J.W. Conner

Descendants of Joseph Washington Conner
Generation 1
1.        Joseph Washington Conner-1 was born on 15 Jul 1845 in Bill’s Creek, Rutherford County, NC[1]. He died on 09 Feb 1917 in Rutherford County, NC. He married Cynthia Carolina Flynn on 10 May 1865 in Rutherford County, NC[2]. She was born on 13 Sep 1848 in Bill’s Creek, Rutherford County, NC. She died on 31 May 1937 in Bill’s Creek, Rutherford County, NC.

Notes for Joseph Washington Conner:   Below information sourced from “Soldier’s Application for Pension” filed in Rutherford County, NC on July 7, 1902. Lists J.W. Conner, age 58 and a resident of Uree. Application states that he is unable to do manual labor by reason of “infirmities”. J.W. Conner could not write as his mark “x” was on the application.

Enlisted in Co. F; 62 Regiment of NC Troops on/about October 1, 1862 to serve in the armies of the Confederate States. J.W. Conner appears on a receipt roll for Co. F, 62 NC Regt. (Inf.) with the issue date of Oct. 10, 1864.

Also found the following in NC Troops, 1861-1865 A Roster by Wymouth T. Jordan, Jr., Vol. XV Infantry.pg. 87  – J. Wash Conner Pvt. Enlisted Rutherford County 9-1-1863; reported present through 12-31-1863. Name appears on reciept rolls for clothing dated 8-26 and 10-18 of 1864. Name appears on a record of deserters dated 10/18/1864. Captured & paroled at Athens, GA on or about 5-8-1865. (about 19 years old at time of enlistment)

January 5, 1889, charged for drunkness according to the minutes of Bill’s Creek Baptist Church, Rutherford County, NC.

April 6, 1889, excluded from church a J.W. Conner.

Notes for Cinthia Carolina Flynn:           Discrepancies in Name: Cinthia Catherine Flynn and Cynthia Carolyn Flynn have been found.            Cynthia’s biggest vice was smoking a corn cob pipe. It is said that she died on her front porch with her Bible in her lap.

Widow’s Application for Pension applied for in Rutherford County, NC on July 2, 1917 when Cynthia C. Conner was 70 years old and a resident of Uree, on RFD #1. Application indicated that she was the widow of J. Wash Conner who enlisted in Company F, 62 NC Regiment, North Carolina State Troops on or about July 14, 1862, serving in the armies of the late Confederate States.

Report & Settlement of estate of Cynthia Conner, filed 9/24/1938. to amt. collected as per inventory -$94.12

To amt. collected of M.P. Conner, $2.10
To amt. collected of Mary Davis note, $50.00
To amt. collected of O.A. Roberson note, $55.45
To amt. collected of Jack Keller note, $220.00
To amt. collected of Ed Conner note, $10.00 Total $437.67

By costs paid clerk, $1.50
By cost paid clerk, inventory, $.50
By amt. paid Ruth. Co. News, ad., $1.00
By amt. paid M.L. Murphy, auctioneer, $2.00 By amt. paid Ed. Flynn, Clerk at sale, $1.00 By amt. paid R.S. eaves, Atty, $2.50
By amt. paid W.C. Dalton, for calf, $1.00 By amt. paid for tombstone, $100.00
By amt. paid Corris Conner, Distributee, $5.00  By amt. paid O.A. Roberson, feed, $3.15
Total $120.15

9/24/1938, balance on hand $311.52

1/5/1940 – North Carolina, Rutherford County, Final Settlement of L.E. Frady, administrator on the estate of Cynthia Conner, deceased.

To amt. on hand at last report 9/24/1938            $311.15
To amt. collected from M.R. Conner on note          $20.00
To amt. collected of Mary Davis on note             $50.00

By amt paid C.S. C., this rep.    $2.00
By amt. two trips to Gilkey       $5.00
By amt. expenses to Ed Conner     $2.00
By amt to balance           $372.15

Total            $381.15

To BALANCE ON HAND for distribution $372.15

By Coms. retained on collections and disbursements and extraordinary expenses in the settlement of this estate $41.18

By amt paid Sallie Conner         $33.09
By amt paid Ida Dalton                $33.09
By amt paid Addie Skipper        $33.09
By amt paid Major Conner         $33.09
By amt paid Cars Conner          $33.09
By amt paid Ella Robertson       $33.09

By amt. paid to children of John Conner as follows:
James Conner              $2.53
Rachael Conner            $2.53
Willie Conner                $2.53
Ralph Conner                $2.53
George Conner             $2.53
Briscoe Conner             $2.53
Freeman Conner           $2.53
Dora Conner Parker      $2.53
Melrose Conner             $2.53
Mary Conner                 $2.53
Mitt Conner                   $2.53
Joe Conner                   $2.53
France (?) Conner         $2.53

By amt. paid to children of Reldy Roberson as follows:
Merimon Roberson        $6.61
Hester Roberson           $6.61
Fay Roberson               $6.61
Derina Roberson           $6.61
Thomas Roberson         $6.61

By amt. paid to children of Mary Davis as follows:
Claud Davis                  $8.27
Clyde Davis                  $8.27
Ellie  Davis                   $8.27
Millie Mills Davis            $8.27

By amt. paid to Clerk for the children of Bynum Jackson, son of Lou Jackson, who was daughter of Cynthia Conner, and all of who are minors:
Thelma Jackson           $3.67
Christine Jackson         $3.67
Lois Jackson                $3.67
Juanita Jackson            $3.67
Frances Jackson          $3.67
Ruth Jackson               $3.67
Jennie Jackson                   $3.67
Roscoe Jackson           $3.67
Benjamin Jackson         $3.67

By amt. paid postage                $. 38

Note: Ed Conner being indebted to the estate in the sum of $115.00 and interest, consented and agreed to waive any part in the above distribution of funds upon the surrender and cancellation of his note. Note has been cancelled and surrendered to him.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 5th day of January 1940, F.S. Hall, Clerk Superior Court of Rutherford County, NC.

Children of Joseph Washington Conner and Cinthia Carolina Flynn are:

2.         i. Marilda Eveline S. Conner, B: Abt. 1866 in North Carolina, M: John Robertson, 18 Mar 1882 in Rutherford County, NC[3].

3.         ii. John Alexander Conner, B: 09 May 1868 in Rutherford County, North Carolina[4], D: 13 Jun 1936 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Lillie Samantha Burgess, 06 Sep 1891 in Bill’s Creek Community, Rutherford County, NC.

4.         iii. Ella Martha Conner, B: 20 May 1869 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 16 Sep 1947, M: Oscar A. Robertson, 05 Jan 1902.

5.         iv. Lillian Adeline Conner, B: 20 Sep 1870 in Polk County, North Carolina, D: 26 Jul 1954 in Polk County, NC, M: Thomas Minter Skipper, 27 Dec 1885 in Rutherford County, NC[5].

6.         v.     Louisa C. Conner, B: Oct 1874.

7.         vi. Major Henry Porter Conner, B: 15 Dec 1875, D: 10 Apr 1963, M: Nannie Jane Burgess, 11 Oct 1896 in Rutherford County, NC[6].

8.         vii. Ina Jane Conner, B: 09 Jan 1878 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 23 Sep 1954 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Rollin Olander Dalton, 30 Dec 1897 in Rutherford County, NC[7].

9.         viii. Mary Lou Vada Conner, B: 16 Feb 1882 in Rutherford County, NC[8], D: 28 Nov 1938 in McDowell County, North Carolina, M: Ulysses Spencer Davis, 1901.

ix.     Thomas Twitty Conner, B: 28 Feb 1885 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 16 Sep 1896 in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

10.   x. Sallie Matilda Conner, B: 05 Apr 1886 in Bill’s Creek, Rutherford County, NC[9], D: 12 Nov 1970 in Marion, McDowell County, NC, M: Eddie Logan Davis, 24 Dec 1908 in Rutherford County, NC[10].

11.      xi.    Corris Columbus Conner, B: 15 Apr 1886 in Chimney Rock Twp.[11], D: 28 Oct 1953, M: Malinda Rebecca Fite, 26 Nov 1915 in Rutherford County, NC[12].

12.      xii. Edgar Beam Conner, B: 30 Jun 1892 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, D: 20 Nov 1980, M: Lily Melinda Crawford, 15 Feb 1915 in Rutherford County, NC[13].

Generation 2

2.         Marilda Eveline S. Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1) was born about 1866 in North Carolina. She married John Robertson on 18 Mar 1882 in Rutherford County, NC[3]. He was born about 1857.

Notes for John Robertson:             Per marriage record, John was 25 years old in 1882 when he married Marilda Conner. Children of Marilda Eveline S. Conner and John Robertson are:
i.          Merimon Roberson.
ii.        Hester Roberson.
iii.       Fay Roberson.
iv.       Derina Roberson.
v.        Thomas Roberson.

3.        John Alexander Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1)[14] was born on 09 May 1868 in Rutherford County, North Carolina[4]. He died on 13 Jun 1936 in Rutherford County, NC. He married Lillie Samantha Burgess on 06 Sep 1891 in Bill’s Creek Community, Rutherford County, NC. She was born on 24 Nov 1871. She died on 08 Jan 1956.

Notes for John Alexander Conner: 1900 Census for Rutherford County, NC, Morgan Township, dwelling #44, John A. Conner, HOH. Also listed in the household is James Burgess, Brother in law, 22, (June 1877) and Oscar Robinson, boarder, 20, (March 1880)

Children of John Alexander Conner and Lillie Samantha Burgess are:
i.          Rachel Elizabeth Conner, B: 27 Jan 1893, D: 11 Nov 1980 in Rutherford County, NC. Notes for Rachel Elizabeth Conner:        Never Married
ii.        James Washington Conner, B: 06 Nov 1895, D: 30 Nov 1973, M: Georgia Ray Harris, 15 Dec 1918 in Bride’s Home: Brisco Harris, Montford’s Cove, NC.
iii.       Willie Ray Conner, B: 20 May 1897 in Rutherford County, NC[15], D: 31 Oct 1978[16], M: Dottie Curtis Murphy, 23 Dec 1917.
iv.       John Middleton Conner, B: 02 Feb 1899, D: 12 Mar 1984, M: Willie Mae Harris, 25 Jan 1919 in Home of Bride’s parents in Union Mill Rutherford County, NC.
v.        Joe Lee Conner, B: 20 Aug 1900, D: 31 Mar 1950. Notes for Joe Lee Conner:         Never Married
vi.       Franklin Douglas Conner, B: 02 Mar 1901 in Rutherford County, NC[17], D: 20 Jul 1968[18].
vii.     Ralph Columbus Conner, B: 12 Oct 1902 in Rutherford County, NC[19], D: 30 Apr 1967.
viii.    #1 Infant Conner, B: 17 Dec 1904, D: 07 Feb 1906.
ix.       George Luther Conner, B: 17 Sep 1906, D: 26 Dec 1974.
x.        #2 Infant Conner, B: 10 Mar 1907, D: 28 Sep 1909.
xi.       Alfred Briscoe Conner, B: 22 Oct 1909 in Rutherford County, NC[20], D: 28 May 1975[21], M: Lottie Gertrude Taylor, 03 Oct 1936.
xii.      Dora Lillie Mae Conner, B: 01 Apr 1911 in Rutherford County, NC[22], D: 06 Oct 1993, M: Odell W. Parker, 26 Dec 1935 in Justice of Peace, Courthouse, Rutherford County, NC.
xiii.    Clyde Freeman Conner, B: 12 Feb 1913 in Rutherford County, NC[23], M: Nellie Mills Brown, 16 Aug 1933.
xiv.    Melrose Worth Conner, B: 17 Sep 1915 in Rutherford County, NC[24], D: 25 Oct 2002[25], M: Estelle Epley, 20 Jul 1935 in By Rev. N.L. Epley, Uncle of Bride, Forest City, NC.
xv.     Mary Cynthia Conner, B: 05 Jun 1918, M: Ira Ridley, 06 Jan 1940 in Justice of the Peace at Courthouse, Spartanburg, SC.

4.        Ella Martha Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1) was born on 20 May 1869 in Rutherford County, NC. She died on 16 Sep 1947. She married Oscar A. Robertson on 05 Jan 1902. He was born on 18 Mar 1880. He died on 27 May 1951.

Notes for Oscar A. Robertson: Received in Aug 1896 into membership at Bill’s Creek Baptist Church; Baptized Sept. 1896. Excluded December 2, 1899 for using profane language. Received November 1902, recantation.

Children of Ella Martha Conner and Oscar A. Robertson are:
i.          Florence Elizabeth Robertson, B: 17 Oct 1902 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 09 Mar 1990 in Rutherford County, NC, M: James Randolph McDaniel, 30 Oct 1919 in Rutherford County, NC.
ii.        Major Columbus Robertson, B: 24 Jul 1904 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Cora Lee Dalton, 23 Sep 1921 in Rutherford County, NC.
iii.       Lillian Jeannette Robertson, B: 02 Sep 1906 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 09 Apr 1965 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Nolan Raymond McDaniel, 17 Dec 1923.
iv.       Cynthia Ruth Robertson, B: 12 May 1908 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 06 Mar 1940.
v.        Ralph John Robertson, B: 23 Mar 1910 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 03 Jan 1967 in Tryon, NC, M: Nannie Sue Dalton, 03 May 1930 in Spartanburg, SC.
vi.       Ina Louise Robertson, B: 06 Feb 1913 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 24 May 1971 in Rutherford County, NC.
vii.     Ella Maude Robertson, B: 05 May 1915 in Rutherford County, NC, D: Rutherford County, NC.
viii.    Fred E. Lee Robertson, B: 30 Nov 1917. Notes for Fred E. Lee Robertson: Wfe: Genva Gosnell

Children, all born in Rutherford County, NC:  Norman, male, born 1/6/1940; Brenda Kaye, female, born 4/18/1945; Lillian Christine, female, born 5/1/1947
ix.       Daisy Robertson, B: Abt. 1921 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Ira Noblitt, Spartanburg, SC.
x.        Margie Faye Robertson, B: 24 Nov 1922 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Dean Tessneer, 15 May 1948 in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, USA.
xi.       Carrie Ida Robertson.
xii.     Sue Frances Robertson, B: Unknown.

5.         Lillian Adeline Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1) was born on 20 Sep 1870 in Polk County, North Carolina. She died on 26 Jul 1954 in Polk County, NC. She married Thomas Minter Skipper on 27 Dec 1885 in Rutherford County, NC[5], son of Thomas B. Skipper and Judy Ann Green. He was born on 20 Jun 1864 in Polk County, North Carolina. He died on 27 Mar 1904 in Polk County, NC[26].

Notes for Lillian Adeline Conner:    Union Trust Company Check, pay to the order of Addie Skipper, $33.09 for the estate of Cynthia Conner, dated Oct. 25, 1939.

Notes for Thomas Minter Skipper: Odell Davis Elliott, stated that Addie Conner Skipper told the story that Minter’s last name was “Bryant”, not Skipper. That Minter & his sister “Aunt Lou” got off the stage coach in Rock Springs and a family took them in. She said it was obvious because Minter & Lou had dark black hair and the family that took them in had red hair.

Children of Lillian Adeline Conner and Thomas Minter Skipper are:
i.          Dovie Jane Skipper, B: 09 Aug 1888 in Polk County, NC, D: 13 Dec 1983 in Polk County, NC, M: Charlie Lee Thompson, 19 Jan 1908 in at home of L.C. Thompson.
ii.        Furman W. Skipper, B: 03 Sep 1890 in Polk County, NC[27], D: 04 Dec 1969, M: Nina Searcy, 21 Jan 1914.
iii.       Ferd Garnell Skipper, B: 01 Jan 1893 in Polk County, NC, D: 07 Apr 1967 in Polk County, NC, M: Lusco C. Gosnell, 04 Jan 1913 in Columbus, North Carolina, USA.
iv.       Thurl Skipper, B: 17 Dec 1894 in Polk County, NC, D: 07 Jun 1967, M: Lillie Jane Shehan, 04 Dec 1913.
v.        Ina Beatrice Skipper, B: 06 Sep 1896 in Mill Springs, Polk County, NC, D: 09 Jun 1973 in Buncombe, North Carolina, USA[28], M: Dallas Johnson Davis, 19 Jan 1919 in Rutherford County, NC. Notes for Ina Beatrice Skipper:   The 50th Anniversary newspaper story indicates that Ina was a native of Campobello, SC.
vi.       Garner Cleveland Skipper, B: 08 Apr 1898 in Polk County, NC[29], D: 1962.
vii.     Garvin Manuel Skipper, B: 18 Feb 1900 in Polk County, NC, D: 26 Feb 1974.
viii.    Virgil W. Skipper, B: 28 Dec 1901 in Polk County, NC[30], D: 03 Aug 1957.
ix.       Minter Cornelius Skipper, B: 02 Aug 1904 in Marion, McDowell County, NC, D: 15 Jan 1974 in Rockledge, Brevard County, Florida. Notes for Minter Cornelius Skipper: This story was passed down from my mother and, confirmed by Beatrice, Eugene and Katherine, her siblings: Minter Cornelius married and had children. In the mid to late 1930s, he went to work and did not return home that afternoon. No one heard from him again. Then around 1965 medical bills from a hospital in Florida began arriving at the home of Ina Skipper Davis, his sister. Because his sister was very ill at the time, her children did not respond to the bills and Eunice took them home with her. Nothing was ever done about finding him or responding to the bills.

In 1994, when Eunice passed away, her daughter Jane found the bills among Eunice’s  papers. Jane began research, after extensive research a death certificate was obtained from the Florida Office of Vital Statistics. Katherine has since visited her Uncle Cornelius’s grave in Florida.

6.        Louisa C. Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1) was born in Oct 1874. She married Fletcher Bynum Jackson. Notes for Louisa C. Conner: Children of “Lou” Jackson, dau. of Cynthia Conner were listed in the Final Settlement of L.E. Frady, Administrator of the estate of Cynthis Conner, 1/5/1940, Rutherford County, NC.: Clerk of Superior Court, Rutherford County, F.S. Hall, written receipt to L.E. Frady, Admin.of Cynthia Conner in the amt. of $33.03, for the distribution share of Bynum Jackson heirs, (minors) cash book 216

Notes for Fletcher Bynum Jackson:  1900 Rutherford Census listed as follows: Fletcher Jackson, HOH, w, m, Feb. 1873, 27, farmer; Louisa, wife, w, f, Oct 1874, 25; Bynum, son w, m, Dec 1895.

Child of Louisa C. Conner and Fletcher Bynum Jackson is:
i.          Major Bynum Jackson, B: Dec 1895 in Rutherford County, NC. Notes for Major Bynum Jackson:  See “Settlement of the Estate” under of Cynthia Connor

7.         Major Henry Porter Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1)[31] was born on 15 Dec 1875. He died on 10 Apr 1963. He married Nannie Jane Burgess on 11 Oct 1896 in Rutherford County, NC[6]. She was born on 12 Oct 1879. She died on 06 Apr. He married Alice Frady in 1909 in Rutherford County, NC. Notes for Major Henry Porter Conner:        Received August 1893 into membership at Bill’s Creek Baptist Church, baptized September 3, 1893; January 2, 1897 was sent for to answer questions. July 3, 1897 restored; June 4, 1898 given one month to attend church for acknowledgement. Forgiven July 1898; Wanted his name withdrawn fro church book August 4, 1900.

Children of Major Henry Porter Conner and Nannie Jane Burgess are:
i.          Cynthia Louise Conner, B: 31 Jul 1897 in Rutherford County, NC[32], D: 31 Jan 1975 in McDowell County, North Carolina, M: Carl Davis, 29 Nov 1914.
ii.        Dora Conner, B: 09 Apr 1900, D: 29 Nov 1900.
iii.       Bessie Alma Conner, B: 15 Jul 1904 in Bill’s Creek Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC[33], D: 08 Jun 1976 in Roosevelt Park, Torrance, CA, M: John P. Lytle, 14 Feb 1919.
iv.       Jay Rosco Conner, B: 06 Sep 1906, D: 29 Oct 1995.
v.        George Hampton Conner, B: 05 Apr 1909[34], D: 26 Jan 1984[35].
vi.       Bertha Conner, B: Unknown.
vii.     Rufus Roy Conner, B: 26 Aug 1909 in Rutherford County, NC[36].

8.        Ina Jane Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1) was born on 09 Jan 1878 in Rutherford County, NC. She died on 23 Sep 1954 in Rutherford County, NC. She married Rollin Olander Dalton on 30 Dec 1897 in Rutherford County, NC[7], son of Joseph Grayson Dalton and Mary Jane Elizabeth Davis. He was born on 03 Sep 1867 in Rutherford County, NC. He died on 12 Jan 1923. Children of Ina Jane Conner and Rollin Olander Dalton are:
i.          Cynthia Maybelle Dalton, B: 05 May 1899 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 23 Jul 1982 in Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA, M: Ulric Vetner Davis, 27 Dec 1915 in Bald Mountain, NC.
ii.       Mary Elizabeth Dalton, B: 18 Jun 1900 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 08 Feb 1980 in Rutherford County, NC.
iii.       Dora Ester Dalton, B: 01 May 1902 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 22 Feb 1956.
iv.       Lottie Ada Dalton, B: 30 Sep 1903 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: young.
v.        Rachel Lee Dalton, B: 23 May 1905 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 09 Mar 1985 in Dallas, Gaston County, NC.
vi.       Joseph Barney Dalton, B: 19 Feb 1907 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 14 May 1966.
vii.     Annie Ruth Dalton, B: 13 Jul in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 14  Oct 1991 in Titusville, Florida.
viii.     William Theodore Dalton, B: 06 Apr 1912 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 04 Apr 1974 in McDowel County, NC, M: Annie Mae Wood, 27 Feb 1932.
ix.       Lillie Viola Dalton, B: 06 Apr 1912 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 07 Jun 1971.
x.        Sally Jane Dalton, B: 19 Jun 1914 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 11 Aug 1974 in Rutherford County, NC.
xi.       Edna Leona Dalton, B: 24 Mar 1916 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: 14 Apr 1917 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC.
xii.     Alma Sue Dalton, B: 04 Oct 1918 in Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery, Rutherford County, NC, D: Sep 1986 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Robert Henry Hyder, 22 Dec 1934.

9.        Mary Lou Vada Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1) was born on 16 Feb 1882 in Rutherford County, NC[8]. She died on 28 Nov 1938 in McDowell County, North Carolina. She married Ulysses Spencer Davis in 1901, son of John Logan Davis and Catherine Elizabeth Ross. He was born on 26 Dec 1871 in McDowell County, North Carolina[37, 37, 38, 38]. He died on 20 Nov 1918 in Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina, USA. Notes for Mary Lou Vada Conner: Following is an excerpt from an interview with Odell Davis Elliott, sister to Dallas Johnson Davis, my grandfather:      Aunt Mary is gone. Aunt Mary Davis. But she would go to Uncle Henry Ross’s, that was a brother to or related to John Ross someway. I know, that Mr. John Ross, they had kind of an off child you know and they would come down to the house. She would come and stay all night. Someway related to my mother. Mother had to got to court. She didn’t have no way of getting back. So she had to go to Henry Ross’s and Aunt Mary was related to my mother someway or another. My grandmother was a Ross. Aunt Mary told Uncle Henry Ross, if my mother come there to stay all night she wouldn’t going to stay there. Well Uncle Henry Ross said “Well if she don’t stay here with us, you’ll not stay” My mother was more related to him than Aunt Mary. That was Claude and Clyde’s mother.

Children of Mary Lou Vada Conner and Ulysses Spencer Davis are:
i.          Ella Maude Davis, B: 03 Sep 1905 in Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina, USA, D: 5 Jan 1997 in McDowel County, NC.
ii.       William Claude Davis, B: 19 May 1908 in Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina, USA, D: 18 Jul 1979 in McDowell County, North Carolina, M: Ladye Williams, McDowell County, NC.
iii.       Richard Clyde Davis, B: 27 Aug 1909 in Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina, USA, D:  08 Apr 1983 in McDowel County, NC, M: Margaret Maedine Lytle, 16 Apr 1931.
iv.       Nellie Mills Davis, B: 23 Jul 1915 in Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina, USA, D: 18 Mar 1977 in McDowel County, NC.
v.        Zora Myrtle Davis, B: Abt. 1902 in Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina, USA, D: 08 Jan 1904.

10.     Sallie Matilda Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1)[39] was born on 05 Apr 1886 in Bill’s Creek, Rutherford County, NC[9]. She died on 12 Nov 1970 in Marion, McDowell County, NC. She married Eddie Logan Davis on 24 Dec 1908 in Rutherford County, NC[10], son of John Logan Davis and Catherine Elizabeth Ross. He was born on 20 Oct 1882 in Davistown section of McDowell County, NC. He died on 29 Jul 1968 in Marion, McDowell County, NC.

Notes for Eddie Logan Davis: Obituary of Ed L. Davis: Old Fort, NC – Ed L. Davis, 86, of Rt 2, died Monday in a Marion hospital after a long illness. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sallie Conner Davis; a son, Glenn Davis of Old Fort, Rt. 2; five daughters: Mrs. Viola Gilliam and Mrs. J.B. Gilliam, both of Black Mountain, Mrs. Roy Sluder of Marion Rt. 2; Mrs. Harry Gilliam and Mrs. Garland Condrey, both of Old Fort Rt. 2; 25 grandchildren and 25 great-grand children. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Cherry Springs Baptist Church. The rev. Paul Coyle and the Rev. Franklin Justice will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold and Maurice Davis, J.T., Jerry and David Gilliam, Gerald Lavender, Dean Sluder and Ronnie Condrey. The body will remain at McCall’s funeral home until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services.

Children of Sallie Matilda Conner and Eddie Logan Davis are:
i.          Glenn Taft Davis, B: 14 Oct 1909 in Crooked Creek Section of McDowell County, NC, D: 03 Jun 2002 in The Oaks at Sweeten Creek, Arden, Buncombe County, NC, M: Alta Niles Gilliam, 15 Sep 1934.
ii.         Viola Rosebud Davis, B: 09 Feb 1912 in Crooked Creek Section of McDowell County, NC, D:  30 May 1999 in Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, M: William Howard Gilliam, 12 Sep 1931 in McDowell County, NC.
iii.       Bessie Lee Davis, B: 04 Mar 1916 in McDowell County, NC, D: 15 Sep 2001 in The Oaks at Sweeten Creek, Arden, Buncombe County, NC, M: Roy Cecil Sluder, 24 Dec 1938 in Faith Tabernacle Church, Hendersonville, NC.
iv.       Adell Davis, B: 17 Feb 1919 in Crooked Creek Section of McDowell County, NC, D: 11 Jan 2001 in At Her Residence in McDowell County, NC, M: Harry Marvin Gilliam, 31 Dec 1938 in McDowell County, NC.
v.        Maybelle Davis, B: 17 Feb 1919 in Crooked Creek Section of McDowell County, NC, D: 12 Feb 1964 in Davistown section of McDowell County, NC.
vi.       Thelma Pauline Davis, B: 27 Aug 1922 in Crooked Creek Section of McDowell County, NC,M:  Jesse Blaine Gilliam, 28 Jun 1941 in Spartanburg, SC.
vii.     Virginia Ruth Davis, B: 07 Feb 1926 in Crooked Creek Section of McDowell County, NC, married:      Garland James Condrey, 17 Jan 1948 in Morganton, Burke County, NC.

11.     Corris Columbus Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1) was born on 15 Apr 1886 in Chimney Rock Twp.[11]. He died on 28 Oct 1953. He married Malinda Rebecca Fite on 26 Nov 1915 in Rutherford County, NC[12]. She was born on 21 Oct 1895. She died on 16 Feb 1984.

Children of Corris Columbus Conner and Malinda Rebecca Fite are:
i.          Clarence Leroy Conner, B: 07 Jun 1917, D: 31 Dec 1990, M: Dorothy Ella Mae Frady, 16 Jul 1942 in unknown.
ii.        Emma Geneva Conner, B: 21 Mar 1920[40], D: 15 Feb 1967. Notes for Emma Geneva Conner: ?  never married.
iii.       Grover Cleveland Conner, B: 11 Nov 1922, D: 04 Jan 1990.
iv.       Willie Conner, B: 26 Jul 1927 in Uree, Bill’s Creek, NC, M: Wilma Elizabeth Haynes, 19 Jul 1947 in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, USA.

12.     Edgar Beam Conner-2(Joseph Washington-1)[41] was born on 30 Jun 1892 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He died on 20 Nov 1980. He married Lily Melinda Crawford on 15 Feb 1915 in Rutherford County, NC[13], daughter of Felix M. Crawford and Sarah Halford. She was born on 08 Jul 1898. She died in Jun 1987. Children of Edgar Beam Conner and Lily Melinda Crawford are:
i.          Ella Parlee Conner, B: 13 Jan 1916 in Rutherford County, NC, D: 24 Jun 1988 in Dundee, Florida, M: Obed Clinton Cloninger, 28 Jul 1941 in Spartenburg, SC.
ii.        Nellie Easter Conner, B: 31 Mar 1918, D: 24 Nov 1937. Notes for Nellie Easter Conner: Tombstone inscription: She came to raise our hearts to heaven, she goes to call us there.
iii.       Eva Cynthia Conner, B: 18 Oct 1920, D: 11 Jan 1956, M: Henry J. Smith, 08 May 1949.
iv.       Joe Cee Conner, B: 04 Sep 1923 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Eva Ensley, 28 May 1948 in Rutherford County, NC.
v.        Charles Edgar Conner, B: 18 Apr 1926, M: Annie Ruth Blanton, 26 May 1951 in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, USA.
vi.       Clifford Washington Conner, B: 05 Dec 1931, M: JoEvelyn Williams, 27 Jan 1956.
vii.     Margie Roena Conner, B: 11 Dec 1933 in Rutherford County, NC, M: Robert Thomas Meggison, 31 Dec 1952 in North Fork, VA. Most of the sources for this entry is handwritten family group sheets, family notes and research contributed by Clifford Conner.  This entry is only a tiny portion of information I have on the Conner family, but it gives you an idea of what I have.

I did not include the source pages that went with this research as it was another 4+ pages. Please let me know if you have comments or questions, I’ll be glad to provide the source.

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