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May 10, 2018 / Joanne Yeck

Jefferson Tidbits: Mount Walla Cemetery Part III

Mary Ann Davis gravestone. Photo by Joanne Yeck.

In addition to the Jeffersons and Jefferson descendants (Foland and Moulton) found in the cemetery at Mount Walla, there are several members of a Davis family, including:

Chas. Barney Davis, 10 May 1834–8 January 1894

Mary Ann Davis, 13 February 1841–25 July 1914

Emily A. Davis, 23 September 1869–21 July 1949

Chas. Arthur Davis, 1885–1916

Mary Ethel Davis, 1888–1900

Roger M. Davis, 1908–1919

Charles Barney and Mary Ann Davis were husband and wife.  C. B. Davis was at one time a postmaster at Woodridge outside of Scottsville. Their daughter, Emily A. Davis, was a school teacher.

According to Mary Ann’s death record, her father was James “Straiten” and her mother was Harriet Woods. I believe that her parents were James and Harriet Straton, making Mary Ann a sister-in-law to Peter V. Foland.  Here are the Stratons on the 1850 census:

If a Slate River Ramblings reader knows more about the relationship between the Davis family and the Folands, please comment below.

Read Harriet Straton’s opinions about Peter Field Jefferson in my newest book: Peter Field Jefferson: Dark Prince of Scottsville & Lost Jeffersons.



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