Doddridge County Roots

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Rhoda DAVIS

Female 1808 - 1901  (93 years)


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  • Name Rhoda DAVIS 
    Born 26 Mar 1808  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Central District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1900  New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1900, listed as mother-in-law in household of daughter & son-in-law Kiziah & Thomas W. Noble. She appears to have enumerated twice in this census.
    Residence Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 10 Sep 1901  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Middle Island 7th Day Bapt Cem, Sugar Camp, New Milton, Doddridge Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I44279  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2012 

    Father Peter DAVIS,   b. 16 Sep 1783, Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1873, Greenbrier Run (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Sarah "Sally" DAVIS,   b. 8 Jul 1786, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1842  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1802  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amaziah BEE,   b. 15 May 1805, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1894, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 18 May 1826  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Susie Davis Nicholson, in "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," pp. 67-68, lists seven children for this family, omitting Eleanor. She states:

      "There appears to be missing children between the first and second. This has to be, we think, the family that lost seven children to diphtheria and buried them in a little plot by the stream where Tom's Fork meets Meathouse Fork Creek. When I was a child, this little cemetery stood just north of the iron bridge that spanned Meathouse Fork. The bridge was washed away in the flood of 1950 and was replaced by a cement bridge.
      "The cemetery was enclosed with a plank fence and was overgrown with weed and brambles. I well remember the story as told by the Alvin Randolph family, who lived nearby, of how a BEE family had had their children reaped early by the dread disease and had buried them there by the stream. It is very probably that the nearby Middle Island Cemetery had not yet been established. The children must have been buried there in the 1830's. This could have been none other than the children of Amaziah & Rhoda.
      "The board fence, briars, brambles and bridge are gone now, and few in the area remember the story of the family's tragic loss. Sheep graze over the little knoll where a single unmarked stone stands as a sentinel to mark this tragedy of the past." [5, 6, 7, 8]
    Children 
     1. Eleanor BEE,   b. CA 1825,   d. 15 Mar 1869, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     2. Susanna BEE,   b. CA 1828
     3. Joshua A. BEE,   b. Jun 1838, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1914, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     4. Lida Anne BEE,   b. 29 Mar 1840, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1890  (Age 50 years)
     5. Kisiah BEE,   b. 18 Aug 1843, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1937  (Age 94 years)
     6. Emily J. BEE,   b. 20 Mar 1845, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1914, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Catharine Louise BEE,   b. 28 Feb 1847, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1932, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Mahalia BEE,   b. CA 1852,   d. 25 Nov 1898, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Family ID F14241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870, 1900 - New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Sugar Camp (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    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. [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. 67.

    2. [S2077] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton District).

    3. [S283] Ritchie County in History and Romance, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (McClain Publishing Co, Parsons, WV, 1990), p. 280.

    4. [S1792] Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (1985)).

    5. [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. 68.

    6. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    7. [S1590] Death record of daughter.

    8. [S283] Ritchie County in History and Romance, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (McClain Publishing Co, Parsons, WV, 1990).