Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Peter W. DAVIS

Male 1809 - 1894  (84 years)


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  • Name Peter W. DAVIS 
    Born 28 Mar 1809  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1850, 1860  [2, 3
    farmer 
    Census 1870  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1870  [4
    wheelwright 
    Occupation 1876  [5
    chair maker 
    Died 18 Jan 1894  [1
    Buried Greenbrier 7th Day Baptist Cemetery, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I43657  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2017 

    Father George J. DAVIS,   b. 7 Feb 1790, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1868  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Catherine DAVIS,   b. 1788, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1869  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1807  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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  [1
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 7 1850:
      Peter W. Davis, 41, farmer; Ann, 39, cannot read/write; Eleanor, 20, cannot read/write; Amaziah, 18; Rosetta, 15; Franklin, 9; Ezra, 4; Christopher C, 1.
      All born in Virginia except for Eleanor, who was born in Ohio.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 30 1860:
      P. W. Davis, 50, farmer; Ann, 50; E. (male), 13; C. C. (maile), 11; M. J. (female), 10.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Aug 9 1870:
      Peter W. Davis, 61, wheelright; Ann, 59; Christopher C, 21; Ottilla, 21.
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor DAVIS,   b. 6 Nov 1829, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1904  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Amaziah S. DAVIS,   b. 8 Jan 1832,   d. 19 Jan 1889  (Age 57 years)
    +3. Rosetta DAVIS,   b. 1835, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896  (Age 61 years)
    +4. Franklin DAVIS,   b. 6 Feb 1841, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1867, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +5. Ezra F. DAVIS,   b. 1846, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1921, South Norfolk, Norfolk Co (now city of Chesapeake), VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +6. Christopher Columbus DAVIS,   b. CA 1849, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1893  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +7. Mary Jane DAVIS,   b. 11 May 1851, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F17644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Melissa Jane MCCLOY,   b. CA 1861, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1922, Coal District, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1876  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Notes 
    • 1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District):
      Peter W. Davis, 71, farmer; wife Melissa J, 18; dau Ilea S, 1.
    Children 
     1. Ilea S. DAVIS,   b. CA 1879
    Family ID F19567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenbrier 7th Day Baptist Cemetery, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    43657_DAVIS_PeterW_1870Census_DoddridgeCoWv_NewMiltonDist_9Aug1870.jpg
    43657_DAVIS_PeterW_1870Census_DoddridgeCoWv_NewMiltonDist_9Aug1870.jpg

  • 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. 71.

    2. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

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

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

    5. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    6. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 212.
      Identified as Peter W. Davis, widowed, 66, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, son of George J. & Catharine Davis, occupation chair maker; and Melissa Jane McCloy, 15, b. & res. in Doddridge Co, dau of John & Harriet McCloy. Married Sep 7 1876.