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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. Ch.: John, James, Ransom C., Riley J. (lives in Carrollton, Mo.), Mary W., Francis. (2) John W.: b. 1834; d. 1879; m. Mary E. Thomas. (A) Edmond F.: b. 1861; m. Dora Langston, 1887. They reside in Abilene, Kan., and have the following ch.: (a) William A.: b. 1887. (b) Milton L.: b. 1891. (c) Harry W.: b. 1892. He m. Minnie Reynolds, 1926. 1. William R.: b. 1928. (d) Anne A.: b. 1896. (e) Nancy, twin sister of above. (f) Elmer F.: b. 1910. (B) Joannah W.: b. 1864; d. y. (C) Nancy: b. 1866, m. Robert H. Lee, 1886. Reside in Cob. They have John L., Mamie, Francis, Alice, Harriet, Minerva, Ethel, Robert and Wesley. (D) William A.: b. Jan., 1868; m. Harriet Dalrymple, 1891. Ch.: (a) Martha: b. 1893; m. Frederick Wirthman. They have one dau., Alma. (b) William R.: b. in Missouri in 1897. Ch.: William and Marjorie. (c) Ward: b. 1905. (E) Mary: d. y. (F) John Thomas: b. 1873; m. Truly Fink. Ch.: (a) Thomas Wesley: b. 1902; m. Edna Alvord, 1928. (b) Hazel Irene: b. 1905. (c) Philip Leroy: b. 1914. (d) Adena Mae: b. 1917. (3) Nancy E.: b. 1837; d. 1928; m. James Gunter, 1857. Issue. She m. (2), James Bright. Issue. (4) Comfort: d. y...

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 most famous work,— “The Principles of Nature, Her Divine Revelations, and a Voice to Mankind”. ASABEL: antiquary; b. Mass., 1761; author of “The Discovery of America by the Northmen” (1840), and “Ancient America and Researches of the East” (N. Y., 1847). BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: soldier; b. Alabama, 1832; grad. U. S. Military Academy, 1854, and distinguished himself in both the infantry and cavalry service in New Mexico. In 1862 he became Colonel of the 8th New York Cavalry, and was instantly killed while commanding a brigade at Beverly Ford, Va. BYRON BENNETT: surgeon; b. Fayette, Wis., 1859; studied at Univ. of Berlin; located in Omaha, Neb., 1894, where he was chief surgeon of Im­manuel Hospital and, for many years, professor at the Univ. of Nebraska College of Medicine. CAROLINE E.: author; b. Northwood, N. H., 1831; wrote numerous Sunday-School library books, including four volumes of “The Child’s Bible Stories CHARLES: lawyer; b. Mansfield, Conn., 1789; descended from Puritans who emigrated from England early in the 17th century and settled in Mans­field; grad. Middlebury College, 1811; admitted to bar, 1814; edited “Vermont Mirror”, which opposed the war of 1812. From 1841 till 1845 he was U. S. District Attorney of Vermont, and in 1845 he was elected Judge of probate for district of Caledonia, and re-elected in 1846. Later he was a representative in the State Legislature. CHARLES AUGUSTUS: merchant; b. New York, 1795; was...

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 Thomas; founder, and lecturer 2 yrs., Shakespearean Club; twice pres., Va. Assn. Colls. and Schs. for Girls. Add. Petersburg, Va. ARTHUR NEWTON: dental surgeon; b. Piqua, 0., 1879; s. John Franklin; went to Berlin, Germany, and associated in practice with Dr. A. H. Sylvester, continuing until his death, 1905, then practiced alone. He numbered among his patients the Kaiser and his family. Add. Bronxville, N. Y. ARTHUR POWELL: civil engr., b. Decatur, Ill., 1861; s. John; technical adviser to U. S. on Pecuniary Claims, Arbitration, London, 1923. Add. Oakland, Calif. ARTHUR VINING: officer corpns. b. Sharon, Mass., 1867; s. Perley B.; pres. Alumni Co. of America, N. Y.; trustee Mut. Life Ins. Co., N. Y. Add. New York. ASA BARNES: M.D., surgeon. BEALE: author; b. Petersburg, Va., 1886; s. Richard Beale; negotiated and signed treaty between U. S. and Haiti, 1915. Add. Petersburg, Va. BENJAMIN MARSHALL: coll. prof.; b. N. Salem, Mass., 1867; s. Smith Russell; acting prof. of chemistry, Butlers Coll., 1892. Add. Oxford, O. BERGEN: M.D.; b. White House, N. J.; 1869; s. John; mem. of numerous learned societies, Md. Fellow A.A.A.S., Am. Physical Soc. Add.: New York. BERT BYRON: educator; b. Lenawee Jct., Mich., 1880; s. Maxon; critic teacher and normal dir., Union Coll., Neb., since 1923. Add. College View, Neb. BOOTHE COLWELL: univ. pres.; b. nr. Jane Lew, Lewis Co., NV. Va., 1863; s. Samuel D.;...

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. Kildare; Viscount Mount Cashell, Sir Paul Davis Knt.; Sir William Davis, Lord Chief Justice, King’s Bench, Ireland; Major Thomas Davis; Reg. Ireland; Atkins Davis; Sir John Davis, Attorney-General for Ireland, 1606. Davis of Well CloseA101 HUGH DAVIES: of Machynlleth, Co. Montgomery; b. 1700; m, Eliz. Pemberton, of Wroughton, Salop; d. 1750; his son, A 102 WILLIAM DAVIS: of Well Close, Brockworth, Glos.; b. 1732—35; m. 1764, Anne (dau. and co-heir of John Harper of Hereford); d. 1817. The eldest son, A103 WILLIAM DAVIS: of Well Close, and Leytonstone, Co. Essex; J. P. and D. L.; High Sheriff, 1821; b. 1766; m. 1796, Dorothy (dau. of John Roebuck, of London); d. 1854; his only son, A104 JOHN DAVIS: of Well Close, and of Cranbrook Park, Co. Essex; J. P. and D. L.; b. 1800; m. 1826, Eliz. Jesser (dau. John Coope, of Shooter’s Hill, Co. Kent); d. 1864, leaving, with other issue, A105 WILLIAM DAVIS: of Well Close; b. 1827; m. 1858, Adelaide (dau. of Miles Stringer, of Effingham Hill, Co. Surrey); d. 1890. (1) Cecil: now of Well Close, A106. (2) Walter Stewart: late Indian Political Dept.; b. 1865; m. 1897,Georgina (dau. of late David Ross, C. I. E.) (A) William Wellclose: sub-lieut. R. N.; b. 1901. (B) Howell Effingham: b. 1904. (C) Dorothy Jane. (3) Somerville Baulnois: M.D.; resid. med. officer and magistrate,York, W. Australia; b. 1867; m. 1896, Edith (dau....

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 settled at Oaks, Montgomery County, Pa., where a number of descendants still reside. Here stands the Davis Homestead, which was visited by General Washington, and which still remains the home of the Davises It is known as “Umstad Manor”, was built about 1785, and is believed to be one of the oldest houses in Pennsylvania which is still retained by descendants of the original builder.) Ch. of Benjamin include: (1) Mary: m. Mr. Abraham. (2) Ann: m. Mr. Morgan. (3) Thomas: settled in Texas. (4) Jesse: settled on a farm adjoining that of his brother Nathan, the two farms being joined together to form the present estate of Umstad Manor. (5) Nathan: settled in Montgomery County; m. Catherine Detwiler and had Jefferson, Milton, Jemima, Hannah, Jane, Annie, Detwiler and (A) Milton Isaac: m. Frances Umstad, dau. of John Henry Umstad (b. Jan. 2, 1802; Baptist minister; gave land on which was built the Dunker church, which stands near the Manor.) (a) Clara: b. 1856; m. Lewis Jarrett (now dec.), and had: 1. Ada; resides with her mother at Norristown, Pa.; engaged in teaching school. 2. Frank: m.; has Frank, Jr., and Pauline; reside in Kentucky. 3. Milton Leon: lives in West Virginia. 4. Leila: m.; lives in Canada. Issue. 5. Roberta. 6. Frances. (b) John U.: b. August 6, 1858, at “Umstad Manor”; student...

Sir John Davis of Hollywood, Glouestershire, England

Sir John Davis of Hollywood, Glouestershire, England B107 SIR JOHN DAVIS: 1st Bart.; K. C. B.; of Hollywood, Co. Gloucester; D.C.L. Oxford; F.R.S.; sometime H.M. plenipotentiary in China; gov. and comm-in-chief in Hongkong; b. 1795; created bart., 1845; m (1) 1822, Emily (dau. of Lieut-Col. Richard Hurnfravs, Bengal, India) (1) Sullivan Francis: acting judge, Arrah, Bengal; b. 1827; m. 1861, Agnes Maria (dan. Capt. John Forhes-Middleton); (d.s.p.v.p., 1862. (2) Henrietta Anne: d. unm., 1909. (3) Emily Nowell: b. 1823; m. 1851, Rev. D. A. Beaufort. Issue. (4) Florence: m. 1863, Lieut-Col.; J. B. Lind, Bengal, N. I.; d. 1914; issue. m. (2) 1867, Lucy Ellen (dau. Rev. T. J. Rocke, vicar of Exmouth); d. 1890. (1) Francis Baileau (Sir): 2nd and last Bart.; b. 1871; m. 1891, Ella Alice (dau. Ed. Lockwood, of Kingham, Chipping Norton); d.s.p., 1896; baronetcy became extinct. Davis of Bryn-Derwen C108 DAVID DAVIES: of Blaengwawr, Aberdare; m. Mary (dau. of Lewis); d. 1867. C109 LEWIS DAVIS: of Bryn-Derwen; m. 1858, Mary Ann (dau. Thomas Cross, of Bryn-Hyrfryd); d. 1888. C110 THE LATE FREDERICK LEWIS DAVIS: B.A.; LL.B., Camb; of Bryn­-Derwen, Co. Glamorgan; J. P. and County Alderman; High Sheriff, 1890; Barrister-at-Law; b. 1863; m. 1889, Helen Brydie (dau. Rob’t Smith, of Brentham Park, Stirling); d. 1920. (1) Lewis Frederick: b. 1891. (2) Alistair Jeffries: b. 1900. Davis of Swerford Park D111a SAMUEL DAVIS: Esq. of Swerford; d. 1874. D112b ROBERT SNOW BOLTON DAW5: Esq. of Swerford Park, Co. Oxford, J. P., and Lord of the Manor of Swerford; m. Sophia Perkins. (1) Sophia Louisa Bolton: b. 1866; m. Sir Charles Simeon King, Bart. of Corrard....

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 CHARLES: M. Inst., C.E.M.I., Mech. E.; Managing Director, Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers; b. 1877; 2nd s. of George John; educ., Weymouth Coll.; Medway Conservancy, Port of London Authority. Pubs: “One Hundred Years of Portland Cement”. Add: London. ARTHUR HENRY: D.S.O., 1916; Barrister-at-law; was Temp. Major Army Service Corps; b., Oughborough, 1886; s. of R.T.H.; educ., Univ. Coll., London; called to Bar, Middle Temple, 1920; served European War. Add.: London. ARTHUR HOEY: (STEELE RUDD): b., Drayton, 1868; educ., Emu Creek State School; as a boy worked on sheep stations; went to Brisbane, 1886, and entered Civil Service, became contributor to Brisbane Press and then to Sydney Bulletin. Pub: “On Our Selection”, etc. ARTHUR J.: F.R.I.B.A.; Ordre de la Couronne, Belgique; partner in firm Mewes and Davis, architects; b., 1878; educ., Ecole Beaux Arts, Paris. Chief Works: Interior planning and decoration of Carlton Hotel; Ritz Hotel; etc. Add: London. SIR CHARLES HENRY: Kt., cr., 1910; b., 1847; s. of Theodore; educ., Worcester Coll., Oxford; B.A., 1870; admitted, Solicitor, 1873; Ass’t Solicitor, Public Works Loan Commissioners, 1876. Add: London. SIR CHARLES THOMAS: G.C.M.G., cr. 1928; K.C.M.G., cr. 1923; C.M.G., 1915; Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs; b., 1873; s. of late Thomas; educ., Christ Coil.; Brecon; Principal Clerk, Colonial Office, 1916. Add: London. SIR DAVID: Kt., cr., 1923; J.P., City of Birmingham, 1904; b. 1859; e. s. of Michael Davis;...

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; served in the Revolutionary War. (a) Joseph: 1758—1811; m. Sarah Shoch; served in the Revolu­tionary War. 1. Lot: b. 1785; in.; moved from Bucks Co. to Ohio. 3. William: b. 1789; m. 5. Thomas: 1795—1864; m. Mary Ford; (2), Hannah Lewis Langdon; moved to Rising Sun, Md. A. John Quincy: b. 1830; m. Julia E. Close. a. Paul Allen: b. 1870; m. Sara Johnson. B. Rodman Lewis: 1836—1904; in. Frances Wolfe. a. John Lewis: 1869—1901; graduated from DePauw University, 1892. b. Edward Wolfe: 1877—1910; graduated from State University, 1904. 7. Joseph. (b) James: 1760—1819; m. Rachel Stewart. 1. William: 1784—1809; moved to Natchez, Miss. 2. James: 1786—1870; m. Mary Cotton; served in War of 1812. A. William: 1812—1881; m. Mary Johnston; county treasurer, on Whig ticket, 1849. a. James Johnston: b. 1837; m. Mary Carnahan; m. (2), Frances J. Matthews. (I) Matthews Erastus: graduated from Webb Academy, New York; m. Sara Ladd. b. Henry L.: b. 1846; m. Eleanor Bushnell; moved to Philadelphia. (I) Henry Lamont: b. 1870; graduated from Germantown Academy, 1888; m. Willie Webb, direct descendant of Pocahontas, and John Rolfe, one of the founders of Virginia. c. William XV: b. 1848; m. Mary Frances Tefft; educated at Allegheny Coll., and at Meadville Commercial Coll. B. John Cotton: 1814—1880; m. Mary Ann Anderson. a. James Ellicott: b. 1847; m. Melissa...

Davis Officers of The Continental Army

Davises in the American Revolution Officers of The Continental Army Aaron Davis (Mass.). Captain Massachusetts Militia, 1775; Colonel of same in 1776. (Died 1777.) Abner (Pa.). 3d Lieutenant 2d Battalion of Miles’ Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, 28th March 1776; resigned 19th October 1776. Abraham (N. C.). Adjutant 7th North Carolina, 22d December 1776; resigned 2lst November 1777. (Name also spelled Dawes.) Benjamin (N. H.). Ensign 2d Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December 1776. Benjamin (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant of Montgomery’s Pennsylvania Bat­talion of the Flying Camp, July, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November, 1776; released 8th December, 1780. Benjamin (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant 1st Pennsylvania Battalion, 27th October 1775; Captain, 5th January 1776; resigned 1st January 1777. David (S. C.). Lieutenant South Carolina Militia in 1776. Ebenezer (Mass.) Private in Company of Minute Men at Lexington and Concord, 19th April, 1775; Sergeant in Frye’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Sergeant in 9th Continental Infantry, January to December, 1776; Sergeant 9th Massachusetts, 25th March, 1777; Ensign, 2d March, 1779; Brigade Quartermaster, 15th March, 1782, to January, 1783; transferred to 8th Massachusetts, 15th February 1781; transferred to 3d Massachusetts, 7th July, 1782; Lieutenant, 15th March, 1783, and served to 3d June, 1783. (Died 14th November 1799.) Harman (S. C.) 1st Lieutenant 4th South Carolina (Artillery), —May 1776; Captain, 29th May, 1777; wounded at Savannah 9th October 1779; taken prisoner at Charleston 12th May 1780; prisoner on parole to close of war; Brevet Major, 30th September 1783. Hezekiah (Pa.). Lieutenant of Montgomery’s Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp, July, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November, 1776; exchanged 8th December,...

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 DANIEL: (1777—1841); physician; M.D., Glasgow, 1801; attended the Duchess of Kent at the birth of Queen Victoria, 1819. EDWARD: (1835—1867); subject painter; first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1854; died in Rome. HENRY EDWARDS: (1756—1784); opponent of Gibbon; B.A. Balliol College; priest, 1780; fellow and tutor of Balliol, 1780. HENRY GEORGE: (1830—1857); topographer; left in manuscript “Memor­ials of the Hamlet of Knightsbridge” (1859), and ‘On Account of Pimlico”. JAMES: (d. 1755); Welsh satirist; M.A., Jesus College, Oxford, 1729; MB, 1732; published a satire on the contemporary school of etymologists. JOHN: (d. 1622); navigator; made voyage to the East Indies as pilot and captain; captured by the Dutch at Pularoon, 1617; released 1618; died at Batavia, 1622. J. P. (called “Pope” Davis): (d. 1862); painter; called “Pope” from his picture of the “Talbot Family Receiving the Benediction of the Pope”; painted at Rome; exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1811—43. JOHN BUNNELL: (1780—1824); physician; imprisoned at Montpellier and Verdun at Bonaparte; M.D. Edinburgh, 1803; physician to troops invalided home from Walcheren. JOHN FORD: (1773—1864); physician; M.D., Edinburgh, 1797; L.R.C.P., 1808; physician to the General Hospital, Bath, 1817—54. SIR JOHN FRANCIS: (1795—1890); diplomatist; writer in East India Company’s factory at Canton; joint commissioner in China with Lord Napier, commander-in-chief at Hongkong, 1844—8; published works on China. JOSEPH BARNARD: (1801—1881); craniologist; surgeon on an Arctic whaler; 1820; M.C.S., 1843; chief work...
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