I am very late but just found this discussion thread and wanted to add a comment. I don't believe Elnathan Davis and Lucrease Cook were the parents of Sarah Carpenter Davis and her sister Martha Davis.The 1850 Buncombe Co., NC. census record lists Martha Davis, born 1830 - 1831 in NC., living with Lewis P. Fore and Sarah (Davis) Fore.Both the 1860 - 1870 Buncombe Co. censuses list Alexander Davis, born 1792 - 1793 in NC., living in their household. According to information given on the above census records, Alexander Davis was also listed as Alex Davis on the 1850 Buncombe Co., NC. census.Both Alexander Davis (listed pg. #313B) and Elnathan Davis (listed pg. #291A) were on the 1850 census putting them in Buncombe Co., NC. at the same time, but with Alexander Davis living in the Fore household I think he was Sarah and Marth Davis' father rather than Elnathan Davis.It is possible that Alexander and Elnathan Davis were brothers.
Buncombe Co., NC. 1850 census, dated 1850 Oct. 15, Microfilm #M432_622, stamped pg. #313B, line #27 (Lawson).
hh#1591 - #1591, No Twp. listed.
Buncombe Co., NC. 1850 census, dated 1850 Sept. 19, Microfilm #M432_622, stamped pg. #294B, lines #14 - #19 (Lawson).
hh #1332 - #1332
L. P. Fore29mwFarmerRE$800NC.
William R. Fore4mwNC. (William Robert Fore).
George H. Fore 3mwNC.
Martha L. Fore 1fwNC. (Martha Lucretia "Crissie" Fore).
Buncombe Co., NC. 1860 census, dated 1860 Jul. 5, Microfilm #M653_889, written pg. #53, stamped pg. #289A, lines #33 - #40 and written pg. #54, stamped pg. #289B, lines #1 - #2 (Lawson).
hh #355 - #368, Dick's Creek Post Office.
Robert Fore13mwNCAttended School.
George Fore11mwTNAttended School.
Lucretia Fore 8fwNCAttended School.
Thomas Fore7m wNCAttended School.
Charles Fore4mwNC. (Charles Wesley Fore).
James Fore2mwNC. (James Oliver Fore).
Sarah Fore1fwNC. (Sarah Jane Fore).
*Note:1.)Both Lewis and Sarah 40 yrs. old, Lewis born 1820 Mar. 9 and Sarah born 1820 Mar. 31;2.)William 15 yrs. old born 1844 Oct. 4; 3.)George 13 yrs. old born 1846 Oct. 22; 4.)James 3 yrs. old born 1857 Apr. 9;5.)Martha 12 yrs. old born 1848 May 6; 6.) Thomas 10 yrs. old born 1850 Mar. 20.
Buncombe Co., NC. 1870 census, dated 1870 Sept. 1, Microfilm #M593_1125, written pg. #42, stamped pg. #232B, lines #30 - #37 (Lawson).
hh#317 - #321, Leicester Twp. #4, Leicester Post Office
Lewis Fore51mwFarmerRE$600PP$645NCcan't readcan't write.
Sarah Fore50fwNCcan't readcan't write).
Charles Fore13mwNCAttended School.
James Fore11mwNCAttended School.
Sarah Fore9fwNCAttended School.
Margaret Fore 7fwNC, (Margaret Matilda Fore) Charlotte Fore4fwNC.
*Note:1.) Lewis 50 yrs. old born 1820 Mar. 9;2.) Charles 15 yrs. old born 1855 Jul. 18;2.)James 13 yrs. old born 1857 Apr. 9;3.)Sarah 11 yrs. old born 1859 Apr. 29;4.)Margaret 9 yrs. old born 1861 Apr. 12.
Both 1850 and 1860 Buncombe Co. censuses list Alex/Alexander Davis' occupation as Cooper which verifies him as the same person in both censuses.
Hope this helps.Jan Lawson