Doddridge County Roots

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Riley George DAVIS

Male 1837 - 1863  (26 years)


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  • Name Riley George DAVIS 
    Born 4 Jan 1837  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1858  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Physical Description 5'7", light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair  [3
    Occupation carpenter  [4
    Military Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (KIA)  [3
    • Records show that Riley G. Davis enlisted in Company A, 14th W.Va. Infantry, in West Union on Aug 14 1862. He mustered in on active duty at Wheeling on Aug 23 1862. In October 1862, he was home sick on furlough in Doddridge County. On April 25 1863, he was shot in the abdomen at the Battle of Greenland Gap. The bullet penetrated his bowels, and he died of wounds the next day.
    Died 26 Apr 1863  Greenland Gap, Grant Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Greenland Gap, Grant Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I50149  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2018 

    Father Jesse J. DAVIS,   b. 16 Apr 1812, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1904  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Huldah DAVIS,   b. 3 Aug 1816,   d. 6 May 1900  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 May 1833  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann H. MAXSON,   b. 5 Jun 1840, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1909, West Edmeston, Madison Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1858  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Notes 
    • 1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 25 1860:
      R. G. Davis, 23, carpenter, value of real estate (blank), value of personal estate $25; Margaret (sic), 21; F. M. (male), 7 months. All born in Virginia.
      NOTE: Riley G. Davis' wife was Mary Ann Maxson, mother of their son Francis Manville Davis. Her name being entered here as Margaret is an apparent clerical error.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton Twp), enumerated on Aug 13 1870:
      Gideon Maxson, 55, farmer, value of real estate $748, value of personal estate $971; Mary A. Davis, 29, value of real estate $1000, value of personal estate $100; Manville Davis, 10; Viola Davis, 9.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 9 1880:
      Mary A. Davis, 40, widowed; dau Viola H. Davis, 19, single; father Gideon Maxin, 65, widowed.
    Children 
     1. Francis Manville DAVIS,   b. 11 Nov 1859, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Viola H. DAVIS,   b. 27 May 1861, Miletus (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1939, Des Moines, Polk Co, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Leander DAVIS,   b. 6 Aug 1862,   d. 24 Oct 1862  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F20696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Apr 1863 - Greenland Gap, Grant Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenland Gap, Grant 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. 129.

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

    3. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

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

    5. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as George Rily Davis, 21, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, son of Jesse & Hulda; and Mary A. H. Maxon, 18, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of Gideon & Katharine. Married Dec 9 1858.