Doddridge County Roots

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James Ball DAVIS

Male 1814 - 1902  (87 years)


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  • Name James Ball DAVIS 
    Born 1 Oct 1814  Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Along with his wife and daughter Alversa, in household of daughter & son-in-law Lillie & Benjamin W. Kinney.
    Occupation farmer  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Occupation minister  [8
    • "About four years after his second marriage, James B. Davis returned to Doddridge County, West Virginia to live, where he was ordained and preached at the Middle Island Seventh Day Baptist Church. After his retirement they moved to Salem."
      ["Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia," p. 42]
    Died 2 Jul 1902  Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Person ID I35952  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 

    Father Jacob DAVIS, Jr.,   b. 4 Nov 1769,   d. 26 Feb 1828  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Prudence MAXSON,   b. 1770,   d. 4 Dec 1815  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1787 
    Family ID F19365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane HOPPING,   b. 1 Sep 1811, Greene Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1853  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 5 May 1835  Greene Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Children 
     1. Abner Jones DAVIS,   b. 31 Dec 1835, Clark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1917, Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Granville Hopping DAVIS,   b. 2 Jan 1839, Clark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1917  (Age 78 years)
     3. William Henry Harrison DAVIS,   b. 3 May 1841, Clark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1907, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Eli F. DAVIS,   b. CA 1844, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1864, Winchester, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     5. Elizabeth Jane DAVIS,   b. 10 Apr 1846, Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1923  (Age 77 years)
     6. Moses Hoffman DAVIS,   b. 18 Jul 1848, Shelby Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1935, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F14242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emily Virginia DAVIS,   b. 7 Aug 1826,   d. 17 Sep 1904  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1854  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Anderson H. DAVIS,   b. CA 1856
     2. Virginia L. DAVIS,   b. CA 1857
     3. Viola Cerena DAVIS,   b. 4 Jan 1860, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 85 years)
     4. James O. DAVIS,   b. CA 1862
     5. Alversa M. "Versa" DAVIS,   b. 18 Jan 1863, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1944, Riverside Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Amelius Grantham DAVIS,   b. CA 1865
     7. Lillie Fatima DAVIS,   b. 1865, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1947  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F20602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Jackson Center, Shelby Co, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jul 1902 - Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Seventh Day Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 41.

    2. [S5] Headstone.

    3. [S1604] Death record of son.

    4. [S2082] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton District).

    5. [S493] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton Twp).

    6. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    7. [S184] 1850 Census.

    8. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 42.

    9. [S2243] Cemeteries of Tenmile District, Harrison County, WV, (Harrison County Genealogical Society, Clarksburg, WV (1989, revised 1995)).

    10. [S157] Ohio Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).