Thomas Jefferson DAVIDSON Sarah M DAVIDSON Thomas J DAVIDSON Forsyth DAVIDSON William Wakefield DAVIDSON Matthew Oliver DAVIDSON Charles W BELKNAP Pleasant S SIMMONS Loula SIMMONS Mini tree diagram

Sallie Amanda WAKEFIELD2,3,4,5,1,6,7

about 18421,2,3,4,5 - before 1896

Life History

about 1842

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5

before Jun 1860

Married Thomas Jefferson DAVIDSON in Crawford County, Arkansas.2

about 1861

Birth of daughter Sarah M DAVIDSON in Arkansas.3,10

about 1863

Birth of son Thomas J DAVIDSON in Arkansas.10,3

about 1869

Birth of son Forsyth DAVIDSON in Arkansas.10,3

18th Jan 1871

Birth of son William Wakefield DAVIDSON in Arkansas.10,11,12,13

about 1873

Birth of son Matthew Oliver DAVIDSON in Arkansas.1

24th Nov 1873

Death of Thomas Jefferson DAVIDSON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8,1,6

12th Dec 1875

Married Charles W BELKNAP in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,8

1880

Died

(less likely)

1882

Death of Charles W BELKNAP in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

about 1882

Married Pleasant S SIMMONS

Feb 1894

Birth of daughter Loula SIMMONS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9

before 1896

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

(most likely)

Notes

  • "I believe Mr. Simmons was my ggg-grandmother’s (Sallie AmandaWakefield [Belknap]) 3rd-and last-husband.  If I am correct, then shewould have been married to him when she died.  I have searched for thedate of her death and her final resting place for several years, but,so far, no luck.  Sallie (born about 1842) married 1st to ThomasJefferson Davidson.  He died in 1873.  Two years later, Sallie married2nd to Col. Charles W. Belknap on December 12, 1875.  Col. Belknapdied in 1882.  I then found the marriage record for Mrs. SallieBelknap and Mr. P.S. Simmons at the courthouse in DeWitt indicatingthat they married on December 5, 1888."
    --  email to Orville Boyd Jenkins from Libby Beliew, 17 October 2008

    The Davidson Family Genealogy had her name as Sarah A, which we wouldexpect from the nickname Sallie:
    "Thomas married Sarah A. on 12 Dec 1875 in Arkansas County, Arkansas.Sarah was born 1842 in Tennessee."
    --  http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genea/Dzmrtenn.html

    In the 1850 census I found Sallie at age 8 with her parents in BedfordCounty, Tennessee.

    1850 Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee, 30 November, CivilDistrict 19, page 399 (scan p 200), Hse/Fam #19

    W J W Wakefield 37 M Farmer $4000 Real Estate born NC [b abt 1813]
    Malissa Wakefield 30 F born Georgia
    Minerva J Wakefield 13 F b Tennessee
    John A Wakefield 11 M b Tennessee
    Jessee P Wakefield 9 M b Tennessee
    Sally Amanda Wakefield 8 F b Tennessee
    William L Wakefield 6 M b Tennessee
    Susan M Wakefield 4 F b Tennessee
    Martha F Wakefield 1 F b Tennessee
    Thomas W Wakefield 3months M b Tennessee [b August 1850]
    James Blackwell 70 F(?) $2000 Real Estate b Virginia (Name here mightJanas (Janice?)

    In 1860, Sallie is recorded with her first husband Thomas JeffersonDavidson on a plantation he has bought near Van Buren in CrawfordCounty, Arkansas.  Note his huge real estate value and even largerpersonal estate.  This is near the Oklahoma border, which is a littlesurprising, since they are later found in Arkansas County, in theeastern side of the state.

    1860 Federal Census, Crawford County, Arkansas, 30 June, RichlandTownship, PO Van Buren, page 52, Hse #348, Fam #346
    Thos J Davidson 31 M Farmer $10,500 Real Estate b Tennessee
    Sarah A Davidson 17 F b Tennessee

    In 1870, they have moved east to St Charles, on the White River, theeastern border of Arkansas County, Arkansas, one county away from theMississippi River.  They now have three children.

    1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 July, PrairieTownship, PO Saint Charles, page 23 (scan p 95), Hse/Fam #183
    Davidson, Thomas J (Thomas Jefferson Davidson) 40 M W Farmer$5000/$1800 Tennessee
    Davidson, Sarah A 28 F W Keep House Tennessee Davidson, Sarah M 9 F WArkansas
    Davidson, Thomas 6 M W Arkansas (married Ella Burks 16 Feb 1882)
    Davidson, Forsyth 1 M W Arkansas
    Connelly, Maxey 20 M W Farm Labor Mississippi

    Sarah Amanda's father is living a couple of doors down from her andThomas.  He is a 57-year-old widow with several younger children inthe household.

    1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 July, PrairieTownship, PO Saint Charles, page 23 (scan p 95), Hse/Fam #186
    Wakefield, William J W 57 M W Farmer $3000/$1500 North Carolina Cannotread and write [b abt 1813]
    Wakefield, Thomas H 20 M W Keep House Tennessee Cannot read and write
    Wakefield, James I  18 M W Tennessee Cannot read and write
    Wakefield, Nannie M 16 F W Tennessee Cannot read and write
    Wakefield, Joseph S  14 M W Tennessee Cannot read and write
    Wakefield, Margaret E 16 F W Arkansas Cannot read and write

    Davidson family sources also report the marriage of Sallie Amanda toCharles Belknap:
    Sarah A. Davidson, Second marriage on 12 Dec 1875 to Charles W.Belknap
    --  http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genea/Dzmrtenn.html

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, Prairie Township, page18
    Belknap, C W (Charles A Belknap) m w 62 Farmer Pennsylvania Mass Mass[b abt 1818]
    Belknap, S A (Sarah A.) f w 37 wife Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee [babt 1843]
    Davidson, T J (Thomas Jefferson) m w 18 Stepson Arkansas TennesseeTennessee [b abt 1862]
    Davidson, Forsythe m w 10 Stepson Arkansas Tennessee Tennessee [b abt1870]
    Davidson, W W (William W) m w 8 Stepson Arkansas Tennessee Tennessee[b abt 1872]
    Davidson, M O (Matthew Oliver) m w 6 Stepson Arkansas TennesseeTennessee [b abt 1874]

    Note the age of the youngest Davidson child here.  Matthew O isreported as age 6.  This would mean he could have been born no laterthan 1874.  Libby Beliew reports Matthew was born in 1873.  Libby alsoreports that Matthew's father Thomas Jefferson Davidson died in 1873.The inset info on Charles Belknap is from the Davidson Genealogywebsite (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genea/Dzmrtenn.html).  Notethat Charles is reported as Charles A in contrast to the report hereof Charles W.  Libby Beliew also reports him as Charles W.

    After the death of C W Belknap, Sallie married widower Pleasant SSimmons.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    P S Simmons
    Gender Male
    Age 44, Birth Year abt 1844
    Spouse's Name S A Belknap
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 45
    Marriage 5 Dec 1888 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 4 Dec 1888

    Sally died about 1896.  After her death Pleasant marreid Jennie MillerSeamons.

    In the 1900 census, Sally's one child with Pleasant is reproted asLoula, born in 1884 but only 6 years old.  The record should read bornin 1894 and 6 years old.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 6 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 4A, Hse #55, Fam #56
    Simmons, Pleas S  Head W M  Sept 1874  55 Married 3 yrs  TN NC NCFarmer
    Simmons, Jennie Wife W F Apr 1867  33 Married 3 yrs borne 4 children,4 living  AR MS MS  Dairy Farmer
    ** Simmons, Loula Daughter W F  Feb 1884 [1894]  6  AR TN TN **
    Simmons, Arthur Son W M  Aug 1897 2  AR TN AR
    Seemons, Lillie Daughter W F  Nov 1884  5  AR TN AR
    Seemons, Ethel Daughter W F  ? 1888  2 [?]  AR TN AR
    Seemons, Tempa Daughter W F  Dec 1882  7  AR TN AR

Sources

  • 1. Libby Beliew, email correspondence to Orville Boyd Jenkins, October2008
  • 2. 1860 Federal Census, Crawford County, Arkansas
    • 30 June, Richland Township, PO Van Buren, page 52, Hse #348, Fam #346
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 7 July, Prairie Township, PO Saint Charles, page 23 (scan p 95),
  • 4. 1850 Federal Census, Bedford County, Tennessee
    • 30 November, Civil District 19, page 399 (scan p 200), Hse/Fam #19
  • 5. 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • Prairie Township, p 18
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • Clayton Genealogy,
  • 7. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 8. Davidson of Tennessee Genealogy,http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genea/Dzmrtenn.html
  • 9. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 6 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 4A, Hse #55, Fam #56
  • 10. Ancestry Trees
    • Libby Beliew,
  • 11. 1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 28 April, Prairie Township, District 24, Page 11A, Hse #215, Fam #216
  • 12. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 7 May, North Prairie Township, District 12, page 9A, Hse/Fam #161
  • 13. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 29 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 20B, Hse #358, Fam #366

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