Edward Horace Davis

Male 1824 - 1873  (48 years)

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  • Name Edward Horace Davis 
    Born 22 Nov 1824  Holderman, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jan 1873  Summit, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Summit City Cemetery, Summit, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2529  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2015 

    Family Sarah Stoker,   b. 20 Jun 1827, Madison Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1908, Summit, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Bef 1850  of Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Sarah Catherine Davis,   b. 15 Mar 1858, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1945, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Reviewed 6 Apr 2002 Rootsweb.com Worldconnect.

      2. Alt. birth may be 24 Nov 1825 in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. Alt. birth location may be Haldman, Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada.

      3. Can't find on Utah State Historical Society Burials Database as of 20 Apr 2002.

      4. Parents per LDS Online Ordinance Index sealing entries are Isaac Davis and Sarah Saulsbury.

      5. Censuses:
      1851 Iowa State: Pottawattamie County. FHL film 1022203. The entire state was counted but only Pottawattamie listed everyone by name in the household and their ages; other counties only listed the head of the household and a numerical count without names of the various ages by sex in the household. No date is given when the census was taken but it was certified in Dec. 1851; however, the other counties show a Sep 1851 date which also appears more likely for Pottawattamie as well in light of ages given some children with known birthdays in October. Census return:
      Davis: Edward 27, Sarah 24, Michael 1. [Note that the following related families are in this census and very close neighbors: Simeon P. Graybill, Michael/Polly Graybill with Polly's mother Catherine Eller Stoker, Eller/Margaret Stoker, Jacob/Catherine Stoker, Philip/Catherine Gatrost, David/Barbara Stoker, Edward/Sarah Davis, and William/Almira Stoker. Other relatives in same county but separated by several pages of census include the following families: Thomas/Hannah Pilling whose daughter Hannah, later marries William Lenore Graybill, Levi/Patience Graybill, John W./Sarah Stoker, Hannah Ford whose son Martin later marries Zibiah M. Stoker, and John/Sarah Smith.]

      1870 US: 7-Dist. Summit, Iron, Utah, p. 295b, entry 13 [neighbors to Michael and Polly Stoker; Barbara Stoker; Sylvester and Catherine Hulet]:
      Edward H. Davis, 46, farmer, real estate $300, personal property $200, Can.
      Sarah, 42, housework, OH.
      Alexander, 17, farm laborer, IA.
      Catharine, 12, UT.
      Elma S., 10, UT.
      Lydia A., 7, UT.
      Elizabeth, 5, UT.
      Horace, 1, UT.

      6. Ancestry.com World Tree Project 20 Apr 2002: Hulet Family; Contact: Ted Cox : "An Enduring Legacy": Volume Four. Notable Pioneers: Sylvanus Cyrus Hulet. Sylvanus was the brother-in-law to Edward Davis; they both married Stoker sisters. The Hulets and Stokers were early converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. . . Up to this time there had been no ward organization in Summit, but a presiding elder, Edward Davis, a brother-in-law of Sylvanus, looked after the affairs of the Church there. The year after the Hulet family's arrival, Elder Davis died and Sylvanus was chosen to fill the vacancy. A ward organization was effected July 27, 1877, and Sylvanus was ordained the first bishop of the Summit Ward.

      7. From the book "History of Iron County Mission - Parowan, Utah," compiled by Mrs. Luella Adams Dalton, pp. 194-95. In commenting on the early days of Summit, Utah, she mentions several early pioneers to the area such as Michael Stoker and his brother-in-laws Edward Davis and Sylvanus C. Hulet. Also mentioned is the Dalley family into which a Davis daughter marries and has a daughter in 1880, Sarah Mandana Dalley, who marries in 1902 William Heber Hales, a son of Charles and Jemima Adair Hales. Various citations:
      "In the spring of 1859 James Dalley, William Dalley and Labon Morrell moved their families from Johnson Fort to Summit and took up squatters claims. On the 15 April, 1859 a son, Joseph B. Dalley, was born to James and Lettie Wright Dalley in their dugout home, the first child born in Summit. Others came to join them, Edward Davis, John Allen, Thomas R. Smith, John White, William White, Mike Stoker, John Winn, Oliver Pierson and William O. Orton. (Source: Lillian D. White from the 'Life of James Dalley.')"
      "Sylvanus C. Hulet moved his family from St. George to Summit, where he had owned a farm and lot for a number of years. Sylvanus was chosen presiding Elder of Summit, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Brother William Dalley. Summit Ward was organized 27 July 1877 with Sylvanus C. Hulet as Bishop. His wife Catherine Stoker Hulet helped a great deal with the sick and on the 10 March 1878 she was chosen as the first Relief Society president, a position she held until her death in 1882. 27 July 1877 Bishop Sylvanus C. Hulet, next in their order. Bishop Joseph B. Dalley, 1st C. William Smith, 2nd C. Sylvanus C. Hulet, Ward Clerk Barbara Tweedie... (Source: Ward Records - Lillian D. White)"
      "Summit Ward Relief Society was organized 10 March, 1879, President Catherine Stoker, 1st C. Lette B. Dalley, 2nd C. Mandana H. Dalley, Secretary Mary E. Hulet... (Source: Ordena Dalley)"

      8. FHL film 702: "Journal of John Stoker, b. 1817; Journal starts November 1, 1869." John was the son of David Stoker and Barbara Graybill. The first 35 pages detail his mission taken from Utah to Virginia and Tennessee through Council Bluffs, Iowa, which I have summarized and included with his notes in this database. Pp. 36-227, the balance of John's journal, are genealogical notations of family. Many pages are blank. Besides family, the journal also notes many other unrelated Stokers who were probably gleaned from books and other sources. It appears as if maybe his son David may have taken over the book later. Many entries are repetitive at different times. Pertinent data for this family or individual is quoted verbatim as follows on pages:
      173: Edward H. Davis, Sarah Stoker, children:
      Edward H. Davis, b. Feb. 17, 1852, bapt. May 1860.
      189: Elexander H. Davis, son of Edward H. Davis and Sarah Stoker was born Feby 17th, 1852, Springvill(?), Potawatamie Co., Iowa. Baptised Springvill, Utah Co., Utah Territory, May 1860.
      189: Barbara Stoker, daughter of Peter Graybill and Christenia Wampler and wife of David Stoker died October the 3d, 1872, at Summet Creek, Iron County, U.T., aged 81 years.
      Edward Davis, husband of Sarah Stoker, the daughter of Barbara Stoker, died Jany 9th, 1873 of Putrid Sore throat, Iron Co., U.T., Summet Creek
      189: David Stoker, son of Michael Stoker and Catherine Eller and father of John Stoker, died May 27th, 1852 at Trader's Point, Potawatamie Co., Iowa. The family emigrated to Utah the same Spring.
      190: Sarah Davis, daughter of David Stoker and Barbara Graybill was born June 26th 1827, State of Ohio, Jackson Co., Bloomfield Township. Baptised by Wm. Stoker Feby 1850.

      9. FHL book 929.273 St67d "Descendants of William Stoker (1819-1892): with a View of his Ancestors," by Jay and Rachel Phillips Deeben, Feb. 2014, pp. 40-45:
      "Sarah Stoker (1827-1908), by Jay Deeben.
      Sarah Stoker, daughter of David Stoker and Barbara Graybill, was born on 20 Jun 1827 in Bloomfield, Jackson, Ohio[1]. Sarah married Edward Horace Davis, son of Isaac Davis and Sarah Ann Saulsbury, about 1849, probably in Mt Pisgah, Iowa. Edward was born on 24 Nov 1825 in Holderrnan, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada,[2] died on 9 Jan 1873 in Summit Creek (Summit), Iron, Utah Territory.
      Sarah, Edward, and their children Michael, and Alexander traveled with the Isaac M. Stewart Company in 1852.[3] They left Kanesville, Iowa on 19 Jun 1852 and arrived in Salt Lake sometime between 28 Aug - 22 Sep 1852.
      Sarah and her family were in Springville, Utah at the time of the 1860 Federal Census taken on 7 Sep 1860.[4] They were listed as Edwd H. Davis, Sally Davis, Alexn Davis, and Sarah C. Davis. Sarah's (Sally) mother Barbara Stoker was living with them at the time of the 1860 census. Her name was listed as Barbia Stoker.
      In the 1861 October Sem1i-Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "... church leaders called 309 families to establish the Cotton Mission. After the outbreak of the Civil War that same year, LDS Church President Brigham Young felt it necessary to grow cotton, if possible. Many of these families assigned to settle the area hailed from the South and possessed the necessary skills to grow cotton and establish a community."[5] The community was named St. George, its nickname is Utah's Dixie. Edward and Sarah and their family answered the call and moved south. Edward Horace Davis' name appears on and is marked as being among the original 309 settlers called to move south to help settle Utah's Dixie.[6]
      By 1870 Edward and Sarah had moved their family to the community of Summit,[7] Utah, (also known as Summit Creek) which is just north of Cedar City, Utah. Edward died on 9 Jan 1873, in Summit Creek, Iron, Utah. Sarah died on 10 Mar 1908 in Summit Creek, Iron, Utah, at age 80.
      Children of Edward Horace Davis and Sarah Stoker Davis (Name, Birth date, Birth Place, Death date, Death place):
      Michael Davis[10], 18 Feb 1850, Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, 9 Mar 1855, Springville, Utah, Utah.
      Alexander H. Davis[11], 17 Feb 1852, Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, 27 Dec 1923, Circleville, Piute, Utah. Alexander married Charlotte Ann Day, daughter of Thomas Day and Charlotte Ann Clarke, on 3 Jul 1882, in Circleville, Piute, Utah. Charlotte was born on 16 Jan 1863, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah.
      John Stoker Davis[12], 5 Mar 1854, Springville, Utah, Utah, 9 May 1858, Springville, Utah, Utah.
      Barbara Davis, 1 Mar 1856, Springville, Utah, Utah, 25 May 1856, Springville, Utah, Utah.
      Sarah Catherine Davis[13], 15 Mar 1858, Springville, Utah, Utah, 10 Apr 1945, Delta, Millard, Utah. Sarah also went by the name of Catherine. According to a note on Sarah's death certificate she had lived in Delta for 26 years[14] prior to her death. Sarah married William Hillman Dalley[15], son of William H. Dalley and Mandana Hillman, on 17 Jan 1876 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. William was born on 16 Jun 1853 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah.
      Elma Samantha Davis, 26 Jun 1860 Springville, Utah, Utah, 24 Sep 1901, Junction, Piute, Utah. Elma married Thomas Winn, son of Thomas Green Winn and Phoebe Jane Orton, on 28 Aug 1882, in Summit, Iron, Utah. Thomas was born on 8 Dec 1854, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah.
      Lydia Ann Davis[17], 17 Aug 1862, Fort Johnson, Iron, Utah, 20 Feb 1887, , , Utah. Lydia married Charles Dayton Johnson, son of Lorenzo Johnson and Ruth Sawyer Drury, on 7 Oct 1881, in St. George, Washington, Utah. Charles was born on 9 Feb 1860, in Springville, Utah, Utah.
      Elizabeth Isola Davis[18], 30 Sep 1864, Summit, Iron, Utah, 29 Jul 1897, Junction, Piute, Utah. Elizabeth married Horrace Morrill, son of Laban Morrill and Permelia Handmore Drury, on 28 Jan 1887 in St. George, Washington, Utah. Horrace was born on 18 Jul 1863, in Fort Johnson, Iron, Utah.
      Edward Davis[19], 19 Oct 1866, Summit, Iron, Utah, 12 Oct 1868 Summit, Iron, Utah.
      Horace Davis[20], 31 Jan 1869, Summit, Iron, Utah, 6 Mar 1871, Summit, Iron, Utah.
      Endnotes for Sarah Stoker:
      1. Stoker, Elayne; Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881, Vol II (copy of book on CD); p. 60.
      Repository: Rachel Anne Phillips Deeben, 1349 So 300 West, Payson, Utah 84651.
      2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, new.Familysearch.org <http://new.familysearch.org/>, Family History Department, PID: KWJ8-8ZP.Repository: new.familysearch.org <http://new.familysearch.org/>, LDS Church, Salt Lake City, Utah.
      3. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868, website; search for Catherine Davis <http://classic.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1>,15773,3966-1,00.html.
      4. Springville, Utah, Utah, p. 299; Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database
      online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
      5. "Utah's Dixie History," <http://www.utahsdixie.com/saint>_george.html accessed 2 Mar 2013.
      6. Sons of the Utah Pioneer - Cotton Mission Chapter, "Utah's Dixie Historical Sites," "Called to Dixie" Dixie Pioneers, p. 2, accessed 2 Mar 2013, <http://www.sonsofutahpioneers.info/hs/a17-dixiepioneers.html>.
      7. "United States Census, 1870," index and images, Familysearch (<https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNCR>-BC6: accessed 02 Mar 2013), Sarah Davis in household of Edward H Davis, Utah, United States; citing p. 2, family 13, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 553109.
      8. Summit Creek, Iron, Utah is the same as Summit, Iron, Utah as it is known today. Because the town was established at the side of a creek that was named Summit Creek, people referred to the town as Summit Creek at times.
      9. The following source was used for all of the children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
      Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (<http://new.familysearch.org/>). The entry to search for will be the Personal Identification Number (PID) for each child.
      10. PID: KWVP-9ZV
      11. PID: KWCK-CDM
      12. PID: KWVP-9ZB
      13. PID: KWVP-9ZG and State of Utah Department of Health, Utah - Death Certificate (<http://historyresearch.utah.gov/indexes/index.html>), State File No. 42. Repository: Utah State Government, Division of Archives & Records Service, 300 S Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1106.
      14. State of Utah Department of Health, Utah - Death Certificate, State File No. 42.
      15. PID: KWC4-DJH
      16. PID: KWJX-GFY
      17. PID: KWVP-H45
      18. PID: KWZ9-MNM, and Find a Grave Memorial (<http://www.findagrave.conm>), Find A Grave Memorial# 18759988; there is a difference in years between what is on the grave stone and what was entered by submitter. The church record also shows 1897 as the death year.
      19. PID: KWVP-9ZT
      20. PID: KWVP-98M
      [Image of Death Certificate: State of Utah; #120; Sarah Davis; died at Summit, Iron Co.; resident for over 45 years at place of death; d. 10 Mar 1908; born 20 Jun 1827; widowed, b. Jackson Co., Ohio; father David Stoker with unknown birthplace and mother Barbara Graybell with unknown birthplace; informant Mayhew H. Dalley of Cedar City, Utah; bur. Summit Cemetery Mar. 11; undertaker Herbert White of Summit, Utah; cause of death: Senility contributed by chronic Gastro-Esteritis.]"

      1. From the book "Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881," Vol. II, comp. and ed. by Elayne Stoker, 2004, printed by Stevenson's Genealogy Center, Provo, UT:
      "One bright note of this time span for David and Barbara was that two of their daughters were married at Mount Pisgah. Catherine to Sylvanus Cyrus Hulet in May of 1850 and Sarah to Edward Horace Davis also within the same year. Also some grandchildren had now made their appearance into the family."