Note for: Abigail Johnson, 1 Jul 1724 - Index
BIRTH: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Society of Friends Monthly Meeting Records, Chester County,PA; FHL F#0389405; Abigail, b.. 1724 .5. 1 (os), daughter of James and Mary.
Note for: Josephine McDowell, 7 Jul 1851 - 25 Jun 1852 Index
Date: Jun 1852
Place: Jaggers Cemetery, Cub Run, Hart, KentuckyIndividual Note:
BIRTH-DEATH: Cemetery Headstone of Hart County, KY, FHL F#0980396. Josephine is buried next to Naomi McDowell. The only justification I have for placing Josephine in this family is that she is buried next to Naomi.
Note for: Charles F Laub, 1861 - Index
CENSUS: 1920 Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, e.d. 145, sh. 6A. Living with Charles F. Laub, Ida Shurb (?), sister, and Vina Morrison, sister. All reported as widowed.
Note for: William Davis, ABT 1750 - Nov 1811 Index
PATERNITY: York County, Pennsylvania Orphan's Court Docket, Vol. F, pp. 103-104, 30 May 1787; Vol. F, pp., 103-104, FHL #22153. The Petition of William Davis Eldest Son and heir at Law of David Davis late of York County Yeoman deceased was Read to the Court setting forth that his father the said David Davis lately died Intestate owner ? ? Improvements and tract of warranted and surveyed land but not patented containing one Hundred and fifty acres situate in Huntington Township in the Said County adjoining lands of Andrew ? , Leonard ?, John McGrew, C Bechtell and Arthur Our, leaving a widow named Susanna and Lawful issue to survive him namely the Petitioner his Eldest Son and Heir at law, David of full age and a Daughter named Anne Intermarried with William Malsby. That the widow and children of the said Intestate hold the said Improvement and tract of Land as tenants in Common and undivided, and praying the Court to award an inquest to view and Divide the Same to and amongst the widow & children of the said Intestate if the same will admit of such Division without Prejudice to or spoiling the whole otherwise to value the whole undivided . . .
In a book entitled Davis Family History, by J. Montgomery Seaver, pp., 50, 51, FHL #929.273 A1 #9327, Seaver states that William Davis m. Rebecca (?) and settled in Cumberland County, PA. A Portrait and Biographical Record of Mercer and Van Wert Counties, Ohio; p. 758, FHL #977.141 D3, records the following; . . . "On April 12, 1806, he married Miss Mary Davis, daughter of William and Rebecca (Thorly) Davis, . . . Mary Davis, wife of Joseph Johnson, and the mother of his children, was a native of Northumberland County, PA., having been born January 3, 1783. Her father was a native of Wales."
CENSUS: 1810 Brooke County, Virginia, p.692.
LAND & PROPERTY: Ohio County, (Virginia) Records Referring to Brooke County, Property, bk 4, 1777-1801, p.42, FHL #0869828: p. 446, This indenture made 4 Apr 1797 James Nevitt of Ohio County,Virginia and Ruth his wife to William Davis of the same county for $800.00. 90 1/2 acres on the waters of Short Creek, being part of a larger tract of 400 acres granted to Nicholas Naylor assignee of Geo Naylor dated 8 Mar 1785 . . . conveyed to Devitt, 14 Apr 1787, p. 108 . . . Signed: James Nevitt, proved April term 1797. NOTE: In the above mentioned 1797 Ohio county deed, the property is said to be "on the waters of Short Creek," when the family conveyed the land to the Hendricks in 1814, the 90 1/2 acres are said to be on the waters of Cross Creek. The Ohio County deed is a typed transcription of the original. The original copy has been stored away and is not available. Cross Creek is near Wellsburg, which is where the family is said to have resided, Short Creek is in the Southern portion of Brooke County near the Ohio County line.
Brooke County, Virginia deeds, vol. 5, 1811-1816, p. 318, FHL #869814: This Indenture made this 29 day of Aug 1814 between William Davis and John Hendricks executors of the last Will and Testament of William Davis Dec'd in the County of Brooke and State of Virginia on the one part and Hansen Ellson of the same of the other part . . . for $1,267.00 a certain tract on the waters of Cross Creek . . . containing 90 and one half acres. Same tract of land which by the last Will and Testament of Wiliam Davis dec'd, was directed to be sold for the purposes mentioned in s'd Will, . . . of record on page 22 of Will Book B of the s'd county. Signed: William Davis and John Hendricks
LAND & PROPERTY: First Purchasers of Southwest Carroll County, Ohio, Milligan, Fred, 1996, p.10, FHL #977.1 A-1 #651; DAVIS, William, 21 Apr 1807, 150 acres, Ra. 6, Twn., 14, Sec., 24, SW 1/4, resident of Brooke County, Virginia.
PROBATE: Brooke County,Virginia Will Bk 2, 1809-1838, p.23-24, FHL# 086905: Be it remembered that I William Davis of Brooke County and state of Virginia Considering the uncertainty of the Mortal life and being of Sound mind and Memory Blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rebecca Davis the whole benefit of this track where we now live likewise the house and all the furniture in and about it during the continuation of her natural life and likewise the benefit of twenty nine acres and overhalf of land it being in Tuscarawas County and she is likewise to have two cows her choice of any about the place. I do likewise give and bequeath unto my son David two hundred dollars worth of land to be entered this fall. I do also give and bequeath to my son James one Bay mare that he has in possession. I do also give and bequeath one more colt to his Son William. I do also give and bequeath the bay Mare to my son William. I do also give and bequeath to my son Evan one black horse & one yearling colt and one quarter section of land over the river in Tuscarawas County and likewise he is to have one half of the grain that is now in the barn and also one half of the crop that he is to put in this fall the corn is to go to the use of the stock and then is one hundred dollars to be got over the Mountain to go to land for David and the other hundred hes to get is to be raised from what of the stock can be spared and grain and after paying my debts & funeral charges the ballance that may arise from what sales is made I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rebeccah and after her death my will is that her place where we now live shall be sold & shall be equally divided amongst all my children. And I do herby appoint and ordain my two friends John Hindrake and my Son William Davis executors of this my last will and testament . . . . In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 1st day of August in the year of our Lord 1811. Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named William Davis . . . Witness: Absolom Wells Jun, William Lawther. Recorded - Brooke County Nov term 1811.
Carroll County, Ohio Wills and probate records, 1833-1879, v. B, 1843-1847, FHL 333252, p.30. June term 1843, Court of Common Pleas- Monday 12 Jun 1843 - The last Will and Testament of William Davis late of Brooke County, Virginia deceased was brought into court.