This is the Davis Family Tree of Dekalb County, TN

Submitted by Cheryl Davis-Hollman
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Katherine DAVIS
John DAVIS born ca 1776 in, most likely, Virginia died ca 1843 in DeKalb Co, TN married Abigail DUNCAN born ca 1783 in, most likely, NC d. ca 1850 DeKalb Co, TN married ca 1800-01 in Rutherford Co, NC. They had several known children:

1. Aaron DAVIS ca 1805 TN
2. Solomon DAVIS born 23 August 1801 Rutherford Co, NC died 24 January 1885 in DeKalb Co, TN married Sarah L. PISTOLE on 3 January 1822 in TN and then married Anna KELLY.
3. Lewis Y. DAVIS born 1812 Smithville, TN married Nancy FITE. d. 1893
4. Joseph DAVIS born ca 1808 in Smithville, TN married Elizabeth
5. Elizabeth DAVIS b. ca 1802 NC d. ca 1870 married John Lewis LAURANCE b. 1799 NC d. 1865 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN m. ca 1823 Smith Co, TN
6. John DAVIS, Jr. born 1806 Smithville, TN died 4 August 1892 in DeKalb Co, TN married Elizabeth LAURANCE born 14 August 1820 and died 29 March 1889 in DeKalb Co, TN. They had several known children:

1a. Doctor Elbert DAVIS born 1840 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN m. Amanda MAXWELL March 15, 1860 DeKalb Co, TN
2a. William Carroll DAVIS born 3 September 1841 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN and died 9 September 1926 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN married  1) Eliza PAGE 29 August 1867  2) Thenia TRUSTY 29 March 1879
3a. Thomas Jefferson "T. J." DAVIS born 6 February 1843 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN died 12 October 1916 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN married Artemesca "Micy" Simpson 15 October 1868
4a. James Henderson DAVIS born 1846 Pisgah, DeKalb Co., TN died March 24, 1858 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN
5a. Catherine DAVIS born 14 December 1847 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN died 22 March 1902 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN married William Riley CAPLINGER 5 May 1867 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN
6a. Malissa DAVIS b. ca 1860 Hannah's Branch, DeKalb Co., TN m. D. G. Eaton November 26, 1882 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN
7a. John D. DAVIS born 3 August 1851 in Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN died 10 August 1836 in Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN married Martha C. FITE born 4 September 1855 on 26 January 1871 in DeKalb Co, TN. They had 13 children:

1b. Etta Maude "Netter" DAVIS born 1872 DeKalb Co, TN d. 1935 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, m. Grant BRATTEN Dec. 20, 1892 DeKalb Co, TN
2b. Haskell D. "Ascel" DAVIS b. May 1, 1882 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN d. July 15, 1960 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN m. Maggie WILLIAMS January 1, 1905 DeKalb Co, TN
3b. Bonnie DAVIS born February 14, 1893 DeKalb Co., TN d. October 1, 1921 DeKalb Co., TN m. James Elmer Hall September 20, 1913 DeKalb Co., TN
4b. Bernice Curl DAVIS born September 7, 1874 Smithville, DeKalb Co, TN d. July 25, 1955 Dowelltown, DeKalb Co, TN m. James C. "Jim" AMONETT June 21, 1891 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN
5b. Elsie L. DAVIS b. January 2, 1892 DeKalb Co., TN d. July 28, 1972 Dowelltown, DeKalb Co., TN m. Virgil Witt GIBBS October 17, 1915 DeKalb Co., TN
6b. William Harrison DAVIS b. 1888 DeKalb Co., TN d. 1925 DeKalb Co., TN m. Etta Lee TUBB April 20, 1919 DeKalb Co., TN
7b. Joe Ben DAVIS b. November 5, 1883 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN d. December 14, 1961 Alexandria, DeKalb Co, TN m. Minnie NIXON March 14, 1909 DeKalb Co., TN
8b. Margaret Bell "Maggie" DAVIS b. July 9, 1877 Davis Hollow, DeKalb Co., TN d. April 24, 1961 Alexandria, DeKalb Co., TN
9b. May DAVIS b. February 20, 1880 DeKalb Co., TN d. March 20, 1972 DeKalb Co., m. John F. TURNER August 25, 1929 DeKalb Co., TN
10b. Nealie DAVIS b. December 14, 1886 DeKalb Co., TN d. April 1, 1977 DeKalb Co., TN m. Donnell H. "Don" WILLIAMS September 18, 1909 DeKalb Co., TN
11b. Sidney Chester DAVIS b. 3 March 1886 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN d. August 26, 1977 Smithville, DeKalb Co, TN
12b. William M. "Bill" DAVIS b. September 18, 1875 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN d. January 4, 1964 Smithville, DeKalb Co, TN m. Martha Helen "Hela" CORLEY March 5, 1900 Smithville, DeKalb Co., TN
13b. Johnnie DAVIS b. 5 May 1895 Pisgah, DeKalb Co., TN and d. 9 December 1895 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN

Sidney Chester DAVIS married Erra Rose SCOTT born 2 February 1892 in Dismal, DeKalb Co, TN and died in April 10, 1978 in DeKalb Co, TN. They had 5 children:

1c. Reba Aileen DAVIS b. October 28, 1911 d. September 27, 1956 Pisgah, DeKalb Co., TN. m. Henry Phocian Wright July 17, 1929 DeKalb Co., TN
2c. Bette Jo DAVIS b. (living) ... married  1) Cantrell  2) Hall  3) David MacBride
3c. Wilbert L. DAVIS b. August 22, 1919 Smithville, DeKalb Co, TN d. February 27, 1963 Pisgah, DeKalb Co, TN
4c. David B. DAVIS b. (living)...
5c. Sidney Chester DAVIS Jr. b. June 20, 1926 Smithville DeKalb Co., TN d. November 12, 1973 Bedford Co., VA

David B. Davis married Shirley Jean WILSON b. July 29, 1926 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, UT d. Oct 12, 2001 Stockton, San Joaquin Co, CA and they had 4 children:

1d. Jeffrey Lynn DAVIS
2d. Kirk Steven DAVIS b. 29 July 1950 Palo Alto, CA d. 24 July 1998 Bosnia
3d. Dennis Gary DAVIS b. 29 July 1950 Palo Alto, CA d. October 1950 Sunnyvale, CA
4d. Cheryl Lea DAVIS