Needham L. Davis1

M, #3684, b. 1850
Father*Zion L. Davis1 b. 1827, d. 9 Jul 1864
Mother*Nancy (?)1 b. 1830
Birth*1850 Needham L. Davis was born in 1850 at GA.1 
 He was the son of Zion L. Davis and Nancy (?)1 
Last Edited25 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S54] 1860 Census;.

Pearl Davis

F, #2383, b. 1892
Father*Reuben Davis b. 1870
Mother*Willie Ann Fair b. 6 Jul 1868, d. 3 Mar 1936
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1892 Pearl Davis was born in 1892 at GA.1 
 She was the daughter of Reuben Davis and Willie Ann Fair
Married Name Her married name was Hatfield. 
Last Edited28 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;.

Penny Salonie (Dollie) Davis

F, #1153, b. 1859, d. February 1914
Father*Zacharias Davis b. 1815, d. 11 Feb 1891
Mother*Elizabeth King b. 1825, d. 15 Jul 1895
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1859 Penny Salonie (Dollie) Davis was born in 1859 at Perry, Houston County, GA. 
 She was the daughter of Zacharias Davis and Elizabeth King
MARRIAGE*9 January 1876 She married Jim Dunn on 9 January 1876.1 
Death*February 1914 She died in February 1914.1 
Census*1860 She appeared on the census of 1860 at Pulaski County, GA. 
Census1870 She appeared on the census of 1870 at GA. 
Married Name9 January 1876  As of 9 January 1876,her married name was Dunn.1 
Note*1880  I looked all through Georgia 1880 census and couldn't find this family. in 1880. 

Family

Jim Dunn
MARRIAGE*9 January 1876 She married Jim Dunn on 9 January 1876.1 
Children
Last Edited11 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."

Peyton H. Davis

M, #1263, b. 14 February 1902, d. 26 June 2001
Father*Jessie D. (Pete Issi) Davis b. 9 Sep 1858, d. 6 Apr 1933
Mother*Margaret (Maggie Lee) Champion
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Burial* Peyton H. Davis was buried at Empire, Dodge County, GA.1 
Birth*14 February 1902 He was born on 14 February 1902 at GA.1 
 He was the son of Jessie D. (Pete Issi) Davis and Margaret (Maggie Lee) Champion
Death*26 June 2001 He died on 26 June 2001 at age 99.1 
Last Edited28 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.

Pinkney Davis1

F, #1242, b. 1886, d. 29 April 1956
June 2007 - MVW at Pink's grave.
Father*William (Bill) Davis b. 25 Dec 1852, d. Jun 1890
Mother*Lulla (Lou) Sparrow b. 1854, d. c 1890
Adoptive fatherWarren Hart b. 26 Feb 1845, d. 5 Mar 1908; According to Viola Floyd she was adopted when her natural parents both died within a short time of each other. This is not really true. She simply went to live with them when her living arrangement with Reuben and Willie Ann was upset by Reuben's rape of her sister Nancy. she probably only lived with the Harts for 12-18 months at most before she married John Graham.
Adoptive motherSarah Jane (Sallie) Davis b. 10 Oct 1845, d. 4 Apr 1908
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1886 Pinkney Davis was born in 1886.2 
 She was the daughter of William (Bill) Davis and Lulla (Lou) Sparrow
MARRIAGE*29 April 1900 She married John Graham Jr., son of John Allen (Jack) Graham and Nancy Missouri Hart, on 29 April 1900 at Pulaski County, GA, From this record it appears that Pink married John Graham eight years before he murdered her step parents. This is contrary to Viola Floyd Berryhill's account. The date of the murder is supported by Viola and an account in a local history book. In 1880 the Graham family lived next door to the Harts when John was five and Pink was probably about the same age. MVW 09-01 The saddest part of this story is the example of two innocent Negroes being killed. This was not an isolated occurrance.The 1910 census says they were married eight years putting the date as 1902.

A note from Ed Harmon sheds some more thought on this.
Just returned to my office and found this note.( from his mother Joyce whose papers he was going through) Do not forget that Sallie was John's mother in-law by proxy. If John was a problem at home, he would be in constant jeopardy from the "parents." The Harts may have seen their responsibility to Pink as a very solemn duty, even more so than that to their own children. It might be Margot, that your aunt was right, but not about the time frame. It could be that the Harts had a real problem with John, but it was not before the mirage, it was after. That would explain the murders. If the Harts were encouraging Pink to throw the bum out or leave him, there would be trouble with this bunch. Ed.3,4
JOHN GRAHAM
AND PINK DAVIS GRAHAM
TAKEN ABOUT A YEAR
BEFORE THE MURDER
Death*29 April 1956 She died on 29 April 1956 at Hart Cemetery, Bleckley County, GA.5,2 
Burial*circa May 1956 She was buried circa May 1956 at GA Thanks for the information. I understand John Graham left town later on in life. Do you know where he went? While checking the Hart Cemetery in Bleckley County, I found the grave of Pinkie Davis Graham. It's a concrete slab w/o markings and a small brass marker provided by the funeral home. I am surprised her children didn't provide her a grave with a better marker. Bob.2,5
Married Name Her married name was Graham.3 
Adoption*circa 1899 She was adopted circa 1899 at GA; Apparently she was not offically adopted as she is shown as a "boarder" on the census when she first lives with the Harts. She had been removed from the family of Reuben Davis and placed with the Harts when her sister Nancy, also a ward of Reubin, was raped.6 
CENSUS1910*1910 She appeared on the census in 1910 at GA.4 
CENSUS1920*1920 She appeared on the census in 1920.7 
CENSUS1930*1930 She appeared on the census in 1930 at Bleckley County, GA; A note from Bob Bridger states: John Graham appears in the 1930 GA Census, or at least in the soundex. They have added a 10 th child, Lizzie F., born circa 1925, and still live in Bleckley County. I lose them after that.8
CENSUS 1930
JOHN AND PINK GRAHAM

Family

John Graham Jr. b. 1875, d. after 1956
MARRIAGE*29 April 1900 She married John Graham Jr., son of John Allen (Jack) Graham and Nancy Missouri Hart, on 29 April 1900 at GA From this record it appears that Pink married John Graham eight years before he murdered her step parents. This is contrary to Viola Floyd Berryhill's account. The date of the murder is supported by Viola and an account in a local history book. In 1880 the Graham family lived next door to the Harts when John was five and Pink was probably about the same age. MVW 09-01 The saddest part of this story is the example of two innocent Negroes being killed. This was not an isolated occurrance.The 1910 census says they were married eight years putting the date as 1902.

A note from Ed Harmon sheds some more thought on this.
Just returned to my office and found this note.( from his mother Joyce whose papers he was going through) Do not forget that Sallie was John's mother in-law by proxy. If John was a problem at home, he would be in constant jeopardy from the "parents." The Harts may have seen their responsibility to Pink as a very solemn duty, even more so than that to their own children. It might be Margot, that your aunt was right, but not about the time frame. It could be that the Harts had a real problem with John, but it was not before the mirage, it was after. That would explain the murders. If the Harts were encouraging Pink to throw the bum out or leave him, there would be trouble with this bunch. Ed.3,4
JOHN GRAHAM
AND PINK DAVIS GRAHAM
TAKEN ABOUT A YEAR
BEFORE THE MURDER
Children
Last Edited20 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. Name Pinkney taken from marriage record. She was know in the family as Pink.
  2. [S502] June Adams, Betsy Smith Robin Mullis, Bleckley County, Georgia Cemeteries.
  3. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  4. [S60] 1910 Census;.
  5. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.
  6. [S114] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  7. [S61] 1920 Census;.
  8. [S518] 1930 Census;.
  9. [S579] Ed Harmond, "Harmond," e-mail to MVW, Feb 8 2006.
  10. [S50] 1830 Census;.

Rebecca (Beckann) Davis

F, #1155, b. 1854, d. 2 June 1896
Father*Zacharias Davis b. 1815, d. 11 Feb 1891
Mother*Elizabeth King b. 1825, d. 15 Jul 1895
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1854  1880 Census indicated born in 1855 and tombstone says 1854.1 
 Rebecca (Beckann) Davis was the daughter of Zacharias Davis and Elizabeth King
MARRIAGE*9 August 1868 She married Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart, son of Hardy Hart and Miilly Ann Malone Stokes, on 9 August 1868 at Pulaski County, GA, Married by Shade Graham, J.P. ( I suspect he also was a neighbor.)2 
Death*2 June 1896 She died on 2 June 1896 Doris Dixon says date is June 2 1896. 
Burial*11 June 1896 She was buried on 11 June 1896 at Hart Cemetery, Cochran, Bleckley County, GA, While in the Hawkinsville area, I visited the Hart Cemetery off the Cochran Road. In the cemetery, were the graves of Rebecca (Beckann) Davis Hart (b-1854, d-2 Jun 1896) and Seaborn Madison Hart (b-18 Mar 1854 d-1905). Since I didn't take photos of some of the markers, I probably will go back up there in the spring and finish the job. Bob Bridger.
Census1860 She appeared on the census of 1860 at GA; She is shown as six years old in this census. 
Married Name9 August 1868  As of 9 August 1868,her married name was Hart.2 

Family

Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart b. 19 March 1850, d. 1905
MARRIAGE*9 August 1868 She married Seaborn (Seburne or Cebren) Madison Hart, son of Hardy Hart and Miilly Ann Malone Stokes, on 9 August 1868 at GA Married by Shade Graham, J.P. ( I suspect he also was a neighbor.)2 
Children
Last Edited11 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart", Date on chart is 1977. Pink copy in MVW file.
  2. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.

Reuben Davis1

M, #1158, b. 1870
Father*Zacharias Davis b. 1815, d. 11 Feb 1891
Mother*Elizabeth King b. 1825, d. 15 Jul 1895
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1870 Reuben Davis was born in 1870 at Perry, Houston County, GA, Internet source says born 1863.2 
 He was the son of Zacharias Davis and Elizabeth King
MARRIAGE*25 December 1884 He married Willie Ann Fair, daughter of William Fair, on 25 December 1884 at Pulaski County, GA.3,4 
Anecdote*  According to Jerry's father. When Nancy's mother & father died the children were farmed out and Reubin and his wife, Willie Ann, took in Nancy. Then Reubin got her pregnant and her brothers set out to get Reubin (possibly kill him). Jerry's grandfather, Jesse (Pete) helped him escape to South GA or FL by carrying him on his back down the Granny house (Pete's house) road and across the branch to the main road so that only one set of tracks would show and they, of course, were Pete's. Or so the story goes. Contact was lost and no one really knows where Reubin went. If Pete knew he took it to his grave with him....... JLEE

Margot,

In thinking about this situation......I can remember speaking with another
Davis relative, Barry Bazemore, who is the grandson of Reubin, I think he
was Charlie's son (can you help me out here, do you know whose child Barry
is?). Anyway, they came to see me to get info on the Davis line and I made
a comment on the pregnancy of Nancy by Reubin and she acknowledged that that
is what happened (at the time I had no idea Barry was a grandson of
Reubin's, but the account was in my notes that they were reading) and she
made the comment that they all slept in one bed way back then. They have
contacted me several times since then and they don't even know what happened
to Reubin. They are very interested in finding out anything more about
Reubin's whereabouts too.

Jimmie Lee. 
Census*1870 He appeared on the census of 1870 at GA. 
CENSUS18801880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at GA; Census of 1880 gives age as 12.5 
COURT*2 February 1899  On 2 February 1899 at GA Jimmie Lee Davis wrote the following:
I was going thru some books at the court house the other day and came across the following:
Criminal Docket, Book 2, Pulaski County, Georgia
Attorneys No. Parties Offense Charged Disposition
Sol. Gen. 9 Reubin Davis Adultry & Fornication Feb 2 1899 No arrest
Aug 99 County Court
I assume it was held over for the August 1899 Court, but can't find where it was done. So maybe the story of Pete Davis helping him escape is true. What do you think?
Jimmie Lee

----- Original Message -----
From: Ed Harmon
To: 'Margot Woodrough' ; 'Bridger Bob' ; 'Davis Jimmie'
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 1:13 PM
Subject: RE: Graham
Margot,
This is from my file based on my grandmother's (Mamie Davis Jones) statements to my mother and the actual criminal court records:
Criminal Docket, Book 2, Pulaski County, Georgia
Attorneys No. Parties Offense Charged Disposition
Sol. Gen. 9 Reubin Davis Adultry & Fornication Feb 2 1899 No arrest
Aug 99 County Court
Ruebin and his wife took in Nancy and Pink Davis after their parents (Bill Davis & Lu) died in 1890. Ruebin got Nancy Pregnent and when her brothers came after him, he left the country with the help of Jesse Davis, his brother. Jesse, aparently went to Ruebin's house at night and left carrying Ruebin on his back, so as to make one set of footprints. Ruebin took the alias of Lee Johnson and reportedly moved to Alabama.
Hope this helps you,
Ed. 
Name Variationcirca 1900  Circa 1900 He took this name when he moved away following the rape and arrest warrent. Some said he moved to Jacksonville, but no trace of him has been located.

Note from Ed Harmon on topic. Margot,
After the incident with Ruben, Pink went to live with Warren (Davis). The notes indicate this sequence. Also, please note that the notes indicate that Ruben did not run off and disappear as I have found related in other sources. He moved and assumed the alias of Lee Johnson. 

Family

Willie Ann Fair b. 6 July 1868, d. 3 March 1936
MARRIAGE*25 December 1884 He married Willie Ann Fair, daughter of William Fair, on 25 December 1884 at GA.3,4 
Children
Last Edited5 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."
  3. [S339] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  4. [S337] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  5. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Richard Lee Davis1

M, #2999, b. 15 October 1861, d. 19 April 1938
Father*Zenos Davis1 b. 6 Oct 1815, d. 5 Aug 1897
Mother*Julia Ann Little1 b. 15 Oct 1821, d. 16 May 1898
Birth*15 October 1861 Richard Lee Davis was born on 15 October 1861.1,2 
 He was the son of Zenos Davis and Julia Ann Little.1 
MARRIAGE*2 January 1887 He married Elmira Allen on 2 January 1887 at Pulaski County, GA.1 
Death*19 April 1938 He died on 19 April 1938 at age 76 He is buried in the Floyd Family Cemetery.1,2
Name Variation  Richard Lee Davis was also known as "Boss".1,2 

Family

Elmira Allen b. 12 March 1861, d. 2 November 1930
Child
Last Edited21 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S471] Letter, Doris Dixon to MVW, Feb 29 2000.
  2. [S498] Wiregrass Genealogy Group, Floyd Cemetery.

Robert Davis

M, #1188, b. 29 August 1892, d. 17 July 1956
Father*John Davis b. 15 Oct 1857, d. 13 Dec 1896
Mother*Nancy Jane Buchan b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 23 May 1943
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*29 August 1892 Robert Davis was born on 29 August 1892 at GA.1 
 He was the son of John Davis and Nancy Jane Buchan
Death*17 July 1956 He died on 17 July 1956 at Empire, Dodge County, GA, at age 63.1 
Last Edited18 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.

Rubie Davis1

F, #3640, b. 1909
Father*Lonnie Wilbur Davis1 b. 1887
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1909 Rubie Davis was born in 1909.1 
 She was the daughter of Lonnie Wilbur Davis.1 
Note*2003  Note from Annette Floyd Kaplan: I learned two weeks ago when I was down riding around with Wayne, there is one Davis woman still alive down in that community who can help us straighten out the Davis connection (Papa's mother was a Davis). Her name is Rubye Pope and she is the daughter of Cousin Wilbur and Cousin Mittie Davis. I saw her house off in a distance when I was there but did not connect in my mind to her parents until I got home. 
Last Edited24 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Ruby Davis1

F, #4337, b. 1917
Father*Charles Aron Davis1 b. 13 Apr 1878, d. 1957
Mother*Martha E. Graham1 b. 1875
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
MARRIAGE* Ruby Davis married Paul Whidden.2 
Birth*1917 She was born in 1917.3 
 She was the daughter of Charles Aron Davis and Martha E. Graham.1 
Married Name Her married name was Whidden. 

Family

Paul Whidden
Last Edited13 Mar 2006

Citations

  1. [S60] 1910 Census;.
  2. [S579] Ed Harmond, "Harmond," e-mail to MVW, Feb 8 2006.
  3. [S518] 1930 Census;.

Samuel A. Davis

M, #652, b. 1788, d. say 8 November 1831
Father*Samuel Emory Davis b. c 1755, d. 4 Jul 1824
Mother*Jane Cook b. c 1760, d. 3 Oct 1845
Birth*1788 Samuel A. Davis was born in 1788. 
 He was the son of Samuel Emory Davis and Jane Cook
Death*say 8 November 1831 He died say 8 November 1831.1 
Last Edited21 Aug 1998

Citations

  1. [S375] The Papers of Jefferson Davis.

Samuel Emory Davis

M, #640, b. circa 1755, d. 4 July 1824
Birth*circa 1755 Samuel Emory Davis was born circa 1755.1 
MARRIAGE*1783 He married Jane Cook in 1783. 
Death*4 July 1824 He died on 4 July 1824 This death date is the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It is also the date that both George Wshington and Thomas Jefferson died.1 

Family

Jane Cook b. circa 1760, d. 3 October 1845
Children
Last Edited21 Aug 1998

Citations

  1. [S375] The Papers of Jefferson Davis.

Sara Davis1

F, #2390, b. 1876
Father*William (Bill) Davis b. 25 Dec 1852, d. Jun 1890
Mother*Lulla (Lou) Sparrow b. 1854, d. c 1890
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1876 Sara Davis was born in 1876 at GA.2 
 She was the daughter of William (Bill) Davis and Lulla (Lou) Sparrow
Last Edited9 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Sarah Jane (Sallie) Davis

F, #1154, b. 10 October 1845, d. 4 April 1908
Father*Zacharias Davis b. 1815, d. 11 Feb 1891
Mother*Elizabeth King b. 1825, d. 15 Jul 1895
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*10 October 1845 Sarah Jane (Sallie) Davis was born on 10 October 1845 at Perry, Houston County, GA, Internet source says born 10-10-1848.1 
 She was the daughter of Zacharias Davis and Elizabeth King
MARRIAGE*10 May 1867  On 10 May 1867 at Pulaski County, GA, They were married by Shade Graham. Shade was the uncle of John Graham who confessed to murdering Sallie and Warren Hart in 1908.2 
Burial*1908 She was buried in 1908 at Hart Cemetery, Bleckley County, GA.
Tombstone says "Killed"
Death*4 April 1908 She died on 4 April 1908 at age 62 Murdered. There is a very tragic story here.1 
CENSUS1850*1850 She appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at GA. 
CENSUS1860*1860 She appeared on the census in 1860 at Pulaski County, GA; She is shown as 8 in this census.3 
Married Name10 May 1867  As of 10 May 1867,her married name was Hart.2 

Family

Warren Hart b. 26 February 1845, d. 5 March 1908
MARRIAGE*10 May 1867  On 10 May 1867 at GA They were married by Shade Graham. Shade was the uncle of John Graham who confessed to murdering Sallie and Warren Hart in 1908.2 
Children
Last Edited11 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."
  2. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  3. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Susan Davis

F, #1230, b. 1872
Father*Thomas (Tom) Davis b. 1846, d. Aug 1900
Mother*Martha Ellafair Blount b. 30 Oct 1841, d. 25 Sep 1903
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1872 Susan Davis was born in 1872 at GA.1 
 She was the daughter of Thomas (Tom) Davis and Martha Ellafair Blount
Last Edited8 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Susanah (Susan) Davis

F, #1150, b. 15 October 1857, d. 26 November 1941
Father*Zacharias Davis b. 1815, d. 11 Feb 1891
Mother*Elizabeth King b. 1825, d. 15 Jul 1895
ChartsZachariah Davis
WILLIAM BASSE
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*15 October 1857 Susanah (Susan) Davis was born on 15 October 1857 at Perry, Houston County, GA. 
 She was the daughter of Zacharias Davis and Elizabeth King
MARRIAGE*19 December 1875 She married George Washington Floyd, son of Amos Kinchen Floyd and Anna Luttia Mc Daniel, on 19 December 1875.1 
Death*26 November 1941 She died on 26 November 1941 at age 84.2 
CENSUS1860*1860 She appeared on the census in 1860 at Pulaski County, GA. 
CENSUS18701870 She appeared on the census in 1870 at GA. 
Married Name19 December 1875  As of 19 December 1875,her married name was Floyd. 
CENSUS18801880  The three Floyd brothers lived in a row flanked on each side by members of the Davis family.3 

Family

George Washington Floyd b. January 1854, d. 30 August 1923
MARRIAGE*19 December 1875 She married George Washington Floyd, son of Amos Kinchen Floyd and Anna Luttia Mc Daniel, on 19 December 1875.1 
Children
Last Edited13 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.
  2. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.
  3. [S56] 1880 Census;, T9-0162 p. 419A.

Thomas (Tom) Davis

M, #1145, b. 1846, d. August 1900
TOM DAVIS
TOM DAVIS
TOM (OLDER) DAVIS
HOME
Father*Zacharias Davis b. 1815, d. 11 Feb 1891
Mother*Elizabeth King b. 1825, d. 15 Jul 1895
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1846 Thomas (Tom) Davis was born in 1846 at Perry, Houston County, GA, Another source says born 1844.1 
 He was the son of Zacharias Davis and Elizabeth King
MARRIAGE*18 March 1867 He married Martha Ellafair Blount on 18 March 1867 at Pulaski County, GA.2 
MARRIAGE*before 1897 He married Bettie Stewart before 1897 MVW found an old note saying "wounded in the Civil War and later ran away with Shade's second wife Betty." I believe the note was from Doris Dixon. Evidently Betty was named Stewart then married a Burns then married Shade Floyd and finally ran off with Tom. Here is a note from Bob Bridger to Doris Dixon:

Tom Davis / Shade Floyd / Zachariah Davis


Tom Davis

1843 – Born. I have 1846 taken from census, but also have note saying another source says 1844
1867 – Married Martha Ellafair Blount Davis.
1874 – Zachariah Davis is born.
1888 – 1897 - Tom ran off with Betty Stewart Burns Floyd (Shade Floyd’s
wife) to Alabama, later to return to Rebecca, Turner, GA. and live with Zachariah Davis (his son). Betty dies in Rebecca of TB.
1897+ – Tom married Isabel Isabel – who and how do you know?
1902 – Zach married Elmira Precilla Ross.
1903 – Martha Ellafair Blount Davis died in Rebecca, Turner, GA.
1910 – Census shows Tom & Isabel living with Zach and Elmira.
1910+ Zach ran off to FL and remarried.
1920 – Tom & Elizabeth living in Turner County, GA. Who is Elizabeth?
1920 + Tom died in Rebecca. I have Tom dying in August of 1900 I got this information from papers my aunt had which I believe were completed by Doris Dixon.
1948 – Elmira Ross Davis died in Rebecca.


Shade Floyd


1845 – Shadrick Floyd born.
1866 – Married Martha Elizer “Lizer” Davis. I have her alternate name as Margarete . Came from same “Doris Dixon papers mentioned above.
1888 – Martha Davis dies.
1888 – Marries Betty Stewart Burns. Stewart is a new name – thanks. Do you know more?
1888 – 1897 Betty Floyd runs off with Tom Davis.
1900 – Shade living with Amos Floyd.
1902 – Shade marries Mrs. Polly Hartly Paul. Hartley is a new name to me – thanks.
1916 – Shade dies.
1938 – Polly Paul Floyd dies.3 
Death*August 1900 He died in August 1900.4 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at GA. 
CENSUS18601860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at GA. 
MILITARY*circa 1861 He served in the military circa 1861.5 
CENSUS1880*1880  This family lives next door to William Davis on one side (could be his brother) and the three Floyd brothers, G.W., Shadrack and Amos on the other followed by another Davis named Henry. 

Family 1

Martha Ellafair Blount b. 30 October 1841, d. 25 September 1903
MARRIAGE*18 March 1867 He married Martha Ellafair Blount on 18 March 1867 at GA.2 
Children

Family 2

Bettie Stewart b. circa 1865
MARRIAGE*before 1897 He married Bettie Stewart before 1897 MVW found an old note saying "wounded in the Civil War and later ran away with Shade's second wife Betty." I believe the note was from Doris Dixon. Evidently Betty was named Stewart then married a Burns then married Shade Floyd and finally ran off with Tom. Here is a note from Bob Bridger to Doris Dixon:

Tom Davis / Shade Floyd / Zachariah Davis


Tom Davis

1843 – Born. I have 1846 taken from census, but also have note saying another source says 1844
1867 – Married Martha Ellafair Blount Davis.
1874 – Zachariah Davis is born.
1888 – 1897 - Tom ran off with Betty Stewart Burns Floyd (Shade Floyd’s
wife) to Alabama, later to return to Rebecca, Turner, GA. and live with Zachariah Davis (his son). Betty dies in Rebecca of TB.
1897+ – Tom married Isabel Isabel – who and how do you know?
1902 – Zach married Elmira Precilla Ross.
1903 – Martha Ellafair Blount Davis died in Rebecca, Turner, GA.
1910 – Census shows Tom & Isabel living with Zach and Elmira.
1910+ Zach ran off to FL and remarried.
1920 – Tom & Elizabeth living in Turner County, GA. Who is Elizabeth?
1920 + Tom died in Rebecca. I have Tom dying in August of 1900 I got this information from papers my aunt had which I believe were completed by Doris Dixon.
1948 – Elmira Ross Davis died in Rebecca.


Shade Floyd


1845 – Shadrick Floyd born.
1866 – Married Martha Elizer “Lizer” Davis. I have her alternate name as Margarete . Came from same “Doris Dixon papers mentioned above.
1888 – Martha Davis dies.
1888 – Marries Betty Stewart Burns. Stewart is a new name – thanks. Do you know more?
1888 – 1897 Betty Floyd runs off with Tom Davis.
1900 – Shade living with Amos Floyd.
1902 – Shade marries Mrs. Polly Hartly Paul. Hartley is a new name to me – thanks.
1916 – Shade dies.
1938 – Polly Paul Floyd dies.3 
Last Edited30 Aug 2010

Citations

  1. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  2. [S608] Jimmie Lee Davis, "unknown short title," e-mail to MVW.
  3. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.
  4. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."
  5. [S104] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Tommy Lee Davis1

F, #4333
Father*Charles Aron Davis1 b. 13 Apr 1878, d. 1957
Mother*Martha E. Graham1 b. 1875
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
 Tommy Lee Davis was the daughter of Charles Aron Davis and Martha E. Graham.1 
MARRIAGE*17 September 1892 She married Charles Robert "Bob" Anderson, son of James Anderson, on 17 September 1892.2 
Married Name17 September 1892  As of 17 September 1892,her married name was Anderson. 

Family

Charles Robert "Bob" Anderson
Last Edited19 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S60] 1910 Census;.
  2. [S579] Ed Harmond, "Harmond," e-mail to MVW, Feb 8 2006.

Walker Davis

M, #1254, b. 26 May 1893, d. 4 June 1982
Father*Reuben Davis b. 1870
Mother*Willie Ann Fair b. 6 Jul 1868, d. 3 Mar 1936
ChartsZachariah Davis (#1)
Zachariah Davis (#2)
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*26 May 1893 Walker Davis was born on 26 May 1893. 
 He was the son of Reuben Davis and Willie Ann Fair
MARRIAGE*circa 1919 He married Ruth Simmons, daughter of John Henry Simmons and Sarah Jane (Sallie) Floyd, circa 1919. 
Death*4 June 1982 He died on 4 June 1982 at age 89 He is buried at Bowers Cemetery.1 
Name Variation  Walker Davis was also known as Walker Davis. 
CENSUS1920*1920  In 1920 According to the census his brother Comer age 18 was living with the newly married couple.2 
Note1990  In 1990 According to Aunt Shug, Walker Davis told her about the deathbed confession of John Graham who murdered Warren and Sallie Hart.. 

Family

Ruth Simmons b. 13 October 1894, d. 13 January 1989
MARRIAGE*circa 1919 He married Ruth Simmons, daughter of John Henry Simmons and Sarah Jane (Sallie) Floyd, circa 1919. 
Last Edited17 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.
  2. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Warren W. Davis1

M, #3687, b. 1856
Father*Zion L. Davis1 b. 1827, d. 9 Jul 1864
Mother*Nancy (?)1 b. 1830
Birth*1856 Warren W. Davis was born in 1856 at GA.1 
 He was the son of Zion L. Davis and Nancy (?)1 
Last Edited25 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S54] 1860 Census;.

William Davis1

M, #3691, b. 4 February 1876, d. 26 October 1891
Father*John Davis1 b. 15 Oct 1857, d. 13 Dec 1896
Mother*Nancy Jane Buchan1 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 23 May 1943
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*4 February 1876 William Davis was born on 4 February 1876.1,2 
 He was the son of John Davis and Nancy Jane Buchan.1 
Death*26 October 1891 He died on 26 October 1891 at GA at age 15.2 
Last Edited11 Aug 2004

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.

William (Bill) Davis

M, #1148, b. 25 December 1852, d. June 1890
Father*Zacharias Davis b. 1815, d. 11 Feb 1891
Mother*Elizabeth King b. 1825, d. 15 Jul 1895
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*25 December 1852 William (Bill) Davis was born on 25 December 1852 at Perry, Houston County, GA.1 
 He was the son of Zacharias Davis and Elizabeth King
MARRIAGE*1871 He married Lulla (Lou) Sparrow, daughter of Robert Sparrow and Mary E. (?), in 1871.1 
Death*June 1890 He died in June 1890 at Pulaski County, GA, at age 37 Jimmy Lee and I have been working on some information about Nancy Davis, daughter of William "Bill" (Zacharias' son) & Lulla Davis. They had a number of children when both died in 1890, within 4 weeks of each other. He died of Typhoid and she of childbirth. Bill's brothers and sisters took 4 of the youngest children in. Nancy was farmed out to Reuben & Willie Ann Fair Davis to raise. She was about 8 years old at the time. Sometime before 1900, date unknown, Reuben seduced Nancy and she had a child.
In the 1900 GA Census, Nancy is listed as living with her brother and his wife, John D. & Edith Davis. She later married Kinion Phillips in 1903. The 1910 GA Census does not list the Phillips family with any children born before their marriage date.
In the mean time, Reuben has been run out of town by Nancy's brothers and purportedly changed his name to Lee Johnson and headed South. In the 1900 GA Pulaski Co Census, Willie Ann, Reuben's wife) is raising her family w/o Reuben. Her father, William Fair, has moved in with her. This begs the question, did Reuben change his name to Lee Johnson and where did he go? We do not know when Nancy's child was born, it's name or where it went. Since the child could have gone with any number of relatives, it will be almost impossible to find. Any thoughts? Bob
Here are Jimmie Lee's comments on the topic:
According to Jerry's father. When Nancy's mother & father died the children were farmed out and Reubin and his wife, Willie Ann took in Nancy. Then Reubin got her pregnant and her brothers set out to get Reubin (possibly kill him). Jerry's grandfather, Jesse (Pete) helped him escape to South GA or FL by carrying him on his back down the Granny house (Pete's house) road and across the branch to the main road so that only one set of tracks would show and they, of course, were Pete's. Or so the story goes. Contact was lost and no one really knows where Reubin went. If Pete knew he took it to his grave with him....... JLEE.2 
Death8 July 1890 He died on 8 July 1890 at GA at age 37 From Tad Evans "Pulaski County, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings, Volume IV, 1888-1897", in the newspaper printed "Thursday, July 17, 1890" the following; "Mr. William Davis, a good citizen of this county, died on Tuesday night of last week of typhoid fever. He was about 38 years old, and leaves a family and large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss". Look as if he died 8 Jul 1890. In similar articles, they would say "leaves a husband / wife and children". Since they didn't, I assume Lulu Davis died before he but I was not able to find anything to substantiate this.3 
Note* He Here is a note from Ed Harmon whose mother did a good deal of quality research along with Victor Myrick.

I do not know how much you know about the entire matter, but it is a pretty sordid tale. It all began in 1890 when William "Bill" Davis died of Typhoid in June and his wife Lusia E. "Lu" Sparrow died on July 10, 1890 during child birth. The children were split up and "taken in" by the families of the Zacharias Davis children. As I read the notes, this was the split according to my mother's notes:

Sally Davis and Warren Hart took, Minnie and Willie

Ruben Davis and Ann, took Nancy and Pink

Fannie Davis and Willis took, Fanny

Mary Ann Davis and George Meyer took, George

I do not know where the other children went.

Sometime after the death of the parents Nancy turned up pregnant, Nancy's brother's apparently decided that Ruben had lived way too long and thus Ruben left the country, assuming the alias Lee Johnson. Pink then went to live with Warren & Sally. John Graham was after Pink before she turned 14 and that may have been what the Hart's objected to, John was 26 and Pink 14 when they married. It might also have been that the Hart's did not like the Grahams, period. Daniel Graham, John's grand father looks to have been quite the brigand, with robbery, burglary, theft, murder, etc. to his credit. I do know a Daniel Graham from Georgia, killed his father in-law a Barefoot, in SC and I have found a note that says grandma Barefoot died at near 100 sitting in her rocking chair with her corn cob pipe in her mouth. A pencil note is at the bottom and says related on the Graham side but do not know how. Soooooo it must be the same Daniel. This would also explain my grand mother's comment about the Grahams being the meanest people on the face of the earth.

This weekend I came across a note on a paper in my mother's files. The note was apparently made in the 80s and said

"John Graham having breakfast before going to field to work, fell over dead. Cerebral hemorrhage I think from what Mom says."

If John Graham fell over dead from a cerebral hemorrhage, he did not confess to anything on his death bed!

So now what? It is about as clear as mud.
Ed. 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at GA; He is shown as age 4 in this census.4 
CENSUS18701870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at GA. 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at GA; He is shown in 1880 living with four of his eventual nine children.5 

Family

Lulla (Lou) Sparrow b. 1854, d. circa 1890
MARRIAGE*1871 He married Lulla (Lou) Sparrow, daughter of Robert Sparrow and Mary E. (?), in 1871.1 
Children
Last Edited28 Oct 2007

Citations

  1. [S470] Doris Dixon, "La Verne papers."
  2. [S105] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  3. [S512] Bob Bridger, "Bridger," e-mail to Margot Woodrough, March 2003.
  4. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  5. [S56] 1880 Census;.

William Bosey Davis

M, #1501, b. 27 October 1874, d. 18 May 1890
Father*William Henry Davis b. 31 Jul 1847, d. 30 Jan 1927
Mother*Mary Ann E. Floyd b. 6 Aug 1855, d. 16 Mar 1938
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*27 October 1874 William Bosey Davis was born on 27 October 1874 Faye Dyal gives death year as 1876. she got this from the family Bible. The 1874 date is from the inscription on his tombstone.1,2 
 He was the son of William Henry Davis and Mary Ann E. Floyd
Burial*1890 He was buried in 1890 at Floyd Family Cemetery, Bleckley County, GA.3,2 
Death*18 May 1890 He died on 18 May 1890 at age 15.4,1 
Name Variation  William Bosey Davis was also known as Willie.4 
Last Edited2 Dec 2008

Citations

  1. [S498] Wiregrass Genealogy Group, Floyd Cemetery.
  2. [S537] Faye Dyal, "Faye Dyal," e-mail to Margot Woodrough.
  3. [S502] June Adams, Betsy Smith Robin Mullis, Bleckley County, Georgia Cemeteries.
  4. [S471] Letter, Doris Dixon to MVW, Feb 29 2000.

William D. Davis1

M, #3685, b. 1852
Father*Zion L. Davis1 b. 1827, d. 9 Jul 1864
Mother*Nancy (?)1 b. 1830
Birth*1852 William D. Davis was born in 1852 at GA.1 
 He was the son of Zion L. Davis and Nancy (?)1 
Last Edited25 Jun 2003

Citations

  1. [S54] 1860 Census;.

William Henry Davis1

M, #2996, b. 31 July 1847, d. 30 January 1927
Father*Zenos Davis1 b. 6 Oct 1815, d. 5 Aug 1897
Mother*Julia Ann Little1 b. 15 Oct 1821, d. 16 May 1898
ChartsWILLIAM BASSE
Birth*31 July 1847 William Henry Davis was born on 31 July 1847 at Twiggs County, GA, Birth and death date listed in Bible of James Henry Davis.1 
 He was the son of Zenos Davis and Julia Ann Little.1 
MARRIAGE*1 January 1874 He married Mary Ann E. Floyd, daughter of Amos Kinchen Floyd and Anna Luttia Mc Daniel, on 1 January 1874 at Dodge County, GA.1 
Death*30 January 1927  Dodge County Newspaper Clippings, Vol. IV, page 1964 (January 27, 1927):
Mr. W. H. Davis died at his home near Cross Roads Thursday morning, following an illness of five weeks. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. E. G. Loyd, and interment took place in the Floyd Cemetery, near Empire. Mr. Davis was 79 years old, and had been a resident of this county all of his life. He was a Confederate Veteran, having served his country faithfully during the civil war. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. J. C. Floyd, of Lumber City; and Messrs. James, Jeff, and Monroe Davis, of Eastman
This information received from Faye Dyal.1 
Name Variation  William Henry Davis was also known as Henry Davis.2 
CENSUS1870*1870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at Pulaski County, GA.3 

Family

Mary Ann E. Floyd b. 6 August 1855, d. 16 March 1938
Children
Last Edited9 Jan 2011

Citations

  1. [S471] Letter, Doris Dixon to MVW, Feb 29 2000.
  2. [S164] Unknown subject unknown repository.
  3. [S55] 1870 Census;, Living with parents.

William Jesse Davis1

M, #2389, b. 1874
Father*William (Bill) Davis b. 25 Dec 1852, d. Jun 1890
Mother*Lulla (Lou) Sparrow b. 1854, d. c 1890
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
Birth*1874 William Jesse Davis was born in 1874 at GA.2 
 He was the son of William (Bill) Davis and Lulla (Lou) Sparrow
Last Edited9 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. [S23] Doris Floyd Dixon, "Pedigree Chart."
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.

William Lee Davis1

M, #3037, b. 2 February 1888, d. 2 February 1961
Father*Richard Lee Davis1 b. 15 Oct 1861, d. 19 Apr 1938
Mother*Elmira Allen1 b. 12 Mar 1861, d. 2 Nov 1930
Birth*2 February 1888 William Lee Davis was born on 2 February 1888.1 
 He was the son of Richard Lee Davis and Elmira Allen.1 
Death*2 February 1961 He died on 2 February 1961 at age 73.1 
Last Edited7 Apr 2000

Citations

  1. [S471] Letter, Doris Dixon to MVW, Feb 29 2000.

Zachariah Davis

M, #2382
Father*Reuben Davis b. 1870
Mother*Willie Ann Fair b. 6 Jul 1868, d. 3 Mar 1936
ChartsZachariah Davis
ZACHARIAS DAVIS
 Zachariah Davis was the son of Reuben Davis and Willie Ann Fair
Last Edited1 Jul 1998

Zachariah Davis1

M, #2420
Reference0500
DEED*9 February 1779 Zachariah Davis was shown on a deed on 9 February 1779 at Bute, NC; I am only guessing that father of Zachariah was himself named Zachariah. I have no proof that these are the same people or even that Zachariah was the father of Zach and Zenos.
Here is a record that might be a clue: Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779 9 February 1779
A Deed from Robert Cooper to Zachariah Davis was proved by the oath of Stephen Gupton a Witness thereto & on motion the same is Ordered to be Registered. Perhaps a future researcher will find more information. As Jimmie Lee Davis says: "Zachariah and Zenos divorced their parents".
Margot,
If family folk lore is close to correct, Zachariah and brother, Zenos, walked away from family one Sunday afternoon and came here eventually. But I tend to think like you....perhaps the whole family traveled this way.
The name of Guyton as a last name appears in my family history on my Daniel side. They are way, way distant. But there was someone in Laurens County, (Dublin) Georgia by that name related to my family. Perhaps they were related to the Davis side too. Will have to keep checking it out.
Thanks,
JLEE
----- Original Message -----
From: Margot Woodrough
To: Bob Bridger ; Jimmie Davis ; Jimmie Davis
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:41 AM
Subject: Zachariah
Jimmie Lee and Bob, I've been combing through my Pulaski county Hist one more time and find that in 1818 both Zachariah and Sion Davis paid tax. Sion paid one dollar and change and Zachariah paid less than one dollar. Clearly one of these fellows is our ancestor as our Zachariah was not born yet. 
Note1815 He Zachariah and his brother Zenos were said to have been bound out to Quakers, Tom and Matilde King as children. There is discussion both ways regarding the matter of them being twins. in 1815. 
Note1818  In 1818 The tax rolls for Pulaski County clearly show Zachariah and Sion Davis. One of these fellows was the father of our Zachariah.2 
LOTTERY*1827 He wassuccessful lottery participant A Eanos Davis drew for land in Capt Holiday's Dist # 127 Dist 8 of Lee County. The similarity of the name make me keep this record. No proof at all. in 1827 at Lee, GA.. 
Note*2003  In reference to our conversation about our Zachariah Davis' father being named Zachariah:

As I said before, I thought I had seen a Zachariah Davis in Pulaski County Records in about 1811........the following records come from a book by Lee G. Barrow in 1994:

Early Court Records of Pulaski County, Georgia 1809 - 1825:
on page 142: On Oct. 27, 1815, Zacheriah Davis' name was drawn to serve on the Petit Jury at the next term of this Court.
(page 114 of the minutes of the Superior Court, October 1815)

on page 144: There were two Petit Jurys drawn and Zachariah Davis' name was in the second Jury on Monday, Apr. 22, 1816. (This is listed on page 117 of the minutes for April 1816.)

on page 163: Zachariah Davis was sworn as a juror in place of Philip Whichard. (page 120 of court records for April 1816)

on page 171: October 1816, a John O. Grant was sworn as a Petit Juror in place of Zachariah Davis. (page 178 of court records for October 31, 1816)

on page 31: A list of Petit Jurors shows Zachariah Davis on the list as well as a Hoziah Davis. (no page number listed of court records)

on page 184: Inferior Court minutes, Page 29, July 1812 Inferior Court July 20, 1812. The Court met agreeable to law present the Honorable James M. Taylor, James T. Thomas, Henry Fulgham and Murdoch McLeod.
The Court proceeded to the nomination of magistrates in the several districts in said County. (Then it goes on to list all of them and Capt. Dykes's district is Abraham Yerty and Zachariah Davis, Constables.) This was the earliest record, but I have seen in some of my stuff a date of 1811, I'll keep searching.
And in regards to the fact that so many people agree and disagree about Zachariah and Zenos being twins (we were always told this by Jerry's father and uncles), I wonder if his (Zachariah's) father maybe had a twin. There are records of a Zion Davis and a Hosiah Davis about the 1811's etc.? What are your thoughts about this? (Note from MVW 2006 - I think this may be exactly what it was and I bet even further that it was the earlier Davis who were bound out to Quakers.) 

Family

Children
Last Edited28 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. This name is a guess.
  2. [S2] Harris, History of Pulaski County.