The Davis Family Connection

The Davis Family Before Texas

John (E)? Davis Sr. & Susan Patterson

John (E.?) Davis, Sr. was born 23 September 1783 in SC. He died Bef. 1850 in MS. He married Susan Patterson Abt. 1808 in VA, TN, or SC. She was born Abt. 1788 in VA or SC.3, and died Abt. 1875 in SC.

The 1830 Pickens, South Carolina Census #251 John Davis shows the following information:

1 male 5 & under Warren Ransom Davis Born in 1828

1 male 5 to 10 Thomas Henry Davis Born in 1826
2 male 10 to 15 Andrew Pickens Davis Born in 1816 & John E. Davis Born in 1820

1 male 20 to 30 Sidney Henry Davis Born in 1809
1 male 40 to 50 John (E?) Davis, Sr. Born in 1783

1 female 5 & under Susan?Caroline Davis Born in 1825

1 female 5 to 10 Rebecca Davis Born in 1822
1 female 10 to 15 Susan Davis Born in 1818
2 female 15 to 20 Elizabeth Davis Born in 1814 & Malinda Davis Born in 1812
1 female 30 to 40 Susan Patterson/Davis Born abt 1788

1 male slave 24 to 36

The US census in 1850 have him liste in Pickens District, SC.

Notes for Susan Patterson:
US Census, 1850, Pickens Western Dictrict, SC, 55 years old.
US Census, 1860, Pickens Western District, SC, 72 years old.
US Census, 1870, Oconee Co., SC.
The were married Abt. 1808, VA, TN, or SC. The marriage date based on birthdate of youngest known child.
(Letters in posession of Bruce G. Davis indicate that she was very conscious of her age. It is highly probable that she lied to Census takers either intentionally or inadvertently over the years. In a letter review but not kept by Bruce, it states she died in SC about 1875 at the age of 96 years which would have placed her birth in 1779. [DavisBruce2.FTW])

More about Susan Patterson:

She was buried Abt. 1875, Prob Oconee Co., SC. (Fact 1: LDS AFN 4QXF-6C.3)
US Census, 1830: Pickens Western District, SC.

US Census, 1850: 1850, Pickens Western District, SC. US Census, 1860: 1860, Pickens Co., SC, age 72 yrs. US Census, 1870: 1870, Oconee Co., SC, age 76 yrs.

The children of John Davis and Susan Patterson are enumerated as:

i. John E. Davis, (Jr.?), born 27 June 1816 in Old Pendleton Dist., SC.; died Bet. 1868 - 1870 in Near Palestine, Anderson Co., TX?.

ii. Andrew Pickens Davis, born 13 January 1820 in Old Pendleton Dist. (Pickens Co.), SC.; died 02 December 1908 in Kendalia, Kendall Co., TX..

iii. Susan? Caroline Davis, born abt. 1825 in Old Pendleton District, S. C., In 1860 Pickens, 1870/1880 Oconee Co., S.C.; died 28 October 1905 in Silver Brook Cem., Anderson, S. C., See Keowee Courier 11/8/1905 Per Hiram Honea.

iv. Thomas Henry Davis, born 06 June 1826 in Old Pendleton Dist., SC.; died 26 October 1887 in Visalia, Tulare Co., CA..

v. Warren Ransom Davis, born 01 March 1829 in SC.; died 27 September 1911 in Bob Doherty Ranch, Hanford, Kings Co., CA..