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Posted: 1038466396000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1084767014000
I am desperately trying to find info on Silas Davis b. about 1800, married Johanna Schoonhoven Van der Mark in eastern Ohio about 1820. The lived near Gettysburg, Ohio at the time of their deaths (1837 and 1839 of cholera, 5 children also died of cholera). I have not been able to find proof of whether they were in Darke or Preble county. Their son Henry and some of his siblings moved into Indiana after the parents death. Is anyone able to help?!

Re: Davis-Ohio

Posted: 1038579458000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1075330903000
Surnames: DAVIS
Would you happen to know which part of Indiana their children moved to after their deaths? I have a Hiram W. Davis who was born in OH and moved to Bartholomew Co, IN . He was born abt. 1820. I have unable to figure out who his parents or siblings are. In 1855 Hiram and his family moved to Iowa.
Does any of this sould familiar?

Re: Davis-Ohio

Posted: 1038580772000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1046312818000
Surnames: Davis, DeMoss
I think the Silas Davis you have may be a father to my Silas Davis. Part of the history I have was given to me by another family member and I don't think it is entirely correct, but here is what I have. I hope we can connect!

(I have a Silas DAVIS born in KY but married in Preble Co., OH., and at some point moved to Rush Co., IN)

Silas DAVIS JR was born in 1795 in McAfee Station, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY. He died between 1868 and 1875 in Elwood, Madison Co., IN. He was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Elwood, Madison Co., IN. Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery is located Southeast of Elwood just weat of State Road 37 on 1550. An old Church once stood opposite the Cemetery.

Silas DAVIS JR was married to Ruth DEMOSS (daughter of Peter DEMOSS and Mary MELLINGER) on 30 Dec 1819 in Preble Co., OH. Ruth Demoss found in:
Family Archive #400 Marriage Index: Selected
Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850
Married: Dec 30, 1819 in: Preble Co., OH
Spouse: Davis, Silas
Gender: F More: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film #
0564963. Ruth DEMOSS was born in 1789 in Nelson, KY. She died in 1871 in Elwood, Madison Co., IN. She was buried in 1871 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Elwood, Madison Co., IN. Silas DAVIS JR and Ruth DEMOSS had the following children:

I. John DAVIS was born in 1822 in Preble Co., OH.

John DAVIS was married to Malinda Jane DOBBINS on 17 Oct 1844 in Rush Co., IN. Malinda Jane DOBBINS was born in 1827 in Indiana. John DAVIS and Malinda Jane DOBBINS had the following children:

A. John Lihu DAVIS was born in 1845 in Indiana. He died on 6 Nov 1920 in Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., Indiana.

B. Margaret DAVIS was born in 1846 in Indiana.

C. Ruth DAVIS was born in 1847 in Indiana.

II. James DAVIS was born in 1824 in Preble Co., OH.

James DAVIS was married to Elizabeth ????. Elizabeth ???? was born in 1825 in Virginia. James DAVIS and Elizabeth ???? had the following children:

A. William DAVIS was born in Jul 1850 in Indiana.

III. Charles DAVIS was born in 1826 in Preble Co., OH. He died in Aug 1917 in Kanas. He does not have a headstone, but is buried beside Jemima at Fariview Cemetery north of Fulton, KS.

Charles DAVIS was married to Jemima Ellen MOTT (daughter of Samuel S MOTT and Euphemia OLDHAM) on 30 Jan 1845 in Rush Co., IN. Jemima Ellen MOTT was born on 17 Sep 1827 in Ohio. She died on 22 Feb 1893 in Fulton, Bourbon Co., Kansas. Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Ft Scott, Kansas Charles DAVIS and Jemima Ellen MOTT had the following children:

A. James Clinton DAVIS was born on 25 Dec 1845 in Rush Co., IN. He died on 3 Aug 1929 in Alexandria, Madison Co., IN. He was buried on 6 Aug 1929 in Parkview Cemetary, Alexandria, Madison Co., IN.

B. Amanda DAVIS was born on 31 Oct 1848 in Rush Co., IN. She died on 6 Dec 1938 in Fulton, Bourbon Co., Kansas. She Nickname Mandy.

C. Sarah DAVIS.

D. Martha DAVIS.

E. Eliza Jane "Jennie" DAVIS was born on 9 Feb 1863 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN. She died on 16 Nov 1946 in Ft Scott, KS. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fulton, KS.

F. William Silas DAVIS was buried in Clarksburg Cemetery, Ft. Scott, KS. He resided in Fort Scott, KS. Married, no children.

Re: Davis-Ohio

Posted: 1038779477000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1084767014000
Dear Barbara, I'm afraid that our Silas Davis' are two different people. My Silas died in 1839 in OH, his children went to IN. Thank you for replying. Roxane

Re: Davis-Ohio

Posted: 1038779708000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1084767014000
Dear Kelly, I'm sorry, but I don't believe that your Hiram is part of my family. I do have a Hiram, but he was born well after yours in IN and never left the state. Thank you for replying. Roxane

Re: Davis-Ohio

Posted: 1039028522000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1134533349000
Surnames: Davis, Schoonover, Pugh, Allison, Morse, Wood
I have Davis' in Washington county Ohio who came there from Massacheuts and North Hampshire. I'll look back and see if there was a Silas from any siblings of my Dudley Davis.
I also have a Davis married to a Schoonover. My Schoonovers moved acrossed the border of West Virginia to Ohio. Was your Johanna's maiden name Van Der Mark or was she a Schoonover?
I'm also very interested in your last name Henke as I am trying to find the origin of my G-G-G grandfather John H. Henneke. Maybe it's mispelled on my G-G grandmothers marriage license. My Henneke was married three time and lived in Ripley county Indiana. I'm searching for his marriage to Maria Geesey, mother of my Mary E. Henneke.
Email me at maybe we can connect these families. Reann

Re: Davis-Ohio

Posted: 1330098621000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Davis
Do you have any information on if Silas owned any slaves or if he had any connection to Azariah Davis who later lived in what is now Todd County, KY. I am trying to help someone place his slave ancestor whose name was Silas Davis spelled the same way. He has been told that Silas was with a Davis and then moved to another family in Todd named Phillips out of Bourbon County who also settled in Todd County. We are trying to place which Davis line. We have some suspicions of another Davis family but had to ask with the same name. Any info would be helpful
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