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Samuel Webster Davis (1836 - 1905)

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Samuel Webster "Sam" Davis
Born in Troy, Pike, Alabama, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 10 Feb 1855 in Troy, Pike, Alabama, United Statesmap
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Died in Troy, Pike, Alabama, United Statesmap
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Samuel was born in 1836. He passed away in 1905 and is buried[1] in Davis Cemetery, Pike, Alabama, United States of America.

On Feb 10,1855 [2] Samuel married Mary Ann Carnley in Pike County, Alabama. Mary Ann is the daughter of George Cantaline Carnley and Ellenor Murphy, both from South Carolina.

A Samuel and Mary A are recorded on the 1860 [3] Census for Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States. Both are recorded as age 24. Samuel's occupation is Overseer. Two children are listed in the household, Jane Davis, age 3 and John David, age 1. The estimated birthdate would be correct for Samuel, but not for Mary. In the 1870 [4] Census fur Township 6 Range 21, Coffee, Alabama, United States, the estimated birthdate would be correct for Mary, but not Samuel; however, the children listed are known descendants. Those in household are

  1. Sam Davis,Male,36,Alabama (Farm Laborer, At Home)
  2. Mary Davis,Female,37,Alabama
  3. William M Davis,Male,14,Alabama
  4. Sarah Davis,Female,12,Alabama
  5. Mary E Davis,Female,10,Alabama
  6. Tennessee Davis,Female,8,Alabama
  7. Samuel Davis,Male,6,Alabama
  8. Frank Davis,Male,4,Alabama
  9. Mandy Davis,Female,2,Alabama
  10. John Davis,Male,1,Alabama

The couple is recorded on 1880 [5] Census for Dixons, Pike, Alabama, United States. Those in Household are:

  1. Samuel Davis,Self,45,Alabama, United States (Farmer)
  2. Mary A Davis,Wife,46,Alabama, United States
  3. Mary E Davis,Daughter,21,Alabama, United States
  4. Tennessee E Davis,Daughter,20,Alabama, United States
  5. Samuel P Davis,Son,16,Alabama, United States
  6. Joseph F Davis,Son,14,Alabama, United States


  1. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Samuel Webster Davis, 1905; Burial, , Pike, Alabama, United States of America, Davis Cemetery; citing record ID 47938190, Find a Grave,
  2. "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 November 2017), Saml Davis and Mary Ann Cawly, 10 Feb 1855; citing Pike, Alabama, United States, County Probate Courts, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,033,193.
  3. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Samuel Davis, 1860.
  4. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 May 2019), Sam Davis, 1870.
  5. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 August 2017), Samuel Davis, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 148, sheet 138A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0029; FHL microfilm 1,254,029.

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