Somerset Cemeteries Project

REHOBETH METHODIST CHURCH (DAVIS CHAPEL) BURIALS – ANNOTATED

Thanks to Ron Massey for recording this cemetery and sharing it with us! Ron comments, "Davis Chapel is known today as Rehobeth Methodist Church. It was built in 1876, replacing an older Methodist Church founded in the 1830’s not far away, and is one of the four churches with burials to be found in and near the tiny village of Rehobeth. The church was doubtless named for the prominent family of James Davis. The derelict remains of a cast iron fence that apparently once enclosed the burial ground still stands at the rear of the church property. MD Route 113 runs between Pocomoke City and Westover. Take MD Route 467 off of 113 and follow it to Rehobeth"


 

BAKER

 

LOUISE B. BAKER – b. 14 October 1915, d. 30 September 1977

 

BELL

 

ALMA BLANCH BELL – wife of Edward E. Bell – b. 1882, d. 1941

ANNIE E. BELL – wife of G. W. Bell – b. 2 March 1844, d. 6 June 1925

BENSON CALVIN BELL – b. 13 August 1923, d. 25 March 1967 W.W.II (buried with Charles H. Bell)

CARROLL W. BELL – b. 1903, d. 1956

CHARLES HOWARD BELL – b. 3 February 1925, d. 10 December 1974 (buried with Benson C. Bell)

EDWARD E. BELL – b. 1873, d. 1954

            Note:                Edward E. Bell married Alma Blanche Conner (Lic. = 13 February 1902)

                                    Edward was the son of George W. Bell and Annie E. Brittingham.

            Children:           Annie Bell b. c1903

                                    Marion Bell b. c1905

                                    Edwin Bell b. c1908

                                    Jonise Bell b. c1916

EDWIN C. BELL – b. 1908, d. 1977 (son of Edward E. Bell & Alma Blanche Conner)

ELIZABETH J. BELL – wife of William T. Bell – b. 1877, d. 1968

FRANCES J. BELL – b. 1920, d. 1923

FRANCIS A. BELL – b. 1 May 1846, d. 5 March 1905 (brother of George W. Bell d.1913)

            Note:                Francis married Mary _____ bef. 1875.  She was born in Virginia.

            Children:           Francis Bell, Jr. b. c1875

                                    Margaret Bell b. c1877

G. W. BELL – b. 1842, d. 19 August 1913

            Note:                George W. Bell married Annie E. Brittingham (Lic. = 29 May 1865)

                                    George W. Bell was probably the son of Thomas Bell b. c1836 and Matilda b. c1842.

            Children:           Asbury Bell b. c1866

                                    Arville A. Bell b. c1868

                                    William Bell b. c1872

                                    Edward Bell b. 1873

                                    Herbert Bell b. 1875

                                    Mary Bell b. c1878

                                    Infant Bell (daughter) b. c1880                

GEORGE A. BELL – b. 1915, d. 1975 (son of George W. Bell & Mary)

GEORGE ALLAN BELL, SR. – b. 1946, d. 2000

GEORGE W. BELL – b. 1888, d. 1960

            Children:           Mainster J. Bell b. c1910

                                    Rebecca E. Bell b. c1912

                                    Lileasy M. Bell b. c1914

                                    George A. Bell b. 1915

                                    Lillian Bell b. 1920

HAROLD R. BELL – b. 1923, d. 2001

HERBERT L. BELL – b. 5 October 1875, d. 8 November 1964

            Notes:               Herbert L. Bell married Sadie R. Hall on 29 December 1897.

                                    Herbert was the son of George W. Bell and Annie E. Brittingham.

            Children:           Edna Bell b. c1905

INFANT CHILD BELL – buried with Alma & Edward E. Bell

INFANT CHILD BELL – buried with Alma & Edward E. Bell

J. MAINSTER BELL – b. 1909, d. 1952

JAMES E. BELL – b. 1926, d. _____

LILIAM BELL – b. 1917 – d. ___

MANIE A. BELL – b. 1913, d. 1994

MARTHA E. BELL – b. 1915, d. 1998

MARY E. BELL – b. 25 October 1851, d. 18 August 1930 (wife of Francis A. Bell)

MARY M. BELL – b. 1896, d. 1964 (wife of Norvin B. Bell)

MARY C. BELL – b. 1888, d. 1980 (wife of George W. Bell)

NORVIN B. BELL – b. 1895, d. ___

ORVILLE A. BELL – b. 1868, d. 1953

ROBERT A. BELL – b. 10 December 1921, d. 9 October 1973 W.W.II

SADIE E. BELL – b. 1869, d. 1906 (wife of Orville A. Bell)

SADIE R. BELL – b. 1 January, 1881, d. 19 May 1970 (wife of Herbert L. Bell)

SIDNEY LEWIS BELL – b. 2 September 1913, d. 21 July 1997

WILLIAM T. BELL – b. 1870, d. 1932

            Notes:               William T. Bell married Elizabeth J. _____.

                                    In 1920 William & Elizabeth had an orphan living with them: Virginia Bell b. c1916..

           

BRIDDELL

 

LAURA F. (Frances) BRIDDELL – b. 1872, d. 1943 (wife of Luther O. Briddell)

LUTHER O. (Orison) BRIDDELL – b. 1870, d. 1944

            Notes:               Luther Orison Briddell was the son of Joshua Jenkins Briddell (1843 - 1895) and Anna Elizabeth Howard Johnson (b. c1846). He was a farmer. He married Laura Frances Bunting on 24 January 1894 in Accomack Co., VA.

            Children:           none in 1920

3 unmarked graves

 

BRITTINGHAM

 

EMELINE E. BRITTINGHAM – d. 7 May 1912, age 90 (wife of William H. Brittingham)

GEORGE W. BRITTINGHAM – b. 10 January 1847, d. 8 December 1909

HARRY T. BRITTINGHAM – b. 1882, d. 1969

MARION E. BRITTINGHAM – b. 15 December 1875, d. 27 January 1925 “husband”

RAMOND V. BRITTINGHAM – b. 1855, d. 1947

RUTH BRITTINGHAM – b. 15 September 1893, d. 25 August 1894  (daughter of William S. & Sarah M. Brittingham)

SARAH A. BRITTINGHAM – b. 6 May 1856, d. 21 March 1925  “wife of George W. Brittingham”

SARAH MARGARET BRITTINGHAM – b. 5 March 1854, d. 22 December 1915 (wife of William S. Brittingham)

WILLIAM H. BRITTINGHAM – d. 25 November 1886, age 74

WILLIAM SAMUEL BRITTINGHAM – b. 9 July 1950, d. 25 June 1901

 

COX

 

ALICE B. COX – b. 1880, d. 1968

HENRIETTA M. COX – b. 1849, d. 1915 (wife of William H. Cox)

IDA BELL COX – b. 1898, d. 1990

VERNON B. COX – b. 6 June 1924, d. 2 July 1976

WILLIAM H. COX – b. 1841, d. 1912

            Notes:               William H. Cox married Henrietta Adams (Lic. = 10 July 1855)  He was the son of George A. Cox

                                    and Louisa Adams.  William  was a farmer.

            Children:           William G. Cox – b. c1857

                                    Sydney T. Cox – b. c1859

                                    John H. Cox – b. c1860

                                    Timothy Cox – b. c1863

                                    Sarah E. Cox – b. c1867

 

DAVIS

 

ELIZABETH DAVIS – wife of James Davis  b. 12 May 1829, d. 14 February 1890

EMELINE DAVIS – wife of James Davis  b. 1 April 1810, d. 11 November 1830

JAMES DAVIS – beloved husband of Melcha Riggin, Emeline Robertson, Elizabeth Handy b. 29 September 1813,

d. 13 March 1885

MILCA ANN DAVIS – wife of James Davis  b. 10 October 1815, d. 12 May 1848

            Notes:               James Davis married Milcah A. Riggin (Lic. = 21 May 1835)

                                    James Davis married Emaline Robertson (Randson?) (Lic. = 15 May 1849)

                                    James Davis married Elizabeth Handy (Lic. = 24 February 1852)

                                    James was a wealthy farmer.  His will is found in Somerset Co., MD Liber SCL5:531+

            Children:           Robert H. Davis b. 24 November 1836 d. 3 February 1878 m. Catherine J. Adams

(Lic. = 5 December 1860)

            Children:           Laura Davis

                                    William H. Davis

                                    Mary V. Davis

                                    Robert Davis

                                    Leonidas Davis

                                    Mortimer Davis – b. 1874, d. 1949

                                    James Davis b. c1838 d. bef 1870

                                    William T. Davis b. c1840 m. Susan S. _____

                                    Francis “Frank” A. Davis b. c1843 m. Sally O. P. Long (Lic. = 11 March 1867)

                        Children:           Emma L. Davis b. c1866

                                                Wilbur F. Davis (m.) b. c1845

                                                Margaret Anna  Davis b. c1853 m. William S. Long

                                                Joshua “James” Davis b. c1855

                                                Charles Davis b. c1856 d. bef 1868

                                                Henry Winter Davis b. c1858

                                                Edward Davis b. c1859

                                                George Edgar Davis b. c1861

                                                Hannah E. Davis b. c1863

                                                Ida E. Davis b. c1866

                                                Charles S. Davis b. c1868

                                                Children:           Charles Alfred Davis – b. 17 July 1893, age 3 mos.

                                                                        Mary S. Davis b. c1872

 

DRYDEN

 

CHARLES W. DRYDEN – b. 1900, d. 1960

GORDON L. DRYDEN – b. 1878, d. 1948 (brother of Oscar F. Dryden)

            Notes:               Gordon L. Dryden married Naomi E. Bell (Lic. = 17 December 1901)

LUCILLE E. DRYDEN – b. 1926, d. 1935

MARY E. DRYDEN – b. 1878, d. 1960 (wife of Oscar Dryden)

NAOMI E. DRYDEN – b. 1880, d. ____  (wife of Gordon L. Dryden)

OSCAR F. DRYDEN – b. 1877, d. 1951 (brother of Gordon L. Dryden)

                                    Oscar Dryden m. Mary Bell on 20 December 1899

RAYMOND W. DRYDEN – b. 4 February 1929, d. 22 November 1985  Korea

 

DURHAM

 

MARY W. DURHAM – wife of James Durham  b. 15 May 1849, d. 4 October 1906

 

HESS

 

ANNIE MARY HESS – b. 22 July 1917, d. 10 July 1980 (wife of Theron C. Hess)

THERON CHARLES HESS – b. 5 August 1915, d. 28 November 1989

 

HOWARD

 

AGNES M. HOWARD – b. 1894, d. 1985 (2nd wife of Albert R. Howard)

ALBERT R. HOWARD – b. 1876, d. 1952

            Note:                Albert R. Howard married Vergie Bell on 22 December 1897.

                                    Albert R. Howard married Agnes M. _____ bef. 1920.

            Children:           Willis P. Howard b. c1906

                                    Virgie E. Howard b. c1917

                                    Mildred A. Howard b. c1919

                                    (There likely were other children by the first marriage.)

ALONZO C. HOWARD – b. 14 June 1884, d. 24 July 1952

            Note:                Alonzo c. Howard married Lillian Lankford on 11 August 1904.

                                    Alonzo was the son of Severn J. Howard and Mary Ann Tull.

            Children:           Thelma Howard  b. c1906

GENEVA HALL HOWARD – b. 1894, d. 1969 (wife of Harry M. Howard)

GEORGE HOWARD – b. 1801, d. 1850

HARRY McKINLEY HOWARD – b. 1901, d. 1970

LEWIS HOWARD – b. 30 November 1882, d. 16 August 1935 (brother of Alonzo C. Howard)

LILLIAN L. HOWARD – b. 20 December 1883, d. 13 June 1962 (wife of Alonzo C. Howard)

MARY A. HOWARD – b. 27 May 1844, d. 29 April 1923 (wife of Severn J. Howard)

SEVERN JAMES HOWARD – b. 11 September 1939, d. 8 April 1916 Civil War Confederate

            Note:                Severn James Howard married Mary Ann Tull on 14 November 1865.

                                    According to his footstone, Severn served as a private in Co. K of the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Confederate Infantry.

VERGIE E. HOWARD – b. 1879, d. 1907  “mother” (wife of Albert R. Howard)

 

HURLEY

 

FRANCES WALL HURLEY – b. 23 October 1932, d. 20 August 1984

 

JOHNSON

 

JOSEPH G. JOHNSON – b. 1887, d. 1981 “brother” (with “sister” Helen Touplet)

 

LUSK

 

AURELLA MAY LUSK – daughter of T. W. & Rhea B. Lusk – b. 1 March 1930, d. 11 August 1930

 

MAHAN

 

ANNA WEIDEMA MAHAN – b. 1897, d. 1987

CHOLA KREIDER MAHAN – b. 1895, d. 1936

DOROTHY EMMA MAHAN – b. 1924, d. 1929

GRANT MAHAN – b. 1862, d. 1948

LILLUS KEPNER MAHAN – b. 1865, d. 1959

THOMAS EDGAR MAHAN – b. 1902, d. 1961

WALTER KEPNER MAHAN – b. 1893, d. 1961

 

MARINER

 

DONALD O. MARINER – b. 1919, d. 1941

 

MASSEY

 

DEBORAH MASSEY – b. 4 March 1847, d. 30 April 1912 “wife of John H. Massey”

JOHN H. MASSEY – (known unmarked burial) – b. 26 October 1846, d. 31 August 1917

            Note:                John Henry Massey m. Deborah Holland on 3 May 1866.

            Children:           George Henry Massey b. 30 April 1867, d. 10 March 1948 m. Julia Francis Evans

                                    Siras Gordon Massey b. 12 April 1870, d. 1953 m. Sarah Elizabeth Matthews

                                    Mary Virginia Massey b. 18 September 1872, d. 1959 m. James Allison Webb

                                    Samuel J. T. Massey b. 23 February 1877, d. ?  m. Estella B. Lewis

                                    Ida Massey b. 4 January 1879, d. 1951 m. Louis Elberson

                                    Ollie Robert Massey  b. 17 March 1881, d. 10 October 1938 m. Della Maddox &

Ethel Beatrice Dennis

                                    Eva Massey b. 8 May 1887, d. 1938 m. Voris Fox

                                    Annie K. Massey  b. 10 June 1875, d. 1945 m. Samuel Henry Matthews

 

MATTHEWS

 

EDWARD R. MATTHEWS – b. 13 January 1866, d. 7 September 1945

MARGARET B. MATTHEWS – b. 25 October 1876, d. 19 December 1908

 

McDANIEL

 

JOHN H. McDANIEL – b. 9 January 1849, d. 19 December 1928

MARY E. S. McDANIEL – b. 1 April 1851, d. 22 November 1922  “wife of John H. McDaniel”

 

MISTER

 

DONA L. MISTER – b. 1874, d. 1959 (wife of George L. Mister)

GEORGE L. MISTER – b. 1870, d. 1952

 

MOORE

 

JOHN H. MOORE – b. 1852, d. _____

SARAH E. MOORE – b. 1848, d. 1923  (wife of John H. Moore)

 

POWELL

 

ADELINE POWELL – “wife of Robert H.. Powell” – b. 15 August 1842, d. 10 May 1921

EDWIN RUFUS POWELL – b. 14 September 1880, d. 6 September 1882

HENRY I. (J?) POWELL – b. 1867, d. 1927

            Note:                Henry m. Lucy _____

            Children:           Thomas S. Powell b. c1901

                                    Ruth Powell  b. c1906

LUCY POWELL – wife of Henry I. Powell – b. 1869, d. 1939

MARY E. POWELL – d. 26 October 1854, Aged 46 yrs, 3 mos., 17 d. (1st wife of  Walter Powell)

ROBERT H. POWELL – b. 8 November 1834, d. 4 January 1914

            Note:                Robert H. Powell m. Adaline Sanders on 20 January 1867

WALTER POWELL – b. 27 December 1805, d. 23 September 1879, Aged 73 yrs., 8 mos., 26 d.

            Note:                Walter Powell married Mary E. Rencher (Lic. = 1 March 1837)

                                    He married 2nd Jane R. Renshaw (Lic. = 5 December 1855)  Walter was a farmer.

            Children:           Mary Powell b. c1839

                                    William A. Powell  b. c1840 m. Anna S. _____

                                    Children:           Mary Powell b. c1868

                                                            Ethel (Effie?) Powell b. 1870

                                                            Nettie Powell b. c1872

                                                            John Powell b. c1873

                                                            William Powell b. c1875

                                                            Annie Powell b. c1877

                                                            Infant Powell (f) b. c1880

                                    Sarah Powell  b. c1841

                                    George Powell  b. c1842

                                    Arianna Powell (f) b. c1845

                                    John Powell  b. c1845

                                    Sydney Powell  b. c1847

 

POWERS / LEESE

 

JUDITH A. POWERS – b. 11 March 1947, d. 11 June 1999

LARRY E. LEESE – b. 18 September 1947, d. _____

 

SMITH

 

BESSIE M. SMITH – b. 20 November 1891, d. 2 September 1989

BETTY A. SMITH – b. 1 April 1928, d. 23 October 1978 (wife of Ivan  Smith)

CHARLES B. SMITH – b. 2 May 1888, d. 14 February 1952

CHARLES J. SMITH – b. 5 December 1916, d. 20 May 1982

IVAN “JACK” SMITH – b. 22 August 1924, d. 31 May 1982

RITA G. SMITH – b. 11 September 1917, d. 3 June 1952 (wife of Charles J. Smith)

 

TAYLOR

 

CHARLIE R. TAYLOR – b. 25 April 1895, d. 12 November 1947 W.W.I

EDWARD C. TAYLOR – b. 26 January 1934, d. 19 October 1984

 

TOUPLET

 

HELEN TOUPLET – b. 1892, d. 1967 “sister” (with “brother” Joseph G. Johnson)

 

WALL

 

ZEB B. WALL – b. 1898, d. 1950

ANNA M. WALL – b. 1902, d. 1996

 

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