Mary Jemima FREEMAN Addie Flora DAVIS Ella BIVENS Mini tree diagram

Marlin Edward DAVIS1,2,5,3,4

19th May 18951,2,3,4 - 3rd Oct 19701

Life History

19th May 1895


28th May 1914

Married Mary Jemima FREEMAN in Union County, Arkansas.2

14th Oct 1915

Birth of daughter Addie Flora DAVIS in Arkansas.6,7,4,8,3,9,1,10

before 1930

Death of Ella BIVENS in Crawford County, Arkansas.11

3rd Oct 1970


after 3rd Oct 1970

Buried in Arlington Memorial Park, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas.1

Other facts


Married Ella BIVENS


  • Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    M E Davis
    Gender Male
    Age 21, Birth Year abt 1893
    Residence Quinn, Union County, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Mima Freeman
    Spouse's Age 18
    Spouse's Residence Griffin, Union, Arkansas
    Marriage 28 May 1914 Union
    Marriage License Date 26 May 1914

    Though Marlin married Jemima, he was simultaneously having two children with Ella Bivens, one named Flora M born in October 1915, while Marlin's daughter with Ellan Bivens, named Addie Flora, was born in October 1915

    "Flora M. Davis was born to Marlin and Jemima in may of 1915.  My grandmother Addie Flora Davis was born in Oct 1915 to Marlin Davis and Ella Bivens Davis.  Same dad. different moms.  He is running back and forth between these two women having kids with both of them.  Ella is a full 20 years older than he is and is a colorful character to put it mildly.  Married 3 times, but I can find no record of her and Marlin being married although she took his last name."
    --  Joy Elaine Fowler, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 20 July 2016

    In 1920, Marlin is reported with his wife Mary Jemima in Union County, Arkansas.

    1920 Federal Census, Union County, Arkansas, 5 January, Franklin Township, District 162, page 3A, Hse/Fam #43
    Davis, Marlin E Head  M W 24 AR AR AR Farmer
    Davis, Mary J [Jemima] Wife F W 22 Single AR AR AR
    Davis, Flora M Dau M W 4yrs8mos Single AR AR AR
    Davis, Leonard H Son M W 2yrs9mos AR AR AR

    In 1930, Marlin and Jemima are in the same county but in Johnson Township.  In 1930, Jemima is reported under the nickname Maima.

    1930 Federal Census, Union County, Arkansas, 8 April, Johnson Township, District 23, page 1B, Hse #9, Fam #11
    Davis, Marlin E Head Rents $7 M W 34 Married at age 19 AR AR AR Laborer
    Davis, Mima [Jemima] Wife F W 33 Married at age 18 AR AR AR
    Davis, Flora Dau F W 15 Single AR AR AR
    Davis, Homer Son M W 13 Single AR AR AR
    Davis, Floyd Son M W 10 Single AR AR AR
    Davis, Ruth Dau F W 5 Single AR AR AR
    Davis, Thelma J Dau F W 2yrs1mo Single AR AR AR

    Marlin Edward Davis
    Birth May 19, 1895
    Death Oct 3, 1970
    Spouse Mary Jemima Freeman Davis (1897 - 1993)
    Flora M Davis McGough (1915 - 2005)
    Homer Leonard Davis (1917 - 2010)
    Ruth Jewel Davis Peace (1925 - 2013)
    Burial Arlington Memorial Park, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas
    Created by Iris Meshell Apr 03, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #88032617,


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