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Moses Davis and Mary (Polly) Davis

Married 8-Nov-1787
Marriage records of Nelson Co., KY. 
Samuel Case stood in surety (One who is a guarantor for another person.) for the marriage of Moses Davis to Mary Carr, noted as being a widow.

This is proof of a strong friendship already in place between the Case and Davis family.  American Revolution records suggest Samuel and Moses's fathers (Giles and Nathaniel Burton)  had both served in the Pennsyvania Continental Line.

It also shows evidence that Mary Carr was married prior to this.  In all the family records passed down Polly has been in perenthesis, assumed to be her nickname.  I suspect it is her Maiden name. 

Anyone ready to start tracing the Polly family??  :o0

Husband:   Moses Davis

Father: Giles Davis
Mother: unk.

According to the Marriage records of Nelson Co., KY Moses married Mary Carr on 8 Nov 1787 with Samuel Case standing surety for them.  Mary Carr was listed as being a widow at the time.

Wife:   Mary (Polly) Davis

Father: Unknown Carr
Mother: unk.
Other Spouses: Samuel Case, Henry McMillin, Unk. Carr
Other Children: Elizabeth (Betsy) Case, Sarah Carr, Hannah Case, Peter Case, Nathaniel Case, Rachel Case, Aaron Case, Nancy Case

Since we are focusing on the Davis connection I am using Mary (Polly) Davis.  I really suspect Polly as her original maiden name and the search goes on. 

I have confirmed at least four marriages.  I believe that is all.  All names in order;

Polly ~ Carr ~ Davis ~ Case ~ McMillin

Mary Carr married Moses Davis 8 Nov 1787 in Nelson Co., KY with Samuel Davis standing in surety.  Mary Carr was listed at that time as being a widow.

Marriage records have an entry on 26 Oct 1790 showing Robert Simonton wed to Sarah (K)arr, daughter of Mary Davis, surety David Crable.  Consent for this marriage was granted by the parents, Moses and Mary Davis.

Samuel Case and Mary Davis on 21 Jan 1795.

Preble Co., OH records show Mary Case marrying Henry McMillin on 9 Dec 1819.  This would indicate Samuel died between 1816 (tax) and 1819 (remarriage).
After Mary Davis remarried her children filed a lawsuit for division of property left by Samuel Davis.

In 1825 Samuel D. Case, "born prior to the marriage" brought a seperate suit against her.  His full name being Samuel Davis Case it is assumed he is the son of Moses and Mary Davis yet there are no records found so far to verify this conclusion.

Male  Child 1:   Samuel Davis Case


Believed to be the son of Moses Davis and Mary Carr based on the middle name and the guarantee Samuel made. It was noted during a lawsuit between he and his mother that he a child of Mary's prior to marrying Samuel.

Here's my speculation and spin...Moses and Samuel were very good friends.  Moses named his first born after Samuel.  When Moses passed Samuel wed Mary and took Samuel on as his own.  OK, today it is a theory.  Tomorrow we may get lucky and find the link...good hunting.