These pictures are from my Father’s Mother, Fannie Mae Davis Preston’s Family

 


 

My grandmother, Fannie Mae Davis Preston was the daughter of Jefferson Davis & Elizabeth Walters. The picture on the right is of her and my grandfather, Claude C. Preston. These pictures were taken about 1925.

My paternal great, great grandparents, John M. Walters & Sarah “Sally” Litteral. They were married October 5, 1859. Thanks to Nancy Hackney Anthony for sharing the photo. To the right is a picture taken of them when they were older.

Below is a picture of Fannie taken not long before she died in 1975.

The gentleman in the rocker was my great grandfather, Jefferson Davis, father to Fannie Mae Davis Preston. 

The lady below is Lavina Ward Davis.  She was the mother of Jefferson Davis.  The original of this picture is a soot drawing.  It is a very large portrait and hangs in my sister Susie’s bedroom.

The gentleman in the rocker was my great grandfather, Jefferson Davis, father to Fannie Mae Davis Preston. 
The picture on the left is of Shadrack Ward & Elizabeth Litteral Walters.Elizabeth was a sister of Sarah Litteral and Shadrack was a brother of John M. Walters.The picture above is of my great grandparents, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Walters & Jefferson Davis.  The lived until age 91 and were married 69 years.

I am named Elizabeth after her. They call me Libby instead of Lizzie.

The picture below is of Jefferson & Elizabeth Walters Davis with Elizabeth’s sister, my great aunt, Sarah “Sally” Walters Graham.

 

 

The picture on the left is of my great uncle, Russell Davis.  He enlisted during World War II in the Foreign Service & was stationed in the Philippines.  He was originally listed as Missing In Action & actually declared dead in 1945. See Russell’s story on his biographical page.

 

 

 

The picture at the far right is Jefferson & Elizabeth Walters Davis’ son Joseph Meredith Davis.  Joe died at the age of 21 of Typhoid Fever.  His son Ingram was in World War II and was one of the famed “Black Devils In Baggy Pants”.   See Ingram’s story on my Miscellaneous But Interesting Page.