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Other surnames found on this page:  Black, Davis, Hilliard, Jackson, King, Maness, McPherson, Moore, Phillips, Riddle, Ritter, and Williams.

Thenia Maynor was born on 11-27-1847 to William and Chloe Phillips Maynor in Chatham County, NC.  She died 2-7-1926 in Ritters Township, Moore County and is buried at Cool Springs Methodist Church "Her End Was Peace" in Glendon, NC with her husband, Martin D. Davis.  Her tombstone lists her birth date as 1849.

1850 Chatham County NC Census (Bear Creek Township)
Chloe Mainard (42) lived with her brother, William Phillips (40), and her sister,
Catherine Phillips (35), along with Chloe's children: Josiah/Joseph (6), William (4),
and Theany (3).

1860 Chatham County NC Federal Census (Goldston PO)
William Phillips (56, Farmer; RE 100; personal 75)
Catherine Phillips (45, spinster, could not read/write)
Clara (Clora) Manor (52, spinster, personal 20, could not read/write)
Josiah Manor (16, farmer), Wm. Manor (14), Bethena (13)

1870 Chatham County NC Federal Census
 (Bear Creek Township Grove P.O.) 
Cloe Manah (age 60) living with Thena (age 22) on a farm.  Cloe's occupation was "keeping house."  The property was valued at 150 pers. @140.  The census index for 1870 lists Chloe's name as Cleas Manar.

+Martin D. Davis (b. 1846  d. 1922) was the son of William and Clarkey Hilliard Davis of Moore County, NC.  I believe his grandparents were William and Phoebe Phillips Davis and that Phoebe (Feby) was possibly the illegimate daughter of William (Willis) Phillips and (unknown) of Chatham County.
    Martin was first married to Nancy Jane Black sometime before the 1870 NC Federal Census.  They resided in Ritters Township in Moore County.  Their first child, Mary J., was born in December 1870.  Nancy died in childbirth in January 1880.

1850 Moore County NC Census (unknown township)
Wm. Davis (30, laborer), Clarkey (Hilliard) (F-30)
Westley (6), Martin (4), Taylor (2)

1860 Moore County NC Census, Pharrs Mills
Wm. Davis, 32, farmer / Clarkey, 39, wife / Wesley, 13 / Martin, 11
Taylor, 10 / Martha, 8 / George C., 4
Lived next door:  Wm. Davis, 67, farmer / Phoebe, 67, wife

1870 Moore County NC Census ~ Martin Davis is listed twice in the Census.  Once with his parents, William and Clarkey, and the second shown below.
Ritters Township
Martin Davis, 21, farmer
Nancy J., 22
Mary J., 5/12 (born December)

1880 Moore County NC Census ~ Mortality Schedule (Ritters Township)
Nancy J. (Jane) Davis, 30, female, white, married, born NC, parents born NC, Kept House, died in January 1880, died in labor (childbirth), resident of county 30 years.

1880 Moore County NC Federal Census (Ritter Twp., page 343B) (all born in NC)
Martin Davis (widow, male, 30, farmer)
Devotion Davis (son, 10, works on farm), Altus Davis (other, male, 6)
Frank Davis (other, male, 4), Lucy E. Davis (other, female, 2)

+Thenia Maness married Martin Davis on Jan. 12, 1881 at the residence of Neil McPherson.  Wm. J. King Esq. performed the service.  There was a notice about the wedding in the Moore Gazette on Feb. 7, 1881:  Marriages ~ Martin Davis to Thenia Maness, Moore County.

Children of Martin and Thenia Maynor Davis:
Connie Davis (b.  unknown   d. unknown)
John Turner Davis (b. abt. 1887) married Sallie Lee Jackson on 12-8-1906
      in Moore County.  Their children were: Mamie (b. 1903 ?), Edna (b. 1908), Hughie (b. 1910),
     Thena Emma (b. 1-14-1914), and Ralph (b. 1919/1920).
Meta E. (b. 12-25-1889  d. Oct. 1969) married James J. "Jim" Williams late in life
      & lived in Robbins.  Jim was born 1865 and died 1953.  They are both buried at
      High Falls United Methodist Church in Moore County.

Thenia's Step-Children by Martin and Nancy J. Black Davis:
Mary J. (b. Dec. 1869  d. unknown)
Devotion (b. abt. 1870) married Zenar (Zena) Phillips on 9-18-1892, Joe Seawell, JP.
     Zena was the daughter of Charles and Emily Phillips.
Atlas (Altus) (b. abt. 1874   d. unknown)
Frank (b. 1-14-1875  d. 12-17-1956).  He married Fannie Moore who predeceased him.
      Frank was buried at Cool Springs Methodist Church in Glendon.
Lucy Ella (b. abt. 1878  d. 6-5-1932).    Both Lucy Ella and her husband, Bill, are buried
      at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  Her tombstone lists her birthdate as
      9-15-1880. That is impossible since her mother (Nancy J. Davis) died in January
     1880.  Lucy married William Robert "Bill" Maness on 1-7-1895 at the home of
     John Riddle in Ritters Township.  Bill was born 8-15-1859 and died 3-2-1900. 
     He was the son of Ira Lane and Catherine Ritter Maness.  Ira was born 1-5-1832
     and his father was Shadrack Maness and his grandfather was Billy Maness.