|Olive Caroline Davis|
Olive Caroline was the daughter of Seth H. Davis and Margaret "Peggy" Jones of Edmonson County, Kentucky.
I have Olive Caroline's birthday as April 18, 1847 and every Public Member Tree at Ancestry. com shows the same date. However, she is not listed with her family in 1850. AND, according to that census, she had siblings Garrett, born in 1846, and Virginia, born in 1847. In July 1880, she was cited as being 28 years old and in July 1870, "Oliver C." was listed as 19 years old. This would give her a birth date sometime between 1851 and 1852. Assuming that Olive Caroline was born in 1851 or 1852, the first record would be found on 1860 census, but there is no record of anyone in the Seth H. Davis family in the 1860 census.
The fathers of Bertha and Virgia are not known by me. According to family oral history, Dora's father was a Charles Thompson. In 1880, a Charles Thompson, a widower, lived very close to the home where Olive Caroline was a housekeeper in Edmonson County.
I have a death date of May 18, 1909 for Olive Caroline Davis which was passed on to me by another family member. I have never found a record of her death and do not know where she is buried.
There are many questions about Olive Caroline and her family. Here are just a few.
- Has anyone found Seth H. Davis and his family in the 1860 census?
- Where was Olive Caroline in 1900?
- Where is Olive Caroline buried?
- Somewhere, I read or heard that there was a family bible, documenting the Seth Davis family, and owned by descendants of Seth H. Davis. Does anyone know about this bible?
Photograph of Olive Caroline Davis used with permission. From the collection of Brenda and Mike Parker.
Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 4, Edmonson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_459; Page: 417A; Image: 95; Family History Library Film: 545958.
Year: 1880; Census Place: , Edmonson, Kentucky; Roll: 412; Family History Film: 1254412; Page: 569C; Enumeration District: 042.