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Dr. Booker T. WASHINGTON
Fannie N. SMITH
Oliva A. DAVIDSON
Margaret James MURRAY
Husband:  Booker Taliaferro WASHINGTON
Birth:  5 Apr 1856, Burroughs Plantation, near Hale's Ford, Franklin Co., VA
Death:  14 Nov 1915, St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, NY
Disposition:  buried Tuskegee Inst. Cemetery, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Education:  Hampton Normal & Agricultural Inst. [now Hampton Univ.], Hampton City/Co., VA; Wayland Seminary, Washington, DC; honory doctorate from Harvard Univ., MA
Occupation:  school teacher, research scientist
Positions:  Principal, Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Inst. [now Tuskegee Univ.], Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Stepfather:  Washington FERGUSON
Biological Father:  Mr. __?__
Biological Mother:  Jane BURROUGHS
Marriage-1:  2 Aug 1882, Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV
Wife-1:  Fannie Norton SMITH
Birth:  1858
Death:  4 May 1884, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Father:  Samuel SMITH
Mother:  Celia __?__
Marriage-2:  11 Aug 1885, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Wife-2:  Olivia A. DAVIDSON
Birth:  11 Jun 1854, OH
Death:  9 May 1889, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Disposition:  buried Tuskegee Inst. Cemetery, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Education:  Hampton Inst.; Massachusetts State Normal School at Framingham
Occupation:  school teacher
Position:  Asst. Principal, Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Inst. [now Tuskegee Univ.], Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Father:  John Elias DAVIDSON
Mother:  Eliza __?__
Marriage-3:  12 Oct 1892, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Wife-3:  Margaret "Maggie" James MURRAY
Birth:  9 Mar 1865 or 1861, Macon, Noxubee Co., MS
Death:  4 Jun 1925, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Education:  graduate of Fisk University, Nashville, Davidson Co., TN
Father:  born in IRL
Mother:  born in MS
Child with Fannie N. SMITH:
1.  Portia Marshall WASHINGTON, b. 6 Jun 1883, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL; d. 26 Feb 1978, Washington, DC; m. 31 Oct 1907, Tuckegee Inst. Chapel, William Sidney PITTMAN
Children with Olivia A. DAVIDSON:
2.  Booker Taliaferro WASHINGTON, Jr., b. 29 May 1887 or 1885, MA; d. 5 Feb 1945; m. 31 Dec 1913, Nettie Blair HANCOCK
3.  Ernest Davidson WASHINGTON, b. Oct 1889 or 6 Feb 1889, Tuskegee, Macon Co., AL
Children with Margaret James MURRAY:
none
Other Kin:
Niece:  Alice SIMMONS, b. 1886/7, MS
Niece:  Laura WASHINGTON, b. 1902/3, MS
Nephew:  Tom MURRAY, Jr., b. 1904/5, AL
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Ireland; USA, US, United States, Alabama, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

2.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Booker FURGERSAN (æ 14, b. VA) is living in Malden Twp., Kanawha Co., WV, with his mother and stepfather (q.v.).

3.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 27):  Chesapeake Magisterial Dist., Elizabeth City-Co. [now the independent city of Hampton], VA, Roll T9_1363, p. 21B, Line 8, PN 42, SD 1, ED 13, enumerated 14 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
Ln 3 4 5 6 9 13 15 24 25 26
8 Washington Booker Mu M 24 / Sch Teacher Good VA VA VA
This enumerator used no visitation numbers, so you don't know where one household ends and the next begins.  There's another "Sch. Teacher" on Line 27, followed by 21 "Students," all of college age.  He gave health status for everyone.

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 8):  Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee Town, Beat No. 1, Macon Co., AL, Roll T623_27, p. 57A, SN 1, SD 3, ED 155, enumerated 5 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
1 Washington Booker T Head B M Apr 1859 42 M 7     VA Unk VA Principal 0   Y Y Y Furnished By School
  __________ Margaret J Wife B F Mch 1865 35 M 7 0 0 MS Ire MS Teacher 3   Y Y Y        
  __________ Portia M Dau B F Jun 1883 16 S       AL VA VA At School   9 Y Y Y        
  __________ Baker T Son B M May 1887 13 S       MA VA OH At School   8 Y Y Y        
  __________ Davidson Son B M Oct 1889 11 S       AL VA OH At School   8 Y Y Y        
  Griffin Molly Boarder B F Jul 1873 26 M 6 5 0 NC NC NC At School   3 Y Y Y        
Booker's birthyear and age have been crossed out and written over several times.  You really want to throttle archivists who allow original records to be vandalized this way. Households of school administrators and teachers follow.

6.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 14):  Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Institute, Tuskegee City, Macon Co., GA, Roll T624_23, p. B, SN 5B, SD 5, ED 123, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28
99 104 Washington Booker T Head M Mu 51 M3 17     VA US US Eng Teacher Educator OA     Y Y   O H
    __________ Maggie J Wife F Mu 49 M1 17 3 3 MS Ire US Eng Teacher [unreadable] OA     Y Y      
    __________ Booker T Jr Son M Mu 22 S       AL MS VA Eng None         Y Y Y    
    __________ Davidson E Son M Mu 20 S       AL MS VA Eng Teacher School W N 0 Y Y N    
    King Hattie E Boarder F B 32 S       Can Can Can Eng Teacher Dressmaking W N 0 Y Y Y R H

7.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 15):  Montgomery Road, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee City, Macon Co., AL, Roll T625_30, p. 64A, SN 1A, SD 5, ED 124, 7 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* X 5 5 Washington Mrs. Booker T Head O F F Mu 55 Wd   Y Y MS MS MS Y Department Head Women ??? Industrial School W
      __________ Laura Neice     F Mu 17 S Y Y Y MS MS MS   None    
      Murray Tom Jr Nephew     M Mu 15 S Y Y Y AL MS MS   None    
      Clayton Bessie Boarder     F Mu 20 S Y Y Y OK OK OK   None    
      Simmons Alice Neice     F Mu 33 S   Y Y MS MS MS Y Teacher Music Piano W
*Montgomery Road

8.  Various web sites, including his biography at Wikipedia.

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