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WATIE DAVIS MALISON

by Bob Babcock

THIRD GENERATION, FIRST CHILD OF SARAH AND NATHAN DAVIS

Watie Davis
BIRTH:1857 - Caledonia, Waupaca, WI
DEATH:27 Apr 1883 - Chippewa County, WI, USA
BURIAL:
Watie was married 28 Jun 1873 in Caledonia, Waupaca, WI to:

Mark Malison
BIRTH:05 Nov 1850 - De Kalb County, IL, USA
DEATH:23 Jan 1934 - Hortonville, Outagamie, WI
BURIAL:26 Jan 1934 - New London, Waupaca, WI
Children of Mark and Watie Malison:

Eva (22 Sep 1874 - 15 Jun 1973)
Linne (May 1877 - 1927)
Arthur (abt 1879 - abt. 1890)
Addie (Apr 1881 - 06 Jun 1941)
Watie married Mark Malison, the brother of John Malison, the man her mother apparently married a little later. So her brother-in-law also became her step-father! While her mother had no children with John, Watie and Mark Malison had several children.

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. 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 recently matched DNA with Watie’s 2G granddaughter:
Barbara (40 cM): (…, Roswell Jr, Roswell Sr, Addie, Watie)

Last update: July 6, 2020