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Re: William Davis m. dau. of Chief Black Fox
Posted by: Donald Panther-Yates Date: August 08, 2001 at 09:24:31
In Reply to: Re: William Davis m. dau. of Chief Black Fox by Melba Lambert Straigis of 43428

William Davis did have a daughter named Nancy but I show her married to William Proctor. Below is all my information on William Davis (who was considered a chief, too) and his descendants. Let me know what you think.
Don Panther-Yates
Descendants of Mary Ann Black


Generation No. 1

1. MARY ANN2 BLACK (CHIEF BLACK1 FOX) was born Abt. 1765. She married (1) ---------- POGUE. She married (2) WILLIAM DAVIS Abt. 1780. He was born 1753 in Hanover Co., Va., and died August 19, 1848 in Maynards Cove, Jackson Co., Ala..

Notes for MARY ANN BLACK:
The marriage to "Pogue" may be a misreading of a record.

More About MARY ANN BLACK:
Ethnicity/Relig.: Fullblood Cherokee, Paint Clan

Notes for WILLIAM DAVIS:
William Davis was a Revolutionary War soldier, perhaps the same as the William Davis who applied for pension money in Fleming Co., Ky. in 1818 & 1819, giving his age as 60. This Davis family would appear to be Scots-Irish, early mixed with Indian. Gen. John Sevier (governor of Tennessee, 1796-1801) listed "Davis" as a prominent Chickamauga chief. On William Davis' tombstone in Proctor Cemetery, Maynards Cove, Jackson Co., Ala. is: Alabama Pvt Lindsy's Va Regt. Rev. War. William Davis lived to be 95.

More About WILLIAM DAVIS:
Fact 4: Revolutionary Soldier
Military service: Abt. 1776, Enlisted Capt. Nie Lewis Co., Col. Lindsay's Regt., Va. line
Pension: July 06, 1842, Filed for pension, cert. #31986 issued Sept. 18, 1842, Ala. agency.
       
Children of MARY BLACK and WILLIAM DAVIS are:
       i.       INFANT3 DAVIS.
       ii.       THOMAS DAVIS.
       iii.       PASMORE DAVIS.
       iv.       JAMES DAVIS.
2.       v.       LUCIA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1784, Va.; d. Abt. 1865, Jackson Co., Ala..
       vi.       MARY (POLLY) DAVIS, b. 1782, Norfolk, Va.; d. March 23, 1810, Norfolk, Va.; m. ------ SCOTT (?).
3.       vii.       JANE (JENNIE, VIRGINIA) DAVIS, b. January 07, 1786, Kentucky (?); d. January 18, 1865.
4.       viii.       DR. CHIEF WILLIAM ALEXANDER DAVIS, b. 1790.
       ix.       RHODA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1795; m. JOHN HOLLAND.
5.       x.       NANCY DAVIS, b. July 21, 1795; d. February 28, 1844, Jackson Co., Ala..
       xi.       MYRA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1800; m. JAMES HOLLAND.


Generation No. 2

2. LUCIA3 DAVIS (MARY ANN2 BLACK, CHIEF BLACK1 FOX) was born Abt. 1784 in Va., and died Abt. 1865 in Jackson Co., Ala.. She married WILLIAM POLSON.
       
Child of LUCIA DAVIS and WILLIAM POLSON is:
       i.       SARAH4 POLSON, b. May 23, 1821; d. June 12, 1864; m. SAMUEL ROREX; b. November 22, 1809.

3. JANE3 (JENNIE, VIRGINIA) DAVIS (MARY ANN2 BLACK, CHIEF BLACK1 FOX) was born January 07, 1786 in Kentucky (?), and died January 18, 1865. She married JEREMIAH PROCTOR March 27, 1805 in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky (?), son of MICAJAH PROCTOR and ELIZABETH BRANK. He was born 1777 in Albemarle County, Va., and died September 08, 1839 in Maynards Cove, Jackson County, Ala..

Notes for JANE (JENNIE, VIRGINIA) DAVIS:
The Davises were supposed to be mixed blood (part Cherokee) pioneers on Sand Mountain. The cemetery in Langley is named after them.

More About JANE (JENNIE, VIRGINIA) DAVIS:
Burial: Maynards Cove, Jackson Co., Alabama
Comment 1: 1865, Buried in Proctor Cemetery, Maynards Cove, Alabama
Ethnicity/Relig.: Half-blood Cherokee

Notes for JEREMIAH PROCTOR:
The Family Bible of Jeremiah Proctor was blown away in the storm that struck Jackson County, Alabama in the year 1932. Some leaves were saved. Jeremiah Proctor was a soldier in the War of 1812 and seems to have moved to Alabama after the war. Both the Proctors and Coopers came from Montgomery Co., Kentucky, according to the Jackson County genealogies. Around 1800 Jeremiah was living nearby his father Micajah in eastern Kentucky, probably in what became Garrard Co. They are both listed on the tax rolls 1792-1801. Proctor is a well-known Cherokee name. "The Last Cherokee Warrior" was William Proctor in Indian Territory, 1850s. Proctor is probably originally an English name (Isle of Wight?), through the Latin. It means "prior" or "overseer." Jeremiah Proctor is listed in the Jackson Co., Ala. census of 1830, p. 91. He died in 1839.

More About JEREMIAH PROCTOR:
Comment 1: 1839, Buried in Proctor Cemetery, Maynard's Cove, Jackson Co., Ala.
Fact 4: 1830, Jackson Co., Ala., p. 91
Residence: Maynard's Cove, Jackson Co., Ala.
       
Children of JANE (JENNIE and JEREMIAH PROCTOR are:
       i.       ELIZA4 PROCTOR, d. Arkansas; m. --------- COWGER, 1820.
       ii.       WILLIAM DAVIS PROCTOR, b. Abt. 1806, Kentucky; d. 1844; m. MALISSA ------------.

Notes for WILLIAM DAVIS PROCTOR:
William Davis Proctor moved to Huntsville, Arkansas and drowned in 1844.

       iii.       MARY B. PROCTOR, b. 1807, Perry County, Ala.; m. WILLIAM TUBBS.
       iv.       MICAJAH ALEXANDER PROCTOR, b. October 07, 1808, Jackson County, Ala.; d. August 02, 1881; m. MARGARET MINERVA DAVIS, Abt. 1840; b. Abt. 1818.
       v.       ROBERT TINKER PROCTOR, b. November 19, 1814, Lincoln County, Tenn.; d. December 21, 1890; m. MARGARET L. THOMAS.
6.       vi.       CLARISSA PROCTOR, b. Abt. 1819, Tennessee; d. September 10, 1885, DeKalb County, Ala..
       vii.       ELIZABETH ANN PROCTOR, b. 1824, Jackson County, Ala.; d. Arkansas; m. REUBEN WILMOUTH.

Notes for REUBEN WILMOUTH:
Reuben and Elizabeth went to Arkansas.

4. DR. CHIEF WILLIAM ALEXANDER3 DAVIS (MARY ANN2 BLACK, CHIEF BLACK1 FOX) was born 1790. He married (1) SUSAN MORGAN Bef. 1820. He married (2) MARY BURNS Abt. 1830, daughter of CHIEF BURNS and AKY LOWREY. She was born Abt. 1804.

Notes for DR. CHIEF WILLIAM ALEXANDER DAVIS:
A daughter by his first wife, a white woman, is said to have disavowed her father because he married an Indian woman. After the death of his new father-in-law Arthur Burns, William Alexander Davis became chief of the Cherokee in Jackson County, inheriting the North Sauty reservation near Blowing Cave comprising 640 acres. He sold this just before the Cherokee removal. (Source: The Heritage of Jackson Co., Alabama). In 1838, the family went over the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma.

More About DR. CHIEF WILLIAM ALEXANDER DAVIS:
Ethnicity/Relig.: Halfblood Cherokee, Paint Clan
Fact 1: 1817, Signed Treaty of July 8 as Young Davis, between Charles Hicks and Saunooka
Fact 2: 1835, Henderson Roll
Fact 3: 1835, Signed Treaty of New Echota as Wm. A. Davis

More About MARY BURNS:
Ethnicity/Relig.: Halfblood Cherokee (Oolootsa), Holly Clan
       
Children of WILLIAM DAVIS and MARY BURNS are:
       i.       CYNTHIA PACK4 DAVIS, b. 1830; m. JOHN THOMPSON MAYES; b. Abt. 1826; d. Abt. 1863.

Notes for CYNTHIA PACK DAVIS:
Source: Emmet Starr, Oolootsa 1-1-1-7-1-1

More About CYNTHIA PACK DAVIS:
Ethnicity/Relig.: One-quarter Cherokee
Fact 4: 1902, thru 1907, Dawes Roll, card 739, roll 2056

       ii.       LAURA CORNELIA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1832.

More About LAURA CORNELIA DAVIS:
Fact 4: 1851, Drennan Roll: Flint Dist., 231

       iii.       SARAH OPHELIA DAVIS, b. Abt. 1834; m. JAMES ALLEN MAYES; b. 1832; d. Bef. 1902.

Notes for SARAH OPHELIA DAVIS:
120. JAMES ALLEN5 MAYES (NANNIE4 ADAIR, WALTER BLACK WATT3,
NANCY2 LIGHTFOOT, JOHN1) (Source: Emmet Starr, Adair 1-1-2-3-4.) was born c
1830. He married (1) RUTH SPRINGSTON (Source: Emmet Starr, E Starr, 406.). She was
born c 1840. He married (2) ANNIE FOSTER (Source: Emmet Starr, E Starr, 406, 563.). She
was born c 1840. He married (3) SARAH OPHELIA DAVIS (Source: Emmet Starr, Oolootsa
1-1-1-7-1-3.), daughter of WILLIAM DAVIS and MARY BURNS. She was born c 1830.

More About JAMES ALLEN MAYES:
1851 Drennan roll: Flint, 354

More About SARAH OPHELIA DAVIS:
Fact 4: 1851, Drennan Roll: Flint Dist., 231

More About JAMES ALLEN MAYES:
Fact 4: 1880, Census CN: Saline, 706

7.       iv.       JOHN LOWREY DAVIS, b. Abt. 1836.
       v.       WILLIAM HENRY DAVIS, b. Abt. 1838; m. ELIZA LOWREY; b. Abt. 1846.

Notes for WILLIAM HENRY DAVIS:
Source: Emmet Starr, Oolootsa 1-1-1-7-1-5

More About WILLIAM HENRY DAVIS:
Fact 4: 1851, Drennan Roll: Flint Dist., 231

Notes for ELIZA LOWREY:
Source: Emmet Starr, Ross 1-1-1-5-2-7, Oolootsa 1-1-1-2-7-7. Bird Clan (Ghi-goo-ie).

       vi.       GEORGE WASHINGTON DAVIS, b. Abt. 1840.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON DAVIS:
Fact 4: 1851, Drennan Roll: Flint Dist., 231

       vii.       MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS, b. Abt. 1842; m. (1) ROBERT HARRISON AKIN (ADKINS?); b. Abt. 1836; m. (2) THEODORE FREELAND FOLSOM; b. Abt. 1836.

More About MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS:
Fact 4: 1851, Drennan Roll: Flint Dist., 231

Notes for ROBERT HARRISON AKIN (ADKINS?):
Source: Emmet Starr, 371.

5. NANCY3 DAVIS (MARY ANN2 BLACK, CHIEF BLACK1 FOX) was born July 21, 1795, and died February 28, 1844 in Jackson Co., Ala.. She married WILLIAM PROCTOR March 03, 1814. He was born July 23, 1792, and died November 1837.
       
Children of NANCY DAVIS and WILLIAM PROCTOR are:
       i.       CYNTHA M.4 PROCTOR, b. April 28, 1816.
       ii.       WILLIAM ALEXANDER DAVIS PROCTOR, b. March 11, 1819; d. Aft. 1860, Taney Co., Missouri?.
       iii.       MARY ANN G. PROCTOR, b. February 21, 1821.
       iv.       ELIZABETH I. PROCTOR, b. October 08, 1823.
       v.       ELIZA A. PROCTOR, b. October 18, 1825.
       vi.       SUSAN CAROLINE PROCTOR, b. November 01, 1830; d. November 10, 1902, Love Co., Okla.; m. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HUDGINS; b. July 1827.
       vii.       FRANCIS MARION MONTGOMERY PROCTOR, b. August 31, 1834.


Generation No. 3

6. CLARISSA4 PROCTOR (JANE3 (JENNIE, VIRGINIA) DAVIS, MARY ANN2 BLACK, CHIEF BLACK1 FOX) was born Abt. 1819 in Tennessee, and died September 10, 1885 in DeKalb County, Ala.. She married JOHN (JOHNNIE) SHANKLES Abt. 1834 in Maynards Cove, Alabama, son of GEORGE SHANKLES. He was born Abt. 1814 in Tennessee (Franklin Co.?), and died December 13, 1885 in DeKalb Co., Ala..

More About CLARISSA PROCTOR:
Ethnicity/Relig.: Cherokee (?)
Fact 4: Grandmother: Mary Ann Black

Notes for JOHN (JOHNNIE) SHANKLES:
Apparently the John Shankle who bought land 22 Feb. 1837 in Jackson Co., Ala., Twp. 3, Range 5E, Section 10, between Big Coon Creek and the Tennessee River on Sand Mountain. In 1852, he settled land on S27 T6 R8 belonging to Thomas Baker. He was a Baptist minister, according to the Annie Coleman Proctor Memorial Collection (vol. 24, p. 29). John and Clarissa lived on Sand Mountain. According to descendant Sheron Griffin Mumaugh, they came to Alabama from Franklin Co., Tenn., probably with the Cunningham family. She believes John's father's name was George. According to others, the John Shankle family came from Jackson Co., Tenn. The John Shankle family was listed in the 1866 DeKalb County census on T6 R8E. Next door was their son Samuel Shankle, his new wife Dovy Lackey, and her son from a previous marriage, Seaborn Fossett.

More About JOHN (JOHNNIE) SHANKLES:
Ethnicity/Relig.: Father: George Shankle (?)
Fact 4: 1866, In T6 R8E, Dekalb Co., Ala.
Occupation: Baptist minister
Residence: Sand Mountain, Alabama
       
Children of CLARISSA PROCTOR and JOHN SHANKLES are:
       i.       SARAH5 SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1835.
       ii.       ROBERT SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1836; m. JULIA ASHBERRY, October 29, 1856, DeKalb Co., Ala..
       iii.       WILLIAM T. SHANKLES, b. August 18, 1837, Alabama; d. May 05, 1888, Fort Payne, Ala.; m. PERLINA CUNNINGHAM, July 21, 1858, DeKalb Co., Ala.; b. Abt. 1841, Alabama.

More About PERLINA CUNNINGHAM:
Residence: Rawlingsville, DeKalb Co., Ala.

       iv.       JESSE G. SHANKLES, b. February 1839; m. (1) FANNY JANE NEWTON; m. (2) ELLEN WOOTEN, Abt. 1865, Dekalb Co., Ala.; b. Abt. 1841, Georgia (or South Carolina?); d. Aft. 1900.
       v.       MARY E. SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1842.
       vi.       HANNAH SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1843; m. STEPHEN M. HASTINGS, JR., March 02, 1860, Jackson County, Ala..

More About HANNAH SHANKLES:
Fact 4: 1870, DeKalb Co. T 5 R 8 as Hannah Shankle

       vii.       JAMES SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1844; d. April 1860.

Notes for JAMES SHANKLES:
James Shankles drowned at the age of 17, acc. to the Mortality Schedule for 1860.

       viii.       SAMUEL G. SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1846, Alabama; d. January 05, 1902, DeKalb Co., Ala.; m. (1) CAROLINE LITTLE, July 10, 1862, DeKalb Co., Ala.; m. (2) DOVEY ADELINE LACKEY, September 04, 1866, DeKalb Co., Ala.; b. March 14, 1845, Georgia; d. June 05, 1888, DeKalb Co., Alabama; m. (3) ELVIRA (VIRA) FRAZIER, September 06, 1888.

Notes for SAMUEL G. SHANKLES:
On his headstone are words: Co. D.I. Ala. & Tenn. Vid.-Cav. Go up Sylvania Gap Road from Ft. Payne to Old Cemetery Road to reach Old Antioch Church. The John Shankle family was listed in the 1866 DeKalb County census on T6 R8E. Next door was their son Samuel Shankle, his new wife Dovy Lackey, and her son from a previous marriage, Seaborn Fossett.
Like many non-slave-holding Southerners, Samuel Shankles fought on the Union side during the Civil War. He served in Company D, First Alabama Tennessee Vidette Cavalry.

More About SAMUEL G. SHANKLES:
Comment 1: Buried in Antioch Cemetery, DeKalb Co. with Civil War record
Ethnicity/Relig.: 1/2 Cherokee
Fact 4: 1880, Jackson Co., Ala., Kirbys Mill, ED 124, sht 14, age34

Notes for CAROLINE LITTLE:
The Littles were neighbors of the Lackeys outside Valley Head.

Notes for DOVEY ADELINE LACKEY:
Her parents may have been John S. (or L.) and Lucinda Lackey, both born about 1815 in North Carolina. They lived in Rawlingsville on Sand Mountain by 1860. Dovie may have been adopted by them, or alternatively they both may have adopted the Lackey name. She was married to the boy next door, Milligan Fossett, at the age of fourteen, in 1860. She remarried to Samuel Shankles. In the 1866 Census she is living with him as his wife with her son Seaborn Fossett in Tsp. 6 Range 8E next door to Samuel's father and mother, John and Clarissa Shankle on Sand Mountain. She named her first daughter Lucinda after her mother. She is buried as "Seaborn Fossett's mother" in the Fossett plot of the Robertson Chapel cemetery in Rainsville. Her name is variously given as Dody, Dicey, Dovy, Dixie, Dora and Lovina. "Dovie Adeline" is on her tombstone, and one of her granddaughters was named Dovie Palestine Goble, apparently after her. She died at the age of 43. Dovy may have been an indication of her clan, Bird.

More About DOVEY ADELINE LACKEY:
Comment 1: 1888, Buried in Fossett plot of Robertson Chapel cemetery as Dovie Adeline Shankle
Comment 2: 1880, Called Dora A. Shankles in census
Comment 3: 1870, Called Adaline, 23, in census
Ethnicity/Relig.: Cherokee, probably fullblood
Fact 4: 1866, Married Samuel Shankles as Dicey or Dody Fosset

More About ELVIRA (VIRA) FRAZIER:
Comment 1: Buried Old Antioch Church up Sylvania Gap Rd. from Fort Payne, Ala.

       ix.       CATHARINE SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1849.
       x.       MARTHA J. SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1851; m. THOMAS B. SKELTON, August 12, 1872, Jackson Co., Ala..
       xi.       LUCINDA P. SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1853.
       xii.       DELILAH A. SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1857.
       xiii.       ELLEN S. SHANKLES, b. Abt. 1858.

7. JOHN LOWREY4 DAVIS (WILLIAM ALEXANDER3, MARY ANN2 BLACK, CHIEF BLACK1 FOX) was born Abt. 1836. He married (1) NANCY TURKEY Abt. 1855. She was born Abt. 1836. He married (2) HARRIETTE FOLSOM Abt. 1860. She was born Abt. 1840.
       
Child of JOHN DAVIS and NANCY TURKEY is:
       i.       ANNIE5 DAVIS, b. 1856; d. Aft. 1906; m. (1) AARON TERRELL, 1881; b. 1850; d. 1901; m. (2) ---------- THOMAS, Abt. 1904; b. Abt. 1850.

More About ANNIE DAVIS:
Ethnicity/Relig.: Half-blood Cherokee
Fact 4: 1906, Miller Roll: Vinita, OK, app. 8031, roll 26653



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