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Subject: Greene county, Clay county.
Date: Sunday, May 02, 2004
Surnames: Davis, Keys, Moore, Collins,Smith
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My 3rd Great Grandfather was Joseph Davis, born in Virginia about 1806, at some time he moved to Kentucky and married Mathilda, last name unknown. had one daughter named Sarah born about 1850, then moved to St. Louis Missouri.
what I do have is:
1870 Bonhomme, St. Louis census
Joseph Davis 63 born Va, steamboat engineer
Mathilda Davis 39 born Ky
Sarah Davis 20 born Ky
Jennie Davis 14 born Mo
George Davis 10 born Mo
Elvira Davis 9 born Mo
Isabella Davis 6 born Mo
Angelina Davis 2 born Mo
I did find Barren county Ky 1850 census with
Joseph Davis 35 b. unknown
Mary Davis 21 b. Ky
Sarah Davis 1 b. Ky
but do not know if this is same family or not.
My line is from daughter Eugenia (Jennie) who lived her life in St. Louis area, married Louis Keys from Tennessee.
Romantic story is Grandpa Keys was traveling by train in the 1870's, from Tennessee to unknown destination, the new tracks had just been completed, and railroad line opened up. He saw Jennie out his window and "fell immediately in love with her" he got off of the train, introduced himself, began courting her and married her.
Jennie Keys died before 1900, I believe in St. Louis MO. as Louis and children are found in Peach Orchard in that census of Clay County. children: Maude,Ada, Molly, Wesley, George Keys.,
daughter" Lou" Keys married to Abe Moore and living in Deleplaine, Greene county. Later married John Hummer.
Greene county Arkansas has Jones township 21 April 1910
Abe Moore age 54 born in Missouri
wife Lou age 24 born in Missouri
dau Ruth age 12 born in Missouri
son Charlie age 8 born in Missouri
dau Mary age 6 born in Missouri
dau Hazel age 4 born in Missouri
son Lenard age 2 born in Missouri
neighbors are James Collins with family including Ernest who later married Mary.
Maude Keys age 17 listed as servant to John Tate househlod
Children of Abe and Lou Moore:
Daughter Hazel Pearl married James A.Smith -my line
Daughter Mary Marrier married Ernest Collins, lived in Deleplaine, children living in area.
Daughter Clara Ruth married Floyed Haley and lived in Doniphan/Poplar Bluff area. No children
Son Charles Wesley married Wilmoth -One living son, Tincey Lin.
Son George Leonard married Mable Davis and moved out of state, I believe the Michigan area- one of their daughters still live in Paragould.
Daughter Wonita married Thomas Adcox and lived in Memphis.
I would love to hear from anyone who may be able to make a connection to
1.Joseph or Mathilda Davis,VA-Ky-MO.
2. Abe Moore b.Jun 25,1855 d. Nov 14,1931 from IN.-AR Abe's first wife named Cellia Potter? Cellia called Celie and Abraham had two children, son Guy and daughter Ada,maybe from Spencer county Indiana. unable to find family in Indiana Census. Abe Moore's fathers name Lennard, mothers name possibly Rose.
3. Louis Keys from Tennessee (1850-1870's)Grandma thought he was from the Chattanooga or Nashville area. fathers name