|Birth: ||Dec., 1834|
John Hughes Davies was born in 1834 in Kentucky, the youngest child of John N. Davies and Elizabeth Hughes and the grandson of Nicholas Clayton Davies and Elizabeth Crawford. His maternal grandparents were John Neville Hughes (lieutenant in the Revolutionary War and Major in the War of 1812) and Ann Meriwether.
John and Celia Eliza Cook married 17 Aug 1864 in Hickman County Kentucky. They left Kentucky, and moved to Perryville, Perry County, Arkansas, where he taught school. They remained in Arkansas until about 1877 when they moved to the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. John bought a farm outside Paris, Texas, where his family lived according to family records.
The land runs into the Indian territories started about 1889 so it is assumed that John had permission from the Indian community to live and/or work in the territory as a teacher and surveyor. The Davies family was near the future towns of Ardmore and Atoka, Oklahoma, and Paris, Texas.
John and Celia had seven children, the three youngest were born in Texas. The children were: Mary Frances, Florence, Olive Brown, Henryetta, Elvena Hughes, John A. Davies, and Jesse C. Davies.
John and Celia Davies lived in Bryan County during their later years. After John died, Celia lived her last years with her youngest daughter Elvena's family: son-in-law Cloyd Woodberry Wharton, and their daughters, Christine and Frances.
For Family Tree information and family histories John Hughes Davies had written, see: http://daviesofpebbleton.org/
John N. Davies (1796 - 1848)
Elizabeth Hughes Davies (1799 - 1852)
Celia Eliza Cook Davies (1845 - 1929)*
Henrietta Davies (1876 - 1970)*
Elvena Hughes Davies Wharton (1879 - 1972)*
Note: Their grave sites are in the first section of the cemetery on drive A-7 on the left side about 150 feet up the drive. I am not sure of the lot number. I think the section where they are is where the cemetery started. (Mickey)
Rose Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Carol
Originally Created by: Mickey
Record added: Jan 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64917433
My great grandparents.|
Added: Apr. 8, 2011