Doddridge County Roots

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John Smith Keener DAVIS

Male 1845 - 1923  (77 years)


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  • Name John Smith Keener DAVIS 
    Born 10 Nov 1845  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Marriage record shows birthplace as Harrison County, but granddaughter and genealogist Susie Davis Nicholson, p. 159, reports it as Doddridge County.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1870  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1920  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In household of son Boward.
    Died 23 Aug 1923  [2
    Buried Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Local news item, "West Union Herald," Thursday, Oct 14 1915, in its entirety:
      "J. S. K. Davis, of Lick Run, New Milton district, was in the city the other day. He is one of the old citizens who have never changed their locality much, having been born and reared near where he now lives. Mr. Davis is about three score and ten, but few gray hairs adorn his head, and he is as frisky and gay as a 15-year-old boy. For the present, he is selling a preparation of herbs, to preserve youth, but alas for us old, wrinkled and gray fellows, our youth has gone. But as Whittier says:
      "'Ah Well; for us all some sweet hope lies deeply buried from human eyes.'"

      NOTE: The above is a quote from the John Greenlief Whittier 1854 poem "Maud Miller."
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    Person ID I41710  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2012 

    Father Stephen Tharp DAVIS,   b. 3 Sep 1817, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1895, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" JEFFREY,   b. 17 Apr 1819,   d. 4 Jun 1897  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1839  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Jane WILLIAMS,   b. 24 Mar 1848,   d. 21 Dec 1896  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1870  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Irena Bell DAVIS,   b. 15 Jun 1871, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1927, Buckeye Run, Morgansville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Alwilda DAVIS,   b. 4 Mar 1873, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1957, Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Wyman Cole DAVIS,   b. 28 Jan 1875
     4. Elizabeth Ann DAVIS,   b. 27 May 1877,   d. 1928  (Age 50 years)
     5. Malissa Olelia DAVIS,   b. Jul 1879, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1918, Donohue (now Silver Run, near Cairo), Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     6. Stephen Lee DAVIS,   b. 9 Mar 1882,   d. 28 Dec 1896  (Age 14 years)
     7. James C. DAVIS,   b. 5 Jan 1885,   d. 5 Jan 1885  (Age 0 years)
     8. Floreda Gertrude DAVIS,   b. 26 Jul 1886,   d. CA 1960  (Age 73 years)
     9. Boward Oscar DAVIS,   b. 26 Jan 1890, Blandville, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1957  (Age 67 years)
    Family ID F16766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    2. [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. 159.