Monday, December 14, 2009

Cox 62 Davidson-Peters

62. William Lee Davidson Sr & 63. Elizabeth Peters [VA, LA, TN, MS]


~1785, William born in VA, s/o 124. William Davidson I and 125. Elizabeth Charlton.
1797, Elizabeth born in TN, d/o 126. Nathaniel Peters.
(S) 1810 Tax List, Adams Co., MS.
No. 126:(S) 1812, St. Tammany Parish, LA. Elizabeth is 1 of 8 children.
1814 tax rolls of JaxCo., MS – William. (S) Cyril Cain, V1, P184.
1/8/1815, War of 1812, 13th MS Militia, Battle of New Orleans, Private – William.
1815 tax rolls of JaxCo., MS – William. (S) Cyril Cain, V1, P184.
7/22/1815 William married Elizabeth. (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P179.
(S) 1820 Census, LA, Washington Parish. See CD Census Record 62-1820.
(S) 1830 Census, MS, JaxCo. See CD Census Record 62-1830.
1832–1833, the family moved to Bayou la Batre, AL. (S) 11/15/1845 testimony of son Calvin M Davidson about the 1795 “Louisa Bouzage Grant”; & 8/18/1852 testimony of son Preston B Davidson. (S) MobCo. Probate Court.
10/22/1850, (S) 1850 Census, AL, MobCo. “Jane” lives next to John Grelot24. See CD Census Record 63-1850.
~1855 William died in St. Tammany Parish, Pearl River. He died from a hit on the head by a boat windlass and lived nearly a year after being hit.
8/24/1860, (S) 1860 Census, AL, MobCo. [Bayou La Batre]. Elizabeth lives with daughter Mary Jane. See CD Census Record 63-1860.
1880, Elizabeth died. (S) No. 30 Family notes – Pascagoula Democrat Star, 12/19/1902.

Family notes:
• Parents place of births from Vianne’s and Preston’s 1880 census.
• Family history says the Davidson family came down the Atlantic seaboard through New York, Penn., down the Ohio River to Pearlington. William and Elizabeth 1st settled in St Tammany Parish, LA. From there they moved to Bayou La Batre, MobCo., AL.
• William was a Scotch Presbyterian.

Children of William and Elizabeth:

i. Elizabeth Davidson, born 1815 in St. Tammany Parish, LA.
No. 62:(S) 1830 Census. f<15.
3/30/1837 Betsy married Victor Francisco Bouzage44vi. (S) MobCo. MB3, P77.
No. 62:(S) 1820 Census. f<10.
[For additional info see Victor.]
Bef. 1860, Elizabeth died in AL. Victor is a widow in 1860.
Children: (3 of the sons married 3 Grelott sisters).
Victor Bouzage Jr, born 10/24/1836 in AL. (S) 1860 Census.
10/1/1859, he married Celestine Grelott24ii. (S) MobCo. MB17, P216.
[See Celestine for additional info.]
12/26/1898 he died; buried in Orange Grove, MS. (S) The Pascagoula Democrat Star.
Desiree “Daisy” Bouzage, born 11/15/1839. (S) 1840 Census.
1/13/1859 she married Bazile Deakle, s/o Agnes Gorlotte48vii. (S) MobCo. MB16, P351.
(S) 1860 Census, AL, MobCo., SD. Living next to his parents; 1 daughter.
5/5/1928 Desiree died; both buried in Odd Fellows Cem., Bayou La Batre, AL.
Jefferson Bouzage, born 2/20/1841 in AL. (S) 1860 Census.
11/1861, CSA, 56th AL Regt. under Capt. William McGill; surrendered at Macon, GA.
11/14/1866 in Grand Bay, AL he married Anatolise Grelott24v. (S) MobCo. MB22, P270.
[See Anatolise for additional info.]
1920–1924 he died – Anatolise applied for a CWP.
4/28/1923 he died, buried in the Orange Grove Cem., JaxCo., MS. (S) Gravestone.
William Bouzage, born 2/20/1843 in Bayou La Batre, AL. (S) 1860,1870 Census.
10/8/1880 he married Lucinda Clark, born in AL, 1841-1919. (S) JaxCo., MS, B2, P187.
(S) 1900 Census, MS, JaxCo., Pascagoula. 2 children.
12/7/1923 William died; buried in Greenwood Cem., Pascagoula, MS.
See pictures – (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P286.
Eliza Bouzage, born 1845 in AL. (S) 1860 Census.
5/27/1861 she 1st married John Demouy, s/o Irene Gurlotte48ii. (S) MobCo. MB19, P75.
All children are from this marriage.
(S) 1870 Census, AL, MobCo., Bt1. 5 children.
(S) 1880 Census, AL, MobCo., Mobile. Unmarried, 6 children.
She 2nd married Louis Taylor.
Preston Bouzage, born 1/1846 in AL. (S) 1860 Census.
11/08/1886 he married his 1st cousin widow Pauline Bosarge, d/o Joseph44ii. (S) JaxCo., MS, B3, P302.
They had no children.
(S) 1910 Census, MS, JaxCo., Bt3. A wd. he lives alone.
7/15/1926 he died.
Joseph Ebenezer Bouzage, born 3/15/1849 in AL. (S) 1860 Census.
10/29/1874 in AL, he married widowed Azaline Grelott24iii. (S) MobCo. Marr.’s, 1872-1875.
[See Azaline for additional info.]
3/7/1936 died; buried in Odd Fellows Cem., Bayou La Batre, AL.
Victoria Bouzage, born 3/24/1851 in AL.
5/31/1867 she married Joseph W Deakle, s/o Agnes Gorlotte48vii. (S) MobCo. MB23, P155.
(S) 1880 Census, AL, MobCo., Bayou La Batre.; 4 children.
2/18/1925 she died, both buried in Odd Fellows Cem., Bayou La Batre, AL.
See picture – (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P266.
Charleston Bouzage, born 4/1852 in AL. (S) 1860, 1870 Census.
1871 he married Severine Clark, born 10/1854 in Bayou La Batre, AL, d/o his brother Preston’s wife by her 1st husband.
(S) 1920 Census, AL, MobCo., Grand Bay. 2 children at home, 1 married.
4/10/1928 he died.
Robert Jackson Bouzage, born 1854 in AL. (S) 1860, 1870 Census.
12/4/1885 in Covington, LA, he married Marie Modesto Cousin born 1871 in LA; died 4/4/1952 in N.O.
(S) 1920 Census, LA, Orleans, N.O. 4 children.
1/26/1938 he died in New Orleans, LA. (S) Times Picayune, Thursday, 1/27/1938.
Albert Bouzage, born ?.
10/8/1879 he married Laura Bradley. (S) MobCo. MB28, P234.

ii. Mary Polly Davidson, born 1818 in St. Tammany Parish, LA.

1836, Mary married Lemuel Childress. They moved to Texas after the Civil War.

iii. Mary Jane Davidson, born 2/1821 in LA.
No. 62:(S) 1830 Census. f<10.
4/9/1840 she married Joseph Valverde, born ~1813 in Spain. (S) MobCo. MB5, P18.
10/14/1850, (S) 1850 Census, AL, MobCo. “Valerde”. Joseph is a waterman.
8/18/1852, Joseph testified about the errors in the John James survey of 1841/2 of the “Louisa Bouzage Grant”. (S) MobCo. Probate Court. Mary’s brother Preston also testified.
No. 63:(S) 1860 Census, AL, MobCo. Her mother lives with her and she lives next door to her sister Vianne31. Joseph is a schooner captain, with real estate valued at $8,000 and a personal estate of $12,000. They have a 19 year old female black slave.
1864, Joseph died in Bayou La Batre.
6/26/1880, (S) 1880 Census, MS, JaxCo., Scranton.
6/4/1900, (S) 1900 Census, MS, JaxCo., East Side Village. Jane lives with her son Charles. She indicates her father was born in Scotland and her mother in TN. She has had 10 children, 6 surviving. Son Charles is a ship carpenter.
12/19/1902 Vianne [78] attended a Christmas family reunion in Pascagoula, MS with her sister Mary Jane [81], and brothers Capt. W Davidson [72] and Preston Davidson [75]. They assembled at the home of Vianne’s son Cobb, who was married to Emma, d/o Preston. (S) No. 30 Family notes.
8/1913 Mary died in MS.
Children:
Manuela Leat Valverde, born 4/13/1841 in AL. (S) 1850 Census.
5/12/1857 she married Capt. Miguel Pol [Paul], born 4/11/1833 in Palma, Majorca. Died 4/4/1879 in MS. (S) MobCo. MB15, P282.
(S) 1860 Census, they lives next to her mother.
1931 Manuela died in JaxCo., MS.
Antoino Valverde, born 1843. (S) 1850 Census.
Probably died as a child.
William D Valverde, born 1845 in AL. (S) 1850, 1860 Census.
10/4/1866 he married Mapalest A Deakle. (S) MobCo. MB22, P237.
Josephine Cecelia Valverde, born 2/3/1847 in AL. (S) 1850, 1860 Census.
5/28/1868 she married John Henry Lorendine, born 2/2/1842 in Bayou La Batre, AL; s/o Eugenia Bosage, d/o Jean44i. (S) MobCo. MB23, P441.
(S) 1880 Census, MS, JaxCo., Moss Point. 4 children.
Joseph Calvin Valverde, born 5/8/1853 in AL. (S) 1860 Census.
~1877 he married Zeide Hudson, born 4/5/1855 in LA.
(S) 1900 Census, LA, Calcasieu, Lake Charles. 3 daughters.
Benjamin D Valverde, born 6/11/1855 in AL. (S) 1860, 1880 Census.
12/23/1880 he married Mary Julia Delmas, born 4/2/1858 in AL, died 1920. (S) JaxCo. MB???.
(S) 1900 Census, MS, JaxCo., Scranton. 8 of 11 Children surviving; all at home.
Both are buried in the Greenwood Cem., S Sect., Pascagoula, MS. (S) Gravestone.
[Many of their children are buried with them.]
Miguel Leon Valverde, born 9/1857 in AL. (S) 1860, 1880 Census.
He married Ann Brown, born 4/1858 in AR, died 1919 in Pascagoula, MS.
(S) 1920 Census, MS, JaxCo., Pascagoula. Wd., 2 daughters at home: 1 wd., 1 married.
Charles William Valverde, born 7/4/1860 in AL. (S) 1880 Census.
9/18/1884 he married Sallie Statum born 1/1861 in FL. (S) JaxCo. MB???.
(S) 1900 Census, MS, JaxCo., East Side Village. His mother lives with them; 2 of her neices live with them; they have 2 children; 2 servants live with them.
7/6/1907 he died in MS.

iv. Vianne Davidson ( 31), born 10/20/1824. (S) Bouzage Bosarge, P179.

v. Preston Burns Davidson, born 2/9/1827 in MS. (S) 1860 Census.
No. 62:(S) 1830 Census. m<5.
No. 63:(S) 1850 Census, AL, MobCo. Single.
8/18/1852, Preston testified about the errors in the John James survey of 1841/2 of the “Louisa Bouzage Grant”. (S) MobCo. Probate Court.
9/5/1854 Preston married Louisa Deakle, d/o Agnes Gorlotte48vii. (S) MobCo. MB13, P330.
8/20/1860, (S) 1860 Census, AL, MobCo., SD. Preston is a boatman with real estate valued at $400 and a personal estate of $200.
6/10/1870, (S) 1870 Census, AL, MobCo., Bt1. Preston is a farmer with real estate valued at $600; and a personal estate of $50. It appears a sister to Louisa, Susan Deakle, born 1841, lives with them. He lives near Anna9.
6/8/1880, (S) 1880 Census, AL, MobCo., Alabama Port, Pct18, Bayou La Batre. He lives near Martin Grelot12. Preston is a laborer.
6/4/1900, (S) 1900 Census, MS, JaxCo., East Side Village. Louisa has had 3 children, all of which were alive. Preston is a shingle maker. They own their farm house.
12/19/1902 Vianne [78] attended a Christmas family reunion in Pascagoula, MS with her sister Mary Jane [81], and brothers Capt. W Davidson [72] and Preston Davidson [75]. They assembled at the home of Vianne’s son Cobb, who was married to Emma, d/o Preston. (S) No. 30 Family notes.
7/10/1909 Preston died in Pascagoula, MS. Democrat Star, Friday, July 16, 1909: Died, in East Side, on Saturday, July 10, at 1:00 AM, Mr. Preston Burns Davidson, age 82 years, 5 months and 1 day. The funeral services took place the same day at 4:00 PM, interment being made in Machpelah Cemetery, Rev. A. C. Watkins, Pastor of North Pascagoula Street Baptist Church officiating.
6/19/1910, (S) 1910 Census, MS, JaxCo., Town of Eastside. Louisa lives with her daughter Eudora’s family on Bryan Rd. She is a wd; can read & write, and has had 3 children, all surviving.
12/2/1913 Louise died; buried in Odd Fellows Cem., Bayou La Batre.
Children:
Emma Davidson, born 11/1856 in AL. (S) 1860, 1870 Census.
12/29/1874 she married her 1st cousin Calvin Bosarge30iv. (S) MobCo. MB26, P409.
[For additional info see Calvin.]
Aft. 1930 she died in Bayou La Batre, AL.
Maggie Davidson, born 1857 in AL. (S) 1870 Census.
Fanny Davidson, born 1860 in AL.

9/24/1879, Fanny married John Hubbard Bosarge, s/o Joseph Lemas Bosarge & Clara Ladner.
4/14/1939, Fanny died.

Susan Eudora Davidson, born 1863 in AL. (S) 1870, 1880 Census.
10/23/1883 she 1st married William P Goff. (S) JaxCo. MB???.
8/7/1891 she 2nd married Joseph A Wright. (S) JaxCo. MB???.
(S) 1910 Census, MS, JaxCo., Town of Eastside. Her mother lives with them; 3 of 5 children surviving; 1 son at home.

vi. Capt. Calvin W Davidson, born 1830 in St. Tammany Parish, LA.
No. 62:(S) 1830 Census. m<5.
11/15/1845 Calvin testified about the “Louisa Bouzage Grant”. (S) Mobile Probate Court.
No. 63:(S) 1850 Census, AL, MobCo. Single.

Calvin married Elodie Ryan.
Calvin and Elodie moved to Biloxi, MS.

12/19/1902 Vianne [78] attended a Christmas family reunion in Pascagoula, MS with her sister Mary Jane [81], and brothers Capt. W Davidson [72] and Preston Davidson [75]. They assembled at the home of Vianne’s son Cobb, who was married to Emma, d/o Preston. (S) No. 30 Family notes.

vii. William Davidson Jr, born 1832, St. Tammany Parish, LA.
No. 63:(S) 1850 Census, AL, MobCo. Single.
1854 in Bayou La Batre William married Lillian Walker.

6/10/1855 in Bayou La Batre, William married Severine Lamey, d/o Pierre Lamey & Marie Melissa Ladner.
1860, (S) 1860 Census, AL, Bayou la Batre.

CSA: 10/11/1861, Private, Capt. Jacob Rabby’s Inf. Co., 25th AL Regt. of Volunteers.
1880, (S) 1880 Census, MS, JaxCo., Moss Point. A ship carpenter. He lives with his son William and Missouri Peavey, born 1859 in AL. They have a young male servant.
1886, they live in Handsboro, MS. (S) Son Walter’s death record.
Children:
William Billy Davidson, born 1862 in AL. (S) 1880 Census.
10/8/1896 William registered to vote in Biloxi Ward 1. (S) Lagniappe … Biloxi, P14.
He is buried in the Greenwood Cem., S Sect., Pascagoula, MS. (S) Gravestone.
John Carol Davidson, born 8/19/1857 in Mobile Co., AL.
7/17/1879 he married Emma Edith Richards, born 7/17/1860 in Biloxi, MS; died 6/1/1916. (S) JaxCo. MB???. Buried with John.
(S) 1900 Census, MS, JaxCo., SE. 8 of 8 children living, all at home.
(S) 1930 Census, MS, JaxCo., Pascagoula. A wd.; he lives with daughter Lillian.
2/1/1933 he died, buried in Greenwood Cem., Pascagoula. (S) JaxCo. Death Rcds, V1.
Walter Joseph Davidson, born 9/1/1886 in Handsboro, MS.
Never married.
5/14/1930 he died, buried in Greenwood Cem., Pascagoula. (S) JaxCo. Death Rcds, V1.

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