In Jefferson Davis' family tree is there a nephew by the name of Ambrose or Amos Davis that lived in Texas?

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I'm looking for more information on Ambrose (Amos) Davis, lived in Garrison, Texas....Nacogdoches,Rusk and/or Shelby, County. Believed to be born mid 1850's.  Was married at least twice to two African American women and fathered 21 or more children among the two unions.

Thank for any help in this matter!
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Hello did you find more information on Ambrose Davis? I’m trying to find information on Ambrose and his wife Mary Alice Culpepper that had a daughter name Mary R Gispon

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As you have probably seen on his profile, Jefferson Davis had about four brothers with the last name of Davis. The name Davis was the LNAB of quite a few folks, but also was the surname of freedmen too so the search might be quite extensive.
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (173k points)
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Hello I would like to know more information on Ambrose Davis and Mary Alice Culpeper that had a daughter name Mary R Davis that married a Gipson
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Name: Ambrose Davis
Age: 30
Birth Date: Abt 1850
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1880: Precinct 7, Shelby, Texas, USA
Dwelling Number: 7
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary A. Davis
Occupation: Farms

Name:     Mary A. Davis
Age:     25
Birth Date:     Abt 1855
Birthplace:     Georgia
Home in 1880:     Precinct 7, Shelby, Texas, USA
Dwelling Number:     7
Race:     Mulatto
Gender:     Female
Relation to Head of House:     Wife
Marital status:     Married
Spouse's name:     Ambrose Davis
Father's Birthplace:     Georgia
Mother's Birthplace:     Georgia
Occupation:     Keeps House
Cannot Read:     Yes
Cannot Write:     Yes
Household Members:    
Name     Age
Ambrose Davis     30
Mary A. Davis     25
Mary R. Davis     8
Martha N. Davis     6
William D. Davis     5
Laura A. Davis     4
Adline D. Davis     2/12
by Sandra Vines G2G6 Mach 5 (51.1k points)
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There were several Ambrose Davis families in Shelby Co, TX and in other parts of TX.   I don't think the Ambos, Ambus Davis that married an Ellen in 1881, is the same one . Names and ages of children just don't add up.

Name: Ambros Davis
Age: 55
Birth Date: Jan 1845
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 7, Shelby, Texas
House Number: 237
Sheet Number: 20
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 241
Family Number: 241
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Ellen Davis
Marriage Year: 1881
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Can Read: No
Can Write: No
Can Speak English: Yes
House Owned or Rented: R
Farm or House: H
Household Members:
Name Age
Ambros Davis 55
Ellen Davis 30
Mary Davis 18
Addie Davis 16
Samuel Davis 14
Thomas Davis 13
Ambrose Davis 11

by Sandra Vines G2G6 Mach 5 (51.1k points)

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