The Dumas & Morris Family Repository


The Dumas & Morris Family Repository


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picture Phebe DAVISON

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1773 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 1859 1
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Paul DAVISON 1
         Mother: Mary 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Abraham RUNDELL 1 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Living

      Sex: F


Parents
         Father: Dr. Peter DAVISON 1
         Mother: Mary RANKIN 1

Spouses and Children
1. Living
       Children:
                1. Living
                2. Living


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Prince DAVISON

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 20 Jul 1740 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Daniel DAVISON 1
         Mother: Martha BABCOCK 1


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Ruth Bliss DAVISON

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 17 Sep 1897 - ,, California, USA 1 2
    Christening: 
          Death: 4 Jun 1960 - , Alameda, California, USA 1 2
         Burial: After 4 Jun 1960 - Antioch, Contra Costa Co., CA 1


Parents
         Father: Seth DAVISON 1
         Mother: Harriet Greuhler VON BARM 1

Spouses and Children
1. Living


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Sarah DAVISON

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 30 Mar 1660 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Daniel DAVISON 3
         Mother: Margaret LOW 3

Spouses and Children
1. *Anthony DUKE 1 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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Seth DAVISON

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 19 May 1851 - Lake Zurich, Lake Co., IL 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 20 Sep 1919 - , Contra Costa, California, USA 1
         Burial: After 20 Sep 1919 - Antioch, Contra Costa Co., CA 1

Events
He had a residence in 1864 in ,, California, USA. 1


Parents
         Father: William DAVISON 1
         Mother: Mary Ann GRIDLEY 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Harriet Greuhler VON BARM 1 
       Marriage: 5 Sep 1894 - , Contra Costa, California, USA 1
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Esther Leona DAVISON 1
                2. Ruth Bliss DAVISON 1
                3. Alida Harriet DAVISON 1
                4. Leland Lincoln DAVISON 1
                5. Marion DAVISON 1


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Thomas DAVISON

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 2 Dec 1724 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Daniel DAVISON 3
         Mother: Margaret LOW 3

Spouses and Children
1. *Hanna TRACEY 1 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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William DAVISON

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 15 Mar 1705 1
    Christening: 22 Apr 1705 - Preston, New London, Connecticut, USA 1
          Death: 
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Peter DAVISON 3
         Mother: Ann MORGAN 1 3


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William DAVISON

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 1664
    Christening: 
          Death: 17 Jan 1730 4
         Burial: 


Parents
         Father: Daniel DAVISON 3
         Mother: Margaret LOW 3

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary 1 
       Marriage: 
         Status: 


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William DAVISON

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 4 Apr 1821 - Montgomery Co., NY 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 28 Sep 1885 - Antioch, Contra Costa Co., CA 1
         Burial: 

Events
He had a residence in 1836 in Lake Co., IL. 1


Parents
         Father: Caleb DAVISON 1
         Mother: Elizabeth WALRATH 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Mary Ann GRIDLEY 1 
       Marriage: 4 Apr 1846 - Lake Co., IL 1
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Ellen Seely DAVISON 1
                2. Eveline Walrath DAVISON 1
                3. Seth DAVISON 1

Notes
General:
William and Mary Davison crossed over the Nevada/California border one year after leaving Illinois. They marveled at their first glimpses of the gigantic California redwoods and the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

They found a home in Sonoma County and lived there for about a year, but were not please with the area. William and Seth traveled throughout the countryside, looking for a place that would suit them. They eventually found such a place "at the mouth of the San Joaquin river, where ocean-going vessels frequent and the climate is about perfect". (From, Crossing the Plains in '64, by Seth Davison.) Four years after leaving their Illinois home, they were now happy to finally settle in their new home, Antioch. On October 27, 1874, they were able to pay off the mortgage on their ranch home, to finally "be in debt to no man", as they were counseled by Mary's father, John Gridley.

Seth grew to manhood and married Hattie vonBarm, a local girl whose family had emigrated from Germany. Ellen went to school in San Francisco. Eva stayed on the ranch and kept a diary of the daily events in the Davison household. Neither Eva nor Ellen ever married. After William's death, Seth maintained the ranch, with his mother and sisters. Seth and Hattie had four children that grew up on the ranch.

Seth was a community leader, respected and admired by all. For a time he was President of the Bank of Antioch. He enjoyed his family and is remembered as especially loving children.

Sadness struck the family when Hattie died, along with their fifth child, Marion, due to complications at childbirth. She was only 36 years old and was loved by all those that knew her. After her heath, family ties were broken between the vonBarms (Hattie's parents) and the Davisons.

Seth died six years after Hattie. Leland, Seth's only son, inherited the ranch. After Lee's death, the ranch was inherited by Stanley Davison, his only son. Due to rising property taxes, Stanley was forced to sell the land, and today it is covered with homes.

One of the major streets in the subdivision of homes was named "Davison Drive".

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Sources


1 Toni Ann Mettier Mann, Davison Ancestry (URL: http://hometown.aol.com/lidajane10/dav.html).

2 Rootsweb, California Death Records (URL: http://userdb.rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi), WILLIAMSON RUTH B 09/17/1897 VANBARM F CALIFORNIA ALAMEDA(60) 06/04/1960 62 yrs.

3 Pat Hamp and Claren Bryson, The Burnham Clan (URL: http://www.burnhamclan.org/html/main.html).

4 Toni Ann Mettier Mann, Davison Ancestry (URL: http://hometown.aol.com/lidajane10/dav.html), Hamilton headstone, but he may have d 16 Jan 1728.


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