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Descendants of Thomas Humphrey

4. DAVID CROCKETT2 HUMPHREY (THOMAS1) was born 01 May 1829 in Georgia46, and died 31 January 1905 in Avoca, TX47. He married SOPHRONIA H. MORRIS 26 September 1850 in Troup Co, GA48, daughter of WILLIAM MORRIS and FLORA NEAL. She was born 17 February 1830 in Georgia49,50, and died August 1921 in Avoca, TX51.

Notes for D
1) 1830 ______ Census

2) 1840 ______ Census

3) 1850 Troup Co, GA census.

David age 21 was living with his brother George HUMPHREY.

4) 1860 Census

5) 1870 Cass Co, TX census--Precinct #3, PO Cusseta--dwelling 378 / family 378

HUMPHREY, David C 41 m w farmer 0 600 GA
HUMPHREY, Sophromia 38 f w GA
HUMPHREY, William 17 m w GA
HUMPHREY, David 14 m w GA
HUMPHREY, Brice C. 12 m w GA
HUMPHREY, George 9 m w GA
HUMPHREY, Charlie 5 m w MS
HUMPHREY, Martha M. 2 f w MS

6) Excerpt from an email dated 11/03/98 from Lesleigh Landreth.

"David Crocket HUMPHREY was orphaned at 14 years of age. The court indentured him to his mother's brother (his uncle), Brice Chisem JOHNSON for a period of 7 years to learn the trade of farming. He spent that time near West Point, GA. He was single and living with his brother George W. HUMPHREY and his family during the 1850 census. He met and married Sophronia H. MORRIS in September 1850 in Troup Co, GA. They lived in Rome, GA until the end of the Civil War in 1865.
The West Point - Atlanta Railroad was completed in 1854. David was a railroad engineer during this time and worked for the state owned railroad. He was said to have driven the last locomotive across the Chatahoocie River, before the last bridge was destroyed, to delay Sherman's taking of Atlanta in Dec 1864. He was honored for his heroism.

6) 1880 McLennon Co, TX census -- dwelling 251 / family 252 located in Super dist 4, ED 108 on 23 June, 1880.

HUMPHREY, D.C. w m 49 hd md farmer GA GA GA
HUMPHREY, Sophronia f m 46 wife md Keepshouse GA GA GA
HUMPHREY, George w m 19 son sgl works farm GA GA GA
HUMPHREY, Charley w m 16 son sgl works farm GA GA GA
HUMPHREY, Ann C(?) w f 12 dau sgl MS GA GA
HUMPHREY, Lizzie w f 10 dau sgl TX GA GA
HUMPHREY, Joe w m 4 son sgl TX GA GA
SMITH, Octavia w f 14?? boarder
Notice the name difference between 1870 census (Martha M) and 1880 census (Ann C). Also found a Augusta JOHNSON and family living next door. Flora MORRIS was living in the house hold and was listed as mother-in-law. There was a William and Flora MORRIS living in 1850 Troup Co with a daughter named Sophronia 18. I am going on the asssumption that this is her mother and father.

7) 1900 Hill Co, TX census -- ED 43 pct #3.

HUMPHREY, D.C. w m May 1829 71 GA
HUMPHREY, Sophronia w f Feb 1832 68 GA

Notes for S
1) From the book "The History of Troup Co, GA"

Wehadkee Baptist Church. This church is located in land lot 17 of the 16th district. It was constituted on 15 Oct 1849 and the membership was withdrawn from the Long Cane and from New Hope, AL churches. The following are the charter members:
Crowder, O.W. McCoy, Amos H. Phillips, Henry Crowder, Rachel McCoy, Martha E. Post, Elizabeth Haralson, Jesse B. MORRIS, Joseph P. Tingle, Ellen Henderson, Jefferson A. MORRIS, Flora B. Tingle, Solomon Johns, Susan J. MORRIS, Sophronia Waldrop, John J. Kirby, Lucinda Parker, Elvinton Williams, Caroline Kirby, Pleasant B. Parker, Martha A. Williams, Madison

The first Sunday School was estabished in this church in 1868.
Children of D
  i.   WILLIAM T.3 HUMPHREY51, b. 05 September 1851, Georgia51; d. Unknown.
  ii.   DAVID ALONZO HUMPHREY51, b. 18 August 1856, Georgia51; d. Unknown.
13. iii.   BRICE CHISUM HUMPHREY, b. 12 December 1858, Georgia; d. Unknown.
  iv.   GEORGE L. HUMPHREY51, b. 12 November 1860, Georgia51; d. Unknown.
  v.   CHARLIE NEAL HUMPHREY51, b. 10 July 1865, Mississippi51; d. Unknown.
  vi.   ANN HUMPHREY51, b. 1868, Mississippi52; d. Unknown.
  vii.   ELIZABETH HUMPHREY53, b. 08 September 1870, Texas53; d. Unknown.
  viii.   FANNIE SAFRONIA HUMPHREY53, b. 29 April 1874, Texas53; d. Unknown.
  ix.   JOSEPH TILDON HUMPHREY53, b. 07 October 1876, McLennan Co, TX53; d. Unknown.

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