My husband's ancestor was married to Mary Frances McElrath, daughter of John and Rachel. His name was Jasper Newton Davis b. 1832 SC. They had one son that survived Mary Frances and he lived to adulthood. He was named John Wesley Davis, born 1858 (2 yr 1860 Benton county Al census).
John Davis married Victoria Ransom. They had several children, one named Ensley Pulaski Davis for John's uncle-older brother of Jasper (John's father).
John Davis was also with Amanda C.(Cannon) and Ensley P. Davis in 1870 Washington county Tx. census. John Wesley, five or more years older than children born to Jane M. (Woods) his step-mother, I presumed that his feelings were more with his uncle than his father and Jane.
Jasper had many children by Jane but only three daughters and one son lived to adulthood, James born c1864. James has many descendants. John also has many descendants.
William W. Davis family consisted of one daughter Regina or Reginer, two sons named Ensley and Jasper. They did have four OLDER STEP-SIBLINGS whose last name was FAULK or FALK, Faulk is the correct spelling.
Regina or Reginer married William Pogue and is shown living next door to the two younger brothers Ensley and Jasper and their stepmother Sarah, widow of Richard Faulk, in 1850 Benton/Calhoun county census.
William married Sarah in Lowndes county, Al. 1836. Their step-mother SARAH, her maiden name is unknown, but she had four children by Richard Faulk, he died 1829. There were two girls and two boys. I have no knowledge of any other children of this Davis family and I have census readings from 1830.
The 1840 Alabama census listed two daughters and two small sons, the mother and one daughter do not show up in the 1850 census and Regina or Reginer is married by 1850 and next door or next name on the census page.
If COUSINS were in the area I am not certain who they might have been.Any help appreciated.