Waiting on records can take awhile and causes me to skip from one search to another. Yesterday, more records on the life of Ousia Stewart Hill arrived, the only daughter of Sarah Hortense Davis Stewart and Willaim R Stewart of Union County. I have not yet found much on Bill Stewart, except that he died in 1909, is buried in Monroe, NC, with his family, and that his brother Joe played professional baseball for the Boston BeanEaters. But that is something.
At first, I did not know of the existence of Ouisa, but was glad to find she lived a full life, until age 75, married and had 3 daughters, Esther, Ethel and Margaret Faye and 1 son, Levy, who died as an infant.
Upon the death of her mother, Ousia was raised by her grandmother Rebecca Hathcock Davis Crump, the widow of Edward Winfield Davis who had remarried JT Crump. When Rebecca died, JT Crump assumed custody of Ouisa, right gladly, as she was heiress to a considerable tract of land and he became inspired to rip her off such, that by the time she was an adult, he had all of her money and she none. The following documents are pages from some of these, I left out repetetive things and descriptions of all of the tracts of lands to space.
Ouisa Stewart listed in the settlement of her grandmother, Rebecca Hathcock Davis Crump's Estate. T. A Davis and John Teeter Davis are Rebecca's son by Edward W. Davis and Travis and Lavinia Crump are Rebecca's children by JT Crump.
Rebecca Crump given guardianship of Ouissa Stewart
JT Crump given custody of Ouissa Stewart
JT Crump petitioning to sell Ouisa's lands. Jobe Davis mentioned is her great-grandfather's property. E. W Davis mentioned was her Grandfather.
Page 3 of the above Petition. JT and TA Davis are her uncles, John Teeter Davis, and Thomas Ashe Davis.
JT Crump petitioning to buy Ouisa an organ and her mother's tombstone out of her inheritance.
Case against Paris Hyatt, stealing a $150 watch from Ouisa.
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