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John Lewis DAVIS
Elizabeth SPENCER
Husband:  John Lewis DAVIS
Birth:  1805, Nelson Co., KY
Death:  3 Apr 1846, Scott Co., IN
Father:  John DAVIS
Mother:  Priscilla DUVALL
Marriage:  2 Feb 1826, Scott Co., IN
Wife:  Elizabeth SPENCER
Birth:  1800, KY
Death:  1870, Scott Co., IN
Father:  Walter SPENCER (1761-1807) of Tolland Co., CT; s/o Caleb SPENCER & Hannah __?__
Mother:  Sarah JACKSON (1770s-c1820) of New London Co., CT 
Children born in Scott Co., IN:
1.  Calvin S. DAVIS, b. 1828 
2.  John Luther DAVIS, b. 6 Mar 1829, Austin 
3.  Caleb DAVIS, b. 26 Oct 1830 
4.  Nancy Jane DAVIS, b. 1832
5.  William DAVIS, b. 1834
6.  (Daughter) DAVIS, b. 1835-40
7.  James DAVIS, b. 5 Nov 1839 
8.  Lewis DAVIS, b. 10 Feb 1843; d. 9 Jan 1886, Scott Co., IN
9.  Serilda DAVIS, b. 1846
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky

Sources (n.b., Scott Co. was formed in 1820 from parts of Clark, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, and Washington Cos.):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Indiana Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-228):  not found.

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.  The only John DAVIS in Scott Co., IN, is our subject's father, who is listed three lines above Walter SPENCER, Sr. (æ 60-70) and wife (æ 50-60).  However, unless the enumerator erred tallying the members of the households, our subjects are not living with either his parents or hers.

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17-18 of 48; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 IN Scott Co. Roll 243 p. 93 Ln. 15 John L. Davis 212 001 - 110 001 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = James (b. 1839)
= William (b. 1834)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Caleb (b. 1830)
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = John (b. 1829)
= Calvin (b. 1828)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = John (b. 1805) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Daughter A
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Nancy (b. 1832)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Elizabeth (b. 1800)
This enumerator did not tally occupations for anyone.  Listed seven lines below John's father, John DAVIS (æ 60-70), and one line above John's brother, William T. DAVIS (æ 20-30), who is three lines above Jonathan R. DAVIS (æ 30-40).

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, at least not in Scott Co., IN

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, at least not in Scott Co., IN

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, at least not in Scott Co., IN

7.  Pedigree at SMGF (Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation).

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).  There's a good, detailed file on this family here.

9.  Email from Willa Mae (24 Jun 2010):
The Spencers came to Massachusetts ca 1830 and eventually moved to Connecticut.  Walter's parents were Caleb and Hannah Spencer who moved to what became Luzerne Co., PA ca 1770.  Walter served in the RW when he was 16 and filed for a pension in Scott Co. IN.  Hannah died in PA and no one is sure if Caleb made the trip to Kentucky with Walter ca 1793.  This is all well documented and a very interesting story.

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