Rex, in 1880, Margaret Everage is in the Monroe co AL census with Sumpter and Daniel.The listing reads:
Beat 2, Monroe co AL p 201Census taken 9 June 1880
202/209Everage, Mary? EWF 48 widowed farming AL SC SC Capps, StewartWM 21 sonfarming AL AL AL "MaryWF 19daufarming AL AL AL "JaneWF 20? dau""" " Everage, SumpterWM 10son"" " "DanielWM7 son"" "
There is no mention of a James Everage.
Margaret Elizabeth Capps Everage had brothers Alfred Jobe(AJ) and Daniel Clancy.Daniel reared a large family in Butler (later Crenshaw) county AL.A J was in Pike (later Crenshaw co)After the War between the States, AJ brought his family to TX.I descend from that group.They came first to Grimes co in 1869 - then moved to Limestone co before the 1880 census.
According to THE CLANCY FAMILY by Margie Nelson "Margaret Elizabeth Clancy was born c 1833.She first married William John Wesley Capps on 21 Apr 1858.According to US Census Records and Thomas Compton, they had three children - Stewart Capps born about 1859, Jane Capps born about 1860, and Mary Capps born about 1861.Margaret Elizabeth's husband died, and she married a man by the name of Everage.She had at least two more children by Mr. Everage:Sumpter Everage born about 1870 and Daniel Everage born about 1873.I am pretty sure this the the William D. Everage (b. 1873, d. 1932) a writer of gospel music, such as the music for "Beyond the Land of Parting" and "O Happy Day, to name a few.It was an accepted fact that "Dan Everage" of gospel music fame, was a close relative.He would have been Grandpa Wren's first cousin [Lorenzo "Wren" was the son of A.J. Clancy -Jane]...certainly making him a close relative.In 1880 Margaret Elizabeth was living in Monroe co AL.According to Capps family information supplied by Thomas Compton, this family moved to TX after 1880."