William Davern1

b. 2 May 1877
Father*David Davern1 b. 16 Mar 1841, d. 6 Nov 1914
Mother*Mary Ann Crocker1 b. 24 Jan 1849, d. 17 Mar 1914
Birth*2 May 1877William Davern was born on 2 May 1877 in Ontario Province, Canada,1,2
Baptism6 May 1877 and was baptized on 6 May 1877 at the Roman Catholic Church of St. John's, Sombra, Lambton County, Ontario Province.2
(Son) Census Canada 18814 April 1881William was enumerated on the 1881 census taken as of 4 April 1881 in the household of his parents in Sombra, Bothwell District, Ontario Province, Canada. He was 4 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S1868] 1881 Canadian Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of David and Mary "Daverin", Sombra, Bothwell, Ontario; Roll: C_13276; Page: 49; Family No: 232. Hereinafter cited as 1881 Canadian Census.
  2. [S2132] Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of William Davern, age 0, born on 2 May 1877, son of David Davern and Mary Ann "Croker", baptized on 6 May 1877 at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Sombra, Ontario, Canada, referencing Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923, Diocese of London (Ontario), London, Ontario. Hereinafter cited as Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923.

Catherine David1

Father*Ellis David1,2
Marriage*1714She married Isaac Haines, son of John Haines and Esther Borton, in 1714 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Family

Isaac Haines
Child1.Josiah Haines1,2 b. c 1733, d. 6 Feb 1822

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 224. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), John Haines, pages 576-577. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Ellis David1

Family

Child1.Catherine David+1,2

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 224. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), John Haines, pages 576-577. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Alice Ella Davidson1,2

b. 1861
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*1861Alice Ella Davidson was born about 1861 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Elizabeth Davidson, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 483B; Family History Library Film: 552255. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Sidney Davidson, Memorial# 23253752. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Barbara Elizabeth Davidson1,2

b. 1859
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*1859Barbara Elizabeth Davidson was born about 1859 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Elizabeth Davidson, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 483B; Family History Library Film: 552255. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Sidney Davidson, Memorial# 23253752. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Calvin K. Davidson1

b. 17 January 1866, d. 9 February 1936
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*17 January 1866Calvin K. Davidson was born on 17 January 1866 in Illinois.1
Death*9 February 1936He died on 9 February 1936 in Gosper County, Nebraska, at age 701
Burial* and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Elwood, Gosper County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Calvin K. Davidson, Memorial# 23254054. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Dovey Davidson1

Father*Thomas George Davidson1 b. 1770, d. 1823
Mother*______ ______1 d. b 28 Mar 1800
Birth*Dovey Davidson was probably born in South Carolina or Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.

Ephraim Davidson1

d. 12 February 1850
Father*Thomas George Davidson2 b. 1770, d. 1823
Mother*______ ______2 d. b 28 Mar 1800
Birth*Ephraim Davidson was probably born in South Carolina or Kentucky.2,3
Marriage*29 July 1820He married Elizabeth Simms on 29 July 1820 in Madison County, Illinois.4,5
(Brother) Probate29 August 1828The estate of his brother, John Davidson, was opened for probate on 29 August 1828 in Madison County, Illinois. The deceased's brother, Ephraim Davidson, being duly sworn, told the probate judge that about the ninth day of August 1828 John Davidson departed this life without leaving any last will or testament. William Gillham, Judge of Probate, appointed the widow, Margaret (Gillham) Davidson, who was the judge's sister, as Administratrix, and their brother, Thomas Gillham as Administrator. A bond of $1,000 was paid by Margaret (Gillham) Davidson, Thomas Gillham and Ephraim Davidson as assurance that the estate would be handled ethically and legally.6,7,8
(Appraiser) Administration20 December 1831John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson were appointed by the judge of the probate court of Madison County on 20 December 1831 to appraise the estate of Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin, deceased. John was a brother-in-law of two of Barbara's daughters, Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, Jacob was the father-in-law of Barbara's son, John Heaton, and Ephraim was the future father-in-law of Barbara's son, James Laughlin.9,10,11,12
(Appraiser) Inventory10 January 1832John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson, acting as the probate court appointed appraisers of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, submitted their certified inventory list with appraised value of $560.75 to the probate court in Madison County on 10 January 1832. After items were sold and adjustments were made by her administrators, Thomas G. Lofton and Isaac Gillham Jr., the value of her estate had increased to $747.98½ and was submitted to the court on 4 April 1832 and filed by the court on 7 April 1832. Barbara's inventory analysis was confusing, both then and now, because the probates of Valentine Kinder and Alexander Laughlin, her father and husband, respectively, were at times being probated simultaneously with Barbara's. Her father's case had some legal issues which dragged things out. The paperwork of the three probates overlapped at times, and some documents were interchanged and misfiled by the court. Additionally, two probate packets were found for Barbara, causing her to be indexed twice. We found one folder with her surname spelled correctly and the other with it spelled "Langhlin."13,14
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Ephraim was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, his name appearing on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.14
(Purchaser) Estate SaleAugust 1832Ephraim was among those relatives, friends and neighbors who purchased items from the estate of Jacob Kensler of Madison County, Illinois, in August 1832. The list of purchasers included the names of Jacob's widow, Mary Kensler, their son Jacob Kensler, the administrator of the estate, Thomas Gillham, the fourth party to the probate bond, James Botkin, Jacob's son-in-law, John Heaton, his brother, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Ephraim Davidson and Hiram Arthur.15
Death*12 February 1850He died on or about 12 February 1850.16

Citations

  1. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Ephraim Davidson dated 23 January 1850 in Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 309 of 725. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  2. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas Davidson and Polly Sanford on 28 March 1800 in Christian County, referencing FHL film# 000465562. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his wife Elizabeth.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ephraim Davidson and Elizabeth Simms on 29 July 1820 in Madison County, referencing FHL film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 20, tray 64, C´s, No. 31-37; box 21, tray 65, D´s, No. 1-21, 1813-1903, images 1083-1097 and 1098-1114 of 1789, image# 1101; Ephraim Davidson, being duly sworn, said that about the ninth day of August 1828 John Davidson departed this life without leaving any last will or testament.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, images 112-113 of 725; Margaret Davidson and Thomas Gillham appointed administratrix and administrator of the estate of John Davidson on 29 August 1828.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 20, tray 64, C´s, No. 31-37; box 21, tray 65, D´s, No. 1-21, 1813-1903, images 1083-1097 and 1098-1114 of 1789, image# 1085; on 29 August 1828, Margaret Davidson, Thomas Gillham, and Ephraim Davidson paid a bond of $1,000 as assurance that the estate would be handled ethically and legally.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 146 of 725; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham appointed administrators of estate of Barbara Laughlin who died intestate on or about 9 Dec 1831.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 530; 20 Dec 1831 Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham, administrators, made their sworn statement to the probate court that in their opinion the total value of the personal estate of which Barbara died possessed would not exceed $800.
  11. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 536; 20 Dec 1831 John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson appointed to appraise Barbara's estate.
  12. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 538-539; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton, William Gillham and Isaac Gillham posted bond of $1600.
  13. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 550-554; completed 10 January 1832, certified 4 April 1832, filed 7 Apr 1832, inventory of estate totaling $560.75.
  14. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½.
  15. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430 of 1996, images 1388-1395.
  16. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1101-1118, image 1106; departed this life on or about 12 February 1850.
  17. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his older son Thomas Alexander Davidson.
  18. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his younger son John Nelson Davidson.

Reverend Francis Davidson1

Marriage*1792He married Bridget Potterton, daughter of Henry Potterton and Bridget Coates, about 1792.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

George Davidson1

Father*John Davidson1 b. 1743, d. 8 Aug 1780
Mother*Sarah Gillham1 b. 1743, d. 5 Dec 1827
Birth*George Davidson was born in South Carolina.1
Marriage*He married Jane Lusk.1

Family

Jane Lusk

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.

George R. Davidson1

b. November 1864, d. 1937
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*November 1864George R. Davidson was born in November 1864 in Illinois.1
Death*1937He died in 1937 in Gosper County, Nebraska, at about age 731
Burial* and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Elwood, Gosper County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George R. Davidson, Memorial# 23254101. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Isaac Milton Davidson1,2

b. 1815, d. 28 December 1848
Father*John Davidson2 d. 9 Aug 1828
Mother*Margaret Armstrong Gillham2,3 b. 1800
Birth*1815Isaac Milton Davidson was born in 1815 in Madison County, Illinois.1,2
Marriage*3 February 1836He married Mary W. Rankin on 3 February 1836 in Madison County, Illinois.1,4,2,5
Death*28 December 1848He died on 28 December 1848 in Madison County, Illinois, at about age 33.1,2

Family

Mary W. Rankin d. 1849
Child1.John Calvin Davidson1,2 b. Aug 1839, d. 1918

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Calvin Davidson, Memorial# 50579656. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Milton Davidson, Memorial# 195643380.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Armstrong (Gillham) Davidson, Memorial# 195643229.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary W. (Rankin) Davidson, Memorial# 195643465.
  5. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Isaac M. Davidson and Mary W. Rankin on 3 February 1836 in Madison County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Jane E. Davidson1

Father*Ephraim Davidson2 d. 12 Feb 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Simms3
Birth*Jane E. Davidson was born in Madison County, Illinois.3
Marriage*28 February 1839She married, as his first wife, James Laughlin, son of Alexander Laughlin and Barbara Kinder, on 28 February 1839 in Madison County, Illinois.1

Family

James Laughlin b. 1817
Child1.John Westly Laughlin4,3 b. 1840, d. Aug 1850

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James Laughlin and Jane E. Davidson on 28 February 1839 in Madison County, referencing FHL film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Ephraim Davidson dated 23 January 1850 in Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 309 of 725. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  3. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, image 1095; Ephraim gave and devised seventy dollars to his grandson Westly Laughlin.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Ephraim Davidson dated 23 January 1850 in Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 309 of 725; Ephraim gave and devised to his grandson, (can't read) ______ Laughlin, seventy dollars.

John Davidson1

d. 9 August 1828
Father*Thomas George Davidson2 b. 1770, d. 1823
Mother*______ ______2 d. b 28 Mar 1800
Birth*John Davidson was probably born in South Carolina.2
Marriage*20 January 1814He married, as her first husband, Margaret Armstrong Gillham, daughter of Isaac Gillham and Jane Kirkpatrick, on 20 January 1814 in Madison County, Illinois.1,3
Death*9 August 1828He died intestate on or about 9 August 1828 in Madison County.4

Family

Margaret Armstrong Gillham b. 1800
Child1.Isaac Milton Davidson+5 b. 1815, d. 28 Dec 1848

Citations

  1. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, John Davidson and Margaret "Gilham", Madison County, 20 January 1814, referencing Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  2. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76, confusing, we believe, two William Davidsons and reporting his brother John Davidson as his father. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gillham family, pages 71-75.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 20, tray 64, C´s, No. 31-37; box 21, tray 65, D´s, No. 1-21, 1813-1903, images 1083-1097 and 1098-1114 of 1789, image# 1101; Ephraim Davidson, being duly sworn, said that about the ninth day of August 1828 John Davidson departed this life without leaving any last will or testament. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Milton Davidson, Memorial# 195643380. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

John Davidson1

b. 1743, d. 8 August 1780
Birth*1743John Davidson was born about 1743 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*1759He married Sarah Gillham, daughter of Thomas Gillham and Margaret Gay Campbell, about 1759 in South Carolina.2,1,3
Revolutionary War*May 1780He served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain of Horse from May 17801
Death*8 August 1780 until his death, along with the death of his mare, on 8 August 1780 at the Battle of Hanging Rock in South Carolina. He was about 37 years of age.1,2
Burial*He was buried in Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sharon, York County, South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Capt John Davidson, Sr., Memorial# 146944774. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Gillham) Davidson, Memorial# 39776885.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  4. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, page 73.

John Calvin Davidson1

b. August 1839, d. 1918
Father*Isaac Milton Davidson1,2 b. 1815, d. 28 Dec 1848
Mother*Mary W. Rankin1,3 d. 1849
Birth*August 1839John Calvin Davidson was born in August 1839 in Madison County, Illinois.1
Marriage*25 December 1867He married Esther Matilda Lofton, daughter of Thomas G. Lofton and Nancy Valentine, on 25 December 1867 in Macoupin County, Illinois.1,4,5
Death*1918He died on 1918 in Colorado at about age 791
Burial* and was buried in Block 20 of Golden Cemetery, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado.1

Family

Esther Matilda Lofton b. 1847, d. 1927

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Calvin Davidson, Memorial# 50579656. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Milton Davidson, Memorial# 195643380.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary W. (Rankin) Davidson, Memorial# 195643465.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Esther Matilda (Lofton) Davidson, Memorial# 50579723.
  5. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Davidson and E. M. Lofton on 25 December 1867 in Macoupin County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

John Nelson Davidson1

Father*Ephraim Davidson1 d. 12 Feb 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Simms1
Birth*John Nelson Davidson was born in Madison County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his younger son John Nelson Davidson. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.

Madison Davidson1

Father*William Davidson1
Mother*Jane Gillham1
Birth*Madison Davidson was born in Madison County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 74. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.

Margaret Letitia Davidson1,2

b. 1791, d. March 1863
Father*Thomas George Davidson2,3 b. 1770, d. 1823
Mother*______ ______3,4 d. b 28 Mar 1800
Birth*1791Margaret Letitia Davidson was born in 1791 in South Carolina.2
Name VariationShe was called Letty.2,5
Marriage*16 April 1810She married Thomas Gillham, son of Isaac Gillham and Jane Kirkpatrick, on 16 April 1810 in St. Clair County, Illinois.2
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Margaret was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, her name appearing on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.6
(Wife) Death7 November 1844Letty became a widow when Thomas Gillham died on 7 November 1844 at about age 59.7
Death*March 1863She died in March 1863 in Madison County, Illinois, at about age 72.2

Family

Thomas Gillham b. 1785, d. 7 Nov 1844
Child1.James G. Gillham+8 b. 1827, d. 21 Apr 1885

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gilliam Family, pages 71-76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Letty (Davidson) Gillham, Memorial# 187253222. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas George Davidson, Memorial# 187242996.
  4. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, page 76.
  5. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Gillham "Jr." and Letty Davidson, St. Clair County, 16 April 1810, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 0928071, items 2-5 and Film# 1689026. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Gillham, Memorial# 187251976.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James G. Gillham, Memorial# 121065521.

Mariam H. Davidson1,2,3

b. 1806, d. 1851
Father*Thomas George Davidson4 b. 1770, d. 1823
Mother*Mary Sanford5
Birth*1806Mariam H. Davidson was born in 1806 in Illinois.6
Marriage*25 December 1832She married, as his second wife, William Gillham, son of Isaac Gillham and Jane Kirkpatrick, on 25 December 1832 in Madison County, Illinois.3
(Wife) Death9 February 1845Mariam became a widow when William Gillham died on 9 February 1845 at about age 54.7,8
Marriage*20 October 1850She married second Benjamin Irish on 20 October 1850 in Madison County, Illinois.9
(Wife) Death13 June 1851Mariam became a widow just 8 months after their marriage when Benjamin Irish died on 13 June 1851 at age 52.10
Death*1851She died in Madison County, Illinois, also in 1851, at about age 45.6

Family 1

William Gillham b. 1791, d. 9 Feb 1845
Children1.Mary Jane Gillham11,12 b. 1834, d. 1867
2.Thomas Clayton Gillham11,12,13 b. 1841, d. 17 Jul 1904

Family 2

Benjamin Irish b. 3 Apr 1799, d. 13 Jun 1851

Citations

  1. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, Probate case files, box 10, tray 30, G’s, No. 13-25; box 11, tray 31, H’s, No. 1-14, 1813-1903, images 699-746; probate of William Gillham granted on 12 February 1845 to George Rice and Isaac Gillham as administrators at the request of the deceased's widow. She signed her name "Mariam H. Gillham", image 710 of 2014. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  2. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, pages 71-75, reporting her name as "Marian". Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, William Gillham and Miriam H. Davidson, Madison County, 25 December 1832, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas George Davidson, Memorial# 187242996. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary "Polly" (Sanford) Davidson, Memorial# 194712024.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mariam H. Davidson, Memorial# 194121633.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, Probate case files, box 10, tray 30, G’s, No. 13-25; box 11, tray 31, H’s, No. 1-14, 1813-1903, images 699-746; probate of William Gillham granted on 12 February 1845 to George Rice and Isaac Gillham as administrators at the request of the deceased's widow. She signed her name "Marian H. Gillham."
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Gillham, Memorial# 194121931.
  9. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, Benjamin Irish and Mrs. Miriam H. Gillham, Madison County, 20 October 1850, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Dr Benjamin Irish, Memorial# 136514385.
  11. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gillham family, pages 71-75.
  12. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marian Gillham, her name transcribed as "Merrcum", Township 3 N R 9 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 489A; Image: 318. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Clayton Gillham, Memorial# 2565402.

Martha Davidson1

b. 1852
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*1852Martha Davidson was born about 1852 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Elizabeth Davidson, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 483B; Family History Library Film: 552255. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Mary A. Davidson1

b. 1856
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*1856Mary A. Davidson was born about 1856 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Elizabeth Davidson, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 483B; Family History Library Film: 552255. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Sally Davidson1

Father*John Davidson1 b. 1743, d. 8 Aug 1780
Mother*Sarah Gillham1 b. 1743, d. 5 Dec 1827
Birth*Sally Davidson was born in South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 73. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.

Samuel Davidson1

Father*John Davidson1 b. 1743, d. 8 Aug 1780
Mother*Sarah Gillham1 b. 1743, d. 5 Dec 1827
Birth*Samuel Davidson was born in South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.

Sarah Debby Davidson1,2

b. 1869
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*1869Sarah Debby Davidson was born about 1869 in Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Elizabeth Davidson, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 483B; Family History Library Film: 552255. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Sidney Davidson, Memorial# 23253752. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Susannah Davidson1

Father*John Davidson1 b. 1743, d. 8 Aug 1780
Mother*Sarah Gillham1 b. 1743, d. 5 Dec 1827
Birth*Susannah Davidson was born in South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.

Thomas Alexander Davidson1

Father*Ephraim Davidson1 d. 12 Feb 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Simms1
Birth*Thomas Alexander Davidson was born in Madison County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his older son Thomas Alexander Davidson. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.

Thomas George Davidson1

b. 1770, d. 1823
Father*John Davidson2 b. 1743, d. 8 Aug 1780
Mother*Sarah Gillham3 b. 1743, d. 5 Dec 1827
Birth*1770Thomas George Davidson was born about 1770 in South Carolina.1,4
Marriage*He married his first wife in South Carolina and we don't yet know who she was.5
(Husband) Deathbefore 28 March 1800Thomas became a widower when his first wife died.5,6
Marriage*28 March 1800He married second Mary Sanford, daughter of John Sanford, on 28 March 1800 in Christian County, Kentucky.7,1,6
Death*1823He died in 1823 in Madison County, Illinois, at about age 53.1

Family 1

______ ______ d. b 28 Mar 1800
Children1.John Davidson+8 d. 9 Aug 1828
2.Margaret Letitia Davidson+9,1 b. 1791, d. Mar 1863
3.William Davidson5
4.Dovey Davidson5
5.Ephraim Davidson+5 d. 12 Feb 1850

Family 2

Mary Sanford
Child1.Mariam H. Davidson+1 b. 1806, d. 1851

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas George Davidson, Memorial# 187242996. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Capt John Davidson, Sr., Memorial# 146944774.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Gillham) Davidson, Memorial# 39776885.
  4. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 73. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  5. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, page 76.
  6. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas Davidson and Polly Sanford on 28 March 1800 in Christian County, referencing FHL film# 000465562. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary "Polly" (Sanford) Davidson, Memorial# 194712024.
  8. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, page 76, confusing, we believe, two William Davidsons and reporting his brother John Davidson as his father.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Letty (Davidson) Gillham, Memorial# 187253222.

Thomas Sidney Davidson1

b. 14 September 1818, d. 19 September 1901
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William Davidson1
Mother*Jane Gillham1
Birth*14 September 1818Thomas Sidney Davidson was born on 14 September 1818 in Madison County, Illinois.1,2
Marriage*29 September 1846He married Elizabeth Louisa Gillham, daughter of William Gillham and Barbara Heaton, on 29 September 1846 in Madison County, Illinois.1,3
Death*19 September 1901He died on 19 September 1901 at age 831
Burial* and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Elwood, Gosper County, Nebraska.1

Family

Elizabeth Louisa Gillham b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Children1.William Davidson4 b. 1850
2.Martha Davidson4 b. 1852
3.Mary A. Davidson4 b. 1856
4.Barbara Elizabeth Davidson4 b. 1859
5.Alice Ella Davidson4 b. 1861
6.George R. Davidson5 b. Nov 1864, d. 1937
7.Calvin K. Davidson6 b. 17 Jan 1866, d. 9 Feb 1936
8.Sarah Debby Davidson4 b. 1869

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Sidney Davidson, Memorial# 23253752. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 74. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  3. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas S. Davidson and Elizabeth L. Gillham, Madison County, 29 September 1846, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Elizabeth Davidson, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 483B; Family History Library Film: 552255. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George R. Davidson, Memorial# 23254101.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Calvin K. Davidson, Memorial# 23254054.

William Davidson1

Father*John Davidson2 b. 1743, d. 8 Aug 1780
Mother*Sarah Gillham2 b. 1743, d. 5 Dec 1827
Birth*William Davidson was born in South Carolina.2
Marriage*He married Jane Gillham, daughter of William Campbell Gillham Sr. and Jane McDow.1

Family

Jane Gillham
Children1.Thomas Sidney Davidson+1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
2.Madison Davidson3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Sidney Davidson, Memorial# 23253752. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 73. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, page 74.