Pat Davis has made great
progress on the earlier "Brickwall" (see "Original"
January 25, 2003 -Pat Davis
I still have some brick
walls but do have some new information to add to the history:
Thomas Davis b. ca. 1725 England
d. 1788 Bedford Co., PA and Mary Davis b. ca. 1725 England
d. betwn. 1810-1820 Bedford
Co., PA came to the USA circa 1769 and settled in Colerain Township
(later changed to Southampton
Twp) where Thomas was a farmer/miller/weaver.
William Davis b. 1756 England
Elizabeth b. ca. 1758-65 (married a Mr. Gee)
Sarah b. ca. 1761-68 (married a Mr. White after 1789)
(See Last Will and Testament of Thomas Davis, proved 1789 -
William Davis b. 1756 England
- d. circa 1843 Bedford Co., Southampton Twp., PA served in the
Revolutionary War from 3/1777
through 3/1781. Upon his return he married Mary "Polly"
b. ca. 1750. William was
William Davis b. 1783
Isiah Davis b. ca. 1782
John and James
are my roadblocks.
We believe that James probably
died prior to 1818 (per the Application for Pension re: Rev.
War filed by
William b. 1756). It is
possible that John moved to Belmont Co., OH but this is very
iffy at this time,
he may have stayed in Bedford
Isiah married after 1810
but before 1818 to Unknown. They moved to Maryland after 1820
but by 1830
were residing in Muskingum
Co., OH. They had at least 12 children. Names unknown.
We lose him after the 1840
William b. 1783 d. 1863
Jackson Co., OH married Maria Putt b. 1785 d. 1855 Jackson Co., OH was the
daughter of Henry Putt
and Sarah Shoup. They moved to Maryland with brother, Isiah,
but returned to
Bedford Co. prior to 1830,
in 1833 they moved to Muskingum Co., OH and in 1836 moved on
to Jackson Co.,
OH where they remained until
James b. 1813
Henry b. 1815
William b. 1817
Eliza b. 1820
Mary Ann b. 1821 PA d. 1823 PA (at Town Creek)
Lewis b. 1822
John b. 1827
Matilda b. 1828
Sarah b. 1832
Levi b. 1833
James b. 1813 married Mary
A. Wilslby/Wiesman b. 1819. They moved from Ohio to Hancock Co.,
circa 1848 and after 1860
the family moves either to Arkansas or Missouri. By 1900 James
residing in Sarcoxie, Jefferson
Co., KS. (They had 4 children):
Henry Davis b. 1815 married
Mary Ann Tyler and they moved to Hancock Co., Ill.
in 1846 and had 8 children. Henry was a steamboat pilot, miller
and later farmer.
William b. 1817 married
an Emily Unknown and resided in Muskingum Co., OH and later in
OH. He had 2 daughters -
he was a steamboat captain, engineer, pilot and built steamboats.
Eliza b. 1820 married William
S. Myrick and moved to Iowa. They had 8 children.
William was a cooper by
John b. 1827 married Susan
he was a farmer and miller with his father and 2 brothers.
After his father's death
in 1863 he went to work for a large mill and became its superintendent
in Jackson Co., OH. They
had 2 daughters.
Sarah b. 1832 married Hilliard
and moved to Iowa - they resided next door to her sister, Eliza
and William Myrick.
Sarah and Hilliard had 6 children. Hilliard was a farmer.
Levi Davis b. 1833 married
Malinda Burris - he was a farmer and miller but after his
death he moved to Kansas
where he ran an inn/hotel and is last found in the 1900 Kansas
They had 8 children.
Matilda Davis b. 1828 married
Andrew Starr who was a farmer. They resided in Jackson Co.,
OH and had 9 children.
Lewis Davis b. 1822 married
Rebecca Williams. He was a steamboat captain and at one
time a partner in a mill.
They had no children.
I have much of the descendant
information but am still "blocked" by John and James
sons of William Davis
Any info is appreciated.
SD74114@aol.com Pat Davis
Original - (Feb. 18, 2000)
I am searching
for dates, parents / siblings, etc. for William Davis
and Maria Putt of Bedford County, Pa.
grandfather was Henry Davis, born in 1815 to William and Maria
in Bedford Co., Pa. I believe he had
William, born in 1816. I think they may have lived in Hopewell
Twp. I also believe that a neighbor,
Esquire, was William Davis' father.
In 1833, William and Maria
loaded up their family and moved to Zanesville, Ohio. I believe
that both William and Maria Davis,
1840 -1850. Their son, William Davis, remained in Ohio and was Captain
on a number of steamboats.
His brother, Henry, was a pilot on a steamboat for 4 years then
moved to Jackson Co., Ohio, where he married and ran a
In 1846, Henry Davis and his wife, Mary Ann Tiler (Tyler),
moved to Illinois.
From a review
of the 1820 Bedford Co. census, it appears that Henry and William
had at least one other brother and a sister.
William Davis, I believe, had 3 other brothers and one sister.
I would appreciate
any help with my "brickwall", namely; William and Maria
Putt / Davis.
Who were their
parents and siblings, etc.?
I believe that
Maria's father was Henry Putt and mother was Sarah Shoup,
but I have not been able to accurately verify that
Henry Putt was a resident and shown in the 1810 and 1820 Bedford
Co. census records also. Since
was not born until 1815, I am forecasting that the William Davis
shown in 1810, and the Henry Putt
shown in 1810,
are William Davis and Maria Putt's fathers.
I have had
this brickwall for a lot of years - my grandfather loved to tell
stories but was real short on names. When asked his grandfather's
name he would just say he didn't know him well. Unfortunately
my father is the last Davis male in this line.
I would love
to be able to get his history before he passes on (he is in excellent
health, but one just never knows), he is very
but lives in a very small town with few genealogical resources.
If you you can help fill
in some details, or perhaps you have major additions to offer,
please send your comments, questions, or suggestions directly
to Pat Davis at :