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Descendants of Benjamin Davis

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  BENJAMIN2 DAVIS  (BENJAMIN1) was born 17 Feb 1800 in Orange County New York, and died 24 Feb 1878 in Newburg, Cass County Michigan.  He married HANNAH HOLLY, daughter of SILAS HOLLY and ESTHER (WILSON).  She was born 16 Oct 1799 in New York, and died 23 Apr 1876 in Newberg, Cass County Michigan age 69.

     

Children of BENJAMIN DAVIS and HANNAH HOLLY are:

2.    i.    JAMES L.3 DAVIS, b. 08 Jan 1820, Warwick Orange County New York; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Probably - Minisink,               Orange County New York.

3.    ii.   JOHN HOLLY DAVIS, b. 15 Dec 1821, Warwick Orange County New York; d. 1892, Berrien County Michigan.

4.    iii.  CHARLES SMITH DAVIS, b. 29 Sep 1823, Warwick Orange County New York; d. 27 Jul 1912, Cassopolis, Cass                   County Michigan.

      iv.   BENJAMIN WILSON DAVIS, b. 05 Jun 1825, Warwick Orange County New York; d. 1825, Warwick Orange County New              York.

      v.    BENJAMIN DAVIS, b. 20 Jan 1827, Warwick Orange County New York; d. Unknown, unknown.

5.    vi.   ESTHER DAVIS, b. 01 Nov 1827, Warwick, Orange County New York; d. 20 Aug 1914, Dennis, Labette County                   Kansas.

      vii.  CATHERINE DAVIS, b. 13 Nov 1830, Warwick Orange County New York; d. 1830, Warwick Orange County New York.

6.    viii. RUTH ANN DAVIS, b. 11 Aug 1832, Warwick Orange County New York; d. 1924, Oslo, Elkhart County Indiana.

7.    ix.   SILAS RUSSEL DAVIS, b. 01 Aug 1834, Warwick Orange County New York; d. 24 Dec 1874, Timberhill, Bourbon                 County Kansas.

8.    x.    EDSON DAVIS, b. 28 May 1836, Warwick Orange County New York; d. 25 Sep 1909, Penn, Cass County Michigan.

      xi.   FRANCIS HARRIET DAVIS, b. 29 Dec 1837, Warwick Orange County New York; m. BERNADOTTE STINEBACK - POSSIBLE;               b. 17 Aug 1835, Indiana.

      xii.  MARY L DAVIS, b. Oct 1839, Warwick Orange County New York; d. 25 Oct 1880, Newberg, Cass County Michigan.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JAMES L.3 DAVIS (BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 08 Jan 1820 in Warwick Orange County New York, and died Bet. 1900 - 1910 in Probably - Minisink, Orange County New York.  He married MATILDA.  She was born Abt. 1824 in New York, and died Bet. 1880 - 1900 in Probably - Minisink, Orange County New York.

     

Children of JAMES DAVIS and MATILDA are:

      i.    HARRIET A.4 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1848.

      ii.  JAMES C. DAVIS, b. Dec 1849, New York; m. IDA; b. Abt. 1852.

 

 

3.  JOHN HOLLY3 DAVIS (BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 15 Dec 1821 in Warwick Orange County New York, and died 1892 in Berrien County Michigan.  He married MARY BATCHELOR 26 Jun 1845 in Huron County Ohio1, daughter of ZEPHANIAH BATCHELOR and RUTH KELLOGG.  She was born 1828 in New York, and died 05 Oct 1905 in Berrien County Michigan.

     

Children of JOHN DAVIS and MARY BATCHELOR are:

      i.    CHARLES EDWARD4 DAVIS, b. Apr 1846, Ohio; d. Bef. 1920, Marcellus, Cass County Michigan; m. (1) EDNA2; b.                Abt. 1871; m.(2) ANNA WILLARD, 22 May 1879, Marcellus, Cass County Michigan; b. 1858; d. 1896, Cass County                   Michigan.

      ii.   JOHN H DAVIS, b. Abt. 1848, Ohio.

      iii.  BENJAMIN E. DAVIS, b. Sep 1849, Ohio.

      iv.   EMMA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1852, Ohio.

      v.    JAMES H. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1854, Ohio.

      vi.   MARY L. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1856, Ohio.

 

 

4.  CHARLES SMITH3 DAVIS (BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 29 Sep 1823 in Warwick Orange County New York, and died 27 Jul 1912 in Cassopolis, Cass County Michigan.  He married SUSAN BATCHELOR 03 Oct 1846 in Berlin, Huron County Ohio, daughter of ZEPHANIAH BATCHELOR and RUTH KELLOGG.  She was born Jun 1825 in New York, and died 02 Dec 1894 in Jones, Cass, Michigan.

     

Children of CHARLES DAVIS and SUSAN BATCHELOR are:

      i.    SARAH JANE4 DAVIS, b. 28 Nov 1848, Huron County Ohio; d. 05 Mar 1945, Blue Mound, Livingston County Missouri; m. (1)LEONARD E. CARMICHAEL, 01 Mar 1868, Cass County Michigan2; m. (2) MARTIN VAN BUREN SWIHART,           21 Jan 1869, Cass County Michigan2; b. 06 Jan 1841, Ohio; d. 23 Sep 1913, Seneca, Newton County Missouri.

      ii.   CHARLES EDWIN DAVIS, b. May 1850, Huron County Ohio; d. 1915, Newburg, Cass County Michigan; m. (1) MAY?; b. Jul 1857, Michigan; d. 1915, Newburg,Cass County Michigan; m. (2) SARAH CORNELIA SECOR, 26 May 1876, Cass  County Michigan2; b. Abt. 1856, New Jersey; d. 09 Aug 1882, Lagrange, Cass County Michigan.

      iii.  JULIA DAVIS, b. 11 Dec 1853, Huron County Ohio; d. 02 May 1940, Browning, Sullivan County Missouri; m. JOHN           W. P MCQUOWN; b. 31 Mar 1842, Missouri; d. 24 Aug 1913, Pleasant Hill, Sullivan County Missouri.

      iv.   BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAVIS, b. 22 Sep 1857, Huron County Ohio; d. 23 Jun 1945, Buchanan, Berrien County                  Michigan; m. JOSIE SNELL, 22 Nov 1885, Buchanan, Berrien County  Michigan3; b. 03 Aug 1860, Alton Missouri;         d. Apr 1963, Buchanan, Berrien County Missouri.

      v.    LUCY DAVIS, b. 28 Jan 1859, Dowagiac, Cass County Michigan; d. 28 Sep 1908, LaGrange, Cass County Michigan;         m. ELBRIDGE JEWELL, 04 Nov 1880, Cass County Michigan; b. 08 Jan 1838, Lagrange , Cass County Michigan; d.                  28 Feb 1921, LaGrange, Cass County Michigan.

      vi.   ELMER C. DAVIS, b. 29 May 1868, Cass County Michigan; d. 15 Aug 1948, Marcellus, Cass County Michigan; m.                BERTHA F. ARNDT, 12 Mar 1890, Cassopolis, Cass County Michigan; b. 28 Sep 1871, Germany; d. 29 May 1947,               Marcellus, CAss County Michigan.

      vii.  MAGGIE DAVIS, b. Jan 1870, Cass County Michigan; d. 05 Sep 1953, Possibly Kalamazoo County Michigan; m.                  ANSON MARSH, 25 Mar 1884, Berrien County Michigan4; b. Jun 1851, Ohio; d. Bet. 1920 - 1930, Michigan.

 

 

5.  ESTHER3 DAVIS (BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 01 Nov 1827 in Warwick, Orange County New York, and died 20 Aug 1914 in Dennis, Labette County Kansas.  She married (1) GEORGE MAJOR 20 Oct 1853 in Auglaize County Ohio5, son of CALEB MAJOR and MARGARET VAN NUYS.  He was born Abt. 1829 in St. Mary's, Mercer County Ohio, and died Bef. 1880 in Labette County Kansas.  She married (2) BENJAMIN RUDDER Abt. 1880 in Labette County Kansas.  He was born Abt. 1838 in Ohio.  She married (3) GEORGE FINCH 27 Apr 1890 in Kansas.  He was born Apr 1833 in New York, and died 06 Aug 1919 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County Kansas.

     

Children of ESTHER DAVIS and GEORGE MAJOR are:

      i.    CHARLES4 MAJOR, b. Abt. 1858, St. Mary's Auglaize County Ohio.

      ii.   GEORGE C MAJOR, b. 20 Jul 1859, St. Mary's Auglaize County Ohio; d. 24 Oct 1944, San Bernardino California6;            m. INEZ GARDNER; b. 28 Jan 1872, Kansas; d. 22 May 1952, San Bernardino California.

      iii.  BENJAMIN MAJOR, b. Dec 1861, St. Mary's Auglaize County Ohio; m. ADALINE KIRCHOFF; b. 23 Sep 1863, Indiana.

      iv.   EDWARD S. MAJOR, b. Jul 1862, St. Mary's Auglaize County Ohio; m. ELNORA ROSS; b. Sep 1865, Indiana.

 

 

6.  RUTH ANN3 DAVIS (BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 11 Aug 1832 in Warwick Orange County New York, and died 1924 in Oslo, Elkhart County Indiana.  She married REASON DAVIS 20 Apr 1860 in Cass County Michigan7, son of SOLOMON DAVIS and JANE HARDENBROOK.  He was born 29 Dec 1837 in Huron County Ohio, and died 22 Jan 1918 in Oslo, Elkhart County Indiana.

     

Children of RUTH DAVIS and REASON DAVIS are:

      i.    JAMES4 DAVIS, b. 01 Jan 1864, Michigan - Adopted; d. 04 Dec 1900, Cass County Michigan.

      ii.  HARRY DAVIS, b. Abt. 1896, Michigan - Adopted.

 

 

7.  SILAS RUSSEL3 DAVIS (BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 01 Aug 1834 in Warwick Orange County New York, and died 24 Dec 1874 in Timberhill, Bourbon County Kansas.  He married NANCY ANN YOUNG 16 Feb 1860 in Auglaize County Ohio8, daughter of JOHN YOUNG and NANCY TIPPIE.  She was born 28 Jan 1841 in Ohio, and died 01 Oct 1926 in Kansas.

     

Children of SILAS DAVIS and NANCY YOUNG are:

      i.    HARRIET BELLE4 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1862, Auglaize County Ohio; m. JOSEPH ANTHONY CASTEEL; b. 02 Dec 1853,                   Tennessee; d. 19 Nov 1933.

      ii.   SARAH ANN DAVIS, b. Abt. 1863, Michigan; d. 15 May 1952, Bourbon County Kansasa; m. WILLIAM JORDAN CASTEEL;          b. 20 Oct 1848, Tennessee; d. 21 Mar 1925, Kansas.

 

 

8.  EDSON3 DAVIS (BENJAMIN2, BENJAMIN1) was born 28 May 1836 in Warwick Orange County New York, and died 25 Sep 1909 in Penn, Cass County Michigan.  He married (1) ELSIE REED 17 Mar 1864 in Cass County Michigan9.  She was born 16 Jul 1843 in Michigan, and died 27 Sep 1896 in Newburg, Cass County Michigan.  He married (2) CELIA POTTER 24 Nov 1903. 

     

Children of EDSON DAVIS and ELSIE REED are:

      i.    WILLIAM REED4 DAVIS, b. 12 Nov 1866, Newburg, Cass County Michigan; d. 19 Aug 1930, Cass County Michigan; m.            MARY BROWN, 1886, Michigan; b. 02 Sep 1867, Canada; d. 1931.

      ii.   EDSON BYRON DAVIS, b. Jun 1867, Newburg, Cass County Michigan; m. EMMA BUCKHOLT, 02 Sep 1894, Marcellus,                   Cass County Michigan; b. Jan 1875.

      iii.  ALICE DAVIS, b. 20 Jun 1870, Newburg, Cass County Michigan; d. 10 Nov 1886, Newberg, Cass County Michigan.

      iv.   CHARLES HENRY DAVIS, b. Oct 1872, Newburg, Cass County Michigan; d. 06 Mar 1936, Newberg, Cass County                  Michigan; m. STELLA WITHERBEE; b. Nov 1874; d. Bef. 1930, Newburg, Cass County Michigan.

      v.    PERRY OLIVER DAVIS, b. 04 Mar 1875, Newburg, Cass County Michigan; d. 26 Jul 1943, Cass County Michigan; m.            MARY MAY GREEN, 24 Oct 1893, Cass County Michigan; b. Aug 1875; d. 1943, Cass County Michigan.

      vi.   MARY E. DAVIS, b. Feb 1878, Newburg, Cass County Michigan; d. 1963, Lilley, Newaygo County Michigan; m.                JASPER ERNEST UNDERWOOD, 25 Apr 1897, Jones, Cass County Michigan; b. 11 Apr 1874, Michigan; d. 1956,                   Lilley, Newaygo County Michigan.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Marriage records, 1818-1934; record of licenses and permits, 1815-1828, Huron County, Ohio  Ohio. Probate Court (Huron County).

2.  Marriage records, 1830-1961; index, 1830-1994  Cass County (Michigan). County Clerk.

3.  Berrien County, Michigan Dibean Marriage Index, DAVIS,B F DAVIS,SNELL,JESSIE - SNELL,BERRIEN,,22 NOV 1885,--,CTY REC# 0427,--,--  .

4.  Marriage Records 1831-1950  Index to marriages 1831-1994 Berrien County MIchigan.

5.  Familysearch.com, Ohio Probate Court (Auglaize County).

6.  California Death Index 1940-1997.

7.  Marriage records, 1830-1961; index, 1830-1994  Cass County (Michigan). County Clerk.

8.  Familysearch.com, Ohio Probate Court (Auglaize County).

9.  Marriage records, 1830-1961; index, 1830-1994  Cass County (Michigan). County Clerk.