Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lizzie Lee Davis Spencer

Lizzie Lee Davis was born May 5, 1893 in Itawamba County, the daughter of James William Anderson Davis and Anna Elizabeth "Anna Lizer" Morrow.

In the 1910 census, we find a 16 year old Lizzie L. in the household of her parents who were living on the Fulton-Amory Road in Beat 5 of Itawamba County. Not too far away, living next door to Lizzie Lee's brother, James Kelly Davis, was 24 year old "Arlanda" Spencer. Lan was living with his older brother, Trannie, also on the Fulton-Amory Road (now Highway 25 South).

After their marriage, the couple moved to Alabama although from the census record below it appears that they spent some time in Florida because three year old George was indicated to have been born in that state. Lizzie and her family didn't live too long in Alabama because the 1930 census shows them back home in Itawamba County.

Lan and Lizzie Lee are buried in Fulton Cemetery. Lan was born October 7, 1885 and died April 15, 1962, and his parents were William T. and Mary E. (Burch) Spencer. Lizzie Lee died August 5, 1971. Her brother, James Kelly Davis, was my great-grandfather "Pa Davis." In fact, Pa named a daughter Lizzie Lee after his sister.

Lizzie Lee's grandson, Jim Spencer, shared this photo with me. Jim, the son of Fred and Pattijo Carroll Spencer, lives in Jackson.

1920 Census
Walker County, Alabama
Carbon Hill
Lan Spencer 34 MS MS MS miner, coal mine
Lizzie 26 MS AL MS
Earline 7 MS
Paul 5 MS
George 3 FLA
Lucille 1 yr 1 mo AL

1930 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Beat 5, Fulton-Smithville Hwy, Road #25
living next to Lizzie's father and siblings
Lan Spencer 46 MS MS MS farmer, married at age 28
Lizzie L. 36 MS AL MS, married at age 18
Earlene 17 MS
Paul 15 MS
George D. 13 MS
Loucille 11 MS
Martha E. 9 MS
Jamie F. 3 MS

1 comment:

LPM said...

Ooh, I love "Anna Lizer"!