After sharing info with Joe via e-mail, we have discovered that his Josiah Davis and my Josiah Davis are NOT the same. Below is data we (my sister and I) have documented about Josiah and Huldah Davis (in case anyone needs this for future reference, or is related to us):
CENSUS INFO --
1850 - Moorefield, Harrison Co., OH
Josiah Davis, age 35, no occupation, b. PA
Huldah Davis, age 26 [wrong age], b. OH
Louisa J. Davis, age 4, b. PA
James McJ. Davis, age 2, b. OH
Homer Hulbert, age 13, b. PA
1860 - Jefferson Twp., Guernsey Co., OH
Josiah Davis, age 46, farmer, b. PA
Huldah, age 41, b. OH
Louisa, age 14, b. PA
James M, age 12, b. OH
Levi, age 10, b. OH
Phoebe, age 6, b. OH
Isaac, age 2, b. OH
John Tingley, age 80, show maker, b. PA
(next door is Levi Davis)
1870 - no census records found for Josiah and Huldah, but son Levi "Pierce" Davis married in 1871 in Washington Co., OH
1880 - Woodsfield in Center Twp., Monroe Co., OH
Davis Josiah, age 68, liveryman, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. PA
Hulda, age 61, wife, keeping house, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. OH
Yager, age 22, son hostler, b. OH, father b. PA, mother b. OH
1900 - New Matamoras Village, Grandview Twp., Washington Co., OH
Davis Josiah, head, b. Apr. 1813, age 87, married 68 years, b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. NJ
Huldah, wife, b. Jan. 1819, age 81, married 68 years, b. OH, father b. PA, mother b. PA
(next door is son Yager Davis. age 42 (b. Dec. 1857), and his wife Flora)
Record of Deaths, Probate Court - Guernsey Co., OH:
Davis, Huldah - 5 Mar 1902, married, 83 years 2 days old, d. Oxford Twp, b. PA, housekeeper, pneumonia, resided Oxford Twp.
Davis, Josiah - 26 July 1902, 89 years 3 months old, widowed, d. Oxford Twp, b. Green Co. PA, liveryman, old age, resided Middlebourne
Huldah Davis - dated 17 Jan. 1902
Josiah Davis - dated 17 Jan. 1902
Both wills list the same next of kin, including 1 daughter, 2 sons
(I.Y.--who is Isaac Yager--and Pierce--who is Levi; Levi "Pierce" is my great grandfather), and 4 grandsons (although there were other living grandchildren at the time, these 4 grandsons are the sons of Josiah and
Huldah's deceased daughter).
We also have a copy of Isaac Y. Davis's death certificate, wich was returned because his mother's complete maiden name was not originally listed. It shows as "Hulda Calvert".
We have information that Josiah was the second son of Hezekiah Davis, with brothers Levi, Hezekiah, Samuel, Abraham, and Isaac, and half-brother Even. We have information on each of them from censuses and other distant family members.
If anyone IS related to this Josiah Davis, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melanie (Davis) Pike