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Francis Marion Davis of Adair County, Kentucky

j162 FRANCIS MARION DAVIS: b. in Wales, Aug. 8, 1805; came to the U. S. when five yrs. old; m. Wilmouth Staton in Adair Co., Ky. She was b. 1811, and d. 1858. Their ch. include: (1) William R.: b. July, 1832, and d. 1899. He m. (1), Mary Sanders, m. (2), Mary Bell....

Prominent Davises of America, Past Generations

ANDREW JACKSON DAVIS: spiritualist; b. Orange Co., N. Y., 1826; developed extraordinary clairvoyant powers, 1843. Although uninstructed, he was able to discourse fluently upon medical, psychological, and general subjects. In 1845, while clairvoyant, he dictated his...

Prominent American Davises of 1920’s

ARCHILLES EDWARD DAVIS: ophthalmologist; b. Harrodsburg, Ky., 1866; s. H. C.; author of numerous articles, incl. “The Refraction of the Eye”, etc. Add. New York. ALEXANDER MACDONALD: army official. ARTHUR KYLE: college pres.; b. Petersburg, Va., 1867; s. Williams...

Benjamin Davis of North Providence, Pennsylvania

T135 BENJAMIN DAVIS: probably b. at the time of the Revolution; gave land on which to build the North Providence Baptist Church; m. Jemima Roberts. (The earliest known American ancestor of this branch of the family early settled at North Providence, Pa., and his son...

Davis of Well Close

The following titled Davis families are listed in BURKE’S GENERAL ARMORY: Hollywood, Co. Gloucester, Bart.; Bristol; Co. Kent (two families); London and Westminster, 1746; Co. Salop; Co. Hereford; Leytonstone, Co. Essex; Fenton House, Hampstead Heath; Kill, Co....

Prominent British Davises of 1920’s

ALEXANDER DAVIS: b., London, 1861; educ., private; lived and traveled for many years in South Africa; amateur artist and sculptor; 1st editor and later principal owner, The Leader, Nairobi. Pubs: “The Native Problem in South Africa”. Add: Nairobi, Kenya Colony. ARTHUR...

Samuel Davis of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

L127 SAMUEL DAVIS: b. 1669 in County Tyrone, Ireland; d. 1758 in Bucks County, Pa. (1) James: b. 1699; near Drumquin, Ireland; m. Eliza Jennings; both died in Bucks County, Pa. Founder of the American Branch. 6 ch. (A) William: b. 1730 near Drumquin; m. Mary Means;...

Prominent British Davises, Past Generations

CHARLES DAVIS: (d. 1755); bookseller and publisher; one of the first to issue priced catalogues of second-hand books. DAVID: (1745—1827); Welsh poet; conducted school at Castle Howel, 1785; translated Scougall’s “Life of God in the Soul of Man” into Welsh. DAVID...
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