Bill.I was on a general search agenda when I found the information on William Henry Davidson. The item that drew my attention was his physical description; i.e. very tall and red hair.My great uncle was very tall and there is an early history of red hair in related family members.With that in mind, I tried to flesh him with limited success.I know that items posted on Find-A-Grave are sometimes more family lore than actual documented information, but I was hoping someone might recognize and make a connection.That being said, I have found little to document William Henry other than the Find-A-Grave info.
He is rarely found in census records. I didn't find him in Lewis Co.He supposedly is the son of William and Laura Jackson Davidson.I first find him in 1880 in Big Lake, Miss. Co., Arkansas with his mother (L.A.) and siblings.In 1910, he and his sister, Sallie, are listed.He shows two living children, but they are not enumerated.
In 1916, his son, John Thomas Davidson, married (2nd). He apparently is divorced as his first wife remarried in 1914.The first wife shows in her Find-A-Grave that she has a son Hershell Davidson.I've found him only in a couple of entries - but not in any census.
John Thomas 2nd wife was Annie (Penny) May Sisco from Perry Co., TN. The Sisco family seems to have been in Perry only in 1900 living in Lewis Co., TN before and after 1900.John and Annie were married in Etowah, Mississippi Co., Ark. in 1916.She was the daughter of Sallie Marvin Sisco and Alonzo Cisco.Alonzo died in 1929 and is buried in the Swiss Cemetery in Hohenwald, Lewis Co., TN.This is the location William Henry supposedly migrated from.So there is "some" tie to Lewis Co.Sallie Sisco dies in Mississippi Co., Ark.
Back to Lewis Co., a William John Davidson married Rhoda Keeling in Lewis Co in 1851.In 1860, they are in Barry Co., Mo. in close proximity to my Davidsons.This Wm. John is supposedly the son of your Jonah/Jonas/Josiah and Mary Finch although to my knowledge, no proof has been found.I don't believe any one from the line of William John/Rhoda has participated in the DNA test.