Covington History Generations Report

  Descendents       MARTIN COVINGTON. Ref:21161. Born: 1839- 1840 at South Carolina SC  Compiled 18/06/2020

  GENERATION   One

   MARTIN COVINGTON. Ref: 21161. Born: 1839- 1840 at South Carolina SC. 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.

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

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

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

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

      JAMES W. 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: Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Mother Ref: 21162. 

   MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 21164. Born: 1866- 1867 at Anson Co NC. Father: Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Mother Ref: 21162.  Mar: 13

   Feb 1889 at Anson Co NC to Crowder, Smiley John . 

   CAROLINE COVINGTON. Ref: 21165. Born: 1867- 1868 at Anson Co NC. Father: Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Mother Ref: 21162. 

   SALLY COVINGTON. Ref: 21166. Born: 1868- 1869 at Anson Co NC. Father: Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Mother Ref: 21162. 

   JAMES W COVINGTON. Ref: 21153. Born: 1883- 1884 at North Carolina NC. Father: Martin, Father Ref: 21161. Mother: Morre, Ellen, Mother Ref: 21162. 

   Mar: 13 Mar 1907 at Anson Co NC to Chambers, Cora 21154.  Lived in White Store Township, Anso Co NC at time of marriage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      JADIE. 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: James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. 

   Mar: around 1931 at North Carolina NC to Miller . 

   LESSIE COVINGTON. Ref: 21155. Born: 1912- 1913 at Anson Co NC. Father: James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. 

   Mar: around 1935 at North Carolina NC to Rushing . 

   EUGENE COVINGTON. Ref: 21156. Born: 1914- 1915 at Anson Co NC. Father: James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154.


   GROVER CLEVELAND COVINGTON. Ref: 6648. Born: 24 Mar 1917 at North Carolina NC. Father: James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother: Chambers, Cora,

   Mother Ref: 21154.  Mar: around 1950 at Monroe NC to Hamilton, Eunice Marie 21151. Died: 25 Sep 2007 at Marshville NC aged 90.  A Brick Mason.

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

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 21157. Born: 1918- 1919 at Anson Co NC. Father: James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. 

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

   21154. 

   JADIE COVINGTON. Ref: 21159. Born: 1924- 1925 at Anson Co NC. Father: James W, Father Ref: 21153. Mother: Chambers, Cora, Mother Ref: 21154. 


  GENERATION   Four


   GROVER COVINGTON. Ref: 6654. Born: 25 Mar 1956 at Monroe NC. Father: Grover Cleveland, Father Ref: 6648. Mother: Hamilton, Eunice Marie, Mother

   Ref: 21151.  Mar: around 1988 at Canada to Natasha 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.

      CHRISTIAN CORAL CLEVLND. Ref: 21138. Born 16 Dec 1993 at Vancouver. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

  GENERATION   Five

   CHRISTIAN CORAL CLEVLND COVINGTON. Ref: 21138. Born: 16 Dec 1993 at Vancouver. Father: 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.

  GENERATION   Spouses

   Ellen COVINGTON. Ref: 21162. Born: 1849- 1850 at North Carolina NC. Father: Moore, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  Mar: around 1862 at

    Anson Co NC to Martin 21161. 

   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 James W 21153. 

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

   1950 at Monroe NC to Grover Clevelannd 6648. Died: 132 Dec 2010 at Charlotte NC aged 82. 

   Natasha 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 Grover 6654.