I am researching my great,great Grandfather Moses Davis, and his
Father Joseph/John Davis.
I know that Moses was born on 24 June, 1831 in Greene County, Ohio.
His Civil War pension lists his Father as a Joseph Davis, Mother
unknown, but I have since found her name on the census as Mary. He
married Manerva Jane Dennis in March of 1852 (Brown County,
Illinois) - she died 9 months later. He then married Philena McGee
(Agency City, Wapello, Iowa) in 1853. They had 5 children Mary J.,
Sarah L., William Robert, Charles Wesley (my line), and Clementine. I
do know of at least four Brothers named John, James, Philip,
Josiah/Joseph Davis - and one Sister Elizabeth (she married Samuel
McNeal), and have heard rumour of possibly 2 other sisters. I have
been unable to locate any specific information
on Joseph/John Davis or his spouse. According to the 1880 census, both
Moses and Philip list their parents as being born in Delaware. But I
have also come across Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
I have found this family in the 1850 census in Brown and Schuyler
Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated.