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John S Davis

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 4:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am searching for any information about the family of my GGGrandfather John S Davis. His Civil War Records from the National Archives say that he was born in Union County Indiana and was 32 and living in Franklin County at the time of his enlistment in 1864. I do know that he married Sarah Ann McFarland ( Mcfarlin ) on September 9th 1852 and in 1860 they were living in Franklin County with their children Joseph, Robert, Martha and Hannah. My GGrandfather John Henry was born in 1863. The family later settled in Woodford County Illinois and John S Davis passed away in 1871. I know nothing at all and have no leads about who his parents may have been and any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks !

Re: John S Davis

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found them in Ray Township, Franklin County IN in the 1850 census. They have his middle initial wrong, but you know how the census goes. He is with his parnets:

Eliska Davis 58
Elizabeth Davis 54
John L Davis 18
Lydia A Davis 16
Elisha Davis 9

I have done research on the DAVIS name in Union County because there are 4 different families. The name ELISKA is NOT a Union county name. Your best bet would be Franklin County where the name DAVIS is almost like SMITH.


Re: John S Davis

Posted: 19 Sep 2012 4:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank You for the reply and the information. I have previously been in contact with Karen Creamer who put me in touch with Julie Schlesselman Genealogy and Local History Division Branch Manager at the Franklin County Public Library District 919 Main Street Brookville, Indiana 47012. Julie informed me that nothing could be found that I did not already have. I also have had a posting on the Franklin County Brick Wall for a couple of years with no response. I was unaware of his Union County birth until a few days ago when I received his Civil War records from the National Archives
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