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Decatur/ Ewing 1760 to 1800
Posted by: Dave Difazio Date: September 21, 1998 at 09:19:40
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I am looking for the mother of my gggg-grandmother Mary Baker Ewing b: April 13, 1787 her father was Young Ewing b: between 1761 & 1765. Her mother was his first wife and is unknown but I think her maiden name may have been "Decatur". Because Mary & her husband Ephraim Brevard Davidson, my gggg-grandfather named one of their sons, my ggg-grandfather, Young Decatur Ewing Davidson b: March 14,1814. It was suggested that he may have been named after a place like Decatur, Illinois or Tennessee etc. But on checking all of these places I found they were named after the same person, Commodore Stephen Decatur Jr b: January 5,1779 d: killed in a duel March 22, 1820 and these places were named in his honor after his death. Most were named between 1824 and 1830. This is the only family of Decaturs I can find in this time frame and it would fit. I am looking for his parents and siblings. Especialy an older sister possibly b: between 1763 & 1771. She probably d: before 1790 (as Mary's father married his 2nd wife June 15,1791) or a brother of Stephen's father that might be Mary's grandfather.
Thank you for any help; Dave Difazio


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