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John
DAVIS
son of William DAVIS and Isabella SCOTT
born 4 January 1804, Allegheny Co. PA--died 4 December 1880, Beaver Co. PA

married
Margaret FLANEGIN, 22 June 1837
born 17 March 1820, Elizabethtown, PA--died 10 November 1893, Beaver Co., PA
daughter of Francis Connor FLANEGIN and Sarah CRITES


Children:
Francis Flanegin DAVIS, b. 2 June 1838, Beaver Co. PA, d. ca 1902, married Sarah Boyd REED
William R. DAVIS,
b. 13 December 1839, married Rebbeca ABBY

John DAVIS II,
b. 3 June 1842, d. ca 1914, married Mary Jane HICKS
Henry F. DAVIS,
b. 2 September 1844, Beaver Co. PA, d. 1913,
James DAVIS,
b. 30 August 1846, Beaver Co. PA, d. ca 1888, married Susan C. ENGLE

Sarah DAVIS,
b. 17 August 1848, married William WILSON
Margaret DAVIS,
b. 28 June 1850, married William USSELTON
Elizabeth DAVIS,
b. 5 October 1852, Beaver Co. PA, married Jonathan Cross TUCKER
Hugh DAVIS,
b. 18 September 1854, Beaver Co. PA, married Naomi REED

Emma DAVIS,
b. 18 January 1857, Beaver Co. PA, married Hiram HICKS
Mayes Smith DAVIS,
b. 23 June 1860, Beaver Co. PA, d. ca 1916, married Anna FORNER

1850 census; John Davis (47) born 1803 PA wife Margaret Davis (30) born 1820 PA, son Francis (12) b. 1838 PA, son William (10) b. 1840 PA, son John (8) b. 1842 PA, son Henry (6) b. 1844 PA, son James (4) b. 1846 PA, daughter Sarah (2) b. 1848 PA, residence Independence, Beaver Co. PA

1860 census; John Davis (56) born 1804 PA; Margaret Davis (43) b. 1817 PA, son William (20) b. 1840 PA, son John (18) b. 1842 PA, son Henry (16) b. 1844 PA, son James (14) b. 1846 PA, daughter Sarah (12) b. 1848 PA, daughter Margaret (10) b. 1850 PA, daughter Elizabeth (8) b. 1852 PA, son Hugh (6) b. 1854 PA, daughter Emma (4) b. 1856 PA, son Smith (1m) b. 1860 PA; residence Moon, Beaver Co. PA.

1870 census; John Davis (65) born 1805 PA; Margaret Davis (50) b. 1820 PA, son James (22) b. 1848 PA, son Hugh (14) b. 1856 PA, daughter Emma (12) b. 1858 PA, son Smith (10) b. 1860 PA, daughter Ida (8) b. 1862 PA; residence Moon, Beaver Co. PA. .

1880 census; John Davis (76) born 1804 PA; Margaret Davis (60) b. 1820 PA, son Smith Davis (20) b. 1860 PA; daughter-in-law Anna Davis (17) b. 1863 PA, granddaughter Maggie Wilson (15) b. 1865 PA, granddaughter "infant" Davis (1m) b. 1880 PA; residence Moon, Beaver Co. PA. .

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Copied from the book "Record of the Davis Family of Beaver Co. PA 1756-1932".

John was the youngest of eleven children. He was the only child of William Davis, who was mentioned in his father's Federal Pension Application. He was a small boy when his family moved to Moon Twp. in Beaver Co. PA about 1810. After the death of his mother, John made his home with of his mother's people in Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), PA and found employment in a local boatyard. See History of Beaver Co. PA, p. 840-841 and Busman, Beaver Co. PA, p. 405.
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The following information researched by Bob Todd, 8550 Yoder Street, Manassas, VA 22110-5880. Phone 703-369-3360
John Davis (1/4/1804-12/4/1880), the fifth son and the youngest of the eleven children of William and Izabella Scott Davis, was born at Middletown (now Coraopolis), Allegheny Co, PA. John was the only child of William Davis, who was mentioned in his father's Federal Pension Application. He was only a small boy when his family removed to Moon Twp in Beaver County, PA about 1810. After the death of his mother, John made his home with some of his mother's people in Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), PA and found employment in a local boatyard. There he met Margaret Flanegin, whom he married on 6/22/1837. Margaret (3/17/1820-11/10/1893) the daughter of Francis Conner (O'Conner) and Sarah (Crites) Flanegin was born in Elizabethtown, PA.

John and Margaret Flanegin Davis established their home on 200 acres on Raccoon Creek, near Independence, PA, a few miles from the home of his brother, Henry Davis. The log house they built was still standing, unoccupied, in 1930. A cluster of fox grapes in the rear and a spray of wisteria climbing over the front porch are silent witness of the frugality of the master and delicate taste of the mistress. As the family became larger, the one-story log house was extended toward the creek until it was necessary to curtail further improvements or move the course of the creek. Then John and Margaret Davis purchased and occupied the property of John's sister, Elizabeth (Davis) Edwards, near the Davis school house.

John was a man of sterling qualities. His piety was genuine. The family altar, which has always been an institution in the Davis Clan, was early established in his home. The large family wagon was regularly at the front gate on the Lord's Day, not as command but as a gentle reminder that all members of the family were expected to attend church. In politics John was a prominent republican, but not an office seeker.

Margaret was beloved of all who knew her. She possessed a fine courage accompanied by a keen sense of humor, which enabled her to guide her household and accomplish tasks that would daunt many a modern women. In her early married life she rode horseback from her home on Raccoon Creek to the home of her parents at Elizabethtown, carrying her first child with her, for the admiration of his grandparents.

Her husband acknowledged that she had better "business sense" than he had and consulted her in all his affairs. One of their most profitable occupations was the production of wool. They kept large flocks of sheep. On one occasion, John Davis took a load of wool to market, sent the empty wagon home in charge of one of his sons and remained for the "pay-off". Late that night he walked home, along unfrequented roads, with five hundred dollars in silver in a flour bag over his shoulder.

John and Margaret had twelve children: Francis Flanegin, William, John II, Henry F, James X, Sarah, Margaret, Elizabeth, Hugh, Emma, Mayes Smith and Ida (b c 1861) Davis. John and Margaret died at Independence and are buried in the North Branch Cemetery.


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Francis Flanegin DAVIS
born 2 June 1838, Beaver Co. PA--died ca 1902

married
Sarah Boyd REED, ca 1858
born ca 1842--died ca 1914
daughter of Thomas REED and Frances "Fanny" IRWIN
 


Children:
Thomas R. DAVIS, b. 4 April 1860 PA; d. 26 November 1866
Fannie DAVIS, b. 1862; d. 28 April 1937 (see below)
John F. DAVIS, b. June 1869 PA; married Alberta Margaret TAYLOR


1850 census; John Davis (47) born 1803 PA wife Margaret Davis (30) born 1820 PA, son Francis (12) b. 1838 PA, son William (10) b. 1840 PA, son John (8) b. 1842 PA, son Henry (6) b. 1844 PA, son James (4) b. 1846 PA, daughter Sarah (2) b. 1848 PA, residence Independence, Beaver Co. PA

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Copied from the book "Record of the Davis Family of Beaver Co. PA 1756-1932".

Francis studied medicine and enlisted in the Union Army as assistant surgeon of the 168th PA Infantry. He was admitted to the Beaver Co. PA Medical Society in 1865. After the war, he established a practice in Oil City, PA, where he became an honored physician and citizen. See Busman, Beaver Co. PA, pages 391 and 499 and 1913 History of Allegheny Valley.
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The following information researched by Bob Todd, 8550 Yoder Street, Manassas, VA 22110-5880. Phone 703-369-3360
Dr. Francis Flanegin Davis (6/2/1838-10/31/1902) married Sarah Boyd Reed (6/1841-1922), the daughter of Thomas and Frances "Fanny" (Irwin) Reed, and they had three children: Thomas R (4/4/1860-11/26/1866), John F. and Fannie Davis.
Francis and Sarah were divorced before 1880. In the 1880 Oil City, PA census, Sarah is listed as 48 years old and divorced. John who is 10 years old is living with her. In the 1880 census Francis' wife is listed as Mary who is 25 years old and in the 1900 Census his wife is listed as Mary E. Davis, born 12/1855 in PA and she had 2 children. Sarah was living in Oil City in 1900, 1910, 1913 & 1920 but was not mentioned in the above BIO. Neither Francis or Sarah are listed in the 1870 Census.
On the day of Francis's funeral all, business houses in Oil City, PA were closed, a rare tribute to a physician. F. F. and Sarah are buried in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, PA. The biography from the History of Venango County, PA published in 1890 which details his life is reproduced below.
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F. F. Davis, Physician and surgeon, was born June 2, 1838, near the village of Independence in what was than Hopewell township, Beaver county, Pennsylvania. He was the oldest of twelve children of John and Margaret Davis, both father and mother having been born and reared in Allegheny county, this state. Our subject was educated in the common schools and Beaver Academy. He read medicine in the office of Doctor J. S. Elliott, now of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and entered the medical department of the University of Michigan in the fall of 1861, graduating from that institution in 1867.

He entered the army as assistant surgeon of the Hundred and Twenty-First Pennsylvania Volunteers {9/9/1863-6/2/1865}, with which regiment he served to the close of hostilities, being discharged from the service June 2, 1865. (He had a previous tour with 168th Pennsylvania Volunteers 10/24/1862-7/25/1863). At the close of the war he located in Oil City, where he has continued to practice medicine and surgery ever since. During the period from December, 1867, to November, 1871 or 1872, he edited the Venango Republican, the only newspaper published in Oil City during that time. He is a member of the Oil City Medical Club, the Venango County Medical Society, the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, and the American Medical Association. He is also a member of and examining surgeon for Lodge No. 14, A. O. U. W., and Evans Post, G. A. R. He was appointed surgeon for the Allegheny Valley railroad in 1871 and still holds that position; he has also served in a similar capacity for a number of years for the Western New Fork and Pennsylvania railroad, and for the Oil City and Ridgeway road.
He was appointed United States examining surgeon December 13, 1873, and filled that position from that time till the organization of the Oil City pension board, which took place about June 26, 1884; of this board he was made president and served as such until removed by the Cleveland administration, December 8, 1885. He was reappointed examining surgeon for pensions, June l, 1889, made a member of the Oil City pension board October 15, 1889, and is secretary of the same.
He is serving his nineteenth year as school director. He has two children; the eldest, Fannie, is first assistant teacher of the Oil City high school, and John F. is a student in the Western Pennsylvania Medical College at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Dr. Fannie Davis (1862-4/28/1937) also studied medicine and established a practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She was living in Oil City in 1932. DAR# 24387


 


Mayes Smith DAVIS
born 23 June 1860, Beaver Co. PA--died 1916, Pittsburgh, PA

married
Anna FORNER, ca 1879
 


Children:
Marie DAVIS, married Charles William MARTON, had a son Smith Davis MARTIN.
Faye DAVIS, married Walter A. FELTYBERGER, had a daughter Anna Mary "Babe" FELTYBERGER
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Deceased American physicians; Mayes Smith Davis, born 1861; died 1916, Pittsburgh, PA

1860 census; John Davis (56) born 1804 PA; Margaret Davis (43) b. 1817 PA, son William (20) b. 1840 PA, son John (18) b. 1842 PA, son Henry (16) b. 1844 PA, son James (14) b. 1846 PA, daughter Sarah (12) b. 1848 PA, daughter Margaret (10) b. 1850 PA, daughter Elizabeth (8) b. 1852 PA, son Hugh (6) b. 1854 PA, daughter Emma (4) b. 1856 PA, son Smith (1m) b. 1860 PA; residence Moon, Beaver Co. PA.

1870 census; John Davis (65) born 1805 PA; Margaret Davis (50) b. 1820 PA, son James (22) b. 1848 PA, son Hugh (14) b. 1856 PA, daughter Emma (12) b. 1858 PA, son Smith (10) b. 1860 PA, daughter Ida (8) b. 1862 PA; residence Moon, Beaver Co. PA. .

1880 census; John Davis (76) born 1804 PA; Margaret Davis (60) b. 1820 PA, son Smith Davis (20) b. 1860 PA; daughter-in-law Anna Davis (17) b. 1863 PA, granddaughter Maggie Wilson (15) b. 1865 PA, granddaughter "infant" Davis (1m) b. 1880 PA; residence Moon, Beaver Co. PA.

1900 census; Mays S. Davis (39) b. June 1860 PA; wife Annie (36) b. August 1863 PA; daughter Marie (20) b. May 1880 PA, daughter Faye (18) b. July 1883; residence Pittsburgh Ward 14, Allegheny Co. PA

1910 census; M. Smith Davis (49) b. 1861 PA; wife Anna M. (45) b. 1865 PA; daughter Maria Marton (28) b. 1882 PA; son-in-law William Marton (33) b. 1877 PA; grandson Smith D. Marton (4) b. 1906 PA; residence Pittsburgh Ward 4, Allegheny Co. PA

1920 census; Charles W. Martin (42) b. 1878 PA; wife Marie D. Martin (39) b. 1881 PA; children Smith D. Martin (14) b. 1906 PA; mother-in-law Anna M. Davis (57) widow b. 1863 PA;

The following information researched by Bob Todd, 8550 Yoder Street, Manassas, VA 22110-5880. Phone 703-369-3360
Dr. Mayes S
mith Davis (6/23/1860-1916) who was named for the pastor, Rev. Mayes Smith, a great friend of the family, studied medicine at Rush Medical College and did post graduate work at Columbia University. From his first practice in Shippingport, PA, he became a prominent physician in Beaver County, PA and, later, a noted specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He married Anna Forner (b 1862) and they raised two daughters: Marie and Faye Davis.


John F. DAVIS
born June 1869 PA--died 1954 PA

married
Alberta Margaret TAYLOR, 29 April 1895
born July 1872 PA--died 1938 PA

 


Children:
Margaret DAVIS, b. 25 April 1896 Oil City, PA; d. 1927; married Joseph STASTNY, Jr.
Victoria DAVIS, b. 16 January 1902, Oil City, PA
Alberta DAVIS, b. 28 November 1903, Oil city, PA

1900 census; John F. Davis (30) born June 1869 PA; wife Alberta Davis (27) b. July 1872 PA; daughter Margaret Davis (4) b. April 1896 PA, residence Cranberry, Venango Co. PA; married 1895

1910 census; John F. Davis (40) born 1870 PA; wife Alberta M. Davis (37) b. 1873 PA; daughter Margaret F. (14) b. 1896 PA, daughter Alberta R. (8) b. 1902 PA, daughter Victoia S. (6) b. 1904 PA; residence Oil Ward 5, Venango Co. PA [3 living of 3 children]

1920 census; Dr. John F. Davis (50) born 1870 PA; wife Alberta Davis (47) b. 1873 PA; daughter Alberta R. (17) b. 1903 PA, daughter Victoia S. (16) b. 1904 PA; residence Oil City Ward 5, Venango Co. PA

1930 census; John F. Davis (60) born 1870 PA; wife Alberta N. Davis (56) b. 1874 PA; daughter Victoria S. Davis (24) b. 1906 PA, granddaughter Joan D. Stasty (5) b. 1925 PA; residence Oil City, Venango Co. PA

The following information researched by Bob Todd, 8550 Yoder Street, Manassas, VA 22110-5880. Phone 703-369-3360

Dr. John F. Davis (1869-1954), also studied medicine and established a practice of his own in Oil City, PA. He married Alberta Margaret Taylor (1872-1938) on 4/29/1895 and they raised three daughters: Margaret, Victoria and Alberta Davis. John and Alberta are interred in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, PA.


Joseph STASTNY, Jr.
born 30 May 1896, Baltimore, MD--died 19 April 1983, Daytona Beach, Volusia Co. FL
son of Josef STASTNY and Kateina ADANEK .


married
Margaret DAVIS, ca 1923 PA
born 25 April 1896 PA--ca 1927 PA

 


Children:
Joan Davis STASTNY, b. 1925; d. 1944
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The family name was spelled Stasny in the 1900 and 1910 census but when Joseph Jr. registered for the draft at age 21 he spelled his name Stastny and continued spelling it this way.
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1900 census; Joseph Stasny (42) born April 1858 Bohemia; wife Catherine Stasny (37) born April 1863 Bohemia; daughter Mary (16) b. October 1883 Bohemia, son Joseph (4) b. May 1896 MD; daughter Helen (3m) b. March 1900 MD; residence Baltimore Ward 7, Baltimore City (Independent City), MD [Joseph, Catherine and Mary immigrated to America in 1881]

1910 census; Joseph Stasney (52) born 1858 Aust/Bohemia; wife Catherine Stasney (47) b. 1863 Aust/Bohemia; daughter Anne (23) b. 1887 Aust/Bohemia, son Joseph (13) b. 1897 MD, daughter Helen (10) b. 1900 MD, daughter Mare (8) b. 1902 MD, residence Election District 14, Baltimore, MD [Catherine had 6 living of 6 children]

1920 census; Joseph Stastney (24) born 1896 MD; wife Margaret F. Stastney (23) born 1897 PA; residence Wilkinsburg Ward 3, Allegheny Co. PA [lists both of Joseph's parents were born in Austria/Bohemia; this means that Bohemia now the Czeck republic was under Austrin rule]

1930 census; Joseph Stastney Jr. (33) born 1897 MD, wife Alberta D. Stastny (28) born 1902 PA; residence Bellevue, Allegheny Co. PA [lists both of Joseph's parents were born in Czechoslovakia]

1930 census; John F. Davis (60) born 1870 PA; wife Alberta N. Davis (56) b. 1874 PA; daughter Victoria S. Davis (24) b. 1906 PA, granddaughter Joan D. Stastny (5) b. 1925 PA; residence Oil City, Venango Co. PA

WWI draft registration 1917-1918; Joseph Stastny, Jr. (21) born 30 May 1896; residence, Baltimore, MD

WWII draft registration 1942; Joseph Stastny (46) born 30 May 1896, Baltimore City, MD; married; residence 79 South Bryant Ave. Bellevue, Allegheny Co. PA

Florida death index; Joseph Stastny, born 30 May 1896; died 19 April 1983, Volusia Co., FL

Social Security death index; Joseph Stastny, born 30 May 1896; died April 1983, Daytona Beach, Volusia Co. FL

The following information researched by Bob Todd, 8550 Yoder Street, Manassas, VA 22110-5880. Phone 703-369-3360

Margaret Davis (4/25/1896-1927) married Joseph Stastny, Jr. and they raised one daughter, Joan Davis Stastny. Margaret is buried in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City, PA..


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