Sarah Jane Newman Davis

15 December 1852 - 16 January 1942

90 yrs. old

Second Generation Davis

She was born 15 December 1852 in Ouachita Parish, LA. She died 0n 16 February 1942 in Houston, TX at the home of her daughter Dora Lee Madden with whom she had lived for some time. Her granddaughter Clara Mae Bower remembers her stories about her hair being combed by a house slave. She spoke of her home being taken over by "Yankees" and hated any one from the North until she died. Clara Mae also remembers that she kept a "spit cup" under her bed because she dipped snuff. In her generation it was considered "unlady like" to dip snuff, but as a young lady she defied the rules.

She was buried in Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Aransas Co. Texas beside her husband Andrew Jackson Davis.

She was the second wife of Andrew Jackson Davis His first wife was Julia A. Casterline. Sarah and Andrew were married 7 March 1878 in Bee County, TX. by the Rev. Jonathan Newman.




The Newman Family had been in the United States for some time, but she was the first to come to Texas.

Children of Andrew Davis and Sarah Newman are:

Fannie Catherine

Born 19 September 1883 in Fulton, Aransas Co., TX.; died 28 January 1970 in Baptist Hosp., Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.

Jefferson Davis

Born 02 November 1885 in Fulton, Aransas Co., TX206; died 02 February 1906 in Rockport, Aransas Co., TX.Burial: February 1906, Rockport Cem., Rockport, Aransas Co., TX Buried at: Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Aransas Co., TX.
US Census, 1900: Rockport, Aransas Co., TX, age 13 yrs.

He married Frances Patterson 29 November 1905 in Aransas Co., TX; died Bef. 1914. Had no children by either marriage

Emma Etta

Born 11 December 1888 in Fulton, Aransas Co., TX; died 25 August 1928 in Waco, McLennan Co., TX.

Dora Lee

Born 25 September 1889 in Fulton, Aransas Co., TX; died 19 January 1976 in Houston, Harris Co., TX.

Hattie Vernon

Born 06 December 1892 in Fulton, Aransas Co., TX; died 06 February 1933 in Santa Fe (Alta Loma), Galveston Co., TX.

Arthur Lee

Born 29 July 1894 in Fulton, Aransas Co., TX.; died 23 March 1973 in Fulton, Aransas Co., TX, at his home.


Information provided by Bruce Davis