In search of my grandfather's ancestors, kin or any one of knowledge of this family:
Doctor (given name) Davis (b. abt. 1805 in Prince Edward County, Prospect, VA. Married to Elizabeth C. Ledbetter (b. abt. 1820).
Children: Judith, Caleb, Doctor Benjamine (Jr.), Elizabeth, William C., Sydney B., Joseph W. and Susan Estelle.
Listed in VA 1850 Census of Appomattox County:
Doctor Davis (45)
Elizabeth (wife) (30)
Listed in 1870 VA for Prince Edward, Prospect Depot:
Doctor Davis (63) farmer
Elizabeth (51) wife
William C. (20)
Joseph W. (17) (b. 1853 in Prospect, VA, m. Rhoda Anderson Gray: Children of Joseph W. Davis and Rhoda Gray were:
J. Wilbur, Rosa Davis (1883)m. Coleman; Shirley Davis, m. Eilen Hubbard; Lewis Talmage Davis, (b. 1886, m. Constance Hay Gordon; H. P. Davis (b. 1888), m. Clara Caldwell.
Margeret V. (16)
Susan Ellen (Estelle)(11), which is my grandmother
(b. 1859 in Prospect, VA, m. Napoleon B. Foster
Other Davises mentioned in family bible were:
Margaret Davis (married a Davis)
Margaret Davis Moss
Virginia May Davis
These Davises may have some connection with the Hancock and Harvey families, some of which may still reside in the area of Roanoke, VA
If you have any information of this family, please email me at S9236@aol.com.
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