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132. Sarah Frances BROWN21,148 was born on 12 May 1850 in Missouri.79,85,93,148 She died on 19 December 1922 at the age of 72.85,93

This marriage was not recorded in the family Bible. There was a newspaper obituary placed in the Bible with Sarah Frances' marriage date and date of death.
McDonald Co Marriage Book B: BROWN,Sary F., DAVIDSON,John, Jan 2, 1868, Jonathan Owens, MG

Goodspeed's List of Taxpayers in 1861 includes Sarah Davidson Township 23, Range 30.

In 1900, Sarah told the census enumerator that she'd had 10 children, all living; 5 were still at home.

CASSVILLE DEMOCRAT 30 Dec 1922
Rocky Comfort
Mrs. Sarah Davidson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. G. Goosetree, in Wheaton, Tuesday night, Dec. 19. She had been in poor health for several months. Deceased was 72 years, 7 months and 7 days old. She leaves ten children, five boys and five girls, and a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The children are as follows: Roscoe Davidson, Mrs. J. T. Sampson [Fannie], Mrs. J. A. Hendon [Rebecca] and Mrs. O. O. Hill of Rocky Comford, and T.O., Oscar, Mon and Lon Davidson and Mrs. H. G. Goosetree [Myrtle] and Mrs. P. E. Daniels of Wheaton. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Rocky Comfort Wednesday aftermoon, conducted by Rev. E. C. Tiebenor. Interment made in the Rocky Comfort Cemetery.

Sarah Frances BROWN and John DAVIDSON were married on 2 January 1868.93 John DAVIDSON, son of Levi DAVIDSON and Sarah LAMBERSON, was born on 23 February 1842 in Perry County, Tennessee.148,149,150 He died on 26 March 1912 at the age of 70 in McDonald County, Missouri.151

From Goodspeed: McDonald County "Biographical Appendix" p.107. John Davidson was born in Perry County Tenn. on Feb 23 1849 [this is an error- he was eight years old in 1850] and is a son of Levi Davidson, deceased. John Davidson came to McDonald County Mo. in 1853. During the late war he served in the Confederate army, as a member of Company D, Col. Smith's regiment, and participated in the battles of Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge, Helena, Prairie de Hand, Marks Mill, Poison Springs, and others. His wife was Sarah Brown, a daughter of Murphy Brown (deceased). They were married in December 1867, and are the parents of ten children, viz.: Fannie J., Ozro, Josephine, Alonzo, Monroe, Rosco, Oscar, Mollie and Myrtle (twins) and Lola. Mr. Davidson is a farmer and stock raiser, and is the owner of 173 acres of land, upon which he has a good home. He is a member of the Farmers' Alliance and Masonic Order.

1850 Perry Co TN Census. John was already 8 years old. He was probably born 1842.

1876 State Census, McDonald Co:
p.99, #92 John Davidson, age 35, Sarah 27, Fannie 6, Thomas O. 4, Rebeckah 3, and Lonzo 1.

1910 McDonald Co MO Census; Richwood Twp, p.148a, Dwelling 121. John Davidson age 67, married 42 years. He was born in TN, father b. KY, mother b. TN. 13 Children; 10 living. Sarah F., wife, age 59; b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. IL. Mollie, daughter, age 25, working as a saleslady in the General Store.

Sarah Frances BROWN and John DAVIDSON had the following children:

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i.

Fannie J. DAVIDSON12,93,149 was born in 1870 in Missouri.152

OBITUARIES, DEATH NOTICES AND NEWS ITEMS EXTRACTED FROM THE VAN BUREN ARGUS; VOLUME 2; Fran Alverson Warren, 2001; p.9
20 FEb 1889 Mrs. Brown, the grandmother of R. Comstock, and Miss Fannie Davidson, his cousin, came home with that gentleman and remained a few days visiting their relatives.

Married J. T. Sampson.

1920 Census. James T. Sampson, age 50. He was born in PA; both his parents born in England. He was a dealer in wholesale farm produce. Fannie J. was age 49, b. MO. Her father b. in TN, her mother B. in MO. Daughters: Marjorie F. age 23, a teacher at the grade school and Marie H. age 18, a teacher in a rural school

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ii.

Thomas Ozro DAVIDSON93,149 was born in 1872 in Missouri.152

Wife was Nancy.

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iii.

Rebecca Josephine DAVIDSON12,93,149 was born in 1874 in Missouri.152

Married Andrew J. Hendon.

1920 Census; McDonald Co MO, Richwood Twp. Household 37. Joel A. Hendon, age 56, B. MO; his father b. KY & his mother b. MO. Farmer. Josephine R. age 45, b. MO and both her parents listed as born in TN [incorrect, her mother was born in MO]. Willard M. age 19 and Orwin B. age 15.

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iv.

Alonzo DAVIDSON149 was born on 2 January 1876 in McDonald County, Missouri.152 He died on 28 September 1935 at the age of 59 in Wheaton, Barry County, Missouri.

Married Irene Boswell; born 1877, died 1950.

Said to be oldest boy by Paul Barker.
1910 McDonald Co Census. Richwood Twp; p.150b; household 170: Lon Davidson age 34, married 12 years; b. MO, father b. TN, mother b. MO. Wife Rinna, age 32. 5 children; 4 living. Elsie age 11, Zelma age 6, Nellie age 3, Son age 1 yr 5 months. Name appears to be Vona.

1920 Census. Franklin, Newton Co, MO, Hh 156
Lon Davidson, [age too faded to read but indexer says 44]
Reno, wife, 42
Zelma, dau, 15. Nellie, dau 13. Vernie, dau 11. Leta, dau 9. Millerd, son 7. Iva, dau 3.

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v.

Monroe DAVIDSON149 was born in 1878 in Missouri.152

Paul Barker gave me a copy of an interview dated 5 Nov 1953 with Mon Davidson.

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vi.

Rosco DAVIDSON12,147,149 was born in October 1881 in McDonald County, Missouri.148 Married a Cantrell.

1920 Census, McDonald Co. Roscoe was a Miller; flour mill. He was age 39, wife Ester was 38. Children listed were Sybil A. age 11, Ethel M. 8, Lucile N. 6, and Anita L. age 1 year, 11 months.

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vii.

Oscar DAVIDSON93,149 was born on 12 January 1883 in McDonald County, Missouri.148 He died on 7 July 1957 at the age of 74 in Rocky Comfort, McDonald County, Missouri.

Married Virgie Kelly.

FindAGrave.com. Both Oscar and wife are buried Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Newton Co, MO
Anna Virginia Kelly
Birth: 1885
Death: 1978
and Memorial# 109953934
Oscar Elmer Davidson:
Birth: Jan. 12, 1883
Rocky Comfort, McDonald County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1957
Rocky Comfort. McDonald County
Missouri, USA
Son of John Davidson and Sarah Frances Brown
Husband of Virgie Kelly Davidson

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viii.

Mollie DAVIDSON149 was born in May 1886 in McDonald County, Missouri.148

Paul Barker notes that Mollie and Myrtle "Mertie" were twins.

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ix.

Myrtle DAVIDSON149,153 was born in May 1886 in McDonald County, Missouri.148 Married Horace Goosetree.

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Lola DAVIDSON149,153 was born in May 1888 in McDonald County, Missouri.148 Married a Smith.