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We have info on several different (at least I think they're different) DAVIS families here and we sure could use some help figuring them out.  

They seem to have come from Kentucky and/or Tennessee and ended up in Missouri in Miller, Stone and Christian Counties.

I have tried to simplify things here a bit.  Each Davis now has his own page.  Where there is a significant amount of information on someone, there is a link to another page.  Almost every page has Endnotes which list who contributed to these families.  I hope I haven't left anyone out.

 

First we have James P. DAVIS.  He may be the father of my gg-grandfather Thomas Woodford DAVIS.  (Believing that James is my ggg-grandpa, I have collected quite a bit on his children.)

1.  JAMES P. DAVIS was born Abt. 1817 in Tn, and died Bef. 1860 in Probably Mo, Possibly Pulaski Co.  He married BETHIA DAVIS? Abt. 1835.

Second, there is William DAVIS who married Elizabeth HARP.  We have info on this family because their daughter Salina married John Thompson Davis (which, by the way, is the next Davis line!) the same man as Nancy Jane, dau of James P. above.  It was stated in some Civil War pension files that Salina was the cousin of Thomas and Lucinda, children of James P.  (The more I find out about these families, the more I believe that James and William were brothers.)

2.  WILLIAM FRANKLIN DAVIS (JOHN1) was born 07 May 1808 in KY, and died 1892 in Christian Co., MO.  He married ELIZABETH HARP Bef. 1840, daughter of WILLIAM HARP and CHARLOTTE HARRISON.

This last family we have info on because this John's grandson, John Thompson DAVIS, married Nancy Jane, the sister of Thomas Woodford DAVIS.  (John could be an older sibling to William and/or James P. but I think he is a cousin or possibly an uncle.)

 1.  JOHN M. DAVIS was born Abt. 1790 in KY, and died Aft. 1860 in MO. (We are not positive he is the father here, but have strong reasons to believe he is.)

 

 

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