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John Howard DAVIS
Mial Estelle REEDER
Husband:  John Howard DAVIS
Birth:  10 Dec 1848, Scott Co., KY
Death (by falling tree):  10 Dec 1908, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor Co., WA
Disposition:  buried Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX
Occupation:  surveyor
Offices:  Surveyor for Kerr Co., TX; Treasurer for Kerr Co., TX
Father:  Richard Johnson DAVIS
Mother:  Sarah Ann WARE
Marriage:  17 Feb 1878, Henderson Co., KY
Migration:  1881-83, to TX
Migration:  ca. 1901, to OR/WA as a surveyor for a lumber company
Wife:  Mial Estelle REEDER
Birth:  24 Nov 1858, Henderson Co., KY
Death:  1 Feb 1932, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX
Other Spouse:  m2. 6 Jul 1921, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX, Judge W.F. JAMES
Father:  William J. READER / REEDER, b. 1811/2, KY
Mother:  Jane __?__, b. 1817/8, KY
Children:
born in Henderson Co., KY:
1.  Mabel Linton "Linnie" DAVIS, b. 20 Nov 1878; d. 1 Feb 1932, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX; m. Banks A. LAWRENCE (b. 1871/2, MS)
2.  Annie Vera DAVIS, b. 10 Jan 1881; d. 28 May 1958, Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., TX

born in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX:
3.  Stuart / Stewart Reeder DAVIS, b. 15 May 1883; d. 23 Feb 1967, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX
4.  Howard Mial DAVIS, b. 7 Oct 1885
5.  Emily Estelle DAVIS, b. 6 Aug 1888; d. 24 May 1964, Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX
6.  Richard Reeder DAVIS, b. 12 Oct 1890; d. 16 Jan 1933 in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX

7.  (Child) DAVIS, died young
8.  (Child) DAVIS, died young

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Texas

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
John H. DAVIS
Husband Age at Marriage: 29; Birth: Scott, Kentucky
Marriage: 17 Feb 1878, Henderson, Kentucky
Spouse: Mial E. REEDER
Wife Age at Marriage: 19; Birth: Henderson, Kentucky
Source: Kentucky Vital Records, original records at Lexington, Kentucky

2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mial E. READER (æ 1, b. KY) is living in Henderson Co., KY (p. 154), with her parents, William READER (æ 48, b. KY) and Jane (æ 42, b. KY), plus four siblings.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  M. E. ROADER (æ 8, b. KY) is living in Henderson Co., KY (p. 210A), with her parents, W. J. ROADER (æ 57, b. KY) and Jane (æ 40, b. KY), et al.

2a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 33):  Robards Magisterial Dist., Henderson Co., KY, Roll T9_419, p. 593B, PN 22, SD 1, ED 51, 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 24 25 26
166 166 Davis John H W M 30     /   Farmer KY KY KY
    _____ Mial I W F 22 Wife   /   Keeping house KY KY KY
    _____ Linton W F  1 Dau /       KY KY KY
    Moss Nat B M 54 Heiriling?     / Works on farm KY KY KY
Listed next to Mial's widowed mother, Jane REEDER (æ 62, b. KY).

2b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 34):  Henderson (Ward 1), Henderson Co., KY, Roll T9_419, p. 392B, PN 2, SD 1, ED 42, __/11, enumerated 1 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).
2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 14 21 24 25 26
11 Davis Richard W M 69     / City weigh Master 12   KY VA VA
     "   Annie W F 51 Wife   / House Keeper     KY KY KY
     "   Howard W M 30 Son   / Farmer 12   KY KY KY
     "   Susie W F 25 Dau /   School Teacher 12   KY KY KY
     "   Georgia W F 22 Dau     Keeping House     KY KY KY
     "   Elvie W F 10 Dau         / KY KY KY
John Howard has managed to get himself enumerated twice, once with his wife and once with his parents.

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 29):  Kerrville Town, Justice's Precinct No. 1, Kerr Co., TX, Roll T623_1651, p. 61A, SN 7, SD 5, ED 41, enumerated 6 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
136 138 Davis John H Head W M Dec 1848 51 M 22     KY KY KY County Office ? 0   Y Y Y O F H
      "   Estelle Wife W F Nov 1858 41 M 22 8 6 KY KY KY       Y Y Y      
      "   Linnie Dau W F Nov 1878 21 S       KY KY KY       Y Y Y      
      "   Annie Dau W F Jan 1881 19 S       KY KY KY       Y Y Y      
      "   Stewart R Son W M May 1883 17 S       TX KY KY at school   9 Y Y Y      
      "   Howard Son W M Oct 1885 14 S       TX KY KY at school   9 Y Y Y      
      "   Emily E Dau W F Aug 1888 11 S       TX KY KY at school   9 Y Y Y      
      "   Richard Son W M Oct 1890  9 S       TX KY KY                  
    Davis Richard J Father W M Dec 1810 89 Wd       KY KY KY       Y Y Y      

5.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 38):  [street name unreadable], Kerrville Town, Kerr Co., TX, Roll T624_1570 (Part 2), p. 203A, SN 15A, SD 14, ED 161, enumerated 27 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 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
300 308 Davis Estella Head F W 50 W 6 6 KY KY KY Eng None         Y Y   O F H
    _____ Stewart R Son M W 27 S     TX KY KY Eng Dealer Wind mills OA     Y Y        
    _____ Howard M Son M W 24 S     TX KY KY Eng Salesman General Store W N 0 Y Y        
    _____ Reeder Son M W 19 S     TX KY KY Eng Carpenter house W N 0 Y Y N      

6.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mrs. Estelle DAVIS (æ 61, b. KY, widow) is living in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX (p. 228B).

7.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Mial E. JAMES (æ 72, b. KY) is living in Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX (p. 13A), with her married daughter, Mabel (æ 59, b. KY) and son-in-law, Banks A. LOWRANCE (æ 58, b. MS), and her unmarried son, Richard R. DAVIS (æ 39, b. TX).  Son Stuart DAVIS is also in Kerrville.

8.  Archives of the KYCHRIST-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

9.  Email from descendant, James Ramsey.

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