Covington History Generations Report

  Descendents of:   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref:13765. Born: around 1739 at Sumner TN  Compiled 23/11/2012

  GENERATION             One

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 13765. Born: around 1739 at Sumner TN. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar:

   around 1761 at South Carolina SC to name not known .

      JOHN. Ref: 13766. Born during 1762 at South Carolina SC. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

      EDWARD. Ref: 13767. Born during 1764 at South Carolina SC. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

      RICHARD. Ref: 13768. Born during 1766 at South Carolina SC. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

      WILLIAM B. Ref: 13769. Born during 1768 at South Carolina SC. Mother: not known, Ref: 0

  GENERATION             Two

   JOHN COVINGTON. Ref: 13766. Born: during 1762 at South Carolina SC. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 13765. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.

   EDWARD COVINGTON. Ref: 13767. Born: during 1764 at South Carolina SC. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 13765. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.

   RICHARD COVINGTON. Ref: 13768. Born: during 1766 at South Carolina SC. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 13765. Mother: not known, Mother Ref:

   WILLIAM B COVINGTON. Ref: 13769. Born: during 1768 at South Carolina SC. Father: Richard, Father Ref: 13765. Mother: not known, Mother Ref:

   0.  Died: around 1856 at Livingston KY aged 88.  Mar: 28 Feb 1806 at South Carolina SC to Bloodworth, Priscilla 13770.

      POLLY MARY. Ref: 13771. Born around 1806 at Sumner Co TN. Mother: Bloodworth, Priscilla, Ref: 13770

      GEORGE WASHINGTON. Ref: 13772. Born 17 Jan 1808 at Sumner TN. Mother: Bloodworth, Priscilla, Ref: 13770

      WILLIAM D. Ref: 13773. Born Feb 1812 at Sumner Co TN. Mother: Bloodworth, Priscilla, Ref: 13770

  GENERATION             Three

   POLLY MARY COVINGTON. Ref: 13771. Born: around 1806 at Sumner Co TN. Father: William B, Father Ref: 13769. Mother: Bloodworth, Priscilla,

   Mother Ref: 13770.


   GEORGE WASHINGTON COVINGTON. Ref: 13772. Born: 17 Jan 1808 at Sumner TN. Father: William B, Father Ref: 13769. Mother: Bloodworth,

   Priscilla, Mother Ref: 13770.  Died: 25 Jan 1869 at Livingston KY aged 61.  Mar: 19 Sep 1827 at Sumner TN to Hughes, Eliza 15187. They were

   married in Sumner County, Tennessee and went to Livingston County, Kentucky in about 1836. They raised their family on the Ohio River and ran a

    lumber mill across from Pope County, Illinois. Some of their children went to Massac County. (Regina Bruner Markowicz, Troy, Michigan Jan 2006)

      GEORGE. Ref: 15188. Born around 1828 at Sumner TN. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      WILLIAM D. Ref: 15193. Born around 1829 at Sumner TN. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      MARTHA A. Ref: 15194. Born during 1838 at Livingston KY. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      JAMES. Ref: 15189. Born around 1841 at Livingston KY. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      GEORGE WASHINGTON. Ref: 15190. Born around 1843 at Livingston KY. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      DANIEL GEORGE. Ref: 15191. Born around 1846 at Livingston KY. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      PETER. Ref: 15192. Born around 1848 at Livingston KY. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      ALEXANDER MARTIN. Ref: 15195. Born 19 Mar 1851 at Livingston KY. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      BLUNT. Ref: 15196. Born Jun 1852 at Livingston KY. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

      LYNN B. Ref: 15197. Born 30 Aug 1856 at Livingston KY. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Ref: 15187

   WILLIAM D COVINGTON. Ref: 13773. Born: Feb 1812 at Sumner Co TN. Father: William B, Father Ref: 13769. Mother: Bloodworth, Priscilla,

   Mother Ref: 13770.  Died: 20 Jun 1859 at Livingston KY aged 47.  Mar: around 1831 at South Carolina SC to Emily 13774.

      SILVIA ANN. Ref: 11424. Born around 1834 at Sumner Co TN. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

      HENRY W. Ref: 11425. Born around 1836 at Sumner Co TN. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

      ADELINE. Ref: 12161. Born around 1837 at Sumner Co TN. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

      CATHERINE. Ref: 12539. Born around 1840 at Sumner Co TN. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

      JOHN J. Ref: 12896. Born around 1844 at Livingston KY. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

      PRISCILLA. Ref: 12977. Born around 1845 at Livingston KY. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

      EMILY C. Ref: 13913. Born around 1847 at Livingston KY. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

      MARY E. Ref: 13914. Born around 1848 at Livingston KY. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

      RITTER JANE. Ref: 13917. Born around 1850 at Livingston KY. Mother: Emily, Ref: 13774

  GENERATION             Four

   GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 15188. Born: around 1828 at Sumner TN. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother: Hughes, Eliza,

   Mother Ref: 15187.  Died: around 1828 at Sumner TN aged 0.

   WILLIAM D COVINGTON. Ref: 15193. Born: around 1829 at Sumner TN. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother: Hughes, Eliza,

   Mother Ref: 15187.

   MARTHA A COVINGTON. Ref: 15194. Born: during 1838 at Livingston KY. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother: Hughes, Eliza,

   Mother Ref: 15187.  Died: during 1904 at Metropolis IL aged 66.  Mar: around 1860 at Kentucky KY to Lee, Dr William A . Known as Mattie.  Buried

   in the Covington family plot in the Metropolis City Cemetery in Massac County with brother Alexander Martin Covington.

   JAMES COVINGTON. Ref: 15189. Born: around 1841 at Livingston KY. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother: Hughes, Eliza,

   Mother Ref: 15187.

   GEORGE WASHINGTON COVINGTON. Ref: 15190. Born: around 1843 at Livingston KY. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother:

   Hughes, Eliza, Mother Ref: 15187.


   DANIEL GEORGE COVINGTON. Ref: 15191. Born: around 1846 at Livingston KY. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother: Hughes,

   Eliza, Mother Ref: 15187.

   PETER COVINGTON. Ref: 15192. Born: around 1848 at Livingston KY. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother: Hughes, Eliza,

   Mother Ref: 15187.

   ALEXANDER MARTIN COVINGTON. Ref: 15195. Born: 19 Mar 1851 at Livingston KY. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother:

   Hughes, Eliza, Mother Ref: 15187.  Died: 4 Jun 1901 at Metropolis IL aged 50.  Mar: 31 Dec 1876 at Metropolis IL to Taylor, Sarah 15198. Known

   as Doc as he was actually a doctor. Was living at Covington Hotel at the time of his death, previously called the McCauley House, on Front Street on

    the Ohio River, in

   Metropolis, Massac County, Illinois.

  

   He is buried with his sister Martha A Covington in the Covington family plot in the Metropolis City Cemetery in Massac County IL.

  

   Letter from Stella, Regina (?) in 2006: My Grandfather, Dr. Alexander M. Covington bought the old McCauley house in

   about 1872. It was located on Front and Ferry Street, next to the old Opera House of the 1800s right on the Ohio River. It was renamed the

   Covington Hotel and operated until 1901 by Doc Covington until his demise in a gun battle at the hotel in June of 1901. He and Sheriff Oaks shot it

   out and they both died within time.

  

   The hotel was then operated by my great uncles until it was torn down in 1959. My father donated the property to the city for a city part in 1969

   through Harry Humma and the Oddfellows as they sought the piece for that purpose. Now part of that land has been leased, without our permission, I

    might add, to be used for 50 years as a parking lot for the boat and casino and not a City Park, as promised!

  

   The piece was used by the Historical Society for many years and then taken from their use for this terrible use. At least they could have put the park

   somewhere else and named it after the Covingtons, or my father, Mason E. Bruner, who was born, raised, drafted, and loved Metropolis all of his life.

    The Millers also donated land but the park became the Dorothy Miller Park without mention of the nearly 100 years our family owned that land and

   lived there on the river. How sad for us and the city. Maybe they will make amends and replace the park to another location and at least mention the

    Covingtons and make our history there for some better use than a gambling parking lot.

  

   There are three big trees in the current park that were next to the old Covington Hotel. Some It was also called Doc's Saloon on the first floor, and

   then the Covington Tavern in it's last days. Then we paid taxes on the vacant land for years before donating it for the park. I love going down there

   and

   sitting and thinking about my family. I have a picture of me at the hotel as an infant taken in 1947 right on the river. I also have photos of the

   Covington Luncheon that sat right at the entrance to the Casino under water in the flood of 1936. My Uncles, George Ivy Covington, and Grover

   Covington, brothers of my Grandmother, May Belle Covington, operated both establishments for many years.

  

   George Ivy Covington still has a living daughter whom I believe to be the oldest living person from Metropolis, Nell Covington Royal, who lives in

   Georgia and visited Metropolis frequently until recently.

  

   Oh, well, I would love to see that Newspaper article. I would also love to hear of others sharing memories of Metropolis in the "Old Days." - Thanks,

      MAYBELLE. Ref: 15586. Born around 1878 at Massac Co IL. Mother: Taylor, Sarah, Ref: 15198

      GEORGE IVY. Ref: 15200. Born Oct 1883 at Metropolis IL. Mother: Taylor, Sarah, Ref: 15198

      JAMES ROBERT. Ref: 15585. Born around 1886 at Massac Co IL. Mother: Taylor, Sarah, Ref: 15198

      CLARENCE GROVER. Ref: 15584. Born 18 Aug 1888 at Massac Co IL. Mother: Taylor, Sarah, Ref: 15198

      GRACE. Ref: 15199. Born around 1895 at Metropolis IL. Mother: Taylor, Sarah, Ref: 15198

   BLUNT COVINGTON. Ref: 15196. Born: Jun 1852 at Livingston KY. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother: Hughes, Eliza, Mother

   Ref: 15187.  Died: around 1853 at Livingston KY aged 1.


   LYNN B COVINGTON. Ref: 15197. Born: 30 Aug 1856 at Livingston KY. Father: George Washington, Father Ref: 13772. Mother: Hughes, Eliza,

   Mother Ref: 15187.  Died: 30 Nov 1859 at Livingston KY aged 3.

   SILVIA ANN COVINGTON. Ref: 11424. Born: around 1834 at Sumner Co TN. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref:

   HENRY W COVINGTON. Ref: 11425. Born: around 1836 at Sumner Co TN. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref:

   13774.  Died: 11 Apr 1874 at Livingston KY aged 38.

   ADELINE COVINGTON. Ref: 12161. Born: around 1837 at Sumner Co TN. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref: 13774.

   CATHERINE COVINGTON. Ref: 12539. Born: around 1840 at Sumner Co TN. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref:

   JOHN J COVINGTON. Ref: 12896. Born: around 1844 at Livingston KY. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref: 13774.  

   Mar: 3 Mar 1870 at Livingston KY to Walker, Mary Rachel 14422.

      WILLIAM THOMAS. Ref: 14424. Born 25 Oct 1874 at Livingston KY. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel, Ref: 14422

      JOHN FRANKLIN. Ref: 14425. Born 1 Feb 1876 at Livingston KY. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel, Ref: 14422

      EMMA. Ref: 15222. Born 8 Sep 1882 at Livingston KY. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel, Ref: 14422

      MATTIE PRIESTLY. Ref: 14908. Born 28 Jun 1887 at Livingston KY. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel, Ref: 14422

      CORA. Ref: 14423. Born 3 Nov 1889 at Livingston KY. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel, Ref: 14422

      JESSY YOUNG BROWN. Ref: 15221. Born 11 Sep 1895 at Livingston KY. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel, Ref: 14422

   PRISCILLA COVINGTON. Ref: 12977. Born: around 1845 at Livingston KY. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref:

   EMILY C COVINGTON. Ref: 13913. Born: around 1847 at Livingston KY. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref: 13774.

   MARY E COVINGTON. Ref: 13914. Born: around 1848 at Livingston KY. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref: 13774.

   RITTER JANE COVINGTON. Ref: 13917. Born: around 1850 at Livingston KY. Father: William D, Father Ref: 13773. Mother: Emily, Mother Ref:

  GENERATION             Five

   WILLIAM THOMAS COVINGTON. Ref: 14424. Born: 25 Oct 1874 at Livingston KY. Father: John J, Father Ref: 12896. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel,

    Mother Ref: 14422.

   JOHN FRANKLIN COVINGTON. Ref: 14425. Born: 1 Feb 1876 at Livingston KY. Father: John J, Father Ref: 12896. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel,

   Mother Ref: 14422.

   EMMA COVINGTON. Ref: 15222. Born: 8 Sep 1882 at Livingston KY. Father: John J, Father Ref: 12896. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel, Mother Ref:

   MATTIE PRIESTLY COVINGTON. Ref: 14908. Born: 28 Jun 1887 at Livingston KY. Father: John J, Father Ref: 12896. Mother: Walker, Mary

   Rachel, Mother Ref: 14422.

   CORA COVINGTON. Ref: 14423. Born: 3 Nov 1889 at Livingston KY. Father: John J, Father Ref: 12896. Mother: Walker, Mary Rachel, Mother Ref:

   JESSY YOUNG BROWN COVINGTON. Ref: 15221. Born: 11 Sep 1895 at Livingston KY. Father: John J, Father Ref: 12896. Mother: Walker, Mary

   Rachel, Mother Ref: 14422.

   MAYBELLE COVINGTON. Ref: 15586. Born: around 1878 at Massac Co IL. Father: Alexander Martin, Father Ref: 15195. Mother: Taylor, Sarah,

   Mother Ref: 15198.   Mar: during 1898 at Marion IL to Bruner, Josef John Edmond .


   GEORGE IVY COVINGTON. Ref: 15200. Born: Oct 1883 at Metropolis IL. Father: Alexander Martin, Father Ref: 15195. Mother: Taylor, Sarah,

   Mother Ref: 15198.  Died: 16 Oct 1935 at Metropolis IL aged 52.  Mar: around 1912 at Chicago IL to Riddle, Cassie Estelle 17048. Known as

   Ivanhoe. Had 3 more children names not known

      GEORGE IVY. Ref: 17049. Born 1915- 1916 at Illinois IL. Mother: Riddle, Cassie Estelle, Ref: 17048

   JAMES ROBERT COVINGTON. Ref: 15585. Born: around 1886 at Massac Co IL. Father: Alexander Martin, Father Ref: 15195. Mother: Taylor,

   Sarah, Mother Ref: 15198.

   CLARENCE GROVER COVINGTON. Ref: 15584. Born: 18 Aug 1888 at Massac Co IL. Father: Alexander Martin, Father Ref: 15195. Mother: Taylor,

   Sarah, Mother Ref: 15198.  Died: 9 Jan 1952 at Wayne MI aged 63.

   GRACE COVINGTON. Ref: 15199. Born: around 1895 at Metropolis IL. Father: Alexander Martin, Father Ref: 15195. Mother: Taylor, Sarah, Mother

   Ref: 15198.

  GENERATION             Six

   GEORGE IVY COVINGTON. Ref: 17049. Born: 1915- 1916 at Illinois IL. Father: George Ivy, Father Ref: 15200. Mother: Riddle, Cassie Estelle,

   Mother Ref: 17048.  Died: Mar 2003 at Orlando FL aged 87.

  GENERATION             Spouses

   Phoebe COVINGTON. Ref: 14427. Born: around 1755 at Virginia VA. Father: Old, John, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Wilson, Mary, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar:

   during 1773 at South Carolina SC to William 14423.

   Priscilla COVINGTON. Ref: 13770. Born: around 1786 at Sumner TN. Father: Bloodworth, Edwin, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.  

   Mar: 28 Feb 1806 at South Carolina SC to William B 13769.

   Eliza COVINGTON. Ref: 15187. Born: around 1811 at Petersburgh VA. Father: Hughes, William W, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Stith, Patsy, Mother Ref:

   0.   Mar: 19 Sep 1827 at Sumner TN to George Washington 13772.

   Emily COVINGTON. Ref: 13774. Born: during 1815 at South Carolina SC. Father: not known, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar:

    around 1831 at South Carolina SC to William D 13773.

   Sarah COVINGTON. Ref: 15198. Born: 1 Jan 1859 at Brimington. Father: Taylor, Isaac, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Jacques, Sarah A, Mother Ref: 0. 

   Died: 11 Feb 1895 at Metropolis IL aged 36.  Mar: 31 Dec 1876 at Metropolis IL to Alexander Martin 15195.

   CASSIE ESTELLE COVINGTON. Ref: 17048. Born: 6 Aug 1886 at Illinois IL. Father: Riddle, Henry Clay, Father Ref: 0. Mother: Davis, Theresa

   Belle, Mother Ref: 0.  Died: 6 Aug 1975 at Massac Co IL aged 89.  Mar: around 1912 at Chicago IL to George Ivy 15200.

   Alicia M COVINGTON. Ref: 14905. Born: 1971- 1972 at U.S.A.. Father: Smith, Father Ref: 0. Mother: not known, Mother Ref: 0.   Mar: 28 May 1992

   at Christian KY to Ken D 14908.