Mary Elizabeth Francis
- Born: 14 Sep 1823, Virginia
- Marriage: John J. Davis
- Died: 19 Oct 1890, Elmont, Hanover Co., Va at age 67
- Buried: Francis Farm Cemetery, Hanover County, Virginia
The 1850 Federal Census for the West District, Hanover Co., Va., page 364B, dated October 8, 1850 records John J. (39 - VA) and Mary E. (26 - VA) Davis with children Wm H. (13), Sarah J. (11), Mary (4), John Minor (1), and Mildred (1/14). John is a Farmer with real estate valued at $1,500. Nearby (page 365A) is Mary's widowed mother and her siblings. The family has 4 slaves.
The 1860 Federal Census for St. Pauls Parish, Ashland, Hanover Co., Va., St. Paul's Parish, page 4A, dated July 30, 1860 records Charles R. Francis (22 - Carpenter) living in the home of J. J. Davis: J. J. Davis (47 - VA) [John J. Davis], M. E. Davis (20 - female) [Mary Elizabeth Francis Davis - aged 36], M. A. Davis (14 - female) [Mary Ann Lavinia Davis], J. M. Davis (11 - male) [John Minor Davis], I. C. Davis (8 - female), E. J. Davis (7 - female), Nancy J. Davis (5 - female), L. N. Davis (3 - female), M. H. Davis (2 - female), and M. D. Davis (1 - female). J. J. Davis is the husband of Charles' sister and is a farmer with real estate valued at $1,800 and a personal estate valued at $2,700 including 7 slaves (5 children under the age of 5). Charles is a few doors down from his brother, J. T. Francis (34), and his wife Sarah (34) and daughter M. J. (7/12).
Mary married John J. Davis. (John J. Davis was born circa 1807 in Virginia, died in 1871 in Hanover Co., VA and was buried in Francis Farm Cemetery, Hanover County, Virginia.)