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Mary (Penrod) Davis (1833 - 1887)

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Mary (Polly) "Polly" Davis formerly Penrod
Born in Indianamap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 6 Jun 1854 in Scottsburg, Scott County, Indianamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Washington County, Indianamap
Profile last modified 9 Aug 2017 | Created 3 Aug 2017
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Mary Penrod was born 16 Oct 1833 in Indiana, daughter of Samuel Penrod. She was called Polly, which was a common nickname (at the time) for Mary.

On 6 Jun 1854 she married Milton Reese Davis, son of Elizabeth Smith and Henry Davis, at Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana. They had one daughter and six sons.

Polly passed away on 12 Jul 1887 in Washington County, Indiana and is buried at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Franklin Township, Washington, Indiana.

Mary (Polly) Penrod. Given Name: Mary (Polly). Surname: Penrod. [1][2][3][4][5]

Died 12 Jul 1887. Washington County, Indiana. [6]

Buried Bunker Hill Cemetery, Franklin Township, Washington, Indiana. [7]

Marriage Husband Milton Reese Davis. PREF Y. Wife Mary (Polly) Penrod. PREF Y. Marriage 6 Jun 1854. Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana. [8][9] Child: Milton Edward Davis. PREF Y.


  1. Source: #S7 1860 Indiana Certainty: 3 Indiana, Clark County, Charleston Township July 6, 1860. Milton Davis - 30, Mary Davis - 29. Sammuel PARROD - 50 (born in KY), Samuel H. Davis - 3, James A. Davis - 11/12.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Source: #S14
  5. 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
  6. Source: #S17 Milton Reese Davis Civil War Pension 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 pension 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
  7. Source: #S3 Washington County Cemetery lookup Certainty: 3 Davis, Milton R., bur. Bunker Hill Cemetery, Franklin Township, Washington County, Indiana. m. Polly, b 16 Oct, 1833, d. 12 Jul, 1887. Service: Private, 4th Cavalry, 77th Regiment, Company D, Indiana Volunteers, residence, Charlestown, mustered in 9 Aug, 1862, mustered out 29 Jun, 1865.
  8. Source: #S15 pg 27 Certainty: 4 Davis, Milton R married Penrod, Mary on 06 Jun 1854 Book 2B page 202
  9. Source: #S16
  • Source: S14 Media: Letter Janet Poyner Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S17 Media: Military Military Pension Papers Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S3 Media: Personal Vernon R. Peterson Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S4 Media: Interview Henry William Amos Davis Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S7 Media: Census/Tax Federal Census 4 Aug 2001 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y

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