Milus DAVIDSON Sarah Elizabeth BUTLER Malissa Edward DAVIDSON Elenora DAVIDSON Ann Sophronia CARPENTER Mini tree diagram

George W DAVIDSON1,3,4

about 18451,2,3,4 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1845

Born in Lawrence County, Alabama.1,2,3,4


Death of Sarah Elizabeth BUTLER



Other facts


Married Sarah Elizabeth BUTLER


  • 1860 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 28 July, Prairie Township, PO St. Charles, page 65, Hse #482, Fam #460 Milus Davidson 38 M W Farmer $16,000 Real Estate $17623 Personal  b Tennessee [head] [b abt 1822]
    Suffrone Davidson 35F W Housekeeper Mississippi
    George W Davidson 15 M W Alabama

    In 1870, George has married and is living next door to Milus and Suffrone.

    1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 July, Prairie Township, PO St Charles, page 96, Hse/Fam #199
    Davidson, Milus 49 M W Farmer $1000 Real Estate $500 Personal b Tennessee
    Davidson, Ann S 43 F W Keeping House b Alabama
    Comer, Benjamin 27 M W b SC

    George is reported in the Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, which includes information about his father and other famliy members.

    "G. W. Davidson is a native of Alabama, and is a son of Milus and Sophrina (Carpenter) Davidson, who were of Tennessee and Mississippi birth, respectively. Milus Davidson went to Alabama when a boy, and remained there until 1851-52, when he came to this county, here remaining until his death in 1872, at the age of fifty-two years. When the war broke out he joined the Confederate army, and served in Price's raid through Missouri, being captured by the Federals, though soon after he made his escape.

    Mrs. Davidson died in 1885 at the age of fifty years. Of their family of children two are still living: Melissa (now the widow of J. B. Butler, deceased), and G. W. The latter, the eldest child, was born in Lawrence County, Ala., in 1845, and was reared in this county, having come here with his parents when about six or seven years old. He commenced farming for himself at the age of twenty-one, and in 1871 bought his present farm, erecting in 1886 the mill and gin which he still owns and operates.

    Mr. Davidson is a Republican in politics, and a member of the County Wheel, and was nominated by the Republicans and Wheelers as sheriff of the county. [p.654] His wife was formerly Sallie E. Butler, a native of Mississippi. They are the parents of four children: William M., Anna C., George W. and Guy. Mr. and Mrs. Davidson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Mr. Davidson was postmaster of St. Charles from 1872 to 1875. He is one of the leading farmers and millers in the community, and a highly respected citizen."
    --  Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas (Arkansas County),


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