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Posted by: Anna Gayle (Davidson) McClure (ID *****7320) Date: October 04, 2005 at 10:26:37
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Thank you for replying about my Troup County, Ga family. Earlier I thought Charles J. Juhan divorced Mattie Davidson and moved to Texas. However, I have recently found a 1900 Florida Census that says Mattie was a widow. Maybe we do have two different Charles Juhans. All the information I have on Mattie Davidson from Troup County, GA and Florida is below. Please read it over and tell me what you think.

The first thing I have is a newspaper article about their marriage. The wedding announcement of Charles J. Juhan of Carrolton, Georgia to Mattie Davidson was in the La Grange Reporter of February. 7, 1884, page 3. This information was sent to me 8/20/97 by F. C. Johnson, III, County Historian of Troup County, GA.

"Married, in this city, this morning, at 9 1/2 o'clock, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. W. R. Davidson, Miss Mattie Davidson to Mr. Charles J. Juhan, of Carrolton, Ga. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Bruce in a beautiful and impressive manner. Miss Mattie is one of our most amiable and lovely young ladies, and has ever been a bright treasure of our society and we congratulate the groom in his fortunate selection. The happy couple leave this morning for Carollton, accompanied by Messrs. West and Mandeville, of Carrolton, and Miss Davidson, of Long Cane. We extend congratulations and many good wishes."


1900 Marion County, Florida Census Image-2/p047a/Dw/Ward 1/Ocala
Juhan, Mattie w f Nov 1860 39 widowed 3ch 3li Georgia Georgia Georgia
Juhan, Mary E. dau w f Feb 1890 10 Georgia Georgia Georgia
Juhan, Alie V. dau w f Nov 1885 14 Georgia Georgia Georgia
Juhan, John son m w Oct 1889 11 Georgia Georgia Georgia
Davidson, Elin D. brother w m May 1865 35 widowed Georgia Georgia Georgia (The Elin who was living with Matte at the time of this census is really David ELMORE/ELMO Davidson. His first wife died and he lived with his sister, Mattie, until his second marriage to my grandmother.)

In addition to the above, I received this month (Sept 2005) from Rex Sands the following article from the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper, August 1915. It mentions Mattie Juhan and her two daughters. This article is about my Davidson ancestors having a family reunion in Troup County.

Back ground -- my great great grandfather was David Davidson from Troup County, Georgia. He was married to Susan Caroline (called Carrie). The article is talking about their home. One of his sons was William R. Davidson. William R. Davidson and his wife, Mary M., were the parents of Mattie Davidson Juhan and my grandfather, David Elmo Davidson. David Elmore (Elmo)is mentioned in the last sentence of the 1915 article. You will find Mattie (Martha C. Davidson Juhan) mentioned in the newspaper, as well as two of her daughters -- Mrs. A. V. Davis and Mrs. Dempsey Mayo. All of Florida.

I will copy the article as written in the 1915 paper.

Reunion of Davidson Family

"A reunion of the well-known Davidson family of Troup county will be held today at Gabbettsville, at the old home place of David Davidson, who was a prominent pioneer citizen of this county. The home has been in the Davidson family for several generations and now residing there are Miss Maggie Davidson and Mrs. Fannie Bradfield, granddaughters of David Davidson.

Among the members of the family who will be present are Mrs. Mattie Davidson Juhan and her two daughters, Mrs. A.V. Davis and Mrs. Dempsey Mayo and children, all of Florida; Mrs. May Davidson Mims, and daughter, Mrs. Lois Mims Carlton, of Atlanta. All the living representatives of this family are expected to attend with the exception of Captain Emmett Davidson of Cincinnati, and Mr. Elmo Davidson, of Leesburg, Fla., who were unavoidably detained" .....Atlanta Constitution, August 1915

Mattie Davidson Juhan, her son and one of her daughters are buried in Ocala, Florida at the old Woodlawn cemetery. Mattie died in 1934. Mattie's headstone is next to her brother, Major (promoted to a major before his death) Robert Emmett Davidson.

Lots of information for you to absorb. However, if you see any names that ring a bell -- do contact me. I have no idea where Mattie's husband, Charles J. Juhan, was buried. As I said -- a Juhan researcher wrote me and said that Charles and Mattie were divorced and he moved to Texas. Clearly, the 1900 census calls her a widow. Maybe he married, again, after she died.

Good luck and thanks for writing. If any of the names mean anything to you or you see a time line that works for your Georgia family -- email me at

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