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From: "Sam D. Lawson" <>
Subject: [Pafayett-L] Hey, Jane!
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 18:03:50 -0800
Remember how I told you that I had run into a relative of the David DAVIS, son of James DAVIS and Keziah PHILLIPS that are buried at Woodbridgetown Cemetery, Fayette Co., Pa., near Smithfield??? Remember how I told you that David DAVIS born 6 May, 1793, married to Mary WOODALL (WOODLE) on 22 November, 1822??? Jane, you and I could not understand the confusion about this David DAVIS marrying to a "MARY WOODALL" in 1822 when it shows that a "MARY DAVIS" died in Fayette Co., Pa. 4 September, 1821... Now, this may point to the idea that our David DAVIS' full name was actually "DEAC DAVID DAVIS". Well, here are our conversations on the subject once again in their entirety:
We may have another one here to figure out! Yes, I had exactly what you did...that Polly DAVIS, wife of David DAVIS, died 4 September, 1821, in 24 year of age...Thing is, that I have been corresponding with a David DAVIS descendant who lists a "long" list of children born to David DAVIS. David DAVIS married to a Mary WOODALL in Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin, on 22 November, 1822. If David had children as early as 1817 or 1818, it does appear that he was married before, maybe to another Mary or Polly while in Pennsylvania. What do you think Jane?
You'll note that in my "sketch" of David DAVIS and Mary WOODALL(WOODLE) that I say that they had five children...Well, that was "before" I ran into this nice lady in Lake Jackson, Texas, Sherri Wardinsky. She lists children:
1. Joshua P. DAVIS
2. Nancy E. DAVIS, born 7 October, 1818, in Fayette Co., Pa.
3. Keziah S. DAVIS, born 18 July, 1820, in Pennsylvania
4. Thomas DAVIS, who died in 1845 in Pennsylvania
5. James N. DAVIS, born abt 1828, in Pennsylvania
6. David M. DAVIS, born 22 November, 1829, in Fayette Co., Pa. In the "HISTORY OF GREEN COUNTY, WISCONSIN", 1884, on David M. DAVIS it states," David M. DAVIS, son of the pioneer settler, David DAVIS, resides uopn land located by his father in 1838. David DAVIS (pioneer) came here from Fayette County, Penn., accompanied by his wife and eight children, six boys and two girls. He purchased 280 acres of government land on section 5. The children were: Nancy, now a widow of Alfred BARMORE; Kesiah, wife of J.W. KILDOW; Thomas, who returned to Pennsylvania and died there in 1845; James N., living in Cadiz; David M., living on the homestead farm; Joel, living in Rock County; Samuel A., living in Franklin County, Iowa; and William, who died in 1865.
After coming to this county Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS had five children born: Doctor E. DAVIS, who lives in Magnolia, Rock County; Zachariah P., who enlisted in Company K, of the 22nd Wisconsin Regiment, and who was killed at the Battle Of Resaca, 15 May, 1864; Joseph, who was a member of the same company and regiment, died 30 June, 1871; John Quincy, who died 1 November, 1876; and Levi, who died 15 September, 1874. One of the elder sons of David DAVIS preceded the family to Green County. Joshua P. DAVIS came here in 1837, for the purpose of looking up a location for his father's family. He died at the home of Jesse MITCHELL, in the town of Sylvester, 17 February, 1838. David DAVIS (pioneer) was one of the solid, substanial men of the town of Spring Grove. He was ever kind and hospitable and always foremost in any work tending to the public welfare. A most valuable member in a new community. He was one of the members of the first Baptist Church organized in the county, acting as Deacon in that organization. He died 7 February, 1882, in his 89th year, passing away willingly, in hope of a better life, for which he was fully prepared. His wife's death occurred in February, 1871.
7. Joel P. DAVIS, born abt 1832
8. Samuel A. DAVIS, born abt 1834
9. William H. DAVIS, born abt 1837
10. Doctor E. DAVIS, born 12 March, 1839, in Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin
11. Zachariah P. DAVIS, born abt 1841 in Wisconsin
12. Joseph J. DAVIS, born abt 1844, in Spring Grove, Wisconsin
13. John Quincy DAVIS, born abt 1848, in Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin
14. Levi G. DAVIS, born abt 1851, in Wisconsin
Your friend, Sam D. Lawson
Jane, When I sent you the above e-mail, you replied that you were confused (as I was)...This is your response:
Sam, is this Mary a sister of his David's first wife?
I'm puzzled by this because I note that Mary AKA "Polly" Woodall died Sept. 4, 1821, that
she is buried in Mt. Moriah Cem., Smithfield and that her marker says that she died in her
24th year and was the wife of David Davis. She is buried near Catherine AMBROSE DAVIS,
wife of David's brother, Joshua, and near David and Joshua's sister, Kezia DAVIS SMITH,
and also Joshua's daughters, Kezia DAVIS and Sarah DAVIS CUSTER. Perhaps the information
I have is a blending of two marriages.
I've also noted a stone for Thomas W. Davis (no dates) son of David and Mary. Thomas is
buried next to Anna Osburn who died 4/1/1824 age 24 listed as dau. of Thomas WOODLE.
Very best regards,
Well, Jane, here I am again! Please, be patient with me...hahaha...I have something to share...
This time a good friend of mine, Sherri Wardinsky, mails me this information which I hope may shed new light on this particular matter. It is an e-mail which comes from a cousin of hers that lives presently in Germany who also is tracking these DAVIS ancestors:
Here's a copy of an email I received yesterday from Willis C. Kildow. He is a great-grandson of James W. Kildow and Kezia Davis Kildow. He lives in Germany and we have been working together to share info on this line. When I emailed him a week ago I told him that I wasn't sure about my David Davis information anymore because of the email you sent about the two wives. That triggered his memory and he searched his stacks and found the following:
In, or by, Monroe is Judas Cemetery. The following inscriptions (with notes
my cousin made when she was writing down the inscribed words) are on graves
in this Cemetery:
"DAVIS (on one stone) (tall, narrow monument - written material
on 3 sides)
Deac D. Davis
d: 7 Feb 1882
Aged 88 yrs 9 mo
Thomas (Th) W. Davis
d: 14 Dec 1845
' Here lies buried Deac Smith '
Fayette Co. PA
Aged 27 (21) yrs 3 mos 12 d
' Now lies buried in Smithfield '
Polly (Mary) (1st wife of Deac D. Davis)
d: 4 Sept 21
' Here lies buried - - - - Smith,
died Fayette Co. PA '
aged 28 yrs 6 mo 20 days
(23 ? 6 mo 2 days)
Mary (2nd wife of Deac D. Davis)
d: 17 Feb 1871
age 67 yrs
'Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth
and, saith the Spirit, that they rest from their labors their works do
Also in Juda Cemetery:
Keziah S. (Smith) Kildow I do not know if the "Smith"
b: 15 Nov 1820 is inscribed or a note from
d: 18 July 1912 my cousin.
James W. Kildow
b: 15 Nov 1815
d: 10 Nov 1889
J. Newton Kildow
Hope this helps a bit. I don't know if "Deac D. Davis" could be the
"David" (his middle initial) you have married twice. Also, from the
inscriptions and my cousin's notes, it could be the 1st wife was named Polly
and nicknamed Mary, and the 2nd wife was named Mary. At any rate, now you
have a few more bits of info!
Since the book history also calls him Deacon David Davis and the dates match perfectly, I'm confident that this is correct. Juda is a small town located next to Spring Grove on the map in 1884. And, it makes sense because I've never been able to find record of either of these burials in the Spring Grove Cemeteries. One of these days I'm going to have to make a trek to Wisconsin to see all these places for myself.
In the meantime, the internet is a wonderful thing! Please feel free to send on the information to your other contacts and maybe we can get some more information together. Also, do you have any information on either of the wives parents? I have nothing, and will take any little tidbit! Happy Thanksgiving - Sherri
Jane and Listers-
What do you think? Please give me some feedback...
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