Descendants of James DAVISON & Jane MORAN

The following is a history, in genealogical format, of the descendants of James DAVISON, born 1809 in County Monahan , Ireland and Jane MORAN , born 1819 in County Derry (Londonderry), Ireland as far as I have been able to compile to date James sister Elizabeth DAVISON also came to Canada with her husband Henry SERGISON.


James DAVISON and Jane MORAN married in Canada circa 1840 and lived near Uxbridge in Ontario (now Durham ) County, Ontario where their first six children where born. They then relocated to the 12th concession of Sullivan Township, Grey County , in 1855 . They appear in the 1861 census of Sullivan Township with a family of ten.

William DAVISON, their oldest son (1842 - 1919), married Ann FLEMING about 1867, and the following year moved from Sullivan Twp. to Lot 2, Con 20, of Greenock Township. Their oldest son George, was born in Sullivan Township, while Jane, William, and Samuel Fleming, were born in Greenock.

John DAVISON was the second son (1844 - ?), but I have no further information on him.

James DAVISON (1846 - 1943) moved to Detroit , Michigan , as a young man. He married Eliza Mary WALTON and raised a family two girls, Lena (Mrs. Ernest POTTER ) and Mae (Mrs. Ernest MARCEL ), and a son John.

Annie DAVISON (1848 - 1885) married John
FOSTER. Annie and John had a family of eight. Rebecca Jane (Mrs. Wm. OSBORNE), William, John, David, Annie, Henry Samuel and Fred, who was raised by his grandmother Jane DAVISON in Greenock. Annie died a few days after Fred was born.

Samuel DAVISON (1853 - 1943) operated a hardware store in Chesley, Ontario, and was married first to Mary Jane THOMPSON. They had a family of six, Alice, William, Annie, Robert, John and Samuel Melville, before she passed away in 1893. Secondly Sam married Jennett ANDERSON in 1895 and their family was, Margaret (Mrs. Robert
McFARLANE), Wilfred, Andrew and Elizabeth (Mrs. Fred REUTER ).

Thomas DAVISON (1854 - 1928) moved to Michigan where he married Julia CONOVER and had four children.

HenryDAVISON (1856 - 1893) never married and died in Greenock Township when only 27.

Rebecca DAVISON (1856 - 1930) married James
CARSON and farmed in Sullivan Township near Desboro. Their family was, Jenny (Mrs. John CRAWFORD), Harry, Thomas who became Chief of Police in Owen Sound, Ontario, Ida (Mrs. Alfred FOSTER), Edward, Robert, Delsina (Mrs. Geo. URQUHART), Elmer and Robert.

David DAVISON (1859 - 1939) married Margaret WATSON , daughter of Wm. and Jane
RITCHIE. Dave and Margaret lived in Tawas City, Michigan, and their family was; Matthew, James, Anna May (Mrs. Geo. SMITH ), Orville, William Floyd who died in infancy, Mabel (Mrs. Percy KINNISH) and William.

Jane DAVISON (1861 - 1943) married Matt
DANIEL. They lived in Paisley, Bruce County, and had a family of two daughters, Annie May, who died at age five and Della who married Fred McLACHLAN .

Elizabeth DAVISON (1863 - 1929) married Robert WATSON , son of William
WATSON and Jane RITCHIE. Lizzie and Bob farmed on lot 3, con B of Elderslie Township and raised a family of three sons, Fred, Marshall and Melrose.

A Family portrait of the DAVISON Clan. Note James' picture in the upper right

The Pedigree Chart below is a portion of a larger chart encompassing all the known Ancestors of  Katherine Louise WATSON, daughter of John Mrshall "Jack" WATSON and  and Florence Mae METCALFE. She was born and raised in Greenock Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.
The current Descendant Journal contains as many desendants of the captioned couple as I have been able to idetify todate.   Paul DAVISONE born about 1780 below  is as far back as our researched has brought us to date.

The following pages show most of these families in more detail, but this genealogy is by no means complete and ultimately I hope to uncover more information about James DAVISON and Jane MORAN, where they lived prior to coming to Sullivan Twp, when they came to Canada and who their parents were. Meanwhile I would be pleased to hear from all of those reading these pages that recognize errors or omissions or have additional information that could be used to update this family history.

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  Descendants of James Ellis DAVISON
  Surname List
  Index of Names
  Sources (Bibliography)

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Latest Revision October 26, 2016

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