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Ephraim Davis
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1813
Asheboro
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1879
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA

Ephraim lived a double life. He maintained two separate wives with separate families in two different states. He was married to Nancy EDWARDS in 1836 in Indiana, and to Martha Elizabeth BENNETT, married 1838 in Georgia.

This information was mailed to me by another researcher in the form of copied pages from a book. The book title or publication page was not sent but he believes the book was titled "Davis Family", or something similar. I have turned these pages into a downloadable PDF you can access at the following link. Download and read it then decide for yourself.

Download Link: Ephraim DAVIS' Double Life

Indiana Marriages 1811-1959
Name: Ephraim Davis
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 24 Nov 1836
Event Place: Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States
Registration Place: Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
Marriage License Date: 19 Nov 1836
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Nancy Edwards
Spouse's Gender: Female
Officiator's Name: Ransom Davis
Page: 153
Film Number: 001301788
Digital Folder Number: 004200279
Image Number: 00206
Number of Images: 1
Batch Number: M03010-6

Children (Nancy):
Shabannah "Banner" DAVIS 1837-1881
John Marion DAVIS 1843
Matilda DAVIS 1845-1899
Ellie DAVIS 1855
--Ellie shows up only in the 1870 census, not sure she is their child

Census Records:
Year: 1850; Census Place: Clifty Township, District 3, Bartholomew County, Indiana; Page: 791; Image: 11.

Year: 1860; Census Place: Clifty Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana; Page: 115; Post Office: Newbern; Image: 117.

Year: 1870; Census Place: Cliffy Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana; Page: 22; Post Office: Newbern; Image: 22.

Georgia Marriages 1808-1967
Groom's Name: Ephraim Davis
Bride's Name: Martha P. Bennett
Marriage Date: 25 Nov 1838
Marriage Place: Bartow, Georgia
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M71206-1
System Origin: Georgia-EASy
Source Film Number: 283520

Children (Martha):
John L DAVIS 1838-1922
Walton Cicero DAVIS 1843-1924
Harlton Pierce DAVIS 1844-1918
Merodith T DAVIS 1847-1928
Mary Adaline DAVIS 1857-1920
James Dolphus DAVIS 1860-1937

Census Records:
Year: 1850; Census Place: 12th Division, Gordon, Georgia; Page: 41; Image: 692.

Year: 1860; Census Place: Minish District, Jackson, Georgia; Page: 47; Post Office: Harmony Grove; Image: 205.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Minish, Jackson, Georgia, USA; Page: 22.

Military
Davis, Ephraim -- Private - April 30, 1861. Discharged, disability, July 29, 1862.

COMPANY C, 18th REGIMENT GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA; C. S. A. JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA "Jackson County Volunteers"

Source: MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY C
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ransom Davis (1791 - 1854)
  Hannah Doane Davis (1791 - 1826)
 
 Spouses:
  Nancy Edwards Davis (1814 - 1890)*
  Martha Elizabeth Bennett Davis (1812 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  John L Davis (1838 - 1865)*
  Walton Cicero Davis (1843 - 1924)*
  John Marion Davis (1843 - 1903)*
  Merodith T Davis (1847 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Davis Hook (1812 - 1896)*
  Ephraim Davis (1813 - 1879)
  John Davis (1819 - 1902)*
  Shelomith Davis Vickery (1820 - 1898)*
  Vashti Davis Beck (1827 - 1906)**
  Leah Davis Robertson (1833 - 1922)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Newbern Christian Cemetery
Newbern
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Terry Echols
Originally Created by: guzgw
Record added: Mar 25, 2009
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I leave these flowers in memory and honor of Ephraim Davis who is a brother to mythird great grandmother. I do not believe the story of your double life--not with the religious parents and ancestors that you had and also the noble descendants that I mysel...(Read more)
- Carol Guinn Jenkins
 Added: Oct. 25, 2013
 
 
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