William Henry Davis & Mary Ann E. Floyd
Information Submitted by Margot Woodrough


William Henry Davis was born 31 July 1847, GA. (Birth and death date listed in Bible of James Henry Davis.) William Henry married Mary Ann E. Floyd 1 January 1874, GA. He died 30 January 1927.

Dodge County Newspaper Clippings, Vol. IV, page 1964 (January 27, 1927): Mr. W. H. Davis died at his home near Cross Roads Thursday morning, following an illness of five weeks. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. E. G. Loyd, and interment took place in the Floyd Cemetery, near Empire. Mr. Davis was 79 years old, and had been a resident of this county all of his life. He was a Confederate Veteran, having served his country faithfully during the civil war. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. J. C. Floyd, of Lumber City; and Messrs. James, Jeff, and Monroe Davis, of Eastman.

Census: 1870, GA

William Henry was the son of Zenos Davis, b. 6 October 1815, d. 5 August 1897, and Julia Ann Little, b. 15 October 1821, d. 16 May 1898.

Mary Ann E. Floyd was b. 6 August 1855, GA, and d. 16 March 1938, GA. In 1924 she is mentioned in her brother's obituary and said to be living in Plainfield.

Dodge County Newspaper Clippings, Vol. VI, page 2951 (March 24, 1938): Mrs. Annie Davis, one of the oldest residents of this section, died at the home of her son, Jim Davis, in Cottondale Wednesday, March 16, of paralysis. She was a native of Pulaski County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kinch Floyd. She was 82 years old.

Funeral services were conducted in the Second Baptist Church Thursday afternoon by Rev. J. H. Estes. George, Charles, Alvin, and Jack Davis and Roscoe and Andrew Floyd served as pallbearers. Interment was in Floyd Cemetery, near Empire.

Census: 1860 & 1870, GA
Census: 1880, GA, Henry Davis along with wife Ann and two boys, William and James were living with her parents in house #4465.

Mary Anne E. was the daughter of Amos Kinchen Floyd, b. 11 April 1816, d. after 14 June 1900, and Anna Luttia McDaniel, b. 1827, d. circa 1860.

Children of William Henry Davis and Mary Ann E. Floyd:

Jeff Davis
Monroe Davis, d. 1930
William Davis, b. 27 Oct 1874, d. 18 May 1890
James H. Davis, b. 23 Feb 1880, d. 29 Dec 1969
Mary Elizabeth Davis, b. 29 Jul 1897, d. 12 Jan 1990


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