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Davis/LeRoy/Devine/Divine families...
Posted by: leah whibley (ID *****9917) Date: November 06, 2008 at 09:03:37
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Isaac J Davis b 1793 New York married Maria ?? b 1794 New York.


Almira 1829 N.Y
Jane A 1831 N.Y.
George Riley 1836 N.Y.

George Riley Davis married Gertude b. 1840 N.Y. died bef 1865 N.Y.
Riley 6 Jan 1859 Liberty, Sullivan, New York
Oscar S 1860 " " "
Melvin 1862 " " "

Info I have found..
1860 Census Liberty, Sullivan
George, Gertrude, Riley, Oscar, and widowed Isaac.

1870 Census Neversink Sullivan
George, (re-married Cynthia) Cynthia, Oscar, all Davis-and Harrison and Belinda Smith.
1870 Census (near by)
Riley Davis 11 years old working on farm of John W Curry, Martha and children Amos and Riley.
1870 Census Fallsburg, Sullivan
Melvin Davis 7 years old, living with Laura Divine, Louisa and Elvira. Listed as grandson.

1880 Census Neversink, Sullivan
George R, Cynthia, and Belinda (step-daughter)
1880 Census Liberty, Sullivan
Oscar Davis 18 years old, Labourer. Living with; John S Prince (Price?) (Primo?) his wife Ellen, and their son William M.
1880 Census Liberty, Sullivan
Melvin Davis (grandson) living with Laney (Laura) Devine (Divine) and Daughter now married Elvira Tompson and her son "Welta" (Walter?)
Can't find my Riley on the 1880 census, have searched high and low! Oscar married and lived in Illinois, Melvin married and lived in California, Riley married in Iowa, died in Wisconsin. Have lots of fill ins, but can't seem to figure out Riley's whereabouts pre-1888 marriage. There was a notation in a family bible that is NOT in my possesion from the Davis side that Riley's parents died when he was young and that he was raised by a Dr. As I have traced his father George Riley, I know this isn't the case. His mother died young, but his father was still well alive when Riley was an adult. Riley's obit clipped from a Wisconsin paper stated, "he came to DeKalb county, Illinois when he was young with his parents." I can't seem to back this up with anything, as his dad was still in New York. His brother Oscar ended up in DeKalb county Illinois and raised a large family there. Melvin dissapears after the 1880 census, and I believe I found him married to an "Emma", in California. No idea if they had children. If anyone could help me fill in the blanks, it would be much appreciated. I do have census info for the "Smith step-children" of George's and someone had posted that Gertrude and Cynthia were in fact sisters, but I can't find proof to this. As Melvin was raised by his grandmother, and her last name was Divine, I assume that she was married a second time as well. (The family info have received is that Gertrude and Cynthia's maiden names were LeRoy.) Tonnes of Divine and LeRoy's in Sullivan County, just hoping someone could help me connect.

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