Thomas Nicholas Davis was born in Lewis County, Kentucky in February 1808, according to the Davis
family book written by Harry A. Davis, page 187. His father was George N. Davis.
Thomas married Susan Perkins (a widow) in Lewis County, Kentucky during 1827. Susan died about
1832. Thomas then married Muriel or Murilla Brantley, who was born in North Carolina about 1814.
First child with Susan Perkins was born, Elizabeth Davis, in Lewis County, Kentucky.
Son, George Thomas Davis was born in Lewis County, Kentucky. George lived in Choctaw Co
Mississippi in 1860, according to the census. Mother was Susan Perkins.
During the September Court of 1833 in Lewis County, Kentucky, Thomas was appointed trustee in
Vanceburg in place of Alexander Bruce who refused to qualify.
Thomas and his family moved to Mississippi before 1835 and settled in Choctaw County where he
served for over 20 years as clerk of the court.
Daughter, Mary Nancy Davis, was born in Mississippi. In 1849, she married Richard S. Cramer.
They lived in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Mother was Mierel.
Daughter Eliza Ward Davis was born in Mississippi. Mother was Mierel.
Daughter Lucy Brantley Davis was born to Thomas and Muriel. Appears that Lucy died before 1840.
Thomas N. Davis of the County of Choctaw buys from Nevil Davis and William B. Cushman (both of
Oktibbeha Co MS) approximately 84 acres of land 41 acres of land in Township 19 Range 14 east.
According to the deed, Thomas N. Davis paid Davis and Cushman $250 for the land in 1836.
(deed book F page 318-19)
1840 census Choctaw Co MS census
Choctaw, Mississippi; Roll: 215; Page: 80.
Thomas N. DAVIS
1 male 5-10
1 male 30-40 (Thomas)
2 females < 5 (Mary and Eliza)
1 female 10-15 (Elizabeth – daughter of 1st wife, Susan)
1 female 20-30 (Mierel)
Daughter, Sophia was born to Thomas and Mierel.
Son, William Naylor was born to Thomas and Mierel.
Daughter, Harriet was born to Thomas and Mierel.
1850 census Choctaw Co, MS, page 99
T. N. Davis 42 KY probate clerk ,value of prop=1,000
George 18 KY clerk
Eliza 13 MS
Sophia 10 MS
Harriett 6 MS
Mierel Brantley Davis dies sometime after the 1850 census but before the 1860 census.
Thomas is listed as Probate Judge of Choctaw County Mississippi.
1860 census Choctaw Co MS page 344 – living in a Greensboro hotel. Do not know who the Wm A.
i.F. B. 57 m Farmer & ranger 1000 1464 SC
ii.Mary 57 f Household mistress KY
iii.James N 27 m lawyer AL
iv.McCOMB, William 35 m Hotel keeper & background-color=#BCBCBC2575 9444 AL
v.McCOMB, Sarah C. 26 f Household mistress AL
vi.DAVIS, Thos N. 52 m Probate judge 1000 200 KY
vii.COOK, John 30 m Physician 1000 800 SC
viii.MIDDLETON, A. J. 23 m Lawyer 0 700 MS
ix.WALLPOLE, Richard 20 m Newspaper editor 0 2640 MS
x.OCHS, Lewis 24 m Merchant 0 4000
xi.DOTREY, William 18 m Clerk in hotel AL
xii.DAVIS, William A. 18 m Student MS (Believe this is Thomas N. Davis’ son, William Naylor Davis
b. 1842. He served in the CSA and married a woman named Sarah born in Mississippi in 1849.
They were living in Choctaw Co in 1870. They had a son named James T. Davis b. 1869).
xiii.BRUCE, Franklin 30 m Stable keeper NY
Thomas N. Davis’ daughter, Elizabeth Davis Nolen and family in 1860 Choctaw Census. I suspect
that Lucy Davis was a younger sister of Elizabeth’s.
i.John 38 m Circuit clerk 500 SC
ii.Elizabeth 21 f KY
iii.Alanza 5 m MS
iv.Susan 3 f MS
v.Edgar 3/12 m MS
vi.DAVIS, Lucy 12 f MS
Grandson, John R. Nolen in 1860 Choctaw County census:
i.John 47 m Clerk & Farmer 0 6042 SC
ii.Elizabeth M. 32 f Household mistress KY
iii.Alonzo L. 14 m MS
iv.Susan A. 12 f MS
v.Edger P. 9 m MS
vi.James T. 7 m MS
vii.John R. 4 m MS
viii.William C. 1 m MS
1860s During Civil War
Thomas served as Captain, Co. H, 3d Mississippi Regiment in CSA.
1860s After Civil War
After the Civil War, Thomas married for a 3rd time to Martha ______, who was born in GA about
1827. I do not know the date of their marriage but it was after the Civil War and before the
1880 census. I have not found Thomas in the 1870 census to see if he was married at that time or
1880 Sumner County, Mississippi census page 423
“Webster County, in northeast central Mississippi, was established April 6,
1874, under the name
of Sumner County, and was organized from parts of
Chickasaw, Choctaw, Montgomery, and Oktibbeha
Counties. On January 30, 1882, its name was changed to Webster, in honor of the great statesman
Webster. The old boundary between the Choctaw and Chickasaw cessions cuts
northeast corner.” (USGENWEB)
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Thomas N. DAVIS Self M Male W 71 KY Farmer MD VA
Martha DAVIS Wife M Female W 53 GA Keeping House VA SC
Bob Lee NOLEN GSon S Male W 12 MS At Home AL KY
John R. NOLEN GSon S Male W 24 MS Doctor AL KY
According to the Henry A. Davis book, Thomas died in Mississippi during August 1894. A source for this date was not given.
Return to Index
All rights reserved. This information may be used by libraries, genealogical societies, and other genealogy researchers. Commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior permission of the owner. If copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information.