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Milton Edward Davis was born on 10 Jul 1866, the fourth child of Mary (Polly) Penrod and Milton Reese Davis. It is said that he was born in Bartle, Washington County, Indiana, but the 1870 census lists his birthplace as Missouri, then has it crossed out, It is possible that the family had briefly relocated to Missouri before returning to Indiana.
On Mar 30, 1890 he married Sophia Levina Richey, daughter of Cynthia Richey and William S. Richey. They had one daughter and three sons.
Milton passed away on 6 Sep 1904 at Underwood, Clark County, Indiana. His obituary lists the cause of death as kidney failure. However, his son (who was prone to tall tales) told the story that Milton died after being beaten up by some brothers for showing too much attention to their sister. Milton was buried 7 Sep 1904 at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Franklin Township, Washington, Indiana.
Milton Edward Davis.
Given Name: Milton Edward.
Surname: Davis. 
10 Jul 1866.
Bartle, Washington County, Indiana. 
6 Sep 1904.
Underwood, Clark County, Indiana. 
7 Sep 1904.
Bunker Hill Cemetery, Franklin Township, Washington, Indiana. 
↑ Source: #S7 1880 Indiana Certainty: 4 1880 Indiana, Clark County, Charleston Township. Milton Davis - age 50, Mary - age 46, James A. - age 20, John R. - age 18, Milton E. - age 16, Will R. - age 11, Isaac H. - age 9, Mary E. - age 6.
↑ Source: #S7 1900 Illinois Certainty: 4 1900 Census Illinois, Coles County, Humbolt Township. Milton Davis - (Feb 1830) age 70, Milton E. - (July 1866) age 33, Vina - (May 1873) - age 27, Rosa B. - (Jan 1891) age 9, Walter I. - (Feb 1893) - age 7, Henry W. - (Sep 1897) - age 2.
↑ Source: #S4 Interviewed by Vernon Peterson Certainty: 3 Interview with Henry William Amos Davis and brother Grant Stanley Davis - 1978 (occasion was celebration of 30th wedding anniversary of Henry Davis's son) They indicated their parents were Milton Davis and Vina Richey Grandparents were Reese and Polly Davis and Bill and Cynthia Richey
↑ Source: #S7 1870 Indiana Certainty: 3 Series: M593 Roll: 357 Page: 2 Previous PageNext Page Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year DAVIS MILTON 40 M W IN IN SCOTT FINLEY TWP 1870 Davis, Milton age 40 Farmer born-Indiana Polly age 37 Keeping House born-Indiana Samuel age 12 Working on farm born-Indiana James age 10 born-Indiana John age 8 born-Indiana Milton age 3 born-Missouri (Missouri is crossed out) Indiana William age 1 born Indiana
↑ Source: #S17 Milton Reese Davis Civil War Pension Papers Certainty: 4 Declaration of a widow for accrued pension State of Indiana County of Clark On this 13 day of Nov. A.D. one thousand nine hundred and six personally appeared before me, a Justice of Peace within and for the county and state aforesaid, Sofe Louise V. Davis, aged 34 years, a resident of near Underwood, County of Clark State of Indiana, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration inorder to optain the penrion which had accrued her husband, named below, at the time of his death. That she is the widow of Milton Davis who served as Priv in Co. D., 4 Ind. Cav. War '61 to '65 and who was a pensioner of the United States by certificate 492057, on the roll of the Pension Agency at Indianapolis, Ind; that the last payment of his pension was made to the 4th day of Aug, 1906; that he died on the 27th day of October, 1906. That she was married under the name of Sofe Louise V. Davis to said pensioner at Underwood, Ind on the 29 day of October 1904 by Alex F. Neville J.P.; that there was no legal barrier to marriage; that she had been once previously married; that the soldier had once previously been married. Soldiers wife died July 12, 1887; Claimants Husband died Sept 6, 1904. That her post-office address is Underwood, COunty of Clark, State of Indiana. Attest: (1) Aaron N. Warsman (2) Henry N. Montgomery (applicant's signature) Sofa Louise V. Davis And personally appeared Aaron N. Warsman, residing at Underwood, Ind, and Henry N. Montgomery, residing at Underwood, Ind, persons who I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw her, the claimant, sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; and that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her of Twenty years and Two years respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. Aaron N. Warsman Henry N. Montgomery (signatures of witnesses) Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of Nov. A.D. 1906 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words __________, erased and the words _________, added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim. Alex F. Neville Justice of Peace
↑ Source: #S8 Obituary - 8 Sep 1904 Certainty: 4 Obituary - Scottsburgh (Indiana) Chronicle Sept 8, 1904 Sudden Death Milton Davis Jr. died suddenly Monday at his home near Underwood of kidney trouble. Aged about 36 years. He leaves a wife and three children. His remains were interred Tuesday at Bunker Hill, Washington County.
↑ Source: #S15 pg 27 Certainty: 4 Davis, Milton E. married Richey, Sophia on 30 Mar 1890 book 5 page 250
↑ Source: #S17 Milton Reese Davis Civil War Pension Certainty: 4 Declaration for Original Pension of a Widow-Child or Children under Sixteen years of age Surviving. State of Indiana, County of Scott, ss: On this 15th day of January, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and seven personally appeared before me, a _____________ within and for the county and State aforesaid Sofa Louise V. Davis aged 34 years, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of COngress granting pensions to widows; That she is the widow of Milton Davis who was under the name of MIlton Davis at _______, on the 9th day of August, A.D. 1862. in Company D 4th Cav 77 Regiment Ind Vol. in the war of the Rebellion, who was discharged June 29, 1865 and died from heart disease on the 27th day of October, A.D. 1906 and bore at the time of his death the rank of Private, in ___________; that she was married under the name of Sofe Louise V. Davis to said Milton Davis on the 29th day of October, A.D. 1904 by Alex F. Neville J.P. at Underwood, Ind there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married That she was married to Ed Davis on 30th March 1890 and he died on the 6th day of September 6th 1904. That Milton Davis was married to Mary Penrod on June 6th 1854 and she died July 12, 1887. that she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; that no prior application has been filed but Milton Davis was drawing a Pension Certificate No. 492507. She hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, George --eaire of Scottsburg Ind her attorney to prosecute the above claim; that her residence is ___________ and her post-office address is Underwood Indiana. Sofa Louise V. Davis (signature of claimant) C------ Richey Charles T. Deal
↑ Source: #S15 pg 27 Certainty: 4 Davis, Milton R married Penrod, Mary on 06 Jun 1854 Book 2B page 202