Jemima was born before 1730 based on the birth of her first child and died after 1770 based on the birth of her last child. No records have been found for her birth, nor death. Her parents are the subject of a lot of discussion, but the truth is not yet discovered.
John Davis a resident of Virginia, married Mrs. Jemima Collins, whose maiden name was Jefferson, a relative of Thomas Jefferson. John Davis's children were; Robert, Thomas, William, James, John, Mary and Jemima.
Robert's (eldest child of John and Jemima) maternal grandson Constant Elisha Watson Davis, stated in his manuscript "The Davis Family", written in 1892, that Robert's mother, Jemima (Jefferson) Collins Davis was related to President Thomas Jefferson. This claim is later confirmed by the previously mentioned source "History of Logan County, West Virginia", which was written in 1896.
More research is needed to prove parents, first husband (Collins) and relationship to President Thomas Jefferson. I find it interesting that a descendant of John Wyatt and Jemima Jefferson (Minerva Jane Davis Baker) named her son Peter Jefferson Baker. I was recently contacted by historian at Montecello, the Jefferson homeplace, who stated that Jemima could not be Jane, the daughter of Peter Jefferson, as she died young and never married.
From Kate Davis: My great grandfather's name was William Henderson Davis. We are direct descendants of John Davis and Jemima Jefferson Davis (if this was her name--I have found no vital records for either). Thomas Jefferson's mother's will was witnessed by Thomas and a man named William Henderson. This does not prove a connection with Thomas Jefferson--it merely indicates the continuation of the family "myth" at least as far as the 1860s. This relationship should be broken! Thomas Jefferson's sister died at age 25 unmarried!!!
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