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Reece  Davis 

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James Monroe Davis
7/18/1831 - 12/28/1918

Mary Jane Ward
3/26/1838 - 3/21/1921
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Reece Davis
3/28/1867 - 11/3/1914
Reece Davis was born on March 28, 1867 somewhere in Alabama and died on November 3, 1914 in Liberty Co., Florida. He lived to be 47 years old.

On Aug.1, 1901 he married Elvira "Elvy" Trice in Wakulla Co. FL. Their children were Jeff (8/1/1903 -5/3/1984),George Washington (1907), Mable 2/23/1912 -8/9/1915) & Reece (abt. 1914).
Census7/22/1870 AL (Geneva County) 3 yrs old 
Recorded as family #229: James Davis (age 39), Moay (age 32), Julia (age 12), Jonas (age 10), James M. (age 8), John G. (age 7), Mealissee (age 5), Reacy (age 3), Allen (age 1). Everyone was born is AL except James who was born in GA. James states his occupation as farmer and estimates the value of his real estate to be $300 and personal estate $1, 063. Julia and Jonas attended school within the last year and Mary cannot read or write. 
Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1870: Geneva County was created two years prior to this census on December 26, 1868 from Coffee, Dale, and Henry Counties. It is located near the Choctawhatchee River.. The Freedmen's Bureau, formed after the Civil War, managed this land until they were abolished in 1868 by the US Congress. They were committed to the supervision and management of all abandoned lands and the control of all subjects relating to refugees and freedmen. Members of this group harassed settlers by taking bribes and acquired lands they were to protect during the time leading up to their disbandment. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/11/1880 District 79, East Half AL (Geneva County) 13 yrs old 
The family of James M. Davis is listed as: Mary (wife, age 41), Julia (daughter, age 21), Jonas (son, 19), James M. (son, 17), John G. (son, 16), Malissy (daughter, 18), Ramsy (daughter, 11), Allen (son, 9), Arisy [Nicey] (daughter, 7), Susan (daughter, 5), Betsy (daughter, 3), Carrie (daughter, 1) and Joseph (son, 10 months). The three oldest sons list their occupation as day laborers. James lists his as farmer. Everyone was born in AL except James Sr., who was born in Georgia. His father was born in AL and mother GA. Mary keeps house, born in GA, as were her parents.  
Census6/4/1900 Sopchoppy FL (Wakulla County) 33 yrs old 
family # 45 - Elzie Lewis (age 31 - May 1869), (his mother)Margret A. Lewis (50 - June 1849), brother -Lem Lewis (22 - Feb. 1878), brother -Ben Lewis (19 - May.1881) & border -Rus Davis (33 - May 1867). Elize, Lem and Ben were born in FL, Margret in SC, as were her parents and Rus in AL, as were his parents. Margret is a widow, she had six children, fire are living. Elize is a farmer, Lem, Bem and Rus work in the timbering industry.

Living next door his brother #44 - John Davis (age 36 -July 1863)and family.  
Marriage8/1/1901 FL (Wakulla County) 34 yrs old 
Reece Davis married Elvira Trice on Aug. 1, 1901 in Wakulla Co. FL. Book 1, page 165 
Census5/13/1910 FL (Liberty County) 43 yrs old 
family#18 - Reece Davis (age 44), Elvy (24), Jeff (7), George W. (3) & Mayble (1). Reece was born in AL, as were his parents. All others born in FL. Elvy's mother was born in GA and her father in FL. Reese works in the Turpentine industry.  
Graveyard/Tombstone11/3/1914 Smith Creek Cem. FL (Wakulla County) 47 yrs old 
Reese Davis - Mar. 28, 1867 to Nov. 3, 1914

two of Reece's children:
Jeff Davis - Aug. 1, 1903 to May 3, 1984 Mable Davis - Feb. 29, 1912 to Aug. 9, 1915  

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3 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
15 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
16 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
17 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
39 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
2 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
10 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
12 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
22 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
28 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
30 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
33 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
33 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
34 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
35 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
36 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
37 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
39 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
39 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
39 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
45 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
46 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
47 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
15 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
18 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
41 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
45 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
46 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
1 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
8 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
9 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
42 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
43 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
42 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
47 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.

Elvira Trice
Born on May 16, 1886 and died on September 15, 1929.
They were married 8/1/1901.

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The Children of Reece Davis

68 years old
George Washington Davis
Born somewhere in Florida on February 24, 1907 and died somewhere in Florida about 1980. He was about 72 years old.

He married in abt. 1928 to Mary Sue Williamson (abt. 1910).

Their children were:
Joe Reese
M. June
J. Thomas "Tommy" ...
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