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James Monroe Davis (1848-1919) and Rosa King Davis (1857-1899)
Posted by: austin davis (ID *****4081) Date: January 17, 2003 at 05:39:12
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RE: James Monroe Davis (1848-1919) and Rosa King Davis (1857-1899)

I seek ancestors of JAMES MONROE DAVIS born 05-28-1848 at Westboro, just east of Blackstone, Dinwiddie Co, VA, and of ROSA KING also born at Westboro 04-08-1857 married at Westboro in 1887. He died 06-21-1919 at Westboro and she died 09-11-1899.

James Monroe Davis had a son Monroe Ross Davis 1885-1997and another son (my grandfather) Landon Leslie Davis Sr (07-17-1881 02-10-1957): Hampton Sydney College, 1902, B.A.; Columbia University, 1905, B.S.; Instructor, Randolph Macon Academy, Bedford VA 1905-1911; Associate Principal, Davis Home School, Roanoke VA, 1919-1920; Principal, Forest Park School, 1920-1922; Headmaster Fishburne Military School, Waynesboro VA 1923-?; married Elizabeth Montgomery Kelley (06-12-1893 09-06-1981), and moved to Charlottsville VA in retirement.

My father Landon Leslie Davis Jr was born 10-15-1916 in Bedford VA (and died 05-07-1987). My uncle Kelley King Davis was also born in Bedford (1918-1990). They knew of relatives in Dinwiddie County but I know no names other than that I was told as a child of a distant link to a prominent local Robertson/Robinson or some similar name and of a distant link to a North Carolina line of the Davis family. There is the ubiquitous Indian Princess "memory" but a consistent denial of any President Davis Link.

Each grave from the Westboro home and the entire family cemetery (including slave and un-named civil war graves) was moved to a Davis plot at the Butterworth Methodist Episcopal Church near Darvills when the government created Fort Pickett. I buried my father there myself.
I want to prepare for trips to the Virginia State Library and to Dinwiddie County. In particular, I would seek a marriage record showing parents names.

Any Clues? Any links?

Thank you
Austin Davis

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