Saturday, December 05, 2009

Surname Saturday: Ivey

The IVEY surname appears in Eileen's paternal line.  The surname has been found to be spelled IVY, IVIE, etc. in the records.  There has been some speculation that Eileen's grandmother, Bessie Lee IVEY, has Indian blood, though nothing has been found to confirm this.

Stories and History:

Ahnentafel # 20: George W. IVEY.  George and his wife, Rebecca HARROLD, were listed as the parents of Samuel IVEY on his marriage record.  Rebecca's surname has been also spelled HARRELL in some records.

Ahnentafel # 10: Samuel IVEY (c1868-1953).  Samuel was born circa 1868 in Kentucky.  Samuel married Emma E. CARTER on February 26, 1896 in Massac County, Illinois.  Emma was born circa 1880-1886 in either Alabama, Arkansas or Kentucky (census records disagree).  The family lived in Graves and Marshall Counties, Kentucky and Lawrence and Poinsett Counties, Arkansas in the census records.  Samuel died May 25, 1953 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

Ahnentafel # 5: Bessie Lee IVEY (1900-2003).  Bessie was born July 8, 1900 in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.  Bessie married St. Patrick Merlin CUMMINGS on March 16, 1920 in Sedgwick, Lawrence County, Arkansas.  Patrick was born March 17, 1863 in Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama.  Bessie died March 10, 2003 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana and is buried in Grant Memorial Park in Marion.

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Anonymous said...

Bessie Lee Ivey was my grandmother's mother. My grandmother's name was Violet Leona Bosley-Osborn.

Anonymous said...

Bessie Lee Ivey was my grandmother's mother. My grandmother was Violet Leona Bosley-Osborn. My email address is

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