Descendants of William Davidson & Frances Childreth Return
Descendants of
WILLIAM DAVIDSON & FRANCES CHILDRETH


Modified Register for William DAVIDSON First Generation 1. William DAVIDSON was born 1753 in Virginia. He died 1819/1849 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. William married (1) Frances CHILDRETH on 1789. Frances was born 1759. She died 1802. They had the following children: + 2 M i. John DAVIDSON was born 19 Jan 1792 and died 8 May 1862. 3 M ii. Joseph DAVIDSON was born 1792 in Warren County, Georgia. He died in died unmarried, Dallas County, Alabama. + 4 F iii. Sarah "Sallie" DAVIDSON was born 1794. 5 M iv. Francis DAVIDSON was born 1796 in Warren County, Georgia. He died in died unmarried. + 6 M v. Oliver DAVIDSON was born 1800 and died 1849. William also married (2) Sarah GEESLING on 26 Dec 1805 in Alabama, or Warren County, Georgia. Second Generation 2. John DAVIDSON (William) was born 19 Jan 1792 in Warren County, Georgia. He died 8 May 1862 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Family Cemetery, Harris County, Georgia. John married Elizabeth NICHOLS about 1811. Elizabeth was born 30 Sep 1791/1794 in Georgia. She died 7 Sep 1870 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Family Cemetery, Harris County, Georgia. They had the following children: + 7 M i. Albert DAVIDSON Major, U.S.Army was born 4 Mar 1812 and died 27 Jan 1895. + 8 M ii. Elias DAVIDSON was born 26 Oct 1813 and died 22 Jan 1898. + 9 M iii. Isaiah D. DAVIDSON was born 14 Feb 1814 and died after 1880. 10 M iv. Carlton DAVIDSON died in California. + 11 M v. William DAVIDSON was born 1818 and died about 1910. + 12 M vi. Larkin (John Larkin) DAVIDSON Lawyer was born 1820. 13 F vii. Mercy Ann DAVIDSON was born 1823 in Georgia. Mercy married John WINSTON on 1 Oct 1852. 14 F viii. Nancy DAVIDSON was born 1825 in Georgia. Nancy married Nicholas HUTCHINSON. + 15 F ix. Missouri Rhetta DAVIDSON was born 20 May 1829 and died 23 Sep 1903. 16 M x. Patrick DAVIDSON was born 1831 in Georgia. He drowned as a boy, Chattahooche, River. 17 M xi. Whitfield DAVIDSON was born 1832 in Georgia. He died in Texas. 18 M xii. Perry DAVIDSON was born 1834 in Georgia. He died in without issue. + 19 M xiii. John Wesley DAVIDSON was born 12 Jan 1830 and died 20 Oct 1903. + 20 M xiv. Franklin R. DAVIDSON was born 1836/1840. 4. Sarah "Sallie" DAVIDSON (William) was born 1794 in Warren County, Georgia. Sarah married Malchijah MCMATH, son of Joseph MCMATH and Elizabeth WILSHIRE, on 1 Jan 1812/1813 in Warren County, Georgia. Malchijah was born 8 Feb 1790 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He died 17 Feb 1851 in Green Pond, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. They had the following children: 21 F i. Sarah "Sally" MCMATH was born 1829 in Jefferson County, Alabama. She died about 1864 in Mississippi. Sarah married Benjamin Lightfoot WILLIAMS, son of Enoch WILLIAMS and Nancy ENGLISH, on 24 Dec 1845 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Benjamin was born 1827 in Georgia. 6. Oliver DAVIDSON (William) was born 1800 in Warren County, Georgia. He died 1849. Oliver married Harriet Anne DAVENPORT on 1823 in Georgia. They had the following children: 22 M i. Francis "Frank" DAVIDSON was born 1825 in Georgia. 23 F ii. Sallie DAVIDSON was born 1827 in Georgia. 24 F iii. Anne DAVIDSON was born 1829 in Georgia. 25 M iv. John DAVIDSON was born 1830 in Georgia. + 26 M v. Samuel Monroe DAVIDSON was born 1832 and died 1915. + 27 M vi. Calvin DAVIDSON was born 1834 and died 1884. 28 M vii. Thomas Jefferson DAVIDSON was born 1836. 29 F viii. Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born 1839. She died 1896. 30 F ix. Amanda DAVIDSON was born 1842. She died 1922. Third Generation 7. Albert DAVIDSON Major, U.S.Army (John, William) was born 4 Mar 1812. He died 27 Jan 1895 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Albert married Cornelia E. (or Cordelia) GOODMAN, daughter of Aaron GOODMAN and Elizabeth SMITH, on 22 May 1847 in Harris County, Georgia. Cornelia was born 19 Oct 1829. She died 6 Mar 1911 in West Point, Georgia and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Georgia. They had the following children: + 31 M i. Columbus F. DAVIDSON was born 10 Jul 1848 and died 5 Mar 1926. 32 F ii. Laura DAVIDSON was born 1850 in Harris County, Georgia. Laura married Richard J. WILLIS on 22 Oct 1872 in Harris County, Georgia. Richard was born in of LaGrange, Georgia. + 33 F iii. Gertrude Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born 1853. 34 F iv. Petronia DAVIDSON was born 4 Oct 1854 in Harris County, Georgia. She died 22 Jun 1882 and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Petronia married Francis A. TRAMMELL. Francis was born 23 Dec 1849. He was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 35 F v. Julia Viola DAVIDSON was born 31 Jul 1856 in Harris County, Georgia. She died 21 May 1940 in Georgia and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 36 M vi. Albert A. DAVIDSON was born 20 Aug 1860 in Harris County, Georgia. He died 14 Nov 1904 and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Albert married Annie PIERCE. Annie died in no children. and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 37 F vii. Laura DAVIDSON. Laura married Richard WILLIS. Richard was born in LaGrange, Georgia. 8. Elias DAVIDSON (John, William) was born 26 Oct 1813 in Harris County, Georgia. He died 22 Jan 1898 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Bethel Methodist Church, Troup County, Georgia. Elias married Lucretia Jane LEVERETT, daughter of Mr. LEVERETT and unknown, on 13 Aug 1840 in Harris County, Georgia. Lucretia was born 26 Sep 1825. She died 22 Aug 1908 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Bethel Methodist Church, Troup County, Georgia. They had the following children: + 38 M i. Thomas Leverett Marion DAVIDSON was born 7 Jun 1841 and died 3 May 1919. 39 M ii. John Calvin DAVIDSON was born 3 Feb 1844 in Georgia. He died 29 Nov 1905 in Georgia and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. John married Isabella Ann Jane "Janie" LOVELACE, daughter of Lucius Beall LOVELACE and Obedience ROBINSON, on 4 Dec 1866 in Troup County, Georgia. Isabella was born 6 Aug 1847 in Georgia. She died 4 Mar 1922 in Georgia and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. + 40 F iii. Amanda J. DAVIDSON was born 27 Jan 1847 and died 23 Sep 1922/1924. + 41 F iv. Martha Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born 4 Jul 1849 and died 26 Feb 1935. + 42 M v. Hiram Benjamin DAVIDSON was born 23 Mar 1852 and died 19 Feb 1931. + 43 M vi. Albert Oliver DAVIDSON was born 1 Aug 1854 and died 28 Dec 1935. 44 M vii. Elias Franklin DAVIDSON was born 22 Jul 1857 in Georgia. He died 19 Dec 1872 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Bethel Methodist Church, Troup County, Georgia. Elias married Caroline SWANSON on 3 Jan 1884 in Troup County, Georgia. 45 F viii. Frances Lucretia "Fannie" DAVIDSON was born 21 Jul 1860 in Georgia. She died 18 Feb 1896 and was buried in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Frances married John William PEACOCK on 19 Dec 1878 in Troup County, Georgia. John was born 24 May 1859. He died 13 Mar 1938 and was buried in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. 46 M ix. Perry Allen DAVIDSON no issue was born 13 Jul 1863 in Georgia. He died 21 Jan 1906 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas and was buried in Bethel Methodist Church, Troup County, Georgia. Perry married Fannie A. WATKINS on 21 Sep 1886 in Troup County, Georgia. 47 M x. William Judson DAVIDSON no issue was born 16 Jun 1866 in Georgia. He died 9 Apr 1938 in Columbus, Columbia County, Georgia and was buried in Columbus, Columbia County, Georgia. William married (1) Minnie HARPER on 22 Apr 1891 in Troup County, Georgia. Minnie was born 15 Apr 1871. She died 25 Aug 1895 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Troup County, Georgia. William also married (2) Virgie HYDE on 15 Oct 1902. Virgie died in no issue. 48 F xi. Allye (Mary Almeda) DAVIDSON was born 22 Mar 1871 in Georgia. She died 16 Jun 1918 in Georgia and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Allye married Floyd M. YOUNG M.D on 9 Aug 1893 in Troup County, Georgia. Floyd died 1916. 9. Isaiah D. DAVIDSON (John, William) was born 14 Feb 1814 in Warren County, Georgia. He died after 1880 in Harrison County, Texas. Isaiah married Mary A. Elizabeth LITTLE, daughter of Ransom LITTLE, on 9 Dec 1842 in Harris County, Georgia. They had the following children: 49 M i. Henry DAVIDSON was born 1844 in Harris County, Georgia. He died in Civil War, CSA. + 50 M ii. John Ransom DAVIDSON was born 18 Dec 1845 and died 2 Jan 1926. 51 M iii. Whitfield (James Whitfield) DAVIDSON was born 1848 in Harris County, Georgia. He died in Civil War, CSA. 52 M iv. Elias F. DAVIDSON was born 23 Jul 1852 in Harris County, Georgia. He died 19 Dec 1872 in no issue. + 53 M v. Frank DAVIDSON was born 1853. + 54 F vi. Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAVIDSON was born 1857. + 55 M vii. Samuel Houston DAVIDSON was born 1860. 11. William DAVIDSON (John, William) was born 1818 in Georgia. He died about 1910 in Texas and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery. William married Missouri (Nancy M.) ZACHARY, daughter of Daniel H. ZACHRY and Mary SPIVEY, on 16 Aug 1863 in Harris County, Geogia. Missouri was born 19 Apr 1839 in Georgia. She died 1884. They had the following children: 56 M i. William Colquitt DAVIDSON was born 1864 in Georgia. William married Harriett CRAWFORD. Harriett was born in LaGrange, Georgia. + 57 M ii. Whitfield (Daniel Whitfield) DAVIDSON was born 1865 and died 1924. 58 M iii. John Henry DAVIDSON was born 1867 in Georgia. He died in prob, Portland, Oregon. 59 M iv. Larkin Zachary DAVIDSON was born 1868 in Georgia. He died a child. 60 M v. Orin David DAVIDSON was born 9 Jan 1872. He died 8 Mar 1938 in Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi. Orin married Iola Y. FAIBVRE. 61 M vi. Solon DAVIDSON died in Georgia, unmarried. 62 F vii. Mary Elizabeth DAVIDSON. Mary married James R. LITTLE in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas. 63 F viii. Corine "Corynne" DAVIDSON. Corine married Emory J. MOON. 64 M ix. Arthur DAVIDSON died a child. 12. Larkin (John Larkin) DAVIDSON Lawyer (John, William) was born 1820 in Warren County, Georgia. Larkin married Frances C. (Frances Cordelia E.) REESE on 15 Apr 1847 in Harris County, Georgia. Frances was born 1832 in Muscogee County, Georgia. They had the following children: 65 F i. Julia Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born 1849 in Morgan County, Georgia. 66 F ii. Fannie Walker DAVIDSON was born 1851 in Muscogee County, Georgia. Fannie married Mr. BROOKS. 67 M iii. Reese DAVIDSON was born 1853 in Muscogee County, Georgia. 68 F iv. Carrie (Caroline) DAVIDSON was born 1855 in Muscogee County, Georgia. 69 M v. Albert Rhott DAVIDSON. 70 M vi. John Morgan DAVIDSON. 71 F vii. Cornelia Prentiss DAVIDSON. 72 F viii. Buena Compte "Connie" DAVIDSON. Buena married William Patterson WEISIGER. 73 F ix. Lula hill DAVIDSON was born in of, Fulton County, Georgia. 15. Missouri Rhetta DAVIDSON (John, William) was born 20 May 1829. She died 23 Sep 1903 and was buried in Pinewood Cemetry, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Missouri married Thomas Benjamin JOHNSON, son of Ben JOHNSON and unknown. Thomas was born 20 Aug 1829. He died 11 Jul 1908 and was buried in Pinewood Cemetry, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. They had the following children: 74 M i. Arthur Dow JOHNSON was born 8 Jul 1860. He died 7 Dec 1896 and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 75 M ii. John Thomas JOHNSON. 76 F iii. Bessie JOHNSON. Bessie married Will CLEAVELAND on 6 Dec 1883. Will was born in LaGrange, Georgia. 19. John Wesley DAVIDSON (John, William) was born 12 Jan 1830 in Harris County, Georgia. He died 20 Oct 1903 in Alabama and was buried in Antioch Baptist Church, Chambers County, Alabama. John married Eliza Jane WRIGHT. Eliza was born 1 Mar 1840 in LaFayette, Chambers County, Alabama. She died 26 Apr 1922 and was buried in Antioch Baptist Church, Chambers County, Alabama. They had the following children: 77 F i. Elye DAVIDSON was born 21 Nov 1858 in Providence Church Community, Chambers County, Alabama. She died 4 Apr 1902 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama and was buried in Antioch Baptist Church, Chambers County, Alabama. Elye married John Frederick YATES. John was born 5 Jun 1854 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. He died 23 May 1918 and was buried in Antioch Baptist Church, Chambers County, Alabama. 78 M ii. Nolan (John Nolan) DAVIDSON was born 22 Jul 1860 in Providence Church Community, Chambers County, Alabama. He died 11 Aug 1932 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama and was buried in Lafayette City Cemetery, Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. Nolan married Alice Eastwood STYWALD on 1896 in West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Alice was born 9 Feb 1873. She died 27 Feb 1925 and was buried in Lafayette City Cemetery, Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. 79 M iii. Melton ulisions DAVIDSON was born 1862 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. He died 1927 in single and was buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. 80 F iv. Melissa Kate DAVIDSON was born 24 Mar 1866 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. She died 10 Aug 1910 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Melissa married Luke Thomas JOHNSON on 3 Jun 1886 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. Luke was born 13 Oct 1859 in West Point, Troup County, Georgia. He died 9 Jul 1919 in Lacoochec, Florida. 81 F v. Alice Lee DAVIDSON was born 1872 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. She died 1955 and was buried in Opelika Cemetery, Lee County, Alabama. Alice married James A. TUCKER on 1896. James was born 1871 in Opelika, Lee County, Alabama. He died 1936 and was buried in Opelika Cemetery, Lee County, Alabama. 82 F vi. Virginia Irene DAVIDSON was born 15 Nov 1873 in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. She died 19 Sep 1904 in unmarried and was buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. 83 F vii. Celicia DAVIDSON was born 18 Feb 1877. Celicia married Robert Thomas JOHNSON on 28 Dec 1903. 20. Franklin R. DAVIDSON (John, William) was born 1836/1840 in Georgia. He died in Georgia. Franklin married Martha DANIEL, daughter of Thomas Jefferson DANIEL and Eliza SMITH, on 9 Feb 1866 in Harris County, Georgia. Martha was born 1848 in Georgia. They had the following children: 84 M i. Shirley Alonza DAVIDSON was born 23 Jan 1867. He died 24 Jul 1939. Shirley married Annie Rivers HUNT. Annie was born 19 Feb 1873. She died 7 Jan 1959 in Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma. 85 ii. Addis DAVIDSON. 86 F iii. Eula DAVIDSON. 26. Samuel Monroe DAVIDSON (Oliver, William) was born 1832. He died 1915. Samuel married Regina N. PARK on 14 Jul 1859 in Harris County, Georgia. They had the following children: 87 F i. Thenie Alethea DAVIDSON was born 1863. 88 F ii. Annie Zulieka DAVIDSON was born 1867. + 89 F iii. Regina Park DAVIDSON was born 1871 and died 1906. 27. Calvin DAVIDSON (Oliver, William) was born 1834. He died 1884. Calvin married S. A.. S. A. was born 1838 in Georgia. They had the following children: 90 F i. A. A. DAVIDSON was born 1855 in Georgia. 91 M ii. J. W. DAVIDSON was born 1860 in Harris County, Georgia. Fourth Generation 31. Columbus F. DAVIDSON (Albert, John, William) was born 10 Jul 1848 in Harris County, Georgia. He died 5 Mar 1926 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in LaGrange Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia. Columbus married Mattie O. HUTCHINSON, daughter of Nicholas HUTCHINSON and Mary PRATT, on 1876 in Harris County, Georgia. Mattie was born 2 Mar 1854. She died 2 Mar 1926 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in LaGrange Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia. They had the following children: 92 F i. Eunice DAVIDSON was born 17 Jul 1879. She died 3 Sep 1954 in Georgia and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Eunice married Thomas Leslie MOSS, son of Harold D. MOSS and Kate LESLIE. Thomas was born 14 Feb 1878 in Harris County, Georgia. He died 20 Jan 1958 in Columbus, Columbia County, Georgia and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. + 93 M ii. Claud DAVIDSON died 18 Oct 1957. 33. Gertrude Elizabeth DAVIDSON (Albert, John, William) was born 1853 in Harris County, Georgia. Gertrude married Benjamin F. HOLSTON. They had the following children: 94 M i. William Cornelius HOLSTON was born 1882 in near Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. He died 1924 in Lanette, Chambers County, Alabama. William married Vicie BARRON. 38. Thomas Leverett Marion DAVIDSON (Elias, John, William) was born 7 Jun 1841. He died 3 May 1919 in Georgia and was buried in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Thomas married (1) Susan A. HOGG on 22/23 Nov 1866 in Troup County, Georgia. Susan was born 1839 in Alabama. She died 4 Jun 1868. They had the following children: 95 M i. John DAVIDSON no issue was born Oct 1867 in Georgia. He died 1952 in California. Thomas also married (2) Sarah E. "Sallie" WARD, daughter of Thomas WARD and Edna POOLE. Sarah was born 17 Apr 1838. She died 11 May 1919 in Geogia and was buried in Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. They had the following children: 96 M ii. Walter Claudius DAVIDSON was born 24 Nov 1869 in Georgia. He died 18 Aug 1870. 97 F iii. Edna Jane DAVIDSON was born 28 Nov 1871 in Georgia. She died 15 Mar 1938 in Georgia and was buried in Hayesville, North Carolina. Edna married Omar Lee ANDERSON, son of James Stanhope ANDERSON and Josephine KETRON. Omar was born 1868. He died 3 Jun 1928 in North Carolina and was buried in Hayesville, North Carolina. 98 F iv. Nora Thomas DAVIDSON was born 28 Jun 1876 in Georgia. 99 M v. Calvin Ward DAVIDSON was born 9 Sep 1879 in Georgia. Calvin married (1) Madelon. Calvin also married (2) Carolyn BEALL. 40. Amanda J. DAVIDSON (Elias, John, William) was born 27 Jan 1847 in Troup County, Georgia. She died 23 Sep 1922/1924 in Georgia and was buried in Lovelace Cemetry, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Amanda married Lucius Todd Cicero. LOVELACE, son of Lucius Beall LOVELACE and Obedience ROBINSON, on 7 Aug 1866/1868 in Troup County, Georgia. Lucius was born 1 Dec 1839 in Georgia. He died 5 Jan 1921 in Georgia and was buried in Lovelace Cemetry, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. They had the following children: 100 F i. Janie LOVELACE was born in Georgia. She died in Georgia and was buried in Lovelace Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 101 F ii. Elizabeth LOVELACE was born 1868 in Georgia. She died 1873 in Georgia and was buried in Bethel Methodist Cemetry, Troup County, Georgia. 102 M iii. Samuel Calvin LOVELACE was born 19 Aug 1871 in Langdale, Chambers County, Alabama. He died 26 May 1932 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Lovelace Cemetry, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Samuel married Susie Irene HUDSON, daughter of Henry Clay HUDSON and Marietta TATUM, on 14 Jul 1897. Susie was born 13 Nov 1876. 103 F iv. Amanda Obedience "Biddy" LOVELACE was born 29 Dec 1873. She died 9 Nov 1909 in never married and was buried in Lovelace Cemetry, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 104 F v. Lula LOVELACE was born 26 Mar 1876. She died 5 Jul 1950 and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Lula married Robert Nathan HOGG M.D. Robert was born 1869. He died 1923 in Georgia and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 105 M vi. Lucius Beall LOVELACE was born 19 Dec 1878 in Georgia. He died 5 Nov 1918 in Georgia and was buried in Lovelace Family Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia. Lucius married Orrie MCCAULEY, daughter of James Newton MCCAULEY and Frances Louella SMITH. Orrie was born 6 Dec 1879. 41. Martha Elizabeth DAVIDSON (Elias, John, William) was born 4 Jul 1849. She died 26 Feb 1935 in Georgia and was buried in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia. Martha married George Nathan (Nathan G.) ALDREDGE on 9 Nov 1869 in Troup County, Georgia. They had the following children: + 106 F i. Mary Lou ALDREDGE was born 11 Mar 1871 and died 12 May 1951. 107 M ii. George nathan ALDREDGE was born 16 May 1873/1878 in Georgia. He died 18 Nov 1878 in Georgia and was buried in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia. 42. Hiram Benjamin DAVIDSON (Elias, John, William) was born 23 Mar 1852 in Troup County, Georgia. He died 19 Feb 1931 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Marseilles Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Hiram married Martha Ann HUTCHINSON, daughter of Nathaniel HUTCHINSON III and Elizabeth HALL, on 7 May 1874 in Harris County, Georgia. Martha was born 8 Dec 1853 in Harris County, Georgia. She died 29 Dec 1941 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Marseilles Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. They had the following children: + 108 M i. Robert Calvin DAVIDSON was born 10 Mar 1875 and died 25 Apr 1960. 109 F ii. Annie Gertrude DAVIDSON was born 8 Jan 1877 in Georgia. She died 19 Jan 1879 in Georgia and was buried in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia. 110 F iii. Lelia Anne DAVIDSON was born 2 Jun 1879 in Troup County, Georgia. Lelia married Thomas Robinson STRIPLING on 23 Nov 1897. Thomas was born 29 Jan 1874 in Harris County, Georgia. He died 1 Mar 1952. 111 M iv. John Lowry DAVIDSON was born 7 Sep 1881 in Troup County, Georgia. John married C. A. SHEALEY, daughter of Columbus Americus SHEALEY and Fannie WOLFE. C. A. SHEALEY was born 3 Oct 1889. She died 13 Aug 1969. 112 F v. Frances Lucretia DAVIDSON was born 18 Aug 1884. Frances married Robert Howard SHEFFIELD, son of W. C. SHEFFIELD and Mollie HOWARD, on 13 Mar 1909. Robert was born 13 Feb 1865. He died 21 Sep 1936 in Georgia and was buried in Cedar Springs, Early County, Georgia. 113 F vi. Mary Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born 12 Dec 1888. Mary married Lewis Grady NORMAN, son of Thomas L. NORMAN and Mary PATTILLO, on 10 Oct 1912. Lewis was born 6 Dec 1889. 114 F vii. Martha Phyllis DAVIDSON was born 19 Aug 1891/1893. She died in never married. 115 F viii. Margaret "Mag" DAVIDSON was born 6 Dec 1894/1896 in Troup County, Georgia. Margaret married Jack DAVIS, son of Lyman C. DAVIS and Virginia COOPER, on 15 Nov 1916. Jack was born 18 Oct 1889. He died 22 Sep 1944 and was buried in West Point, Georgia. 43. Albert Oliver DAVIDSON (Elias, John, William) was born 1 Aug 1854 in Troup County, Georgia. He died 28 Dec 1935 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia and was buried in Rock Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Albert married Martha Jane ECHOLS, daughter of Elijah ECHOLS and Melissa CAPE, on 27 May 1881. Martha was born 9 Apr 1865 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. She died 23 Sep 1932 in Georgia and was buried in Rock Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. They had the following children: 116 F i. Martha Elizabeth DAVIDSON was born 8 Apr 1882 in Troup County, Georgia. Martha married James Gibson BOWEN on 10 Oct 1912. James was born 3 Aug 1862. He died 5 Mar 1936 in Alabama and was buried in Stroud, Chambers County, Alabama. 117 F ii. Melissa Jane DAVIDSON was born 22 Sep 1885 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Melissa married Ben Huston HENDERSON, son of Nathan HENDERSON and Fannie KITCHENS, on 10 Feb 1909. Ben was born 12 May 1888. He died 24 Mar 1956 in Lanett, Chambers County, Alabama. 118 M iii. Elias Franklin DAVIDSON died single was born 3 Aug 1890 in Troup County, Georgia. He died 23 Feb 1958 in Georgia and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, East Point, Troup County, Georgia. 119 M iv. Teague Echols DAVIDSON was born 6 Apr 1893 in Chambers County, Alabama. He died 7 May 1950 and was buried in Lanett City Cemetery, Chambers County, Alabama. Teague married Addie Louise HOOD on 19 Dec 1914. Addie was born 11 Dec 1896 in Chambers County, Alabama. 120 F v. Allie DAVIDSON was born 27 Dec 1895 in Chambers County, Alabama. Allie married Homer Fennon ADAMS, son of Andrew J. ADAMS and Cynthia ROWE, on 27 Dec 1911. Homer was born 3 Feb 1884 in Harris County, Georgia. 121 F vi. Annie Ophelia DAVIDSON was born 15 Aug 1901 in Chambers County, Alabama. 50. John Ransom DAVIDSON (Isaiah D., John, William) was born 18 Dec 1845 in West Point, Troup County, Georgia. He died 2 Jan 1926 in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas. John married Sarah Josephine DANIEL, daughter of Thomas Jefferson DANIEL and Eliza SMITH, on Jan 1868. Sarah was born 3 Sep 1848 in Georgia. They had the following children: 122 F i. Mollie DAVIDSON was born 1869 in Texas. She died age 13. 123 F ii. Nellie DAVIDSON was born Aug 1873. She died 1 Oct 1956. Nellie married T. F. ELLIS. T. F. ELLIS was born in Marshall, Texas. 124 M iii. Whitfield (Thomas Whitfield) DAVIDSON Judge, no issue was born 23 Sep 1876 in Harrison County, Texas. He died 26 Jan 1974 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas and was buried in Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in Diana, Texas, a chapel he built in 1955 in honor of his mother. Whitfield married (1) Asenath BURKHART on 4 Jun 1902. Whitfield also married (2) Constance Key (Mrs. Wandel) KEY, daughter of Edmund KEY, on 12 Apr 1936. Whitfield also married (3) Bula ROSE on 4 Sep 1949. 125 F iv. Frances DAVIDSON was born Dec 1889. Frances married C. J. COLLIER. C. J. COLLIER was born in Marshall, Texas. 126 M v. Johnnie DAVIDSON died age 18. 53. Frank DAVIDSON (Isaiah D., John, William) was born 1853 in Harris County, Georgia. Frank married Keturah POTEET. Keturah was born 1860 in Texas. They had the following children: 127 F i. Stella (Estelle) DAVIDSON was born 1878 in Texas. Stella married Richard BAXTER. 128 M ii. Guy (Elias S.) DAVIDSON was born 1879 in Texas. Guy married Dean LITTLE. 129 M iii. Hugh DAVIDSON died in unmarried. 130 M iv. Henry DAVIDSON. Henry married Helen MCPHERSON. 131 F v. Lizzie DAVIDSON. Lizzie married Scott RIDEN. 132 F vi. Emma DAVIDSON. Emma married Carl COWLES. 133 F vii. Edna DAVIDSON. Edna married Thomas HOPKINS. 54. Elizabeth "Lizzie" DAVIDSON (Isaiah D., John, William) was born 1857 in Harris County, Georgia. Elizabeth married W. D. KIRKPATRICK. They had the following children: 134 M i. John D. KIRKPATRICK. 135 F ii. Maude KIRKPATRICK. 136 F iii. Alma KIRKPATRICK. 137 F iv. Exa KIRKPATRICK. 138 F v. Gladys KIRKPATRICK. Gladys married Tom Gordon BROOKS in Jeffrson County, Texas. 55. Samuel Houston DAVIDSON (Isaiah D., John, William) was born 1860 in Harris County, Georgia. Samuel married Gertrude TISDALE. They had the following children: 139 F i. Mary Elizabeth DAVIDSON. Mary married Thomas Edgar SMITH Sr. 140 F ii. Isabel Tisdale DAVIDSON. Isabel married (1) Ray SELDEN. Isabel also married (2) Fred DOUPHRATE. 141 F iii. Alice DAVIDSON. Alice married Theo WILLIAMS. 142 M iv. Samuel Houston DAVIDSON. Samuel married Clyde RAGON. 143 M v. Fred Elias DAVIDSON. Fred married Rose Treasa GRAFF. 144 F vi. Mary Alma DAVIDSON. Mary married Robert Maurice BURNAM. 145 M vii. Frank Travis DAVIDSON. Frank married Lucille FLOYD. 57. Whitfield (Daniel Whitfield) DAVIDSON (William, John, William) was born 1865 in Georgia. He died 1924. Whitfield married Ivy (Iva Eva Virginia) BREAZEALE. Ivy was born 31 Jan 1873. They had the following children: 146 F i. Althea Breazeale DAVIDSON was born 14 Sep 1893 in Ashland, Upshur County, Texas. 89. Regina Park DAVIDSON (Samuel Monroe, Oliver, William) was born 1871. She died 1906. Regina married William Lucius PINKSTON. They had the following children: 147 F i. Eleanor Almira PINKSTON was born 1892. Eleanor married Charles Albert STOKES Capt. U.S. Army. Charles died 1944. 148 F ii. Regina Parks PINKSTON was born 1896. 149 F iii. Alethea Tucker PINKSTON was born 1902. Fifth Generation 93. Claud DAVIDSON (Columbus F., Albert, John, William) died 18 Oct 1957 in Georgia and was buried in LaGrange Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia. Claud married Annie MCCAULEY, daughter of James Newton MCCAULEY and Frances Louella SMITH. They had the following children: 150 M i. Claud DAVIDSON Jr. 151 M ii. John DAVIDSON. 106. Mary Lou ALDREDGE (Martha Elizabeth DAVIDSON, Elias, John, William) was born 11 Mar 1871 in Geogia. She died 12 May 1951 in Geogia and was buried in West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Mary married Marvin McTyiero DAVIES, son of Francis Bartow DAVIES Rev and Mary Eugenia SIMMONS, on 13 Aug 1890. Marvin was born 1 Aug 1866 in Zebulon, Georgia. He died 18 Feb 1932 in Georgia and was buried in West View Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. They had the following children: 152 F i. Lillian Louise DAVIES was born 4 Aug 1891. Lillian married Hal (Henry Curtis) MILLER M.D, son of Henry Washington MILLER and Lura WILLIAMS, on 4 Oct 1911. Hal was born 15 Sep 1887 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. He died 27 Feb 1959. 108. Robert Calvin DAVIDSON (Hiram Benjamin, Elias, John, William) was born 10 Mar 1875 in Troup County, Georgia. He died 25 Apr 1960 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Marseilles Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. Robert married Della (Annie Della) STRIPLING, daughter of William Boatwright STRIPLING and Nannie E. JENKINS, on 3 Oct 1900. Della was born 4 Jan 1882 in Troup County, Georgia. She died 8 May 1953 in Georgia and was buried in Marseilles Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. They had the following children: 153 M i. Son DAVIDSON was born Oct 1902 in Troup County, Georgia. He died Oct 1902 in Troup County, Georgia and was buried in Methodist Church Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 154 M ii. George Nathaniel DAVIDSON was born 5 Sep 1903 in West Point, Georgia. George married Mary LOVEJOY, daughter of Hatton LOVEJOY and Lora EDMUNDSON. Mary was born 21 Dec 1909 in LaGrange, Georgia. 155 M iii. Robert Calvin DAVIDSON Jr was born 11 Sep 1906 in West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 156 M iv. William Hutchinson DAVIDSON was born 30 May 1913 in West Point, Troup County, Georgia. 157 M v. Hugh McCulloch DAVIDSON Ph.D was born 21 Jan 1918 in Lanett, Chambers County, Alabama. Hugh married Loretta MILLER, daughter of Frank Calhoun MILLER II and Mabel MILLER. Loretta was born 22 Aug 1920 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. 158 M vi. Lee Stripling DAVIDSON twin was born 12 May 1923 in Troup County, Georgia. 159 M vii. Jackson Boatwright DAVIDSON twin was born 12 May 1923 in Troup County, Georgia. Jackson married Mary Anderson COURTENAY, daughter of William Howard COURTENAY II and Mary Tisdale ANDERSON. Mary was born 12 Jan 1925 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Appendix A - Notes 1. William DAVIDSON WorldConnect: Rik Vigeland 2. John DAVIDSON 1840 Troup County, Georgia Davidson John Troup 359 805th Dist 0110001000000 - 1112101000000 1840 Harris County, Georgia Davidson John Harris 266 Slaughters Dist #1 1041100100000 - 0012010000000 1850 Harris County, Georgia p130/Dw1136/Negro Heel District Davidson, John 59 m w Farmer 19800 Georgia Davidson, Elizabeth (nee Nichols) 57 f w Georgia Davidson, Mercer Ann 27 f w Georgia Davidson, Nancy 25 f w Georgia Davidson, Missouri 22 f w Georgia Davidson, Wesley 21 m w Student Georgia Davidson, Patric 19 m w Student Georgia Davidson, Whitfield 18 m w Student Georgia Davidson, Perry 16 m w Student Georgia Davidson, Franklin 14 m w Georgia 1860 Harris County, Georgia page 635 Whitesville Davidson John 67 m w Farmer 22624/50856 Georgia Davidson Elizabeth (nee Nichols) 66 f w Georgia Davidson Frank 24 m w Georgia Thomas Alex 45 m w Overseer Georgia 1870 Harris County, Georgia page 095b Hamilton P.O. Davidson Elizabeth 76 f w Farmer 3200/141 Georgia Davidson Franklin 29 m w Farmer Georgia Davidson Martha 22 f w Keeping House Georgia Davidson Alonzo 3 m w Georgia Davidson Eula A. 11/12 f w Georgia 4. Sarah "Sallie" DAVIDSON 1850 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Dist. 1 Children of Malchijah McMath and Sarah Davidson are: 1. Elizabeth3 McMath. She married Edward Davis. 2. Mariah Frances McMath. She married John D. Moore May 06, 1845 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL. 3. Nancy McMath. She married James Hill July 30, 1833 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL. 4. Sarah McMath. She married Benjamin L. Williams December 24, 1845 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL. 5. Grace H. McMath, born Abt. 1812 in Warren Co., GA; died Bef. 1850. 6. William F. McMath, born December 01, 1815 in Warren Co., GA; died February 14, 1853 in AL. 7. Winder Hillman McMath, born December 07, 1820 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL; died August 28, 1893 in Franklin Co., AR. 8. John Duncan McMath, born Abt. 1825 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL. 6. Oliver DAVIDSON 1830 Putnam County, Georgia Davidson Oliver Putnam 183 2000100000000 - 2000100000000 1840 Harris County, Georgia Davidson O. (Oliver?) Harris 249 Floyd's Dist #4 1320010000000 - 2110100000000 1850 Harris County, Georgia p124/Dw1068/Whitesville District Davidson, Harriet Ann 47 f w 800 Georgia Davidson, Elizabeth 12 f w Georgia Davidson, Amanda F. 9 f w Georgia Davidson, Thomas 17 m w Georgia Davidson, Calvin 20 m w Georgia Cooper, Albert 32 m w Overseer Georgia 1860 Harris County, Georgia p537/Hamilton P.O. Murphy, John 60 m w Farmer $17,200/$28,255 Murphy C. S. 31 f w Murphy Robert 22 m w Merchant Murphy J. W. 20 m w Lawyer Murphy, Simeon 18 m w Murphy, Mary 4 f w Murphy, Charles 3 m w Murphy, James A. 1 m w Bell, A. A. 28 m w Merchant Alabama Bell, A. C. 24 f w Georgia Bell, Alonzo* 2 m w Georgia Davidson, Monroe 26 m w Farmer 000/$18,000 Georgia (s/o Oliver Davidson & Harriet Davenport) Davidson Regina (nee Park) 19 f w Georgia (m. 14 Jul 1859, Harris Co Ga) Davidson Elizabeth 19 f w Georgia Davidson Amanda 17 f w Georgia Robinson Samuel 21 m w Clerk Georgia 7. Albert DAVIDSON Major, U.S.Army 1840 Harris County, Georgia Davidson Alfred Harris 267 Slaughter's Dist. #2 0000200000000 - 0000000000000 1850 Harris County, Georgia p127/Dw1091/Negro Heel District Davidson, A. 35 m w Farmer 1000 Georgia Davidson, Cordelia 21 f w Georgia Davidson, Columbus 2 m w Georgia 1860 Harris County, Georgia page 635 Whitesville Davidson Albert 46 m w Farmer 2000/6000 Georgia Davidson Cornelia* (nee Goodman) 31 f w (22 May 1847) Georgia Davidson C. F. (Columbus) 12 m w (m 1876 M.O.Hutchinson) Georgia Davidson Laura 10 f w Georgia Davidson G. E. (Elizabeth) 2 f w Georgia Davidson N. P. (Petronia*) 6 f w Geogia Davidson Julia 4 f w Georgia 1870 Harris County Georgia page 096b Hamilton P.O. Davidson Albert 59 m w Farmer 2000/1200 Georgia Davidson Cornelia 38 f w Keeping House (m 22 May 1847) Georgia Davidson Columbus 21 m w Farmer 000/250 Georgia Davidson Laura 19 f w (m 22 Oct 1872 Richd J. Willis) Georgia Davidson Elizabeth (G. E.) 17 f w Georgia Davidson Petrona* (N. P.) 15 f w Georgia Davidson Julia 13 f w Georgia Davidson Albert 9 m w Georgia 9. Isaiah D. DAVIDSON Isaiah Davidson, who was born in Warren County, Ga and died in Harrison County, Texas. was a farmer who served in the Seminole War in 1836 and also served in the Confederate Army. Isiah was a son of William Davidson (probably a grandson of William Davidson), a native of Scotland who, originally settling in Virginia, came to Georgia in 1789 to take up lands which were granted to him for military service during the Revolution." Applications for Membership in the Sons of the Republic of Texas Chapter 18, Marshall, Texas Relative, DAVIDSON, Isaiah D Applicant, William Marcus DAVIDSON Not Dated 1850 Harris County, Georgia p128/Dw1107/Negro Heel District Davidson, Isaiah 35 m w Farmer 2500 Georgia Davidson, Mary A. E. 21 f w South Carolina Davidson, Henry C. 7 m w Georgia Davidson, John R. 4 m w Georgia Davidson, James W. 2 m w Georgia 1860 Harris County, Georgia page 640 Whitesville Davidson Isaiah 40 m w Farmer 2500/7180 Georgia Davidson Mary (nee Little) 31 f w (m 09 Dec 1842) Georgia Davidson Henry 16 m w Georgia Davidson Jno 15 m w Georgia Davidson Whitfield 12 m w Georgia Davidson Elias 9 m w Georgia Davidson Frank 7 m w Georgia Davidson Elizabeth 3 f w Georgia Davidson S. H. 3/12 m w Georgia 1880 Harrison County, Texas page 537/51 Davidson Isaiah W M 64 Farmer Georgia Georgia Georgia Davidson Mary A. W F 50 Wife Keeping House South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina Davidson E. W. W M 24 Son Farm Hand Georgia Georgia South Carolina Davidson Sam H. W M 20 Son Farm Hand Georgia Georgia South Carolina 11. William DAVIDSON Dgaplantation.html After the death of John Davidsonís widow in 1870, the estate, impoverished by the War Between the States, was sold to a son, William Davidson, in 1872, and several of the sons went West during the general trek from this area during the postwar years. 1870 Harris County, Georgia page 101b Hamilton P.O. Davidson William 50 m w Farmer 800/500 Georgia Davidson Missouri Z. 32 f w Keeping House Georgia Davidson William C. 6 m w Georgia Davidson Daniel W. 5 m w Georgia Davidson John H. 3 m w Georgia Davidson Larken Z. 1 m w Georgia Davidson Mary F. 16 f m Dom Serv Georgia Davidson Morgan 17 m m Farm labor Georgia 12. Larkin (John Larkin) DAVIDSON Lawyer 1850 Muscogee County, Georgia Muscogee p415a/75 Davidson Larkin 28 M Warren Co Ga Davidson Cordelia E. 18 F Muscogee Co Ga Davidson Julia 1 F Morgan Co Ga 1860 Muscogee County, Georgia p347/Dw365/District 8/Columbus P.O. Davidson, Larkin (John Larkin) 38 m w Farmer $15,000/$41,625 Georgia Davidson, Frances C. (nee Reese) 28 f w Georgia Davidson, Julia E. 11 f w Georgia Davidson, Fannie 9 f w Georgia Davidson, Reese 7 m w Georgia Davidson, Caroline 5 f w Georgia 1870 Muscogee County, Georgia p760 Davidson Larkin 54 m w Georgia Columbus P.O. Muscogee 760 19. John Wesley DAVIDSON 1870 Campbell Co. Georgia 26. Samuel Monroe DAVIDSON 1860 Harris County, Georgia p537/Hamilton P.O. Murphy, John 60 m w Farmer $17,200/$28,255 Murphy C. S. 31 f w Murphy Robert 22 m w Merchant Murphy J. W. 20 m w Lawyer Murphy, Simeon 18 m w Murphy, Mary 4 f w Murphy, Charles 3 m w Murphy, James A. 1 m w Bell, A. A. 28 m w Merchant Alabama Bell, A. C. 24 f w Georgia Bell, Alonzo* 2 m w Georgia Davidson, Monroe 26 m w Farmer 000/$18,000 Georgia (s/o Oliver Davidson & Harriet Davenport) Davidson Regina (nee Park) 19 f w Georgia (m. 14 Jul 1859, Harris Co Ga) Davidson Elizabeth 19 f w Georgia Davidson Amanda 17 f w Georgia Robinson Samuel 21 m w Clerk Georgia (1850 Harris Co Ga) (1860 Harris Co Ga) 27. Calvin DAVIDSON 1860 Harris County, Georgia page 646/Goodsman Crossroad Davidson, Calvin 29 m w Farmer $1,200/$3,120 Georgia Davidson S. A.* 22 f w Georgia Davidson A. A. 5 f w Georgia Davidson J. W. 3/12 m w Georgia 31. Columbus F. DAVIDSON He enlisted 1864, Company I, Camptain Moss, 9th Georgia Militia Regiment. 33. Gertrude Elizabeth DAVIDSON "Our Scotch Kith and Kin" Descendants live at West Point and LaGrange, Georgia 38. Thomas Leverett Marion DAVIDSON 1870 Harris County, Georgia page 102a Hamilton P.O. Davidson Thomas L. 29 m w Farmer 2284/1100 Georgia Davidson Sarah E. 31 f w Keeping House Alabama Davidson John E. 2 m w Georgia Davidson Walter T. 8/12 m w Georgia 50. John Ransom DAVIDSON "Our Kith and Kin" p47 John Ransom Davidson, Confederate soldier, surrendered at Appomattox: born Dec 18 1845, died Jan 2, 1926; married Jan 1868, Sarah Josephine Daniel, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Daniel and Eliza Smith Daniel of Harris County, Georgia. 1880 Harrison County, Texas page 537/51 Davidson John R. W M 29 Farmer Georgia Georgia South Carolina Davidson Josephine W F 24 Wife Keeping House Georgia Georgia Georgia Davidson Mollie W F 10 Dau Texas Georgia Georgia Davidson Nellie W F 7 Dau Texas Georgia Georgia Davidson Whitfield W M 3 Son Texas Georgia Georgia 51. Whitfield (James Whitfield) DAVIDSON "Our Kith and Kin" p48. Whitfield, born in 1847, killed on Sherman's raid across Georgia. 1860 Liberty County, Texas p292/13 Town of Liberty Boothe John S. 48 m boardhouse Mississippi Davidson Whitfield 28 m Georgia 53. Frank DAVIDSON 1880 Harrison County, Texas page 537/51 Davidson F. L. W M 26 Farmer Georgia Georgia South Carolina Davidson L. K. W F 20 Wife Keeping House Texas Georgia Georgia Davidson Estelle W F 2 Dau Texas Georgia Texas Davidson Elias S. W M 1 Son Texas Georgia Texas 94. William Cornelius HOLSTON See Chambers County, Alabama Obits. 124. Whitfield (Thomas Whitfield) DAVIDSON Judge, no issue "Our Kith and Kin" p47 Thomas Whitfield Davidson, born Harrison County, Texas, Sept. 23, 1876; practiced law at Marshall; State Senator, 1921; Lieutenant Governor or Texas, 1923; U.S, District Judge, Northern District of Texas since 1936. Member, Commission Uniform State Laws; american, Texas and Dallas Bar Associations. Texas Bar Association president, 1927; Harison County Bar Association President, 1916; Married: (1) June 1, 1902, Asenath Burkhart; (2) Apr 12 1936, Constance Key Wandel; (3) Sept 4, 1949, Bula Rose. No children. Bluff Springs Cemetery, Harrison County, Texas Off Blacktop Road to Simmons Church. This is on land that Judge Davidson gave to the Boy Scouts. Access is through the caretaker of this Ranch. DAVIDSON, THOMAS WHITFIELD (1876-1974). T. Whitfield (Whit) Davidson, jurist and politician, was born in the East Texas piney woods of Harrison County on September 23, 1876, to John Ransom and Sara Josephine (Daniels) Whitfield, who had moved to the area from Georgia in 1867. Davis attended the region's country schools, briefly went to East Texas State Normal College, and attended the University of Chicago and Columbia University. He subsequently taught for five years in the public schools of Marshall, during which time he read law; he was admitted to the state bar in 1903. In addition to practicing privately in Marshall and Dallas, he served as city attorney for Marshall from 1907 to 1914; Texas state senator, 1920 to 1922; lieutenant governor, 1923 to 1925; and general counsel for the Praetorians, a Dallas insurance company, 1927 to 1936. In February 1936 he was appointed United States district judge, Northern District of Texas, Dallas. He retired in 1965 but remained involved in naturalization and citizenship activities. Davidson was a member of the "Immortal Forty," the Texas delegation that supported Woodrow Wilson at the Democratic national convention in 1912. He organized and served as president of the Associated Roosevelt Clubs of Texas in 1932 and was again a national convention delegate. As lieutenant governor in 1923, he emphasized highway construction and penal reform and was a foe of the Ku Klux Klan.qv He was defeated in the nine-candidate Democratic gubernatorial primary in 1924 but subsequently endorsed and supported Miriam Amanda Fergusonqv in her successful runoff campaign against Felix Robertson,qv the Klan-backed candidate. Among the many cases Davidson heard on the federal bench, the most important was that dealing with public school integration in Dallas. Although reluctant to rule for integration, he issued the judgment in Borders v. Rippy that began the process of desegregation in Dallas in 1960. Judge Davidson was active in various bar associations, the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Town and Gown Club of Dallas, and the Writers' Club of Dallas. He was president of the Texas Bar Association (see STATE BAR OF TEXAS) in 1927 and a past grand master of the Texas Odd Fellows. He wrote a memoir and seven books on law, history, folklore, and genealogy. He was an Episcopalian. He was married to Asenath Burkhart in 1902, Constance Key Wandel in 1936, and Beulah Rose in 1949. Davidson died on January 25, 1974, and was interred at Josephine Davidson Memorial Chapel in Diana, Texas, a chapel he built in 1955 in honor of his mother. BIBLIOGRAPHY: Who Was Who in America, Vol. 6. Norman D. Brown, Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1984). Vertical Files, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin. Robert S. La Forte Recommended citation: "DAVIDSON, THOMAS WHITFIELD." The Handbook of Texas Online. [Accessed Fri Jul 27 22:34:57 US/Central 2001 ]. Updated - Saturday, December 15, 2001