Person:York Davis (2)

York Davis
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Name York Davis
Gender Male


York Davis: Biographical Information

York Davis was the father of Lula Davis, who married Ezekiel Bennett. Ezekiel was the son of Adam Bennett, the enslaved overseer at Magnolia Plantation on the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina.

We do not yet know the name of York's first wife, who was Lula's mother.

On the 1910 Census, York is married to Hester who has 3 children named Florence, William and Charles Sheppard. Hester's children are approximately the same ages as Lula and her brother Samuel. Their household members were:

Relationship Gender Color Age Birth
Davis, York Head M B 42 SC
Davis, Hester Wife F B 45 SC
Shappard, Florence J. Step Daughter F B 14 SC
Shappard, William Step Son M B 13 SC
Shappard, Charles H. Step Son M B 11 SC
Davis, Lula Daughter F B 15 SC
Davis, Samuel Son M B 14 SC

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About This Page

This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC