthony Breitenbach) today. His father shares the same stone so I took a picture of it. His name is Frank P Breitenbach 1919-1983.
Added by Julia G on Apr 14, 2015 6:21 PM
RE: Lily Davis White
Thanks for your reply.

I did find the death record for this Lily Davis White at FamilySearch (North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994) and all the information is consistent with what's on the #58285719 memorial page - Lily Davis White, born in 1860 and died on 7 Oct 1949 in Asheville. Father: Davis. Mother: Pickrell.

The problem is that this is not Lamar P. Davis's sister. Lamar P. and Lilly V. Davis were living with their widowed father in Grenada County MS in 1870. This Lily married in D.C. the first time in 1881 and looks to have lived there continuously through the 1940 census, which is the last record I have so far found for her. All the censuses for this Lily show her born in Mississippi, father born in NC, mother born in GA and Lamar's census records show the same.

These two Lily Davis Whites are obviously different people.

Added by centavo on Apr 14, 2015 6:04 PM
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