Posted By:Ron Hall
Subject:Re: Carroll County Database
Post Date:January 28, 2002 at 10:07:11
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Forum:Carroll County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Rebecca Jane Davis (b. abt 1868)married William Riley Davis 19SEP1888 in Carroll. She gave her parents names as Eban and Lydia Edwards. His were listed as Andrew Davis and Nancy Felts.

I don't have anything specific on Eban or his wife and I expect they were from nearby Patrick county. I have not seen them on any Carroll Census records.

Two others of his children married in Carroll; Tirea, who married Frances Linville in 1883 and Sarah, who married John Lewis McHone.

As to her being Cherokee, I'd doubt it; There were a lot fewer Native Americans in Carroll and Patrick than is generally thought. However, those few who were predominantly related to any other ethnic group than white, generally kept it pretty quiet. So, it's difficult to tell.