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Sarah Jane DAVIS

Sarah Jane DAVIS

Female 1862 - 1931  (68 years)

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  • Name Sarah Jane DAVIS  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 21 May 1862  Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 7, 8
    • All census dates reflect a birth date of 21 May 1862 except the 1870. If she was 9 in 1870 she would have been born in 1861.

      No birth records exist for 1862 in Franklin County, Ohio. The Probate Court has birth & death records from 1867 through 1908.
    • Age 9, 1870 census, c.1861, OH
      Age 18, 1880 census, c.1862, OH
      Age 38, 1900 census, b. May 1862, OH
      Age 47, 1910 census, c.1863, OH
      Age 57, 1920 census, c.1863, OH
      Age 67, 1930 census, c.1863, OH
      Age 68, at death, Feb. 1931
    Gender Female 
    Census 5 Aug 1870  Camargo Twp., Douglas, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Oliver Davis HOH 
    • Davis, S.J., age 9, female, white, born Ohio, attended school this year.
    1870 U.S. Census - Richison
    1870 U.S. Census - Richison
    Illinois. Douglas Co. - Oliver Davis
    Census 30 Jun 1880  Bearcreek Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Drusilla Davis HOH 
    • Davis, Sarah J., white, female, age 18, daughter, single, housework, born Ohio, father born Delaware, mother born Ohio.
    1880 US Census - Richison
    1880 US Census - Richison
    Indiana. Jay Co. - Drusilla (Timmons) Davis
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Wabash Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Frank Richison HOH 
    • Richison, Sarah J., wife, white, female, born May 1862, age 38, married 17 years, had 5 children, all still living, born Ohio, father born Maryland, mother born Ohio, able to read and write, speaks English.
    1900 U.S. Census - Richison
    1900 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Jay Co. - Frank A. Richison
    Directory 1907  Wabash Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Jay County Directory 
    Census 9 May 1910  Wayne Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Frank Richison HOH 
    • Richison, Sarah J., wife, female, white, age 47, 1st marriage, married 27 years, born Ohio, father born United States, mother born United States, able to read & write.
    1910 U.S. Census - Richison
    1910 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Jay Co. - Frank Richison
    Census 12 Jan 1920  , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Frank Richison HOH 

    1920 US Census - Richison
    1920 US Census - Richison
    Indiana. Jay Co. - Frank Richison
    Residence 1928  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    225 Nauerth Ave., Belmont
     
    City directory - Richison
    City directory - Richison
    Frank, Sarah J. and Sylvia Richison
    Residence 1929  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    225 Nauerth Ave., Belmont 
    City Directory - Richison
    City Directory - Richison
    Frank, Sarah J. and Sylvia Richison
    Census 12 Apr 1930  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Frank Richison HOH 
    • Richison, Sarah J., wife, female, white, age 67, married, able to read and write, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio, speaks English
    1930 U.S. Census - Richison
    1930 U.S. Census - Richison
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Frank Richison
    Died 28 Feb 1931  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 8, 17
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison, 1931
    Obituary - Richison
    Obituary - Richison
    Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison, 1862-1931
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison, 1931
    Buried 3 Mar 1931  Gravel Hill Cemetery, Bryant, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 17, 18, 19, 20
    Grave Marker - Richison
    Grave Marker - Richison
    Frank .A Richison, 1862-1944;
    Sylvia C. Richison, 1892-1966;
    Sarah J. Richison, 1862-1931
    Plot: Section E, Row 17
    Person ID I28  richison
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2020 

    DNA Tests  2 DNA tests are associated with Sarah Jane DAVIS 

    Father Oliver J. DAVIS,   b. ca 1826, , , Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1879, , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Drusilla TIMMONS,   b. 14 Jul 1824, Delaware/Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1909, Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frank Albert RICHISON,   b. 17 May 1862, , Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1944, Penn Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage License 24 Dec 1883  , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Married 25 Dec 1883  , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
    • December 24, 1883 is the license date on the marriage license and certificate for Frank and Sarah Jane and the certificate was filed on 18 March 1884. The return that the minister supposedly filed and signed says they were married on 25 December 1884. It seems most likely that the minister or whoever filled out that portion of the record wrote 1884 by mistake as it was already two and a half months into 1884 before it was recorded.

      On this first document, on the license portion Frank's name is written twice -- both as RICHISON. On marriage certificate portion, in different handwriting, his surname is RICHARDSON.

      In the register for Records of Returns of Marriages, the date of license is 6 March 1884, the date of the return is 18 March 1884, and the date of marriage is 25 December 1884. Everyone else on the page had a license issued and the marriage date within the first 3 months of 1884 so it appears that again, whoever recorded this page just made a mistake and wrote 1884 when it obvious had to have been 1883. The handwriting also appears to be the same as that on the marriage certificate portion of the first document and Frank's surname again is RICHARDSON.

      The first couple on the page were both marrying for the second time. Frank and Sarah are the second couple on the page and Sarah is said to be marrying for the second. No other evidence has to come to light to indicate this was indeed her second marriage. Although Sarah was listed with her parents in the 1880 U.S. census, she had ample time to have a marriage of short duration before marrying Frank in 1883. With all the other mistakes in the two marriage records, however, it also could be that the person filling out the register was simply repeating what was on the previous record and it was Sarah's first marriage, not her second.

      The WPA record of Jay County, gives 25 Dec 1883 as the marriage date. That record was done in the late 1930's or early 1940's and is said to have been created from the original records.
    Marriage return - Richison
    Marriage return - Richison
    Richardson-Davis, 1883
    Marriage license and return - Richison
    Marriage license and return - Richison
    Frank Richison and Sarah Davis, 1883
    Children 
    +1. Dallas Ray RICHISON,   b. 4 Aug 1884, Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1947, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
    +2. William Oliver RICHISON,   b. 13 May 1887, Geneva, Adams, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1962, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    +3. 8.3 Berley Oral RICHISON,   b. 29 Sep 1889, , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1946, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     4. 8.4 Sylvia C. RICHISON,   b. 19 Jun 1892, , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1966, Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Guy Eli RICHISON,   b. 4 Jan 1895, Geneva, Adams, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1959, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 May 1862 - Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 24 Dec 1883 - , Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1883 - , Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Frank Richison HOH - 12 Jan 1920 - , Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 225 Nauerth Ave., Belmont - 1928 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 225 Nauerth Ave., Belmont - 1929 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Frank Richison HOH - 12 Apr 1930 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1931 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sarah Jane DAVIS RICHISON
    Sarah Jane DAVIS RICHISON
    Photo from the Alexander Scrapbooks
    Sylvia C., William Oliver, Sarah Jane (Davis), Frank Albert, Dallas Ray, and Guy Eli Richison
    Sylvia C., William Oliver, Sarah Jane (Davis), Frank Albert, Dallas Ray, and Guy Eli Richison
    These are the children of Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison with only Berley Oral missing.
    Photo courtesy of Dan Richison

    Documents
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Dallas Ray Richison, 1947
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Sylvia C. Richison, 1966
    Mrs. F. A. Richison
    Mrs. F. A. Richison
    Mrs. F. A. Richison
    Mrs. F. A. Richison

  • Sources 
    1. [S1421] Richison Family Record, 25 May 2008.
      Margaret Ann (Richison) Secrest, comp. "RICHISON Family Record", (MS, 1793-1968), carbon copy of original; privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, Indianapolis, Indiana. The fate of the original is unknown.
      R000400

    2. [S36] IGI - International Genealogical Index, 29 Feb 2012.
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], "International Genealogical Index," database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 February 2012);, entry for Sarah Jane Davis, born 1862; citing submissions after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.

    3. [S238] 1920 U.S. Census, 22 Jul 2014.
      1920 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne Township, enumeration district (ED) 91, p. 2033 (penned), sheet 11B, dwelling 262, family 265, Frank Richison household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 July 2014); imaged from NARA microfilm publication T625: 440.

    4. [S1869] Deaths, 10 Dec 2014.
      Indiana State Board of Health, standard certificate of death no. 4172, local no. 121, Sarah Jane Richison (1931), Division of Vital Statistics, Indianapolis.

    5. [S1869] Deaths, 19 Nov 2016.
      "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 July 2016); Sarah Jane Richison (28 February 1931), Certificate of Death no. 4172, Delaware County; citing Death Certificates, 1900-2011, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    6. [S1857] Births, 28 Feb 2012.
      Jay County, Indiana, Certificate of Birth, certified copy for Male Infant Richison, 4 August 1884, bk. H-1, p.96; Department of Health, Portland.
      R000781

    7. [S1869] Deaths, 29 Feb 2012.
      Delaware County Department of Health, certified copy of death record, registered no. 31-121, Sarah Jane [Davis] Richison, 1931. Bureau of Vital Statistics, Muncie.

    8. [S1854] Obituary, 1 Mar 2012.
      "Former Resident Dies on Saturday," obituary, Sarah Jane Richison, c.1931, undated newspaper clipping found in Alexander Scrapbook of Olive Alexander, n.p.; privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana.

    9. [S1835] 1870 U.S. Census, 25 Sep 2011.
      1870 U.S. census, Douglas County, Illinois, population schedule, Camargo Township, page 271 (stamped), dwelling 123, family 123, Oliver Davis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 September 2011); NARA microfilm M593:216.

    10. [S1834] 1880 U.S. Census, U.S. Census Bureau, 12 Feb 2012.
      1880 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Bear Creek Township, page 396A, enumeration district (ED) 152, dwelling 317, family 324, Drusilla Davis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 February 2012); NARA microfilm T9:287.

    11. [S1832] 1900 U.S. Census, 23 Mar 2008.
      1900 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, pop. sch., Wabash Twp., ED 72, sheet 8A (penned), dwell. 109, fam. 119, Frank A. Richison; digital image, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 23 March 2008); NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 380.

    12. [S1886] City/County Directories, 1 Mar 2012.
      "Directory of Jay County, Indiana, 1907," Wabash Township, entry for Frank and Sarah Richison, R.R. 11, Portland, section 30, joint ownership of 80 acres; M & M Directory Company, 1907.

    13. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census, 23 Mar 2008.
      1910 U. S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne Township, enumeration district (ED) 81, sheet 17A (penned), dwelling 416, family 428, Frank Richison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2008); image from NARA microfilm publication T624: 358.

    14. [S1886] City/County Directories, 29 Feb 2012.
      "U.S. City Directories" (Beta), digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 29 February 2012), Dayton, Ohio, City Directory, 1928, entry for Frank A. Richison.

    15. [S1886] City/County Directories, 29 Feb 2012.
      "U.S. City Directories" (Beta), digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 29 February 2012), Dayton, Ohio, City Directory, 1929, entry for Frank A. Richison.

    16. [S1831] 1930 U.S. Census, 20 Mar 2011.
      1930 U. S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Center Township, enumeration district (ED) 22, sheet 10B (penned), dwelling 236, family 234, Frank Richison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 December 2003); NARA microfilm T626:583.

    17. [S1869] Deaths, 29 Feb 2012.
      Delaware County Department of Health, certified copy of death record, registered no. 31-121, Sarah Jane [Davis] Richison, 1931; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Muncie.

    18. [S1854] Obituary, 1 Mar 2012.
      "Former Resident Dies on Saturday," obituary, Sarah Jane Richison, c.1931, undated newspaper clipping found in Alexander Scrapbook of Olive Alexander, n.p.; privately held by Shirley Richison Fields.

    19. [S1123] Gravel Hill Cemetery, 1896-2006, pagae 47, 11 Apr 2011.
      Miskinis, Frances, comp., "Gravel Hill Cemetery, 1896-2006." Jay County Genealogy Society, Portland, Indiana. Update of the book "Gravel Hill Cemetery 2000" by Onnalee Hammit, Rebecca Landers, and Kristy Landers.

    20. [S1865] Cemetery, 1 Mar 2012.
      Gravel Hill Cemetery (Bryant, Jay, Indiana; Bryant is 7 or 8 miles north of Portland Indiana on State Road 27, turn west on Main Street in Bryant about a mile or so to the cemetery. The Frank Richison marker is in the first northeast most section to the north of the gazebo), Frank, Sylvia, and Sarah Richison. grave marker inscription, read by Shirley Richison Fields, 15 June 1985.

    21. [S1901] Marriage, 1 Mar 2012.
      Jay County, Indiana, marriage license and certificate, photocopy of original record page 267, Richison-Davis, 1883; County Clerk's Office, Portland.

    22. [S36] IGI - International Genealogical Index, 29 Feb 2012.
      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], "International Genealogical Index," database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 February 2012); entry for Sarah Jane Davis, born 1862; citing submissions after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.

    23. [S1832] 1900 U.S. Census, 23 Mar 2008.
      1900 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Wabash Twp., enumeration district (ED) 72, sheet 8A (handwritten), dwelling 109, family 119, Frank A. Richison household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 March 2008), citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 380.

    24. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census, 23 Mar 2008.
      1910 U. S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne Township, enumeration district (ED) 81, sheet 17A (penned), dwelling 416, family 428, Frank Richison; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2008); NARA microfilm T624:358.

    25. [S1901] Marriage, 28 Jun 2006.
      "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941." index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 June 2006), Richison-Davis, 1883, book C-E:467; Jay County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Records 1850-1920 Inclusive, W.P.A., citing records located at County Clerk's Office, Portland.



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