Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Francis W DAVIS

Residences & events:

1830 Spencer Co, KY. There were 2 families under Francis Davis in the county. One had 2 males age 20-30, 1 female, same age, and 1 at 60-70 years old. Next door was the R (unreadable) Bennett family.

Abt 9/1831 Clark Co, IL See notes on Rebecca's father for details of the trip.

9/3/1850 Richland Pct, Clark Co, IL. That census recorded Francis as a 49 year old farmer with real estate worth $800. Wife Rebecca was 43 and they had 6 children: James, 17, Coleman, 15, Sarah, 4, Robinson, 13, Joshua, 11, and Susan, 1. (The order of children's ages indicates 2 different families) The oldest two sons were also farmers. Rebecca's aged parents were 2 doors down the road and in the opposite direction were her John Jr and James.

7/6/1860 Westfield Twp, Clark Co, IL. At census time he was a 59 year old farmer with property woth $1600/800. Living with him were Rebecca, 53, John, 32, Joshua P, 21, Sarah J, 14, Susan M, 11, William N, 7, Josephus, 3, and Sarah A, 2. (Could the two youngest be John's children?) John and Joshua were farm laborers. Several Bennett families lived on either side of them.

6/15/1870 Same residence, next door to son Joshua's family. He was 69 years old at census time, still farming, with $3000/200 in property. Wife Rebecca was 63.

Rebecca was a widow by 1880.

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