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Posted by: Thomas C. Greenwood, III (ID *****6857) Date: November 14, 2002 at 17:40:34
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According to his death certificate, James Avery Davis was born Mar. 19, 1869 in MS and died April 21, 1941 in New Orleans, LA. He was one of at least six children born to Dr. Isaac Davis and his wife, Sallie Gartman, natives of Hinds and Lawrence Co., MS, respectively.

Am trying to learn more about this family, especially Dr. Isaac Davis. He was son of Clement Davis, of Hinds Co., MS.

Isaac and Sallie Davis were residing in Hinds Co., MS in 1860 but apparently moved to Copiah Co. sometime prior to 1880. They have not been located in 1870 census.....yet.

The 1880 census of Copiah Co., MS (Town of Wesson) lists Sallie Davis as "head of household" along with five of her children: Clement Davis, age 20; Annie Davis, age 18, Walter Davis, age 12, Edwin Davis, age 5; and Mamie Davis, age 3. Under the heading of "Marital Status," it indicates that Sallie Davis is divorced.

Noticably absent in the census are Dr. Isaac Davis and James Avery Davis. James would have been approximately 11 years of age in 1880. Their whereabouts in the 1880 census is yet to be determined.

Sallie (Gartman) Davis died in 1884 and is buried in Wesson, MS. Her tombstone inscription states that she was "wife of Dr. Isaac Davis."

In the 1880's, records indicate that a Dr. Isaac Davis bought property in Brookhaven, MS and apparently practiced medicine there. No further information.

Would like to correspond with descendants of this family. Were Isaac and Sallie divorced? Need birth/death dates for Isaac and children/grandchildren, plus any additional items of interest about this family.

James Avery Davis was md. to Ida Price of Tangipahoa Parish, LA. They evidently had four sons ------ Walter Davis, Ernest Davis, Hollis Davis, Oscar Davis ------ and four daughters ------ Mrs. Ethel Flowers, Mrs. Jack Humphries, Mrs. Dorothy Crow, and Mabel Davis.

James and Ida (Price) Davis lived in both Natalbany and Hammond, LA.

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