THE JAMES & NANCY ( ) DIGBY (OR DEGBEE) FAMILY
1818 - ? ca. 1822 - ?
James Digby Nancy ( ) Digby
James Digby was born about 1818 in Georgia. He married a girl named Nancy; she was born about 1822 in South Carolina. One source says that Nancy is supposed to be a Cherokee Indian. In 1850, James is listed as a carpenter in Attala county, Mississippi. At this time, they had the following children:
I. Martin Van Buren Digby ("Martin"): He was born in 1843 in Mississippi. His first wife was (1) Susan V. Ledbetter. They had the following children:
A. Mart Digby:
C. Bert Hendrick: (listed on the 1880 Grimes county, Texas census; not sure of relationship, but listed as a son).
Martin Van Buren Digby's second wife was (2) Elmira Tennessee Barnes; they had the following children:
A. James H. Digby:
B. William Seaborn Digby ("Will"): He married Mattie Minerva Wallace.
C. Claud Digby:
E. Alta Digby: She married D McKay.
F. L. Guy Digby:
II. Elizabeth Digby: She was born about 1845 in Mississippi.
III. John Digby: He was born about 1847 in Mississippi.
IV. Emily Digby: She was born about 1849 in Mississippi.
In 1850, Frederic Beall was staying with them; he was a 26 year old farmer, born in Georgia.
1. 1850 Attala county, Mississippi census (household # 1244/ 1252. Recorded October 28, 1850 by E.H. Sanders. page # 174, typed number on right side of page).
2. Genealogical query posted by Emily Haire in October, 2002.