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Parents of Isham Clements & Mary A. Davis Clements
Posted by: Christine (ID *****6064) Date: August 30, 2011 at 23:11:32
In Reply to: Isham Clements & Mary A. Davis Clements by David Clements of 65481

Here you go:

The parents of Mary Ann Davis Clements are Thomas W. Davis and Mary Henderson "Polly" Banks, both of Elbert County, Georgia, and believed to be buried on their plantation in Monroe County, Georgia.

The following confirmation is from the Monroe County, Georgia will abstract book:

THOMAS W. DAVIS, Thomas W., 3/10/1839:1/5/1846, p. 243
Wife: Mary H. Ch: William B., Elizabeth F., Joseph T., Elizabeth C., Absalom C., Davis; Sarah
W. Douglas; Mary Ann Clements. Grson: William S. Clements. Exrs: Son, William B. Davis;
son in law, John C. Douglas.

1. I have seen the W. in Thomas' name as Wooldrige, Woolridge and Woldbridge.
2. Polly is a nickname for Mary.
3. Both Thomas and Mary witnessed a will in Elbert County, Georgia and Mary signed her name "Polly H. Davis."
4. You will see Absalom is a Davis family name.
5. You will see Joseph Terry is another Davis family name (and I believe the father of Thomas W. Davis.)
6. Flournoy is an ancestor of these Davises.
7. Thomas W. Davis was born in Elbert County, Georgia, as was Jefferson Davis' father, before he relocated the family to Kentucky. Could Thomas W. Davis be related to the President of the Confederacy?
8. This Davis family was in Granville County, North Carolina before going to Elbert County, Georgia.
9. After Elbert County, Georgia, Thomas W. Davis and Mary Henderson "Polly" Davis moved to Monroe County, Georgia in the central part of the state. They built a plantation on what is now Highway 83 South in Forsyth, Georgia. The big, two-story, plantation house they built in 1831 is still there, just south of Tobesofkee Creek and the 8 mile marker. (The city of Forsyth, in Monroe County, Georgia, is in the middle of the state, not to be confused with Forsyth County in the north part of the state).
10. Both Thomas and Mary are believed to be buried in the Davis-Maddox graveyard in the woods across the road from their old homeplace. There are some very old graves up there that are topped with mounded concrete that was decorated with seashells. Some of the shells are intact. These oldest graves are not marked with names but are believed to be the elder Davises.
11. Mary Ann (Davis) Clements was the owner of record on the plantation house after her father died.
12. The Monroe County history book says that the old homeplace was known as The Cedars. I do not know when this name came into being. There are some very old cedar trees still on the property.
13. You will find a lot of earlier family info by searching the records in Elbert County, Georgia and Granville County, North Carolina.

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