Joseph L. Harris:Information about Levi Davis
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Levi Davis (b. 30 Nov 1797, d. 11 Feb 1849)Levi Davis (son of Allin Davis and Unknown Vincent) was born 30 Nov 1797 in South Carolina, and died 11 Feb 1849 in Yalobusha Co., Mississippi.He married Martha Burkhead on 1818, daughter of James Meyer Burkhead and Charity Muse.
Notes for Levi Davis:
His likely father, Allin Davis, had an part of his estate appraised in 1832 by Levi Davis, William Stripling and Elihu Richardson.Levi Davis named a child William Stripling Davis.
At the time of his marriage to Martha Burkhead, she was likely a resident of Rowan Co., NC in that area that became Davidson Co., NC in the 1820's.
The name of Richmond Terrell, common in Virginia in the 1600's and 1700's, must be a clue to Levi's ancestry; the name does not appear in his wife's ancestry.
Levi's home in Mississippi was in that area of Yalobusha County, MS that became Grenada County, which was formed in 1870.His home seems to have been located on land purchased in (later Gore Springs, MS) as early as 13 August 1837.The land was described as 31/2 Sec 20, T22, R7 East.It was sold to John Culpepper James after Levi Davis' death in 1849.The land was transferred on the second Monday in November, 1849.
Descendants resided in Calhoun County (established 1856) and Sabougla (PO established 17 Sep 1873).This village was first called Davistown, and the Terrell Davis home was perhaps the oldest house in the neighborhood.
He was from Union Co., SC, where other Davis family members from Calhoun / Webster with similar family names came from.Levi and Martha moved to Yalobusha Co. (now Calhoun) in 1835.
Census records for at least one child indicated that Levi may have resided briefly in Kentucky.A series of deeds for Trigg Co., KY names Levi Davis, Miles Davis, John B. Davis, father John Davis, and Jefferson Davis in the 1810-1830 time frame, before Yalobusha Co. was opened up.That Levi Davis patented land in Trigg Co., KY between 8 Aug 1820 and 15Jun 1821, and he was dead by 1849.
I do not know if the Kentucky family is the same family.
More About Levi Davis and Martha Burkhead:
Children of Levi Davis and Martha Burkhead are:
- +Terrell Richmond Davis, b. 26 Dec 1819, North Carolina, d. 28 Jan 1861, Calhoun Co, Mississippi.
- Semsyl Narry Davis, b. 04 Nov 1822, d. date unknown.
- Aaron Davis, b. 15 Apr 1824, South Carolina, d. date unknown.
- N.P. Davis, b. Abt. 1826, d. date unknown.
- Mary Wallace Davis, b. 15 Jun 1828, d. date unknown.
- Wlliam Stripling Davis, b. 28 Nov 1832, d. date unknown.
- Robert Raymond Davis, b. 03 Oct 1833, d. date unknown.
- Levi Jefferson Davis, b. 21 May 1835, d. date unknown.