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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson


Robert H. DAVIS

CENSUS RECORDS: 2 Sep 1850 Dist #2, Union County, Illinois, page #163, family #266/266
DAVIS, Robert age 26, male, farmer, $240, NC
DAVIS, Hannah age 23, female, IL
DAVIS, Jane age 5, female, IL
DAVIS, Mary age 2, female, IL

NOTES: Our Anna Susan Davis Floyd, married a Penninger and so did Mary Davis daughter of Robert H. Davis. The Penninger's were brothers. Also Mary and her husband are buried at the Joyner Cemetery at Stonefort. The Joyner's were in-laws to Polly Hall Davis, mother of Anna Susan Davis Floyd.

NOTES: In 1860 I found Robert in two different counties in Illinois. In 1860, August 16th, he is listed in the Elijah Cross family in Bolton, Williamson, Illinois age 34 years born in North Carolina and has $1500.00. In Stonefort, Pope, Illinois he is listed as 32 years old married in the census year born in Tennessee and has $1150.00 and his wife is Susan age 18 years born in Illinois. Apparently he was living with the Cross family then married and moved to Pope County so that he was enumurated in both counties. I found a marriage date of 15 April 1860 for Robert and Susan, so why is Susan not with him in Williamson County?

CENSUS RECORDS: 16 Aug 1860 Bolton PO, Williamson, Illinois family #2414/2150, page #1111
CROSS, Elijah age 45, male, Jusitce of the Peace & teacher, $700, TN
CROSS, Mary age 36, female, NC
CROSS, Lucinda age 18, female, IL
CROSS, Melinda age 16, female, IL
CROSS, Marcus age 12, male, IL
CROSS, Wm. W. age 9, male, IL
CROSS, Elijah age 4, male, IL
DAVIS, Robt. H. age 34, male, farmer, $1500, NC

CENSUS RECORDS: 1 Oct 1860 Stonefort PO, Pope, Illinois family #680/668, page #252
DAVIS, Robert H. age 32, male, farmer, $1000 & $150, TN
DAVIS, Susan age 18, female, IL

CENSUS RECORDS: 14 July 1870 Eddyville, Pope, Illinois, book #977.3991 x2r

NOTES: Robert does not have any children by his first wife living with him after he marries Susan Gaskins. Where are they all at???

CENSUS RECORDS: 1 July 1880 Dist #111, Plainview, Saline, Illinois page #146, family #404/414
DAVIS, Robert H. head, age 55, male, farmer, NC NC NC
DAVIS, Susan wife, age 40, female, keeps house, IL SC SC
DAVIS, Levi son, age 18, male, works on farm, IL NC IL
DAVIS, Harriet dau, age 17, female, attends school, IL NC IL
DAVIS, Julia dau, age 15, female, attends school, IL NC IL
DAVIS, Ardenia dau, age 13, female, attends school, IL NC IL
DAVIS, Florrence dau, age 9, female, IL NC IL
DAVIS, Delia dau, age 5, female, IL NC IL
DAVIS, Ewing son, age 8/12, male, IL NC IL
MARSHALL, James grandson, age 12, male, works on farm, IL IL IL

CENSUS RECORDS: 18 June 1900 Rector, Saline, Illinois film #1240342
He says he has been married for 9 years and that his father was born in Georgia and his mother in North Carolina.

NOTES: When he married the last time he said he had only been married 3 times.

HISTORY: Info from the "History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties of Illinois" -1887-
"Robert H. DAVIS, farmer, was born in 1824 in Wayne County, North Carolina the youngest of ten children (three living) of William and Lavina (Hosey, actually HOSEA) Davis. The father, of English-Irish descent, born about 1765 in Georgia, left home at twenty-two, and went to North Carolina, where he married. When our subject was three years old they went to Union County, Illinois and engaged in farming, but in 1828 finally settled in Alexander County, where he died two years later. The mother, of English origin, born in North Carolina about 1775, then lived with her daughter, Mrs. Cross, in Union County, until her death about 1840. Our subject was, after his father's death, hired out to squatters to support the family until he was eighteen, when he married Hannah Hileman and settled eighty acres in Union County. Two of their five children are living------Elizabeth, wife of W. Marshall and Mary, wife of L. Pettinger. After his wife's death in 1852 he moved to Cape Girardeau County, Missouri where he bought a 100 acre woodland tract on the Mississippi River, near Hamburg Landing and established a woodyard for furnishing fuel for steamboats. About a year and a quarter later he went to Pope County, Illinois and settled on 110 acres. In 1860 he married Susan, daughter of Howard and Juliet (Pierson) Gaskins, near Harrisburg. Their seven children are Levi; Harriet, wife of George Burnett; Juliet, wife of Augustus Bright; Ardenia, wife of John Smith; Florence; Delia and Warren E. and a boy and girl both deceased. In October 1873, he traded his Pope County farm for his present farm of 110 acres, well improved, and has become one of the first farmers of the county from his beginning as a squatter's servant. Formerly a Democrat, he has since 1860 been a Republican, first voting for Cass. He is also a Prohibitionist. In 1882 B. & Thomas Garner made him their manager for clearing and buying $7,000 worth of land, and he now has charge of 700 acres for them, 65 acres of which are cleared. He has also loaned money for the Saline County Bank, with the same success in managing as he has shown in his other enterprises."

NOTES: I am not sure this is really Anna Susan's father but every thing points to him being her father. I wonder if Robert and Polly Hall were ever really married?? Is he the real father of Anna Susan Davis Floyd???


She was married to a NASH before she married Robert DAVIS.


She was 8 months old in 1860, born in Missouri.

She was 11 in 1870, born in Kentucky.

William H. HAYES

He was 37 in 1850 living in Dist #1, Caldwell County, Kentucky and the census said he was born in Christian County, Kentucky.

He was 47 in 1860 living in New Madrid County, Missouri.


She was 35 in 1850 and the census said she was born in Caldwell County, Kentucky.

She was 38 in 1860.

Charles A. BAIRD

He was 3 in 1870.

He was 13 in 1880.