Davis Family

This information concerns five generations of the Davis family.
1700-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show my line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks.
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

   Richard born: (about 1731) in
married: Tirzah Morrison (about 1751) in VA
children: Moses
died: ( ) in
buried:

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   Moses
(child of Richard Davis and Tirzah Morrison)
born: (about 1795) in NC
married: Millicent Carter (November 19, 1779) in VA
children: Frederick, Lucinda, Lindsey, John Dempsey, Mary, James Ware, Elisha
died: ( ) in
buried:
note: One source shows a birth in 1757 in King George County, VA

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   Frederick
(children of Moses Davis and Millicent Carter)
born: (about 1781) in Amherst County, VA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Lindsay born: (about 1782) in Amherst County, VA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Lucinda born: (about 1783) in Amherst County, VA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   John Dempsey born: (about 1787) in Amherst County, VA
married: Sarah Newberry (about 1809) in GA
children: William Wesley, Anderson W., Mary, Henry Horatio, Martha Ann [T. A. Burgin], Caroline, John, Moses
died: (July 19, 1843) in AL
buried:
   Mary born: (about 1790) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   James Ware born: (March 28, 1792) in Elbert County, GA
married: Mary Jane Robinson (October 29, 1821) in AL
children: Amanda, Jasper Newton, Emily Elizabeth [Shaw], Louisana, Mary Jane, James Jackson, Lindsay Lafayette, Moses Marion, William Penn, Malvina Ware
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Elisha born: (about 1795) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:

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   William Wesley
(children of John Dempsey Davis and Sarah Newberry)
born: (July 24, 1824) in Dallas County, AL
married: (a) Caroline C. Gardner (1844) in Dallas County, AL
                (b) Fannie M. Vaden (April 14, 1859) in Clark County, AR
children: (a) James, John Thomas, William Wesley Jr
                (b) Frank, Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Hattie, Melissa Caroline, Estelle, Minnie, Samuel T., May, Lucian Alonzo
died: ( ) in
buried:
note: He appears on the 1900 census in Falls County, TX.
   Anderson W.
born: ( ) in GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Mary
born: ( ) in GA
married: Tom Ross ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Henry Horatio
born: (April 11, 1815) in GA
married: Mary Thomas Gardner (October 27, 1842) in Dallas County, AL
children: William Henry, Thomas Gardner, Sarah M. [Brumbaugh], Taylor, Anderson Wiley, Rebecca G. [Bearden] [Martin], Caroline C. [Nelson]
died: (March 25, 1865) in Clark County, AR
buried:
note: When Henry died intestate, Mary administered his estate, valued at $2,000.
   Martha Ann
born: (March 19, 1819) in Dallas County, AL
married: Thomas A. Burgin (July 12, 1837) in Dallas County, AL
children: John Dempsy, Daniel Augustus, Anna, Mandelene W. [F. M. Ragsdale]
died: (October 25, 1911) in Mayhew, Lowndes County, MS
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, she was with her parents in Dallas County, AL; on the 1850 census, in Autauga County, AL?; on the 1860 census, in Tuscaloosa County, AL; on the 1870 census, in Oktibbeha, MS; on the 1880 census, in Lowndes County, MS; on the 1900 census and the 1910 census, she was with her grandson Frank M. Ragsdale , in Lowndes County, MS
note:
   Caroline
born: ( ) in GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   John
born: ( ) in GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Moses
born: ( ) in GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:

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   James
(children of William Wesley Davis and Caroline C. Gardner)

born: (about 1847) in Dallas County, AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:

   John Thomas born: (July 22, 1849) in Dallas County, AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: (September 25, 1925) in Waco, McLennan County, TX
buried:
   William Wesley Jr born: (about 1855) in Dallas County, AL
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Frank
(children of William Wesley Davis and Fannie M. Vaden)

born: (February 4, 1860) in Clark County, AR
married: no
children: none
died: (October 14, 1868) in Clark County, AR
buried: Davis cemetery, Vaden, Clark County, AR

   Jefferson born: (August 30, 1861) in Clark County, AR
married: no
children: none
died: (July 8, 1862) in Clark County, AR
buried: Davis cemetery, Vaden, Clark County, AR
   Robert E. Lee born: (October 27, 1862) in Clark County, AR
married: no
children: none
died: (August 28, 1863) in Clark County, AR
buried: Davis cemetery, Vaden, Clark County, AR
   Melissa Caroline
    (Lissie)
born: (January 21, 1863) in Clark County, AR
married: Green Berry Harris Jr ( ) in Clark County, AR
children: George Berry, Clara, Floyd D., Mary E.
died: ( ) in
buried:
note: She is shown on the 1900 census in Falls County, TX, living with her parents.
   Estelle born: (about 1865) in Clark County, AR
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Hattie born: (July 28, 1870) in Clark County, AR
married: no
children: none
died: (November 1, 1873) in Clark County, AR
buried: Davis cemetery, Vaden, Clark County, AR
   Minnie V. born: (February, 1873) in Clark County, AR
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Samuel T. born: (about 1875) in Clark County, AR
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   May born: (February, 1878) in Falls County, TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Agnes Mary born: ( ) in Falls County, TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Lord Byron born: ( ) in Falls County, TX
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Lucian Alonzo born: (October 5, 1884) in Falls County, TX
married: Tula Board (June 18, 1905) in
children: Marcus Lindsey, Samuel Tilden, Catherine Marie [Layne], William Wesley, Mose Milton, Thomas Lee, Jim Jack
died: (February 18, 1966) in Rosebud, Falls County, TX
buried:
note:
   William Henry
(children of Henry Horatio Davis and Mary Thomas Gardner)

born: (about 1844) in Clark County, AR
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
note:

   Thomas Gardner born: (about 1846) in Clark County, AR
married: Mary E. Nash (April 17, 1879) in Clark County, AR
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
note: The 1900 census of Clark County, AR, shows him living with his relative James Wiley Callaway.
   Sarah M. born: (September 23, 1849) in Clark County, AR
married: Jacob Brumbaugh (July 22, 1869) in
children: John, Charles E., William H., Cora Annis, Florence, Daisy, Clara and Clarence (twins), Virgil, Leslie and Lester (twins), Gustave
died: ( ) in
buried:
note:
   Taylor born: (about 1850) in Clark County, AR
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
note:
   Anderson Wiley
(Pass)
born: (August 28, 1851) in AR
married: (a) Nancy C. Nelson (April 11, 1878) in Clark County, AR
               (b) Sarah Agnes Stroud Tompkins (December 21, 1890) in Clark County, AR
children: (a) William, B. L. (male) and Eliza [twins?], Montie Edith [Killingsworth]
               (b) Eddie Lee, Gardner McCray (Mac), Gertie Beatrice, and Quinn J. Thompkins (stepson)
died: (July 9, 1917) in Okolona, Clark County, AR
buried: Weir Cemetery in Okolona, Clark County, AR
note: His second wife was Sarah Agnes Stroud Thompkins, widow of Quincey Powell Thompkins.
   Rebecca G. born: (about 1858) in Clark County, AR
married: (a) James Bearden (October 18, 1877) in Clark County, AR
               (b) K. A. Martin (December 28, 1886) in Clark County, AR
children: (a) Ida, Mama (Mona?)
               (b) Maggie, Pete, Emma, Pearl
died: ( ) in
buried:
note: The 1900 census of Clark County, AR, shows her to be the mother of 7 children with 5 still living.
   Caroline C. born: (August 4, 1859) in Clark County, AR
married: James Franklin Nelson (December 30, 1877) in Clark County, AR
children: Addie Lee [Roe], Frank, Floyd, Emmett (Ludious?), Mary [Woodall?], Caswell, Zettie, Nora, Connard
died: (August 25, 1946) in Clark County, AR
buried:
note: The 1910 census of Clark County, AR, shows her to be the mother of 12 children with 9 still living.

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