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Davis Family of Sumter South Carolina

This web page has been updated in May/June of 2011. The original intent of this site is the same as it has always been; to provide a FREE tool for researchers to help each other by the sharing of information - please support this intent by helping to keep it as accurate as possible. The information on this page represents the combined efforts of several researchers. I have verified the information by Wills, Equity, Deeds, Census and Cemetery Records where possible. Where no source is given, the information is unproven/unverified. Additions and corrections are welcome (rude emails are not). When writing, please include the Page Title and Web Address. Proper credit is always awarded to the provider of information. Happy Researching! Keep the circle of sharing intact, include the following if you take information for your own records: !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke; "Walking with ghosts", Research 2000 - 2011



Generation One

Thomas Davis Sr. born Abt. 1740 in Unknown died Abt. 1828 in Kershaw District South Carolina married to Mary Edwards born Abt. 1748 in Unknown died Aft. 1829 Kershaw District South Carolina in Kershaw District South Carolina

Children of Thomas and Mary

1. Anna Davis b. about 1775 d. unknown married to Haywood Worrell b. about 1771

2. Keziah Davis b. about 1778 d. unknown married to Daniel Barfield b. about 1773

3. Thomas Davis Jr b. about 1780 Kershaw South Carolina, South Carolina d. May 8, 1841 Sumter District South Carolina, South Carolina buried in Hebron Cemetery married to Ezina Lee b. about 1785 possibly North Carolina d. June 24, 1865 Sumter County, South Carolina - Next Generation

4. Mary Davis b. about 1790 Kershaw South Carolina, South Carolina d. unknown married to unknown - possibly the Mary Atkinson shown living with Kitsy Davis McLeod in the 1850 Sumter District Census.

5. Edith Davis b. about 1795 Kershaw South Carolina, South Carolina d. After 1860 married to John J. Meyers b. about 1794 d. July 22, 1845 Sumter District South Carolina, South Carolina


Generation Two

Thomas Davis Jr b. about 1780 Kershaw South Carolina, South Carolina d. May 8, 1841 Sumter District South Carolina, South Carolina buried in Hebron Cemetery married to Ezina Lee b. about 1785 possibly North Carolina d. June 24, 1865 Sumter County, South Carolina

Note: Although all family files show Ezina as a child of Asa Lee - no source information has ever been given to confirm she was a Lee. If you have information regarding the source of the knowledge of this maiden name. Many of the Lees married into the Boykin, Davis, and Myers families so it is quite likely that she was a Lee but if you have further information, please email

Members of Antioch Baptist Church - both of their names are included in the Minutes of a meeting held October 1 1828 under the section tield Names of members in fellowship at the first of October 1828 (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

1850 Census - (Zina living next to son, Joshua)

37 1049 1049 Davis Zina 63 F W . 2,000 NC . . X
38 1049 1049 Davis John 18 M W Laborer . SC . X
39 1049 1049 Arrants Mary 16 F W . . SC . X (child of Gatsby Davis and Johannas Arrants)
40 1049 1049 Arrants Wm 13 M W . . SC . X (child of Gatsby Davis and Johannas Arrants)
41 1049 1049 Arrants Martha 11 F W . . SC (child of Gatsby Davis and Johannas Arrants)

Will of Thomas Davis Jr.
The State of South Carolina
Sumter District

Know all men by these presence that I, Thomas Davis of Sumter District and State aforesaid being in low health but of sound disposing mind do hereby make this my last Will and testament in the manner and form following.

Item 1st To my beloved wife Zina Davis - I will and bequeath my house and plantation, my Mill and all my land which I shall not herein after bequeath to my several Children. And also one negro girl named Sharlot and Daniel and Visey.

Item 2nd To my son Daniel Davis - I will and bequeath the plantation and tract of land on which he now lives to the dividing line between said tract of land and the tract of land on which my son Alfred Davis now lives. And also one negro man named Charles.

Item 3rd To my son Joel Davis - I will and bequeath all that plantation and tract of land on which he now lives, lying East of Scape O'er Swamp, reserving to my said wife Zina the swamp and as much of the up land as may at any time be over flowed by the Mill Pond and a sufficiency to keep the mill Dam in good repair. And also one negro boy named Wesley.

Item 4th To my Daughter Gatsby Arrants - I will and bequeath one negro boy named Ben.

Item 5th To my son Abner Davis - I will and bequeath one negro boy named Solomon.

Item 6th To my son Alfred Davis - I will and bequeath the plantation and tract of land on which he now lives from the line deviding said tract from the tract on which Daniel Davis now lives to a line yet to be made begining at the Atkinson Grave Yard runing thence to the nearest point where it will intersect with Mrs. R. James land and also one negro boy named Dennis.

Item 7th To my Daughter Kitsy McLeod - I will and bequeath the plantation and tract of land on which she now lives joining lands belonging to Mrs. Roxana James, Samuel Grier and James Corbitt to a line yet to be made begining at my corner on said Mrs. James land runing thence in a Northerly direction up the deep bottom until it intersects with said James Corbitts lands. And one negro girl named Serina.

Item 8th To my son Darlin Davis - I will and bequeath the plantation and tract of land on which he now lives to a line yet to be made begining at the foot of the hill on the Children Croft line, runing thence by the Hyet Grave yard, to the head of a branch making out of Scape O'er Swamp and all land lying between said line and Scape O'er Swamp. And also one negro boy named Daniel.

Item 9th To my Daughter Nancy Davis - I will and bequeath one negro girl named Eliza.

Item 10th To my son Thomas Davis - I will and bequeath one negro girl named Luiza.

Item 11th To my son Joshua Davis - I will and bequeath one negro woman named Mary.

Item 12th To my youngest son John Davis - I will and bequeath two negroes, one a man named Daniel purchased of James Corbitt and his wife named Vicy.

All the balance of my property of every # Interlined before signed name and discreption after my Just debts are paid (if any), I do hereby will and bequeath to my said Wife Zina Davis, during her life and at her death the negro girl Sharlot which I have herein bequeathed to her, my said wife Zina, to go to my youngest son John Davis and all the balance of her property to be equally divided between my four youngest children (viz) Nancy, Thomas, Joshua and John Davis. And should either of my four youngest children die leaving no heir of body, then and in that case, all the property I have herein bequeathed to such child thus dieing without Ifsue to be equally divided between all the balance of my children.

And I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Zina Davis, Executrix to this my last Will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and forty one. And in the sixty fifth year of the American Independence.

his Mark Thomas X Davis (SEAL)

Signed sealed and acknowledged In presence of
William H. Peeble
Randal McCaskill
Addison Stuckey

(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841 W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

Will found Sumter Wills Project


Children of Thomas Davis and Zina Lee

1. Daniel Davis born 1803 died 1853 married Abt. 1834 to Sarah A Berry born 1812 died unknown - burials unknown Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

1850 Sumter District Census

26 1047 1047 Davis Danl 45 M W Planter 1,200 SC . . . . .
27 1047 1047 Davis Sarah A 38 F W . . SC . . . . .
28 1047 1047 Davis Eliza A 15 F W . . SC . . . . .
29 1047 1047 Davis Herman 11 M W . . SC . X . . .
30 1047 1047 Davis Caroline 8 F W . . SC . X . . .
31 1047 1047 Davis Danl 6 M W . . SC . . . . .
32 1047 1047 Davis Ellen 3 F W . . SC

2. Joel Davis born March 09, 1807 died Bet. March 1857/58 - 1851 Bishopville, South Carolina married February 14, 1833 to Lavina Goff daughter of Lavina Smith and Gates Goff, born May 27, 1811 died January 15, 1895 Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

1850 Sumter District Census

16 993 993 Davis Joel 44 M W Planter 2,000 SC . . . . .
17 993 993 Davis Levina 40 F W . . SC . . . . .
18 993 993 Davis Clerry K 16 F W . . SC . . . . .
19 993 993 Davis Garrison 14 M W . . SC . X . . .
20 993 993 Davis Zina L 12 F W . . SC . X . . .
21 993 993 Davis Malitha 10 F W . . SC . X . . .
22 993 993 Davis Joel 7 M W . . SC . X . . . (possibly killed in Civil War)
23 993 993 Davis Alfred 5 M W . . SC . . . . .
24 993 993 Davis Mahaley 2 F W . . SC

Children of Joel Davis and Lavina Goff

i) Malithia Davis born about 1839 in South Carolina married Frederick Daniel McCaskill, son of Daniel McCaskill and Nancy Laird born 25 Aug 1836 in Kershaw County South Carolina died 16 Sep 1865 in CSA buried in Concord Baptist Cemetery Lee County South Carolina

1st Sgt. in Co G 20th SC Inf - enlisted 12/7/1861.

Name listed on the Sumter Monument to the Confederate Dead

1860 Sumter Dist.

#62 Frederick McCaskill 22 m Farmer,
Malethia 21 f,
Martha 2 f, all born in SC.

Record of Antioch Baptist Chruch Male Members in full fellowship up to the first of Nov. 1858 - name included (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

Child of Malithia and Frederick

1.) Martha McCaskill born in 1858 in Kershaw County South Carolina

ii) Garrison Davis born 15 Jan 1836 died on 15 Mar 1909 buried in Cedar Creek Baptist Cemetery Lee County South Carolina married on 29 Dec 1859 Frances A. Marsh born 11 Jan 1836 buried Cedar Creek Baptist Cemetery Lee County SC.

a) Dora Davis married John William Joshua Boykin (son of James Maddison Boykin and Mary Ann Matilda Myers) born in 1875 died in 1951 buried in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Lee County SC

John William Joshua Boykin also married to Nancy E. Blyther, granddaughter of Robert Houston Arrants and Eliza English.

iii) Mabala Davis born unknown died unknown buried at Antioch Baptist Church married on March 15, 1860 to Samuel Watson born unknown died unknown


3. Gatsby Davis born January 17, 1809 died September 11, 1893 married Johannas Arrants born November 11, 1804 died September 17, 1862 at Battle of Sharpsburg Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

4. Abner Davis born Abt. 1813 died 1873 Schley County Georgia married Susan J Little born 1813 died Abt. 1875 Schley County Georgia Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

5. Alfred Davis born Abt. 1814 died Unknown married Jane McLeod born Abt. 1817 died Unknown (Jane McLeod was sister of John N. McLeod see #6 below) Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

Records of Jane McLeod and Alfred Davis

1840 Kershaw/Sumter District Census of South Carolina

page 31 - Head of Household - Alfred Davis - 1 male 0-8; (Abner) 1 male 20-30; 1 female 20-30 1 slave male aged 10-24, 2 agricultural workers. neighbors included Daniel McLeod, Alexander E. McLeod, John C. Moseley)

Will of Thomas Davis, Sumter County, Recorded 23 July 1841 in Will Book D 2 pge 51,

Item 6th To my son Alfred Davis - I will and bequeath the plantation and tract of land on which he now lives from the line deviding said tract from the tract on which Daniel Davis now lives to a line yet to be made begining at the Atkinson Grave Yard runing thence to the nearest point where it will intersect with Mrs. R. James land and also one negro boy named Dennis.

Record of Antioch Baptist Chruch Male Members in full fellowship up to the first of Nov. 1848 - Alfred's name included (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

1850 Sumter County, SC page 373, No Township listed., Federal Population Schedule, SC 1860 Federal Census Index ID # SCS5a433614 Sumter REEL NO: M432-859 PAGE NO: 374A enumerated on 30 th Sept 1850 by J W Stuckey J W Stuckey Ass't Marshal, hand writtenpage #747

42 1050 1050 Davis Alfred AGE 35 SEX M RACE W OCCUP. Miller . BIRTHPLACE SC . . . . .
1 1050 1050 Davis Jane AGE 31 SEX F RACE W BIRTHPLACE SC
2 1050 1050 Davis Abner AGE 10 SEX M RACE W BIRTHPLACE SC
3 1050 1050 Davis John AGE 8 SEX M RACE W BIRTHPLACE SC
4 1050 1050 Davis Harbin AGE 7 SEX M RACE W BIRTHPLACE SC
5 1050 1050 Davis Nicey AGE 5 SEX F RACE W BIRTHPLACE SC
6 1050 1050 Davis Robt AGE 3/12 SEX M RACE W BIRTHPLACE SC

7 1051 1051 Davis Thos 24 M W Planter 800 SC . . . . .
8 1051 1051 Davis Kizie 25 F W . . SC . . . . .
9 1051 1051 Davis Roxanna 3 F W . . SC . . . . .
10 1051 1051 Davis Thos 7/12 M W . . SC . . . . .

NEIGHBORS: BROTHER JOSHUA DAVIS WITH HIS MOM ZINA DAVIS/ JOHN AND KITSY MCLEOD

Record of Antioch Baptist Chruch Male Members in full fellowship up to the first of Nov. 1858 - Alfred's name included (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

1860 Tillers Ferry Kershaw District Census of South Carolina October 22 2001 - Search at Ancestry.com Census Images Online

  • Alfred Davis aged 46 Planter RE 1,600 Pers. $200 Born in SC
  • Jane aged 43 born in SC
  • A.T. aged 20 Laborer
  • T.C. age 19 (probably John or JC instead of TC)
  • Sarah aged 18
  • J. F. aged 5

Record of Antioch Baptist Chruch Members in full fellowship up to 1870 - Jane's name included (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

Military Service - 1861 - Served in the 15th Battalion Co. D. with brother in law, Angus McLeod - men between the ages of 40 and 50 - Roster in the Camden Confederate Newspaper - copy provided to Lori McLeod Wilke by Donald Ross McLeod Jr. in October of 2000.

Voters List - Davis , Alfred ...Sumter… First Reg. Prec't. ... Sumter Elec. Prec't

1870 Census Place: Kershaw County, South Carolina; Census Year 1870, , Family History Center Microfilm,

  • Alfred Davis Age 56 (born 1814), Real Estate Valued at $600 Personal Prop valued at $300
  • Jane age shown as 51 (born 1819);
  • two children living with them, also illegible, but ages were 16 (born 1854) and 9 (born 1861) -.

1880 Census of South Carolina - not yet found

Family Lore states that they moved to the "big Town" but no knowledge of just what town would constitute the "big" one has been discovered - but the fact that the town was unnamed seems to indicate Columbia and not Charleston. Jane and Alfred would have been around the age of 63 in 1880. Searches of Ancestry.com Census images on line has revealed no one fitting them or any of their children. The burial place of Jane and Alfred has not been found either. We are at a "brick" wall with Jane and Alfred. Please email if you have information on this family.

It is possible that the following is written about one of their descendants....: Note the residence is next to Ashmore Calhoun McLeod's homestead, a nephew of Jane Davis and of Alfred as well. J.O. Mosely speaks of him as a "kinsmen" and names a brother who resides in Columbia. Please email if you know anything about this family..........

J.O. Mosely, The Cleveland School Fire

Chapter 18 Mrs. Walter Davis and children

Leaving the old home place, where we romped and played and worked in our boyhood days, we first came to the home of Uncle Ashmore McLeod, where the afternon before the fire, B. G. McLeod, his wife and little child were happy in the contemplation of what life held in store for them, but the morning after the home was closed and it was sad to pass it by and no one there to greet you, no one to feed the chickens, who were sauntering about as if in search of Eva; and there sat the rocking chair on the front porch just as she had left it on the fatal night.

Out about the barnyard there was no one to feed the hogs or look after the cows and mules, and a look of desolation was everywhere in evidence. A few hundred yards away was Miller McLeod's place, having no one to open unto you the door that always stood ajar for a friend, and that was sad. But about 400 feet from that spot we were to meet a sadder picture still.

For here Walter Davis had spent many years in building up a beautiful home, years he had spent in toil for those he loved, and now he had been called home to find it vacant of his devoted wife, a sweet Christian woman, and without guile, and three sweet children swallowed up in the flames. Well the agony of soul through which our neighbor and kinsman was passing is beyond description and also beyond comprehension, except to those who have passed through like sorrow. There was his fine Duroc hogs. There was his poultry. There were fine cows, fresh in milk. There were the beautiful flowers in the yard, on the porch, everywhere. There were the things about the house placed in order by the deft hand of his own dear wife, and there the tracks of his own dear children.

He had recently gone to a tuberculosis hospital for treatment, and how could he stand the strain to his physical strength as well as the weight that was pressing down upon his very soul? Did you ever hear a man cry whose soul was in deep anguish? Well, we heard it on the morning of our visit to this home, that the day before was happy, but now desolate, and disconsolate, for no words were able to console him and it was a full day before he could see how he could leave the spot made hallowed by the work and walk of his bosom companion and the prattle and companionship of his children and the flowers and things so fragrant with the aroma of spring, and yet sweeter still, with the association of loved ones now no more.

But he overcame it in due time and before we returned to our home in the City by the Sea he was wending his way back to the place where a hope was held out that some day he might be well again, but with a hope that was brighter and sweeter still that some day he would be reunited to those whom fate had torn asunder, and the two bright children who had been bereftt of a faithful mother were placed in the home of a brother, W. S. Davis, of Columbia, where they will be cared for as best they can.

But there can be no one to take the place in their little lives that was so well filled by their own dear mother, who in every good word and work was superb, and many besides the immediate friends will mourn the death of this good woman and her bright little lambs that Jesus has taken into his lap.

Children of Alfred and Jane McLeod Davis

i. Abner Davis b. 1840 in Sumter District, South Carolina (aged 10 in 1850 Census) d. after 1880 in Sumter District South Carolina (?)

possible marriage: D120 DAVIS, ABNER B415 BELVIN, FRANCIS Feb 14 1866 South Carolina SC Mag. of Ancestral Research, Vol 5, # 2 (1785-1884)

Possible Census Record: 1880 Census Place Spring Hill, Sumter, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255241 NA Film Number T9-1241 Page Number 275B

  • Abner T. DAVIS - Relation Self- Marital M- Gender Male - Race W - Age 40 - Birthplace SC - Occupation Farmer - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • Fannie L. DAVIS - Relation Wife - Marital M - Gender Female - Race W - Age 33 - Birthplace SC - Occupation Keeping House - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • Mary Alice DAVIS - Relation Dau - Marital S - Gender Female - Race W - Age 13 - Birthplace SC O - ccupation At Home - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • Robert G. DAVIS - Relation Son - Marital S - Gender Male - Race W - Age 11 - Birthplace SC - Occupation At Home - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • J. Fletcher DAVIS - Relation Son - Marital S - Gender Male - Race W - Age 8 - Birthplace SC - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • Maggie V. DAVIS - Relation Dau - Marital S - Gender Female - Race W - Age 6 - Birthplace SC - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • Nancy Leona DAVIS - Relation Dau - Marital S - Gender Female - Race W - Age 4 - Birthplace SC - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • Jane Carlien DAVIS - Relation Dau - Marital S - Gender Female - Race W - Age 1 - Birthplace SC - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • Nancy BELVINE - Relation MotherL - Marital W - Gender Female - Race W - Age 53 - Birthplace SC - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • Thos. W. BELVINE - Relation BroL - Marital S - Gender Male - Race W - Age 25 - Birthplace SC - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC
  • C. Possey BELVINE - Relation SisterL - Marital S - Gender Female - Race W - Age 22 - Birthplace SC - Father's Birthplace SC - Mother's Birthplace SC

ii. John Davis b. abt 1842 in Sumter District, South Carolina (aged 8 in 1850 Census)

possible marriage: Issue of December 10, 1874 Married, on the 18th of October, 1874, by Rev. J. E. Rodgers, Captain John Davis to Miss Sarah L. Caraway, both of Sumter, S. C. ?????????

Born cr. 1842, John was of an age to be in service of the Confederacy. Further research needs to be done, but a marriage year of 1874 is not unreasonable.

Note: the 1860 Census shows a J. C. aged 19 in Alfred and Jane's home with a Sarah aged 18 and and a J.F. aged 6 - lends question to the 1874 marriage date - further research neccessary.

iii. Harbin Davis b. abt 1843 in Sumter District, South Carolina (aged 7 in 1850 Census) - not present in 1860 census (aged 17)

iv. Nicey Davis b. abt 1845 in Sumter District, South Carolina (aged 5 in 1850 Census) - not present in the 1860 census - should have been aged 15 - possibly already married by that year.

v. Robert Davis b. June or July 1850 in Sumter District, South Carolina (aged 3/12 in 1850 Census) - not present in 1860 Census- would have been aged 9 or 10 - possibly deceased before 1860.

6. Katherine Mary "Kitsy" Davis born Bet. 1815 - 1817 died Aft. 1880 married John N. McLeod born Abt. 1810 died July 14, 1862 Richmond Virginia Antioch Baptist Church (John McLeod was brother of Jane McLeod see #5 above) Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

7. Darling Davis born 1823 died unknown married Martha Hyatt, daughter of Charles and Sarah Unknown Hyatt, born 1827 died unknown Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

1850 Sumter District Census - Sumter Census Online

28 1072 1072 Davis Darling 27 M W Planter 700 SC . . . . .
29 1072 1072 Davis Martha 28 F W . . SC . . . . .
30 1072 1072 Davis Charles 9 M W . . SC . X . . .
31 1072 1072 Davis Thos 8 M W . . SC . X . . .
32 1072 1072 Davis Offey 7 M W . . SC . X . . .
33 1072 1072 Davis Sarah 4 F W . . SC . . . . .
34 1072 1072 Davis Gatsey 1 F W . . SC . . . .

35 1073 1073 Hyett Sarah 74 F W . . NC 1850 MARTHA'S MOTHER -

Children of Darling Davis and Martha Hyatt

i) Charles Davis b. about 1841 in Sumter District South Carolina (age 9 in 1850 Census)

ii) Thomas Davis b. about 1842 in Sumter District South Carolina (age 8 in 1850 Census)

iii) Offey? Davis b. about 1843 in Sumter District South Carolina (age 7 in 1850 Census)

iv) Sarah Davis b. about 1846 in Sumter District South Carolina (age 4 in 1850 Census)

v) Gatsey Davis b. about 1849 in Sumter District South Carolina (age 1 in 1850 Census)

vi) Darling Davis born after 1850 died unknown married Mary E. Arrants born unknown died unknown - unknown connection to other Arrants

8. Thomas Davis III born March 04, 1827 died June 01, 1898 Hebron Cemetery married Kizzie (maybe Daphne?) Barnes born 1827 died 1853 Hebron Cemetery BUT marker at Bethlehem Cemetery Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

Record of Antioch Baptist Chruch Male Members in full fellowship up to the first of Nov. 1858 - name included (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

Children of Thomas and Kizzie

i) Sally. A. Davis b. 1839

ii) Thomas Edward Davis b. 1849 d. cr. 1930 married Sarah M. Beasley

1) Lina Olivia Davis married Herschel Augustus Stokes

iii) Roxanne Davis b. 1848

iv) Robert Davis b. 1851

9. Nancy Davis born January 03, 1828 died February 08, 1857 married James Boykin born February 14, 1825 died June 23, 1878 (first cousins - James was the son of Zina Lee's sister, Margaret Lee and James Alexander Boykin) Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1


10. Joshua Davis born Abt. 1829 died March 01, 1865 Florence, SC married Mary Jane Smith born Abt. 1832 died unknown Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1

Member of Antioch Baptist Church - his name is included in the Minutes of meetings held October 1 1828 and Nov. 1 1858 under the section tield Names of members in fellowship at the first of October 1828 (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

1850 Sumter District Census

34 1048 1048 Davis Joshua 21 M W Planter 800 SC . . . . .
35 1048 1048 Davis Mary J F 18 F W . . SC . . . . .
36 1048 1048 Davis Thos L 1 M W . . SC . . . . .
37 1049 1049 Davis Zina 63 F W . 2,000 NC . . X . .
38 1049 1049 Davis John 18 M W Laborer . SC . X . . .
39 1049 1049 Arrants Mary 16 F W . . SC . X . . .
40 1049 1049 Arrants Wm 13 M W . . SC . X . . .
41 1049 1049 Arrants Martha 11 F W . . SC

Record of Antioch Baptist Chruch Male Members in full fellowship up to the first of Nov. 1858 - name included (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

11. Capt. John S. Davis born Abt. 1832 died Abt. 1878 married December 11, 1851 Margaret Boykin born Abt. 1834 died unknown (first cousins - Margaret was the daughter of Zina Lee's sister, Margaret Lee and James Alexander Boykin) Source of parentage- Will of father(Recorded in Will Book D 2 Pge 51) Recorded 23 day of July 1841W. Lewis Ordy Bundle 110 Pkge 1 (married also to Sally Dorrity)

1850 Census living with mother and three of his deceased sister's children- see above

Record of Antioch Baptist Chruch Male Members in full fellowship up to the first of Nov. 1858 - name included (Record of Antioch Baptist Church, found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke)

 


Unattached Records -

1841 - January 1 1841 Alexander E. McLeod (II - 3rd Generation) mortgaged property consisting of "all that plantation or tract of land containing 100 acres more or less situated in Sumter District and State aforesaid on the west side of Sumter D Scape Or in the fork known by the name of the Beaverdam bounded east by Scape 'hore swamp South by land belongig to W (or M) Whelding west by Harbin Davis lands & north by lands of the estate of Wheelding" to Roxanna James, Sumter Deed Book KK page 297 & 298-Mortgage January 1 1841 Alex McLeod to R. James accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David J. Wilke and Trish and Elizabeth Brown on June 25th, 2004 at the Camden Courthouse, Kershaw County South Carolina.

How does Harbin Davis fit into this family? please email - In 1843, Jane McLeod and Alfred Davis have a son named HARBIN......perhaps named after the Harbin in the above record.

Record of Anitoch Baptist Church - Died, January 4th, 1884, of Consumption, Brother T. A. Davis, of Sumter County, S. C., in the 27th year of his age. He united with the Antioch Baptist Church, Kershaw county, in 1879, and was baptized by Rev. J. E. Rodgers. He joined with others in forming Cedar Creek Baptist Church. He was married January 22d, 1881, and leaves a wife and one child. J. E. Rodgers. Issue of February 21, 1884 (Birth Year of 1857 - if you know which Thomas Davis this is, please email)

WILL OF ELIZABETH DAVIS

In the name of God Amen

I Elizabeth Davis of the State of South Carolina Sumter District being in perfect health of Body and of Sound mind and Memory thanks be given unto God; Calling unto Mind the mortality of My Body and knowing it is appointed for all once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say; and first of all I give and recomend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recomend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial at the Discretion of my Executors Nothing doubting but at the general Resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, And as touching such Worldly Estate Wherewith it has pleas,d God to blefs me in this life I give Demise and Dispose of the same in the following Maner and Form

First I give and bequeath unto my Son Lemuel B Davis Two negro girls Tiler and Mary together with their ofspring and also my buffat and case with the bottles therein Contain'd to him and his heirs forever upon his paying two hundred and fifty dollars into the hands of My Son Amos Davis and the Like Sum of two hundred and fifty Dollars into the hands of Sealy Nichols Making in all the Sum of five hundred dollars.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Frances Hodge the Sum of Ten dollars as her part of my Estate to be paid unto her as soon as my Executors hereafter nam.d can Settle the businefs of the Estate

Item the rest and residue of my property I will; and bequeath to be Divided share and share alike among my Children hereafter nam.d one share unto my Son Amos Davis one share unto my son Joel Davis one share unto my son Thomas Davis one share unto my son Lemuel B Davis and one share unto my Daughter Sealy Nichols to them and their heirs forever And I do Constitute and ordain Thos Davis and Lemuel B Davis Executors to this my last Will and Testament in witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th July and in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Seventeen an in the forty Second year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the Unighted States of America

Elizabeth x Davis (SEAL) hermark

Signed sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Elizabeth Davis as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereto Subscribed our Names

A N Bethune
Edward Wells
William Montgomery

Recorded in Will Book AA, page 167 William Potts Ordy Bundle 28, Pkge 2



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