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Joseph DAVIS
Elizabeth LEACH
Husband:  Joseph DAVIS
Birth:  24 Mar 1832, Madison Co., KY
Death:  6 Feb 1924, Dixon, Solano Co., CA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Alexander DAVIS (1804-1860) Isaac2, Charles1
Mother:  Ailcy / Elsie CARTER (1813-1871)
Marriage said to be:  24 Jan 1859
Marriage Record:  Apr 1859, Vernon, Van Buren Co., IA
Wife:  Elizabeth "Lizzie" LEACH
Birth:  1835/6, VA
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  homemaker, milliner
Other Spouse:  m1. 9 Oct 1833, Van Buren Co., IA, Henry M. WALTER (c1808- )
Siblings:  Rebecca LEACH (b. 1838/9, VA); Margaret LEACH (b. 1842/3, IA); William LEACH (b. 1845/6, IA)
Father:  Thomas LEACH (c1811-1854), of Preston Co., VA [now WV] Elisha2, Jeremiah1
Mother:  Mary HAMILTON (1814-1849), of Preston Co., VA [now WV] James2, Robert1
Children:
born in Vernon Twp., Van Buren Co., IA:
1.  Mary Elsie DAVIS, b. 1859/60
2.  Epalona / Apollonia "Appie" DAVIS, b. 1861/2

born in CA, possibly in Maine Prairie Twp., Solano Co., CA
3.  William DAVIS, b. 1866/7

[Apollonia is a Greek name, the feminine form of Apollo, which I don't believe I've ever seen spelled correctly in the census.  The nickname is typically "Appie" or "Appy."]

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, California, Iowa, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia

Sources:

1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Joseph DAVIS
Spouse: Elizabeth WALTERS
Marriage: Apr 1859, Vernon, Van Buren, Iowa
Source: Marriage Records, 1837-1937. Van Buren County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

1c.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Elizabeth LEACH (æ 15, b. VA) is living in Vernon, Van Buren Co., IA (p. 251B), with her widowed father, Thomas LEACH (æ 38, b. VA), plus siblings, including Rebecca (æ 10, b. VA), Margaret (æ 8, b. IA), and William (æ 5, b. IA).

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 32):  Vernon P.O., Vernon Twp., Van Buren Co., IA, Roll M653_342, p. 157, PN 3, 22/22, enumerated 1 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Joseph Davis 27 M   Farmer 1170 560 Ky
Elizabeth " 24 F   Milliner     Virginia
Mary Elsie " 5/12 F         Iowa
Rebecca Leach 21 F   Milliner  255   Virginia

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 20):  Maine Prairie and Binghamton P.O., Maine Prairie Twp., Solano Co., CA, Roll M593_90, p. 51B, PN 14, 109/106, enumerated 18 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
David Joseph 38 M W Farmer 4000 1500 Kentucky
_____ Elizabeth 35 F W Keeping House     Virginia
_____ Mary E 10 F W At home     Iowa
_____ Epalona  9 F W "   "      "
_____ Willie  4 M W "   "      California
Leach Margaret 27 F W Domestic     Iowa
_____ William 24 M W Farm Laborer     "

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 8):  Maine Prairie Twp., Solano Co., CA, Roll, p. 454A, PN 13, SD 3, ED 117, enumerated 9 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 21 24 25 26
82 83 Davis Joseph W M 48     / Farmer   Kentucky KY KY
    _____ Elizabeth W F 44 Wife   / Miliner   Virginia VA VA
    _____ Mary W F 20 Dau /   Keeping House   Iowa KY VA
    _____ Appie W F 18 Dau /   Keeping House   Iowa KY VA
    _____ William W M 13 Son /   School Boy / Cala KY VA
    Aichanbeau Jacob W M 19   /   Laborer   Cala IL TN
    Craig Charley W M 22   /   Laborer   Cala TN ME
    Witz William W M 21   /   Laborer   Canida    
Listed next to J.A.C. & Amanda C. (WILLIAMS) THOMPSON.

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

7.  1900

8.  1910

9.  1920

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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