Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Zachariah W DAVEE

Residences & events:

1850 IN, where his first child was born.

1851, Cumberland Co, IL, where the 2nd child arrived.

1855 Cumberland Co, IL. The state census taker recorded his household consisting of 2 males under 10, himself at 20-30, 2 daughters under 10 and his wife, same age as himself. Father, Benjamin, lived next door.

1860 Cumberland Co, IL. At census time he was listed as a 28 year old farmer with property = $4000/500. Elizabeth was 30 and they had their first 6 children: Martha J, 10; Daniel, 8; Benjamin, 6; William, 4; Manda, 1. Next door was the Charles Powell family, also from Indiana. His father lived several houses down the road.

1856 Greenup, Cumberland Co, IL. The state census listed Z W Davee with 4 males and 3 females in the household: 1 male under 10, 1 at 10-20, Zechariah at 30-40, 1 female under 10, 1 was 10-20, and his wife, also 30-40.

Apparently he was appointed guardian of his 3 Parker nephews, sons of sister, Malinda, following the death of their father but in 1867 court records he was the "former guardian."

1869-1870 Greenup, IL. "Zachary" was appointed police constable.

From the Cumberland Democrat newspaper:

Jan. 6, 1970 McFadden of Greenup had his team run away with him on his way home from the Berry School House where church was held. The buggy was smashed as "fine as flies" and brusing Mack up to a considerable extent also. The buggy belonged to Zack Davee of the Greenup Livery Stable.

1870 By census time that year, his estate had grown immensly. He operated a livery stable with property = $8000/2000. His family consisted of wife Elizabeth, 41, and children, Isaac B, 16, William J, 14, Sarah E, 6. Sarah Dawson, 23, housekeeper, lived with them. Isaac helped out at the livery stable. Son Daniel, lived 3 doors down the street and daughter, Martha Goodwin, was 3 doors down the other way.

The Majority Point, IL, byline of the newspaper carried the notice of his death: "Mr. Zack Davee, an old citizen of Greenup, died at this residence in that city on last Saturday." and the Cumberland Democrat added that "Mr Davee had many warm friends in this city."

The following does not pertain to this man but will remain here until the exact name of this man has been determined.

Old Man Davee died very suddenly on Saturday. He worked in his blacksmith shop until ten o'clock and by noon he was dead.
(Friday April 3, 1874 "Greenup Scraps" page 3 column 3)

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