Doddridge County Roots

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Franklin DAVIS

Male 1841 - 1867  (26 years)


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  • Name Franklin DAVIS 
    Born 6 Feb 1841  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Age 28y 2m 6d at death calculates to a birth date of Feb 6 1839. But age 17 at time of March 1859 marriage would put birth in about 1841 or 1842, and age 9 in the 1850 Census and 19 in the 1860 Census also puts it in about 1841.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farm worker  [3
    Military From 28 Jul 1863 to 8 Mar 1864  [4
    Pvt, Co H, 4th W.Va. Cav, Civil War 
    • Military records show that Franklin Davis enlisted in Co H, 4th W.Va. Cavalry, on 28 Jul 1863 in West Union. He mustered in as a Corporal on 29 Aug 1863 in Parkersburg, but was reduced to Private on 1 Sep 1863. He mustered out as a Private on 8 Mar 1864 in Wheeling.

      NOTE: As of February 2017, the Civil War medal issued for Franklin Davis had never been claimed and was in storage at the West Virginia State Archives in Charleston.
      http://www.wvculture.org/history/archives/civilwarmedals/medals.html
    Died 12 Apr 1867  New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: consumption 
    Person ID I41104  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2017 

    Father Peter W. DAVIS,   b. 28 Mar 1809,   d. 18 Jan 1894  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Ann DAVIS,   b. 1811,   d. Bef Sep 1876  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1828  Clark Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha SNIDER,   b. 18 Mar 1841, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1872, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1859  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • 1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 30 1860:
      Franklin Davis, 19, farm laborer; Martha, 19.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Aug 9 1870:
      Martha Davis, 29; Lovina, 8; Rosetta, 7; Nancy J, 4; Everett E, 2.

      "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 71, reports three children for Franklin Davis & Martha Snider/Snyder: twins Virginia & William, b. Apr 9 1872, and Rosetta who married Peter Davis. Doddridge County death records do show that a Virginia Davis, dau of Franklin & Martha, died on May 9 1872, and that a William Davis, son of Franklin & Martha, died on Aug 9 1872. But since Franklin died five years earlier, those must be the children of another Franklin & Martha Davis. [7]
    Children 
     1. Lavina DAVIS,   b. 9 Jul 1860, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1930, Salt Lick District, Braxton Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Rosetta May DAVIS,   b. CA 1863,   d. 1906, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     3. Nancy Jane DAVIS,   b. 25 Aug 1865, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1943, Copen, Braxton Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Emery Everett DAVIS,   b. CA 1868, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F16474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: consumption - 12 Apr 1867 - New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1864] Death Record - Birth date calculated from age at death.

    2. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

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

    4. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    5. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.
      Identified as Franklin Davis, died of consumption in New Milton on Apr 12 1867, age 28y 2m 6d (= b. Feb 6 1839), b. in Harrison Co, son of Peter & Ann Davis, husband of Ann Davis. Informant: Ann Davis, consort. (Note: Basis for identification of Franklin's wife as Ann was presumably a clerical error resulting from his mother's name Ann. He is known to have been married to Martha Snider.)

    6. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as Franklin Davis, 17, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, son of Peter W. & Ann; and Martha Snider, 17, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of John & Sydney. Married Mar 3 1859.

    7. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.