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Davis Name Study

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: 20 Sep 1868 to 3 Mar 1963
Surnames/tags: Davis Davies
Last profile change on 17 Sep 2019
01:47: Brook Quattlebaum posted a message on the page for Davis Name Study. [Thank Brook for this]
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How to Join

Please contact the project leader Lori Masucci or post a comment to the right. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Task List

  • Begin adding location-specific pages for places where the Davis project will be working. You can claim the places you want to add sub-categorization for below, to avoid confusion. Indent once for country, twice for the next geographical level, etc. Add yourself to any location that has already been claimed to begin a collaboration.
  • There are many orphaned Davis profiles. Would anyone like to volunteer to adopt some? Orphaned Davis Profiles
  • Likewise, there are many unsourced Davis profiles. Anyone who would like to add sources to these profiles would be doing a great service to both the Davis surname and Wikitree in general Unsourced Davis Profiles
  • Continue adding connections to Davis profiles until every Davis is linked into the main tree.

Locations Where Members Are Working

United States Lori Masucci
Florida Lori Masucci
Citrus County Lori Masucci--This is where my great-grandfather is buried
Pennsylvania Lori Masucci
Blair County Lori Masucci--This is where my mother's family lived
Clearfield County Lori Masucci --This is where my GG grandfather was born

Notable Davis Profiles

Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America

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On 17 Sep 2019 at 01:47 GMT Brook Quattlebaum wrote:

Hello Lori,

I have been trying to find my Davis ancestors for 12 years with no results; just too many of us! My great-great-grandfather was Jacob Davis, listed as Jake on his son's death certificate in South Carolina. I did find a census record from 1840 listing the family, but nothing further. Everything I have is entered on WikiTree. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, and I am happy to assist others in any way I can.

On 10 Apr 2019 at 13:56 GMT Theresa Marie Burdick wrote:

Hi Lori,

Martha J Davis is my 2nd great grandmother. Born in 1845 Kent County Delaware. Married Williams S Williams in 1861 Delaware. I am RE-researching her side right now. I am back to 1705 Del/Md. I believe these Davis' are part of the ones that moved on to Ohio. I am DNA matched to all of their children and sourced to Martha's 3 sets of grandparents with 2 of them DNA This would be great to fill in holes.

United States Delaware Sussex Kent County Duck Creek (Smyrna) Maryland Pennsylvania Philadelphia Terry

On 28 Mar 2019 at 14:33 GMT Dennis Davis wrote:

My great-great grandfather died abt 20 yrs old in English Canada of an accident. He had two children Margaret & Robert. Margaret died from a disease. Their mother remarried a Gore and they journey to Delaware Iowa. Trying to find Henry's family at the time before accident.

On 3 Mar 2019 at 16:36 GMT Mandy (Brewer) Steinhardt wrote:

I am connected to Nancy Jane Davis on my father's side and I'd like to be included in the Davis project. I have extensive paperwork on that side from a family tree book which was passed down to me.

On 31 Jan 2019 at 13:36 GMT Susan Wilson wrote:

Hi Lori,

I descend from Charles Neeley Davis. I'm confident the family has spread far and wide, but my own branch came from Guilford County, N.C. to Grayson and Carroll Counties in Virginia. I have been working on this line and would like to start adding them to the name study. Thanks for starting this. Susan

On 30 Jan 2019 at 20:16 GMT Aurora (Howard) Chancy wrote:

My inlaws come from an extensive Davis/Davies line. Im still pretty new on here and haven't input every one but the farthest back I have inputted is Davis-60759. Waitman Davis 1784-1856. I can go a little farther with Robert Davis Birth 1720 • Mispillion Hundred, Kent, Delaware, Death APR 1794 • Mispillion Hundred, Kent, Delaware

On 14 Jan 2019 at 07:56 GMT Warren Marine wrote:

Hi Lori,

My mother's maiden name is Davis. My late grandfather and especially his father were big into genealogy. I have quite a bit of tree information and will try to find time to sift through and update our line. The starting point is Greenville, Ill where my great grandfather was a Deacon. I also know that we have information which can be traced at least back to Roxbury, Mass. It will be several months until I have time to reengage with this project. Any information you may have in the meantime would be most appreciated.

On 7 Jan 2019 at 15:32 GMT Phil Jourdeuil wrote:

Hi, I married Sue Davis and have been working on her family tree in Nova Scotia Canada. Am trying to trace her loyalist ancestor Thomas Davis who may have been a member of the British (Tarleton's) Legion and settled in Port Mouton NS on a loyalist land grant of 150 Acres in 1784.

On 23 Nov 2018 at 18:24 GMT Ron Lyster wrote:

My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Dorothy Amelia Davis. I can only trace the Davis surname back to Charles E. Davis (1833 - 1893), my second great grandfather, who lived in Ohio, Missouri, and Tennessee. His son was George Edgar Davis.

On 15 Sep 2018 at 02:17 GMT Scott Davis wrote:

I added my 3xgreat grandfather Eli Davis to this project category some time ago, but I don't recall that I "joined" the Davis name project at the same time. He brought my surname from Somerset, England to South Australia in 1850.

My research so far shows that Eli had three older sisters and he was the only son. I don't think any of his sisters married.

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