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ALEXANDER M. DAVIS and DRUZILLA E. CANTRELL
Alexander M. DAVIS b 21 may 1824 Spartanburg Co, SC d 31 Oct 1905 Dade Co, MO bur
Buchanan Cem, Dade Co, MO m1 1844 Druzilla Drucilla) E. CANTRELL b 21Feb
Spartanburg Co, SC d 27 Oct 1894 Dade Co, MO, he m2 21 Apr 1896 Sarah E. Luttral.
Alexander M. Davis was the son of John Lewis "Jackie" DAVIS b 1790 and Ellender
"Nellie" CANTRELL b 1794 (dau of John "Johnny Flat" CANTRELL b 1773 d aft 1850
Warren Co., Tn m Mary ATKINS b 1774 NC) who moved in 1837 from Spartanburg,
SC to Warren Co, TN in a an area later to be DeKalb Co, TN and remained there.
The children of Jackie and Nellie DAVIS were:
William Harrison DAVIS b 1814 SC d Feb 1888 DeKalb Co, TN m1 Brazella CASKEY,
m2 Elizabeth "Betty" POTTER; Sarah DAVIS, David E. DAVIS, Alexander M. DAVIS,
John L.DAVIS m Paralee; Elias Mayberry DAVIS b 8 May 1829 m Elizabeth Judith
SMITH; Nancy DAVIS; Elizabeth DAVIS;Rebecca DAVIS m George Robert SMITH,
brother to Elizabeth Judith SMITH, and Amanda DAVIS.
Sources: Charles, Records and Census of DeKalb Co, TN,Warren G. Cantrell, John
Gray Davis, DeKalb Co, Tn and Dade Co, MO records. David Hennessee, records of
Spartanburg Co, SC.
Druzilla was the daughter of Peter CANTRELL and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" DAVIS b abt
1804 Spartanburg Co, TN who moved to Dade County, MO.
John Lewis "Jackie" DAVIS and Polly DAVIS were siblings, the children of David DAVIS,
Jr.b abt 1785 and Rebecca MC MACKIN McMickin) of Spartanburg Co, SC.
David DAVIS, Jr. was the son of David DAVIS, Sr.b abt 1725 VA and Elinor CLARK b abt
1725 VA, dau of William CLARK b abt 1700 and Mary MITCHELL,daughter of John MITCHELL,
married prob abt 1750 Norfolk Co, VA or Amherst Co, VA. David DAVIS, Sr.'s brother
John DAVIS moved to Spartanburg also. Elinor CLARK's brother Benjamin CLARK moved to
Spartanburg with them. They settled at Miller's Mill where Reedy Creek empties into
the North Fork of Tyger River.
Children of Alexander M. DAVIS and Druzilla E. CANTRELL:
1. William J. DAVIS b 31 Jan 1846 TN m Isabell ______.
2. Peter Cantrell DAVIS b abt 1847 Tennessee m 1872 Nancy H.Cantrell.
3. Isaac Denton DAVIS b March 1847 DeKalb Co, TN
4. Cordelia E. DAVIS b 4 Sep 1852
1. William J.DAVIS b 31 Jan 1846 TN d 16 Oct1876 Dade Co, MO m Isabell___b abt 1848
d 27 Dec 1900 Dade Co, MO.
Their children were (may have been others):
a. Mary Ellen DAVIS b 26 Aug 1867 Dade Co, MO d 13 Jun 1933 PA m 30 Oct 1884 Dade Co,
MO William Edward HOOVER.
b. Burdett E. "Birdie" DAVIS b abt 1869 MO.
c. George DAVIS b abt 1871 MO
d. Charles DAVISb abt 1873 MO
e. Florence DAVIS b abt 1875
2. Peter Cantrell DAVIS b abt 1847 TN m 1872 Kansas,Nancy H. Cantrell.
Their children (may have been others):
a. Annette DAVIS b abt 1874 Dade Co, MO.
b. David DAVIS b abt 1876 Dade Co, MO.
c. Bell DAVIS b abt 1879 Dade Co, MO..
Isaac Denton "Dent" DAVIS b Mar 1847 DeKalb Co, TN d 16 Jan 1886 Dade Co,MO bur
poss Greenfield, MO, m 16 Jan 1886 Greenfield, Dade Co, MO, Mary Angeline "Angie"
CASADA Cassada), dau of David JACKSON CASADA and Didama DOUGLAS of Murray Co, GA
and Dade Co, MO. Dent and Angie's children attended Hampton School with her
brother Ira Alexander DOUGLAS' children in Dade County. Dent was a miner.
After his decease Angie married Daniel D. (or David Daniel) TANNER,
and both are buried IOOF Cem. at Marionville, MO.
Children of Dent and Angie DAVIS:
a. Luther LANDON (Lander) DAVIS b 14 Dec 1869 Dade Co, MO d 1 Oct 1929 Eureka,CA
bur Greenwood Cem, Arcada, CA.Luther m1 11 Nov 1891 Aurora, Lawrence Co, MO,
Ida May ANDERSON dau of William Thomas "Tom" ANDERSON and Mary Elizabeth
"Maggie" TRAIL of Lincoln Co, MO and Aurora, Lawrence Co, MO, b 26 Sep 1873
Aurora, MO d 1 Oct 1929 Aurora, Lawrence Co, MO, bur Old Aurora Cemetery.
a. Ethel Beatrice DAVIS b 25 Apr 1893 Aurora, Lawrence Co, MO d 19 Nov 1983 Tulsa,
Tulsa Co,OK,bur Maple Park Cem,Aurora,MO,m 3 Sep 1911 Aurora, MO Charles
Marquis "Marcus, "MARK",C.M." SEBURN, b 4 Sep 1887 Aurora, MO d 28 Mar 1955
Aurora, MO, bur Maple Park Cem. Aurora, MO, the son of Ivan Lassfield SEBURN
and Margreth Erdilla HINKLE of Aurora.
Ivan was a farmer, the son of Cornelius Lassfield SEBURN and Mary Jane RYKER of
Shelby Co, KY and Jefferson Co, Ind and early farmers of Aurora, MO. Three sons
of Ivan and Margreth,owned the Little Betsey Mine in Aurora. Mark SEBURN was a
big bridge builder in the midwest and later a carpenter.
Children of Ethel and Mark SEBURN:
i. Loyle Adalbert "Al" SEBURN b 20 Sep 1913 Aurora, MO d 15 Jun 1973 Huntsville,
Madison Co, Ark bur Maple Park Cem, Aurora, MO m1 17 Aug 1937 Topeka, KS,
Catherine Eleanor KAISER dau of John Paul KAISER and Elizabeth OCHS. three
children living, m2 Helen J.IRICK, dau of E. J. IRICK of Sedan, KS, 2
children d yng bur Maple Park Cem.Aurora,MO,one was premature,the other of cancer age 3.
ii. William Howard SEBURNb 4 Mar 1915 Aurora,MO d 14 May 1916 Aurora, MO of pneumonia.
iii. Irma Beatrice SEBURN b 23 May 1919 Crane, Lawrence Co,MO m 21 Feb 1949
Bentonville, Benton Co, AR, Thurman G. THOMAS, they lived in northern CA and OK.
Two children, living.
iv. Mary Elizabeth SEBURN b 16 Nov 1928 Aurora, MO d 25 Dec 1990 Wichita,
Sedgewick Co, KS bur Maple Park Cem,Aurora, MO, m 4 Sep 1948 Tulsa, Tulsa Co,
OK, Carroll Dwayne TAYLOR.Two children living. Carroll m2 Joyce Jul 1991.
Luther LANDON (Lander) DAVIS m2 abt 1890 Jessie Mae MC CLURE. They lived in Aurora
until after 1900 and moved to Montrose, Co, later to Burbank, Ca and Eureka, CA.
He was a miner and worked in the lumber industry.
Children of Landon and Jessie Mae DAVIS:
b. Charles Denton DAVIS b abt 895 Aurora, MO m Jennie A. ___,Lived Blue Lake, CA.
c. Earl Herbert DAVIS b 1897 Aurora, MO (Herbert Earl Davis),Lived North Bend,
d. William Garrett DAVIS b Apr 1900 Aurora, MO, m Grace ____Lived Blue Lake, CA.
e. Edith Gertrude DAVIS b Montrose, CO, lived Eureka, CA.
f. Mary Elizabeth DAVIS d 1918 of influenza, Montrose,CO
g. Jessie May DAVIS m Frank LEWIS prob Eureka, CA.
Sources: John Gray Davis, Mary Elizabeth Seburn Taylor,Mildred I. Seburn
Clark Dotterer, Dade and Lawrence Co,MO Census and records, death cert.
of Luther Lander Davis, Bible records of Ethel Beatrice Davis Seburn
for her parents marriage (Luther Landon Davis and Ida May Anderson).
4. Cordelia E. DAVIS b 4 Sep 1852 DeKalb Co, Tn d 16 Jan 1881 Dade Co, MO
of childbirth complications. Cordelia m 9 Oct 1870 Dade Co, MO,Isaac
Henry BROWN b 27 Jan 1849 Tn d 22 Nov 1894 son of Soloman BROWN and
Catherine DANIEL. Isaac BROWN m2 16 Oct 1884 Dade Co, MO Missouri
Rebecca STOCKTON b 7 Sep 1857 d 1937 Eureka Springs, Carroll Co,AR,
they had one child, Holly Ethel BROWN b 20 Mar 1887 m Mr. Smith.
Their children were:
i. Ida Florence BROWN b 26 Jul 1871 Dade Co, Mo m 16 Mar 1894 Dade Co, MO,
William R. DAVIS b Jun 1861.
ii. Howard Virgil BROWN b18 Dec 1873 Dade Co,MO d Dade Co,MO.
iii. Lula L. BROWN b 21 Sep 1875 Dade Co, MO m1 26 Jun 1898, William Jasper
STOCKTON 11 b Jul 1869 Dade Co, MO, son of Jasper N. STOCKTON and Parthena LEWIS.
IV. Nora Bell BROWN b 21 Jan 1877 m 29 Mar 1898 Willis EDWARDS.
Source: John Gray Davis,
Submitted by Mildred Dotterer mdotterer@ArkansasUSA.com