|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1755|
New Castle County
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1818|
Mary was the third of five children of Owen & Sarah (Owen) Davis. The family were members of the Baptist church. They spent the early years in Maryland (Franklin county) and by 1760 were in what is now Fayette county, Pennsylvania. Mary's mother died in 1762 when Mary was just seven years old.
By 1764 her father married Hannah James. Mary had twelve half siblings from this union.
Mary meet a young Morgan Jones who with his brother the patriotic Reverend Davis Jones in 1772 tomahawked their individual claims to land in what is now Marshall county, West Virginia.
Mary and Morgan married (by abt 1773). The couple moved onto their land in Grave Creek, West Virgina. They started their family of what would be eleven children.
While the land held much promise for settling it was located near the ancient burial Indian grounds of Moundsville. The old trails that cross the land were used by different Indian tribes. By 1777 conflict with the Indians was in full force. Morgan was an Ensign in the militia. The area settlers were suffering. The Jones family horses had been killed. Her father Owen sent a team of horses to bring Mary and her family back to Fayette county. All of the settlers abandoned the Moundsville area until after the Revolutionary War ended.
Mary, Morgan and a growing family remained in German twp of Fayette county until 1790 when the mover to Dunkard twp of Greene county, Pennsylvania. Their new land (305 acres) was midway between her Davis home in Fayette county and their Grave Creek land (1945 acres).
While Mary and Morgan apparently never moved back to Grave Creek several of their children did settle on the family land there.
Mary & Morgan's children were:
1. Morgan 1776-1853, m. Ruth 5 ch
2. Owen 1776-1836, m. Catherine Griffith 8 ch
3. Eleanor 1778-1857, m. Meshack Ross 13 ch
4. Sarah 1781-1855, m. Isaac Buckingham 10 ch
5. Ann 1783-1856, m. Fred Beeler 1 dau
6. David 1784-1867, m. Lucretia Morris 11 ch
7. Samuel 1786-1857, m. Rachel 2 ch
8. Jane 1788-1857, m. 4 times 7 ch
J. Long, T. Rhinehart, J McCormick, ? Long
9. Mary 1792-Unk poss OR
9. Ruth 1793-1812
10.Esther 1796-1869, m1 Jas Mundell 8 ch, m2 Rev J Brown
Mary was a true pioneer woman who gave her family much love and care. Today we can only imagine what her day to day life was like and the challenges she faced raising her family.
Owen Davis (1725 - 1810)
Morgan Jones (1740 - 1820)*
Morgan Jones (1776 - 1853)*
Owen D. Jones (1776 - 1837)*
Eleanor Jones Ross (1778 - 1857)*
Sarah Jones Buckingham (1781 - 1855)*
Anna Jones Beeler (1783 - 1856)*
David Jones (1784 - 1867)*
Samuel Jones (1786 - 1811)*
Jane Jones McCormick Long Rhinehart (1788 - 1857)*
Mary Jones Kees (1792 - 1850)*
Ruth Jones (1793 - 1812)*
Esther Jones Mundell (1796 - 1869)*
Philip Davis (1751 - 1837)*
Samuel Davis (1753 - 1826)*
Mary Davis Jones (1755 - 1818)
Meshach Davis (1764 - 1845)*
Isaac Davis (1780 - 1851)*
Garards Fort Cemetery
Maintained by: The Ancestor Hunter
Originally Created by: Shay
Record added: Nov 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8085640