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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Surname Saturday~Susannah, Daughter, Thomas Davis Family

Pin It Over the forthcoming Saturday for the next two to three months I will be highlighting and documenting the 11 children of Thomas Davis and his wife Nancy Rivers.

Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers are my 4th great grandparents. I wrote about Thomas and Nancy here:

At this point Thomas and Nancy had been married about 7 years and had two sons; their first born Samuel and then William. Now we have the birth of their first daughter – Susannah. I know it must have been a delightful times in my 4th great grandparent's home the day she was born.

Susannah Davis was born between 1795-1799 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.1 No record of an actual birth date has been found and this date is calculated based on her reported age in the 1850-1880 Census for Chesterfield County, SC.[1] [2] [3] [4]

She died sometime between 1870 and 1880. No death notice or tombstone has been found.
Susannah Davis married John H. Wadsworth about 1819-1820. Population census shows John Wadsworth with a family from 1820 till his death in early 1880.

Both John & Susannah were still living when the census were enumerated in 1870. John listed his age as 78 and Susannah’s age was listed as 80.

1870-John Wadsworth

At present only two known children have been identified as children of John and Susannah but census for 1820-1860 indicates there were several others.

The two known children of John H. Wadsworth and Susannah Davis are: [5]

i. Lewis H. Wadsworth, born 13 Sep 1832, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Mary Ann Freeman, 28 Dec 1849, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Elizabeth A. Crawford, abt 1902; died 7 Mar 1910, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.

ii. Mary Elizabeth Wadsworth was born about 1835 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.  This Mary E. Wadsworth is not the one that married Amaniah Lee in 1845 in Chesterfield District. Mary E. Wadsworth, age 15, is living with her Mom and Dad in Family 488, Page 130 of the 1850 Census. Amaniah Lee and his wife Elizabeth, age 21, is listed in Family 820, Page 151B.

The 1880 Census shows that John H. Wadsworth remarried after the passing of Susannah. In 1880, he had in his house a young bride by the name of Mary WADSWORTH, Wife, age 28, born in SC, parents born in SC and a new daughter Sarah C. WADSWORTH, 8 months old, born in SC.

1880 - John Wadsworth

No record has been found to identify the surname of his new bride Mary, listed in the 1880 Census.

There is a Land Deed in Anson County between Alexander Martin to Sarah C. Wadsworth & Susannah Wadsworth, dated 4th January 1886. Alexander Martin is selling 97 acres of land to Sarah & Susannah for $500.00. [6]

This is very puzzling because Susannah Davis Wadsworth is deceased and the only Sarah C. WADSWORTH known is the new 8 months old daughter listed in the 1880 census.

After John H. Wadsworth died; Sarah C. Wadsworth his daughter was found living in the household of her half-brother Lewis H. Wadsworth and his wife, Mary Ann Freeman Wadsworth and is listed as Lewis’s step-sister. [She is in fact Lewis H. Wadsworth half-sister]. 

Looking for information on this Family. There is still much work required to identify all the Children of John and Susannah and to identify who the two ladies named in the Anson County Land Deed.








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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130A, Line 16, Dwelling 488, Family 488, Household of John H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 115; Line 37, Dwelling 302, Family 302, .Household of John H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653-1217.
[3] 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 287A; Line 10, Dwelling 210, Family 210, Household of John H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
[4]1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0004, Page 307A Line 25, Dwelling 107, Family 107, Household of Jno. H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[5] Harry Alexander Davis, The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America: genealogy of Morgan David of Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1927), page 125.
[6] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 8: pages 536 & 537, Alexander Martin to Sarah C. Wadsworth & Susannah Wadsworth; 4 January 1886, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.






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