Lavinia Adeline Daves

b. 21 May 1808, d. 20 December 1887
  • Lavinia Adeline Daves was born on 21 May 1808 in South Carolina or Georgia.
  • She married Lewis Dupree, son of Reed Dupree and Mary Rives, on 27 April 1825 in Georgia.
  • In 1832, the Daves-Dupree families moved to Stewart County, Georgia, where Lewis joined the militia and cavalry against the Indians. The "Pitts Caravan" formed in April 1842. The Daves-Dupree families left Georgia for Cedar Hill (Chapel Hill), Texas. Following flooding of the Brazos and sickness, the families moved up "The Camino Real Road" on the Montgomery Line, where they built a cedar dog trot cabin.
  • Lewis Dupree and Lavinia Adeline Daves appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Grimes County, Texas, enumerated next to his brother Jusse.. Other members of the household included Jesse G. T. Dupree, Martha G. P. Dupree, James F. Dupree, Samuel Francis Dupree, Rebecca Adeline Caroline Dupree and Robert Peeples Dupree. According to at least one researcher, the Grimes/Montgomery county line ran through his property.
  • Lavinia Adeline Daves became a widow at the 23 August 1855 death of her husband Lewis Dupree.
  • Following her husband's death, Lavinia's youngest brother Francis Lewis Daves assisted her with plantation business until he died in 1859.
  • In the 1880 census she is living in TX Montgomery with her son J. L. (presumably "James F.") Dupree and his family, and his nephew M. N. Banks.
  • Lavinia Adeline Daves died on 20 December 1887 at age 79.
  • She was interred at the Lewis Dupree graveyard, Montgomery County, Texas, on the county line knoll, overlooking Kings Branch and the Dupree plantation.
  • Last Edited: 23 Dec 2012

Family: Lewis Dupree b. circa 2 August 1801, d. 23 August 1855