Mathew Davis

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  • Name Mathew Davis 
    Born 1811 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Lafayette County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 169
      Matthew Davis
      (70-80) 1F
      (30-40) 1F
      (20-30) 1M
      (5-10) 2F
      (0-5) 1M 1F
      Slaves
      (24-36) 1F
      (10-24) 1F
      (0-10) 3F

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 228
      Mathew Davis 39 M, Farmer, $700 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Nancy Davis 38 F, Born in NC
      Mary A. Davis 16 F, Born in NC
      Martha E. Davis 14 F, Born in NC
      Susannah Davis 12 F, Born in NC
      Windsor Davis 10 M, Born in NC
      Jane Davis 8 F, Born in NC

      1859, Oct 6 -- Deed Book 5 Page 250, Moore County, NC
      Mathew Davis, Mary A.E. Davis, M. E. Davis, Alston T. Williams and wife Susannah B., Serepta J. Brewer, Winser S. Davis and Stephen B. Davis deeded Elizabeth Ritter two tracts [1] 71 acres located on Buffalow Creek adjoining J.R. Ritter [2] 87 acres adjoining John R. Ritter, Sarah Melton and Susannah Davis. P.K. Myrick and Mathew Williams were witnesses.

      1860 -- Census, Lafayette County, AR Page 75
      M.W. Davis 58 M, Farmer, $280 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Charlotte Davis 22 F, Born in NC
      Mary Davis 25 F, Born in NC
      Martha E. Davis 24 F, Born in NC
      Sereptha Davis 18 F, Born in NC
      W.S. Davis 21 M. Farm Laborer, Born in NC
      Stephen R. Davis 15 M, Born in NC
      Eli B. Davis 3 M, Born in NC
      Jesse Y. Davis 2 M, Born in NC
      Wm. W. Brewer 2 M, Born in NC
      Martha J. Brewer 6/12 F, Born in AR
    Person ID I38597  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    DNA Tests  2 DNA tests are associated with Mathew Davis 

    Father Stephen Davis,   b. 1767,   d. 1863  (Age 96 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1769,   d. 1863  (Age 94 years) 
    Family ID F2358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susannah Ritter,   b. 14 Sep 1809,   d. 18 Jan 1846  (Age 36 years) 
    Notes 
    • Mathew Davis and children sold two tracts of land that was previously owned by John Ritter land to Elizabeth Ritter in 1859 right before he and family migrated to Lafayette County, AR. Why did he have Ritter land? The fact that the deed is from he and his children lead me to believe that it was his wife's inheritance. Nancy McIntosh (1812-1856) is buried in the old Scotch Graveyard and on her tombstone it reads "wife of Mathew Davis and dtr. of Neill McIntosh. Some people online have her maiden name as Nancy Ritter. My belief is that Mathew immediately married Nancy McIntosh after Susannah died and he was a widower with several small children.

      Oral history in the Ritter family stated that John Ritter and Elizabeth Richardson had a daughter named Susannah.
      Susannah Davis (1809-1846) is buried in the Davis/Ritter cemetery with her parents John and Elizabeth Ritter. On the 1859 deeds from Mathew and children - it lists one of the adjoining tracts as belonging to Susannah Davis (this land had also previously been owned by John Ritter and was likely part of her inheritance). There is also a John Winson Davis (1844-1846) buried at the Davis cemetery who I am very confident was a child of Mathew Davis and Susannah Ritter.

      Lastly, in the 1840 census, there is a female aged 70-80 in his household. I am fairly confident this is Elizabeth Richardson Ritter.
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann "Polly" Davis,   b. 1834
     2. Martha E. Davis,   b. 1836
    +3. Susannah B. Davis,   b. 1838
     4. Windsor S. Davis,   b. 1840
    +5. Serepta Jane Davis,   b. 1842
     6. John Winson Davis,   b. 2 Mar 1844,   d. 10 Jun 1846  (Age 2 years)
     7. Stephen R. Davis,   b. 1845
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 
    Family ID F12490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy McIntosh,   b. 6 Jun 1812,   d. 5 Jan 1856  (Age 43 years) 
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 
    Family ID F17174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Charlotte E. Ferguson,   b. 1838 
    Married 3 Dec 1857  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eli B. Davis,   b. 1857
     2. Jesse Y. Davis,   b. 1858
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F12491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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