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Joseph DAVIS
Martha Jane HARDIN
Elizabeth HARDIN
Husband:  Joseph DAVIS
Birth:  5 Mar 1833, Montgomery Co., MO
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Isaac DAVIS, Jr.
Mother:  Elgiva VAN BIBBER
Marriage-1:  6 Apr 1855, Boone Co., MO
Wife-1:  Martha Jane HARDIN
Birth:  1835, Clark Co., KY
Death:  1855-59, Boone Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Daniel HARDIN
Mother:  Nancy GORDAN
Marriage-2:  23 May 1859, Boone Co., MO
Wife-2:  Elizabeth HARDIN
Birth:  1840, Boone Co., MO
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Daniel HARDIN
Mother:  Nancy GORDAN
Children with Martha HARDIN born in Boone Co., MO:
1.  Aretta DAVIS, b. 1856
Children with Elizabeth HARDIN born in Boone Co., MO:
2.  Frances "Fannie" DAVIS, b. 1860
3.  George DAVIS, b. 1863/4
4.  Daniel Boone DAVIS, b. 1865/6
5.  Nannie DAVIS, b. Aug 1879
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, Missouri


1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1998.  Marriage Index: Missouri, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-234):
Davis, Joseph Hardin, Martha  6 Apr 1855 Boone Co.
Davis, Joseph Hardin, Elizabeth 23 May 1859 Boone Co.

2a.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Joseph & Elizabeth, but they would be newlyweds.  They left Isaac's daughter with her maternal grandmother (see next source).

2b.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 44):  Columbia P.O., Rockyfork Twp., Boone Co., MO, Roll M653_608, p. 646, PN 10, 67/67, enumerated 7 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Nancy Hardim/Hardins 60 F     2500 1000 Ky
Nathan      " 32 M   farmer     "
Sanford     " 17 M         Mo
Arretta Davis  4 F         "
Nancy (GORDON) HARDIN is Aretta's maternal grandmother and our subject's mother-in-law, twice over.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #78 of 83):  Sturgeon P.O., Township No. Fifty, Boone Co., MO, Roll M593_760, p. 232B, PN 78, 1/1, enumerated 24 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Davis Joseph 36 M W Farmer 2500 350 Mo
_____ Elizabeth 26 F W Keeps House     Do
_____ Aretta 14 F W       Do
_____ Fannie 10 F W       Do
_____ Geo  6 M W       Do
_____ Daniel B  4 M W       Do
Hardin Nancy 66 F W       Ky
This enumerator had 1/1 as the visitation numbers for everyone.

4.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):
Census Place: Rocky Fork, Boone, Missouri
Source: FHL Film #1254676; NARA Film #T9-0676; Pg 244D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Joseph DAVIS Self M M W 48 MO Farmer KY MO
Elisabeth DAVIS Wife F M W 39 MO Keeps House KY KY
George DAVIS Son M S W 17 MO Farm Labor -- --
Nannie DAVIS Dau F S W 9M MO   -- --
Nancy HARDIN Mother F W W 77 KY   VA VA

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  William F. Switzler.  1882.  History of Boone County, Missouri.  Western Historical Co., St. Louis, MO.  On p. 1107, under the heading, "EARLY HISTORY":
Isaac DAVIS came from Christian county, Kentucky, to this part of Missouri in 1818, and settled two miles east of Hallsville.  His sons were James, Henry, Isaac, Benjamin, John and Joseph.  One of Isaac's sons, Joseph, now lives on the old DAVIS homestead.
The Joseph here is son of Isaac son of Isaac, that is, grandson of the Isaac who came to MO in 1818.

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

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