Featured BIRDWELL of the week – July 10, 2017


Bama (Birdwell) & Dan Davis headstone Byers Cemetery – Center Grove, Jackson County, TN

Ms. Bama Laura (Birdwell) Davis.  Bama is one of 5 children born to Benjamin F.  and Adlissa (Wheeler) Birdwell.

Bama was born on April 9, 1875 in Jackson County, Tennessee.  Bama married Mr. Daniel March Davis on October 20, 1892 in Jackson County, Tennessee.   Bama died on August 30, 1939 in Jackson County, TN and is buried in the Byers Cemetery on Flynns Creek Rd. near Highway 56 in Center Grove, Jackson County, TN.

Bama made her living as a housewife while Daniel tended to their farm and later in life became a salesman at a grocery store.  They lived in district 12. Through the Family Search website, I was able to obtain the 1900, 1920 and 1930 census records.

Bama and Dan had the following children:

Campbell – Born in 1894  and died in 1963.  Married Ms. Manerva Loftis and had one son named Aaron C. Davis.

Ben – Born in 1896 and died in 1936.  Marries Ms. Molly Phillips and had two daughters, Agnes and Mamie.

Lector – Born in 1898 and died in 1967.  Married Ms. Lillie Mae Wilmoth and had three daughters, Ila, Mildred and Viola.

Ernest – Born in 1900 and died in 1977.  Married Ms. Rose Ragland.  After the death of Rose, Ernest married Ms. Birch Petty.  After the death of Birch, Ernest married Ms. Vera Dudney.   Ernest had NO children.

Dowell Logan – Born in 1902 and died in 1972.  Married Ms. Ella Maxewell and had two children, a son Paul and a daughter Peggy.

Willie Edgar – Born in 1904 and died in 1966.  Married Ms. Onnie Peach and had three children, a son Billy and two daughters, Marie and Donna.

Elizabeth Ora – Born in 1906 and died in ????.  Married Mr. Monroe Malone and had three children, one daughter named Emma Jo and two sons named, Charles and Jimmy.

Claudia – Born in 1912 and died in ????.  Married Mr. James Billingsley and had three children, one daughter named Lola Frances and two sons, Jack and Robert.

Lola – Born in 1915 and died in ????.  Married Mr. Hulon Flatt and had NO children.  After the death of Hulon, Lola married James Kuykendall.




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