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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

DAVIS

Submitted by Jeanne Davis

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Our last name is Davis and, because it is so common, I'm having an awful time tracing it.
Knowing that their grandparents lived there for
awhile, a cousin of my husband recently
looked through a cemetery in Breed and
found some Davises. The dates on the stones
are right for them to be
siblings of Doug's grandfather:
Archie E. Davis - 1836-1948
Ralph A.E. Davis - 1836-1899
Richard Davis - 1817-1901
Alex Davis - 1865-1945 (Richard's son)
Norrah Davis Knight, wife of James A. Knight - Richard's daughter, b. abt
1860
Both Richard and Alex appear in the 1880 Fed census that you have in your
web-site. Thanks in advance for any information you can find, Franklin Pierce Davis b.1853 in Gates, Monroe Co, NY
d. 1925 in Newald, WI married Ella Corine Babcock 1878 in Lincklaen,
Chenango Co, NY. They both died in Newald, WI. I believe Franklin P. had
a brother named William but this is not proven. Frank & Ella had 11 children. The first 4, born in N.Y. were: David, May,
Floyd and Maude. The rest were born in Oconto Co. Some records say in the
town of "How(e)", others say "Breed". The children born there were; Archie Eugene, b. 9/18/1888 Eleanor (Nora), b. 7/24/1890
Franklin Lee, b. 1/12/1893
Ella B, b. and died 2/2/1895
DeForest, b. 3/13/1896 (Doug's father)
George Dewey, b. 8/25/1898
Maurice C, b. 3/3/1900 (His birth certificate gives place of birth as
"Breed, Howe, Oconto")
Records indicate that Franklin Pierce was born in New York and the 1860 Fed
census shows that both his father and mother, Charles E. and Nancy, were
also born in NY
.



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