Today I sourced the census data in the 1910 & 1920 census for Eileen's great-grandfather, Samuel Ivey. In 1910 the family is living in Marshall Co., KY and in 1920 they are across the Mississippi in Lawrence Co., AR. The last name is spelled Ivey in 1910 and Ivy in the 1920 record.
Samuel was a farmer in both census records - he and wife Emma Carter were married around 1896, probably in Kentucky. There is a tradition in Eileen's family of Cherokee Indian blood from this family line. The places of birth seem to indicate at least a possibility. In 1910, Samuel was born in Kentucky with his father born in Tennessee and mother born in Kentucky. By 1920, Samuel was born in Arkansas with his father born in Florida and mother born in Alabama. Likewise, in 1910 Emma was born in Arkansas with her father born in the United States and mother born in Kentucky. By 1920, Emma was born in Alabama with her father born in Alabama and mother born in Tennessee.
Known children of Samuel and Emma E. (Carter) Ivey are as follows :
i. [________] b. bet. 1898-1910; d. before 1910 census
ii. [________] b. bet. 1898-1910; d. before 1910 census
iii. Rebecca E. Ivey b. ca. 1898 Kentucky
iv. Pearl Ivey b. ca. 1900 Kentucky
v. Bessie Lee Ivey b. July 8, 1900 McCracken Co., KY, m. Patrick Cummings m(2) Tom Bosley
vi. Freddie W. Ivey b. ca. 1904 Kentucky
vii. Samuel A. Ivey b. ca. 1906 Kentucky
viii. Charles Ivey b. ca. 1912 Arkansas
ix. Lucy Ivey b. ca. 1916 Arkansas
x. Boyd Ivey b. ca. 1919 Arkansas
xi. Anna Ivey b. ca. 1919 Arkansas