Married at Highland Baptist church.spouse: Markham, John Jefferson
Martha and Mary were twins.spouse: Markham, Minor
Information from Jerry T. Griggs: Nancy Culver, married to Minus J. Griggs. May have been born in Fayette Co. KY. (g6298) Also listed in g6298 are Nick Griggs b. 1843, Fielding N Griggs b. Abt. 1844 m. Martha Floyd.spouse: Griggs, Minor J. Sr (1798 - 1874)
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Jun 16, 1997, Internal Ref. #220.127.116.11266.105]spouse: Vinson, Harry (1883 - 1946)
Individual: Vinson, Ida Birth date: Dec 28, 1888 Death date: Nov 1976 Social Security #: 402-66-9256 Last residence: KY 40353 State of issue: KY
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: Jun 16, 1997, Internal Ref. #18.104.22.168006.199]spouse: Kenney, Cordelia (1890 - 1980)
Individual: Daulton, Robert Birth date: Oct 12, 1884 Death date: Jan 1966 Social Security #: 499-14-2252 Last residence: MO State of issue: MO
From (?) another record the date of death is 1986.
David M. Davis was born in Illinois.spouse: Kenney, Nancy Ellen (1878 - )
They farmed in Cass County for years then moved to Harrisonville, MO. in 1920. In 1922 they moved to Kansas City, KS. David M. Davis passed away in 1924. At the time of this witting Mrs. Davis was still living in Kansas City, KS.
Dora Davis was born in Cass County, MO. and lived on the farm with her parents until 1920, when they moved to Harrisonville, MO. and to Kansas City, KS in 1922. Dora took a business course and worked as a comptometer operator before her marriage and until her husband returned from the Service.spouse: Leamer, Forrest (1914 - )
Edna Davis was born in Cass Co. MO. She lived on the farm with her parents until 1916, when she went Harrisonville, MO. and made her home with a music teacher for about two years. Edna then took up telephone work (1918). In 1922 she transferred to Kansas City, and is still in the employ of the Telephone company in Kansas City, MO.spouse: Foster, Joseph O. (1897 - )
Served as Captain, Company D., 40 KY Regiment., U.S.A., War of 1861.spouse: Filson, Myrtilla A.
Information from: William M. Talley, professor, McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.spouse: Filson, Myrtilla A. (1812 - 1886)
New Hope Presbyterian Graveyard: Grayson, Carter Co., Ky., cemetery: Davis, Elias P., born Prince William Co., Va., Feb. 14, 1810, died Mar. 8, 1884. He was clerk of Carter Circuit and County Courts for 33 years. Served as Capt., Co. D, 40 Ky. Regt., U. S. A. in War of 1861. Davis, Myrtilla A., wife of E. P. Davis, born Oct. 25, 1812, died Aug. 20, 1886
I believe that Francis Reno and Elias P. Davis were brothers. Myrtilla A. Davis (above) was Myrtilla A. Filson before her marriage.
NSDAR #91659, Charles Lander line.spouse: Clayton, Henry D.
Elijah "Victor" Davis was born in Cass County, MO. He lived on the farm until about 1916, then lived in Harrisonville, MO. about 2 years. About 1918 he went to Kansas City, MO. and worked for Loose-Wiles Co. He came back to Harrisonville for a time then returned to Kansas City. In 1926 he moved to Los Angeles, CA. and worked for American News Co. 1926-1930. Victor married Alma Mildred Nordgren, October 16, 1927 At Riverside Elks' Temple, Riverside, CA. Victor returned to Kansas City in 1933 and was employed by Reno Motors. He moved back to Los Angeles in 1937 and worked for International Harvester Co. In 1940 he went to Chicago as National Account Sales Representative for Reno Motors. He transferred to San Francisco, CA in May 1942 and continued in this capacity until July 1942 when he entered Defense work in Los Angeles CA. He was night supervisor of Transportation for 3 1/2 years. at North American Aviation in Inglewood, Ca. Early in 1947 he bought and now operates his own Super Service Station and Garage in Los Angeles, Ca.spouse: Nordgren, Alma Mildred (1904 - )
Ernest Davis was born in Cass Co. MO. He lived on the farm with his parents until they moved to Harrisonville, MO., in 1920. He then worked at farming and other work until he finally went to Kansas City and was employed by a magazine agency. He was in California for a time, but returned to Kansas City and still lives there. During WW II, Ernest was in Defense work in Kansas City, being employed by North American Air, Inc. He was divorced in 1933. His son David was born in Los Angeles, California. and His daughter Nancy was born in Kansas City, KS.spouse: LeVaughn, Lucile Rolfe (1902 - )
Buried: New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery.
Francis Reno Davis and his family are buried in the New Hope Presbyterian Graveyard near Hillsboro, Ky. Mrs. Martha Harlan Royse (who is now in the Flemingsburg Nursing Home) traced this Markwell line many years ago.spouse: Markwell, Evaline (1812 - 1886)
I think the old Davis home is still standing between Poplar Plains and Hillsboro, in Fleming Co. Information from [email protected]@musica.mcgill.ca (W. Talley) 11/18/1997.
Goldie Davis was born in Cass County, MO. She moved to Harrisonville, MO with the family in 1920 and to Kansas City, KS in 1922. She graduated from Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, KS. in 1930.spouse: Stine, Harry Clifford (1912 - 1987)
Izora "Elizabeth" Davis was born in Cass county, MO. She lived on the farm with her parents until they moved to Harrisonville, MO., in 1920. Here she engaged in telephone work and continued in this line of work after they moved to Kansas City in 1922 until her marriage.spouse: Spencer, Allen M. (1899 - 1968)
They were married by Rev. Smucher the minister of the Propst Lutheran Church, preached and kept the records in German for many years. These records are available even though they are written in German, the language of the church. (Bowman Family History)spouse: Propst, Hy. H.
Date of marriage may have been November 14, 1875.spouse: Hurst, Charles Hickerson (1831 - 1905)
From the "Times" newspaper 9/23/1982. He was born in North Carolina in 1837 and moved to Rockingham County, VA , where he was a sheriff of that county. He served two terms in 1793 and 1796 in the Virginia Legislature.spouse: Dyer, Sarah (1741 - )
Robert Davis was a captain in the Revolutionary Army and fought in the last Indian uprising in Pendleton County. He also fought in Indian uprisings west of the Alleghenies.
He was one of the justices appointed by the Governor of Virginia to establish the boundary of Pendleton county and was the first sheriff of Pendleton County.
"In 1763 Robert Davis purchased by deed from his brother-in-law- Matthew Patton, a tract of land on the South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac in what is now Pendleton County, West Virginia, and took up his abode there."
To this pioneer home he brought his wife, Sarah, who had seen her father, Roger Dyer, tomahawked at Fort Seybert massacre, 1758, and who herself had been carried away a captive by the Indian Chieftain, Kilbuck. Later she escaped and returned to her old home bringing back with her a sole memento of her two years with the Shawnees, a curiously carved Indian spoon, which today is a cherished possession of a descendant. To the original purchase, Robert Davis added to his home by purchasing adjacent desirable lands from 1791 to 1800, three of said patents being signed by James Monroe, one by Henry Lee and one by Beverley Randolph, all governors of Virginia.
Robert Davis was a member of the commission to organize Pendleton County in 1788, and was immediately appointed the first "high sheriff" and later served in the Legislature at Richmond. Today, he and his wife Sarah, rest in a little family cemetery, just above and in sight of the present Davis residence and in the same plot are the graves of Robert's son, a grandson and their wives, through whom the home passed without break. Today Robert's great-grandson, Laban Davis, 92 years of age who marched with Lee and Jackson, owns and lives on the farm that his great-grandfather began to carve out of the wilderness of western Virginia 172 years ago. And I, the present owner's granddaughter, listen to the same pleasing murmur of the river and look up at the same beautiful Shenandoah mountain crests, that have continuously charmed through six generations. Margaret Temple, Pendleton County, West Virginia."
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, Ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin + Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 589. [Scott County] [Georgetown City and Precinct]spouse: Kenney, Lavenia Alice (1843 - )
HON. SAMUEL M. DAVIS, State Senator; Georgetown; is the son of Theophilus Davis, who was a prominent farmer of his native county of Shelby, and died in 1845, leaving four sons and three daughters. Of this number, the oldest brother, Co. John F. Davis, served in the Confederate army, on the staff of Gen. John C. Breckinridge, and during the last year of the war, commanded an Alabama regiment, and was elected Clerk of the Shelby County Court, being also a prominent candidate for the Clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, in the race of 1882. Our subject, Samuel M. Davis, was born in Shelby County, Ky., Aug. 2, 1836. He laid the foundations for his future usefulness in a good English education, obtained in the common schools and Shelby College. On attaining manhood he engaged in farming and trading in his native county, until 1866, when he removed to Georgetown and purchased a farm near its limits, and continued farm operations with increased success, dealing largely in stock of all kinds, until 1878. In September, 1878, he formed a partnership with J. Webb and conducted a large and successful business in dry goods in Georgetown, until 1882. In politics, Mr. Davis has always been a staunch Democrat, and was first elected to the Georgetown Board of Trustees in 1871, and served in that body seven years, the last three as its Chairman. He was elected Chairman of the County Democratic Committee in 1879, and discharged its duties with ability during the campaigns of 1880 and '81. He was nominated in July, 1880, to fill the unexpired term of Jas. Blackburn, in the State Senate, from the 22nd Senatorial District, and elected to the office without opposition. Mr. Davis is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sinking Fund, and member of the following committees: Penitentiary, Bank and Insurance, Morals of Religion, and Propositions and Grievances. He was married in 1865 to Miss Alice, daughter of Joseph B. Kenney, of Georgetown, and has two children living.
Sarah "Elouise" Davis was born in Cass County, MO. She moved to Harrisonville, MO. with the family in 1920, and to Kansas City, KS, in 1922. She graduated form Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, KS in 1932. Before her marriage she clerked in a department store in Kansas City, MO.spouse: Gentry, Wilford (1913 - )
She and her husband Wilford own and operate the Savoy Grill in Kansas City, MO.
Her mother was the daughter of Lodvick Davis, a pioneer farmer of Marion County.spouse: Bolds, John
Buried at the Labon Davis farm, near Brandywine, WV.spouse: Davis, Elizabeth
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, Ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin + Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 461. [Bourbon County] [Paris City and Precinct]spouse: Kenney, Rebecca
DAVID M. DODGE, farmer; P. O. Paris; born Aug. 1, 1832, in North Middletown Precinct, this county. His parents were Edwin M. and Elizabeth Seamands, (generally pronounced Simmonds.) The Dodge family trace their ancestry to one Tristram Dodge, and Englishman, who came to American and settled Block Island in 1661, and whose grandsons were the earliest settlers at Cow Neck, Long Island. The great-grandfather of our subject was David; according to the best authority given, he was a son of Jeremiah, who was a great-grandson of Tristram. The maternal grandfather of our subject, was Manson Seamands, who was a major during the war of 1812; he died 1856 aged seventy-five years. His wife was a Newton, prior to her marriage, and was a native of Virginia, as was the Seamands also. David Dodge the grandfather of the above, married Dorcas Mills, who born him twelve children, Ediwn M. being among the younger children. David Dodge removed from Pennsylvania to Clark County, this State, and there settled; here Edwin M. was born, about the year 1811, and afterward located in North Middletown Precinct when a young man, and there married Miss Seamands. His death occurred about the year 1856. His widow afterward married Kinzea Stone, and by him had seven children. She is yet living and a widow. David M. was raised by his step-father, with whom he lived until twenty years old. February, 1852, he married Miss Adeline, daughter of Pascal and Maria (Hildreth) Fretwell, both of whom were old Virginia families. Mrs. Dodge died 1860, having born four children, of whom William P. and Bettie are living. Mr. Dodge married his present wife in May, 1861; her maiden name was Rebecca, born in this precinct, daughter of Victor M. and Catharine (Rodgers) Kenney, Victor being a son of James Kenney, who was one of the first settlers. Catharine was a daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Spahr) Rodgers. The Rodgers family also being among the first settlers in this precinct. Mr. Dodge located on this farm in 1856, and has since been engaged in farming and stock raising, giving some attention to short horns, good horses, and the best of Cotswold sheep. His farm consists of 291 acres; his residence is called "Hill Side." The place was settled by Zeph Robinette, one part of the house having been built nearly a century. Mr. Dodge is a member of S.G.A. Presbyterian Church. Edwin M., died Dec. 31, 1881; he was a son by his first wife. The children of his second wife are Mattie V., David M., James L. and Victor K.
They lived on this farm in 1856, and has since been engaged in farming and stock raising, giving some attention to short horns, good horses and the best of Cotswold sheep. His farm consists of 291 acres; his residence is called " Hill Side." The place was settled by Jeff Robinette, one part of the house having been built nearly a century. Mr Dodge is a member of S.G.A Presbyterian Church.
HISTORY OF KENTUCKY AND KENTUCKIANS, E. Polk Johnson, three volumes, Lewis Publishing Co., New York + Chicago, 1912. Common version, Vol. III, pp. 1184-86. [Full page photograph of Mr. Dodge included with bio.] [Bourbon County]
JAMES L. DODGE--On the old homestead estate which was the place of his nativity and which is eligibly located about three miles east of Paris, Bourbon county, Mr. Dodge is found as one of the representative agriculturists and stock-growers of his native county, where, both as a loyal and progressive citizen and as a reliable and substantial business man, he is well upholding the prestige of a name that has been identified with the annals of Kentucky history for four generations. On his present fine homestead James L. Dodge was ushered into the world on the 17th of May, 1869, and is a son of David M. and Rebecca J. (Kenny) Dodge, both of whom were likewise natives of this county where the former was born on the 1st of August, 1832, and the latter on the 24th of August, 1835. David M. Dodge was a son of Edwin M. and Elizabeth (Seamands) Dodge, natives respectively of Clark and Bourbon counties, this state. Edwin M. Dodge, was a son of David and Dorcas (Mills) Dodge, the former of whom was the founder of the family in Kentucky, whence he came from Pennsylvania in the pioneer days and established his home in Clark County, where he continued to be engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death. The ancestors of David Dodge are as follows: His father was Isaac, son of Eli, son of Josiah, son of Josiah, son of John, son of Richard, who was the founder of the Dodge family in America. He appeared in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638. He reared a large family of children and many of his descendants are now to be found in various parts of the old Blue Grass commonwealth, as well as in other sections of the Union. Mrs. Elizabeth (Seamands) Dodge, paternal grandmother of James L. Dodge of this review, was a daughter of Manson Seamands, who served as major of a Kentucky regiment in the war of 1812 and who died in 1856; the maiden name of his wife was Newton. Edwin M. Dodge was born in Clark county, Kentucky, about the year 1811 and was there reared to maturity under the conditions and influences of the pioneer epoch. As a young man he removed to Bourbon county and located in North Middletown precinct, where was solemnized his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Seamands. There he continued his identification with farming and stock-growing until his death, which occurred about the year 1836, and his widow subsequently became the wife of Kinzea Stone. They continued to reside in Bourbon county until their death. David M. Dodge remained with his mother and stepfather until he had attained to the age of twenty years, and in the meanwhile he duly availed himself of the advantages of the common schools of the locality and period, the while he contributed his quota to the work and management of the home farm. In February, 1852, was solemnized his marriage to Miss Adeline Fretwell, daughter of Pascal and Maria (Hildreth) Fretwell, both of whom were representatives of old Virginia families. Mr. Adeline Dodge died in 1860, and of her four children Bettie is now the only one living; she is the widow of William Wood and resides in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The three deceased children were Mary D., Edwin M. and William P. On the 22d of May, 1861, David M. Dodge contracted a second marriage, having then been united in the bonds of wedlock to Miss Rebecca J. Kenney, daughter of Victor M. and Catherine A. (Rogers) Kenney, both of whom were born and reared in Bourbon county. Victor M. Kenney was a son of James Kenney, who was born in Virginia, where he was reared to adult age and whence he came when a young man to Kentucky, numbering himself among the pioneers of Bourbon county. His first wife, the mother of Victor M., born the maiden name of Margaret Johnson, and after her death he contracted a second marriage. Mrs. Catherine A. (Rogers) Kenny was a daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Spahr) Rogers, who were numbered among the early and honored pioneers of Bourbon county. In 1856 David M. Dodge established his home on the farm now owned by his son James L., of this sketch, and as before stated, the place is located about three miles east of the thriving little city of Paris, on the Paris and North Middletown turnpike. He here gave the best of his splendid energies to the development and improvement of his property, and the tangible results of his efforts remain patent to all. He was a man of impregnable integrity in all the relations of life, was endowed with strong mentality and good judgment, and he was numbered among the best known and most highly esteemed citizens of his native county, where his death occurred, on his old homestead, on the 10th of April, 1903. He was a stanch Democrat in his political proclivities and his religious faith was that of the Presbyterian church. He did not hedge himself in with more personal aggrandizement but was liberal and progressive in his civic attitude. His second wife, Mrs. Rebecca J. (Kenney) Dodge, who survives him and remains on the old homestead, bore him four children, concerning whom the following brief record is entered: Martha V. is the wife of Charles G. Blakely, of Topeka, Kansas; David M. died when about 34 years of age; James L., is the immediate subject of this review; and Victor K. is an interested principal of the Phoenix Motor Car Company, of Lexington, this state, where he maintains his residence. James L. Dodge was reared to maturity on the old homestead which is his present place of abode and which was likewise that of his nativity, and after availing himself of the advantages of the district school he continued his higher academic studies in the Garth Institute, at Paris, this county. He has never severed his allegiance to the great productive industry under whose influences he was reared and he is now the owner of the old homestead, to which he has added until his landed estate comprises 803 acres. The spacious residence and other buildings on the place are of the best type and this is recognized as one of the many fine farms that have given Bourbon county such distinctive prestige. As a young man Mr. Dodge began to devote special attention to the breeding and training of fine trotting and pacing horses, in which connection he gained precedence as one of the leading horsemen in the section which has ever represented his home. He still continues to own and handle a few high-grade horses and has never abated his love for the horse, but since the death of his father he has confined his energies more especially to diversified agriculture and to the raising of high-grade live stock, besides which he deals somewhat extensively in the same, making large shipments each years. He is one of the progressive and wide awake citizens of Bourbon county, ever ready to give his influence and aid in support of measures and enterprises advanced for the general good of the community, and while he has had naught of aspiration for public office he is found aligned as a stanch supporter of the cause of the Democratic party, in whose faith he was reared. He is a member of the Presbyterian church. On the 10th of December 1890, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Dodge to Miss Lucy H. Williams, who was born in Harrison county, Kentucky, on the 20th of September, 1869, and who was a daughter of John J. and Elizabeth (Stone) Williams. Of this union were born two children, one of whom died in infancy; the surviving child, Edgar W., was born on the 25th of November 1893. Mrs. Dodge was summoned to the life eternal on the 17th of July, 1905, secure in the affectionate regard of all who had come within the sphere of her gracious influence.
They were from DeWitt County, Illinois and settled in Clinton Township, Kentucky.spouse: Cockrell, Mary