CARKEET, Sallie Ann Davenport – (d. 1824)

Sallie Ann CARKEET relict of W.M. KARKEET [sic], was born in Washington county, NC, Nov 3d, 1824, and died Aug. 10th, 1900, in Plymouth, NC, near the place of her birth.

Sister CARKEET was the only daughter of Samuel DAVENPORT, who lived to reach the age of maturity. She was early sent to school and soon became proficient in the elementary branches taught in the public schools. She began teaching at about 18 years old and continued in the service for over forty years.

In 1842, she was married to Jas. S. WOOD and lived with him until his death in 1851. To this union was given three children, one son and two daughters.

She was again married in 1854 to Mr. W.M. CARKEET, with whom she lived until 1877, when he died.

Sister CARKETT had been a sufferer from heart trouble and rheumatism for many years, but not enough to keep her from her work until about 1891, when she went to live with her son in Berkeley, Va. In 1896 she had a paralytic stroke and the attending physician thought the end was not far off, but her almost invincible constitution was not yet broken down and she soon began to recuperate, and in 1898 she was able to visit her daughter, Mrs. C.J. N(aroon?) in Plymouth, where she remained until her death. 

She has been a member of the Church of Christ for many years, holding membership at Christian Hope.

Source: Transcribed from “The Watch Tower”, Washington, NC., Vol. 23, New Series. Obituary was originally published September 28, 1900.  This transcription came from the Mar 1990 issue of the newsletter of the Washington County Genealogical Association.