Len Davis and Sarah Stitts, Uvalde County, TX: Family history/Genealogy
Family History, Photos, Documents, Genealogy of Len Davis and Sarah Stitts (Name mispelled in records: Stits, Stets, Steitz, Stelle) of Uvalde County, Texas. Len was son of Lycurgus Jefferson "Cug" Davis and Mary Alice 'Allie' Miller of Limestone Co.,/Bandera Co., TX. (Updated on 01/16/2015.)

Len Davis and Sarah Stitts
of Uvalde County, Texas

Daughter: D. M. 1938: Len and Sarah's daughter.

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Martin Steitz (age 51) immigration on the ship MAIN in NY Port. This is possible father of Martin Aubrey Stitts b. 1857. ??

LEN DAVIS (s/o LYCURGUS CUG JEFFERSON, s/o DAVID FORT, s/o ISAAC) was born October 26, 1897 on Bob Thompson Ranch 7 mi N. of Utopia, Bandera Co., TX, and died November 08, 1977 in Uvalde, Uvalde Co,. TX. Burial: Concan Cemetery.

He married SARAH RUTH STITTS October 09, 1920, daughter of MARTIN STITTS and Unknown ____ . She was born 1903, and died 1992. Burial: Concan Cemetery.

(I have copy of Len's birth certificate. If any one wants a copy.) Len was a great trapper of wild animals and loved the outdoor life. He hunted all over South and West Texas. He was buried in a panther hide vest. Several years before his death, he killed a panther, skinned it and had the hide treated. SRC

Children of LEN and SARAH:
i. Waring L. DAVIS, b.1921, TX/d. ___

ii. Jencie Lee Davis, b.1922, TX/d.abt 2000, Colorado.

iii. Marjorie Ruth Davis, b.4 Apr 1923 /d.15 Mar 2003, Uvalde, TX. Burial Concan Cemetery.

(Marjorie given name was "Margie" but she preferred Majorie. Marjorie and I went to a Davis reunion at Blanco, Texas and had a great time. She and I spent many hours 'rattlin them ole bones in the closet'. Marjorie was very proud of her family. While Marjorie had heart surgery in Houston, RT died at home. She was so sad that she had not been with him. There was never a kinder person than Marjorie. I went to see Marjorie in the NH and she told me not to worry about her. "I'm not going to die til I can do it dramaticly with all my family at my bedside". We laughed together about that. I wish she was here to help me write her stories. She told me so many stories, I can never tell them like she did. SRC)

iv. Female Davis, b.1925
v. Living Male Davis, b.1929
vi. Living Female Davis, b.1933
vii. Living Female Davis, b.1935

Generation No. 1 1. Stitts, Unknown1 was born Abt. 1830 in Poland. (Family said: Parents brought Martin from Poland, landed at Indianola, TX about 1854. Err?

Child of Stitts is: + 2 i. Martin Aubrey2 Stitts, born Abt. 1857. "Martin Aubrey Stitts was born in Poland and parents brought him to Indianola abt 1854-60. Another story is that the family immigrated in 1839 and Martin A. was born 1856 in Texas. Marjorie said she was told the long trip on the ship was horrible. It was over crowded. There was not much food and the water was bad. A Stitts infant took sick and died. They wraped the infant in an old silk dress and slipped the small body over the side into the ocean." Marjorie said.

Generation No. 2
2. Martin Aubrey2 Stitts (Stitts1) was born Abt. 1857 TX. He married (1) Josephine Reynolds, Dec 16, 1881 in Atascosa County, TX, she was born 18 Dec 1860, TX and died May 1885, Kingston, Sierra Co NM (died at age 24).
*TX marriage coll: Martin Stitz , Spouse: Josephine Reynolds, Marriage: 16 Dec 1881 - Atascosa, Texas.
Source OneWorldTree: Martin Aubrey Stitz died 21 Oct 1923, Burial Concan Cem, Concan, TX off Hwy 127 (or Boerne, TX.)(was 66 at death). (Keep in mind, I do not have document.)

Children of Martin Stitts and Josephine Reynolds are:

i. Leroy Lee Stitts (Stitz), 07 Dec 1881 Pipe Creek, Bandera Co., TX- Died abt 1952.

ii. Johnny Stits(Stitz), abt 1883- __ .

iii. Hiram Bud Stits. 09 Feb 1885, Kingston, Sierra County, NM -Died abt 1964. Hiram was 3 months old when his mother died.

Martin married (2) . Unknown abt 1896. She was born _____ and died ______ . (No documents)

Children of Martin Stitts and Unknown are:

i. Josie Elizziebeth3 Stitts, born February 07, 1897 in Runge. TX; died Abt. 1987 in Uvalde, TX. : Burial: Hillcrest Cem. Uvalde TX.

ii. Milam Aubrey Buster Stitts, born March 04, 1900; died Abt. 1987. Burial: Boerne, TX.

+ iii. Sarah Ruth Stitts, born September 26, 1902 in Real Co., TX; died 1992 in Campwood, Real Co., TX.

iv. George Richard Stitts, born March 29, 1905; died in Uvalde Co., TX. Burial: Hillcrest Cem., Uvalde TX.
Birth: STITTS, FRANCIS ELIZABETH born to LORRENA WHITE and RICHARD STETTS (Is this George Richard Stitts b.1905?), date Dec. 7, 1929, female, UVALDE, TX. (Marjorie talked of Aunt Lorena)

1930 census Precinct 4, Uvalde, TX: George Richard Stitts 25, 1905, TX, rancher/wife Forena (Is this Marjorie's Aunt Lorena?) F Stitts 21, 1917/ dau Living Stitts 3/12, 1930. (George R. b.1905 is brother of Sarah Ruth)

Who is this? Stitts, James Robert b.6-19-1926, male, born to Georgia Canion & James V. Stitts in Uvalde Co., TX ... Source: http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/uvalde/vitals/births/1926/uvalb26.txt

v. Linnie Stitts, born March 27, 1908; died Abt. 1911. Age 3 years.

vi. Della Stitts, born May 24, 1910 in poss Real Co., TX; died in San Antonio, TX. She married Steve Hobbermaker. Della Stitts:Burial: Old Cem. Uvalde, TX.

Martin married (2) . Mary Elizabeth Lizzie Fields after 1910. She was born February 12, 1872 in Ark. and died October 21, 1917 in Sabinal Canyon. Burial: Concan Cem., Uvalde Co., TX. Mary E. had a Bible presented to her by A. D. Pate. said Marjorie.

Children of Martin Stitts and Lizzie are:
i. Robert E Stitts, born May 20, 1915; died May 20, 1915. (Not sure of this child. Could be Robert James Stitts born to 3rd wife Lizzie. No documents.)

Generation No. 3

5. Sarah Ruth3 Stitts (Martin Aubrey2, Stitts1) was born September 26, 1902 in Real Co., TX, and died 1992 in Campwood, Real Co., TX. She married Len Davis October 09, 1920, son of Lycurgus Davis and Mary Miller. He was born October 26, 1897 in Bob Thompson Ranch 7 mi N of Utopia, Bandera Co., TX, and died November 08, 1977 in Uvalde, Uvalde Co,. TX. Both are buried: Concan Cem., Uvade Co., TX.
1910 Uvalde Co., TX Census: on Sabinal Rd.: Stits. Martin A., 53; Lizzie 38, Ark; Josie _ ; Sarah Lou 7 (This is Sarah Ruth b.1902); ( Martin's parents b. in Poland) 15-129-1B. "Sarah's mother died in the Sabinal Canyon when Sarah was 15 about 1917. ??" Marjorie said.
(I have copy of Len's birth cert. SRC)

Children of Sarah Stitts and Len Davis are:
+ i. Waring Lyn Davis 1921- ____ .
ii. Jencie Lee Davis, 1922.
iii. D. M. Davis, b.______ ,
13 iv. Marjorie Ruth4 Davis, born Abt. 1924. Died abt 2003, Amistad NH, Uvalde, Uvalde Co., TX. Burial Concan Cemetery.
v. Living Female Davis, born abt 1926
vi. Earlie Ray Davis, born 19 Feb 1929.

Generation No. 4
13. Marjorie Ruth4 Davis (Sarah Ruth3 Stitts, Martin Aubrey2, Stitts1) was born Abt. 1924. She married (1) Willie Orville Woody. He was born Abt. 1923 in poss Mart, TX, and died 1943 in Prison camp WWII. (No documents)
She married (2) Richard Travis Walts, son of Walts and Anna Madrey. He was born Abt. 1920 in Limestone Co. TX, and died in Uvalde Co. TX, Burial: Concan Cem., Uvade Co., TX.

Child of Marjorie Davis and Willie Woody is:
16 i. Living Female Woody.

Children of Marjorie Davis and Richard Walts are:
17i . Living Male Walts
18ii. Michael Earl Walts, born 15 Jul 1950 - died 13 May 2006 in San Antonio, TX. Michael did marry and have children.

Searching records is really a puzzle.
The census taker wrote the names as they heard them. Not always correct. Here are my notes. Please email to add or correct.

>Kin? Document: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about David Stitts. Name: David Stitts, Year: 1839, Place: Texas, Source Publication Code: 9728.7. Source Bibliography: WHITE, GIFFORD. The First Settlers of Houston County, Texas. St. Louis, Mo.: Ingmire Pub., 1983. 35p. Page: 17.

1860 Cedar Creek, Madison Co Ark, PO: Clifty: Levis Stelle, 34, (Levi Stitts b.1826, grand father of Sarah Ruth?) 1826, Miss, farmer/wife Martha Stelle, 32, 1828, Tenn/son Thomas Stelle, 14, 1846, Miss/dau Missouri Stelle, 10, Miss/son Elvin Stelle, 8, 1852, Miss/ son William Stites, 6, 1854, Miss/son Martin (Martin Stitts, father of Sarah Ruth b.1920?) Stites, 4, 1856, Ark/dau Susan Stites, 2, Miss/dau Mary Stites, 3/12, 1860, Ark.

nearby is Joel C. Stites, 36, 1824, (brother to Levi b.1826?) Ark, farmer/wife Elizabeth, 36, 1824, Ark/son William T., 17, 1843, Ark/6 more children, last 3 born in Ark.

1870 St Louis Ward 11, Saint Louis, MO: Martin Stites 35, 1835 in Prussia,(brother to Levi b.1826 and Joel b.1824?) butcher $3000/$500, White, Male/wife Frances 28, 1842, Prussia/son Martin, 10, 1860, MO/dau Mary, 7, MO/son John 5, MO/dau Anna, 2, MO/dau Cecelia, 5 mos, 1870, MO. (1880 Martin goes to Seguin TX with different wife? In 1900 he goes back to MO.??)

(Possible Stits family?? census very POOR... ancestry.com) 1870 Census Helena, Karnes, Texas: Head: John Hidy, 45, 1825, Prussia, M, White, /Larissa Hidy, 35, 1835, Prussia, F, /Robt Hidy, 15, 1855, Texas ,M/ M Hidy, 10, 1860, F, TX / Francisca Hidy, 8, 1862, Texas, F/ John Hidy, 7, 1863, M, Texas / Agnatie Hidy, 1, 1869, F, Texas.

1880 Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas; Martin (Stitts) Stitch 45, (b.abt 1835), Germany, parents born in Germany, farming/wife Anna, 29, (b.abt 1849)/son Charley Stitch, 8, TX/son George Stitch, 5, TX. (Different wife?)

1880 Buena Vista, Columbia, Ark: head Robt. J. Fields, 28 (1852) Ark, SC, Ala, farmer/wife Amie (Annie) Fields 26/ dau Mary E. Fields 8, 1872, (could be LIZZIE b. 2-12-1872 married 12-4-1887 to J. A. McDaniel?)/dau Letha L. Fields 6 (1874)/son Robt. E. Fields 4, 1876/son Stonewall J. Fields, 1.

Next door: 1880 Buena Vista, Columbia, Ark: (possibly Robert's mother??) Eliz Fields 51, 1829, Al, TN, Virginia/son Eli 18, 1862 Ark, SC, Ala.

1900 Justice Precinct 5, Karnes, Texas: R J Fields, 48, Ark, SC, Ala, farmer/wife N A Fields, 46, Ark, Ala, Ala/son C E Fields, 24, Ark/son L W Fields 19 Ark/dau Ruth Fields, 5, TX/grandson Virgil Mcdaniel, 11, 1889 (son of Lizzie and J A McDaniel?) Ark.

1900 St Louis Ward 17, Saint Louis, Missouri: Martin Stetz 65, May 1835, Germany, Germany, Germany/wife Julia 58, April 1842, MO, Germany, Germany/dau Katie 29, May 1871 MO/dau Cora 24, April 1876, MO/dau Berdie 21, July 1878, MO/dau Nettie 19, May 1881, MO/son Edwin 16, May 1884, MO. (Different wife in 1870 but same age.) (Is this Martin b.1835 uncle of Martin A., b.1857?)

1900 Justice Precinct 1, Medina, Texas: Mark (Martin A. Stitts father of Sarah Ruth) Stets 43, Mar. 1857/wife Lizzie (Is this Mary E. Lizzie Fields b.1872, dau of Robert Fields and exwife of J A McDaniel?) Stets, 28, Feb. 12, 1872, maried 4 yr, had 4 children, 3 living/son Lee Stets 16, Jan. 1884, /son Hiram Stets 14, Feb. 1886/ dau Josie Stets, 3, Feb. 1897/son Aurbray Stets, 2/12, Mar. 1900/stepson Jacob A McDaniel, 5, Nov. 1894, Ark. (Marjorie said Josie's mother died when Josie real was young.)

"Lizzie (b.2-12-1872/d.10-21-1917) married 12-4-1887 to J. A. McDaniel (b.1863/d.1894) had children: Virgil 7-2-1889; Mary Jane b.7-22-1891/d.1895; Jacob b.?-1894. Written in Stits Bible owned by Lynda Bailey". Marjorie said.

"Sarah Ruth Stitts mother died about 1918". Marjorie said.

1910 Justice Precinct 4, Sabinal Rd, Uvalde Co., TX: Martin A Stits 53, 1857, TX, Poland, Poland, General farming/wife Lizzie Stits 38, Ark, Ark, Ark/dau Josie E Stits 13, TX, TX Ark/son Aubrey Stits 10/dau Sarah Lou (Ruth) Stits 7, 1903/son George R Stits 5/stepsons Virgil McDaniel 20/Jacob A McDaniel, 15. (Martin's parents born in Poland) 15-129-1B.

1910 Justice Precinct 1, Medina, TX: John Stitz 47, 1863, TX, Germany, Germany, widowed, farm work/son James Stitz 16, 1894/dau Lillie Stitz 15/son Frank Stitz 14/dau Lizzie Stitz, 12/dau Mamie Stitz 9. (John b.1863 possible brother to Martin b.1857? Parents of both are from Germany.)

1910 Justice Precinct 4, Bandera, TX: Loucergust J David 47, TX, KY, KY, farmer/wife Margret David 46, TX, US, US/dau Rosa Ethel David 18, TX, TX, TX/son Fort David 16, TX, TX, TX/son Len David 13/son Lon David 13/ dau Maggie M David 10/son Charles David 8/son MS William (William McKinley) David 5/son Jesse David, 3, 1907. (Err: this is L J Davis family)

Next to Isaac N. Fletcher, (father in law of Mollie Davis Fletcher) 59, TX MO, Ill, farmer/Virginia L., 57, MO, MO, MO/ grandson Jesse 6, TX.

Next to Geo H Brown 44, Brooksie Davis Brown, 29 (Cug and Allies oldest child.) and 5 children.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918: Name: Len Davis, Bandera, Texas, Birth: 26 Oct 1897 Race: White, Roll: 1927361. Joined National Guard Sept 12, 1918, Utopia, Bandera Co., TX, age 20, med height, med weight, gray eyes, light hair, occupation: none, father L J Davis, signed Len Davis. L D Bounds, registar. (copied document)

1920 Justice Precinct 4, Uvalde, TX: M A Stitts 59, 1861, TX, TX, Ark/dau Josie Stitts 22, 1898/ son Milam Stitts 19, 1901/dau Sarah Ruth Stitts 17, 1903/son Geo. R Stitts 14 (1906)/dau Della Stitts 10, 1910. (Martin's second wife Lizzie is deceased??)

1920 Sabinal, Uvalde, TX: L J Davis 58, 1862, renting, (262/230 living on Kennedy Ave.) TX, KY, KY, widower, hauling wood/ Len Davis 22, 1898, working out / Mack Davis 15, 1905, labor stock farm. Jesse Lee Davis, 13, was living with another family.

1930 Precinct 4, Uvalde, TX: Len Davis 33, TX, TX, TX, home rent, ranch hand, married at 25 wife Sarah R Davis 27, TX, TX, TX, married at 18 / son Waring L Davis 8, TX, TX, TX / dau Marjorie J Davis 6/ dau D M Davis 5/ dau Jencie L Davis 2 1/12/ son E R Davis 1 1/12.

1930 Precinct 4, Uvalde, Texas: George Richard Stitts 25, 1905, TX, rancher/wife Forena F Stitts 21, 1917/ dau Living Stitts 3/12, 1930. (George R. b.1905 is brother of Sarah Ruth)

1930 Precinct 3, Edwards, TX: Buster Stitts, age 30, 1900, (Buster Milam Aubrey b. March 1900 is brother to George R. and Sarah Ruth.) b.TX, single, white, hired hand with Thomas J Dragos 55, 1875, and family. Stock farmer.

1930 Precinct 3, Real, Texas: Hays W Taylor 49, May Taylor 44, Gladys M Taylor 18, nephew James R Stitts, 9, 1921. (How is he kin? Marjorie said a son of Martin and Lizzie named Robert James Stitts b.5.20.1915 and died same day.)

Record: Lynn Davis, Last Residence: Uvalde, Uvalde, Texas, Born: 26 Oct 1897 Died: Nov 1977

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