This is day 26 of the A to Z April Challenge. The End of the challenge.
- 3 Zachariah’s
- 4 Zada’s
- 1 Zebedee
- 1 Zedekiah
- 1 Zelda
- 1 Zella
- 2 Zenith’s
- 2 Zephaniah’s
- 1 Zibiah
- 1 Zoe
- 1 Zola
One family alone has 3 Z’s: my maternal grandfather’s paternal grandfather’s family. Mitchell and Martha Ann Wilson Davis married in 1846 and raised 15 children in the Beldor community of Rockingham County, Virginia. They must have loved that letter “Z” because in addition to the 3 whose names began with “Z,” two more had a “z” in their name: Amaziah and Lorenza.
But let’s look at the main Z children.
Zedekiah Davis was the first born to Mitchell and Martha. But he lived only a short while, from 1847 to 1863. In fact, sadly enough, he was the second child of three to die between June and July of that year. I can only surmise that they were victims of an epidemic.
Zephaniah Leonard Davis was born in 1851 and died in 1929. He married twice: first to Anne E. Bellomy and second to Mary Frances Crawford. He and Anne had at least 6 children, but only 5 appeared in the census records: Mattie, Ida, Zephaniah Jr., Marshall, and Annie. Zephaniah and Mary Frances had 2 children, Elsie and Herman.
Zibiah Saloma Davis was born in 1864 and died in 1936. She married John Lewis Marshall about 1891, a farmer. They had 6 children: Nora Bertha, Alvin Russell, Lewis Dewey, Minnie Pearl, Myrtle Lee, and Howard Emory.
|Andrew Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery|
Photo by Audrey
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