James B. Davis, born between 26 Jun and 5 Dec in 1785 in Culpeper Co, Virginia and died before 1 May 1883 in Cass Co, IL. He was the son of Charles Edwin Davis and Hannah Gaines.

James B. Davis is my gggg-grandfather. View Photo of James B Davis' memorial grave stone in Clark Cem., Cass Co., Illinois, or memorial grave stone of Elizabeth (Hawkins)Davis. Newspaper obit on one of his grandsons indicate he was born in Virginia. 1850 Illinois Census shows him in Cass Co, Il as 65 years old which makes his date of birth between 26 Jun and 5 Dec in 1785, see *1. 1860 Cass Co, IL US Census show him as 74 years old listed next to Jacob and Winney Shoopman and was conducted for that page on 26 Jun 1860. He was listed as 65 years old on the 1850 Cass Co, IL US Census which was conducted on 5 Dec 1850 for that page. *1..Link to Copy of page of 1850 and 1860 Census for Cass County, IL. Winney Shoopman was his daughter.

James B. Davis and Elizabeth Hawkins were married on 16 Dec 1806 in Jessamine County, Kentucky. Elizabeth Hawkins was the daughter of John and Winny Hawkins. From mariage record in Jessamine Co, KY and *2..Census does show they lived there. New sources added on references page. 1830 Census for North Liberty, Jessamine Co, Ky; also 5..Reference, 1810 Census, and *6. The 1820 Census for Jessamine Co, KY. *7. The 1840 Census for Cass Co, IL.
Children of James B. Davis and Elizabeth (Hawkins)Davis are:
  1. Winney Davis born 1810 in Ky, m. Jacob Shoopman 3 Mar 1836 in Morgan Co, IL. He was born in Tn. Marriage date source is Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900
  2. Nancy Davis, born between 1810 and 1815 in Jessamine Co, KY. *3.. Reference page.
  3. Elijah Davis, b 1818 Kentucky, d 1883 Cass Co, Peculiar Mo. b Wills Cemetary-Peculiar Mo, m. Elizabeth Shoopman Aug 23 1837, Cass Co, IL
  4. Edward Davis, b 22 Mar 1820 near Lexington Ky - came to Cass Co Ill 1835, d 16 Jul 1909, Cass Co, Virginia, Ill at Clark Cem; m. Julia Ann Davis Nov 1 1838, Cass Co, IL
  5. Anna Davis, b. Jun 12 1822; d. Apr 22 1890, buried at Clark Cem, Cass Co, IL; m John W. Collins June 27, 1842. Source: Clark Cem listing and photos of both of their grave stones. James Collins gravestone. Anna Collins grave stone. They had a daughter, Alice Collins born abt 1856, source Mrs. Carol Orwig.
  6. Martha Davis, born about 1825 calculated from 1850 Cass Co, IL Census, Pg 48.
  7. Richard Lee Davis, b 15 Apr 1826 Ky, d 22 Mar 1904 Cass Co, Ill; m. Mary Eliza Buck Dec 2 1848, m. Elizabeth Buck Nov 8 1854
  8. John H. Davis b. Apr 1830, m. Celia Buck 7 Aug 1851 Beardstown, Cass Co., IL.
  9. Mary Ann Davis, m John Matthews Oct 21, 1840;
  10. Susan Davis b. 1832, m Ebenizar Buck Dec 1, 1850*. Ebenizar was the Brother of Celia Buck who married Susan Davis' Brother John H Davis.
  11. William Davis;
  12. Unknown Davis; 4..Taken from bio sketch of Richarl L Davis.

*Note on Susan Davis. Source for marriage is ancestry.com, marriages--Illinois to 1850. Mr. Dick Williams sent e-mail that agrees with date.
Clifford Davis, Randy Davis, Carol Orwig, and Thomas Smith are researching James B Davis ancestry; please e-mail one of us if you have information.

References on James B Davis and ancestors. Geocities Home Page. My Home Page.
Elijah Davis, son of James B. Davis.
John Barton Davis, son of Elijah Davis.
Charles Edward Davis, son of John Barton Davis. Lottie Ellen Davis, Daughter of John Barton Davis.
Alvah N Davis, son of Charles Edward Davis. Mason O Davis, son of Charles Edward Davis.
Cyrus A Davis, son of Charles Edward Davis

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