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James Rufus DAVIDSON

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James Rufus DAVIDSON

Posted: 30 Sep 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jul 2001 2:39PM GMT
Surnames: DAVIDSON, KIOUS, MORGAN, MOWREY
Could use some help on the following family:

1. James Rufus4 DAVIDSON (David3, Robert2, Robert1) was born 01 Dec 1850 in OH, died 28 Oct 1938 in Los Angeles CA.. He married Josephine KIOUS 15 Oct 1877 in Jefferson, Greene Co, IA, daughter of Milo KIOUS and Amy MORGAN MOWERY. She was born 1861 near Scranton, IA, died 1949 in Scranton, Greene Co IA, bur. Dillavou (a/k/a Kendrick Twp.) Cemetery.

Aunt Josey and Uncle Rufus, as they were affectionately known, apparently lived in the Scranton Iowa area most of their lives as they were there in 1918. They had the following children:

i. Milo DAVIDSON, b. 1879, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA; d. 25 Aug 1883, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA, bur. Jefferson Cemetery.

ii. Charles DAVIDSON, b. 20 Dec 1881, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA; d. 1935, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA.

iii. Hurmus DAVIDSON, b.04 Feb 1884, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA; d. 04 Feb 1889, Jefferson, Greene Co, Iowa, bur. Jefferson Cemetery.

iv. Amy DAVIDSON, b.04Jan 1888, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA; d. 07 Feb 1889, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA, bur. Jefferson Cemetery.

v. Harvey DAVIDSON, b. 1889, Jefferson, Greene Co, IIA; d. 01 Apr 1904, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA, bur. Jefferson Cemetery.

vi. Nora Luella DAVIDSON, b.23 Jun 1892, Jefferson, Greene Co, Iowa; d. Los Angeles Co, CA; m. ____ CHASE.

vii. Ortin DAVIDSON, b. 1900, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA; d. 1918, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA, bur. Jefferson Cemetery.

viii. Ross DAVIDSON, b. 25 Apr 1909, Jefferson, Greene Co, IA; d.30 Jul 1977, Peoria, IL, bur. Jefferson Cemetery (?).

Rufus and Josephine lived on a farm by the Raccoon River. That area has now been turned into a county park.

Josephine had several sibling including both half brothers and sisters and full brothers and sisters.

Philip and Amy MORGAN MOWERY had 3 children who were half brothers and sisters as follows:
i. William Irvin MOWERY
ii. Mary Jane MOWERY
iii. John D. MOWERY

Milo KIOUS and Amy MORGAN MOWREY had 3 sons who were full brothers to Josephine:
i. Silas Grant KIOUS
ii. Adam Lewis KIOUS
iii. Milo W. KIOUS Jr.

Any additional informaion will be appreciated. Thanks so much. Chuck Davidson

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