The Darke County, Ohio

DAVIDSONs

(3 generations only)




Dedicated to Lois Ann Baker of Versailles, Ohio


Hugh DAVIDSON

       Born - 15 Apr 1782 Co. Antrim, IRE
       Died - 25 Jan 1867 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
       Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH

Hugh & Elizabeth came to the U.S. before the War of 1812. They are said to have lived in Harrison, Belmont, and Warren counties before settling in Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH, in 1823, north of present-day Versailles.

sp- Elizabeth ALLEN

       Born - 1780 Co. Antrim, IRE
       Mar. - abt 1808 Co. Antrim, IRE
       Died -  6 Aug 1875 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
       Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
       Dau of Robert ALLEN & Nancy ENGLISH

Elizabeth's brothers Hugh & William Allen also immigrated to U.S. from Northern Ireland. Hugh was married to Catherine Davidson, younger sister of Hugh Davidson; they settled in Warren Co., OH. William married Ann Jane Clark; they moved to U.S. much later, perhaps in the early 1850's, and settled in Darke Co., OH.

Hugh & Elizabeth were the parents of: JAMES, ELIZABETH, MARGARET, WILLIAM, JANE, MARY ELLEN, REBECCA, ALLEN, ROBERT, and CATHERINE. My personal line is marked with:*


James DAVIDSON

           Born - 17 Jul 1809 Co. Antrim, IRE
           Died - 14 Jul 1877 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
     sp- Catherine DAY
           Born - 30 Jul 1808 OH
           Mar. - 29 Nov 1838 Shelby Co., OH
           Died - 30 Sep 1854 Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
           Dau of Henry DAY & Elizabeth
         3 - Elizabeth DAVIDSON
               Born - 17 Mar 1840 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Peter DEWEESE
               Born - 1838 Miami Co., OH
               Mar. -  8 Apr 1858 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1915 Piqua, OH
               Son of John DEWEESE & Sarah "Sally" SMITH
         3 - Levi DAVIDSON
               Born - 25 Nov 1841 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Sarah Jane DEWEESE
               Born - 20 Dec 1848 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 26 Oct 1865 Darke Co., OH
               Died - Aug 1876 Darke Co., OH
               Dau of John DEWEESE & Christina HOUSER
         sp- Mary A. CLAYTON
               Mar. - 16 Mar 1876 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Henry DAVIDSON
               Born - 25 Mar 1843 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 18 Apr 1843 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - Mary Ellen DAVIDSON
               Born -  5 Nov 1844 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 21 Dec 1908 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Houston Cem, Shelby Co., OH
         sp- Daniel STAUDT
               Born -  7 Apr 1848 Berks Co., PA
               Mar. - 21 Nov 1871 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1935 Shelby Co., OH
               Bur. - Houston Cem, Shelby Co., OH
         3 - Hugh Allen DAVIDSON
               Born - 17 Sep 1846 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  2 Jun 1897
         sp- Elizabeth MCCRAWN
               Mar. - 17 Aug 1867 Darke Co., OH
Surname also given as McCraner, McCrann, McRann.  Correct name unknown.
     sp- Elizabeth TEMPLE or GATES
           Born - 15 Jun 1832 PA
           Mar. - 26 Jul 1855 Shelby Co., OH
           Died -  4 Jun 1879 Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
Shown in the list of Elizabeth's children by James is a Stephen Temple. Stephen was not James' child, but one Elizabeth brought with her into her marriage with James. The name GATES is associated with Elizabeth. It is unclear to me whether Elizabeth's maiden name was GATES and she had been previously married to someone named TEMPLE or if TEMPLE was Elizabeth's maiden name. Perhaps she was a daughter of the George & Elizabeth (Hart) Temple who were married in Darke Co. OH, 16 Dec 1819??
         3 - Stephen James TEMPLE
               Born -  8 Jan 1855 OH
               Died -  9 Dec 1860 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
Stephen was NOT James Davidson's child.
         3 - James DAVIDSON
               Born - 11 Feb 1858 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 21 Feb 1860 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Rebecca A. DAVIDSON
               Born - 1859 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Finley WOOLEY
               Mar. -  7 Feb 1878 Darke Co., OH
         3 - William H. DAVIDSON
               Born - 1862 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 17 Nov 1881 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Sarah Jane DAVIDSON
               Born -  2 Feb 1863 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 17 May 1888 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - Nancy J. DAVIDSON
               Born - 1865 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1942
         sp- Nelson J. BRIGGS
               Mar. - 28 Feb 1883 Shelby Co., OH
         3 - John L. DAVIDSON
               Born - 1868 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Samuel R. DAVIDSON
               Born - 18 Jun 1871 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Mary Jane REESER
               Mar. - 14 Jan 1888 Darke Co., OH
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Elizabeth DAVIDSON

           Born - Abt 1811 Co. Antrim, IRE
           Died -  8 Aug 1868 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
     sp- Levi Gibby BRANDON
           Born - 19 Jul 1814 KY
           Mar. - 20 Oct 1836 Darke Co., OH
           Died - 13 Jan 1875 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
           Son of Walter BRANDON & Alice MCGREW

Later, he married Mrs. Jane (Mendenhall) Edwards. X-REF Mendenhall page

         3 - Walter BRANDON
               Born - 1837 Darke Co., OH
               Died - Kansas?
         sp- Sarah Jane COBLE
               Born - 1843 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 16 Dec 1858 Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Anthony COBLE & Susannah SWALLOW
         3 - William M. BRANDON
               Born - Feb 1839 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 31 Oct 1912 Muncie, Delaware Co., IN
1860 Census, Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH: William-21mOH living alone on property next door to his wife's parents where Isabelle is still living. Marriage to Isabelle not indicated in census records. William & Isabelle are in the 1880, Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH, census. 1900 Census, Center Twp, Delaware Co., IN: William M-61, Rebecca-61, Charles W. Carey-27. Roday C. Carey-24, Hazzell E. Carey-2, Jona? Roluck-10. The last entry must be Iona Roebuck who was Rebecca's granddaughter.
         sp- Isabelle COBLE
               Born - Abt 1844 Montgomery Co., OH
               Mar. -  5 Jan 1860 Darke Co., OH
               Died - Bef Apr 1885 Darke Co., OH
               Dau of John COBLE & Frances
I am unable to locate a death record for Isabelle in Patterson, Wayne, or York Twps, Darke Co., OH.
         sp- Rebecca BLOTNER, Mrs John Castleman
               Born - Nov 1838 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 29 Apr 1885 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 15 Mar 1913 Muncie, Delaware Co., IN
               Bur. - Beach Grove Cem, Delaware Co., IN
               Dau of John BLOTNER & Christiana LYBERSPERGER
         3 - Hugh BRANDON
               Born - Darke Co., OH
               Died - 14 Sep 1841 Darke Co., OH
An entry in the DAVIDSON-WAUCOP Bible shows a Hugh Brandon died 9-14-1841. He must have been a previously unidentified child of Levi & Elizabeth for whom no burial record has survived.
         3 - Margaret Jane BRANDON
               Born - 13 Dec 1841 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 13 Mar 1913 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Asa M. PEARSON
               Born - 25 Jul 1837 Troy, Miami Co., OH
               Mar. - 23 Aug 1866 Osgood, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 13 Nov 1907 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Son of James M. PEARSON & Sarah Ann ROBBINS
         3 - John BRANDON
               Born - 1844 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Sarah Ann COBLE
               Born - Abt 1847 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 30 May 1867 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1929 Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Alexander COBLE & Matilda Jane HUTCHENS
         3 - Robert G. BRANDON
               Born - 16 Aug 1845 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 10 Jun 1912 Versailles, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Mary Ann MENDENHALL         X-REF Mendenhall page
               Born - 30 Apr 1854 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 28 Feb 1871 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 18 Jul 1929 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - 21 Jul 1929 Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Aaron MENDENHALL & Christena M. SPEELMAN
         3 - Alice Ailsie "Elsie" BRANDON
               Born - 23 Jan 1847 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  9 Jul 1894 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Low J. "Jack" MINICK
               Mar. - 19 Aug 1869 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Mariah C. BRANDON
               Born - 1849 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Andrew WAUCOP
               Born - 24 Oct 1848 Ft Loramie, Shelby Co., OH
               Mar. - 20 May 1869 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 26 Oct 1876 Ft Loramie, Shelby Co., OH
               Bur. - Walkup Cem, Shelby Co., OH
Andrew's marriage record says "Walkup". The DAVIDSON-WAUCOP Bible shows Andrew's birth as 1-13-1847 and death 10-24-1876.
         3 - Levi BRANDON
               Born - Dec 1851 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Rosanna COBLE
               Born - Abt 1855 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. -  4 Jan 1872 Darke Co., OH
               Dau of John COBLE & Frances
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Margaret DAVIDSON

           Born - Abt 1816 OH
While the marriage of Margaret to Thomas Taylor is accepted and documented in Darke Co. records, their children are uncertain. The two boys shown here come from a family in Wayne Co., IN, in the 1850 census. Eunice was buried in Darke Co., but there is no proof she was from this family. In short, the children's information shown here may not apply to this family at all.
     sp- Thomas TAYLOR
           Born - Abt 1821 OH
           Mar. - 11 Aug 1837 Darke Co., OH ?
           Son of Joseph Hillery TAYLOR & Elizabeth "Betsy" DELONG
         3 - Samuel TAYLOR
               Born - 1842 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Robert D. TAYLOR
               Born - 1848 Wayne Co., IN
         3 - Eunice TAYLOR
               Born - 17 Feb 1854 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 17 Sep 1856 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Hoover Cem, Darke Co., OH
This name, suggested by Betty Woolley and Rosemary Dunn, may not belong to this family. The parents were not living in Darke Co. at the time of the 1850 census. *
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William DAVIDSON

           Born - 1817 OH
           Died - 1844 Darke Co., OH
May have been born in Warren Co., OH. Could the stone for a William Davidson in Hoover Cem be his? It was read as d. 2-19-18__ ae 79 y. Perhaps the age was in poor condition and should have been 27y.
     sp- Deidamia MENDENHALL               X-REF Mendenhall page
           Born -  7 Sep 1818 Bethel Twp, Miami Co., OH
           Mar. - 23 Nov 1837 Darke Co., OH
           Died - 30 Jun 1873 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
           Dau of Richard MENDENHALL & Sarah PEARSON
Date of birth derived from age as given on tombstone: 54y 9m 23d. Offical death record shows 54y 10m 23d. She was second wife of Jeremiah YORK and married William Weaver Richardson for third husband. Stone read "Didia / wife of Jeremiah York" but she is buried near her third husband.
         3 - Robert DAVIDSON
               Born - Abt 1838 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - Abt 1862/1864 Chattanooga, TN 
Robert's life not known after the 1860 Darke Co. census when he lived with his grandfather Richard Mendenhall in Patterson Twp. However, there was a Private Robert Davidson, aged 21, who joined Co. E, 40th OVI, 9-18-1861, for a three year term and who died of disease in Chattanooga, TN, where he was buried. This Robert's uncle Robert Davidson (below), who also served in the Civil War, would have been nearer 33 years old in 1861. It is my belief that service and death during the Civil War is what became of young Robert Davidson.
         3 - John DAVIDSON
               Born - 17 Mar 1841 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 22 Dec 1868 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
May have been living in Shelby Co., OH, at time of his death.
         sp- Frances Ann SWALLOW
               Born - 1846 Montgomery Co., OH
               Mar. - 12 May 1864 Shelby Co., OH
               Died - 26 Apr 1873 OH
               Dau of Jonathan SWALLOW & Susannah HOOVER
Uncertain if she died in Darke or Shelby Cos, OH.
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Jane "Jenny" DAVIDSON

           Born - 10 Aug 1820 Warren Co., OH
           Died - 20 Feb 1907 Cement City, Washtenaw Co., MI
           Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
     sp- Henry PITSENBARGER            X-REF Pitsenbarger page
           Born - 28 May 1810 Greene Co., TN
           Mar. -  3 Mar 1842 Darke Co., OH
           Died - 19 Jul 1880 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Son of Peter PITSENBARGER & Mary Magdalene FRY
         3 - Elizabeth Ellen PITTSENBARGER
               Born - 29 Dec 1842 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  6 Dec 1922 Van Wert, Van Wert Co., OH
               Bur. - Woodland Cem, Van Wert Co., OH
Grave stone at English Cem in Darke Co. not filled in because she was buried in Van Wert Co. At the time of her death, Elizabeth was living with her daughter, the informant, Ella Eineman at 418 N Race in Van Wert. Death certificate #67534 Ohio Bureau of Vital Statistics shows death was caused by bronchial pneumonia.
         sp- Jacob Israel METZGER  [this branch used spelling METZCAR]
               Born -  2 Mar 1839 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 31 Jul 1862 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  4 Mar 1904 New Weston, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Son of Jacob METZGER & Margaret PITSENBARGER
         3 - Allen PITTSENBARGER
               Born - 22 Dec 1844 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 22 Oct 1920 Mississinawa Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Holsapple Cem, Darke Co., OH
While not named, Allen must be the brother living in Lima, Allen Co., OH, mentioned in the 1914 obituary of William Henry Pittsenbarger. Date and place of death from his death certificate. Informant was Rosa Mal(? name unclear) of Van Wert Co., OH. Date of first marriage from Clinton Co., IN, marriages, v. C-5, p. 248.
         sp- Sarah LONG
               Born - Abt 1842 IN
               Mar. - 21 Sep 1872 Clinton Co., IN
               Died - Bef 1907 OH
LONG may have been her married name.
         sp- Lucy CONDON
               Mar. -  2 Mar 1907 Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Gardner CONDON & Alma YOUNG
Lucy was first married to Hiram Caryer in Darke Co. 9-13-1868.
         3 - Mary Magdalene PITTSENBARGER
               Born -  4 Jan 1847 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 31 Oct 1919 Montezuma, Mercer Co., OH
Date of marriage from Clinton Co., IN, marriages, v. C-5, p. 331.
         sp- James R. COLSON
               Born - 16 Nov 1849 Clinton Co., IN
               Mar. - 27 Jan 1873 Clinton Co., IN
               Died - 12 Sep 1896 Montezuma, Mercer Co., OH
         3 - William Henry PITTSENBARGER
               Born - 28 Aug 1848 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 20 Jun 1914 Versailles, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
His grave marker shows 1849-1914 which is in error. Death certificate #33350 Ohio Bureau of Vital Statistics. Cause: cardiac hypertrophy complicated by pleurisy. Informant C.E. Pittsenbarger, his grandson, who incorrectly said William Henry's father Henry was born in Pennsylvania.
         sp- Rachel YORK             X-REF York page
               Born - 27 May 1856 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. -  3 Oct 1872 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  1 Mar 1932 Versailles, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Jeremiah YORK & Deidamia MENDENHALL  X-REF Mendenhall page
         3 - James PITTSENBARGER
               Born - 28 Dec 1850 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  1 Oct 1921 Greenville, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Barbara Ellen DEWEESE
               Born - 14 May 1856 Shelby Co., OH
               Mar. -  4 Feb 1874 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 22 Jul 1887 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of William DEWEESE & Sarah STUMPF
         sp- Maria J. MOUGEVILLE
               Born - 17 Jul 1853 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 29 Sep 1888 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1929 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - St Valberts Cem, Darke Co., OH
"Mary J." on grave marker. I previously had found a Mary Pittsenbarger who died 2-21-1925 at the Darke Co. Home in Greenville and thought it must be James' widow, but cemetery inscriptions where a Mary J. Meyers was buried next to Peter Meyers seems more convincing proof of Mary's date of death.
         3 - Martha Jane PITTSENBARGER
               Born -  3 Apr 1853 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1924 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Versailles, OH
         sp- John William FINKBONE
               Born - 12 Jul 1846 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 10 Oct 1872 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1922 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Son of John FINKBONE & Rachel MENDENHALL  X-REF Mendenhall page
         3 - John T. PITTSENBARGER
               Born - 22 Aug 1855 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 29 Sep 1858 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - Amanda Mary PITTSENBARGER
               Born -  7 Apr 1858 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 30 Dec 1932 Muncie, Delaware Co., IN
               Bur. - Mt Tabor Cem, Delaware Co., IN
         sp- William YORK                  X-REF York page
               Born -  2 Feb 1851 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 22 Apr 1873 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 13 Dec 1940 Muncie, Delaware Co., IN
               Bur. - Mt Tabor Cem, Delaware Co., IN
               Son of Jeremiah YORK & Deidamia MENDENHALL  X-REF Mendenhall page
1880 Census, Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH: William-28mOH, Amanda-21fOH, Perry-5mOH, Harrison F-4mOH, William Davidson-13mOH.
         3 - Sarah Frances PITTSENBARGER
               Born - 12 May 1861 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1938 Muncie, Delaware Co., IN
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Reuben Alvin BURNS
               Born -  6 Aug 1860 Stelvideo, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 30 Nov 1884 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 27 Oct 1928 Walnut Grove, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Son of Henry BURNS & Martha Ann ROUTZONG
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Mary Ellen DAVIDSON

           Born - 10 Aug 1820 Warren Co., OH
           Died - 21 Jun 1853 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH
     sp- Jacob PITSENBARGER                X-REF Pitsenbarger page
           Born - 16 Jan 1814 Greene Co., TN
           Mar. -  8 Oct 1840 Darke Co., OH
           Died - 22 Jan 1894 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH
           Son of Peter PITSENBARGER & Mary Magdalene FRY
         3 - Josiah PITSENBARGER
               Born - 10 Aug 1840 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  9 Jul 1871 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Note - 40th OVI.
         sp- Sinia Lavina PITSENBARGER
               Born - 28 Nov 1836 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. -  9 Jul 1865 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 13 Mar 1909 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of John D. PITSENBARGER & Sarah PITSENBARGER
         3 - Levi PITSENBARGER
               Born -  8 Mar 1844 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 28 Jun 1845 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - Arphaxed R. PITSENBARGER
               Born - 24 May 1846 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 15 Jan 1935 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Mary Caroline COFFIELD
               Born -  1 Nov 1854 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 15 Jun 1871 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 20 Sep 1897 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of James Freeman COFFIELD & Barbara Anna HANSELMANN
         3 - Hugh PITSENBARGER
               Born -  1 Nov 1848 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  1 Aug 1861 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - John Peter PITSENBARGER
               Born - 16 May 1850 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  2 May 1873 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH
Dates used here are from his stone in Yoder Cemetery.  Official Darke Co. Death
record says he died 6-31-1873 at age 21y 11m 14d.
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Rebecca DAVIDSON

           Born - 1822/1823 Darke Co., OH
           Died - 13 Mar 1891 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
Her grave marker says "d. 3-13-1891 age 68y" and this is confirmed in her obituary which also gives 68 years. In the 1850 census Rebeccas's age was given as 28. Her birthday was probably sometime between March andJuly.
     sp- Robert MENDENHALL                    X-REF Mendenhall page
           Born - 23 Dec 1822 Miami Co., OH
           Mar. - 27 Oct 1843 Darke Co., OH
           Died -  3 Aug 1875 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
           Son of Richard MENDENHALL & Sarah PEARSON
1850 Census, Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH: Robert-27mOH, Rebecca-28fOH, Sarah-5fOH, Allen-4mOH, Anthony-2mOH, Elizabeth-8/12fOH. Birth date calculated from age as given on grave marker: 52y 7m 10d. Short & Bowers read date of death on marker as 8-2-1875. Betty Woolley shows that Robert was born 10-5-1822 and died 8-3-1875. A record transcribed by Jac Baker in his DARKE CO. DEATH RECORDS says: "Mendenhall, ------, Died Aug 3, 1875, Age 52-9-28". Based on the death record, Robert's death date would calculate to 10-6-1822. I have accepted the death record date of death (given in two sources) since the stone could have been weathered and misread. However, in other instances grave markers have been correct as to age and I have, therefore, accepted that for his age.
         3 - Sarah MENDENHALL
               Born - 19 Jul 1844 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1920 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Henry C. MILLER
               Born - 1842
               Mar. -  6 Nov 1862 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1909
         3 - Allen MENDENHALL
               Born -  8 Mar 1846 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 16 Feb 1871 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
Birthdate calculated from age at death on grave marker: 24y 11m 8d. 1870 Census, Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH: Allen-24mOH, Mary Ann-23fOH, Elizabeth-2fOH, Arabella-8/12fOH, William Finkbone-23mOH.
         sp- Mary Ann BRINING
               Born - 1852 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. -  7 Dec 1867 Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Nicholas BRINING
         3 - Antony MENDENHALL
               Born - 26 Oct 1847 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  2 Mar 1870 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
Birthdate calculated from age at death on grave marker: 22y 4m 4d.
         3 - Elizabeth MENDENHALL
               Born - 18 Jan 1850 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  1 May 1855 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
Another source said she was born 9-14-1849, but her age in 1850 census was given as 8 mo. The date used here was calculated from information on her grave marker; age 5y 3m 13d.
         3 - John MENDENHALL
               Born -  3 May 1851 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 18 May 1872 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
Marker reads "d. 5-18-1872 age 24y 15d". This would calculate out to a birth date of 5-3-1848. However, another source suggested John was born 5-3-1851 (which I show) and Betty Woolley shows a date of 5-3-1850.
         3 - Thomas MENDENHALL
               Born - 26 Oct 1853 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 20 Dec 1910 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Mary Elizabeth GOSLEE
               Born - 30 Aug 1859 North Star, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 19 May 1878 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 29 Apr 1917 Mercer Co., OH
         3 - Matilda MENDENHALL
               Born - 29 Aug 1854 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1924 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Old Brock Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Abraham J. BURNS
               Born - 1847 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. -  2 Mar 1876 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1922 Darke Co., OH
               Son of Henry BURNS III & Sarah Jane OLIVER
         3 - Robert MENDENHALL
               Born - 26 Jun 1857 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 31 Dec 1917 Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
Dates from records of Reisinger Funeral Home, Dayton, OH, published in DARKE COUNTY KINDLING, XIV:1, Jan 1995, p 6, extracted by Rose Shilt. Died "Miami St" with no further qualifier so I presume Robert was in Dayton. Informant was Robert L. Mendenhall Jr. Only year of death is shown on marker.
         sp- Catherine BROWN
               Born - Dec 1859 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 10 Dec 1878 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1910 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - Rebecca Ellen MENDENHALL
               Born -  1 Feb 1860 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 17 Oct 1938 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Old Brock Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Hyrcanous "Tany" OLIVER
               Born - 14 Aug 1851 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 17 Mar 1881 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 14 Jun 1923 Darke Co., OH
               Son of George Washington OLIVER & Mary CARTER
         3 - Susannah "Sudie" MENDENHALL
               Born - 14 Sep 1861 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Job GOSLEE
               Mar. - 10 Nov 1879 Darke Co., OH
         3 - William Rosecrans MENDENHALL
               Born - 20 Jul 1863 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 21 Feb 1899 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Mary Angelina RECK
               Born -  8 Sep 1865 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. -  5 Mar 1884 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 12 Feb 1938 IN
               Dau of William Henry Harrison RECK & Catharine MURPHY
         3 - Jane MENDENHALL
               Born - 24 Nov 1865 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1937 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Henry H. SWALLOW
               Born - 1861 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 21 Sep 1882 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1951 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yorkshire Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Son of Harrison SWALLOW & Mary DEWEESE
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Allen DAVIDSON

           Born - 28 Oct 1825 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Died -  6 Feb 1891 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH
For more information regarding Allen's son Lincoln's son George's descendants see Mark Davidson's
Davidson Tree site.
     sp- Susanna PITSENBARGER              X-REF Pitsenbarger page
           Born - 14 Jun 1829 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Mar. - 11 Mar 1852 Darke Co., OH
           Died - 31 Aug 1893 Versailles, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
           Dau of Henry PITSENBARGER & Elizabeth MILLER
Death date from her obituary and Darke Co. death records. There is no stone for her grave in Yoder Cemetery.
         3 - Johanna DAVIDSON
               Born -  4 Jun 1858 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 16 Apr 1914 Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
         sp- James Clark ENGLISH
               Born - 1850 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. -  8 Feb 1875 Versailles, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1921 Darke Co., OH      X-REF Pitsenbarger page
               Son of William John ENGLISH & Frances Senia PITSENBARGER
James' middle name comes from a notice from a Sidney, OH, newspaper announcing his marriage to Johanna Davidson in Versailles, OH.
         3 - --?-- DAVIDSON
               Born -  5 Mar 1853 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 14 Apr 1853 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Harrison H. DAVIDSON
               Born - 20 Mar 1854 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 31 Jul 1884 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Mary M. GOFFENA
               Mar. - 30 Apr 1878 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Elizabeth DAVIDSON
               Born - 21 Jun 1856 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  2 Jun 1857 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Elnora DAVIDSON
               Born -  4 Jun 1860 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 16 Nov 1944 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
         sp- James Washington RESER
               Born - 18 Aug 1866 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 29 Dec 1887 Versailles, OH
               Died - 19 Jan 1932 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
               Son of William Henry RESER & Sarah Jane LYONS
         3 - Fremont DAVIDSON
               Born -  9 Apr 1862 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  9 Aug 1862 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Sarah Jane "Jennie" DAVIDSON
               Born -  1 May 1863 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  2 Jul 1954 Sacramento, CA ?
         sp- John W. MILLER
               Died - Sacramento, CA ?
         3 - Lincoln DAVIDSON
               Born - 14 Dec 1864 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  3 Sep 1956 Lafayette, IN
         sp- Minnie Idella RESER
               Born - 29 May 1870 Versailles, OH
               Mar. - 14 Jan 1888
               Died - 15 Jun 1955 Lafayette, IN
               Dau of William Henry RESER & Sarah Jane LYONS
         3 - Lillia Bell DAVIDSON
               Born - 28 Mar 1867 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 16 Mar 1930 Muncie, IN
         sp- Levi VON BRANDON
               Mar. - 10 Jun 1891
         3 - Henry DAVIDSON
               Born -  7 Mar 1869 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 20 Feb 1897 Versailles, OH
         sp- Cora Belle FITZGERALD
               Mar. - Apr 1895
         3 - --?-- DAVIDSON
               Born - 29 Nov 1870 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  4 Jan 1871 Darke Co., OH
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Robert DAVIDSON

           Born - 10 Jan 1828 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Died - 20 Jul 1864 Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD
           Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
My original information, often repeated, was that Robert was killed in Kentucky during the Civil War. However, his descendant Betty Woolley's 1992 book states he died in Maryland, as shown in this record. There are two stones for Robert in the English Cemetery, but no idea if the body was actually returned to Ohio for burial. One of the stones indicates that Robert was a member of Co. F, 152nd OVI.
     sp- Matilda BOTKINS
           Born - 17 Mar 1832 Shelby Co., OH
           Mar. - 11 Apr 1849 Shelby Co., OH
           Died - 21 Apr 1919 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
           Dau of William BOTKINS & Phebe
         3 - Hugh DAVIDSON
               Born - 22 Feb 1850 Shelby Co., OH
         sp- Concertia SAPP
               Mar. - 11 Feb 1868 Darke Co., OH
         3 - William DAVIDSON
               Born - 28 Feb 1852 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  8 Jun 1921
         sp- Sarah SWADNER
         3 - Elizabeth Jane DAVIDSON
               Born - 12 Aug 1853 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  5 Apr 1915 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Jacob F. BATTY
               Born - 1846
               Mar. - 24 Feb 1872 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 13 Jan 1936 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Johnston DAVIDSON
               Born -  4 Sep 1855 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  6 Aug 1856 Darke Co., OH
         3 - John Allen DAVIDSON
               Born - 13 Aug 1857 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 16 Oct 1869 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - Phoebe Ellen DAVIDSON
               Born - 10 Jan 1860 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 12 Sep 1943 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Francis Marlow LANICK
               Mar. - 23 May 1879 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Robert T. DAVIDSON
               Born -  6 Mar 1862 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died - 29 Apr 1921 Greenville, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Laura Bell OWENS
               Born - 17 Mar 1861 Shelby Co., OH
               Mar. - 15 Mar 1882 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  5 Feb 1914 Greenville, Darke Co., OH
         3 - James Calvin DAVIDSON
               Born -  6 Jul 1864 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Died -  7 Nov 1939 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Coppess Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Emma Adeline WISE
               Born - 12 Jan 1870 Versailles, Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 23 Aug 1885 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 17 Jul 1947 Sidney, Shelby Co., OH
               Bur. - Coppess Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Benjamin L. WISE & Anna Marie COPPESS
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Catherine DAVIDSON

           Born - 21 Sep 1830 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Died -  5 Aug 1909 Darke Co., OH
     sp- John Isaac DAVIDSON
           Born - 21 Feb 1830 Co. Antrim, IRE
           Mar. - 27 Oct 1853 Sidney, Shelby Co., OH
           Died -  9 Aug 1910 Darke Co., OH
           Son of James DAVIDSON & Jane WALKER
John's father James Davidson died in Ireland. James was most likely Cathy's father Hugh's brother. In June 1852, John, his brother William, and their mother Jane Walker Davidson came to U.S.
     3 - Mariah Elizabeth DAVIDSON
               Born - 27 Apr 1854 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  4 Jul 1921 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Jacob D. DUNLAP
               Born -  1 Nov 1851
               Mar. - 12 Mar 1874 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 22 Dec 1879 OH
               Bur. - Newport Reams Cm, Shelby Co., OH
         sp- William George CYPHERS
               Born - 23 Aug 1846 Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH
               Mar. - 10 May 1887 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 22 Apr 1931 Versailles, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - 23 Apr 1931 Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
He later married Rachel YORK, widow of Wm Henry PITTSENBARGER, who was a son Catherine's older sister.
         3 - Margaret J. DAVIDSON
               Born -  4 Mar 1856 Darke Co., Darke Co., OH
               Died - 27 Jan 1914 Darke Co., Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Harrison W. "Harry" RADABAUGH
               Born - 17 Jan 1856 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 28 Jun 1877 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 20 Feb 1923 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Son of Joseph RADABAUGH & Rebecca WARD
         3 - William James DAVIDSON
               Born - 15 Nov 1858 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  8 Aug 1939 Piqua, Miami Co., OH
               Bur. - Forest Hill Cem, Miami Co., OH
         sp- Susanna A. BATTY
               Born - 1869 Darke Co., OH
               Mar. - 22 Feb 1887 Sidney, OH
               Died -  8 Mar 1924 Miami Co., OH
               Bur. - Forest Hill Cem, Miami Co., OH
               Dau of August BATAILLE & Elizabeth NISCHWITZ
         3 - Rachel Ann DAVIDSON
               Born -  8 Jan 1861 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  9 Jul 1923 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Charles NISCHWITZ
               Born - 13 Mar 1861
               Mar. - 15 Mar 1883 Shelby Co., OH
               Died - 29 Dec 1937 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Greenlawn Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Son of George NISCHWITZ & Maria Louisa DE FLIGNEY
         3 - Mary Catherine DAVIDSON
               Born - 18 Mar 1863 Darke Co., OH
               Died -  5 Dec 1895 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- John G. "Irish" DAVIDSON
               Born - 15 Jun 1847 IRE
               Mar. -  1 May 1881 Shelby Co., OH
               Died - 20 Aug 1930 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - James Gordon DAVIDSON
               Born - 13 Dec 1867 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 21 Jun 1937 Webster, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Houston Cem, Shelby Co., OH
         sp- Dora CLAWSON
               Mar. -  5 Dec 1893 Shelby Co., OH, divorced
         sp- Mabelle DENNISON
               Born - 1880
               Mar. - 27 Feb 1905
               Died - 1922
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Rosemary REICH
               Mar. - Aft 1922
               Died - 1982
         3 - Samuel DAVIDSON
               Born - 1869 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1935 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         sp- Mary C. WILT
               Mar. - 25 Nov 1887 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH
         3 - Charles Edward DAVIDSON
               Born - 1870 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 1937 Centralia, WA
         3 - Jane Ida DAVIDSON
               Born -  5 Aug 1872 Darke Co., OH
               Died - Mar 1923 Piqua, Miami Co., OH
         sp- John BOHAM
               Mar. - 20 Jul 1895 Shelby Co., OH
         3 - Martha Bell DAVIDSON
               Born -  4 Sep 1874 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 29 May 1938 Shelby Co., OH
               Bur. - Graceland Cem, Shelby Co., OH
               Note - Grave marker says born 1875.
         sp- Charles Ashley DUNN
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