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----------------------------------------- Parents -----------------------------------------
William Davis Other Spouses:
    Birth: 27 Sep 1801 - Pennsylvania
    Death: 25 Jan 1899 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
    Marriage: 04 Jan 1842 -
Emily Bumbaugh
    Birth: 15 Mar 1827 - Pennsylvania
    Death: 16 Apr 1889 - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
---------------------------------------- Children ----------------------------------------
   Joseph Davis
    Born 04 Dec 1842 - Pennsylvania
     Died 04 Dec 1844 -
  Mary E. Davis
    Born 22 Jul 1844 - Pennsylvania
     Died 30 Jul 1873 -
   Samuel L. Davis
    Born 27 Sep 1846 - Pennsylvania
     Died 02 Oct 1865 - Petersburg, Virginia
  Sarah J. Davis
    Born 29 Oct 1848 - Pennsylvania
     Died 02 May 1877 -
  Hannah Margaret Davis
    Born 03 Sep 1850 - Pennsylvania
     Died -
  Catherine E. Davis
    Born 19 Jul 1852 - Pennsylvania
     Died 18 Oct 1877 -
  Emily B. Davis
    Born 21 Mar 1854 - Pennsylvania
     Died 15 Feb 1887 -
  William B. Davis
    Born 28 Sep 1855 - Pennsylvania
     Died 07 Mar 1918 - Greensboro, Greene, Pennsylvania
   James L. Davis
    Born 24 Nov 1857 - Pennsylvania
     Died 18 Nov 1916 -
  Isabella Susan Davis
    Born 10 Aug 1859 - Pennsylvania
     Died -
   Martha F. Davis
    Born 20 Jul 1861 - Pennsylvania
     Died 21 Aug 1888 -
   George M. Davis
    Born 21 Jul 1863 - Pennsylvania
     Died 10 Oct 1886 -
   Henry H. Davis
    Born 24 Feb 1865 - Pennsylvania
     Died 06 Apr 1888 -
  Daniel Minor Davis  
    Born 09 Feb 1867 - New Geneva, Fayette, Pennsylvania
     Died 01 Oct 1957 - Pennsylvania
  Ulysses Grant Davis  
    Born 28 Oct 1868 - New Geneva, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
     Died 04 Jan 1914 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Artifacts:
  • William Davis Request for Samuel Davis War Pension
  • Morris Township - Huntingdon County, PA in 1873

  • Notes:

    Research Notes -- David G Brewer 
    Research Data:
    
    Fayette County Index of Grantees
    William Davis
      
      Item  Grantor             Book Page Location
      435   Edward Scott        D    276  
      465   James McDonald      E    251  Menallen
      521   Joseph Barton       H    85   German
      610   Zachariah Connell   L    178  Connellsville
      625   William McCormick   M    51   
      627   Effie McCormick     M    51
      1116  Israil Painter      4    128  Uniontown
      1123  Isaac Beeson        4    336  "
      1142  Nathaniel Ewing dd  5    63   "
      1280  William Wood        10   214  Nicholson
      2081  John K(R). Anderson 44   196  "
      1089  Lucius Marchant     25   10   Jefferson
      2771  Wilson Greene       95   356  New Geneva
      2793  James T. Molesy     99   80   Springhill
      2831  John K. Anderson    102  320  Nicholson
      2837  B. F. Mallory       103  86   New Geneva
      3122  William Davis Sr.   128  198  Springhill
      3315  Edgar S. Hacking    143  283  North Union
      4916  E. G. Davis etus    252  122  New Geneva
    
    
    1787 - Maryland Marriages 1778-1800
    
    	p. 54
    	Davis, Jacob, 14 May 1787 to Mary McAllister 10 BA-188
    		1st German Ref. Church, Baltimore
    1796 - History of Fayette Co.  BYU Film # 270
    
    p. 568 - Paragraph on Pine Grove Forge...
    The earliest mention of this forge which we find upon the County records 
    is in a mortgage made by Thomas Lewis to Philip Jenkins, of Georges 
    Township, in 1796, which embraced "all that certain tract of land, 
    located in Georges Township adjoining lands of Joseph Stillwell, John 
    Shacklet, the heirs of Augustus Smith, and William Davis, with his forge, 
    house, and all manner of buildings,"
    
    1830 Census - Huntingdon County, Pa, Woodbury TWP
    
        Jno Davis
        1 Male 15-20
        2 Males 20-30
        1 Male 30-40
        1 Male 60-70
        1 Female 5-10
        1 Female 50-60
    
    1830 Census, Woodbury TWP, Bedford County, PA
    
      William Davis Esqr  000010001 000100001
      1 Male 20-30
      1 Male 60-70
      1 Female 15-20
      1 Female 60-70
       
      William Davis 110001  01001
      1 Male 0-5
      1 Male 5-10
      1 Male 30-40
      1 Female 5-10
      1 Female 20-30
    
    1839 Land Warrants - Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
    
      Davis, Wm.  67  Feb. 6, 1839
    
    1839 - Huntington County Grantee Index
    
      Davis, William from John Jackson  Book A #2, p. 450  Feb. 6, 1839  Rec. Feb. 6, 1839
    
    1840 Census - Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania, Franklin TWP
    
    	Wm. Davis
    	1 Male under 5
    	1 Male 20-30
    	1 Female under 5
    	1 Female 20-30
    
    	Wm. Davis
    	1 Male 20-30
    	1 Female 15-20
    	1 Female 20-30
    
    	Springfield TWP
    	William Davis
    	1 Male 30-40
    
    	Warriors Mark TWP
    	Wm. Davis
    	2 Males under 5
    	1 Male 5-10
    	1 Male 40-50
    	2 Females under 5
    	1 Female 5-10
    	1 Female 30-40
    
    1840 Census - West Providence TWP, Bedford Co., PA
    
      Davis, William
      1 Male 10-15
      1 Male 40-50
      1 Female 0-5
      1 Female 20-30
      1 Female 60-70
    
    1842 Septennial Pennsylvania Census
    
      Franklin County, Quincy Township
    
      Davis, William    Founder
      Bumbaugh, John    Moulder
      Bumbaugh, Michael Collier
      Bumbaugh, David   Moulder
      Bumbaugh, James     do
      Bumbaugh, William   do
    
    1843 - Tax List of Franklin County, PA
    Quincy TWP - 974.844 R4c of the SLC Library
    
      Bumbaugh, David     0 Acres H=0 C=0 Value=100 Moulder
      Bumbaugh, James     0 Acres H=0 C=0 Value=100 Moulder
      Bumbaugh, John      0 Acres H=0 C=0 Value=10  Moulder
      Bumbaugh, Michael   0 Acres H=0 C=1 Value=432 Collier, House lot at Furnace
      Bumbaugh, William   0 Acres H=0 C=1 Value=108 ??
      Davis, William      1 Acres H=0 C=0 Value=400 House
    
    1850 Census - Fayette Co., Pennsylvania Nicholson TWP
    
      107 107
      Robert Davis      46 M Laborer VA
      Christianna       40 F         PA
      Caroline Thompson 12 F         VA
      Lewis C. B.        2 M         PA
    
    1850 Census - Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Morris TWP pg. 100
    
    	71 72
    	John Davis	58 M Farmer	11000	Penn
    	Sarah		43 F			Ireland
    	John		21 m Farmer		Penn
    	George		17 M Farmer		Penn
    	Margaret	15 F			Penn
    	James		11 M			Penn
    	Barbara Stahl	25 F			Penn
    
    1850 Census - Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Morris TWP pg. 101
    
      88 89 taken 13 Sept 1850
      William Davis 48 M Founder  Penn
      Emily         21 F          Penn
      Mary E.        6 F          Penn
      Samuel         4 M          Penn
      Sarah          2 F          Penn
    	
    1850 Census - Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Morris TWP pg. 101
    
      92
      Abel Davis  25 M Keeper  Penn married within the year
      Mary        19 F
    
    1856 - William Davis purchased 114 acres from William Wood per atty on Nov. 18, 1856 in
      Nicholson TWP.  Rec. Nov 18, 1856 Book 10 p. 214
    
      This Indenture Made the Eighteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand 
      Eight hundred and fifty six, Between William Wood of Nicholson Township Fayette County
      Pennsylvania of the first part, and William Davis of the same place of the second part
      Witnesseth that the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of Six
      Thousand five hundre and fifty five dollars, lawful money of the United States of America unto
      them well and truly paid, by the said party of the second part, at or before the sealing and
      delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted bargained,
      sold, aleined, enfeoffed released, conveyed, and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant,
      bargain, sell, alein, enfeoff, release, convey, and confirm unto the said party of the second
      part his heirs and assigns All the following described tract of land, situate in the Nicholson
      Township, Fayette County Pennnsylvania, and bounded as follows, Viz Beginning at a walnut stump
      in a line of the heirs of Pilip Dills, thence by same, South Eighty seven and one fourth degrees
      West sixty six perces to a post, thence by land of Nancy Morris, South two and three fourths
      degress, East fifty one & five tenths perches to a Sugar & by same South four & three fourths
      degrees, East ninety three perches to white oak, and by same South thirteen degrees, West
      fifty three & two tenths perches to a post, and by same South eleven degrees, West sixty seven
      and seven tenths perches to post, and thence by land of John Morgan North Eighty seven & a
      half degrees, East ninety two perches to (formerly) sugar tree in the line of Michael Crow,
      and thence by land of the heirs of Philip Dils ... making one hundred fourteen acres, three 
      roods, and twenty four perches....  The rest not transcribed.
    
    1860 Census - Fayette Co., Pennsylvania Nicholson TWP
    
      59 59
      Wm. Davis Farmer 6000 1000  59 M Pa.
      Emily                       35 F
      John                        22 M [corr from orig transcript]
      Mary                        15 F
      Sarah                       14 F
      Samuel                      12 M
      Hannah                       9 F
      Cathren                      8 F
      Emily                        6 F
      Wm.                          4 M
      James                        2 M
      Susan                    10/12 F
      Michel Bombaugh             80 M
    
    1865 - According to Charlie Jamison, Samuel died of Tuberculosis
    
    From a veteran's Administration letter dated Aug 24 1984 to Grace Irene Whale Meneely:
    
      S. Davis, Private, Company C, 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.
      His death occurred on October 1, 1865.  His remains are interred
      in Grave 1041, Section D, Poplar Grove National Cemetery, 
      Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg, Virginia 23803.
      This cemetery is under the jurisdiction of the Director,
      National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington DC 20240.
      The record further shows that he was originally buried at the Fair Grounds,
      near Petersburg, Virginia.  Perhaps this is the person you are seeking.
    
    1865 - FindAGrave Website Link
    
      Here is the entry at findagrave.com for Samuel.  It contains some research by Ted Myers:
    
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=davis&GSiman=1&GScid=51707&GRid=68416109&
    
    
    1870 Census - Fayette County, Pennsylvania
    Springhill TWP - 10 Aug 1870
    	
      29 29
      Davis, Waitman   31 M W Potter     250 720 Penn
      Caroline         28 F W Keeping House      Penn
      Waitman           7 M W                    Penn
      Mary              4 F W                    Penn
      Debolt, John     20 M W Potter             Penn
    
    1870 Census - Fayette Co., Pennsylvania 
    Nicholson TWP - 29 June 1870
    
      150 158
      Davis, William   70 M W Farmer 11400 1540 Penna [mother is foreign, cannot read or write]
      Emily            44 M W Keeping House     Penna
      Sarah            21 F W                   Penna
      Hannah           18 F W                   Penna
      Kate             17 F W                   Penna [married June 1870]
      Emily            16 F W                   Penna [attended school]
      William          15 M W                   Penna [attended school]
      James            13 M W                   Penna [attended school]
      Susan            11 F W                   Penna [attended school]
      Martha            9 F W                   Penna
      George            7 M W                   Penna
      Henry             6 M W                   Penna
      Waitman           7 M W                   Penna
      Daniel            4 M W                   Penna
      Nettie            3 F W                   Penna
      Ulysses           2 M W                   Penna
    
      In this census, William is the only person in the family that can 
      read or write.  It also lists his estate at $11,400 and person estate at 
      $1,540.
    
    1880 - William Davis purchased 1 acre from John K. Anderson on Aug. 6, 1880 in
      Nicholson TWP.  Rec. July 29, 1881 Book 44 p. 196
    
    1880 Census - Fayette Co., Pennsylvania 
    Nicholson TWP - 4 June 1880
    
      71 71
      Davis, William    M 78 (Blacksmith) PA PA Germany
      Emily             F 53              PA PA VA
      James             M 22              PA PA PA
      Susan             F 20              "  "  "
      Mattie            F 18
      George            M 16
      Waitman           M 15 (Grandson)
      Henry             M 14
      Daniel            M 12
      Ulysses           M 11
      Nettie            F 12 (Granddau.)
      Cramer, Delie     F  9 (Granddau.)
    
     District 47
     207 210
     [Son of William Davis]
     Davis, William M 24 (Blacksmith) PA PA PA
      Anna          F 22 Wife         PA PA PA
      Ewing         M  3 Son          PA PA PA
      Leona         F  1 Daughter     PA PA PA
    
    1881 - William Davis purchased 6250 square feet from Lucius Marchand on Sep. 2, 1881 in 
      Jefferson TWP.  Rec. Sep. 23, 1881.  Book 45 p. 10
    
    1883 - William Davis purchased 8X acres from John K. Anderson on March 30, 1883 in
      Nicholson TWP.  Rec. Mar. 31, 1891  Book 102 p. 320
    
    1884 - William Davis requested war pension benefits of his son, Samuel
    
    
      War Department, Adjutant General's Office Washington, Oct 21, 1884 Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions. Samuel Davis, a Pvt. of Company "C", 2d Regiment Pa. Prov. Arty Volunteers, was enrolled on the 12th day of Febr. 1864 at New Brighton for 3 yrs and is spotted: On Roll dated April 30th at (first on file) absent sick in Genl Hospit. Washington D.C. Roll May and June 64 not on file. Jul and Aug 64 absent sick in Hospit. Philad. Roll of ----- 21st Regt Pa Hvy Arty from Sept and Oct 64 (to which ---- search) reports present saw to Aug 31 1865. Roll Sept and Oct 65 reports him Died Oct 2d 1865 at Fair Ground Hospit. Petersburg, Va. Name Samuel Davis not borne on Rolls of Co. L 2d Pa Hvy Arty Final Statement of Surgeon report him died at Post Hospt. Petersburg, Va Oct 2d 1865 of "Typho Malarial Fever" ------------------------------- State of Pennsylvania County of Fayette Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Fayette and state of Pennsylvania, Henry Dils, who being duly sworn, says he is 71 years of age and in the pension claim of Emily Davis No. 355:969. He has been acquainted with same claimant for more than 30 years. Knows that her husband William Davis has never abandoned said claimant in that time. Knew that he had been in feeble health and still is feeble, and very aged and said claimant has had to depend muc upon her children and herself for support. Knows that said claimant has a weavers loom of which her and her daughters weave carpet to help support claimant's family. Knew soldier from a small boy. His occupation was a farmer. He has no knowledge of claimant ever owning any real estate. Knows that her husband William Davis owns in his own house, one hundred + 14 acre of land in Nicholson TWP said County and State above mentions that would bring at public sale (estimates) fifty dollar per acre. Knows said husband has never sold any of the same to any persons. He says he has learned from said claimant + husband that said soldier had sent to them his money earned from the government while in the army. My knowledge of these facts are that I have lived near neighbors to said claimant for all these years above mentioned. I have no interest either direct or indirect in this matter. That my post office address is "Old Frames, Fayette Co., Pa. [Signature of Henry Dils] ------------------------------- Commissioners' Office Fayette County John W. Hair, James Nixon, John Downey, Comm'rs S. B. Rotharmel, Clerk Uniontown, PA July 14, 1886 ------------------------------- This is to certify that the assessment of WIlliam Davis in Nicholson Township Fayette County Pennsylvania from A. D. 1865 to 1885 as shown by Certificate in pension office is to the best of my knowledge about 75 percent of its actual value. Attest: S. B. Rotharmel, Clerk for Co. Commissioners ------------------------------- State of Pennsylvania County of Fayette Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Fayette and state of Pennsylvania, William P. Griffin, who being duly sworn, says he is 77 years of age and in the pension claim of Emily Davis No. 355:969. He has been acquainted with same claimant for more than 30 years. Knows that her husband William Davis has never abandoned said claimant in that time. Knew that he had been in feeble health and still is feeble, and very aged and said claimant has had to depend muc upon her children and herself for support. Knows that said claimant has a weavers loom of which her and her daughters weave carpet to help support claimant's family. Knew soldier from a small boy. His occupation was a farmer. He has no knowledge of claimant ever owning any real estate. Knows that her husband William Davis owns in his own house, one hundred + 14 acre of land in Nicholson TWP said County and State above mentions that would bring at public sale (estimates) $50.00 per acre. Knows said husband has never sold any of the same to any persons. He says he has learned from said claimant + husband that said soldier had sent to them his money earned from the government while in the army. My knowledge of these facts are that I have lived near neighbors to said claimant for all these years above mentioned. I have no interest either direct or indirect in this matter. That my post office address is "Old Frames, Fayette Co., Pa. [Signature of Wm P. Griffin] ------------------------------- State of Pennsylvania County of Fayette Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Fayette and State for Pennsylvania William P. Griffin Who being duly sworn says he is 77 years of age and in the pension claim of William Davis, Father of Samuel Davis, late private of Co. L, 2 Pa H. A. that he have known said claimant for 30 years that said claimant and his wife are both living together, and said claimant has been unable for 20 years to perform manual labor by reason of general debility, that he has had to rely on his children for support. My means of knowing is I have lived in the same neighborhood for 50 years - with said claimant. I have been a frequent visitor at his house. I have herd him complain of hard to git along, and from what I could see, it seemed to me he the said claimant had a hard time to git along. That I have no interest either direct or indirect in this matter. That my post office address is Old Frame, Fayette Co., Pa. The soldier's aid in the support of claimant from 1865 to the present time would be 20 dollars per month. [Signature of Wm. P. Griffin] Sworn to and subscribed before me a justice of the peace in and for the County of Fayette and State of Pennsylvania this 17th Day of December 1886 {Signature of H. L. Shank, Justice of the Peace] ------------------------------- State of Pennsylvania County of Fayette Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Fayette and State for Pennsylvania Henry Dils Who being duly sworn says I am 70 years of age and in the pension claim of William Davis, Father of Samuel Davis, late private of Co. L, 2 Pa H. A. that he have known said claimant for 30 years that I know said claimant and his wife are both living together. Said claimant has been in poor health for 20 years and not able to do more then 1/4 work all that time, and he the said claimant has had to rely more on his children for support. My means of knowledge is I have lived in the same neighborhood for 60 years - with the said claimant. I have visited his house often. I have no interest either direct or indirect in this matter. That my post office address is Old Frame, Fayette Co., Pa. The soldier's aid in the support of claimant from 1865 to the present time is worth to the claimant $20.00 per month. [Signature of Henry Dils] Sworn to and subscribed before me a justice of the peace in and for the County of Fayette and State of Pennsylvania this 17th Day of December 1886 {Signature of H. L. Shank, Justice of the Peace] ------------------------------- State of Pennsylvania County of Fayette Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Fayette and State of Pennsylvania, William P Griffin & Henry Dils and both being duly sworn says: They are aged 77 & 71 years respectfully, and they have known Emily Davis & her husband William Davis over 30 years and in the pension claim of Emily Davis No. 355.969, They say that said claimants husband William Davis owns a tract of land in Nicholson Twp, Said County and State above mentioned. That his income from said land for the year 1865 (estimated) over three hundred & fifty dollars and not over two hundred and fifty dollars for the year 1887. They further say they are farmers and live in the same neighborhood with said claimant and her said husband and know what they have seen and learned from said claimant and her husband, that they have no interest either direct or indirect in this matter. That their post office addresses are "Old Frame, Fayette County, Pennsylvania {signatures of Wm. P. Griffin and Henry Dils] Sworn and subscribed before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid this 4th day of April 1888. I certify that the above affidavits are entitled to credit and that the facts were fully made known before signing. That I have no interest directly or indirectly in the prosecution of this claim. [Signature of H. L. Shank, Justice of the Peace] ------------------------------- General Affidavit State of Pennsylvania, County of Fayette, SS: In the matter of the Fathers Pension Np. 315 863 of William Davis Father of S. Davis C. 2d Pa H. A. Vol. On this 28th day of June A.D. 1889 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid County duly authorized to administer oaths, Thomas N. Schroyer aged 51 years, a resident of Masontown in the County of Fayette and State of Penna well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: I, Thomas N. Schroyer was undertaker in attendance at the Burial of Emily Davis and my Record shows that she died on the 11th day of April A.D. 1889 & was buried on the 17th day of April A.D. 1889 and was the recognized wife of Claimant William Davis. My post office address is Masontown, Fayette Co, Penna. I further declare that I have no interest in said case and I am not concerned in its prosecution. [Signature of Tho. N. Schroyer] ------------------------------- State of Pennsylvania County of Fayette Personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Fayette and State of Pennsylvania William Davis, Father of Samuel Davis, who being duly sworn says he is 85 years of age, that I was married January 4th 1842. and my son Samuel Davis was born September 27th 1846 that my said son Samuel Davis died October 1st 1865 and while said soldier was in the Army of the war of 1860. He sent home to me his Army money to assist me in my support. My occupation has been and is a farmer. That my post office address is New Geneva, Fayette Co., Pa. and the Soldiers aid in the support of claimant from 1865 to the present is 20 dollars per month [signature of William Davis] Swotn to and subscribed before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Fayette and State Pennsylvania this 14th day of December 1886. [Signature of Henry L. Shank, Justice of the Peace] ------------------------------- Commissioners Office Uniontown, Pa. June 25, 1886 Real Estate Personal Property 1865 William Davis $2332- $128- 1866 Do Do $2332- $128- 1867 Do Do $2332- $136- 1868 Do Do $4565- $90- 1869 Do Do $4565- $110- 1870 Do Do $4565- $100- 1871 Do Do $4622- $100- 1872 Do Do $4622- $100- 1873 Do Do $4622- $80- 1874 Do Do $4605- $280- 1875 Do Do $4605- $140- 1876 Do Do $4605- $215- 1877 Do Do $4708- $140- 1878 Do Do $4708- $200- 1879 Do Do $4708- $200- 1880 Do Do $5000- $70- 1881 Do Do $5000- $75- 1882 Do Do $5000- $145- 1883 Do Do $6000- $150- 1884 Do Do $6000- $80- 1885 Do Do $6000- $140- 1886 Do Do $5083- $140- I hereby certify that the above is a correct statement of the assessment of William Davis in Nicholson township Fayette County Penna. from A.D.1865 to 1886 inclusive. As shown by the books in this office, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County this twenty fifth day of June eighteen hundred and eighty six. [signature of Samuel B. Rotharmel, Clerk for the County Commissioners]
    1886 - Information xerox copied and sent from Charlie Jamison (descendant of William B. Davis, son of William and Emily Bumbaugh Davis)on February 5, 2002 to Lori Johnson and received February 11, 2002: Jan 16, 1887 Republican Standard Uniontown, Pennsylvania Davis [From our Nicholson Corrrespondent] Waitman T. Davis, grandson of William Davis, of this township, died Dec. 22, 1886, of that dread disease, consumption. Mr. Davis has the sympathy of all his neighbors in his affliction. This is the third member of the family that has died of that disease within the last six months. 1886 - Index to Orphan Court Records of Fayette County, Pa. Davis, Waitman wid appt. #52 Dec. 1886 Bk. 74 p.229 Order xxx #62 Dec. 1886 Bk. 74 p. 331 1889 - Fayette Co. Cemeteries 974.884 V38f Vol. 1 Pg. 53 Fairview Cemetery Davis, Emily w/o Wm. 3-15-1827 4-16-1889 1889 - William Davis purchased lot 13 in New Geneva from Wilson Green July 9, 1889. Rec. Aug. 26, 1890 Book 95 p. 336 1890 - William Davis purchased 55 acres from James T. Molesy on Oct. 7, 1890 in Springhill TWP. Rec. Nov. 5, 1890 Book 99 p. 80 1894 - William Davis Jr. purchased 55 acres from William Davis Sr. on Mar. 16, 1894 in Springhill TWP. Rec. Mar. 19, 1894 Book 128 p. 198 1896 - William Davis purchased 81 acres from Edgar S. Hackney on Mar. 30, 1896 in North Union TWP. Rec. Apr. 11, 1896 Book 143 p. 283 1899 - Fayette Co. Cemeteries 974.884 V38f Vol. 1 Pg. 53 Fairview Cemetery Davis, William 9-28-1811 1-25-1899 1899 - Conversation with Brant Davis - Grandson of William William Died after getting wet in a partially frozen over river, contracted pneumonia - died at 99 years of age - buried in Fairview cemetery - Doc Gyer in Smithfield said William was married three times - Oldest son Henry killed in Civil War, horse fell on him. Feb 2, 1899 Daily News Standard, Uniontown, Fayette, Pa Deaths of the Day - William Davis New Geneva, Feb. 1 - The funeral of the late William Davis took place last Friday from the home of his son Daniel of this place, interment at Fairview Church. Mr. Davis was the oldest inhabitant of southern Fayette county, having been born in 1800, and was 98 years, four months and three days old. He came to this sections from the valley of Virginia about 1854, purchasing the place known as the "Billy Woods" farm, where he resided until about eight years ago, when he sold his farm to F. M. Fast and since that time has lived around among his children. He was twice married, his last wife being Emily Bumbaugh. Twelve children resulted from this marriage and one child from the first. Of the 13 children only five survive: William, James, Daniel, Ulysses, and Mrs. Hanna Smith. One sister also survives the deceased, Mrs. Sara Wishard of Sharon, Pa. Mr. Davis was an experienced furnaceman and worked at Springhill and other furnaces in an early day. 1903 - Index to Orphan Court Records of Fayette County, Pa. Davis, William Conf of Sale #66 Sep 1903 Book 31 P. 156 misc. - From Fairview Church records, Masontown, Fayette, Pa Anna Schnatterly, bn 1858 New Geneva, Nicholson TWP, Fayette Co., died Oct. 11, 1948, married William Davis & had four children. (possibly William the son of William) From Grace Irene Whale Meneely, received in 2007: The German Baptists were called "Dunkards" because they had alot of music in the church. Harriet (Hannah's Daughter) said they were Dunkards. Harriet said Samuel went to woods to collect wood & never came back [enlisted in the army]. She also said Emilyhad 3 sons in service but I never could find the 3rd. This is a list from Hannah's bible. Minnie (Hannah's daughter) typed this and there are mistakes on it. Great...Grandfather.................. 109 years old Family register............... Parent's Names................ Husband's Name.. Wm. Davis... Sept 28, 1801 Jan. 25, 1899 Age 99 Years Wife's Name..... Emily Bumbaugh Davis March 5, 1827 April 16, 1899 Age 62 Years Mother od Nineteen Children as follows: Death Joseph Davis.. 9 Months old at Death Samuel Davis..Oct 1 1865 Mary E. Cox (Davis) June 30, 1873 Sarah J. Bricker (Davis) May 2, 1877 Catherine E. Kramer (Davis) Oct.18, 1887 Emma E. Kramer (Davis) Feb. 15, 1887 George B Davis Oct 10 1886 John Davis April 7, 1888 Henry Davis April 6, 1888 Martha Davis Aug 21, 1886 Susan Stewart (Davis) Apr. 7, 1892 Hannah M. Smith (Davis) June 28, 1937 87 UlyssesGrant Davis Jan. 4, 1912__ 44 William Davis Mar, 7, 1918 Daniel Davis Jan 6, 1920 James Davis Nov 25, 1916 Three died at birth Grace Whale Meneely (grand-daughter of Ulysses G. Davis) shared the following letters: New Philadelphia December the 22 1884 My Dear Cousin I thought i would take my pen in had to let you know that i am well at presant and i hope that you are the same. i got them flowers and they was pretty and they had a pretty smell. i would send you some flowers if i had any i had some but they are froze now i will send you a card out of coffee and you must send me a peice of your dresses you come out a Christmas i would like to go out there a Christmas but i can't so I will have to stay at home this Chrismas maw says she would like to go out there but we can't we haft to stay at home i am going to school now and i do not want to miss a day if i can help it we have a speeling day a tuesday and it is all untill mounday week. this is all for this time Write soon Good By from Sarah Lucinda Jordon to Sue Davis. do not send it in my name send it in paws name his name is john William jordon. Write soon Good By To New Philadelphia Tuscawaras Co Ohio New Philadelphia December the 22 my dear cousin i take pen in had to Let you all know that i am well at presant hopin you are all the same i got your letter and was glad to hear from you and hope you are all in good health when this reaches you please state how uncle William is and aunt is getng along when this reaches you all i wish you all a mery Christmas if i could would send you a christmas gift but as we are so far apart i will haft to wait ontill i see please send me cousin hannah and maties address and i will write them a letter as soon as i get their address i have been peacing a quilt and i have got one done and comenced another one aunt sarah asend me the pieces of hers and aveious dress and i saved them all up till i got enought to peace a quilt so i have begun it so i will heft to finish it i would like to have some of your dress for in my quilt i have never got to town to get our pictures taken but as soon as the roads are so bad but when they get better i will go down to get them alltogether so you can see what we all look like there was another man shot here last Saturday night the mad that shot him got clear for it was in self defence he broke the door open to get in the house but nobody knows what for so i suppose he has paid the penalty of his crime Sarah got your letter and the flouers that you sent here they was not much wilted when they got here so no more good by from your cousin jennie jordon to Sue davis and all the family give my Love to all at home and abroad. Nancy J. (Jennie) Jordan is originally Nancy J. Davis, daughter of John Davis, who Robert WIshart says was brother to Sarah Ann Davis Wishart, sister of William Davis. You can see her in the 1860 census record in Mercer County, PA as 11 years old. According to Robert Wishart, Samuel Wishart and Sarah raised Nancy because her father John Davis was in the civil war and a prisoner in Anderson Prison. I figured that there was a Wishart connection because Samuel and Sarah Wishart moved between Mercer County, PA and Trumbull County, OH a number of times. We find William Jordan living with his parents WIlliam and Sarah in Findley, Mercer County, PA in 1860. Same area as the Wisharts. I was able to find the 1880 census record you mention. William and Nancy J. had two children at the time: William born 1869 and Susan L. born 1872. Uncle William is likely to be our ancestor William Davis. It could also possibly be Susan's brother William Davis. Aunt Sarah is Sarah Davis Wishart, sister to William Davis. Avieous is a alternate spelling of Samuel Wishart and Sarah Davis Wishart's daughter Avies. In census records it has been spelled Avius, Avias, and Avies.
    2013-07-27 19:50:57
    Excerpt from the Davis Family Bible - From Glenwood Davis -- David G Brewer 
    Marriages
    
    William Davis and Mariah Miccaulister, was married March 10, 1831
    William Davis and Mariah Mccalser was married March 10, 1831
    
    William Davis and Emily Bumbaugh, was married Jan. 4th 1842
    
    Births
    
    William Davis       born September 27, 1801
    Emily, his wife     born March 15, 1827
    John H. Davis       born March 1st, 1837
    Joseph Davis        born December 4th, 1842
    Mary E. Davis       born July 22nd, 1844
    Samuel L. Davis     born September 27th, 1846
    Sarah J. Davis      born October 29th, 1848
    Hannah M. Davis     born September 3rd, 1850
    Catharine E. Davis  born July 19th, 1852
    Emily B. Davis      born March 21st, 1854
    William B. Davis    born September 28th, 1855
    James L. Davis      born November 24th, 1857
    Isabella S. Davis   born August 10th, 1859
    Martha F. Davis     born July 20th, 1861
    George M. Davis     born July 21st, 1863
    Henry H. Davis      born February 24th, 1865
    Daniel M. Davis     born February 9th, 1867
    Ulyssis E. Davis    born October 28, 1868
    
    Waitmen T. Davis, a grandchild born March 20th, 1864
    Nettie A. Davis, a grandchild born July 2nd, 1867
    
    DEATHS
    
      Infant, died ..... 1835.
      Eliza Davis, died 1835
      Mariah Davis, died 1839
      Joseph Davis, died December 4th, 1844
      Michael Bumbaugh, died August 13th, 1863
      Samuel L. Davis, died October 1st, 1865
      Mary E. Davis, died July 30th, 1873
      Sarah J. Davis, died May 2nd, 1877
      Catharine E. Davis, died October 18th, 1877
      Della E. Kramer, died October Ith, 1884
      Martha F. Davis, died --------
      George M. Davis, died October 10th, 1886
      Waitman T. Davis, died December 21st, 1886
      Emily B. Kramer, died February 15th, 1887
      Henry H. Davis, born April 6th, 1888
      John H. Davis, died April 10th, 1888
      Emily Davis, died April 16th, 1889
      William Davis, died February 1898
      Ulyssis E. Davis, died January 4th, 1914
      James L. Davis, died November 18th, 1916
    
    William Davis died Feb 10, 1898
    
    Daniel M. Davis of New Geneva
    & Alverda Provance of New Geneva
    Married August 20, 1888 at Garrett Co., Md. by Frederick S. Hipkins
    
    Births
    
    Daniel M. Davis born Feb 9, 1867 (8?)
    Alverda Davis born Dept 17, 1871
    Ethel P. Davis born June 13, 1892
    Garrett L. Davis born Nov 25, 1893
    Sallie G. Davis born Oct. 16, 1895
    Brant W. Davis born Jan. 25, 1897
    Edward M. Davis born Nov. 25, 1899
    Christopher Davis born July 1st, 1902
    
    Alverda Provance Davis died Mar. 27th, 1954
    Daniel M. Davis died Oct. 1, 1957
    
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