Home Place of Minnie and Corbett Davis:
Davis Hunting and Fishing Lodge
By Ann Davis
Styron, September 2002
home of Corbett and Minnie Davis has a history. Daddy purchased the
property from Capt. Harry Frisbie in about 1937 - 38. The property began
on Community Road and continued to the shore of Core Sound.
The house was built by Franklin Davis in about 1890. Daddy
purchased the house from his son, Mr. Allen Davis. It originally was
on the property behind the Rome Davis property on Molly Lewis Road.
Uncle Denard Davis (D.L. Davis) moved the house to its
present site. Daddy told me Uncle Denard moved it up the shore. A testimony
to the lack trees at the time: people farmed the land. Uncle Denard
was the resident "mover" of Carteret County. His ability,
ingenuity, and his horse named "Nell" were well-known and
The house was home to my parents, my brother, C.H., and
me and all the grandchildren until 1980.
In 1980, my mother gave the house to Oppie (Corbett Davis
III). Oppie renovated the house, restoring the upstairs to its original
four bedrooms and added a bath in each room.
Thus, Davis Hunting and Fishing Lodge was born. Oppie
ran the Lodge until 1998.
Today, Davis (Corbett H. Davis IV) runs the lodge. It
is the joy of his life, as it was his dad's. All four Corbett Davises
have been avid duck hunters.
of our current hunters came to Davis as a boy with his father to hunt
with Clement Darrell Willis. His father named him Willis because of
his admiration and respect for Clement. A picture of the three is now
hanging in Davis Hunting and Fishing Lodge. Hunters have enjoyed coming
to Davis for many, many years.