John M. Davis was born in Ky abt. 1815-17. He was first married to Sarah Elizabeth Gibbs in Callaway Co., MO in 1843. She died about 1850. Two children: (1) Noah Flood Davis, and (2) Walter Chris Davis
About 1851, John M. Davis was married to Elizabeth Hiller, the dau. of Daniel A. Hiller and his wife, Rachel ???, who were natives of Pennsylvania and settled in Callaway Co., MO between 1830-40.
Elizabeth Hiller was born in PA about 1826. She was probably married first to Joseph M. Key about 1842 and they were the parents of at least 2 children: (1) William D. Key, and (2) Adonijah Key (1850 census of Callaway Co., MO). Joseph M. Key probably died abt. 1850-51.
John M. Davis and Elizabeth Hiller were married about 1851. They had at least 7 children, all born in Callaway Co., MO. In 1874, this family moved to San Felipe, (Austin Co.) TX, then to Caldwell Co., TX, where they were listed in the 1880 census.
It is possible that John M. Davis had a brother named Walter Ayres Davis, who remained in Callaway Co. Walter was married to Mary A. Hiller, who was also a daughter of Daniel A. Hiller and his wife, Rachel.
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