WATIE DAVIS MALISON
by Bob Babcock
THIRD GENERATION, FIRST CHILD OF SARAH AND NATHAN DAVIS
|BIRTH:||1857 - Caledonia, Waupaca, WI|
|DEATH:||27 Apr 1883 - Chippewa County, WI, USA|
|BIRTH:||05 Nov 1850 - De Kalb County, IL, USA|
|DEATH:||23 Jan 1934 - Hortonville, Outagamie, WI|
|BURIAL:||26 Jan 1934 - New London, Waupaca, WI|
According to the 1875 Wisconsin Census, Watie and Mark had a daughter and lived in Caledonia, not far from her mother and his brother. In 1880, Waite and Mark lived in New London, a few miles from her mother, and now had three children in the family.
From the 1900 US Census, we understand that Watie and Mark’s fourth child, Addie, was born April of 1881 and from her obituary (Mrs. William Secaur) we understand Addie was born in Chippewa County, Wisconsin. So we understand that Mark and Watie had moved to the unincorporated village of Cadott, Sigel township, Chippewa County, Wisconsin by April 1881.
Wisconsin death records show that Watie died in Cadott April 27, 1883 leaving Mark with four children. We don’t have a cemetery record for Watie. According to the 1885 Wisconsin Census, Mark lived in Cadott with the four children and Watie’s mother, Sarah, lived close by. According to his obituary, Mark then moved back to New London until about 1914 when he took up residence with his oldest daughter and son-in-law, Eva and Barney Collar in Hortonville, Wisconsin. Here is Mark in his later years.
We have not yet identified any of Watie’s descendants by DNA match.