Posted By:virginia rains
Subject:Re: Jim Davis and Aztec Princess
Post Date:April 11, 2012 at 15:00:47
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Forum:Bladen County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I have found Jim in several of the census records for Bladen Co. My granddad was alive at the time that I found the information and confirmed that the children listed were children of his ggreat grandfather.

1850 census
James Davis age 50
Disey age 37 female
Margaret age 20
Claiborne age 19
Owen age 15
Sarah J. age 12
Streety age 11
Susan age 8
Eliza age 6
Maulsey age 4 female
William J. age 2

1860 census
James age 57
Owen age 22
Sarah J. age 20
Streety age 19
Susan age 18
Eliza age 16
Molcy age 13
William J. age 12
James McK. age 10
John R. age 7
Dacy A. age 4

1870 census
James Richardson age 65
Mary J. age 42 (new wife)
Sarah J. age 30
Susanah age 27
Eliza age 25
Moley age 22
McKay age 20
Doctor age 11
LLoyd Bizzell age 3
Emily J. age 1

1880 census James Davis age 81
Mary Davis age 52
Susan age 40
J. R. Davis age 27
Ellen Clark age 20 - was told that she was an illegitimate daughter but have
not verified this information.
LLoyd B. Davis age 13
Emely Davis age 11

In his will recorded in Bladen County, James listed that his wife was Mary Jane and the sons listed were James McKay and John Richardson. Daughters listed were Sarah Jane, Margaret Harris, Eliza, Susy, and Molly. He listed G. W. Davis as his grandson. The will was dated June 4, 1871 and executed October 5, 1886.

Jim's children married the following people:

*Margaret (b. about 1830 - d. June 8, 1906) married Tommie L. Harris
*Streety b. 1840 married Sallie Davis b. 1836
*James McKoy (b. about 1850 d. Sept. 16, 1907) married Sarah Davis 1870 (b. 1847 d. Nov. 12, 1915)
*John Richardson Davis (b. March 1, 1853 d. Oct. 24 1924) m. Melvina Suggs
*Lloyd Davis married Ella Mae Davis 1st.
*Emma (Emily) married John Tatum

Most records that I have found list Jim's birthday around 1799/1800 even though this does not match family oral history of his birthday being earlier.

Was your Billy married to Patience Hall? I have not been able to find any information on Jim or Billy's parents. I would love to know if they are related.