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Davis Cemetery - Wanchese

From Hwy. 345 going into Wanchese, take Old Wharf Rd. and turn left on E.R. Daniels Rd. and then right on Davis Landing Rd.  The cemetery is on the left close to the edge of the road.  The cemetery is in bad shape and completely overgrown....it was much the same in  the 1994 survey, however, prior to that it had been cleared of all overgrowth.  The WPA surveyed this cemetery in 1937 and can be seen at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/35440 on pages 83 & 84.  (Researchers take caution--there are numerous errors in the WPA Records!)  The WPA listed numerous Davis' in this cemetery but a lot of them are now in Cudworth Cemetery.  Names & dates in brackets are taken from Sacred To Their Memory by Lois Johnson Meekins & Amy Midgett Gamiel; 2001 or the WPA records.  This cemetery needs to be completely cleared before a proper photograph survey can be done again.

NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS / EPITAPH
[Burrus, William Belton] [Aug. 25, 1909] [July 25, 1910] [Son of W.Z. & I.M. Burrus]
Cahoon, W. [William] T. Sept. 3, 1851 Oct. 31, 1906  
[Cahoon, Maggie] [Jan, 21, 1878] [Oct. 24, 1903] WPA Record
[Cahoon, Nancy W.] [Jan. 13, 1850] [Jan. 26, 1914] [see death certificate]
Crain, Zachariah Mar. 16, 1833 Feb. 25, 1907  
Creef, Edith Nov. 22, 1881 Aug. 10, 1891 Daughter of B.H. & Z. Creef - A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled.
Creef, Nancy R. Jan. 25, 1884 Nov. 2, 1884 In memory of - Daughter of B.H. & Zilphia Creef - Aged 9 mo & 13 days  [Epitaph unreadable]
Daniel, Joseph   December 16th 1859 In memory of  [Aged 41 years 8 mo & 21 days]  1860 Mortality Census states Joseph died of typhoid fever
Daniels, Christian Aug. 31, 1826 Nov. 21, 1894 In memory of
[Davis, Charles Aycock] [Oct. 28, 1901] [Oct. 31, 1902] [Son of I.N. & Z.J. Davis]

WANCHESE - Two visits from the Angel of Death have darkened as many homes in our midst. The one was the home of Mr. Timothy Tillett from whom an infant daughter was taken; the other, the home of Mr. I.N. Davis and was the infant son. (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, November 14, 1902; pg. 2)

[Davis, Flossie O.] [Oct. 4, 1900] [July 18, 1901] [Daughter of Z.J. & I.N. Davis]
[Davis, Isaac]   [Sept. 25, 1846] [Age about 58 years]  WPA Record
Davis, Isaac N. Apr. 3, 1873 Apr. 7, 1934 Gone to a better place.
Davis, Maurice R. Sept. 11, 1904 Feb. 3, 1927 Twas hard to give thee up, But thy will, O God, be done.
[Davis, Samuel]   [Oct. 5, 1840] [Aged 47 yrs 11 mos & 5 days]
[Davis, Zilphia] [May 10, 1797] [Dec. 27, 1869] [Daughter of Jacob & Nancy Beasley - Aged 72 yrs 7 mo & 17 days]
Davis, Zilphia J. Apr. 3. 1878 July 15, 1920 Wife of I.N. Davis - Thy memory shall ever be a guiding star to heaven.
Forbes, Ann E. Mar. 1, 1850 June 21, 1884 Husband and children I must leave you; Leave yes Leave you all alone, But my
Blessed Savior calls me, Calls me to a heavenly home.
Forbes, John W. Feb. 21, 1872 Jan. 25, 1886 Son of Samuel T. & Annie E. Forbes
Forbes, Nancy E. Mar. 1, 1856 June 21, 1884 Daughter of Samuel T. & Annie E. Forbes
Forbes, S.B. Apr. 30, 1876 Sept. 22, 1876  
Forbes, Samuel T. Oct. 8, 1841 Oct. 22, 1926 Again we hope to meet the [sic], when the day of life is fled, and in heaven with joy to greet thee where no farewell tear is shed.  [Confederate Flag]  [see death certificate]
[Garrison, Jessie G.]   [June 22, 1864] [Son of J.T. & S.C. Garrison - Age 6 days]  Not listed in WPA Record
[Gaskill, Marion] [Oct. 2, 1912] [Oct. 2, 1912] Not listed in WPA Record
Hooker, Anna Jan. 11, 1838 July 27, 1873 In memory of - Daughter of William & Eliza Tillett
Hooker, Auther S. Aug. 20, 1872 Oct. 12, 1872  
[Hooker, Frusia] [Mar. 27, 1849] [July 15, 1913] [Wife of W.S. Hooker]
Hooker, Isaac H.   Sep 25th 1856 Son of Spenser & Sabery Hooker - Aged 3 Years 11 mo & 14 days
[Hooker, Isaac N.] [Sept. 26, 1857] [Dec. 4, 1922] [Brother]  [death certificate states born March 22, 1857]
[Hooker, L.M.]   [Sept. 29,1882] WPA Record states "Age 9 yrs" but In Memory Of states "Age 9 days"
[Hooker, Laura V. Smith] [Jan. 8, 1845] [Dec. 19, 1894] [Aged 49 years]  Not listed in the WPA Record
Hooker, Martha A.Z.   Sep 26th 1856 Daughter of Spenser & Sabery Hooker - Aged 5 yrs 7 mo & 5 days
[Hooker, Nancy] [July 3, 1821] [Dec. 24, 1898]  
Hooker, Nathan Aug. 10, 1811 Oct. 10, 1883 In memory of - 72 yrs 2 mo
Hooker, Nathan P.   Oct. 20, 1856 Son of Spencer & Sabery Hooker - Aged 8 mo & 5 dys
[Hooker, O.J.]   [May 10, 1885] [Age 5 days]
Hooker, Sabra Sep. 3, 1823 Feb. 10, 1901 Wife of Spencer Hooker
Hooker, Samuel D. June 2, 1846 Sept. 29, 1904 In memory of
Hooker, Spencer Mar. 3, 1825 Aug. 12, 1892 Age 67 yrs 5 mo 9 days  [Closeup]
Hooker, W. [William] S. [Jan. 1] 1849 [July 2] 1922 Gone but not forgotten.  [see death certificate]
[Payne, Benjamin S. [Sparrow] [Mar. 5, 1854] [Sept. 25, 1929]  
[Payne, Bethany A.R.] [Apr. 8, 1856] [Aug. 30, 1908] [Wife of B.S. (Benj. Sparrow) Payne]  WPA Record
[Payne, Dameron Midgett] [May 2, 1900] [July 23, 1974] [double with Fannie Steen Payne]  [see death certificate]  [see obituary]
[Payne, Daniel B. [Bradford] [July 13, 1874] [July 19, 1954] [Brother - Auto Mechanics]  [see death certificate]  [see obituary]
Payne, Elvaria A. Sept. 26, 1884 May 9, 1963 Now cometh rest  [Degree of Pocahontas Emblem]
[Payne, Fannie Steen] [Mar. 9, 1916] [Sept. 28, 1994] [double with Dameron Midgett Payne]  [see obituary]
[Price, Edward S.] [April 23, 1846] [Oct. 13, 1908] WPA Record states birth as Apr. 23, 1846 and this stone was not found in the 1994 survey.
NOTE: Edward made the following statement in his pension record in a Dec. 2, 1907 Affidivit:  When I made a declaration for increase on November 17, 1905 I gave my date of birth from memory and stated it as April 22, 1846 but since that time I have come into possession of the old family Bible which bears the date of birth as April 22, 1844 (C.F. Williams states that Edward Price produced the family Bible and the following record appears therein: "Edward S. Price was born April 22, 1844". Mr. Williams states the Bible is very old and very much worn.)
Simpson, Alex March 1, 1860 Sept. 17, 1927 Let our Father.... [remainder is cut off]
[Simpson, Amelia Parker] [Dec. 4, 1848] [Jan. 1, 1927] [Wife of John C. Simpson]
[Simpson, Charlie C.] [Jan. 5, 1910] [Feb. 3, 1927] Not listed in the WPA Record
[Simpson, Capt. John C.] [Nov. 16, 1846] [July 16, 1910]  
[Simpson, Marrie H.] [May 21, 1886] [Feb. 3, 1910] [Wife of Charles A. Simpson - Aged 23 yrs 9 mos]
Simpson, Penelope E. Apr. 25, 1861 Jan. 12, 1895 In memory of my beloved wife - Daughter of Isaac & Mary Davis - 33 yrs 8 mos & 18 days
[Simpson, Sallie M.] [Feb. 17, 1893] [May 12, 1912]  
Smith, Capt. John Bryan Feb. 17, 1859 Sept. 30, 1936 [see death certificate]
Smith, Roda J.L. [Feb. 1, 1866] [Oct. 20, 1911] In My Fathers House are Many Mansions  [Wife of Capt. J.B. Smith]
Tillett, Isaac E. [Jr.] Nov. 22, 1886 Apr. 14, 1945 Asleep in Jesus [death certificate states born Nov. 29, 1886]  [see obituary]
Tillett, Laura A. Aug. 1, 1866 Aug. 23, 1896 In memory of - A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled.
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Photographs of headstones in this cemetery were taken in June 5, 2014 by Patrick Patterson.  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.

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