William Franklin Davis
Birth: 3 Oct 1851 - Franklin Co., Illinois 1 Christening: Death: 5 May 1880 - Erath, Texas 1 Burial:
Father: Nehemiah Davis III 1 2 Mother: Mary Sturman 2 3 4Clarrissa Day
Birth: 20 May 1797 5 Christening: Death: Unknown Burial:
Father: Ezra Day 5 Mother:Dimis Day
Birth: 27 Feb 1801 5 Christening: Death: Unknown Burial:
Father: Ezra Day 5 Mother:Dorothy Day
Birth: 31 May 1799 - Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont 5 6 Christening: Death: 12 Dec 1859 - Stephenson County, Illinois 6 Burial: in Stephenson County, Illinois
Father: Ezra Day 5 Mother:
Spouses and Children
1. *Reuben Tower Captain 7 8 Marriage: 1 Jan 1824 - Huron County, Ohio 7 Children: 1. Marcus Tower 9 10 2. Amasa Tower 9 3. Cornelia Tower 9 4. Angeline Susan Tower 9 5. Catherine Tower 9 6. Mary Jane Tower 9 7. Sarah Ann Tower 9 8. Dorothea D. Tower 8 9 9. Francis Reuben Towar
Grigsby Cemetery, Erin Township, Stevenson County, Illinois Near Lena, Illinois. 6Marriage Notes (Reuben Tower Captain)
Married by John Dounce, Justice of The Peace. Their marriage is recorded in Huron County, Ohio Record of Marriages, Volume 01, Page 56
Angeline, Cornelia & Mary Jane
Angeline Tower, born December 3, 1833 and died December 18, 1856, was a sister of Francis Towar (the beloved grandfather of Dorcas Davis).
Angeline would have been about 8 or 9 when she was rewarded with this
"Reward of Merit".
Cornelia Tower Dorman , another sister of Francis, named her daughter Emily Angeline.
Born July 1, 1829 Cornelia was 18 when she married George Dorman. Emily Angeline was born in 1848 and died in July of 1849. Cornelia had a son, Richard, who was born and died early in 1850.
Shortly after Richard's death Cornelia herself died on May 23, 1850.
Another sister, Mary Jane died in 1857 at the age of 20.
I often think about Rueben Tower & Dorothy Day Tower. The deaths of Mary Jane, Angeline at the age of 23, Cornelia at the age of 21 and the deaths of these two babies would have been a time of great sorrow for them.
Birth: Unknown 5 Christening: Death: 1807 - Dorset Vermont 5 Burial:
Spouses and Children
Children: 1. Ezra Day 5 2. Clarrissa Day 5 3. Dorothy Day 5 4. Dimis Day 5 5. Sylvia Day 5
1 Davis Genealogy - David Schiechner (Roots Web).
2 United States Government, Census, USA - 1900 Illinois, Hamilton County, McLeansboro (June 16, 1900. Page 313).
3 LDS Family Search.
4 United States Government, Census - USA 1850 Illinois, Hamilton County Dist. 1 (October 14, 1850).
5 Unknown, "Ezra Day notes found on separate sheets of paper in the Towar Bible."
6 Hoskins, William, Descendants of John Tower.
7 Unknown, "Reuben Tower Notes found on separate sheets of paper in the Towar Bible."
8 The History of Stephenson County, Illinois (Document Provided By Ancestry.com. Then History of Stephenson County Illinois: contain a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the Northwest, history of Illinois.).
9 Towar Edson Family Bible.
Hoskins, William (Correspondence via e-mail
William Hoskins is a ggggrandson of Rueben Tower and Susan Carr. He documents his information quite thoroughly. It will be on my "To Do" to follow up on his documentation but for now I will simply use his information as it is.
HRH), Oct 13, 2005.