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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Surname Saturday~Michael, Son, Thomas Davis Family

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This is an ongoing series on the children of Thomas Davis and his wife Nancy Rivers. Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers are my 4th great grandparents.They had 11 known children that lived to adulthood.

This is a summary of the articles on Thomas, Samuel, William, Susannah, Isaac Jacob, Hulda, Jonathan Daniel, Elizabeth Rebecca and Sarah Jane Davis.
Thus far, we have taken a look at 8 of the 11 children of Thomas and Nancy Rivers Davis. Those eight are Samuel, William, Susannah, Isaac Jacob, Hulda, Jonathan Daniel, Elizabeth Rebecca and Sarah Jane Davis.

Today’s posting is on child number 9 – Michael Davis, my 3rd Great Grandfather.

Michael Davis1 was born on 13 Mar 1806 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.2 3 4 5 He appeared in the census in 1840 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.6 He and his family are enumerated in census from 1850 to 1880 for Chesterfield County. 7 8 9 10 Michael died on 26 Apr 1883 at the age of 77 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.11 He was buried in the cemetery at Zoar United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.12 A Memorial has been created for him at www.findagrave.com.13

Michael Davis and Hulda "Huldy" Rivers were married in 1832 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Hulda "Huldy" Rivers, daughter of William Rivers and Elizabeth "Betsy" Rivers, was born on 13 Oct 1816 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.14 15 16 17 18 She died on 4 Jun 1881 at the age of 64 and was buried in in the cemetery at Zoar United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.19 20 A Memorial has been created for Huldy at www.findagrave.com.21

Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers had the following children:

i. William Alfred Davis, born 11 Nov 1834, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Nancy J. Hurst, abt 1864, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 29 May 1888, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

ii. Sarah Ann Davis, born 5 Jun 1838, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William M. Freeman, 1860, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 16 Feb 1910, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

iii. Elizabeth "Bette" Davis, born 1841, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John Washington Previtte, abt 1856, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died Feb 1900, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Elizabeth “Bette” Davis Previtte is my 2nd Great Grandmother.

iv. Thomas Franklin Davis, born 16 Feb 1841, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Rosa Caroline Massey, 1865, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 14 Feb 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

v. Nancy J. Davis, born 25 Jun 1844, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married James Ross, 17 Jul 1870, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 5 Nov 1918, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

vi. Charles Wesley "Charley" Davis, born Jun 1846, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Martha Elizabeth Odom, abt 1864, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died bet 1911 and 1920, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

vii. Elisha Blakely Davis, born 27 Jun 1848, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Mary Jane Eddins, 1874, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 13 Oct 1912, Scotland County, North Carolina.

viii. Jane Davis was born about 1850 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 22


No data found for Jane Davis after 1850 census. Most likely died very young.

ix. Mary Eliza Davis, born 23 Nov 1853, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Doctor Wesley Rivers, abt 1870, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 15 Apr 1917, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
 
 
 
 
 








 
 
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1. 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), pages 125 & 126.
2. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 831. Tombstone of Michael Davis; 13 March 1806–26 April 1883, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
3. 1810 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 554; Line 22, Household of Thomas DAVIS, Household of Thomas DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M252_60.
4. 1820 Census of the United States, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 123; Line 22, Thomas Davis Household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M 33_119.
5. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 239; Line 14,, Household of Tho Davis Senior, Household of Tho Davis Senior; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
6. 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 342; Line 4th from bottom, Household of Michl DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M740_Roll 510.
7. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page 179B, Line 3, Dwelling/Family 1240/1240, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
8. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
9. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 306B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family #371/371, Household of M[ichael] DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
10. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 316B, Line 28, Dwelling 129, Family 129, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
11. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Michael Davis.
12. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Michael Davis; (13 September 1806–26 April 1888); Memorial # 83057359; Record of the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 11 August 2011.
13. Ibid.
14. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 4 June 2012; Headstone for Huldah "Huldie" Rivers Davis; Memorial # 83057405.
15. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED No ED, Page 179B, Line 3, Dwelling/Family 1240/1240, Household of Michael DAVIS.
16. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS.
17. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 306B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family #371/371, Household of M[ichael] DAVIS.
18. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #5, Page 316B, Line 28, Dwelling 129, Family 129, Household of Michael DAVIS.
19. Mark Rivers Family Bible Holy Bible, (New York, New York: n.p., n.d.); Obtained from Mark Rivers - Mary Ann Rivers - Emma Baxley, 8 Zeroxed page from Original Bible. Death, Hulda Rivers Davis.
20. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 4 June 2012; Headstone for Huldah "Huldie" Rivers Davis; Memorial # 83057405.
21. Ibid.
22. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS.
















































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