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James Thomas DAVIDSON

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  • Name James Thomas DAVIDSON 
    Died 1902  Winfield, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Mar 1928  Nicholas County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Winfield Scott Township Cemetery, Winfield, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Helen Claybaugh Moss Ogden .

      (2) Biographical Review of Henry County, Iowa, Chicago, IL: Hobart Publishing Company, 1906, pp. 627-628:

      . . . James Thomas Davidson was born in Nicholas county, Kentucky, and when he had reached adult age was married to Miss Nancy Glenn, who was born in that locality as were her parents, Moses Ferguson and Elizabeth (Cowan) Glenn. After residing in Kentucky for a time James T. Davidson came with his family to Iowa in 1858 making the journey by boat from Cincinnati to Burlington, whence he came to Henry county. Here in connection with his brother, Robert P. Davidson, he purchased three hundred and twenty acres of land. James T. Davidson also bought eighty acres of land on which a house had been built, to which he afterward added and removing to that place made his home theron until he had reared his family of seven children, four sons and three daughters. He was an enterprising, industrious agriculturist, whose labors were well directed and proved resultant factors in winning for him success. When he had acquired a handsome competence that rendered further labor unnecessary he removed to Winfield in 1893 and there continued to make his home until his demise, which occurred in July, 1902. His wife had died while upon the home farm in 1889. Mr. Davidson was the owner of seven hundred and fifty acres of land at the time of his death and thus left to his family a valuable property and also an honored name, for in all business transactions he was straightforward and reliable.

      (3) A household headed by J. T. DAVIDSON is listed in the 1860 census of Scott Township, Henry County, IA. The actual enumeration date of the 1860 census was August 30, 1860.

      J. T. is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 32 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1828. According to the 1860 census, he was born in KY.

      Listed with J. T. is his wife, Nancy, who was then 32 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1828. According to the 1860 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. is his daughter, Mary, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1852. According to the 1860 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. is his daughter, Betty, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1854. According to the 1860 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. is his son, Chas., who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1856. According to the 1860 census, he was born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. is his son, Moses, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1858. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with J. T. is apparently unrelated domestic worker, Elvira WEAVER, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1842. According to the 1860 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. is his step-father, Sam THOMPSON, a merchant who was then 64 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1796. According to the 1860 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with J. T. is his mother, Mary THOMPSON, who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1803. According to the 1860 census, she was born in KY.

      (4) A household headed by James F. DAVIDSON is listed in the 1870 census of Scott Township, Henry County, IA.

      James F. is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 42 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1828. According to the 1870 census, he was born in KY.

      Listed with James F. is his wife, Nancy, who was then 42 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1828. According to the 1870 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with James F. is his daughter, Mollie F., who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1852. According to the 1870 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with James F. is his daughter, Lizzie G., who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1854. According to the 1870 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with James F. is his son, Charles E., who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1856. According to the 1870 census, he was born in KY.

      Also listed with James F. is his son, Glenn, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1858. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with James F. is his son, Robert C., who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1861. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with James F. is his daughter, Sarah P., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with James F. is his son, James, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1869. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with James F. is an apparently unrelated farm laborer.

      (5) A household headed by J. T. DAVIDSON is listed in the 1880 census of Scott Township, Henry County, IA.

      J. T. is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 52 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1828. According to the 1880 census, he was born in KY, and both of his parents were born in KY.

      Listed with J. T. is his wife, Nancy A., who was then 52 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1828. According to the 1880 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. is his daughter, Mollie, who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1854. According to the 1880 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. is his daughter, Lizzie, who was then 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1855. According to the 1880 census, she was born in KY, and both of her parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. is his daughter, Ticket, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IA, and both of her parents were born in KY. [The compiler believes that "Ticket's" name was really Pickett.]

      Also listed with J. T. is his son, James, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1869. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IA, and both of his parents were born in KY.

      Also listed with J. T. are 6 apparently unrelated farm workers.

      (6) A household headed by James T. DAVIDSON is listed in the 1885 IA state census of Scott Township, Henry County, IA.

      James T. is listed in the 1885 census as a farmer who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1885 census, he was born in about 1828. According to the 1885 census, he was born in KY.

      Listed with James T. is his wife, Nancy A., who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1885 census, she was born in about 1828. According to the 1885 census, she was born in KY.

      Also listed with James T. is his daughter, Sarah P., who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1885 census, she was born in about 1865. The place of her birth is not listed in the 1885 census.

      Also listed with James T. is his son, James T., a farmer who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1885 census, he was born in about 1870. The place of his birth is not listed in the 1885 census.

      Also listed with James T. are 2 other apparently unrelated persons.

      (7) James T. DAVIDSON is listed in the 1895 IA state census of Winfield, Henry County, IA.

      James T. is listed in the 1895 census as a person who was then 67 years of age; therefore, according to the 1895 census, he was born in about 1828. According to the 1895 census, he was born in KY.

      (8) James T. DAVIDSON is listed as a boarder in a household headed by Henry SHAFER in the 1900 census of Scott Township, Henry County, IA.

      James T. is listed in the 1900 census as a capitalist who was born in March 1828 and was then 72 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was a widower who was born in KY, his father was born in KY, and his mother was born in VA.

      (9) www.findagrave.com:

      James T. Davidson
      Birth: 1828
      Death: 1902

      Burial: Winfield Scott Township Cemetery, Winfield, Henry County, Iowa, USA

      Created by: No Reins
      Record added: Sep 17, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 42081906
    Person ID I42248  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father Judah L. DAVIDSON,   b. 9 Feb 1798, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1828, Nicholas County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Steele PARKS,   b. 11 Dec 1802, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1860, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 11 Dec 1825  Nicholas County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F18192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy A. GLENN,   b. 24 Nov 1827, Pike County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1889, Winfield, Henry County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1851  Nicholas County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F18194  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Kentucky, County Marriages, 1783-1965 [database online], Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016: Name: Judah Davidson Gender: Male Marriage Date: 12 Dec 1825 Marriage Place: Nicholas, Kentucky, USA Father: John Davidson Spouse: Mary Steel Parks Film Number: 000252398.

    2. Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Kentucky, County Marriages, 1783-1965 [database online], Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016: Name: James T Davidson Gender: Male Marriage Date: 4 Sep 1851 Marriage Place: Nicholas, Kentucky, USA Spouse: Nancy A Glenn Film Number: 000252407.