Davis/Thompson family, 1800s

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I would greatly appreciate any info that anyone is willing to share on the following family. I do not have very much info, but will post what I have. Thanks, Cindy Headen

-Edward David Davis (d.Winston-Salem, NC?) married Nettie Mae Jordan. He was born on Cotton Mill Rd., Norwood, NC. -He was the son of David D. Davis and Annie Elizabeth Thompson. According to Edward's daughter, Annie Elizabeth (Davis) Headen, David was injured in the Civil War. David and Annie had 3 daughters. One of the daughters is listed as "Mrs. Irene Mabry of Norwood" in an obituary for a half-sister, Mrs. John F. Parrish. David got sick and died 3 months before the birth of his only son, Edward David. Annie then married John Riley Eddins and they had children. The following info was obtained from the obit of Mrs. John F. Parrish-----"Thomasville - Mrs. Mary Ethel Eddins Parrish, 70, wife of John Franklin Parrish.....Mrs. Parrish was born in Stanly County to John Riley and Annie Elizabeth Thompson Eddins... She was married...in 1925....Surviving are.....one sister, Mrs. Ola Cooper of Tacoma, Wash.; two brothers, John S. and Thomas A. Eddins of Norwood; one half sister, Mrs. Irene Mabry of Norwood and one half-brother, Ed Davis of Winston-Salem....." -In the 1880 NC census of Stanly Co., I found: -HN 191 David D. Davis, 36, farmer and Ann E., 18, wife -HN 192 J.R. Eddings, 40, farmer and Elizabeth, 36, wife -HN 177 R.W. Thompson, 33, carpenter; Judy M., 31, wife; Presly H., 10; Edney D., 8; Adolphus A., 6; Risdon C., 4; Iral A., 7/12 (f) -In the 1870 NC census of Stanly Co., I found: James Davis, 60, farmer; Roena, 55, wife; David, 27, at school; Wesley, 25, at home; Mary or May, 22; Louisa, 19 -In the 1850 census of Stanly Co., I found: -HN 780 Jn. Davis, 20, overseer, in household of Reuben Kendall -HN 786 Merritt Davis, 35, farmer -HN 787 James Davis, 42, farmer; Roena, 37, wife; Charlotte, 19; Jno., 18; Job P., 15; William, 13; Catharine, 11; George, 9; David D., 7; James W., 5; Aranah, 3; Sarah E., 2; Arena, 0 -HN 789 Job Davis, 77, farmer; Sarah, 76, wife; Edw.W., 37,merchant

-- Cindy Headen (mheaden@kimbanet.com), June 28, 2002

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