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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Surname Saturday~Davis-Massey

Thomas Franklin Davis was born on 16 Feb 1841 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.1 2 3 He served in the military during the Civil War(1861–1865).45 6 He is enumerated in censuses from 1870 through 1910 for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.7 8 9 10

Thomas died on 14 Feb 1915 at the age of 73 and was buried in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.11 1213 14 15

Thomas Franklin Davis married Rosa Caroline Massey about 1865 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.16

Rosa Caroline Massey, was a daughter of William Lawrence Massey and Huldah Meadows. She was born on 24 Mar 1845 and died 27 July 1911 at the age of 66 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.17 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25

Thomas Franklin Davis and Rosa Caroline Massey had the following children:
i. Mary Huldah Davis, born 16 Sep 1866, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James Thomas Previtte, 25 Dec 1890; died 3 Oct 1928, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Amanda J. "Mandie" Davis, born 1867, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Joseph Thruman Hurst, abt 1885, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died between 1890-1900. Family tradition states that Mandie died while the family was migrating from Arkansas to Texas.
iii. William Michael Davis, born 11 Apr 1867, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Martha Missouri Hammond, abt 1889, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 16 Dec 1933, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Emma Susanna Davis was born on 24 Mar 1871 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She died on 13 Apr 1871 at the age of 0 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. James Thomas Davis, born 1 Sep 1872, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Ida Jane Teal, 1894, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 18 Mar 1919, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. John Robert Davis Sr., born 14 Aug 1874, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Mary Jane Hunt, 1901; died 2 Feb 1936, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. Rebecca Frances "Fanny" Davis, born 13 Apr 1874, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Atlas Free Beacham, Dec 1894, Peachland, Anson, North Carolina; died 29 Dec 1943, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina.
viii. Samuel Thomas Davis, born Feb 1878, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Bessie Mcalister; died 29 Jul 1937, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina.
ix. Rose Ella Davis was born on 25 Nov 1880 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 25 Mar 1884 at the age of 3 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 1 Mar 1882 at the age of 1.
xi. Charlie Lester Davis, born 12 Dec 1882, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Fannie Mae Boatwright, 27 Jul 1902, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 28 Feb 1953, Florence, Florence, South Carolina.
xii. Dora A. Davis, born 20 Jun 1884, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Gilbert Randolph Vaughn, 1906; died 17 Oct 1971, Rockwell, Rowan, North Carolina.
xiii. Nancy Elizabeth Davis, born 10 Oct 1886, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Frank Hunley Boatwright, 22 Oct 1905, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 29 Aug 1953, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
xiv. Reuben Nathan Davis, born 21 May 1890, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Effie Jane White, 1909, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 30 Mar 1948, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.








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1. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page 108A, Line 35, Dwelling 445, Family 453, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Johnson Hagood, Memoirs of the War of Succession (Camden, SC 29020: Jim Fox Books, 1997 (Reprint)), page 408.
5. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 30 May 2012), entry for Thomas F. Davis, Private; Co. E, 21st SC Infantry; Confederate.
6. James C. Pigg, Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865: Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869 (Tega Cay, South Carolina: Self-published, 1995), page 133.
7. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 288B, Line 15, Dwelling 16, Family 16, Household of T. F. Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
8. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page: 328A; Line 5, Dwelling 312, Family 312, Household of Thos. F. DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
9. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 108A, Line 35, Dwelling 445, Family 453, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS.
10. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, Page: 140A; Line 37, Dwelling 241, Family 241, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
11. Thomas F. Davis, death certificate (long) 002429 (14 February 1915), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
12. Ibid.
13. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 833. Tombstone of Thomas F. Davis; 16 February 1841–14 February 1915, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
14. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 August 2011); Memorial page for Pvt Thomas Franklin Davis; (16 February 1841–14 February 1915); Find a Grave memorial # 48051005, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
15. Thomas DAVIS obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 18 February 1915, page 3, column 3.
16. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 108A, Line 35, Dwelling 445, Family 453, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS.
17. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Rosa Caroline Davis (24 March 1842–27 July 1911), Memorial # 48051069.
18. Pigg, Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865, page 133.
19. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 288B, Line 15, Dwelling 16, Family 16, Household of T. F. Davis.
20. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #5, Page: 328A; Line 5, Dwelling 312, Family 312, Household of Thos. F. DAVIS.
21. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 108A, Line 35, Dwelling 445, Family 453, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS.
22. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #0037, Page: 140A; Line 37, Dwelling 241, Family 241, Household of Thomas F. DAVIS.
23. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Rosa Caroline Davis (24 March 1842–27 July 1911), Memorial # 48051069.
24. Ibid.
25. Ibid.










































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