Doddridge County Roots

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Content DAVIS

Female 1802 - 1886  (84 years)


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  • Name Content DAVIS 
    Born 8 Mar 1802  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In household next to that of son James.
    Census 1880  Pacific, Franklin Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Dec 1886  [3
    Buried Pacific City Cemetery, Franklin Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I40985  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 5 May 2017 

    Father William G. "Jarsey Billy" DAVIS,   b. 7 May 1762, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1840, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth STOOKY 
    Married 12 Dec 1801  Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gamble SHANNON,   b. CA 1798, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1850, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [5
    Married 9 Mar 1820  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1820 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      1 Male, age 16-25
      1 Female, age 16-25

      1830 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      1 Male, age 30-39
      1 Male, age 5 - 9
      2 Males, under 5
      1 Female, age 20-29
      2 Females, age 5 - 9

      1840 Census, Harrison Co, Virginia (now West Virginia):
      1 Male, age 40-49
      1 Male, age 15-19
      2 Males, age 10-14
      2 Males, age 5 - 9
      1 Female, age 30-39
      1 Female, age 10-14

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 6 1850:
      Content Shanon, 48, value of real estate $1,000; James, 23, farmer; Martha, 22; Boyd, 16, farmer; Emaline, 9. All born in Virginia except Content, born in New Jersey.
      NOTE: Martha was James' wife, Martha Longacre, married in Oct 1849.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 16 1860:
      C. Shannon (female), 59, value of real estate $1,000.
      The next enumerated household was that of Content's son James and his family:
      J. Shannon (male), 34, farmer, value of real estate $1,500, value of personal estate $500; M. (female), 32; E. (male), 8; A. (female), 8; A. (sic) (female), 6; A. (male), 4; J. (male), 2; P. Rogers (male), 19, day laborer. [6]
    Children 
    +1. William Henry SHANNON,   b. CA 1821,   d. 26 Jun 1854, Gallia Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
    +2. Elizabeth SHANNON,   b. 17 Mar 1822,   d. 21 Nov 1857  (Age 35 years)
    +3. Ellen Jane SHANNON,   b. 31 May 1824, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1888, Franklin Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. James SHANNON,   b. Jan 1827, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. John Robert SHANNON,   b. 1830, Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1916, Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Gamble Boyd SHANNON,   b. 2 Feb 1834
    +7. Lydia Emeline SHANNON,   b. 5 Feb 1841, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1873, Franklin Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Family ID F16411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Pacific, Franklin Co, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pacific City Cemetery, Franklin Co, MO Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    40985_SHANNON_ContentDavis_1802-1886_PacificCem_FranklinCoMO.jpg
    40985_SHANNON_ContentDavis_1802-1886_PacificCem_FranklinCoMO.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S1838] Headstone - Date calculated from age at death.

    2. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 54.

    3. [S5] Headstone.

    4. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    5. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

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