Posted By:Julia
Subject:Descendants of JEREMIAH R. & MERCY DAVIS
Post Date:February 26, 2001 at 20:54:42
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Forum:Howard County, IA Genealogy Forum
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Seeking information on JEREMIAH R. DAVIS, born Feb. 8, 1802 in Rensselaer Co., NY and died in 1898 in Berlin, Green Lake Co., WI. He married MERCY DAVIS in Alfred, Allegany Co., NY on Jun. 12, 1824. She was born Jan. 26, 1805 -- probably in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., NY where her 3 older siblings were born, and died Mar. 28, 1874 in Milton, Rock Co., WI.

Mercy was the daughter of WILLIAM DAVIS, JR. born in Westerly, RI and MIRIAM COON, born in Petersburg, NY.

Jeremiah and Mercy had 10 children; Miriam, Jeremiah, Pardon, Joseph, Joshua, Lavinia, Sarah, Susan, William and Julius. Their 2nd child was born in Hornellsvill, Steuben Co., NY -- I don't know the birthplace of the others.

I am desecended from JOSEPH DAVIS, son of Jeremiah R. and Mercy Davis. He was born Mar. 3, 1830 -- probably NY. He married LUCINDA COON (parents unknown). They had two children while living in Wisconsin; ELIZABETH b.c. 1856, and ERVILLE, b. Apr. 13, 1857. Their third child, FLORA, was born c.1858 in Waterloo, Iowa. Lucinda died in 1860. Joseph served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and sometime after, it is thought he married EMILINE JANE YATES, who had been previously married to SIDNEY HURD.

I am next descended from ERVILLE W. DAVIS who married ADEILA LOYD (dau. of PROSPER LOYD). She was born Jun. 17, 1856 in Vernon Springs, IA. Erville and Adeila had 6 children; MURIEL, ELWIN, ROY, FLORA, JOE and RUTH.

ELWIN JULIUS DAVIS was born Mar. 4, 1883 in Cresco, Howard Co.,IA. His family moved to Idaho, near Weiser, at some point. He married DELIA IDA RANSIER (dau. of HENRY HARRISON RANSIER and IDA MAE GONSER) in Washington Co., ID on Jul. 7, 1908. After living in Idaho for many years, they moved to the Yamhill Valley in Oregon. They had a total of six children, two still living.

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