Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

William B. "Buckeye Billy" DAVIS

Male 1807 - 1896  (88 years)


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  • Name William B. "Buckeye Billy" DAVIS 
    Born 30 Oct 1807  Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Died 24 Jun 1896  Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I49485  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Father Jesse DAVIS,   b. 18 May 1788, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1823, Harrison Co, VA (now Doddridge Co, WV) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Hannah DAVIS,   b. CA 1784, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1880  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Married 11 May 1806  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha HUGHES,   b. 6 Apr 1809,   d. 21 Mar 1893  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1826  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Sep 26 1850:
      William B. Davis, 52, farmer, value of real estate $1,200; Martha, 41; Jonathan H, 14, cannot read/write; Granberry, 11; Marion (male), 9; Alvin M, 7; Sarah A, 5; Leah E, 2; Amaretta, 1.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 20 1860:
      Wm. B. Davis, 52, farmer, value of real estate $1,500; value of personal estate $270; M. (female), 50; A. (male), 17; S. A. (female), 15; L. E. (female), 13; A. (female), 10; M. (female), 5. All born in Virginia.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant Twp), enumerated on Jul 15 1870:
      Wm. B. Davis, 62, farmer, value of real estate $700, value of personal estate $500; Martha, 61, cannot read/write; Manerva, 15; Thos. E, 13. All born in Virginia except for Thomas, born in Ohio.
      NOTE: Since Thomas was not with this family in 1860, and in light of his Ohio birthplace, it is unlikely that he is a child of William and Martha.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Grant District), enumerated on Jun 11 1880:
      William B. Davis, 72, farmer; wife Marthy, 71, medical condition asthma, cannot write.
    Children 
     1. Polina A. DAVIS,   b. 1 Feb 1827, Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1906, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Johnathan H. DAVIS,   b. 9 May 1836, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1915, Knoxville, Knox Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Greenberry L. DAVIS,   b. 11 Jul 1838, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1891, Knoxville, Knox Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. Marion Hughes DAVIS,   b. Sep 1840, Grant District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1913  (Age ~ 72 years)
     5. Alvin Marcellus DAVIS,   b. 3 Dec 1842, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1908, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Sarah Ann DAVIS,   b. 24 Mar 1845, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1897, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     7. Leah Ellen DAVIS,   b. 3 Jun 1847, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1867  (Age 20 years)
     8. Amaretta DAVIS,   b. 6 May 1850,   d. 14 Nov 1872  (Age 22 years)
     9. Minerva L. DAVIS,   b. 5 Mar 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1939, Monongalia Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F20392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Oct 1807 - Salem, Harrison Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jun 1896 - Salem, Harrison 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. 45.

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

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

    4. [S2107] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Grant Twp).

    5. [S2108] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Grant District).