Doddridge County Roots

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Melissa WILLIAMS

Female 1846 - 1911  (64 years)


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  • Name Melissa WILLIAMS 
    Born 7 Oct 1846  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880, 1900  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Aug 1911  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Cause: dropsy 
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I49324  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2018 

    Father Elias WILLIAMS, Jr.,   b. 1823,   d. 15 Jul 1864  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Irena KNIGHT,   b. 31 Jan 1828, Harrison Co, VA (now Marion Co, WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1907, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1846  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Preston DAVIS,   b. 23 Jan 1835, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1895  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1863  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 14 1870:
      Wm. J. Davis, 79, b. NJ, farmer, value of real estate $2000, value personal property $300, unable to read or write; Sam'l P, 34, b. Va, farmer, value of personal property $100, unable to write; Melissa, 33, b. Va, unable to write; Gambol F, 5, b. WVa; Irena C, 3, b. WVa; Emily J, 1, b. WVa.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 4 1880:
      S. P. Davis, 45, farmer; wife M, 38 (33 ?); son G. F., 15; dau I. C., 13; dau E. J., 11; dau C. C., 7; son S. T., 4; son S. P. Jr., 2 months.
      NOTE: Based on the name and age, C. C. Davis, listed as a daughter, would be son Charles C. Davis. Whereabouts in this census of daughter Experience, born in 1871 according to her birth record, are not known.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 18 1900:
      Malissa Davis, 53, b. Oct 1847, widowed, mother of 7 children (5 still living); dau Catharine Ford, 33, b. Nov 1866, married, mother of 3 children (all still living); granddau Nina Ford, 4, b. Sep 1895; granddau Pearle Ford, 3, b. Apr 1897; grandson Dana Ford, 2, b. May 1898; son Stephen Davis, 24, b. May 1876, single, farmer.
    Children 
    +1. Floyd Gamble "Bub" DAVIS,   b. Mar 1865, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1913, Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    +2. Katherine Irene "Kate" DAVIS,   b. 29 Nov 1866, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1952, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Emily Jane DAVIS,   b. 29 Nov 1868,   d. 1 Nov 1920, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +4. Experience "Sperry" DAVIS,   b. 13 Jul 1871, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1909  (Age 38 years)
     5. Charles C. DAVIS,   b. 23 Mar 1873, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1891, Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +6. Stephen T. DAVIS,   b. 30 May 1876,   d. 18 Sep 1940, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Samuel Preston DAVIS, Jr.,   b. 10 Apr 1880, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1883, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Family ID F20320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    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. 97.

    3. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 34, Line 22 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5044995&Type=Death.

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