Our family legend is our relative Jefferson B.(Bluford) Davis is according to my mother a second cousin twice removed from the Famous Jefferson Davis.
I have his obituary on my tree for him. Born Oct 25, 1850 in Illinois and died March 20, 1917 in Kansas.
I'm having an very hard time pinning down any more of the family before him.
The census from 1900 & 1910 that I have attached are correct because I know the other family members, the previous years I have attached I am not positive about.
Everything I have read online about the family of Jefferson Davis says its very hard to find a link of the ancestry lineage.
My mother said her uncle looked just like the picture in her history book as a child of Jefferson Davis. She came home from school and asked her mother "why does this look like uncle John?" and her mother said they were related to Jefferson Davis. This was in the early 1940's.
So anyone with any tips, please contact me and you are welcome to look at my tree. This Jefferson B. Davis is my great grandfather on my maternal side.