Posted by: Beth | July 13, 2012

MRIN-49 Ceburn Davis and Virginia Young

Ceburn Davis and Virginia Young

My paternal 4th great grandparents

MRIN-49

Please keep in mind that this is research in progress. I am working on gathering as many documents, stories and pictures as possible and trying to put together as much of a story about their lives as I can. Don’t take anything as fact until it is verified.

Ceburn Jefferson Davis

  • Born: 29 Dec 1823 in Clinton County, Kentucky
  • Married: Virginia Young on 10 Jun 1849 in Clinton County, Kentucky
  • Married: Lucy Ann Smith 31 Dec 1873 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
  • Died: 06 Jan 1904. He is last seen in the 1900 census at the age of 76. He was living in the household of his son, Arthur Davis and his family. Ceburn was listed as a widower. However, Lucy Davis (his 2nd wife) was living in the household of their son, Irving Davis. The census stated that Lucy was married.
  • Buried: presumably in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
  • Cause of Death:
  • Parents: Absalom Davis and Allie Fair Guffey

Virginia Young (1st wife of Ceburn Davis)

  • Note: Virginia’s surname comes from the death certificate of her son, Benjamin Franklin Davis. The informant was her daughter-in-law (Benjamin’s wife), Eunice Davis
  • Born: 17 Oct 1825 in Clinton County, Kentucky
  • Married: Ceburn Davis on 10 Jun 1849 in Clinton County, Kentucky
  • Died: 11 Aug 1904 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
  • Buried: presumably in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
  • Cause of Death:
  • Parents:

Their Children

Note: The 1900 census asked women how many children they gave birth to and how many of those children were living at that time. Virginia stated that she was the mother of  11 children and that 10 were living at that time. So, I have 2 children too many listed below. All children except Lizzie and Evaline are verified with census records. They may be middle/nick names a couple of the girls that have been verified.

    1. Lewis Parker Davis (1846-1920)
    2. George Wesley Davis
      • Born: 02 Mar 1849 in Clinton County, Kentucky
      • Died: 04 Mar 1936 in Unionville, Putnam County, Kentucky
      • Age: 87 years and 2 days
      • Buried: Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, Putnam County, Kentucky
    3. Alice I. Davis
      • Born: o4 Aug 1848
      • Died: 17 Aug 1849
      • Age: 1 year and 13 days
      • Buried: Davis Chapel Cemetery in Clinton County, Kentucky
    4. Melvina Davis (1851-1930)
    5. Oliver (Haywood?) Davis
      • Born: 1853 in Kentucky
      • Died: after 1900
    6. Mary (Evaline?) Davis
      • Born: 1856 in Kentucky
      • Died: after 1900
    7. Sarah E. Davis
      • Born: 1858 in Missouri
      • Died: after 1900
    8. Benjamin Franklin Davis
      • Born 08 May 1861 in Putnam County, Missouri
      • Died: 31 Dec 1926 in Putnam County, Missouri
      • Age: 65 years, 7 months, 23 days
      • Buried: Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
    9. Arthur C. Davis
      • Born: 1862 in Missouri
      • Died: after 1900
    10. Samantha (Lizzie?) Davis
      • Born: 1864 in Missouri
      • Died: after 1900
    11. Absalom Davis born in Missouri
      • Born: 1866 in Missouri
      • Died: after 1900

Lucy Ann Smith (2nd wife of Ceburn Davis)

        • Born: 21 Apr 1841 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
        • Married: Ceburn Davis on 04 Dec 1873 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
        • Died: 25 Apr 1909 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
        • Buried: presumably in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
        • Cause of Death:
        • Parents:

Their Children

        1. Irving Davis
        • Born: 08 Sep 1877 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri
        • Died: 17 Sep 1954 in Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri

Sources:

        1. 1850 U.S. Census for District 1, Clinton County, Kentucky
        2. Year: 1860; Census Place: Richland, Putnam, Missouri; Roll: M653_641; Page: 421; Image: 419; Family History Library Film: 803641
        3. U.S. Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865
        4. 1870 U.S. Census for Richland, Putnam County, Missouri
        5. 1880 U.S. Census for Richland, Putnam County, Missouri – Ceburn Davis
        6. 1880 U.S. Census for Lincoln, Putnam County, Missouri – Virginia Davis
        7. 1900 U.S. Census for Richland, Putnam County, Missouri – Ceburn Davis
        8. 1900 U.S. Census for Union Township, Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri – Virginia Davis
        9. 1900 U.S. Census for Richland, Putnam County, Missouri – Lucy Davis
        10. Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920 – C.J. Davis and Lucy A. Smith, 1873
        11. Death Certificate of Benjamin Franklin Davis, 1926
        12. Find A Grave Memorial# 65823356 – Alice I. Davis
        13. Find A Grave Memorial# 14634435 – Benjamin Franklin Davis
        14. Find A Grave Memorial# 26675801 – George Wesley Davis
        15. Family Member – Laura Strong (See comments section below)
        16. The Davis Family of Kentucky – 3 pages from an unknown book
        17. Find A Grave Memorial# 65823305 – Rev. Absalom Davis
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Responses

  1. Cerbern Jefferson Davis, b. 29 Dec 1823, Clinton County, KY, d. 06 Jan 1904, Unionville, Putnam, MO. married 10 June 1849, Clinton County, KY. Virginia D. Young, b. 17 Oct 1825, Clinton County, KY, d. 11 Aug 1904 Unionville, Putnam, MO. CHILDREN: Mary E, Sarah J, Absolon, Ben F, Alice, Samantha E, George W, Melvina Frances, Arthur C. I believe there was a divorce. Cebern m. 04 Dec 1873, Unionville, to Lucy Ann, b. 21 Apr 1841, Unionville, d. 25 Apr 1909, Unionville. SON: Irving Davis, b. 08 Sep 1877, Unionville, d. 17 Sept 1954, Unionville.

    • Thank you, Laura
      I have added all of this information into this family. I think I have everything in correctly. Please let me know if something in incorrect. Thanks again 🙂

  2. Hi Beth,

    I just googled the names of my great-great grandparents, Virginia Davis Young, and Cebern J. Davis, and was happy to find your blog. They are on my maternal side (my mother’s mother’s mother’s parents). Maybe we will be able to help each other with pictures and info regarding the family. My 90 year old uncle (who has a very sharp memory) can help, as well. He can remember stories about their children, etc.

    • Hi Betsy, I’m glad that you find my blog. I would LOVE to have your help and to hear anything at all that your uncle can remember. I have everything that I know listed here already, but I’m always looking for more.

  3. My great grandfather is Absalom Davis son of Cebern and Virginia. I have information and pic if your interested. And who are you in this famy line.please contact me.

    • Hi Catherine,
      I would love any and all info and pics that you have. Thank you so much for the kind offer. Everything that I have so far is here, hopefully there is something that you can find helpful.

      My line is from their daughter
      Melvina Davis who married William J. Summers
      Albert Corder Summers married Clara Belle Seamans
      Martha Melvina Summers married Perry Eugene Ball
      Carolyn Rose Ball married Harry Lee Chaffins Jr.
      My dad
      Me


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