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122. Celia HARDIN113,114 was born in 1794. She died in 1854 at the age of 60.115

[I have seen Celia listed as "Merry Celia". I believe this to be an error picked up from the lack of commas in the will of her father William Hardin. Her sister Amelia was married to Horatio Merry.]

1830 Census. Breckinridge Co KY living near her sister Amelia
William Davidson. 2m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 15-20, 1m 40-50. 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 30-40 [Celia]

1850 Census. Hancock Co KY, p.271, Hh 73
Celia Davison, age 56, b. KY
Milton R. Cooper, age 38, Cooper, b. KY. Josephine, 8.
Laura E. Neikirk, age 24 b. KY. Mary T. age 2.
[Milton was apparently married to a daughter of Celia's - Jane - and Laura is yet another daughter.]

I found a list of children for the Davidsons on Ancestry.com. No source material given but will add them here.

Celia HARDIN and William DAVIDSON were married on 3 June 1810 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.89 William DAVIDSON68 was born in 1787.115 He died in 1839 at the age of 52 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.

Celia HARDIN and William DAVIDSON had the following children:

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Hardin A. DAVIDSON.

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Caroline Meade DAVIDSON.

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Laetitia DAVIDSON was born in 1814. She died on 9 November 1837 at the age of 23 in Hancock County, Kentucky.

Laetitia married Robert H. Cox, 29 Sep 1833. She is buried in the Hawesville Cemetery.

They are said to have had two children: Mary Ellen, b. 1834, and Caroline, b. 1837. The youngest said to have lived only a few weeks.

Robert remarried.
1850 Census. Hancock Co KY Hh 38
Robert H. Cox, age 45, Carpenter, b. VA
Harriet, age 30, b. KY
Mary E. 15.
Letitia C. age 8 [probably Harriet's child]
Elizabeth Ashcroft, age 22. John Moon, age 15.

Robert was living near his brother-in-law Nestor Davison.
An SAR application through Laetitia says she was born about 1815, died 9 Nov 1839, Hawesville, Hancock Co, KY. Married Robert Cox 29 Sep 1833. Daughter Mary Ellen was born 18 Oct 1834, died 22 Apr 1911, Hawesville. She married John James Storm, 27 Dec 1853.

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Jane DAVIDSON was born in 1816. She died in 1849 at the age of 33.

Jane married Milton L. Cooper. She died before the 1850 census and he and their daughter were living with Jane's mother.

1850 Census. Hancock Co KY, p.271, Hh 73
Celia Davison, age 56, b. KY
Milton R. Cooper, age 38, Cooper, b. KY. Josephine, 8.
Laura E. Neikirk, age 24 b. KY. Mary T. age 2.


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William Hardin DAVIDSON was born in 1818. He died in 1840 at the age of 22.

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Jehu Hardin DAVIDSON was born in 1820. He died in 1848 at the age of 28.

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Nestor C. DAVIDSON.

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Laura E. DAVIDSON was born in 1826.

Laura married William Neikirk in Hawesville KY. They apparently had only a single daughter. She was living with her mother and a widowed brother-in-law.

1850 Census. Hancock Co KY, p.271, Hh 73
Celia Davison, age 56, b. KY
Milton R. Cooper, age 38, Cooper, b. KY. Josephine, 8.
Laura E. Neikirk, age 24 b. KY. Mary T. age 2.

A "Post-it" Note on the webpage stated that Laura's name was Laura Enfield Davison and she was born 12 Jul 1825. William Neikirk was a Methodist minister for fifty-one years. He was born 29 Oct 1819 and died 22 Oct 1894. Their daughter Mary was born 29 May 1848. She married Edward Young Penick in 1868 and died 10 Jun 1926. Mary is buried Ryder Cemetery, Lebanon, Marion Co KY. Found in the Mays Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery records in the Marion Co Library.

1860 Census. Scottsville, Allen Co KY. Hh 1143
Wm Neikirk, age 38, Meth.Clergyman, b. KY
Laura, age 33.
M. T., age 12 [female]. W. F., age 8 [male]

1870 Census. Springfield, Washington Co KY. Hh 193
Edward Y. Penick, age 31. Mary, age 22. Edd, age 1.
William Nikirk, 50, Clergyman Lor, 44. William, 18.

1880 Census. Lebanon, Marion Co KY. Hh 107
William Newkirk, age "40". Laura, age "26" [the ages are placed in parenthesis] - either they did not give the information or the enumerator didn't believe them! And William's occupation is listed as painter.
Living with them was William Carrie, age 27, boarder.