Source: History of White County, IL, Carmi Township (ca 1882-1884) p591-592
D. M. Ivey, was born in Russell County, Ala., Dec. 19, 1846. His father, William Ivey, was a native of Georgia. His mother, Anna. E. (McDonald) Ivey, was a native of Edgefield District, S.C. They were married in Alabama. To them were born four children, two dying in infancy. William Lafayette was born in 1849 and died in 1861, in Alabama. D. M. went to St. Louis in 1872 and died in 1861, in Alabama. D. M. went to St. Louis in 1872 and remained till 1875, engaged in a general commission business. In 1875 he came to Carmi, where he has been buying and selling grain. July 1, 1882, he became a partner in the milling business with George L. Staley, under the firm name of George L. Staley & Ivey. He was married Dec. 19, 1872, to Ida Foster, a native of Alabama. She is a member of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Louis. Mr. Ivey is a member of the A.F. & A.M.
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