Jolley Family Ancestry


NOTE: this family tree is a work in progress.

1. Thomas William Jolley  (photo)

Thomas Jolley (born abt. 1850 or 1855) was murdered (shot) in Ararat, Surrey County near Mt. Airy, NC. after my gm Mary Margaret Jolley was born (1890). There was a trial and newspaper articles written, but so far we have been unable to find any documentation. Little more is known about him. Thomas married Laura E. Clark . As far as we know he only had one daughter: Mary Margaret Jolley. He had a son by a previous marriage named William Jolley.

2. Mary Margaret "Margie" Jolley

Margie (photos) was born May 5, 1890 in Mt. Airy, NC and died 1975 in Rock Hill, SC. She was orphaned and may have lived for a time with Pearle Belle (Forkner) Beasley who was married to John W. Beasley of Pilot Mountain, NC. She had a half-brother but nothing is known about him. Margie sold milk and butter during the depression.

Married Archie Foster Davis November 1909 in Rock Hill, SC. Burial : Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, SC.

Notes on Archie Foster Davis (photos) (family tree)

Foster Davis was born March 31, 1886 in Rockingham, NC and died 1960 in Rock Hill, SC. He was the son of Daniel Webster Davis (Moore County, NC) (More info on the Davis Family History).  Foster opened a Meat Market (article) in 1922 on Main Street, Rock Hill, SC and was well known and respected in the community.  Burial : Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, SC

One of Foster's sisters, Della Francis Davis (1875-1914, Burial : Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, SC), was married to a W. A. Jolley (1870-1921). The relationship between W. A. Jolley and Thomas Jolley, if any, is not known.

3. Children of Foster and Margie Davis:

All of Foster and Margie's children were born at home, on the family farm Rock Hill. The farm house burned and the family moved to Main St. in Rock Hill, where they both lived until their death. Both were members of the 1st Baptist Church.


1. Margaret Alice Davis was born November 1910 in Rock Hill, SC and died November 1988 in Rock Hill, SC.  Married: Hugh Edgar Sanders (Sanders Family Tree)

2. Willie Frances Davis was born May 1912 in Rock Hill, SC and died April 1985 in Rock Hill, SC.

3. Betty Lucille Davis was born October 1913 in Rock Hill, SC and died January 1986 in Rock Hill, SC.

4. Laura Ellen Davis was born February 3 and buried Feb. 5, 1916 (Laurelwood Cemetery).

5. Archie Foster, Jr. Davis was born February 1, 1917 and died 1917.

6. James Lyle Davis was born September 1918 in Rock Hill, SC at home and died February 1988 in Rock Hill, SC.

7. Foster McKnight Davis was born May 1922 in Rock Hill, SC and died November 1995 in Rock Hill, SC.


Davis and Jolley family information provided by Steve Davis.