Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Clifton and Cora Haney Davis




Clifton Lanier Davis, pictured above, was the oldest son of Joab Washington Davis. Census records indicate that he was a blacksmith and a preacher, and in his father's 1946 obituary he was living in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Clifton was married to Cora Isabell Haney, and after Clifton's death in 1951 Cora remarried to another Davis fellow, Sheriff Morgan Davis. Morgan was the son of Samuel McGee Davis. Samuel and Joab were half-brothers, sons of Jesse B. Davis, a Georgia native who moved his family from St. Clair County, Alabama to Itawamba County, Mississippi around 1870. Joyce Blue, granddaughter of Clifton and Cora, shared these photos with me. Joyce lives in New Hampshire and is interested in any information about the Joab Davis family. There is some indication that Joab was married to Amanda "Mandy" Cantrell but have found no support for that conclusion. She may have been a Tharp, based on early census records, but that is inconclusive too. Thanks, Joyce, for sharing the photos with us.

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