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  • ID: I1728
  • Name: Samuel (Sampson) Davis
  • Prefix: Col.CSA
  • Given Name: Samuel (Sampson)
  • Surname: Davis
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 5C677C169E40BE4F913D19EE2AAA23111D76
  • Change Date: 15 Jan 2012
  • Note:
    Samuel Davis was Lt. Col, and possibly a Captain in the CSA. He watched his house being burned down by Tinker Dave Beaty, along with his outbuildings, and food stocks. He and his family had to hide in the woods to save his life. According to legend, one of Col. Sam's slave girls heard Tinker Dave bragging in Hilham how he would kill Sam, got on her horse, and galloped back to the farm to warn him.\

    Col Sam lived with Isham Johns(t)on in 1850 when Sam was 15. At this time, it is not known why, unless he was helping on the farm. Isham's wife was Mary, (Polly) Harp and they seemed to have no living children. However, in the 1830 census there was a teen aged female living with them. At this time it is not known who she was. Col. Sam's parents, Elijah Davis and Elizabeth Harp. There was another William Davis, married to an Elizabeth Keene in Overton Co. at the same time, with a son named Samuel Trammel Davis.

    May have bought land in Arkansas along with other Davises, Harps, Bohannons, and Isaac Johnson, in 1854.

    Possible Descendants of William Eliga Davis


    Generation No. 1

    1. WILLIAM ELIGA1 DAVIS. He married ELIZABETH HARP.

    Notes for WILLIAM ELIGA DAVIS:
    1. His name is listed as Eliga Davis on his son Samuel's Death Certificate. Bonnie Edmonds, a descendant, informs me that he was known as W.E. Davis and the W stood for William.

    Notes for ELIZABETH HARP:
    1. Her name is only listed as Harp on her son Samuel's Death Certificate. Bonnie Edmonds, a descendant, informs me that her Christian name was Elizabeth. She married William Dale by 1838.

    Child of Elijah DAVIS and ELIZABETH HARP is:
    2.i.SAMUEL2 DAVIS, b. April 15, 1834, TN; d. August 06, 1918, Overton Co., TN.


    Generation No. 2

    2. SAMUEL2 DAVIS (WILLIAM ELIGA1) was born April 15, 1834 in TN1, and died August 06, 1918 in Overton Co., TN1. He married (1) AMANDA KNOX, daughter of JOSEPH KNOX and HARRIET DENNIS. He married (2) ARMINDA PHILLIPS December 02, 1897 in Overton Co., TN2.

    Notes for SAMUEL DAVIS:
    1. Names of children of Samuel and Amanda are from his Will dated March 23, 1918 and filed August 18, 1918 in Overton Co., TN; 1860, 1870 and 1880 Overton County, Tennessee Census; and Fannie Bell Bilyeu's Eastern Cherokee Application No. 36230, dated 19 August, 1907. Names of children of Samuel and Arminda are from his Will.
    2. Civil War Veteran. Served as a Private, Captain and Lt. Col. in Co. B. 25th Tennessee Regiment, CSA. Drew pension in Overton County, Tennessee.

    More About SAMUEL DAVIS:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN3
    Occupation: Farmer/Soldier3

    More About ARMINDA PHILLIPS:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN4

    Marriage Notes for SAMUEL DAVIS and ARMINDA PHILLIPS:
    1. Married by R.S. Masters, J.P.

    Children of SAMUEL DAVIS and AMANDA KNOX are:
    i.ISHAM J.3 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1854, TN5; m. E. E. SINGLETON, November 02, 1876, Overton Co., TN6.

    Notes for E. E. SINGLETON:
    1. Re: 1870 Overton County, Tennessee Census. There was only one Singleton family listed in this Census.
    Singleton, Peter, 54, m, w, farmer, Va., Louisa, 49, f, w, Va., Malissa A.., 23, f, w, Va., John J., 17, m, w, Va., Elizabeth E., 14, f, w, Va., Luverna W., 10, f, w, Va., Sarah V., 9, f, w, Tn.
    2. Re: 1880 Overton County, Tennessee Census.
    This family is listed as:
    Singleton, Peter, 67, Louisa, 55, Nancy L., 16, Sarah, 19, William E., 7.
    I believe this is E.E. Singleton's family - More research is required.

    ii.WILLIAM B. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1856, TN7; d. Unknown, MO.8.
    3.iii.NANCY E. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1858, TN.
    iv.THOMAS M. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1861, TN9.
    v.MARY ANN DAVIS, b. June 22, 1863, Overton Co., TN10; d. July 06, 1952, Overton Co., TN10; m. JAMES M. BROWN.

    More About MARY ANN DAVIS:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN10

    More About JAMES M. BROWN:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN10

    vi.JOSEPH B. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1866, TN11.
    vii.ROBERT L. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1867, TN11.
    viii.JOHN C. DAVIS, b. Abt. 1870, TN11.
    ix.LUELLA T. DAVIS, b. 1872, Overton Co., TN12; d. 1942, Overton Co., TN12; m. J. BYRD THOMAS, June 13, 1888, Overton Co., TN13.

    Notes for LUELLA T. DAVIS:
    1. Overton County Marriage Book lists her name as Ellen. Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Book lists it as Ella.

    More About LUELLA T. DAVIS:
    Burial: Old Flat Creek Cemetery, Overton Co., TN14

    Notes for J. BYRD THOMAS:
    1. In his book, History, Tennessee, My People and Me Mr Charles S. Eldridge states that Ella Davis and husband Byrd Thomas are buried in the Old Flat Creek Cemetery, Overton County. They are listed as J.B. Thomas and Ella Thomas in the Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Book.

    More About J. BYRD THOMAS:
    Burial: Old Flat Creek Cemetery, Overton Co., TN14

    x.ALBERT L. DAVIS, b. August 10, 1874, Overton Co., TN14; d. March 16, 1950, Overton Co., TN14; m. HOPE DEE BOYD, January 04, 1896, Overton Co., TN15.

    More About ALBERT L. DAVIS:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN16

    Notes for HOPE DEE BOYD:
    1. Overton County Marriage Book lists her name as Boyd, Hopie D.; Charles S. Eldridge in his book History, Tennessee, My People and Me lists it as Hope Dee. Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Book lists it as Hopy D. Boyd.
    2. Andy and Hope are listed next to John S. Boyd 12-28-1847 - 02-05-1936 and Laura A. Boyd
    07-02-1854 - 01-04-1940 in the Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Book. Probably her parents.

    More About HOPE DEE BOYD:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN16

    xi.SAMUEL C. DAVIS, b. October 09, 1878, Overton Co., TN16; d. December 28, 1940, Overton Co., TN; m. (1) MONA ELDRIDGE; m. (2) SARAH LOU NEELY.

    More About SAMUEL C. DAVIS:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN16

    Children of SAMUEL DAVIS and ARMINDA PHILLIPS are:
    xii.JACOB3 DAVIS, m. VADIE BURKS.
    xiii.JAMES K. DAVIS, b. September 17, 1899, Overton Co., TN16; d. February 19, 1919, Overton Co., TN16.

    Notes for JAMES K. DAVIS:
    1. I haven't found anything to suggest that James was ever married.

    More About JAMES K. DAVIS:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN16

    xiv.AMANDA C. DAVIS, b. April 15, 1901, Overton Co., TN16; d. November 18, 1970, Overton Co., TN16; m. JAMES SEVIER HUNTER.

    More About AMANDA C. DAVIS:
    Burial: Holly Springs Cemetery, Overton Co., TN 16

    More About JAMES SEVIER HUNTER:
    Burial: Holly Springs Cemetery, Overton Co., TN 16

    xv.ANDY J. DAVIS, b. June 15, 1903, Overton Co., TN16; d. September 05, 1975, Overton Co., TN16; m. HAZEL BROWN.

    More About ANDY J. DAVIS:
    Burial: Hilham Church of Christ Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN16

    More About HAZEL BROWN:
    Burial: Hilham Church of Christ Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN16

    xvi.EDWARD CARMACK DAVIS, b. July 15, 1906, Overton Co., TN16; d. May 04, 1968, Overton Co., TN16; m. VALLIE GEESLING.

    More About EDWARD CARMACK DAVIS:
    Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, Overton Co., TN16

    Generation No. 3

    3. NANCY E.3 DAVIS (SAMUEL2, WILLIAM ELIGA1) was born Abt. 1858 in TN17. She married HIRAM G. LITTLE July 15, 1877 in Overton Co., TN18.

    Children of NANCY DAVIS and HIRAM LITTLE are:
    i.MARY A.4 LITTLE, b. Abt. 187919.
    ii.HIRAM J. LITTLE, b. Abt. 1880, Overton Co., TN19.


    Endnotes

    1. Tennessee Certificate of Death No. 545, File No. 14.
    2. Marriage Certificate
    3. Tennessee Certificate of Death No. 545, File No. 14.
    4. Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Records, 1795-1975, by Gary Denton Morris.
    5. 1870 Overton Co., TN census for parents.
    6. Overton Co., Tennessee Marriages, 1867 - 1927, by Shawn Gray.
    7. 1860 Overton County, TN census for parents..
    8. History, Tennessee, My People and Me by Charles S. Eldridge, 1991.
    9. 1870 Overton Co., TN census for parents.
    10. Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Records, 1795-1975, by Gary Denton Morris.
    11. 1870 Overton Co., TN census for parents.
    12. Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Records, 1795-1975, by Gary Denton Morris.
    13. Overton Co., Tennessee Marriages, 1867 - 1927, by Shawn Gray.
    14. Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Records, 1795-1975, by Gary Denton Morris.
    15. Overton Co., Tennessee Marriages, 1867 - 1927, by Shawn Gray.
    16. Overton County Roll Call Cemetery Records, 1795-1975, by Gary Denton Morris.
    17. 1870 Overton Co., TN census for parents.
    18. Overton Co., Tennessee Marriages, 1867 - 1927, by Shawn Gray.
    19. 1880 Overton Co., TN census for parents.
  • Birth: 1834 in Overton Co., Tennessee
  • Death: 1918 in Overton Co., Tennessee
  • Burial: Campground Cemetery, Hilham, TN



    Marriage 1 Amanda Jane Malvina? Knox b: 7 MAY 1833 in Monroe, TN
      Children
      1. Has No Children Isham Johnson Davis b: 1854
      2. Has No Children William D. Davis b: ABT 1856
      3. Has No Children Nancy Elizabeth Davis b: 1858
      4. Has No Children Thomas H. Davis b: 1861
      5. Has No Children Mary Ann Davis b: ABT 1863 in Overton County, Tennessee, USA
      6. Has No Children Joseph Bert Davis b: ABT 1865
      7. Has Children Robert L. Davis b: 1867 in Overton Co., Tennessee
      8. Has No Children John Calvin Davis b: ABT 1870
      9. Has No Children Lou Ella T. Davis b: 1873
      10. Has No Children Albert L. Davis b: 1874
      11. Has No Children Samuel Chapin Davis b: 9 OCT 1878

      Marriage 2 Arminda Phillips b: 2 FEB 1862
      • Married: 1 DEC 1897 in Overton County, Tennesee
      Children
      1. Has No Children Franklin Davis b: 1862
      2. Has No Children Jacob Davis b: 1898
      3. Has No Children Amanda Davis b: 1902
      4. Has No Children Andrew Jackson Davis b: 1903
      5. Has No Children Edward Carmak Davis b: 1906

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