Col. Thomas Davis

M, b. circa 1765, d. 6 December 1817
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1765; Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1793; Chester District, South Carolina; Bride=Mary Croft
  • (Grantee) Deed*: October 1799; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book G, Page 214 -- Jeremiah Kingsley for 60 pounds to Thomas Davis, 150 acres on the waters of the south fork of Fishing Creek as granted to Solomon Owens in Aug 1768, then to John Owens, then to Kingsley. Witnesses Hezekiah Donald, Hezekiah West
  • (Witness) Deed: April 1802; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book J, Page 236: John Davis to Leonard Strait of York District, 117 acres on Fishing Creek, part of a grant to John Davis Sr., bordering William Boyd. Witnesses: Thomas Davis and Jesse Hinckley?; Grantor=John Davis Jr., previous owner=John Davis Sr.
  • (Witness) Deed: April 1802; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book J, Page 233: John Davis to James Wallace for $500, 175 acres on the South Fork of Fishing Creek bordering Croft, and Captain Thomas Davis [presumably, John’s brother] as granted to John Davis Sr. by North Carolina and devolving to John Jr., heir at law. Witnesses: Alex Moore, Thomas Davis; Grantor=John Davis Jr., previous owner=John Davis Sr.
  • (Grantor) Deed: January 1803; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book M, Page 264 -- Thomas Davis to Jonathan Wallace for $140, 150 acres on Fishing Creek granted to Solomon Owen Aug 24th, 1768, etc. Witnesses: Allen Knight, William Pagan (purchsed Oct 1799, Deed Book G, Page 214)
  • (Grantee) Deed: January 1803; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book J, Page 234 -- John Wright of Chester District to Thomas Davis of Chester for $700, 119.25 acres on the Sandy River as granted to H. Hardwick bordering Christopher Loving. Witnesses: J. and Rebecca Wallis
  • (Grantee) Deed: December 1803; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book K, Page 122 -- Robert Love of York District to Thomas Davis of Chester for $85, 100 acres on Sandy River, land of John Bryan, deceased. Witnesses: James Mitchell, William Graham Sr.
  • (Grantee) Deed: circa 1804; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book L, Page 54 -- Samuel Lacy, Sheriff, to Major Thomas Davis for $200, 627 acres on the head waters of Sandy River bordering Christopher Brakefield, Israel Friddle , James McGriff, John Graham, Alex Stephenson, William Miles and John Daugherty, granted to James Simmons, deceased. Witnesses: John Kennedy, (illegible) Foote
  • (Grantee) Deed: March 1806; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book M, Page 113 -- Feeby Wright relinquishes dower on land sold to William Estes and Thomas Davis. (See Deed J-234).
  • (Grantor) Deed: August 1806; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book M, Page 250 -- Thomas Davis to Olive and Hannah Nance for $300, 209 acres on Sealey's Creek, a branch of Sandy River, part of a grant to James Simmons, deceased, conveyed to Samuel Lacey Sheriff by Robert and Martha Simmons, bordered by John Daugherty, James Owen, Stinson, Brakefield, and J. Minter. Witnesses: Elizabeth Nance and Mordecai Bloise (who was from Maryland -- see 1810 Chester census on Ancestry) (see Deed L-54, circa 1804)
  • (Grantor) Deed: August 1806; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book O, Page 132 -- Thomas Davis to Abraham Brown for $142, 110 acres on Sealey's Creek, Sandy River, as purchased from Samuel Lacey, Sheriff. (see Deed L-54, circa 1804)
  • (Grantee) Deed: February 1807; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book M, Page 280 -- Josiah Hill of Livingston Co. KY, power of attorney to Major Thomas Davis to sell land. Witnesses: Andrew Love, Francis Ross
  • (Grantor) Deed: October 1807; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book O, Page 24 -- Thomas Davis to George Kennedy for $300, 227 acres on the head waters of Sandy River originally granted to Josiah Hill and James Simmons, bordering John Graham and Robert Headlock. Witnesses: James Kennedy, Jos. McCosh (see Feb 1807, Deed M-280)
  • (head of family) 1810 Census*: 6 August 1810; Chester District, South Carolina1
  • (Grantor) Deed: December 1812; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book Q, Page 57 -- Thomas Davis sells land of Joshua Hill to Asa Darby for $500, 334 acres on Long Branch of Sandy River. Witnesses: Elias Mitchell, John Kennedy
  • (Grantee) Deed*: March 1813; Pendleton Dist., South Carolina; Deed Bk. Q, Page 15: John Davis of Pendleton District to Thomas Davis of Chester District, for $500, 120.5 acres on the south branch of Fishing Creek, part of a grant to John Davis Sr. of Dec 17, 1764 from NC. Witnesses: John Kennedy, Jos. McCosh; Grantor=John Davis Jr., previous owner=John Davis Sr.
  • (Grantor) Deed: February 1814; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book Q, Page 239 -- Thomas Davis to Henry Mitchell for $40, seven acres on Sealy's Branch. Witnesses: James McGriff, James B. Smith
  • (Grantee) Deed: September 1815; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book R, Page 169 -- Mary Cavener (apparently the widow of Christopher Loving) to Col. Thomas Davis for $250, 150 acres on Sandy River "my 1/3 (widow's dower from the estate of Christopher Loving) where I now live." Witnesses: John Kennedy, ____ Roseborough (Alexander and John Roseborough were from Cumberland County, PA, and Mary Cavener may have been as well.)
  • (Grantor) Deed: January 1816; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book R, Page 228 -- Col. Thomas Davis to John Loving for $125, part of purchase from Mary Cavener, to wit land bordering Kells Creek and Pinchback Creek, etc, this being the 1/3 part -- the other 2/3 being vested in the two children of Christophr Loving, deceased. Witnesses: Davis Gore, Mr. Rosborough
  • (Grantor) Deed: December 1816; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book S, Page 97 -- Josiah Hill of Llivingston County, KY and Thomas Davis his attorney sell to Joseph Robins for $70.50, land on Mill Creek. Witnesses: Joshua Gore, Elizabeth Davis.
  • (Deceased) Death*: 6 December 1817; Chester District, South Carolina
  • Biography*: From the Charleston Gazette, as recorded in the SC Historical & Genealogical Magazine, Vol.44, p.153: "Died, at his residence in Chester District in the fifty-third year of his age, on the 6th inst., Col. Thomas Davis, much regretted by all his acquaintances; he has left a wife and a large family of children, and a large connexion of relatives and friends, to lament his irreparable loss. (Wednesday, December 17, 1817.)
  • Deed: April 1828; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book X, Page 376 -- Howel Adams Raburn and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth Loving of Monroe County, Mississippi) for $250 to be paid by the obligation of Col. Thomas Davis and Henry Carter -- we sell to Mary Davis, widow of Col. Thomas Davis, Elizabeth P. Davis, Hannah Edwards and John Edwards, James Smith Davis, Daniel Croft Davis, John Davis, Clarissa Harlow Davis, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Bonapart Davis, children and heirs of Col. Thomas Davis, all our one-third part of a tract of land, 150 acres on Sandy River being the plantation where our father James Loving resided prior to his death as designated in a plat filed in court of Common Pleas in a suit between Thomas Davis and Mary Cavener.
    Witnesses: Lemuel Bowers, Jasper A. McQuay.
    Elizabeth Raburn relinquishes dower

Family: Mary Croft b. c 1772, d. 1842

Citations

  1. [S1810] .
    Chester, Chester, South Carolina; Roll: 60; Page: 518; Image: 0181419; Family History Library Film: 00272.

    Name:     Thos Davis
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Chester, Chester, South Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1
    Numbers of Slaves:     4
    Number of Household Members Under 16:     7
    Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
    Number of Household Members:     15.

Mary Croft

F, b. circa 1772, d. 1842
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2019
  • Name-Comm: Polly Croft
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1772; South Carolina
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1793; Chester District, South Carolina; Groom=Col. Thomas Davis
  • Married Name: circa 1793; Davis
  • (head of family) 1820 Census*: 7 August 1820; Chester District, South Carolina; Mary was living near William Davis. This may have been the William who left an estate in Chambers County in 1839.1
  • (Grantee) Deed*: April 1828; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book X, Page 376 -- Howel Adams Raburn and Elizabeth his wife of Monroe County, MS for $250 to be paid by the obligation of Col. Thomas Davis and Henry Carter -- we sell to Mary Davis, widow of Col. Thomas Davis, Elizabeth P. Davis, Hannah Edwards and John Edwards, James Smith Davis, Daniel Croft Davis, John Davis, Clarissa Harlow Davis, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Bonapart Davis, children and heirs of Col. Thomas Davis, all our 1/3 part of a tract of land, 150 acres on Sandy River debing the plantation where our father James Loving resided prior to his death as designated in a plat filed in the Court of Common Pleas in a suit between Thomas Davis and Mary Cavener. Witnesses: Lemuel Bowers, Jasper A. McQuay. Elizabeth Raburn relinquishes dower.; Grantee=Hannah Davis, Grantee=Rev. Daniel Croft Davis, Grantee=James Smith Davis, Grantee=John Davis, Grantee=Clarissa Harlow Davis, Grantee=Thomas W. Davis, Grantee=William Croft Davis, Grantee=Bonapart Davis
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1842; Chambers Co., Alabama

Family: Col. Thomas Davis b. c 1765, d. 6 Dec 1817

Citations

  1. [S1820] 1820 Census, Chester, Chester, South Carolina; Page: 14; NARA Roll: M33_120; Image: 100.

    Name:     Polly Davis
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Chester, Chester, South Carolina
    Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     3
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1
    Slaves - Males - Under 14:     1
    Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44:     1
    Slaves - Females - Under 14:     1
    Slaves - Females - 26 thru 44:     1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     5
    Free White Persons - Under 16:     5
    Free White Persons - Over 25:     1
    Total Free White Persons:     9
    Total Slaves:     4
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:.

Elizabeth P. Davis

F, b. circa 1794, d. before 1870
  • Last Edited: 3 Oct 2016

Family: Ezekiel Ratchford b. 29 Nov 1796, d. 29 Dec 1847

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, District 19, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M432_2; Page: 309A; Image: 615.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Elisabeth P Rotchford     56
    Thomas Rotchford     16
    James J Davis     49.
  2. [S1860] 1860, Census, Northern Division, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M653_4; Page: 748; Image: 470; Family History Library Film: 803004.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Elizabeth Ratchford     64
    James S Davis     59
    Margaret C Davis     18.

Ezekiel Ratchford

M, b. 29 November 1796, d. 29 December 1847
  • Last Edited: 30 Mar 2018

Family 1: Sarah Anderson b. s 1798, d. b 1 Jun 1830

Family 2: Elizabeth P. Davis b. c 1794, d. b 1870

Citations

  1. [S1830] 1830, Census, Fayette, Georgia; Page: 197; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 17; Family History Film: 0007037.

    Name: Ezekiel Ratchford
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Fayette, Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     1
    Slaves - Males - Under 10:     2
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
    Slaves - Females - Under 10:     2
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:     1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     5
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     1
    Total Free White Persons:     6
    Total Slaves:     6
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):.     
  2. [S1840] 1840, Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: Chambers, Alabama; Page: 201

    Name:
    Ezcheel Ratsford
    [Ezekiel Ratsford]
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State):
    Chambers, Alabama
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:
    1
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:
    1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:
    1
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:
    1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:
    1
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:
    1
    Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69:
    1
    Slaves - Males - Under 10:
    4
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:
    2
    Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35:
    2
    Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54:
    1
    Slaves - Females - Under 10:
    1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:
    1
    Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35:
    2
    Persons Employed in Agriculture:
    6
    Free White Persons - Under 20:
    4
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:
    2
    Total Free White Persons:
    7
    Total Slaves:
    13
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:
    20.

Hannah Davis

F, b. 16 March 1797, d. 3 January 1857
  • Last Edited: 24 Mar 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 16 March 1797; Chester District, South Carolina1
  • Married Name: say 1817; Edwards
  • (Bride) Marriage*: say 1817; Groom=John Edwards
  • (free wh female 16-26) 1820 Census: 7 August 1820; Chester District, South Carolina; head of family=John Edwards2
  • (Grantee) Deed: April 1828; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book X, Page 376 -- Howel Adams Raburn and Elizabeth his wife of Monroe County, MS for $250 to be paid by the obligation of Col. Thomas Davis and Henry Carter -- we sell to Mary Davis, widow of Col. Thomas Davis, Elizabeth P. Davis, Hannah Edwards and John Edwards, James Smith Davis, Daniel Croft Davis, John Davis, Clarissa Harlow Davis, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Bonapart Davis, children and heirs of Col. Thomas Davis, all our 1/3 part of a tract of land, 150 acres on Sandy River debing the plantation where our father James Loving resided prior to his death as designated in a plat filed in the Court of Common Pleas in a suit between Thomas Davis and Mary Cavener. Witnesses: Lemuel Bowers, Jasper A. McQuay. Elizabeth Raburn relinquishes dower.; Grantee=Mary Croft
  • (free wh female 30-40) 1830 Census: 1 June 1830; York District, South Carolina; head of family=John Edwards3
  • (Deceased) Death*: 3 January 1857; Neshoba Co., Mississippi1
  • (Interred) Burial*: say 5 January 1857; Beach Springs Memorial Cemetery, Neshoba Co., Mississippi1

Family: John Edwards b. 10 Feb 1791, d. 28 Jan 1857

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
  2. [S1820] 1820 Census, Chester, Chester, South Carolina; Page: 18; NARA Roll: M33_120; Image: 104.

    Name:     John Edwards
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Chester, Chester, South Carolina
    Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     3
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1
    Slaves - Males - Under 14:     3
    Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25:     1
    Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44:     1
    Slaves - Females - Under 14:     2
    Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25:     4
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     12
    Free White Persons - Under 16:     1
    Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     8
    Total Slaves:     11
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     19.
  3. [S1830] 1830, Census, York, South Carolina; Page: 341; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 173; Family History Film: 0022507.

    Name:     John Edwards
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     York, South Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
    Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35:     1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     4
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     6
    Total Slaves:     2
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     8.
  4. [S1] https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/120162060/person/180200611862/facts.

John Edwards

M, b. 10 February 1791, d. 28 January 1857
  • Last Edited: 24 Mar 2019

Family: Hannah Davis b. 16 Mar 1797, d. 3 Jan 1857

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
  2. [S1820] 1820 Census, Chester, Chester, South Carolina; Page: 18; NARA Roll: M33_120; Image: 104.

    Name:     John Edwards
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Chester, Chester, South Carolina
    Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     3
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1
    Slaves - Males - Under 14:     3
    Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25:     1
    Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44:     1
    Slaves - Females - Under 14:     2
    Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25:     4
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:     12
    Free White Persons - Under 16:     1
    Free White Persons - Over 25:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     8
    Total Slaves:     11
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     19.
  3. [S1830] 1830, Census, York, South Carolina; Page: 341; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 173; Family History Film: 0022507.

    Name:     John Edwards
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     York, South Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
    Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35:     1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     4
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     6
    Total Slaves:     2
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     8.
  4. [S1840] 1840, Census, Neshoba, Mississippi; Roll: 216; Page: 134; Image: 718; Family History Library Film: 0014841.

    Name:     John Edwards
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Neshoba, Mississippi
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:     1
    Slaves - Males - Under 10:     1
    Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35:     1
    Slaves - Males - 55 thru 99:     1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:     1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture:     7
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     7
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     9
    Total Slaves:     4
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     13.
  5. [S1] https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/120162060/person/180200611862/facts.

James Smith Davis

M, b. circa 1801, d. after 1870
  • Last Edited: 31 Mar 2018
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1801; Chester District, South Carolina
  • (Grantor) Deed*: December 1822; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book U, Page 305 -- to Daniel C. Davis, heir and son of Col. Thomas Davis, residing in Jones County, Georgia, $200 from James S. Davis for Daniel's title to the Thomas Davis estate. Witnesses: N. R. Eaves, John Smith; Grantee=Rev. Daniel Croft Davis
  • (Grantee) Deed: April 1828; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book X, Page 376 -- Howel Adams Raburn and Elizabeth his wife of Monroe County, MS for $250 to be paid by the obligation of Col. Thomas Davis and Henry Carter -- we sell to Mary Davis, widow of Col. Thomas Davis, Elizabeth P. Davis, Hannah Edwards and John Edwards, James Smith Davis, Daniel Croft Davis, John Davis, Clarissa Harlow Davis, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Bonapart Davis, children and heirs of Col. Thomas Davis, all our 1/3 part of a tract of land, 150 acres on Sandy River debing the plantation where our father James Loving resided prior to his death as designated in a plat filed in the Court of Common Pleas in a suit between Thomas Davis and Mary Cavener. Witnesses: Lemuel Bowers, Jasper A. McQuay. Elizabeth Raburn relinquishes dower.; Grantee=Mary Croft
  • Tax roll*: 1833; Fayette Co., Georgia1
  • (household member) 1850 Census: 1 June 1850; Chambers Co., Alabama; head of family=Elizabeth P. Davis2
  • (household member) 1860 Census: 1 June 1860; Chambers Co., Alabama; head of family=Elizabeth P. Davis3
  • (household member) 1870 Census: 1 June 1870; Chambers Co., Alabama; head of family=Thomas Davis Ratchford4
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1870; Chambers Co., Alabama

Citations

  1. [S1] Evans District.
  2. [S1850] 1850, Census, District 19, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M432_2; Page: 309A; Image: 615.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Elisabeth P Rotchford     56
    Thomas Rotchford     16
    James J Davis     49.
  3. [S1860] 1860, Census, Northern Division, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M653_4; Page: 748; Image: 470; Family History Library Film: 803004.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Elizabeth Ratchford     64
    James S Davis     59
    Margaret C Davis     18.
  4. [S1870] 1870, Census, Beat 9, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M593_6; Page: 143B; Image: 289; Family History Library Film: 545505.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Thomas Ratchford     37
    Laura Ratchford     34
    Mary C Ratchford     14
    William Ratchford     12
    Ezekiel Ratchford     10
    Dora A Ratchford     7
    Martha Ratchford     4
    John Ratchford     1
    James S Davis     70
    Oliver Ratchford     34
    Julia Ratchford     13.

Rev. Daniel Croft Davis

M, b. circa 1799
  • Last Edited: 28 Sep 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1799; Chester District, South Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 24 January 1822; Jones Co., Georgia; Bride=Pheriby Wadsworth
  • (Grantee) Deed*: December 1822; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book U, Page 305 -- to Daniel C. Davis, heir and son of Col. Thomas Davis, residing in Jones County, Georgia, $200 from James S. Davis for Daniel's title to the Thomas Davis estate. Witnesses: N. R. Eaves, John Smith; Grantor=James Smith Davis
  • (Grantee) Deed: April 1828; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book X, Page 376 -- Howel Adams Raburn and Elizabeth his wife of Monroe County, MS for $250 to be paid by the obligation of Col. Thomas Davis and Henry Carter -- we sell to Mary Davis, widow of Col. Thomas Davis, Elizabeth P. Davis, Hannah Edwards and John Edwards, James Smith Davis, Daniel Croft Davis, John Davis, Clarissa Harlow Davis, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Bonapart Davis, children and heirs of Col. Thomas Davis, all our 1/3 part of a tract of land, 150 acres on Sandy River debing the plantation where our father James Loving resided prior to his death as designated in a plat filed in the Court of Common Pleas in a suit between Thomas Davis and Mary Cavener. Witnesses: Lemuel Bowers, Jasper A. McQuay. Elizabeth Raburn relinquishes dower.; Grantee=Mary Croft
  • (head of family) 1830 Census*: 1 June 1830; Fayette Co., Georgia1
  • Tax roll*: 1833; Evan's District, Fayette Co., Georgia; Daniel was paying taxes on 101.25 acres, part of Lot 90 in the 13th District, and on 101.25 acres of Lot 100 in the 13th. His brother Thomas W. Davis was also in Evan's District of Fayette County.2
  • Tax roll: 1834; Fayette Co., Georgia3
  • (head of family) 1840 Census*: 1 June 1840; Marion Co., Georgia4
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Marion Co., Georgia5
  • (head of family) 1860 Census*: 1 June 1860; Covington Co., Alabama6

Family: Pheriby Wadsworth b. c 1802

Citations

  1. [S1830] 1830, Census, Fayette, Georgia; Page: 201; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 17; Family History Film: 0007037.

    Name:     Daniel C Davis
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Fayette, Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     3
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     5
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):.     
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  3. [S1] Strother's District.
  4. [S1840] 1840, Census, Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Marion, Georgia; Roll: 46; Page: 70; Image: 728; Family History Library Film: 0007045.

    Name:     Daniel C Davis
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Marion, Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1
    Slaves - Males - Under 10:     3
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:     4
    Slaves - Females - Under 10:     1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:     1
    Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35:     1
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54:     1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture:     7
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     7
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     9
    Total Slaves:     11
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     20.
  5. [S1850] 1850, Census, Marion, Georgia; Roll: M432_77; Page: 283B; Image: 159.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    D C Davis     50
    Pheraba Davis     47
    John Davis     20
    Daniel Davis     17
    Kesiah Davis     15
    Manerva Davis     13
    James Davis     11
    Luisa Davis     7.
  6. [S1860] 1860, Census, Covington, Alabama; Roll: M653_7; Page: 448; Image: 450; Family History Library Film: 803007.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    D C Davis      60
    Pheriba Davis     59
    James Davis     20
    Louisa Davis     16.
  7. [S1] https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/120213722/person/342120722366/facts.

Pheriby Wadsworth

F, b. circa 1802
  • Last Edited: 21 Aug 2019

Family: Rev. Daniel Croft Davis b. c 1799

John Davis

M, b. 2 May 1802, d. 1887
  • Last Edited: 29 Aug 2019
  • Name Variation: Johnathan Thomas Davis
  • (Child) Birth*: 2 May 1802; Chester District, South Carolina1
  • (Grantee) Deed: April 1828; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book X, Page 376 -- Howel Adams Raburn and Elizabeth his wife of Monroe County, MS for $250 to be paid by the obligation of Col. Thomas Davis and Henry Carter -- we sell to Mary Davis, widow of Col. Thomas Davis, Elizabeth P. Davis, Hannah Edwards and John Edwards, James Smith Davis, Daniel Croft Davis, John Davis, Clarissa Harlow Davis, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Bonapart Davis, children and heirs of Col. Thomas Davis, all our 1/3 part of a tract of land, 150 acres on Sandy River debing the plantation where our father James Loving resided prior to his death as designated in a plat filed in the Court of Common Pleas in a suit between Thomas Davis and Mary Cavener. Witnesses: Lemuel Bowers, Jasper A. McQuay. Elizabeth Raburn relinquishes dower.; Grantee=Mary Croft
  • Marriage*: circa 1832; Chester District, South Carolina; Principal=Mary A. Ferguson
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Chester District, South Carolina; household member=Mary A. Ferguson2
  • (head of family) 1860 Census*: 1 June 1860; Chambers Co., Alabama; household member=Mary A. Ferguson, household member=Hannah M. Davis3
  • 1880 Census*: 1 June 1880; Heard Co., Georgia; Wife=Mary A. Ferguson, Daughter=Susan Cicely Davis4
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1887

Family: Mary A. Ferguson b. 7 Feb 1814, d. 1889

Citations

  1. [S1] https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/115711076/person/420149556157/facts.
  2. [S1850] 1850, Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Chester, South Carolina; Roll: M432_851; Page: 56A; Image: 117 -- Page 56, 28 Sep 1850

    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    John Davis      47
    M A Davis      30
    Nancy Davis      14
    H E Davis      13
    H M Davis      11
    Caroline Davis      5
    C S Davis      4.


  3. [S1860] 1860, Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Northern Division, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M653_4; Page: 746; Family History Library Film: 803004
    Page 745, Chambers Court House Post Office, family 211; family 210 was William and Eliza Rivers (Worrell) Davis; family 212 was Maria Worrell

    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    John Davis      57
    Mary A Davis      40
    H M Davis      18
    John G N Davis      10
    Sarah J Davis      8.
  4. [S1880] 1880 Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: District 938, Heard, Georgia; Roll: 152; Family History Film: 1254152; Page: 41A; Enumeration District: 063; Image: 0083

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age
    John Davis 77
    Mary A. Davis 60
    Cisily S. Davis 35
    Anna E. Davis 16.
  5. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112201181
  6. [S1] https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/159999459/person/252095205260/facts.

Clarissa Harlow Davis

F, b. circa 1804, d. before 1 June 1870
  • Last Edited: 4 Sep 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1804; Chester District, South Carolina
  • (Grantee) Deed: April 1828; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book X, Page 376 -- Howel Adams Raburn and Elizabeth his wife of Monroe County, MS for $250 to be paid by the obligation of Col. Thomas Davis and Henry Carter -- we sell to Mary Davis, widow of Col. Thomas Davis, Elizabeth P. Davis, Hannah Edwards and John Edwards, James Smith Davis, Daniel Croft Davis, John Davis, Clarissa Harlow Davis, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Bonapart Davis, children and heirs of Col. Thomas Davis, all our 1/3 part of a tract of land, 150 acres on Sandy River debing the plantation where our father James Loving resided prior to his death as designated in a plat filed in the Court of Common Pleas in a suit between Thomas Davis and Mary Cavener. Witnesses: Lemuel Bowers, Jasper A. McQuay. Elizabeth Raburn relinquishes dower.; Grantee=Mary Croft
  • Married Name: say 1833; Harris
  • Marriage*: say 1833; South Carolina; Principal=Wiley Laird Harris
  • (household member) 1850 Census: 1 June 1850; York, York Co., South Carolina; Principal=Wiley Laird Harris1
  • (household member) 1860 Census: 1 June 1860; York, York Co., South Carolina; Principal=Wiley Laird Harris2
  • Death*: before 1 June 1870; York Co., South Carolina

Family: Wiley Laird Harris b. 1782, d. a 1 Jun 1870

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: York, York, South Carolina; Roll: M432_860; Page: 271A; Image: 316

    Household Members:      Name      Age
    Wylie L Harris      66
    Clarissa Harris      45
    John Harris      24
    Wylie L Harris      15
    Mary Harris      13
    Tromas D Harris      11
    Leonidas Harris      8.
  2. [S1860] 1860, Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: York, York, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1228; Page: 374; Family History Library Film: 805228

    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Wiley Haris      77
    Clarissa Haris      55
    Thos D Haris      21.

Thomas W. Davis

M, b. circa 1807, d. after 1 June 1870
  • Last Edited: 28 Sep 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1807; Chester District, South Carolina
  • (Grantee) Deed: April 1828; Chester District, South Carolina; Deed Book X, Page 376 -- Howel Adams Raburn and Elizabeth his wife of Monroe County, MS for $250 to be paid by the obligation of Col. Thomas Davis and Henry Carter -- we sell to Mary Davis, widow of Col. Thomas Davis, Elizabeth P. Davis, Hannah Edwards and John Edwards, James Smith Davis, Daniel Croft Davis, John Davis, Clarissa Harlow Davis, Thomas Davis, William Davis and Bonapart Davis, children and heirs of Col. Thomas Davis, all our 1/3 part of a tract of land, 150 acres on Sandy River debing the plantation where our father James Loving resided prior to his death as designated in a plat filed in the Court of Common Pleas in a suit between Thomas Davis and Mary Cavener. Witnesses: Lemuel Bowers, Jasper A. McQuay. Elizabeth Raburn relinquishes dower.; Grantee=Mary Croft
  • (Groom) Marriage*: say 1832; Bride=Sarah (?)
  • Tax roll*: 1833; Evan's District, Fayette Co., Georgia; Thomas W. was paying taxes on Lot 20 in the 13th District. His brother Daniel C. was also in Evan's District, Fayette County.1
  • Tax roll: 1834; Fayette Co., Georgia2
  • (head of family) 1840 Census*: 1 June 1840; Kemper Co., Mississippi3
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Kemper Co., Mississippi; household member=Sarah (?), household member=John Davis, household member=Caroline Davis, household member=William C. Davis, household member=Martha Davis, household member=Elizabeth Davis4
  • (head of family) 1860 Census*: 1 June 1860; Kemper Co., Mississippi5
  • (head of family) 1870 Census*: 1 June 1870; Kemper Co., Mississippi6
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1 June 1870; Kemper Co., Mississippi; The Kemper County Courthouse burned in 1882, resulting in a loss of all county records up to that time. Tracing the descendants of this line, particularly of the daughters, will be difficult.7

Family: Sarah (?) b. c 1804, d. b 1 Jun 1870

Citations

  1. [S1] Evans District.
  2. [S1] Strother's District.
  3. [S1840] 1840, Census, Kemper, Mississippi; Roll: 216; Page: 8; Image: 464; Family History Library Film: 0014841.

    Name:     Thomas Davis
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Kemper, Mississippi
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1
    Slaves - Males - 100 and over:     1
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:     1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture:     4
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     5
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     7
    Total Slaves:     2
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9.
  4. [S1850] 1850, Census, Kemper, Mississippi; Roll: M432_374; Page: 183B; Image: 368.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Thomas Davis     42
    Sarah Davis     46
    Elizabeth Davis     16
    Martha Davis     14
    John Davis     12
    Caroline Davis     10
    William Davis     8.
  5. [S1860] 1860, Census, Kemper, Mississippi; Roll: M653_584; Page: 812; Image: 234; Family History Library Film: 803584.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Thos Davis     52
    Sarah Davis     55.
  6. [S1870] 1870, Census, Kemper, Mississippi; Roll: M593_733; Page: 378A; Image: 759; Family History Library Film: 552232.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Thomas Davis     62 (living alone).
  7. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

Sarah (?)

F, b. circa 1804, d. before 1 June 1870
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2019

Family: Thomas W. Davis b. c 1807, d. a 1 Jun 1870

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Kemper, Mississippi; Roll: M432_374; Page: 183B; Image: 368.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Thomas Davis     42
    Sarah Davis     46
    Elizabeth Davis     16
    Martha Davis     14
    John Davis     12
    Caroline Davis     10
    William Davis     8.

Sheriff William Davis

M, b. 22 November 1810, d. 10 July 1872
  • Last Edited: 24 Aug 2019

Family: Eliza Rivers Worrell b. 13 Feb 1813, d. 13 Jan 1873

Citations

  1. [S1] From the records of Rock Spring Baptist Church, Chambers County, AL: "Brother William Davis was born in Chester District S. C. Nov. 22nd 1810, was baptized into the fellowship of Rock Spring Church August 31st 1842, and ordained a deacon March 22nd 1844. Died July 16th 1872. These records were microfilmed by Samford University in 1985.
  2. [S1840] 1840, Census, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: 2; Page: 206; Image: 422; Family History Library Film: 0002332.

    Name:     William Davis
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Chambers, Alabama
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture:     3
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     5
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     7
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     7.
  3. [S1850] 1850, Census, District 19, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M432_2; Page: 307B; Image: 612.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    William Davis     39
    Eliza R Davis     36
    Thomas W Davis     17
    John E Davis     15
    Mary A D Davis     13
    James E Davis     2.
  4. [S1860] 1860, Census, Northern Division, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M653_4; Page: 745; Image: 467; Family History Library Film: 803004.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    William Davis     49
    E R Davis     47
    John E Davis     25
    James F Davis     11
    E S Davis     8
    A S Davis     4.
  5. [S1870] 1870, Census, Beat 5, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M593_6; Page: 73A; Image: 148; Family History Library Film: 545505.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Wm Davis     59
    Eliza R Davis     57
    James F Davis     22
    Adolphus Davis     14.
  6. [S1] https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/1124459/person/584757641/facts.

Eliza Rivers Worrell

F, b. 13 February 1813, d. 13 January 1873
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2012

Family: Sheriff William Davis b. 22 Nov 1810, d. 10 Jul 1872

John Davis

M, b. circa 1830
  • Last Edited: 31 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S1860] 1860, Census, Covington, Alabama; Roll: M653_7; Page: 448; Image: 450; Family History Library Film: 803007.

    Household members
    Name Age
    John Davis 30
    Mary A. 21
    Mary Holloway 5
    Ella C. Davis 0 & 2/12

    Covington, Alabama; Roll: M653_7; Page: 367; Image: 369; Family History Library Film: 803007.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John Davis     29
    Mary Ann Davis     21
    Ella T Davis     1/12.

Sheriff Daniel Davis1

M, b. 23 December 1833, d. 2 March 1899
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2019

Family: Martha Early Jossey b. 21 Mar 1841, d. 28 Feb 1885

Kiziah Davis

F, b. 16 May 1835, d. 13 June 1913
  • Last Edited: 27 Feb 2018

Family: John Hardin Jr. b. 30 Sep 1834, d. 8 Jan 1903

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 51117258.
  2. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 51117359.
  3. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 51117189.
  4. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 51117108.
  5. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 51117155.
  6. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 13562871.
  7. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 63967870.
  8. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 65483408.

Minerva Davis

F, b. circa 1837
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1837; Georgia

Sheriff James Wadsworth Davis

M, b. 31 July 1839, d. 28 November 1917
  • Last Edited: 5 Dec 2012

Family: Rebecca P. Ward b. Jun 1841, d. 25 Mar 1915

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
  2. [S1] http://www.datasync.com/~jtaylor/25alia.htm.
  3. [S1870] 1870, Census, Township 6, Crenshaw, Alabama; Roll: M593_12; Page: 2A; Image: 7; Family History Library Film: 545511.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    James Davis     31
    Rebecca Davis     27
    John Davis     5
    Harvey Davis     2.
  4. [S1880] 1880 Census, Andalusia, Covington, Alabama; Roll: 9; Family History Film: 1254009; Page: 350B; Enumeration District: 054; Image: 0707.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    J. W. Davis     40
    R. P. Davis     37
    J. W. Davis     15
    J. H. Davis     12
    P. E. Davis     8
    M. J. Davis     2
    Ann Spicer     43
    Richard Mc Comie     20.

Louisa Davis

F, b. circa 1843
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1843; Georgia

William Worrell

M, b. say 1769, d. 1849
  • Last Edited: 31 Jul 2018

Family: Delilah Edwards b. 1770, d. 1854

Citations

  1. [S1820] 1820 Census, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Capt Nelms District, Greene, Georgia; Page: 247; NARA Roll: M33_8; Image: 184.
  2. [S1830] 1830, Census, 1830; Census Place: Newton, Georgia; Series: M19; Roll: 20; Page: 35; Family History Library Film: 0007040.

Delilah Edwards

F, b. 1770, d. 1854
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: William Worrell b. s 1769, d. 1849

Thomas W. Davis

M, b. circa 1833, d. 18 July 1863
  • Last Edited: 31 Jul 2018
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1833; Georgia
  • (Deceased) Death*: 18 July 1863

John E. Davis

M, b. circa 1835
  • Last Edited: 4 Dec 2012
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1835; Georgia

Mary Ann Delilah Davis

F, b. 21 January 1837, d. 24 November 1909
  • Last Edited: 31 Jul 2018

Family: William Henry Newman b. 27 Sep 1832, d. 20 May 1906

William Henry Newman

M, b. 27 September 1832, d. 20 May 1906
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Mary Ann Delilah Davis b. 21 Jan 1837, d. 24 Nov 1909

James Franklin Davis

M, b. 11 September 1848, d. 23 March 1929
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2018

Family: Rebecca A. Bonds b. s 1848

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 6987504.

Adolphus Simeon Davis

M, b. October 1854, d. 7 August 1937
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2018

Family: Margaret J. Ford b. Feb 1856, d. a 1 Jun 1900

Citations

  1. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID 98223744.

Margaret J. Ford

F, b. February 1856, d. after 1 June 1900
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2018

Family: Adolphus Simeon Davis b. Oct 1854, d. 7 Aug 1937