Birth: 1659 - Amesbury, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Christening: Death: Burial:Asenath Davis
Birth: 24 Mar 1821 Christening: Death: Burial:
Father: Nehemiah Davis II Mother: Mary (Polly) AllisonBaby Boy Davis
Birth: c.a. 1677 1 Christening: Death: Burial:
Father: Francis Davis II Mother: Mary TaylorBenjamin Davis
Birth: 8 Jan 1741 Christening: Death: Burial:
Father: Timothy Davis Mother: Judith PettingillBenjamin Davis
Birth: Abt 1715 - Massachusetts Christening: Death: Burial:
Father: John Davis 1 Mother: Ruth Badger 1Charles Logan Davis
Birth: 1 Mar 1860 - Franklin Co., Illinois 2 Christening: Death: 9 Jun 1942 - Long Beach, CA 2 Burial:
Father: Nehemiah Davis III 2 3 Mother: Mary Sturman 3 4 5
Spouses and Children
1. *Lydia Dittes Marriage: 2. Anna Belle Witham 2 Marriage:
The Congressional Record carries a commendation of this work in the issue of January 12,1928. The Hon. Louis C. Crampton, of Michigan, speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, said:
"I came in contact while in the Southwest last fall with a man who had been nearly 40 years in the Indian Service, Mr. Charles L. Davis, the head of the White River Agency for the Apaches. These Indians have a large reservation, 1,680,000 acres, or 2,625 square miles, $4,000,000 of timber in their forests, some undeveloped coal and iron mines and asbestos, large grazing areas, a tribal herd of 2,300 cattle, with a probable income of $10,000 for that herd for this year, as well as herds of p ermittees from which they get an income of over $30,000 for 15,000 cattle and 30,000 sheep. They derived $156,000 from timber last year. There are many individual Indians having a total of 21,650 head of stock from which their income this year is $55,000.
"This will give you some idea of the responsibilities, the financial responsibilities, of such an agent. Joined to this is the tactfulness required in handling 2,000 or 3,000 temperamental individuals and taking care of them. There is an order of executive ability that is required; and what do you suppose such a man with all this responsibility upon him gets after 40 years in the service, a man who has discharged his duties in a most highly commendable fashion and in a way that would have brought him a very substantial income in private employment? As I recall, he was getting $3,300 at the time of his retirement a few weeks ago."
Certainly such an accomplishment means just one thing: that the Indians and citizens of the United States, and consequently our Government, have all changed in their attitude toward each other!
It also meant able Support by his wife, Lydia Dittes. Before marriage a teacher among the Sioux and later at the Carlisle Indian School, she had the intimate knowledge enabling her to aid her husband constructively and socially.
Of the Indians, Charles Davis writes: "Nearly all of them resisted the onrush of the pioneers, prospectors, herders, and so on, but no more than we would have done under similar circumstances. But now that those generations have passed over the Great Divide, the new generations exhibit a spirit of forgetfulness few of us could measure up to. At present, Uncle Sam has no more loyal sons and daughters than those within the several Indian reservations. At the time of the World War, many of the Indians were not citizens, hence not subject to the draft. Yet many of them went as volunteers, and the reports on their services were about universally high. Had it not been for crossing the great water, nearly all acceptable for military service would have offered themselves."
Charles Lyle "Blackie" Davis
Birth: 7 May 1899 - Victor, Colorado 6 7 Christening: Death: 23 Nov 1977 - Littleton, Colorado Burial:
• Residence: Residence, 1900, Victor, Colorado.
• Run Away: 1914.
Father: Joseph Napoleon Davis Mother: Rowena Victoria Hull
Spouses and Children
1. Laura Scott 8 Marriage: Abt 1924 Children: 1. Leslie Rae Davis 2. *Dorcas Dorothy Edson 7 Marriage: 20 Mar 1935 - Las Vegas, Nevada Children: 1. Dorothy Alice Davis 2. Joseph Allen Davis 3. Anna Dria Bidini Marriage:
In The Desert of Northern Arizona
by Helen Rose Davis Hawkins
Red told me the story this way:
"The novel Grapes of Wrath described how life was for us on the desert of Northern Arizona. The family made money by rounding up wild horses for the dog food factories. Johnny shot the heifer. When Blackie saw the sheriff posse coming over the top of the hill, he turned to Johnny and said 'Give me the gun'." Before Johnny had time to think, he handed the gun to Blackie. There was no thought in either Blackie nor Johnny's mind about the consequences of this action. Blackie figured that he would be fined and that there may be a few problems with the law but nothing that he could not easily handle. His little sister was going to have a baby and he did not want her husband having troubles with the law. Neither man knew that in the area there was a well organized gang of rustlers. The sheriff believed that Blackie was part of that gang. Hoping to get information that would lead to the arrest of the rustlers, he prosecuted Blackie to the full extent of the law. Blackie was sentenced to seven years in Florence Prison for cattle rustling. Taking Red and Guy with them, Johnny and Alice went back to the dust bowl of Oklahoma. Rowena went to Phoenix to continue working for the release of her son. Blackie spent eighteen months in prison. He said that the worst two weeks of his life were the two weeks he spent behind the prison walls. It didn't take long for the prison officials to recognize Blackie's skills as a cowboy. He was released from the prison walls to work as a prison trustee. Working with prison guards and other trustees, his job was to ride the range in order to round-up unmarked cattle and calves and brand them with the prison brand.
Dorothy Alice Davis
Birth: 23 Nov 1935 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Christening: Death: 13 May 1989 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Burial:
Father: Charles Lyle "Blackie" Davis Mother: Dorcas Dorothy Edson 7
Spouses and Children
Children: 1. Theresa Alice Hanley 2. Mary Alice Hanley
Essex Books, The Davis Family - Descendants of: Thomas Davis of Haverhill, MA; James Davis of Haverhill, MA; Frances Davis of Amesbury, MA; John Davis of Newbury and Amesbury, MA (From "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury" With Additional Davis Genealogical Data from: Pope's Pioneeers of Massachusetts and Savage's Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England.
Extracted from the above sources and republished by: Essex Books Lecanto, FL www.essexbooks.com).
2 Davis Genealogy - David Schiechner (Roots Web).
3 United States Government, Census, USA - 1900 Illinois, Hamilton County, McLeansboro (June 16, 1900. Page 313).
4 LDS Family Search.
5 United States Government, Census - USA 1850 Illinois, Hamilton County Dist. 1 (October 14, 1850).
United States Government, "Census, USA - 1900, Colorado, Teller County" (State Colorado
7 Helen Rose Davis Hawkins (These are stories that Helen Rose Davis Hawkins remembers her mother telling her.).
Bunch, Diane - Interview.