Doddridge County Roots

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Corley Clarence DAVIS

Male 1878 - 1893  (14 years)


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  • Name Corley Clarence DAVIS 
    Born 27 Dec 1878  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Sep 1893  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Cause: hit by train 
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I57633  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 21 May 2015 

    Father Eli DAVIS,   b. 6 Jun 1851,   d. 26 Jan 1939, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Nancy Jane SMITH,   b. 11 Jun 1851,   d. 11 Oct 1923, Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1874 
    Family ID F23847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: hit by train - 9 Sep 1893 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    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. [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. 134.

    2. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.

    3. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 70 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5048405&Type=Death.
      There are two entries for this death: (1) DR p. 70: Identified as Corley C. Davis, white male, born Doddridge Co, died Sep 9 1893 in West Union, age 14y 8m 12d, cause of death "killed by the train," burial in West Union. (2) DR p. 69: Corley Davis, white male, b. Doddridge Co, died Sep 9 1893 in West Union, age 14, cause of death "Ran over by R.R. train," duration of disease 12 hours, burial in West Union. http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5048412&Type=Death (Note: Age at death in first entry calculates to a birth date of Dec 28 1878, but "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 134, reports birth date as Dec 27 1878, while "West Union WV Cemeteries," p. 42, reports date on headstone as Oct 27 1878. The latter reference also incorrectly reports death date on headstone as Sep 8 1898.)

    4. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).