MARTIN COVINGTON. Ref:21161. Born: 1839- 1840 at Anson Co NC

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  GENERATION   One

MARTIN COVINGTON. Ref: 21161. Born: 1839- 1840 at Anson Co NC. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.

 Mar: around 1862 at Anson Co NC to Morre, Ellen 21162. In 1880 Census lived in White Stores Township, Anson Co NC employed in

Farming. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:57:37)

FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 21163. Born 1862- 1863 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Ref: 21162

MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 21164. Born 1866- 1867 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Ref: 21162

CAROLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 21165. Born 1867- 1868 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Ref: 21162

SALLY COVINGTON. Ref: 21166. Born 1868- 1869 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Ref: 21162

JAMES W COVINGTON. Ref: 21153. Born 1883- 1884 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Ref: 21162

  GENERATION   Two

FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 21163. Born: 1862- 1863 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre, Ellen,

Mother Ref: 21162. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 13:03:48)

MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 21164. Born: 1866- 1867 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre, Ellen,

Mother Ref: 21162. Mar: 13 Feb 1889 at Anson Co NC to Crowder, Smiley John . (Last updated: 27/11/2018 13:04:58)

CAROLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 21165. Born: 1867- 1868 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre,

Ellen, Mother Ref: 21162. Died: 21 Dec 1938 at Union Co NC aged 70. Prior to death lived in Marshville Co NC and haD WORKED AS

A Farmer. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 13:05:49)

SALLY COVINGTON. Ref: 21166. Born: 1868- 1869 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre, Ellen,

Mother Ref: 21162. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 13:06:21)

JAMES W COVINGTON. Ref: 21153. Born: 1883- 1884 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother:

Morre, Ellen, Mother Ref: 21162. Mar: 13 Mar 1907 at Anson Co NC to Chambers, Cora 21154. Known as Jim. Lived in White Store

Township, Anso Co NC at time of marriage. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:30:30)

FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 21160. Born 1908- 1909 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Ref: 21154

LESSIE COVINGTON. Ref: 21155. Born 1912- 1913 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Ref: 21154

EUGENE COVINGTON. Ref: 21156. Born 1914- 1915 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Ref: 21154

GROVER CLEVELAND COVINGTON. Ref: 6648. Born 24 Mar 1917 at North Carolina NC. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Ref: 21154

JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 21157. Born 1918- 1919 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Ref: 21154

CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 21158. Born 1921- 1922 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Ref: 21154

JADIE COVINGTON. Ref: 21159. Born 1924- 1925 at Anson Co NC. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Ref: 21154

  GENERATION   Three

FANNY COVINGTON. Ref: 21160. Born: 1908- 1909 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother:

Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. Mar: around 1931 at North Carolina NC to Miller . (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:43:26)

LESSIE COVINGTON. Ref: 21155. Born: 1912- 1913 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother:

Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. Mar: around 1935 at North Carolina NC to Rushing . (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:35:41)

EUGENE COVINGTON. Ref: 21156. Born: 1914- 1915 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother:

Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:39:39)

GROVER CLEVELAND COVINGTON. Ref: 6648. Born: 24 Mar 1917 at North Carolina NC. Father: Covington, James W, Father Ref:

21153. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. Mar: around 1950 at Monroe, Union Co NC to Hamilton, Eunice Marie 21151. Died:

25 Sep 2007 at Marshville, Union Co NC aged 90. A Brick Mason. (Last updated: 01/04/2001)

GROVER COVINGTON. Ref: 6654. Born 25 Mar 1956 at Monroe, Union Co NC. Mother: Hamilton, Eunice Marie, Ref: 21151

JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 21157. Born: 1918- 1919 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother: Chambers,

Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:40:31)

CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 21158. Born: 1921- 1922 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother:

Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:41:07)

JADIE COVINGTON. Ref: 21159. Born: 1924- 1925 at Anson Co NC. Father: Covington, James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother: Chambers,

 Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:41:56)

  GENERATION   Four

GROVER COVINGTON. Ref: 6654. Born: 25 Mar 1956 at Monroe, Union Co NC. Father: Covington, Grover Cleveland, Father Ref: 6648.

Mother: Hamilton, Eunice Marie, Mother Ref: 21151. Mar: around 1988 at Canada to Natalie 21152. He was a Canadian Football League

defensive end for the Hamilton Tigercats. He often led the league in quarterback sacks and was a division All-Star seven times. He won the

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Defensive Player once and also lead the Tigercats to a Grey Cup victory in 1986. He finished his

career with 157 sacks, a CFL record.

 

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2000 and in November, 2006, was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players

(#28) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network TSN. He was inducted along with former teammate Chet Grimsley in 1995

into the Johnson C Smith University Sports Hall Of Fame a member of the C.I.A.A in Charlotte North Carolina.

 

He currently lives in Surrey, British Columbia and owns a Floor Depot franchise in Abbotsford, British Columbia

 

Extract from Tiger Cats Website Oct 22 2004 -

Grover Covington, a native of Monroe, North Carolina, attended Johnson C. Smith University, then, was a free agent signing by the

Alouettes in May of 1981. In a pre-season trade, he went to Hamilton later that year.

 

“I knew about the tradition of defence and the term, steel-tough, so it was a lot different than Montreal,” he recalled. “I fell in love with the city.

The people welcomed me with open arms, accepted me like one of their sons. I have so many friends in Hamilton and that will never

change.”

 

In the mid 1980’s their names sounded like a law firm: Covington, Walker, Skillman, Price. The Hamilton front four was ferocious, and was

one big reason why the Tiger-Cats went to the Grey Cup three consecutive years. After a loss to Winnipeg in 1984, and BC in 1985,

Covington echoed what all of his teammates have said: the third time, they weren’t going to be denied.

 

“In 1984, it seemed we were happy just to get to the Grey Cup,” the gentle giant said. “In 1985, we were upset because we wanted the ring

and you never knew when you’d be going back. In 1986, that team was so focused, it was like we were in another world, and that showed in

the play of our defence, especially. We totally dominated Edmonton and I will never forget that game, or my teammates. I love them to death

just because that was the first time I ever won a championship at any level.”

 

Covington still holds the CFL record for most career regular season sacks, 157. Those numbers were so impressive, that he was elected

into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on February 22, 2000. On October 15 of this year, his name was added to the Wall of Honour at

Ivor Wynne Stadium.

 

“Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think this would happen” Covington admitted.

 

“When I first came to the CFL, I just wanted to make the team. From not playing football till Grade 11, to the Hall of Fame, and now, seeing

my name on the Wall of Honour, I’m overwhelmed.”

 

Football is perhaps the ultimate team game, and that’s something the eleven-year Tiger-Cat wanted to emphasize.

 

“You don’t get to this point by yourself. It’s other people that helped you, from high school coaches to my position coach for most of my stay

in Hamilton, Ted Schmitz. They all instilled the values of working hard.”

 

These days, Covington and his family live in Vancouver, where he keeps busy, working and coaching football. But, there’s one more part to

his post-season career that he would like to pursue.

 

Additional info -

He attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

He began his CFL career in 1981 with the Montreal Alouettes. A pre-season trade during saw him moved to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. His

11 seasons with the Tiger-Cats was filled with many highlights including being named the CFL sack leader in 1988 with 25. Covington is

still the CFL\'s all-time quarterback sack leader with 157 sacks to his credit.

 

Throughout his eleven year career, Covington won many deserving awards and honours. He was a seven time East Division All-Star and

received All-Canadian honours on four occasions. In 1988 he won the Schenley Award as the Most Outstanding Defensive Player in the

CFL. He played in four Grey Cups during his Tiger-Cat career, winning the “Big One” in 1986.

 

He was always a player that gave back to the community at every chance he could. In 1985, Covington was the first winner of the Charlotte

Simmons Humanitarian Award (Tiger-Cat who contributed the most to the community). Both on and off the field, Covington devoted his life

in Hamilton to football and the community. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a player in 2000.

 

Life after retirement - Grover lives in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada with wife Natalie and three children. Covington also has an older

daughter named Retina Hough, who was from a previous relationship in his earlier career. Their son Christian Covington graduated from

Rice University while attending the school on a full-scholarship for football. He is now a professional football player for the Houston Texans in

 the NFL. Their daughter Asianna attends the University of Georgia on a full-ride scholarship for track and field. Their daughter Autumn

attends Cornell University on a full-ride scholarship for track and field as well. (Last updated: 14/03/2021 23:46:26)

CHRISTIAN CORAL CLEVELAND COVINGTON. Ref: 21138. Born 16 Dec 1993 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

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  GENERATION   Five

CHRISTIAN CORAL CLEVELAND COVINGTON. Ref: 21138. Born: 16 Dec 1993 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Father:

Covington, Grover, Father Ref: 6654. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Christian Coral Cleveland Covington is a Canadian professional

American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Rice. Height:

6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)

 

Covington was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and attended Vancouver College. His father, Grover Covington played in the Canadian

Football League (CFL) and is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. During his prep career at Vancouver College, he had 276

tackles and 38 sacks. Covington committed to Rice University to play college football.

 

College career

After redshirting for Rice University in 2011, Covington played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012. He had 43 tackles and five

sacks. As a sophomore in 2013, Covington was named first-team All–Conference USA after recording 59 tackles and four sacks. As a

junior in 2014, he played in only seven games due to injuries.

 

After his junior season, Covington entered the 2015 NFL Draft.

 

Professional career

Covington was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round, 216th overall, of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the BC Lions

with the 43rd pick of the 2015 CFL Draft. In 15 games of his rookie season in 2015, Covington had 2 sacks on 8 tackles.

 

In Week 8 of the 2017 season, Covington suffered a torn bicep and was ruled out the rest of the season. (Last updated: 22/11/2018

14:34:54)

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Covington

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  GENERATION   Spouses, etc

Ellen COVINGTON. Ref: 21162. Born: 1849- 1850 at Anson Co NC. Father: Moore, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar:

around 1862 at Anson Co NC to Covington, Martin 21161. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 13:01:07)

Cora COVINGTON. Ref: 21154. Born: during 1886 at North Carolina NC. Father: Chambers, Frank, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Caroline, Mother

 Ref: 0. Mar: 13 Mar 1907 at Anson Co NC to Covington, James W 21153. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:31:57)

Eunice Marie COVINGTON. Ref: 21151. Born: 6 Nov 1928 at Marshville, Union Co NC. Father: Hamilton, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known,

Mother Ref: 0. Mar: around 1950 at Monroe, Union Co NC to Covington, Grover Cleveland 6648. Died: 132 Dec 2010 at Charlotte,

Mecklenburg Co NC aged 82. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 11:56:28)

Natalie COVINGTON. Ref: 21152. Born: around 1960 at Canada. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0. Mar:

around 1988 at Canada to Covington, Grover 6654. (Last updated: 27/11/2018 12:04:47)