DAVIS ANNEX

 

Ruth Nellie (Davis) Poinsett Pedigree

(Start at generation 2, below.)

 

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Origin of the surname “Davis:”

 

 

Generation

 

6  

 

5   Isaac T. Davis

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1820 in Virginia.  Died after 1880 in Hancock County, Indiana.

 

2. Wife: Margaret J. McCorkhill

 

Born about 1825, perhaps in Hancock County, Indiana; daughter of Robert Jackson and Mary "Polly" (Keith) McCorkhill.  Died before 1860 in Hancock County, Indiana.  Married Isaac T. Davis on 29 May 1845 in Hancock County, Indiana.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Sarah E. Davis: Born about 1846 in Blue River Township, Hancock County, Indiana.  Died 1912 in Center Township, Hancock County.

 

b. George Washington Davis: See generation 4, below.

 

c. Jacob H. Davis: Born 17 January 1851 in Hancock County, Indiana.  Died 26 June 1914 at Cleveland, Hancock County.

 

d. Mary L. Davis: Born about 1852 in Hancock County, Indiana.  Died there 17 December 1886.

 

4   George Washington Davis

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 14 September 1848 in Hancock County, Indiana.  Died 20 February 1923 at Greenfield, Hancock County.

 

2. Wife: Josephine Arnold

 

Born August 1853 in Hancock County, Indiana; daughter of John and Martha (?) Arnold.  Died after 1920.  Married George Washington Davis on 27 September 1873 in Hancock County, Indiana; apparently divorced before 1920.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. George Franklin Davis: See generation 3, below.

 

3   George Franklin Davis

    "Frank"

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 8 March 1879 at Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana.  Died 18 May 1949 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

2. Wife: Clara Rogge

 

Born 7 March 1882 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; daughter of William (b. 20 Dec 1833) and Fredericka (Hilgeman) Rogge (b. 2 Jul 1837).  Died there 10 October 1961.  Married George Franklin Davis on 25 June 1902 at St. John's Reformed Church, Fort Wayne.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Ruth Nellie Davis: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Howard Davis: Born 8 November 1905 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  Died three in May 1970.

 

c. Robert Franklin Davis: Born 3 January 1911 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  Died there in May 1970.

 

2   Ruth Nellie Davis:

 

Born 25 May 1905 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  Died there 14 May 1984.  Married Peter Poinsett, Jr., generation 2 of the Poinsett Annex on 26 June 1931 at Wheeling, West Virginia.

 

 

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