Absalom Davis

#5783, b. 14 Nov 1816, d. 6 Feb 1899
Last Edited:9 Jul 2017
FatherWilliam J Davis1 d. about 1833
MotherCelia R (--?--)1

Children of Absalom Davis and Priscilla Williams

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthAbsalom Davis was born on 14 Nov 1816 at Kent County, DE.1
MarriageHe married Priscilla Williams possibly on 28 Feb 1837, at Kent County, DE. Note that a later marriage bond found in the Delaware archives was dated 25 Feb 1841. This date seems more "official" but doesn't fit as well with the births of two children dated ca 1838-1840. Additional research is needed to reconcile these dates.1,2
Census1850Absolem Davis (given age 30) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1850 census at Henry Township, Fulton County, IN, with his wife, Priscilla. Other household members included Celia Davis (given age 12), Wm Davis (given age 10), Margaret E Davis (given age 8), John Davis (given age 5) and Christopher Davis (given age 2). Absalom was a farmer.3
Census1860Absalom Davis (given age 49) was enumerated as the head of a household on the 1860 census at Henry Township, Fulton County, IN, with his wife, Pricilla; Celia Davis (given age 19), William Davis (given age 17), Margaret Davis (given age 15), John Davis (given age 14), Cristopher Davis (given age 11), Cristian Davis (given age 9), Elmore Davis (given age 7), Almire Davis (given age 7), Mary Davis (given age 4) and Absalom Davis (given age 1). Absalom was a farmer, with real estate valued at $2500 and personal property at $400.4
Census1870On the 1870 census, Absalome Davis (given age 55) was the head of a household, living in Henry Township, Fulton County, IN, with his wife, Pricilla Davis (given age 50). Also living in this household was John Davis (given age 23), Christopher Davis (given age 21), C Ann Davis (given age 18), Elmore Davis (given age 19), Mary Davis (given age 13) and Schuyler C Davis (given age 4). Absalome was a farmer, with real estate valued at $4250 and personal property of $1502. Pricilla could not read or write.5
Census1880Absolom Davis (given age 64) was enumerated on the 1880 census as the head of a household, living in Henry Township, Fulton County, IN, with his wife Percilla Davis (given age 60), son(s) Schuiler Davis (given age 13).6
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 78, when his wife, Priscilla, died on 29 Jan 1895.7,8
DeathAbsalom Davis died at age 82 on 6 Feb 1899 in IN.9
BurialHe was buried at Omega Cemetery in SW of Akron, Fulton County, IN. The GPS location of the grave is 41.015409235881, -86.070907451293.8,9,7
ProbateApplication for probate of his estate was filed on 14 Feb 1899, at Fulton County, IN. John Davis was named as Executor of his estate. His will mentions he had previously given his son John his full share. He also had cancelled the mortgage (which had never been paid) on 40 acres of land that he had given his son William 20 years previously. His remaining children received real estate.10

Citations:

  1. [S1223] A. L. Kingman. Combination Atlas Map of Fulton County, Indiana: compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys by A.L. Kingman. Rochester, IN: Fulton County Historical Society, 1883 (1975 reprint).
  2. [S1219] DE. Kent County. Marriage bond. Public Archives Commission, Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Kent, DE, USA.
  3. [S836] 1850 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  4. [S837] 1860 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  5. [S838] 1870 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  6. [S533] 1880 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  7. [S341] Unknown author. "Family group sheets from Grandma's Indiana trip, ca1980."
  8. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  9. [S979] BillionGraves.com. Website. Online http://www.billiongraves.com
  10. [S1226] Jean C. Tombaugh and Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton County Indiana Wills (Briefed), 1836-1974. 2 volumes. 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538: Tombaugh House, 1983.
  11. [S503] Jean C. Tombaugh and Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton County Indiana Obituaries, The Rochester Sentinel. Tombaugh House : 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538, 1998.
  12. [S508] Jean C. Tombaugh and Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton County Indiana Obituaries, The News-Sentinel. Tombaugh House : 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538, 1996.