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Doxey / Spry Album

Christopher Columbus Doxey

Christopher Columbus Doxey, son of Isaac & Louretta Doxey, was born in Currituck Co. on Jan. 28, 1873 and died in Elizabeth City, NC on Apr. 28, 1957 [see his death certificate].  He was first married to Annie R. Caton (1877-1899) on Aug. 26, 1896; 2nd to Alice E. Butler on Mar. 24, 1901 and 3rd to Ola Belangia (1880-1938) on June 1, 1902. Columbus and his third wife, Ola, are buried in the Caton Cemetery in Currituck, NC. The first marriage produced 3 children:
   1) Minnie Doxey - b. Aug. 26, 1897  d. Sept. 25, 1964 [see her obit]; married William Ferebee
   2) Ethel Doxey - b. Aug. 22, 1899  d. Apr. 10, 1961 [see her obit]; married William L. Miller
   3) Edward Lattimore Doxey - b. Aug. 22, 1899  d. Mar. 14, 1995 [see his obit]; married Fannie Parker

No known children from the 2nd marriage.

The 3rd marriage produced the following children:
1) Emma G. Doxey - b. July 4, 1903  d. Aug. 1983 [see her obit]; married Harold Eugene Spry, Sr. [see photos of her 7 children below]
2) James Earl Doxey - Sept. 4, 1905  d. Apr. 27, 1988; married Margaret Overton
3) Daisy Gertrude Doxey - b. Nov. 22, 1908  d. Feb. 18, 2001; married William Clyde Palmer, Jr.
4) Kathryn Alice Doxey - b. Nov. 20, 1911  d. Aug. 30, 1997; married Irvin Godfrey Sanderlin
5) Lillie Madeline Doxey - b. Aug. 13, 1914  d. Oct. 4, 1993 [see her obit]; married Harry Tilden Smith
6) Ernest Columbus Doxey - b. Mar. 20, 1917  d. Aug. 26, 2006 [see his obit]; married Julia Boothe

Emma (Doxey) Spry

Standing l-r: Margaret (Spry) Beasley, Maude (Spry) Brickhouse, Howard Johnson Spry, Carlene Virginia (Spry) Kennedy, Harold Eugene Spry Jr., Harold Lloyd Spry
Sitting: Barbara Lee (Spry) Sawyer

Margaret (Spry)  Beasley (twin)

Maude (Spry) Brickhouse (twin)

Howard Johnson Spry

Harold Lloyd Spry



Patrick Henry & Penelope (Dowdy) Spry

Patrick Henry Spry, son of Spence & Mahala Spry, married Penelope "Penny" Dowdy on Dec. 27, 1874.  Penelope was the daughter of Caleb & Grizzell Dowdy.  Patrick & Penelope are buried in the Spry Cemetery [aka Old Disciple Church] in Coinjock


Hortense Spry, d/o Patrick & Penny Spry

Harold Eugene Spry, s/o Patrick & Penny

Harold Eugene Spry, Jr.

These photographs were submitted by Janet Joyner, granddaughter of Emma (Doxey) Spry.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.  Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution.

2011 Kay Midgett Sheppard