Descendants of Thomas Davis


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 Descendants of Thomas Davis
THOMAS1 DAVIS was born Abt. 1800 in VA, and died Abt. 1870 in Illinois.  He married ELIZABETH COFER 1824-1825, daughter of GEORGE COFER and JULIA UNDERWOOD.

        Children of THOMAS DAVIS and ELIZABETH COFER are:

i. ROBERT NEWTON2 DAVIS , SR., b. 1826, Morgan Co., TN; m. ANN/ANNA ELIZABETH LEA/LEE, December 05, 1857, Hamilton Co., TN.

ii. MARGARET ANN DAVIS  (THOMAS1) was born January 06, 1829 in Morgan Co.,  TN, and died

 October 22, 1897

iii SAMUEL DAVIS, b. 1830, Probably Morgan Co., TN; m. (1) JOSIE CAMPBELL, Abt. 1850; m. (2) MARGARET LEONA GOTHARD, August 22, 1857, TN

                      iv.  JOSEPH DAVIS, b. February 23, 1837, Roane Co., TN; d. July 01, 1902, Lost Creek, McGee, Wayne Co., MO; m. (1) JENNIE HUFFMAN; m. (2) MARTHA C. RIEVELEY, 1857, Hamilton Co., TN.                              v. JULIA ANN DAVIS, b. 1840, Meigs Co., TN; d. 1916; m. ROBERT MOORE, February 23, 1858, Dayton, Rhea Co., TN.

                      vi. SARAH ELIZABETH DAVIS, b. May 18, 1840, TN; d. August 08, 1913, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS; m. (1) FRANK GARRABRANT; m. (2) JOHN M. MARTIN, March 12, 1860, Meigs Co., TN; m. (3) ROBERT WESLEY MCMURRAY, November 20, 1881, Hamilton Co., TN; m. (4) WILLIAM S. DAVIS, April 26, 1894, White Co., IL; m. (5) JOHN G. POTTER, January 30, 1898, Saline Co., IL.

                      vii. NANCY CAROLINE DAVIS, b. January 16, 1845, Dayton, Rhea Co., TN; d. July 09, 1929, Harrisburg,  

                                IL; m. JAMES KEENER FOSTER, Abt. 1866, Anderson Co., TN or Saline Co., IL.

                        viii.      THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS, b. January 16, 1845, Dayton, Rhea Co., TN; d. July 03, 1923, Harrisburg,

                              Saline Co., IL; m. MARY ANN MARTIN, December 10, 1863, Meigs Co., TN.

 

Additional  Information on Children and their families as follows:

  1.  ROBERT NEWTON DAVIS , SR.  (THOMAS1) was born 1824-1826 Morgan Co., TN.  He married ANN/ANNA ELIZABETH LEA/LEE December 05, 1857 in Hamilton Co., TN.

Marriage Notes for ROBERT DAVIS and ANN/ANNA LEA/LEE:

History Books: "History of Hamilton County & Chattanooga, TN" by Zella Armstrong, lists Robert Newton Davis who married Ann Eliza Lea on Dec. 5, 1857.

 

                               Descendants of Robert Newton Davis, Sr.

 

        Children of ROBERT DAVIS and ANN/ANNA LEA/LEE are:

              i.     EMMA3 DAVIS, m. MEEK/MEEKS.

Marriage Notes for EMMA DAVIS and MEEK/MEEKS:

Meeks was from AL

             ii.     MARGARET "MAGGIE" DAVIS, b. Abt. 1875, IL; d. December 02, 1957, Hamilton Co., TN.

             iii.     ROBERT NEWTON DAVIS , JR., b. December 13, 1872, TN; d. November 23, 1938, Shady Grove, Hamilton Co., TN; m. "MAGGIE" MATTESON, May 16, 1890, Hamilton Co., TN. Daughter of Andrew J. Matteson and Cynthia Josephine Barnes.

Notes for ROBERT NEWTON DAVIS , JR.:

November 24, 1938 Obituary - Chattanooga Daily Times

More About ROBERT NEWTON DAVIS , JR.:

Cause of Death: Anemia

Marriage Notes for ROBERT DAVIS and "MAGGIE" MATTESON:

Hamilton Co., TN Marriage Book 6, Page 157 gives marriage of R. N. Davis and Maggie "Mathison" as 5/16/1890.

            iv.     JOHN FLOYD DAVIS, b. February 14, 1875, TN; d. May 23, 1940, Soddy, Hamilton Co., TN (Wilcoxen Cemetery); m. (1) RACHEL CATHERINE RENEAU, February 04, 1891, Hamilton Co., TN; m. (2) NANNIE RENEAU, Abt. 1894; m. (3) SARAH SWAFFORD, Aft. 1917.

Notes for RACHEL CATHERINE RENEAU:

Hamilton Co., TN Marriage Book 6, Page 230 gives marriage of John F. Davis and Anna Reno as 2/4/1891.

             v.     WILLIAM RUFEL/RUFUS DAVIS, b. December 14, 1878, TN; d. February 11, 1956, Soddy, Hamilton Co., TN; m. EFFIE.

            vi.   LONZO/ALONZO ARTHUR "LON" DAVIS, b. February 22, 1881; d. 1916, Hamilton Co., TN; m. MAUDE ALICE PENNEY.

Notes for LONZO/ALONZO ARTHUR "LON" DAVIS:

Dated used from tombstone there are mistakes on some Davis stones. He is listed as Lanney, birth recorded on 6/30/1881 in Hamilton County ecords book.

Notes for MAUDE ALICE PENNEY:

Daughter of Thomas Mathia Penneey and Mary Samantha Mysinger.

 

2. MARGARET ANN DAVIS  (THOMAS1) was born January 06, 1829 in Morgan Co., TN, and died    

    October 22, 1897 in Crawford Co., AR.  She married JAMES CAMPBELL March 04, 1847, son

    of WILLIAM CAMPBELL and REBECCA SHAHAN.

    Notes for MARGARET ANN DAVIS:

    Another document shows she was born 6 Jan 1827, Morgan Co., TN and died 22 Oct. 1887 in  

    OK

.                                 Descendants of Margaret Ann Davis

 

        Children of MARGARET DAVIS and JAMES CAMPBELL are:

              i.     MARTHA JANE3 CAMPBELL, b. October 1850.

             ii.     MARY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, b. 1852.

             iii.     REBECCA ANN CAMPBELL, b. 1853.

            iv.     GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1856.

             v.     JAMES WILLIAM CAMPBELL, b. January 1858.

            vi.     PARTHENA CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL, b. January 1860.

            vii.     NANCY ELLER CAMPBELL, b. 1862.

           viii.     THOMAS JEFFERSON CAMPBELL, b. April 20, 1864, Hamilton Co., TN; d. September 20, 1940, Rhea Co., TN; m. HARRIETT GASS.

             ix.     ROBERT ANDERSON CAMPBELL, b. 1867.

             x.     JOHN MITCHELL CAMPBELL, b. 1869.

             xi.     JAMES BOYD CAMPBELL, b. 1872.

            xii.     SAMUEL SEYMOUR CAMPBELL, b. 1874.

  3. SAMUEL DAVIS, b. 1830, Probably Morgan Co., TN; m. (1) JOSIE CAMPBELL, Abt. 1850; m. (2) MARGARET LEONA GOTHARD, August 22, 1857, TN.

Notes for SAMUEL DAVIS:

In 1880, Mother Elizabeth was living in son Samuel's household.

More About SAMUEL DAVIS:

Fact 1: 1880, Census : Irvington, Washington Co., IL

 

                                             Descendants of Samuel Davis

 

        Children of SAMUEL DAVIS and JOSIE CAMPBELL are:

              i.     THOMAS MERRIDA3 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1850.

             ii.     WILLIAM F. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1852, TN.

             iii.     SARAH BELLE DAVIS, b. Abt. 1854, TN.

            iv.     JAMES LAFAYETTE DAVIS, b. March 1856, TN; d. 1933, Benton, IL.

      Children of SAMUEL DAVIS and MARGARET GOTHARD are:

             v.     KANSAS3 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1860.

            vi.   R. S. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1870.

            vii.     ISABELLE DAVIS, b. Aft. 1880.

 

4.  JOSEPH DAVIS, b. February 23, 1837, Roane Co., TN; d. July 01, 1902, Lost Creek, McGee, Wayne Co., MO; m. (1) JENNIE HUFFMAN; m. (2) MARTHA C. RIEVELEY, 1857, Hamilton Co., TN.

 

                                                Descendants of Joseph Davis

 

......      2              Francis "Fannie/ Fanny"  Louise Davis 1857 or 1859 - 1923

......      2              Joseph Marshal Davis            1863 - 1929

......      2              Thomas Jefferson Davis            1866 - 1882

......      2              Isabella Davis    1867 - Abt. 1900

......      2              Jeanetta Davis    1871 - 1955

......      2              Martha Alice Davis   1872 -1874- 

                                +George Green  

                2              James Davis    Aft. 1874 -       

 

5.   SARAH ELIZABETH DAVIS, b. May 18, 1840, TN; d. August 08, 1913, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS; m. (1) JOHN MARTIN, March 12, 1860, Meigs Co., TN:  Married (2) FRANK GARRABRANT, February 11, 1877, Hamilton Co., TN.

                   Children of brother Robert Newton Davis were listed in household of Sarah and Frank in  

                         1880 Census of Hamilton Co., TN. :  Sarah Garrabrant and husband Frank along with Sarah's son Alonzo Martin, Niece Missouri Davis, age 22, and Nephew John Davis, age 11. Apparently, this was while Robert Newton was listed in the 1880 Hamilton Co., TN census, 2nd Ward, Hamilton County Jail, Chattanooga.(FHL film 1255259, pg. 143a: Robert N. Davis, farmer, other, m, m, w, 55, TN., NC., NC)

                   These two children are also listed in Ann's household but were apparently present at 

                   Sarah's when the census was recorded there. Married (3) ROBERT WESLEY

                   MCMURRAY, November 20, 1881, Hamilton Co., TN; m. (4) WILLIAM S.

                   DAVIS, April 26, 1894, White Co., IL; m. (5) JOHN G. POTTER, January 30, 1898,

                   Saline Co., IL.

Descendant of Sarah Elizabeth Davis

        Child of SARAH DAVIS and JOHN MARTIN is:

                  i.     ALONZO M.3 MARTIN, b. Abt. 1861, Meigs Co., TN; m. "BOBBI" UNK. LAST.

Notes for ALONZO M. MARTIN:

More About ALONZO M. MARTIN:

                         Fact 1: 1870, Alonzo age 9 yrs., living with John, 38 & Francis Martin.

6.  NANCY CAROLINE DAVIS  (THOMAS1) was born January 16, 1845 in Dayton, Rhea Co., TN, and died July 09, 1929 in Harrisburg, IL.  She married JAMES KEENER FOSTER Abt. 1866 in Anderson Co., TNor Saline Co., IL, son of JEFFERSON FOSTER and HESTER A..

Notes for JAMES KEENER FOSTER:

James served in Co F 11th TN Cav.

Descendants of Nancy Caroline Davis

        Children of NANCY DAVIS and JAMES FOSTER are:

                  i.     SHERMAN3 FOSTER.

             ii.     JOHN LUTHER FOSTER, b. August 24, 1872, IL; d. February 22, 1925, Saline Co., IL.

             iii.     JULIA H. FOSTER, b. 1873, Jefferson Co., IL; d. June 24, 1960, San Angelo, CA.

            iv.     MAGGIE BELL FOSTER, b. September 14, 1874, Marion Co., IL; d. June 18, 1970.

             v.     JAMES NEAL FOSTER, b. December 21, 1880, Saline Co., IL; d. April 19, 1963, Marion Co., IL.

Notes for JAMES NEAL FOSTER:

Served in Spanish American War.

     vi.     EVERETT FOSTER, b. April 18, 1883, Saline Co., IL; d. May 04, 1960, Muddy, Saline Co., IL.

7. THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS  (THOMAS1) was born January 16, 1845 in Dayton, Rhea Co., TN, and died July 03, 1923 in Harrisburg, Saline Co., IL.  He married MARY ANN MARTIN December 10, 1863 in Meigs Co., TN, daughter of OWEN MARTIN and SARAH STARNES.

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS:

Fact 1: Co I 2nd Batt (McKenzie) TN Cav.

Fact 2: July 19, 1862, to  10/31/1862, Shiloh, TN, ( W. W. Lillard) 3 yrs.

Fact 3: Co I 5th Rgmt (McKenzie) TN Cav

Fact 4: November 1862, and December 1862, Shiloh, TN

Fact 5: February 28, 1863, Bounty due 50 mounted days due corporals wages to 1/6/1863

Fact 6: February 28, 1863, Mar. and April 1863 paid to date 2/28/1863

Fact 7: April 1863, Absent Without Leave-Deserted while near home in Meigs Co.

Fact 8: March 11, 1864, Age 21, (Lillard) 5th Rgmt TN Cav (McKenzie)

Fact 9: Tunnel Hill, GA

Fact 10: March 11, 1864, T. J. was 19 in 1864, this is most likely him.

Fact 11: T.J. not listed in any list for 5th TN but close friends and family served too.

 

                       Descendants of Thomas Jefferson Davis

 

        Children of THOMAS DAVIS and MARY MARTIN are:

              i.     SARAH ELIZABETH3 DAVIS, b. August 13, 1865, Meigs Co., TN; d. October 08, 1923, Harrisburg, IL.

             ii.     NANCY VILINA DAVIS, b. December 13, 1866, TN; d. September 20, 1930, Harrisburg, IL.

             iii.     TENNESSEE CATHERINE DAVIS, b. March 06, 1869; d. October 08, 1938, Big Ridge, Saline Co., IL.

            iv.     SAMUEL OWEN DAVIS, b. September 30, 1870, Cottage Twp., Saline Co., IL; d. November 07, 1919, Near Memphis, TN.

             v.     WILLIAM WALTER DAVIS, b. April 06, 1872, Marion Co., IL; d. February 12, 1957, Saline Co., IL.

            vi.     THOMAS OSCAR DAVIS, b. September 10, 1873, Marion Co., IL; d. January 14, 1944, Harrisburg, IL.

            vii.     HARDY DAVIS, b. March 20, 1875, Saline Co., IL; d. Bef. 1880, Saline Co., IL.

           viii.     HARLEY JOSEPH DAVIS, b. March 20, 1875, Saline Co., IL; d. June 17, 1957, Harrisburg, IL.

             ix.     CHARLES ALBERT DAVIS, b. March 25, 1877, Saline Co., IL; d. August 15, 1951, Anna, IL.

             x.     JAMES MONROE DAVIS, b. January 19, 1879, Saline Co., IL; d. February 11, 1954, Saline Co., IL.

            xi.     ROSCOE CONKLIN DAVIS, b. October 15, 1880, Big Ridge, Saline Co., IL; d. December 27, 1939, Cottage Twp., Saline Co., IL.

            xii.     JOSEPH WILBERN DAVIS, b. April 30, 1882, Cottage Twp., Saline Co., IL; d. September 24, 1963, Harrisburg, IL.

Notes for JOSEPH WILBERN DAVIS:

In History of Southern Illinois, Joseph Wilbern Davis statesthat T.J. and Mary A. came from East TN in 1867.

           xiii.     BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAVIS, b. February 07, 1883, Saline Co., IL; d. May 12, 1945, Wasson, Saline Co., IL.

           xiv.     PEARL IRENE DAVIS, b. March 17, 1886, Saline Co., IL; d. September 14, 1972, Detriot, Wayne Co., MI.

            xv.     ROBERT LAWRENCE DAVIS, b. October 21, 1887, Saline Co., IL; d. October 02, 1888, Saline Co., IL.

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