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Pleasant Armstrong Davis (1852 - 1913)

Pleasant Armstrong Davis
Born in Fentress County, Tennessee, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Richardson, Dallas County, Texas, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Apr 2015
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Biography

Pleasant Armstrong Davis was born August 7, 1852 in Fentress County Tennessee. He was a son of Benjamin Davis[1] and Elizabeth Guffey. He was counted in Fentress County on the census with his newly-widowed mother and four siblings in 1860.[2]

As a young man he worked as a hired hand on the farm of Thomas Bryant in Jackson County, Tennessee in 1870.[3]

He married Sarah "Sallie" Beasley of Kentucky (1861-1918)[1] (AKA Sally Bazzley[4]) c.1877.[5] They were living in Collin, Texas in 1880, without children.[6]

Children:
  1. Unnamed Infant (c.1878-1879)[1]
  2. James Henry Davis (1882–1956)[7]
  3. William Virgil Davis (1884–1954)[8][5]
  4. Bessie Belle Davis (1887–1952)[5]
  5. Robert Lee Davis (1892–1970)[9]
  6. Pleasant Armstrong Davis Jr (1895–1982)[5]
  7. John R Davis (1900–1963)[5][4]

In 1900 they were counted in Dallas, Texas. The photo of the document shows that he was born in 1852, age 47, married 23 years, 7 children (6 living). His father was from Virginia and his mother from Tennessee.

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
P A Davis Head Male 47 Tennessee
Sarah Davis Wife Female 39 Kentucky
Henry Davis Son Male 18 Texas
Virgil Davis Son Male 16 Texas
Belle Davis Daughter Female 13 Texas
Robert Davis Son Male 8 Texas
Pleasant Davis Son Male 5 Texas
John Davis Son Male 0 Texas

[5]

Their home in 1910 was in Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas.

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Ples Davis Head Male 57 Tennessee
Sarah Davis Wife Female 48 Kentucky
Robert Davis Son Male 16 Texas
Ples Davis Son Male 14 Texas
Jonnie Davis Son Male 10 Texas

[10]

Pleasant Davis passed away in 1913 and is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find A Grave, database and images (findagrave.com : accessed 24 March 2017), Find A Grave: Memorial #5700435 for Pleasant Armstrong Davis (1852 - 1913); citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Debbie Cromwell (contributor 13744498).
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8TH-LG7 : 12 December 2017), Pleasant A Davis in entry for Elizabeth Davis, 1860.
  3. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDD4-1VB : 12 April 2016), Pleasant Davis in household of Thomas Bryant, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 3, family 18, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,038.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSBJ-7GH : 13 March 2018), Pleasant Armstrong Davis in entry for John R Davis, 21 Mar 1963; citing certificate number 14934, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,178.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3LZ-P7Y : accessed 12 January 2019), P A Davis, Justice Precinct 2 (east part), Dallas, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 130, sheet 5A, family 86, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,625. Note: transcription error in his DOB and age; see document image.
  6. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFFB-G9N : 15 July 2017), Pleasant A Davis, Precinct 5, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 24, sheet 185D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1296; FHL microfilm 1,255,296.
  7. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3QJ-JJ8 : 13 March 2018), Pleasant A Davis in entry for James Henry Davis, 26 Jul 1956; citing certificate number 35562, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,114,767.
  8. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K37F-HHM : 13 March 2018), Pleasant A Davis in entry for William Virgil Davis, 28 May 1954; citing certificate number 27339, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,114,214.
  9. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K369-Q8W : 13 March 2018), Pleas Davis in entry for Robert Lee Davis, 01 Nov 1970; citing certificate number 81297, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,218,968.
  10. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2M3-8VH : accessed 12 January 2019), Ples Davis, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 81, sheet 6A, family 95, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1545; FHL microfilm 1,375,558.

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