In the 1850 Federal Census for Worcester Co., MD, in the Ninth Election District, in household # 774, enumerated on August 29, 1850, we find Lodak Davis, age 8, living with his parents, Charles Davis, age 56, and Mary, age 50, and Lodak's siblings, James, age 22 - Charles, age 16 - Letty, age 14 - Warrington, age 12, and Purnal, age 10.
In the 1860 Federal Census for Worcester Co., MD, in the Newark District, in household # 1940, enumerated on June 29, 1880, we find Lodak Davis, age 19, living with his sister, Lettie and her husband, Samuel Cropper, and their children.
In the 1870 Federal Census for Worcester Co., MD, in the Newark District, in household # 41, enumerated on August -?, 1870, we find Loda Davis, age 28, his wife, Emma, age 25, and their baby girl, Maggie, age 1. Loda and his family are still living with Lettie, Loda's sister, Loda has lived with her since his parents died before 1860.
In the 1880 Federal Census for Worcester Co., MD, in the Newark District, in household # 168, enumerated on June 19-21, 1880, we find Loda Davis, age 37, a laborer, his wife, Emma, age 31, their children, Maggie, age 10 - Lula E, age 2.
Loda Davis bought a house, on March 18, 1892, from Anne E Riley, in consideration for the sum of $800, the said Anne E Riley conveys unto Lodawick W Davis a parcel of ground together with the dwelling house, situated and lying on the east side of Washington St., in the town of Berlin, MD, lately occupied by Anne E Riley.
( WoLR: FHP 2; 454-55 )
A mortgage was granted by Anne Riley on March 18, 1892, for the sum of $650, the said mortgage expires in 7 years, and is payable with 6 per cent interest aded to the principal.
By order of the Orphan's Court of Worcester Co., I hereby assign, the within mortgage, to Zadok F. Wharton, as guarantor the same, until paid according to law, as witnessed, and seal, this January 2, 1894.
William C Franklin, Exutx, of Anne E Riley
( WoLR: FHP 2; 558- 60 )
In the 1900 Federal Census for Worcester Co., MD, in the Ninth Election District, in the town of Berlin, in household # 322, enumerated on June 12, 1900, we find Loda Davis, age 54, a miller, he owned his home, his wife, Emmaline, age 54, married 33 years, she gave birth to 4 children, with 1 presently living. Also living with them is their daughter, Maggie B Smith, age 30, now married with a child of her own, William L Smith, age 7.
-NEWARK- Mr. Loda Davis of Berlin, visited relatives at this place Sunday last.
( Democratic Messenger, October 04, 1902 )
- Mr. Loda Davis, living on Washington St., who has been ill for the past week, we are glad to say is graduallly improving.
(The Salisbury Advertiser, Salisbury, MD, Saturday, March 14, 1903, pg 1, col 2)
-BERLIN- - Mr. Loda Davis, for a long time connected with Dilworth's Mill, died very suddenly on Monday from heart failure. He was buried Wednesday afternoon, attended by the Red Men and Odd Fellows, to which orders he belonged. His remains were interred in the Evergreen Cemetery.
(The Salisbury Advertiser, Salisbury, MD, Saturday, March 21, 1903, pg 2, col 3)
Loda Davis died on March 16, 1903 in Worcester Co., his wife, Emma, age 63, is living in the Newark area in 1910, and listed as a widow, she is living with her child, Maggie, who was also widowed. Maggie's son William is also living with them. Maggie is a seamstress that works at home. Emma is shown as not working and William, the grandson is a laborer in a factory. They were living on the road from Newark to Snow Hill, MD.
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