On This Day in 1849

160 Years Ago Today
July 18, 1849

My 2nd great grandparents, Thomas Jefferson Davis and Sarah Ann Combs, were married. T.J. was the son of Caleb Davis and Lydia Bartley. Sarah was the daughter of John Combs and Miss Bowman. It is speculated that Sarah is of Indian descent, but I have no proof. Thomas J. and Sarah had fifteen children. Thank you to Betty Campbell Yates for this picture of our ancestor and the great historical information she has passed on so generously.

  1. Jessee Davis
  2. John Davis
  3. Doctor Caleb Davis (my great grandfather)
  4. Charles Henry “Charley” Davis
  5. Elizabeth Ann Davis
  6. Hannah J. Davis
  7. Sarah Catharine Davis
  8. Martha E. Davis
  9. Thomas Jefferson Davis, Jr.
  10. James A. Davis
  11. Lucy B. Davis
  12. Hugh C. Davis
  13. Margaret Davis
  14. Lydia “Liddy” Davis
  15. Virginia Jane “Jennie” Davis

129 Years Ago Today
July 18, 1880 – April 2, 1910

Nannie Maryanne Jessee was one of ten children born to John Counts Bull Jessee and Margaret Peggie Cross in Russell County, Virginia.

  1. Susan Helen Jessee
  2. Wm Robert Jessee
  3. Dora Laura Jessee
  4. Charles Benson Jessee
  5. Asa Jeter “Acie” Jessee
  6. Orpha Catharine Narcissus (?) Jessee (2nd wife of my g-gf Wm Brooks)
  7. Virthie Jessee
  8. Sally Jessee
  9. Nannie Maryanne Jessee (my 2nd cousin, 4x removed)
  10. Andrew J. Jessee

127 Years Ago Today
July 18, 1882 – May 24, 1960

James Artrip Kiser, my 6th cousin, 2x removed, was one of ten children born to Rev. Lilburn Hendricks Kiser and Frances Sutherland. See June posts for siblings. James married Elizabeth L. (last name unknown).

85 Years Ago Today
July 18, 1924

My 1st cousin, Lacy Clarence Davis, Jr. was one of three children born to Lacy, Sr. and Okie Grubb. If anyone has more information on my cousin, his children, pictures, etc., please contact me sherrykelly@comcast.net

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