A post in the Charlotte Journal April 6, 1843 - Organization of Union County mentions D.A. Covington as Clerk of Superior Court:
|1840 in Anson County|
HUGH STEWARD, Clerk, County Court
D. A. COVINGTON, Clerk, Superior Court
JOHN BLOUNT, Coroner
W.M. WILSON, Sheriff
THOS. P. DILLON, Register
JOSHUA HARRIS, Entry Taker
JAMES MARSH, County Surveyor
DARLING BELK, Auctioneer
The Special Court had not been elected when we left.
D. A. Covington married Susannah Ann Pemelia Gathings (1821-1897) in 1837 and was in Monroe by the 1850 census. In the household at that time: David 40, Susan A. 28, Nancy J. 9, Mary A. 5, Martha W. and Susan S. 3, infant David A. Covington. Value of real estate $10,000. By 1860 personal estate $41,000 – real estate $54,000.
|Suncrest Cemetery Monroe|
|Partial 1886 Letter|
from D.A. Covington Jr.
U.S. IRS Tax Assessment List – 1866 record for D.A. Covington: one carriage $400 and one piano $200.
Major D.A. Covington was a clerk of the Superior Court of Union County.*
1870 census (after D.A.’s death) recorded: Susan S. 48 (real estate $54,300, personal $20.000), David A. 16 and James G. Covington 9. Also in the household were mother Jane Gathings 69, John Snider 10 and Ann Pressy 9.
The widow of Monroe mayor and Union County state senator D.A. Covington owned substantial tracts between Lancaster Avenue and Church Street, as well as land on Houston Street east of Church Street. (NR)
Of the younger D.A. Covington (1853-1898), attorney, he was partner with Robert B. Redwine - Covington & Redwine and also with H.B. Adams – Covington & Adams. (see partial letter, found rootsweb, an ancestry.com community.)