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The Story of Charlotte Davis

Charlotte Davis
BIRTH:Jul 1859 - Caledonia, Waupaca, WI
DEATH:18 May 1918 - Caledonia, Waupaca, WI
BURIAL:1918 - New London, Waupaca, WI
Charlotte was married abt. 1875 in Caledonia, Waupaca, WI to:

Alonzo Davis
BIRTH:27 Feb 1849 - Lincklaen, Chenango, NY
DEATH:09 Nov 1906 - Caledonia, Waupaca, WI
BURIAL:Nov 1906 - Floral Hill Cem, New London, WI
Children of Alonzo and Charlotte Davis:

Inez (17 Nov 1876 - 01 Oct 1963)
James (26 Feb 1879 - 19 Jan 1954)
William (30 Jul 1885 - 9 Jun 1964)
Before Charlotte was 2, the Confederate States of America was formed. When she was 4 her father died and the Civil War was raging. Charlotte had three uncles who went together to enlist for the Civil War, her father’s brothers, Jerome and Eugene Davis and her mother’s brother, Silas Babcock. At 5, her mother remarried. After the War her half-brother was born and soon after she moved with her family to Iowa. When Charlotte was 14 her sister married, her step-father died and Caroline was born. They moved back to Wisconsin. By the time she was 16 her sister, Watie had her first child, her mother, Sarah was remarried, and Charlotte got married. They all lived on neighboring farms in Caledonia township near New London, Wisconsin.

In 1875, Charlotte (nearly 16) married Alonzo Perry “AP” Davis (26), a Civil War veteran who had enlisted at age 15 in New York. Research tells us that AP’s grandfather was Joshua Davis (1775-1840) who was Charlotte’s great grandfather, making them first cousins, once removed. Nonetheless, they had three healthy children.

Inez married Sherman Edminster. They lived near New London while Charlotte was alive then lived in the Milwaukee area. Their daughter was Rose. James married Nellie Ray Loudon. They lived near New London while AP was alive then moved to Washington State where Nellie was raised. They had four children. William married Nora E Morierity. They lived near New London until their early 50s when they moved to Winnebago County. They had eight children. Two were WW II veterans. One was named Alonzo Perry Davis. All of Charlotte’s grandchildren are now dead but we have identified two of her descendants with DNA matches.