Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: Murphy Davis information
Post Date:September 02, 2012 at 05:31:41
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Forum:Texas Genealogy Forum
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Iím not related to any member of this family.
1940 is the last available census at this time.

Need DOB + birthplace for Ida Pace Holland Davis

Need DOB + birthplace for Sarah Louise Norris

Need 1st names + DOB's + birthplaces for all children.

TX Vital Records -
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903. Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas. However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926. However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930ís or early 1940ís. This means some records reside only in the local registrarsí files and not with the State.

I hope this information is helpful to you.


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1900 -
Name: Ida Davis
Age: 30
Birth Date: Apr 1870
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 8, Hopkins, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Murphy Davis
Marriage Year: 1889
Years Married: 11
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 5

Murphy Davis 49, 10/50 ARK - farmer
Ida Davis 30,
Pery S Davis 15, 12/84 TX
Bart L Davis 3, 1/97 TX
Elonzo B Davis 6/12, 4/00 TX
Samuel Holland 9, 12/90 TX - s/son

You wrote - ".... where my grandpa and his siblings".
WHO is grandpa???

marriage record -
Groom's Name: Murphy Davis
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Ida Holland
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 16 Jan 1896
Marriage Place: , Lamar, Texas
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:

California Death Index 1940 Ė 1997 = FREE SITE
Motherís maiden name is sometimes listed