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Mary Jane (Mead) Davis (1834 - 1902)

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Mary Jane (Jenny) Davis formerly Mead aka Barber, Hopkins, Wilson
Born in New Yorkmap
Wife of — married (to about ) in Muskegon, Ottawa, Michigan, USAmap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Rocky Ridge, Wisconsinmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Feb 2018
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June 5, 1834 - born in New York. Father Ira MEAD, b. 30/Sep/1805; mother Salome, b. 28/Sep/1811. According to the 1880 census, her parents were both born in NY; however, according to the 1900 census, her father was born in New York and her mother in Pennsylvania. She is supposed to be "Pennsylvania Dutch," which isn't Dutch at all but German (Deutsch).

October 10, 1852 - marries Stephen Van Rensellar BARBER in Michigan

1853 - son Andrew is born in St. Clair, MI. He died in 1872 in Brown, Stark County, MN

1855 - son Mortimer Leslie is born in St. Clair, MI

1858 - son William is born in Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI

1861 - son Chauncy "Chant" Wallace is born in DeKalb, DeKalb Co., IL

June 1870 - Federal census shows family living in Stark, Brown Co., Minnesota

1880 - According to US census, the family is living in Clear Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin

? - Splits up with Stephen

May 4, 1882 - marries Eri Brooks DAVIS in either Illinois or Wisconsin. Eri is a spiritualist and meat cutter. He was born 30/Jun/1818, Oxford, Worchester, Massachusetts.

1896? - she and Eri live on homestead with son Mortimer and his family.

1900 - According to US census, the family (including Stephen, Mary Jane, and Eri B. Davis) is living in Bashaw, Washburn County, WI

April 18, 1901 - Eri dies. He is buried near Spooner, WI, near Three Corners on the Rocky Ridge Rd, the one going to Shell Lake via Yellow River on the west side as you go north.

June 3, 1902 - Mary Jane dies and is buried at Rocky Ridge.


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