Annanias was born in 3 Dec 1776 or 1784 in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, the son of Nathan Davis and Ann Gifford. He was part of the move westward of members of the Seventh Day Baptist community that settled in Harrison County, Virginia (present day West Virginia). He married Rebecca Claton in 1804 in Harrison County and they soon moved to Warren or Warren County, Ohio. They had at least 12 children together. In their later years, Ananias and his wife removed to Curry, Indiana, where he passed away in 1859.
He married Rebecca Claton on 06 Apr 1804 in Monmouth, NJ, daughter of Thomas Claton and Elizabeth Brand.
More About Annanias Davis and Rebecca Claton:
Marriage: 06 Apr 1804, Monmouth, NJ.
Children of Annanias Davis and Rebecca Claton are:
Lydia Davis, b. 05 Jun 1802, Harrison, VA, d. Sep 1876, Sullivan County, IN.
William Claton Davis, b. 18 Jan 1809, Warren, OH, d. 05 Nov 1891, Nortonville, KS.
John Davis, b. 27 Jul 1813, Greene , OH, d. date unknown.
Jonathan Davis, b. 29 Dec 1817, Greene, OH, d. date unknown
Ann Davis, b. 1818, Greene , OH, d. date unknown.
Elizabeth Davis, b. 1819, Greene , OH, d. date unknown.
Sarah Davis, b. 20 Jan 1820, Greene , OH, d. date unknown.
Nathan Davis, b. 19 Dec 1822, Greene , OH, d. date unknown.
"West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR6S-DFP : accessed 20 November 2015), Ananias Davis and Rebekah Clayton, 06 Apr 1804; citing Harrison, West Virginia, v 2 p 46, county clerks, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 847,274. Name: Ananias Davis; Spouse's Name: Rebekah Clayton; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 06 Apr 1804; Event Place: Harrison, West Virginia; Spouse's Father's Name: Thos. Clayton; Spouse's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Clayton; Marital Status: Unknown; Spouse's Marital Status: Unknown; Affiliate Repository Type: County Records; Marriage intention contract: 6 Apr 1804 signed by Ananias and Stephen Davis; Parental consent for Rebecca to marry dated 5 Apr 1804.
"West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR48-H8W : accessed 20 November 2015), Ananias Davis and Rebeca Clayton, 06 Apr 1804; citing Harrison, West Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 163,841. Name: Ananias Davis; Spouse's Name: Rebeca Clayton; Event Date: 06 Apr 1804; Event Place: Harrison, West Virginia; Father's Name: Nathan Davis; Mother's Name: Ann Davis; Spouse's Father's Name: Thos. Clayton; Spouse's Mother's Name: Clayton
Residence in Indiana
"United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTL-JK1 : accessed 20 November 2015), Ananias Davis, Sullivan, Indiana, United States; citing p. 75, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 94; FHL microfilm 7,730. Name: Ananias Davis; Page: 75; Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Sullivan, Indiana; Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1; Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 1; Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1; Total Free White Persons: 4; Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
Ananias is confirmed as the child of Nathan Davis by two triangulated groups. The first group consists of Thomas Fitz Randolph (GED kit M011134), Eileen Garrett (23andme) and Robert Lee Carson (GEDmatch kit M085143) sharing a 4.4 cM segment on chromosome 22 from 18,188,769 to 20,658,391 (GEDmatch analysis), and the second group consists of Thomas Fitz Randolph (GED kit M011134), Lucy Hansen (23andme) and Robert Lee Carson (GEDmatch kit M085143) sharing an approximate 18.4 cM segment on chromosome 22 from 21,335,259 to 28,015,752 (combined 23andme AFI and GEDmatch comparisons). These two discontiguous segments are both contained in a longer segment shared by Tom Randolph and Robert Lee Carson (18,180,154 28,015,752, 23.8 cM), suggesting the two triangulated segments come from the same ancestors common to all four people, and those common ancestors are identified as Thomas William Davis (1719-1795) and Tacy Crandall (1721-1795). This joint triangulation confirms that Nathan is their son and one or more of their three children Martha, Elizabeth or Mary is also their child, and possibly William G. ‘Greenbrier Billy’, but determining which will require additional triangulation.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ananias by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: