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Subject: [VA-SOUTHSIDE-L] Archibald Davis family Bible
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 07:51:56 EST
Notes from Archibald Davis family Bible found at the Library of Virginia
Page 1- Fly leaf from King James Version of the Bible this copy printed
October 27, 1802 (no indication that I can see as to who was the owner of this
Bible or who made the entries)
Archibald Davis son of William Davis and Martha his wife was born April 25th
Ann Davis his wife was born March the 16th 1766 (possibly 1765) and departed
this life 7th day of May 1790.
Alexander Davis son of Archibald Davis and Ann his wife was born 25th day of
Baldy Sorsby Davis son of Archibald Davis and Ann his wife was born 10th day
of Apr 1790.
Elizabeth Davis wife of Archibald Davis was born Nov 30th 1769 and departed
this life on 11th day of April 1801.
Telemecus Davis son of Archibald Davis and Elizabeth his wife was born June
22nd 1792 (?)
Willie Davis son of Archd Davis and Eliz his wife was born June 19th 1793.
Nancy Baldwin Davis daughter of Arcd and Eliz his wife was born Apr 20th, 1795
Tempie Davis daughter of Archd Davis and Elizabeth his wife was born June
Archibald Davis son of William by Martha his wife departed this life the 23rd
day of April 1832 aged 71 years 11 months and 28 days.
Archibald Davis was married to Ann Sorsby daughter of Samuel Sorsby the 27th
day of Decr 1787 (Surry Co, VA records have date as 18 Dec 1787)
Was married a second time to Elizabeth Sorsby daughter of Stephen Sorsby
April 29, 1791. (Surry Co, VA records have date as 26 April 1791)
Was married a third time to Margaret Gilbert daughter of Henry Gilbert Febry
17th 1803 (Surry Co, VA records have date as 14 February 1803)
Archibald Davis Jr was married to Irena T. Bell the 29th October 1829 by Rever
’d Jas. S Gwaltney
Joseph Raulin Davis son of Archibald and Irena his wife was born the 4th day
of May 1833 about 2 o’Clock in the evening.
Louisa Caroline Clarke the adopted daughter of Archibald Davis and Irena his
wife was born October 6th 1831.
Dectaur Oswyn Davis son of Archibald & Irena Davis was born the 1st day of
October 1839 about 11 O’Clock in the morning.
Archibald Davis son of Archibald Davis and Margarett his wife was born Feby
Charles Frederick Davis son of Archibald Davis and Margarett his wife was
born the 2nd day of Nov 1806 and departed this life the 25th day of Aug 1807.
Samuel Jones Davis son of Archibald Davis and Margarett his wife was born Aug
George Augustus Davis son of Arch. Davis & Margarett his wife was born Sept.
Elizabeth Davis daughter of Arc’d Davis & Margarett his wife was born Jany 5
1813 and departed this life Sept 16th 1814.
Sam’l J? Davis departed this life Sept 22, 1814
George A Davis departed this life Oct 2, 1814
Sarah Wheaton Davis daughter of Arch’d Davis and Margarett his wife was born
Aug 13th 1815
Fayette Henry Davis son of Arch’d Davis and Margarett his wife was born April
26th 1817 & departed this life Sept 5 1820
Powhatan, Opechanka-naugh, and Pocahuntas children of Arch’d Davis and
Margarett his wife was born Nov 15th ( about 11 O’Clock PM) 1820 the latter of
which was born dead
Sarah Wheaton Davis departed this life April 9th 1829 aged 11 y 7 mo 26 d
“She is gone & like a rose has left a perfume”
Margaret Davis departed this life the 6th day of November 1832 aged fifty
three years 11 months and twenty five days
Willie Davis departed this life the 21st day of Nov. 1832 age thirty nine
years five months and two days.
Ann B. Maynard departed this life on Thursday the 22nd day of August 1833
aged thirty eight years four months and two days.
Archibald Davis departed this life the 17th of February 1847 aged forty two
years and nine days. (my note:This would be the son of Archibald Davis and
Margaret Gilbert. See page 4)
Irena B Davis wife of Archibald Davis departed this life the 29th day of July
1857 aged 39 years ? mo 22 days (my note: if she married Archibald Davis in
1829, this age at her time of death can’t be right)
Joseph Raulin Davis son of Archibald and Irena T Davis died in the hospital
August 17th 1862 Chesterfield County, VA. He was a member of Co. D 16th Reg’t
Virginia Volunteers Confederate States Army.
Powhatan Davis son of Archibald and Margaret Davis died March 29the 1887.
Aged 66 years 6 mos. And 1? Days
Miss Martha W Lane died Septmeber 7th 1873. Aged 62 years. She was the
daughter of John and Nancy Lane.
Sarah Alice Davis wife of Decatur O Davis died June 9th 1900- 11:45AM. Aged
55 years and 15 days
Decatur O Davis son of Archibald and Irena T. Davis and Sarah Alice
Tyree-daughter of William and Martha E. Tyree were married May 5th 1869
Sarah Alice Tyree, daughter of William and Martha E Tyree was born May 25th,
Infant child (son) of Decatur O and Sarah Alice Davis died January 30th 1877
Elizabeth Bell Davis daughter of Decatur O and Sarah Alice Davis was born
March 28th, 1879