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Emily DAVIS

Female 1841 - 1896  (55 years)


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  • Name Emily DAVIS 
    Born 12 Mar 1841  West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Birthplace given in obituary as West Union, but marriage record shows it as Harrison County. Both locations could be correct, since Doddridge County was formed in 1845 from parts of Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie and Lewis counties. In 1841, the town of West Union was in Harrison County.
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Moberly, Randolph Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence SINCE 1873  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Apr 1896  Moberly, Randolph Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • "Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia," p. 108, incorrectly reports death place as West Union. But her obituary clearly states that she died at her home in Moberly, Missouri, and that "Mrs. JenningsĀ’ remains will at once be taken to the place of her birth, West Union, West Va., for interment, and will be accompanied by her husband and son, Messrs. Hiram and John B. Jennings."
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Person ID I78449  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2015 

    Father John S. DAVIS,   b. 10 Feb 1804,   d. 5 Jul 1855  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Esther F. RANDOLPH,   b. 31 Oct 1810,   d. 7 Feb 1894  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1827  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hiram JENNINGS,   b. 21 Feb 1840, Somerset Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1901, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1860  West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. William JENNINGS,   b. 1 Apr 1861,   d. 29 Feb 1864  (Age 2 years)
     2. John B. JENNINGS,   b. 9 Jan 1863, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Clara L. JENNINGS,   b. CA 1865, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Edward JENNINGS,   b. 14 Sep 1869,   d. 23 Dec 1870  (Age 1 years)
     5. Howard JENNINGS,   b. 25 Jan 1875,   d. 26 Jan 1875  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F33577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1841 - West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1860 - West Union, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Moberly, Randolph Co, MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1896 - Moberly, Randolph Co, MO 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. [S5] Headstone.

    2. [S14] Obituary.

    3. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    4. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 130 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11790842&Type=Marriage.

    5. [S5] Headstone.
      AT REST
      Mrs. Emily Jennings Passes Away
      Mrs. Emily Jennings, wife of our townsman, Mr. Hiram Jennings died at her home in this city late yesterday afternoon, after a short illness. She was taken sick Monday evening.
      Mrs. Jennings was about 55 years of age. She was born in West Union, West Virginia, and came to Missouri in 1873. She leaves a husband, Mr. Hiram Jennings, and two children, Mrs. Clara L. Irwin of Kansas City, and Mr. John B. Jennings of the Mechanics Bank and also city treasurer of the city of Moberly. Deceased was a member of the Davis and Randolph families of Virginia.
      The funeral sermon will be preached at the Methodist Episcopal Church tonight by Rev. Robert White, and Mrs. JenningsĀ’ remains will at once be taken to the place of her birth, West Union, West Va., for interment, and will be accompanied by her husband and son, Messrs. Hiram and John B. Jennings.
      In the death of this most estimable lady the husband loses a loving and true wife, the children an affectionate mother and the best friend they ever can have, the community a most estimable and exemplary member, and Christianity a bright, consistent worker, one whose example may well be taken as a pattern.
      Mrs. Jennings was a good woman, one, who was ever ready to do her part and lend a helping hand to all good deeds, with the additional virtue that she made no parade of her good works, but did it in a quiet, unostentatious, ladylike way.
      Moberly (Mo.) Daily Monitor, April 4, 1896

    6. [S1752] Obituary - At home.

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

    8. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    9. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 130 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11790842&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Hiram Jennings, 20, b. Somerset Co Pa, res. West Union, son of Moses & Rhoda A., occupation merchant; and Emily Davis, 19, b. Harrison Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of John S. & Esther. Married Jun 5 1860 in West Union, ceremony by J. S. Hall.