Notes for Henry Moss Ivy, Sr.
!US Census 1860 (22 August) Mississippi, Chickasaw Co., Eastern Division, Roll M432_369, Sheet 92, Page 328B, House No. 702, Lines 15-20: Henry Ivy (b. 1822 - 38 - in AL - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $65,000 + $122,000) married to Betty (b. 1838 - 22 - in VA - Property Value $300). Children listed (born in MS) are: Rush (son b. 1845 - 15); Irene (dau b. 1847 - 13); Drew (dau b. 1849 - 11); and Frank (son b. 1859 - 1)
!US Census 1880 Mississippi, Clay Co., District 3 Beat 3, FHL Film 1254644; National Archives Film T9-0644; Page 228A: Henry M. IVY (b. Abt 1822 - 58 - in Alabama - Occ: Farmer - Fa: VA and Mo: GA) married to Bettie M. IVY (b. Abt 1837 - 43 - in Virginia - Fa: VA and Mo: ---). Children listed (all born in Mississippi) are: D. P. IVY (Dau b. Abt 1849 - 31); Masey IVY (Dau b. Abt 1868 - 12); Henry Moss IVY (Son b. Abt 1868 - 12); Ruby IVY (Dau b. Abt 1871 - 9); Pearl IVY (Dau b. Abt 1871 - 9); Mary D. IVY (Dau b. Abt 1875 - 5) Also listed with the family (all born in MS and all BLACK) are: Pegg BROWN (b. Abt 1845 - 35 - Occ: Cook); Fannie BROWN (b. Abt 1875 - 5); Doodie BROWN (b. Abt 1878 - 2); Estell BROWN (b. Abt 1880 - 2/12); George IVY (b. Abt 1869 - 11 - Fa: MS and Mo: ---); and Bev CALVERT (b. Abt 1860 - 20 - Occ: Farm Hand)
!US Census 1900 (26 June) Mississippi, Clay Co., Page 119a, lines 57-61: Henry M. Ivy, Sr. (b. June 1822 - 77 - in Alabama - WIDOW - Occ: Retired Farmer - Fa: GA and Mo: GA). Children listed (all born in MS) are: Laura (dau b. Sept 1864 - 35); Henry M., Jr. (son b. Aug 1867 - 32); Ruby (dau b. Sept 1871 - 28); and Maris (dau b. Sept 1875 - 24).
!The Ivy Family 1635 - 1984 in Virginia, Georgia, and Mississippi,by Robert Adams Ivy. Copy located in the DAR Library, Washington, D.C.: Henry Moss Ivy (son of Thomas Ivy) was quite tall and was courtly, graceful, and an outstanding man. He was born in Alabama and married Mary Noble Gates, the daughter of Thomas Gates. They lived in Palo Alto in 1846 which was a thriving center in southern Chickasaw County. Water was plentiful there, a powerful drawing card for planters. He picked a beautiful site on a hill overlooking the prairie below, and built a large log house, purchasing 800 acres at that time. After the death of her husband, Thomas Ivy, Drucilla Ivy bought land adjoining her son's. She left old Houlka and moved to the prairie, building the first two-storied home in that section. She and her son, Henry Moss Ivy, gave the land for the Palo Alto Cemetery, which is a well cared for cemetery still in use.
Henry Moss and Mary Noble Gates Ivy lived in old Palo Alto for 10 years and had three children when she died at the age of 29. A funeral procession followed her casket north to the side of her father, Thomas Gates, and her younger sister, Isabella Elfrida Gates Ivy. Isabella and Mary Noble had married brothers, Sterling and Henry Moss Ivy. Their orphaned children, who were double first cousins, were reared together in the home of their grandmother, Drucilla Ivy, who must have needed that two-story house."
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