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Purvines-Davis-Stevenson connections - Menard Co., IL and Crawford Co., MO
Posted by: Susan Monaghan (ID *****9596) Date: February 03, 2006 at 08:32:29
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Hope this will be helpful to someone:

Descendants of Lewis DAVIS

First Generation

1. Lewis DAVIS was born about 1813 in IL and died between 1870 and 1878 in Meramec, Crawford Co., MO
about age 57.

General Notes:
1860 (Jul 5) Federal Census of 198/198, PO Stillwell, Meramec, Crawford Co., MO:
Lewis Davis, 47, M, Farmer, $1000, $1326, MO, can't read/write
Sousan, 29, F, House Keeper, MO, can't read/write
Henry, 23, M, Day Laborer, MO
Amanda, 19, F, Day Laborer, MO
Nancy, 14, F, MO
Jane, 11, F, MO
Lamon, 9, M, MO
Lewis, 5, M, MO
Elliot, 3, M, MO
Edward, 4/12, M, MO
John Hamberg, 29, M, Day Laborer, IL, can't read/write
Louiza Davis, 19, F, IL

1870 (AUG 23) Federal Census of PO Cuba, Meramec, Crawford Co., MO:
Davis, Lewis, 57, M, Farmer, $1800, $1830, MO
Susan, 40, F, Housekeeper, MO,
Lemens, 19, M, Farm Laborer, MO
Lewis, 14, M, Farm Laborer, MO, attended school
Elliot, 13, M, Farm Laborer, MO, attended school
Edward, 8, M, MO, attended school
Frank, 6, M, MO
Andrew, 4, M, MO
Ellen, 1, F, F, MO

Lewis married Dicy MORRIS in 1834 in Franklin Co., MO. Dicy died between 1874 and 1878.

Children from this marriage were:
2 M i. Henry W. DAVIS.
3 F ii. Amanda DAVIS.
4 F iii. Nancy DAVIS was born about 1874.

Lewis next married Mary Susan BENTON on 4 Mar 1848 in Crawford Co., MO. Mary was born about 1830 in MO.

Children from this marriage were:
5 F i. Jane DAVIS.
6 M ii. Lemmon DAVIS.
General Notes:
1880 (June 14) Federal Census of Meramec, Crawford Co., MO:
(enumerated by J. E. Davis) 1/1:
Davis, Lemmon, W, M, 29, Farming, MO, MO, MO
Mary A., W, F< 23, wife, keeping house, Ireland, Ireland, Ireland
Louis, W, M, 3, son, MO, MO, Ireland
Mullon, Kate, W, F, 13, servant, MO, Ireland, Ireland
Davis, Andrew, W, M, 14, brother, MO, MO, MO

7 F iii. Lucy DAVIS.
8 M iv. Lewis DAVIS.
9 M v. Elliot DAVIS.
10 M vi. Edward DAVIS was born about Mar 1860.
11 M vii. Franklin DAVIS.
12 M viii. Andrew DAVIS.
+ 13 F ix. Ellen DAVIS was born in Mar 1869 in MO, died on 19 Dec 1931 in Springfield, Sangamon
Co., IL at age 62, and was buried in Farmingdale Cemetery, Sangamon Co., IL.

Following the death of Lewis Davis, Susan Benton Davis married 10 Mar 1878 to John Robertson Purvines, a widower who had relocated to Crawford Co., MO by 1870 from Sangamon Co., IL. John R. Purvines, aka Robeson Purvines and Robinson Purvines in census records, was a son of John Graham Purvines and Elizabeth "Betsy" Coleman.

1880 (June 14) Federal Census of Meramec, Crawford Co., MO:
(enumerated by J. E. Davis) 2/2:
Purvines, Robeson, W, M, 53, Farming, IL, NC, NC
Susan, W, F, 49, wife, keeping house, MO, GA, KY
Betsy, W, F, 76, mother, widow, NC, NC, NC
Noah, W, M, 17, son, IL, IL, MO
Joshua, W, M, 37, brother, widow, Farming, IL, NC, NC
Eugene, W, M, 1, nephew, MO, IL, MO
Note: Next door is Lemmon Davis, wife Mary A., son Louis, servant, Kate Mullon, and Andrew Davis.

Second Generation (Children)

13. Ellen DAVIS (Lewis 1) was born in Mar 1869 in MO, died on 19 Dec 1931 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL
at age 62, and was buried in Farmingdale Cemetery, Sangamon Co., IL.

General Notes:
Ellen's step-father, John Robertson Purvines, had family ties in Sangamon and Menard Counties, Illinois where Ellen eventually met and married her husband, Frank Stevenson.

IL State Journal, 20 Dec 1931, Section III, page 8 - obituary.

Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950, online through the IL Secretary of State: cert. #2841126.

Noted events in her life were:
She worked as a Homemaker.

Ellen married Franklin C. STEVENSON, son of John Calvin STEVENSON and Mary Louise "Lou" LOVING, on 31 Dec 1890 in Menard Co., IL - Cert.# 5976. Franklin was born on 17 Feb 1868 in IL, died on 15 Nov 1946 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL at age 78, and was buried in Farmingdale Cemetery, Sangamon Co., IL.

General Notes:

1900 Federal Census of Cartwright Township, Sangamon Co., IL, dwelling 187, family
188, lines 65-73:
Stevenson, John C., Head, W, M, July 1840, age 59, Married 35 yrs., IL, IL, NC, Farmer
Mary L., Wife, W, F, Sept 1846, age 53, Married 35 yrs., mother of 4 children, 3 children still living, IN,
IL, IN
Frank C., son, W, M, Feb 1868, age 32, Married 9 yrs., IL, IL, IN, Farmer
John W., son, W, M, Feb 1883, age 17, Single, IL, IL, IN, Farm Laborer
Ellen, daughter-in-law, W, F, Mar 1869, age 31, Married 9 yrs., mother of 4 children, 4 children now
living, MO, MO, MO
Nellie M., granddaughter, W, F, Nov 1891, age 8, Single, IL, IL, MO
Arvie P., granddaughter, W, F, Feb 1894, age 6, Single, IL, IL, MO
Oakley B., granddaughter, W, F, Feb 1898, age 2, Single, IL, IL, MO
Louise, granddaughter, W, F, Sept, 1899, age 8/12, IL, IL, MO

1910 Federal Census of Cartwright Township, Sangamon Co., IL, dwelling 72, family 73, lines 74-80:
Stevenson, Frank, head, M, W, 42, Marriage 1, married 14 years, 5 children - 5 living, IL, IL, VA, Farmer,
general farm
Hellen, wife, F, W, 41, Marriage 1, married 14 years, mother of 5 children, 5 children now living, MO,
MO, MO, none
Nillie M., daughter, F, W, 18, Single, IL, IL, MO, none
Arva P., daughter, F, W, 16, Single, IL, IL, MO, none
Okley G., daughter, F, W, 13, Single, IL, IL, MO, none
Mary L., daughter, F, W, 10, Single, IL, IL, MO, none
Talva L., daughter, F, W, 5, Single, IL, IL, MO

1930 April 11, Federal Census of Dist. 66, Granite City 4th ward,Venice Twsp, Madison Co., IL, 2234
Illinois Avenue:
Stevenson, Frank C., head, owns, $2500, radio, no, M, W, 62, married, age 22 at 1st marriage, read/write -
yes, IL, IL, IL, machine operator, steel foundry
Ellen, wife-h, F, W, 61, married, age 21 at 1st marriage, read/write - yes, MO, MO, MO
Mary, daughter-in-law, F, W, 23, married, age 20 at first marriage, read/write - yes, MO, MO, MO
Betty June, granddaughter, F, W, 2 2/12, single, IL, IL, MO
Carrol E., Grandson, M, W, 10/12. single, IL, IL, MO
Note: Leonard C. Stevenson boarding in the household of Herman Palsgrove at 2031 Dewey Avenue:
Stevenson, Leonard C., boarder, M, W, 19, married, age 16 at 1st marriage, read/write - yes, IL, IL, MO,
molder, steel foundry

Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950, online through the IL Secretary of State: cert. #0044511.
Some information on children from Kathy Magner at Ancestry.com, dated 25 August 2001

Children from this marriage were:
14 F i. Nellie M. STEVENSON was born in Nov 1891 in IL.
15 F ii. Arvie Pearl STEVENSON was born in Feb 1894 in IL and died in 1973 in Rochester, Sangamon Co., IL at age 79.
Arvie married RICHARDSON.
16 F iii. Oakley B. STEVENSON was born on 28 Feb 1897 in Farmingdale, Sangamon Co., IL and
died in Aug 1976 in Rochester, Sangamon Co., IL at age 79.

General Notes:
1900 Census lists her name as Oakley B.
1910 Census lists her name as Okley G.
1920 Federal Census of 1530 E. Capitol Ave., Springfield, Capitol Twsp., Sangamon Co., IL, 7 Jan, 1920:
Trees, James, Head, M, W, 26, M, IL, IL, IL, Brakeman, Electric Rail Rd.
Oakley D., Wife, F, W, 22, M, IL, IL, MO
Wilbur S., son, M, W, 5, S, IL, IL, IL
James V., son, M, W, 3 3/12, IL, IL, IL
Married briefly after Jim Trees died.
Source: Ancestry.com pedigree of Kathie Magner

SSDI
Name: Oakley Smith
SSN: 332-26-7710
Last Residence: 62563 Rochester, Sangamon, Illinois, USA
Born: 28 Feb 1897
Died: Aug 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

Oakley married James George TREES, son of George TREES and Susan Matilda Adeline EVANS. James was born on 5 Jun 1893 in Logan Co., IL and died in 1943 at age 50.

General Notes:

WWI Draft Registration Card 1917-1918:
James George Trees, age 24, 2835 Van Buren St., Chicago, IL
DOB: June 5th, 1893 Logan Co., IL
Trainman, Metropolitan Els. R. R.
Where employed: 52nd Ave. & Harrison St.
Wife and 2 children - family sole support
Height: short
build: stout
eyes: blue
hair: light brown

Oakley next married Leo BOEHME.
Oakley next married Art SMITH.
Noted events in his life were:
He worked as a Farmer.

17 F iv. Mary Louise STEVENSON was born in Sep 1899 in IL and died in 1965 in Rochester,
Sangamon Co., IL at age 66.
Mary married STEPHENS.
18 F v. Talva L. STEVENSON was born in 1905 in IL, died in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL, and
was buried in Died Young.
General Notes: Some information on children from Kathy Magner at Ancestry.com, dated 25 August 2001. She listed the first name for this child as Talfie.
19 M vi. Leonard C. STEVENSON was born in 1911 in IL.
Leonard married Mary about 1927. Mary was born in 1907 in MO.


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