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House, early to mid 1800's, KY and Indiana

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House, early to mid 1800's, KY and Indiana

Posted: 2 Jul 2002 9:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Jun 2006 2:40PM GMT
Seeking more information on family of Mary Teresa House, b. 2/26/1849 KY and married 9/26/1867 in Jackson County (KY?) to Melville Hester Davis or Melville Hesther Davis, b. 10/24/1842 Ky, son of Robert L Davis (b. ca. 1818, Ky) and Sarah Meranda (b. ca. 1820). Mary Teresa House Davis and Melville Hester Davis lived in Scott County, Indiana after their marriage, had 11 children also in Scott Co, In, and died and were buried in Scott Co, IN. The names of their eleven children were (not chronologically) Julian Leonidas (b. 3 /5 /1877), Rosella (b.1868), Robert D., William L., Anna Belle, Leroy Augustus (= Roy August), Pearl, John, Clifford, Tip, and Eskham Davis.

I understand that Mary Teresa House Davis probably had red hair and may have had any or all of the following ethnic ancestry: Spanish (privateer in early 1800's out of New Orleans, Louisiana delta area), Irish, and/ or Jewish. (Her husband Melville Hester Davis was of Jewish ancestry.)

Mary Teresa House probably had a brother named William House who was still living in the 1920's, at least, as recalled by my uncle (now in his 90's), who remembers Uncle Bill and Aunt Did House at a family reunion in Scott County, Indiana in the 1920's.

It is probable that her mother had a Spanish name--maybe Maria and that her father was a man named House, who may have been Jewish in heritage, if not in faith, and who would have lived in Kentucky in 1849. The man named House could have also been of German and/ or Irish heritage.

Do any of these names or tidbits of information ring a bell with anyone out there? If so, please respond. Thank you. Eve
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MichaelEveFet... 3 Jul 2002 3:59AM GMT 
DAWRI596 4 Nov 2002 5:06AM GMT 
Eve 5 Nov 2002 2:43AM GMT 
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