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Martha Selina Davis (1827 - 1872)

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Martha Selina Davis
Born in Fayette, Georgia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 15 Jun 1847 in Chambers, Alabama, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Tallapoosa, Alabama, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 16 Sep 2019 | Created 26 Aug 2019 | Last significant change: 16 Sep 2019
23:39: Lewis Griffin Jr. added Baxter Boswell Davis (abt.1790-bef.1830) as father for Martha Selina Davis (1827-1872). [Thank Lewis for this]
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Martha Selina Davis was probably born in Fayette Co. GA. She and her widowed mother, Dovey, are thought to have come to Chambers Co. AL before 1839.

In 1847 she married William Croft Davis there. Martha was a creditor to the estate of Ezekiel Ratchford in 1847. She received $54.00 and $0.50 interest in payment of a promissory note, and the payment was signed in 1848 as received by her husband, William C. Davis.

In 1850 William C. and Martha were living adjacent to Ratchford's widow, Elizabeth P. (Davis) Ratchford. Martha may have died of heart disease at the age of 45. Several of her children died at a relatively young age with heart problems.

Martha and William gave very specific names to their children, as if they were proud of their ancestry and wished to preserve a memory of it. But I've been unable to decipher a single clue from all those specific names, and not that I haven't tried. The middle names Milton, Beaks, Clark, Lawrence, and Mitchell are all surnames. But I've never been able to find a family connection to any of those surnames. It is an open research problem.


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