Hello - We got the Genealogy BUG in 1977 - been at IT ever since. Just found Findagrave (2009)- LOVE it. Has given me answers as well as created questions. Bill is working on Southern Varner's & all their connections from PA & NC. Bobbye with some cousins has been working on all 13 children of Jacob Shadrach Champion, who died in 1832 in SC. As well as Robert Taliaferro & Thomas Boulware lines of VA. Thanks to all the Findagrave people who have helped us and drop a line if we can help you.
RE: Mary A. I have looked at the Edwin Davis buried at Memorial Gardens, Livingston, Sumter, AL and that is not him. I found other records for this person living in Sumter Co. in 1930, and again in a 1940 census with wife Annie Joe.
The death record in Orange County for William Davis might very well be correct, but I can find no burial record. I do know that he and Dorris lived in FL most of their adult lives, and had adopted children, I believe - cannot remember names. Ed's wife was definitely Margaret, and they were living in Columbus, GA (lived in FL most of adult lives) when my grandmother passed away in December, 1970. I just cannot recall when he might have died because I was in college and lived out of state after 1972.
RE: Mary A. You are right; Joel was their child. He was the youngest and is buried with his parents. No one in my family had ever said their was a 3rd child, but I did find his burial record and photo of his grave..
I knew William and Ed Davis growing up. They were my grandmother's nephews and both lived in Florida most of the time. I have found a death record for a William T. Davis in Orange County, FL for Sep 1964. This could be right, but I find nothing on Find-A-Grave. His wife's name was Annie Dorris.
Edwin A. "Ed" Davis was married to Margaret LNU, and they lived in Florida after he was an adult. They had moved to the Columbus, GA area for his last few years, and I know he was alive after 1970. I lost touch with him after my grandmother died, and unfortunately there is no one left alive who would know.
New Hope Church - Marion Co. AL No, the whole cemetery hasn't been photographed but most of it has. I will try to get over there and do the rest of the cemetery when weather is better and will try to do some research on the forester family. Some of the Foresters who lived in that area (Dillar and Lottie) are buried in Winston County at Winston Memorial, don't know if they are related to the ones you are researching.
RE: Martha Bailey Osborne's children Hi, Bobbye, I hope the surgery goes well. I've updated my info on this family. I now have 10 children and you have 10 children. The difference is that I have an infant born & died 22 Feb 1919 that you don't have. You have a Dorothy Osborne that I don't have.
The 1930 census is the latest I've checked for this family, that's probably why I don't have Dorothy. The infant is buried at Oak Bower and is not the same as any of the other named children. My Billy and your William are probably the same. So there were probably 11 children in all.