1. Jefferson M1 Davis was born Illinois 1829. Jefferson died August 16, 1889 at 60 years of age.
He married twice. He married Elizabeth unknown. Elizabeth was born in North Carolina 1830. He married Letitia Godown Montgomery Co, Illinois, February 4, 1875. Marriage records Montgomery Co Illinois 1821-1895
Letitia was born in Medina Co, Ohio March 1843.(857) Letitia(858) was the daughter of John Evan Godown and Fanny Opdyke Hoagland. Letitia died January 16, 1924 in Kansas, at 80 years of age. She is buried at Chouteau Cemetery north of Independence Kansas In the 1870 census Walshville, Montgomery Co, IL page 164, Letitia (age 26) is recorded with daughter F.E. (age 5) and son C.K. (age 3) and a laborer Charles Alcom (age 19) a laborer. She is living right next to her father and mother.
In the 1900 census Sycamore, Montgomery, Kansas page 293B, Letitia (age 57) a widow is recorded with her sons Floyd (age 14) and Robert (age 12). In the 1870 census Litchfield P.O. Township 9 Range 5, Montgomery, Illinois page 285, Jefferson (age 40) is recorded with Elizabeth (age 39), Thomas (age 14), Emma (age 12), Otis (age 10), Rollin (age 8) and Winfield (age 4). Jefferson is a farmer born in Illinois.
Jefferson and Letitia move to Montgomery Co., KS in the Spring of 1881 with her two children from Samuel Jones, Fannie and Charles; his five children; Thomas, Emma (may be deceased by 1881, James Rollin, Otic C. , and Pickney
Jefferson M Davis and Elizabeth unknown had the following children:
2 i. Thomas2 Davis(859) was born Illinois 1855.
3 ii. Emma Stella Davis was born Walshville, Montgomery Co, Illinois 1858.
4 iii. Otis C Davis(860) was born Illinois 1859.
5 iv. James Rollin Davis(861) was born Illinois 1861.
6 v. Pickney Winfield Davis(862) was born Illinois 1865.
Jefferson M Davis and Letitia Godown had the following children:
7 vi. Laura Davis(863) was born Illinois 1875. She married Peter Trimmel. (Additional notes for Peter Trimmel(864))
8 vii. Ida Davis(865) was born Illinois 1876. She married Joseph Obermier. (Additional notes for Joseph Obermier(866))
9 viii. Floyd J Davis(867) was born in Montgomery Co., Kansas August 25, 1885. He married Leota unknown. (Additional notes for Leota unknown(868))
10 ix. Robert F Davis(869) was born in Montgomery Co., Kansas March 1888. He married Pearl Elrod. (Additional notes for Pearl Elrod(870))
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