Looking for parents of Minor B. Davidson

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Minor B. Davidson married Eleanor Katherine Moore in Tipton County, TN January 4, 1842. They had 8 children the youngest of whom was Jacob Lee Davidson, my gggrandfather. M.B. Davidson may have been the brother of Thomas F. Davidson. They took title together of 112 acres in Tipton County from Alexander W. Smith December 29, 1848. Also Thomas named Minor as trustee in a trust deed given to secure a debt to Lewis Thomas. This TD is dated October 8, 1838.
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Thomas is listed on page 8 of this census

Minor B Davidson

 in the 1850 United States Federal Census

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Name: Minor B Davidson
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: District 2, Tipton, Tennessee, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 185
Household Members:
Name Age
Minor B Davidson 31
Catharine Davidson 25
Harvey Davidson 7
Julia C Davidson 6
Nathan T Davidson 3
George F Davidson 1
Yes, and both are listed as having been born in Tennessee, but no other Davidsons are listed in Tipton County that year.
Yes I noticed. I will keep looking.

Is this another sibling? From ancestry.com

"Being the subject is to the Davidson family....here are a few marriage dates I have that may be of some help.

Minor B. Davidson married Eleanor K. Moore Jan. 4, 1842
Thos. Davidson married Sarah Dumis Dec. 2, 1874
W. T. Davidson married Martha E. Marsh Dec. 30, 1869
Thomas Davidson married Lucinda Tims Nov. 3, 1847

I was hoping to have found an earlier marriage for your Thomas, but figured I'd go ahead and post this info anyway."

More from ancestry.com

"Here is the information I have found to date on Thomas Davidson, b. 9 Dec 1809.
He Married (1) Unknown.
Issue of Thomas & Unknown: James W. b. 1835; Mary Valentia, b. 1836; Elizabeth Wade, b. 25 May 1838 (my g-grandmother, married James Timbs 22 Dec 1853, see bible record on Tipton Co., web site); Catherine E., b. 1841; Nancy I., b. 1843; Susan T., b. 1845; and Dicey Ann, b. 1847.
Married (2) Lucinda Tims, b. March 1826, on 3 Nov. 1847 in Tipton Co., TN.
Issue of Thomas & Lucinda: William T., b. 1849; Charley, b. 1851; Nades (Kernades) Emmer, b. 03 Oct. 1854; Cullen, b. 1856; Barsheba, b. 1857; Robert Henry, b. 24 Mar. 1859; John Edward, b. 2 Aug. 1860; and Mack, b. 1861.
Lucinda Tims Davidson died 01 Sept 1871, buried in Campground Cemetery.
He Married (3) Sarah Clifton Dumas, b. Sept 1819, on 2 Dec 1874, Tipton Co., TN.
Issue: None, Sarah too old to have children.
Sarah Dumas Davidson is listed in the 1900 Tipton Co., Tn Census, 4th Civil Dist. as Sarah Davidson, age 80, widow, mother-in-law to William Base Timbs. Census also indicates Sarah was the mother of 5 children and 2 were living at the time of the census. The children were, of course, from Sarah's first or previous marriage. This would be Michelle's line."
I guess W.T. is a son of Thomas and Lucinda.

The genealogy site

Minor B. Davidson purchased property from Samuel Timms (Tims), Lucinda Tims' older brother, on August 8,1845. Samuel Timms married Nancy C. Moore - perhaps a sister of Eleanor Catharine Moore, first wife of Minor B. Davidson. This seems to reinforce the idea that Thomas and Minor were related -- perhaps brothers, but we don't know who Thomas's parents were, either. There are 24 Davidsons listed in the 1820 census with at least two children 10 and under. One of these has got to be their father I think!
I think that William T. is the s/o Thomas, born 1849-50.

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This is what I have found on Minor B. Davidson, I may repeat some information you already have, but here it is:

1850 U.S. Federal Census: Minor B. Davidson age 31 b. 1819 wife Catherine Davidson b. 1825 Kentucky. Children: Harvey Davidson age 7 b.1843, Julia Davidson age 6 b. 1844, Nathan Davidson age 3 b. 1847, George Davidson age 1 b. 1849. All children born in Tipton County, TN.

On Ancestry.Com the following public family trees had this information.

Davidson Tree: Parents of Minor B. Davidson, Father was Ephriam Edward Davidson. Mother was Jane Brevard. Showed Minor B. Davidson was married again to Hester A. Delashmit on 26 June 1879.

Masfield jr. family tree: 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Minor B. Davidson age 41 Catharine Davidson age 35 Children: Harry F. Age 17, Julia C age 15, Nathan T age 13, George T age 11, Mildred age 9, James H age 6, Elizah age 4, Jacob L age 9/12.

Showed Minor's father as Ephriam; Edward Davidson b. 17 May 1785 Burke, Fairfax, Va. d. 22 Sep 1850 College Hill, Layfayette, Mississippi. Showed his Mother: Jane Brevard b. 1765 d. 1833

Basler Family Tree: Showed Buriel place of Elenor Moore Davidson on find a grave; West Union Cemetery. b. 3 Sep 1825 Kentucky d. 25 Jan 1875 Shelby County, TN.  This tree also showed daughter Julia Crenshaw Davidson b. 20 Aug 1846 Tipton Co. TN. d. 26 Apr 1916 Memphis, Shelby Co. TN Julia married 28 Aug1860 Tipton TN. to Zacheus Chalmers Cullins 1839-1901. she had one son, Olien Lee Cullins 1866-1948. he was born 19 Apr 1866.

Wilkening Tree: Minor B. Davidson born 1819 in North Carolina.

1870 U.S. Federal Census: District 2, Shelby, TN. M.Davidson age 51, Catharine age 45, Geo F age 19, Jas H age 16, Catherine age 12, Jacob age 10.

1880 U.S. Federal Census: District 2, Shelby Tn.  Minor B. Davidson age 60, Spouse Hester A. Davidson age 43, (F. born N.C, M. born TN) Minor's occupation: Farmer.  Elenor Catherine Davidson age 19, J.Lee Davidson age 27, Nannie Davidson age 18.
by Jamie Barron G2G6 (7.5k points)
Thanks!  I thought Ephraim might have been his father, too, but have since become convinced he is not. Here is one list of the descendants of Ephraim. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/DAVIDSON/2003-03/1046907999.

I also have seen Ephraim's will transcribed (but can't find it now). It did not list a Minor B or Thomas F as sons. Ephraim did own land in Tipton County at the right time (as did his brother John O. Davidson), so I'm wondering whether they might have had another common ancestor.

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