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Abiather Davis
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1754, Wales
Death: Sep. 5, 1840
West Milton
Miami County
Ohio, USA

Abiather Davis is the 2nd great grandfather of Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st US president.

Parents are Samuel Davis & Mary Annis

1st wife is Lydia Embree
(Married: 5-12-1778 in Wrightsborough Co, Georgia)

They had ten known children:
Amos Davis
Rachel Davis, m. Mr. Carter
Rhoda Davis, m. Mr. Gilbreath
*Samuel Davis, m. Doecas Jones
John Davis
Mary Davis
Sibilla Davis
Benjamin Davis
Sarah Davis
Lydia Davis, m. Joseph Coppock Coate


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2nd wife is Rachel Mote
(Marrried in 1803 Georgia)

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The following is an excerpt from "A Walk in a Country Churchyard - Autumn 1880", by Luke Smith Mote:

It would be doing injustice to the name and memory of our early pioneers not to note the death and burial of another of these in this older part of the cemetery -- Abiathar Davis, who come out from near Augusta, Georgia. He settled on the farm currently owned by Eli Boyer, deed chosen for its large cold springs (the pioneers early selecting these). His family, three daughters and four sons, were all grown up and settled in life, except the two youngest, when we were yet in boyhood. He lost his first wife early in the beginning of the current century -- and some years afterwards married another woman which from some cause proved unhappy, and she left him, and they lived apart before their deaths (her children was thought to be implicated in it). His first wife was sister to Isaac Emery, from the same state, whose name frequently appeaers on our church books; his second wife, Rachel (widow) Jones, sister to Dr. Mote. The old man was a regular attendee of meetings whilst his physical strength held out -- how oft have we seen him ride up and hitch his pony, and then with limping walk, come to the company around the church doors and salute each one with his wimped hand; young and old were alike to him, often passing some pleasant words. He closed his life in a good old age at the old homestead in early part of September, 1840, in the eighty-seventh year of his age. His grey hairs were few at this great age.

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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Mote Davis (1756 - 1829)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Davis (1785 - 1870)*
  John Davis (1787 - 1853)*
  Sarah Davis (1795 - 1826)*
  Sarah Davis (1795 - 1826)*
  Lydia Davis Coate (1798 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Branch Cemetery
West Milton
Miami County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Just~Us Relatives
Record added: May 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37407385
Abiather Davis
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- sniksnak
 Added: Nov. 9, 2012
Our 5th Great-grandfather...
- Just~Us Relatives
 Added: Dec. 3, 2011

- RoxღEd
 Added: Sep. 13, 2011
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