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Daniel Boone DAVIS
Iantha Van Bibber ESTILL
Husband:  Daniel Boone DAVIS
Birth:  6 Feb 1821, Montgomery Co., MO
Death:  28 Sep 1889, Montgomery Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Nettles Cemetery, near Mineola, Montgomery Co., MO
Father:  James DAVIS
Mother:  Jemima HAYS, granddaughter of Daniel BOONE
Marriage:  15 Jul 1846, Lawrence Co., MO
Wife:  Iantha "Tantha / Pantha" Van Bibber ESTILL
Birth:  22 Sep 1826, Montgomery Co., MO
Death:  16 Feb 1890, Montgomery Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Nettles Cemetery, near Mineola, Montgomery Co., MO
Father:  James ESTILL
Mother:  Mathilda VAN BIBBER, great-granddaughter of Daniel BOONE

Some sources call her Tantha or Pantha, but as far as I know, there are no such given names.  In her marriage record, she was recorded as "Iantha," which is a real name, so it's far more likely her given name was actually Iantha (county clerks typically being a good deal more educated than your average census enumerator).  Iantha is an English variant of the Greek name, Ianthe a nymph in Greek mythology.  The name literally means, "violet flower," and is pronounced, ee-AN-thuh.  Given the awkwardness of it, it may have evolved into Antha, Tantha, and/or Pantha, but I would consider these nicknames.

Children:
born in MO, probably in Montgomery Co.:
1.  Joseph L. DAVIS, b. 1847/8
2.  Elizabeth Jemima DAVIS, b. 6 Mar 1848; d. 7 Jan 1899; bur. New Providence Cem., Montgomery Co., MO; m. John Thomas SAILOR (1846-1937)

born in Montgomery Co., MO:
3.  Samuel E. DAVIS
4.  Lewis L. DAVIS   to CA
5.  Robert A. DAVIS to TX
6.  Matilda DAVIS to CA
7.  Pamela G. DAVIS to CA
8.  Virginia L. DAVIS to CA
9.  Almyra L. DAVIS to CA


Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Missouri Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-227):
Davis, Daniel B. Estill, Iantha V.B. 15 Jul 1846 Lawrence Co.

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #75 of 106):  District No. 61, Montgomery Co., MO, p. 205A, 526/526, enumerated 28/30 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Daniel B Davis 29 M   Farmer   Mo
Tantha 23 F       "
Joseph  2 M       "
Elizabeth  1 F       "
Listed next to Daniel's widowed father, James DAVIS

3.  1860, Montgomery Co., MO

4.  1870, Montgomery Co., MO

5.  1880, Montgomery Co., MO

6.  New Providence Cemetery, Montgomery Co., MO (online at the Montgomery County MOGenWeb site; contributed by Nancy Lee; notes and family relationships were added by Bessie Weeks).  Cemetery located on Loutre Creek, at the site of the former New Providence Baptist Church (1826-1906), in S5.T48N.R6W, Montgomery Co., MO.
Sailor, Elizabeth Jemima Davis, March 6, 1848 - Jan. 7, 1899, first wife of John T. Sailor and mother of his children.
[Note: A great-great-granddaughter of Daniel Boone.]

7.  Query on the Montgomery County, Missouri, Message Board (online at RootsWeb.com).

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

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