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John Elihu DAVIS
Hannah Jane SPAHR
Deborah Victoria FRAZIER
Husband:  John Elihu "Lihu" DAVIS
Birth:  29 Jul 1845, Carthage, Rush Co., IN
Death:  6 Nov 1920, Frankton, Madison Co., IN
Disposition:  buried Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison Co., IN
Father:  John DAVIS
Mother:  Melinda Jane DOBBINS

"Elihu" is a scriptural name (1 Sam. 1.1); "Lihu" is a nickname.

Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Hannah Jane SPAHR
Birth:  1854/5, IN
Death:  9 Jan 1871, Frankton, Madison Co., IN
Marriage-2:
Wife-2:  Deborah Victoria FRAZIER
Birth:  24 Jun 1848, Frankton, Madison Co., IN
Death:  9 Mar 1918, Frankton, Madison Co., IN
Father:  John W. FRAZIER (1808-1870)
Mother:  Sarah "Sally" MOORE (1813-1893)
Children with Hannah SPAHR born in Frankton, Madison Co., IN:
1.  Susan Jane DAVIS, b. 9 Jan 1871; d. ca. 1934, Edna, Labatte Co., KS
Children with Deborah FRAZIER born in Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN:
2.  Francis Marion "Frank" DAVIS, b. 17 May 1872, Frankton 
3.  Willard DAVIS, b. ca. 1875; d. ca. 1875
4.  Nora Blanche DAVIS, b. 1877/8; d. ca. 1917, Elwood, Madison Co., IN
5.  Charles Raymond DAVIS, b. 23 May 1887, Alexandria
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John L. DAVIS (æ 5, b. IN) is living in Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN, with his parents (q.v.).

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #42 of 44):  Frankton P.O., Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll M593_336, p. 248B, PN 42, 302/297, enumerated 26 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Davis Elihu 24 M W Farmer 1800 400 Indiana
_____ Hannah 15 F W Keeping house     Indiana

5a.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 50):  Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll 293, p. 75B, PN 45, SD 3, ED 20, enumerated 22 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
180 182 Davis John L W M 34     / farmer Ind Ind Ind
    _____ Deborah W F 32 Wife   / Keeping house Ind Virginia Virginia
    _____ Francis M W M  8 Son /     Ind Ind Ind
    _____ Nora Blanche W F  2 Dau /     Ind Ind Ind

5b.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 50):  Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll 293, p. 67A, PN 29, SD 3, ED 20, enumerated 11 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 21 24 25 26
39 39 Davis John W M 58     /   farmer   OH KY KY
    _____ Malinda J W F 52 Wife   /   laborer   IN NC NC
    _____ Jesse W M 28 Son     / farm laborer   IN OH IN
    _____ Charles W M 21 Son /     farm laborer   IN OH IN
    _____ Elmira W F 22 Dau /         IN OH IN
    _____ Oliver W M 17 Son /     farm laborer / IN OH IN
    _____ Martha W F 15 Dau /       / IN OH IN
    _____ Elsworth W M 11 Son /     farm laborer / IN OH IN
    _____ Susan J W F 11 GDau /       / IN IN IN
    _____ Effie W F  5 GDau /         IN IN IN
John & Malinda are our subject's parents.  Susan is said to be our subject's daughter, though she should be age 9; Effie is said to be daughter of Jesse.

6.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 25):  Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll 386, p. 115B, SN 2B, SD 67, ED 100, enumerated 7 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
36 36 Davis John L Head W M Jul 1845 54 M 32     IN IN IN Farmer 0   Y Y Y O F F 31
    _____ Deborah Wife W F Jun 1849 50 M 31 4 3 IN NC WV       Y Y Y        
    _____ Charlie Son W M May 1887 13 S       IN IN IN farm Laborer 0 7 Y Y Y        
    Sparkr George Nephew W M Nov 1884 15 S       NE NC IN farm Laborer 0 7 Y Y Y        
Listed next to married son, Frank DAVIS, who is two households from Deborah's parents, Stephen SPAHR (æ 68, b. Oct 1831, IN/VA/KY) & Malissa (æ 58, b. Dec 1841, TN/TN/IRL). 

8.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 33):  Pipe Creek Twp., Madison Co., IN, Roll T624_365, p. 18A, SN 2A, SD 8, ED 116, enumerated 16+18 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28
33 33 Davis John L Head M W 64 M2 28     IN IN IN Eng Retired farmer     Y Y   O M H
    _____ Devorah H Wife F W 61 M1 28 2 2 IN NC VA Eng None     Y Y        
    Wilson Ellen Grand-Neice F W 10 S       IN IN IN Eng None     Y Y Y      
    Noks Andrew J Hired-Man M W 50 S       IN IN IN Eng Laborer Own farm W N N        
Listed next to married son, Francis M. DAVIS

9.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 31):  "East Line Pipecreek Township," Pipe Creek Twp. (North ½), Madison Co., IN, Roll T625_449, p. 155A, SN 1A, SD 84, ED 129, enumerated 7 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26
* Rear 16 16 Davis John L Head O F M W 74 Wd Y Y IN IN IN Y Retired
      Noax Andrew J Partner     M W 60 S N N IN IN IN Y Labor
      Moore Thomas L house Keeper     M W 78 Wd Y Y IN VA VA Y Farm
*East Line Pipecreek Township
Listed next to married son, Frank DAVIS
 

Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name John L Davis -
Birth 1845 -
Death 1920 -
Note - -
Burial Elwood Cemetery
Elwood, Madison County, Indiana
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Inscription - -
Father - -
Mother - -
Spouse - -
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Memorial # 108885052 -
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