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  • ID: I50088
  • Name: John Davis 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1774 in probably North Carolina
  • Death: ABT 1846 in Indiana
  • Census: 1802-09 Knox Co., KY tax lists
  • Census: 1810 Knox Co., KY, p. 81 (636)
  • Census: 1820 Whitley Co., KY, p. 112
  • Event: Change of residence Moved to Indiana in the early 1820's
  • Note:
    From a letter written by Benjamin Swift Sexton (as copied by Patricia O'Connor):

    "So now I will give a short account of the Davis Family as it was given to me, but I have no account of any of them emigrating from the old world (Europe) But the account of them was that James Davis emigrated from Virginia in an early day and settled and located in
    Whitly County Kentucky. But I have no account to give of any of his family except his son John. And his son John married Rebecca Davis and five children were born unto them in Whitley County Kentucky, namely, Polly, Patsy, William, Abigail and Linie. So Joel Sexson and Abigail Davis were raised up a large part of the time from childhood to manhood and woman hood in the same vicinity. Which appears to be the time of life for those of the opposite sex to fall in love with each other. But about the time that Abigail Davis was arriving at woman hood her father and her grdfather: John and James Davis emigrated to Indiana. And her father John Davis settled down on Little Indian Creek in Monroe County, Indiana about one mile southwest of Bunavista. On a farm that was formerly known as the Seth Tatum farm, but it is known now as the Henry Teague farm.

    But before the Davis family left Kentucky, the bonds of love had grown so strong which bound the hearts of Joel Sexson and Abigail Davis together that distance was no barrier to the gallant young mountaineer.

    And about A. D. 1822, he mounted on horseback and hastened over to the Hoosier state to see his sweetheart. And Daddy evidently meant business for he married Mamma and they mounted on horseback. And Daddy took her back with him to his old Kentucky home. And they lived in Whitley County Ken(tucky) until three children were born..............."

    --------and then they moved back to Indiana and finished raising a family.--------




    Father: James Davis , Sr. b: ABT 1752
    Mother: M. \\

    Marriage 1 Rebecca (Lovins?)
    • Married: ABT 1795
    Children
    1. Has Children Anna (Ann) Davis? b: ABT 1797 in Buncombe County, North Carolina
    2. Has Children Martha "Patsy" Davis b: ABT 1800 in Knox County, Kentucky
    3. Has Children Mary "Polly" Davis b: ABT 1800 in North Carolina
    4. Has No Children William Davis b: ABT 1803 in Knox County, Kentucky
    5. Has Children Abigail V. Davis b: 18 DEC 1805 in Knox County, Kentucky
    6. Has Children Belinda (Linie) Davis b: 8 FEB 1808 in Knox County, Kentucky

    Sources:
    1. Title: Knox County, Kentucky Tax Lists
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: 1802-1809
    2. Title: Child's death record
      Repository:
      Media: Official Document
    3. Title: Letter written by Benjamin Swift Sexton about the Sexton & Davis families of Whitley Co., KY
      Repository:
      Media: Letter

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