Elmira was born about Jan 1836 in Alabama. She was the daughter of John Davis and Phamariah "Fanny" Farris Davis Wall. Elmira's father died when she was very young, and afterwards her mother married, Drury W. Wall, Sr. Elmira was raised by her mother and step-father.
Elmira's full siblings included Rebecca J. Davis, Enoch H. Davis, and Lewis "Luke" Davis. William A. Davis and John H. Davis are two other "possible" full siblings. Elmira had one half-brother, Drury W. Wall, Jr. and several step-siblings including Mary Jane Wall Farley, Joseph Wall, Henry W. Wall, William Madison "Matt" Wall, and Joel Wall.
On 1 Oct 1863, Elmira married James Leroy King. Elmira and James had ten children. The names of 3 of their children are not known, and they most likely died very young. Their other 7 children were as follows:
1. William J. King
2. Lewis P. King
3. Andrew King
4. James King
5. John King
6. Doctor Walton (or Walter) King
7. Rufus Greenberry King
Elmira was well known for her great tasting chicken dumplings. She died 29 Jun 1916 at the home of her son, D. W. King.
Mrs. Elmira King Dead
As the result of an attack of pneumonia, Mrs. Elmira
King died at the home of her son, D. W. King, on route
1, Cleveland on June 29th.
Mrs. King was 80 years of age and was a member of
the Primitive Baptist church.
The deceased is survived by six sons.
The remains were laid to rest in Tidwell cemetery.
Published in The Southern Democrate, 13 July 1916,
Thursday, Page 9.
James Leroy King
1835–1880 (m. 1863)
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