Robert Y. Davis & Betty Hodges Davis, Warren County, NC, c. 1904
Submitter: Deloris Williams, great-granddaughter

Robert Y. Davis was born on Feb.1, 1879 in Warren County, North Carolina. He died June 1938, Warren County, North Carolina.  His wife, Betty Hodges, was born in 1886 in Vance County, North Carolina. She died in 1906 in Warren County, North Carolina.  She was the first of 3 wives of Great-Grandpa Robert Y. Davis. Together, they had 3 children. Robert Y. Davis was a fairly well-to-do son of a former slave who put himself as well as 13 of his 14 children through college. Somewhat of an entrepreneur, he bought and sold many acres of land in Warren County using the profits of his sawmill, leaving a great legacy for his descendants.  This photo was taken around 1904 at the Warren County Fair.

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