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Re: Wm. Carroll DAVIS, Fletcher STROUD 1860s
Posted by: Kay Balsley Date: September 21, 2000 at 16:54:11
In Reply to: Re: Wm. Carroll DAVIS, Fletcher STROUD 1860s by Diana Pedersen of 1676

In the book, "Ancestors and Descendents Grayson Co TX", many of William Carroll Davis and Hetty Ferris/Farris WALLACE/WALLIS family are given long write-ups, and some have photos included.
Charles Edward DAVIS SR. was born to George Washington DAVIS and Phoebe MARVEL 13 Dec 1881 at Fort Griffin, Throckmorton Co TX. He married Bertie Louise HUGHES (b 5 Jan 1882 d 10 Oct 1961) in Howe Texas on 8 Dec 1901. My only memory of him was as a bee-keeper, but he was very active in Howe, all his life! He taught school, was a bookkeeper, a mail carrier, and had a GREAT grocery store right in the middle of Howe's tiny, one street downtown!
Charles and Bertie had 3 children, including Charles Jr. who is listed as moving to England and marrying Nan Christian MOORE, and having 3 children. It cites you as being the eldest, and having 2 children of your own. (Thomas and Christina)
(all this information was submitted by Albert Jeffries)
There's a nice write up on George Washington DAVIS and Pheobe MARVEL, and it mentions they had 7 children, of which Charles Edward was the eldest.
If you would like me to make copies of all this, and snail mail it to you, feel free to email me at:

and give me your mailing address.

I also have copies from a special edition of "The Howe Enterprize" newspaper, published a few years back, all about W. C. DAVIS and family. (seems like most of Howe is related to him)
One story I'd heard for many years is that his 9 year old son, Henry Clay DAVIS was killed and scalped by marauding Indians, and W. C. DAVIS took his revenge by killing and beheading as many Indians as he could find, and putting their heads on pikes around his property. Seems pretty outrageous, but supposedly the local Indians decided he was nuts, and avoided the family and their land after that.
Kay Balsley


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