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Inez, Warren County, North Carolina
|PLANTATION NAME:||LAKE O' THE WOODS|
|ASSOCIATED LINK(s):||Long Branch|
|ORIGINAL OWNER:||Edward Davis (1806-1895)|
|ASSOCIATED SURNAMES:||Davis, Powell, Pitchford|
(1806-1895) was the son of Burwell Davis (1756-1846) and Martha Hawkins, who
was the daughter of Isham Hawkins & Amy Roane, of Halifax Co.,NC. Edward was
married in 1829 to Rebecca Pitchford (1812-1900) the daughter of Sterling
Pitchford & Elizabeth Davis (daughter of Matthew Davis & Mary Madray). When
he married in 1829, Edward's father gave him and his new bride a piece of
land near Warrenton, which is where they built their home, Lake O' the
Woods, the name of which was derived from a natural lake on the property.
|SLAVE POPULATION:||Edward Davis had
11 Slaves in 1840. He had 30 Slaves in 1850; and he had 39 Slaves, 7
slave houses in 1860. Burwell Davis had 35 Slaves in 1840.
DAVIS (1756-1846) was the father of EDWARD DAVIS. In the Will of BURWELL
DAVIS, the following Slaves were distributed:
Edward Davis' brother, Richard Davis, died in 1839, and he left the following Slaves to the family:
To Brother EDWARD DAVIS - Slave named LUCINDA
To Wife WINIFRED DAVIS – Slaves: STEPHEN, LUCY, MALISSA, NATHAN, KINCHEN, and PLEASANT. Also a life estate in Old AMY, ELIJAH, MATILDA, SAM, CHARLES, BOB, MARY, MARTHA, and YOUNG AMY, who revert to Nephew JOHN B. POWELL, after the death of WINIFRED.
To Niece ELIZA H. POWELL – Slaves: MARY and MARTHA, who revert to her upon the death of wife WINIFRED.
To Brother SAMUEL DAVIS – Slave: DICK
To Brother JOHN S. DAVIS – Slave: SARAH
To Sister NANCY D. FLEMING – Slave: ISHAM
|RESEARCH NOTES:|| Lake O'
the Woods is now an Events venue, which is offered as a lovely location for
marriages and marriage receptions, and other such events
|MISCELLANEOUS:||National Register of Historic Places ; Lake O' the Woods on Wikipedia ; Lake O' the Woods History ; NCSU Libraries: Built Heritage ; Will of Burwell Davis, Warren Co, NC, WB39,Pg.183; Will of Richard Davis,Warren Co,NC, WB37,Pg.155; Research of Florence Egerton Underhill on the Egerton, Davis and Pitchford families|
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