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Davisson to Davidson, Doddridge Co, WV
Posted by: Teresa Date: March 06, 2000 at 18:38:58
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I am confused as to why the children of Joseph David Davisson and Elvira Virginia Davis would change their name to Davidson. They were supposedly all born in Doddridge County. I understand there was also a "Davidson's Mill" in the family.

My grandmother was Elvira (aka Juanita) May Davidson. Her first married name was Swearingen (his first name is unknown). She then married my grandfather Joseph Russell Fleshman.

Any lead or tip is greatly appreciated.

Teresa
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Ancestors of Elvira May Davidson


Generation No. 1

Elvira May Davidson, born January 06, 1901 in West Union, Doddridge County, WV; died May 20, 1947. She was the daughter of Joseph David Davisson and Elvira Virginia Davis. She married (1) Fnu Swearingen (2) Joseph Russell Fleshman September 19, 1918 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.
       
Children of Elvira Davidson and Joseph Fleshman are:
Billy R. Fleshman.
Robert Fleshman.


Generation No. 2

Joseph David Davisson, born October 25, 1833 in Barbour County, Virginia; died 1886 in Doddridge, WV. He was the son of Benjamin C. Davisson and Mary Elizabeth Cottrill. He married Elvira Virginia Davis May 09, 1855 in Doddridge County, WV.

Elvira Virginia Davis, born March 12, 1836 in Doddridge County, North Virginia; died 1928. She was the daughter of Absalom Davis and Polina S. W. Davis.
       
Children of Joseph Davisson and Elvira Davis are:

Mary Paulina Davidson, b. Feb 08, 1856; d. April 08, 1942.

Olive Adelia Davidson, b. April 22, 1857; d. May 22, 1857.

Barbara Ella Davidson, b. July 07, 1859; d. 1938.

Joseph Devekman Davidson, b. Mar 16, 1861; d. Nov 19, 1947.

Jackson Lee Davidson, b. Sept 30, 1863; d. April 24, 1950.

Rachael Emzy Davidson, b. Feb 23, 1865; d. May 07, 1865.

John E. Davidson, b. April 02, 1866; d. December 08, 1941.

Julia Adeline Davidson, b. Oct 25, 1869; d. 1940.

Comodore Yancy Davidson, b. Oct 11, 1871; d. 1967.

Benjamin R. Davidson, b. June 08, 1873; died Aug 11, 1948.

Hettie Frances Davidson, b. July 21, 1875; d. June 1908.

Daisy Virginia Davidson, b. Nov 09, 1877.

George Ira Davidson, b. July 13, 1879; d. Nov 21, 1879.

Elvira May Davidson, b. Jan 06, 1901 in West Union, Doddridge County, WV; d. May 20, 1947.



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