Davidson Family Line (Dorothy Davidson Gray paternal)

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Ancestor Name Birth / Death Married To Children - Direct Line in Red Photos
William Davison

William arrived from Ireland in 1760 on the Hopewell in Nova Scotia.  Jane first lived in Londonerry, New Hampshire and then sailed on the Hopewell to Nova Scotia.

b. 1740 - Ireland?

d. unknown

Married Jane Fletcher Davison

b. 1743 in Londonderry, Ireland

d. unknown

Must be one in between

b. unknown

d. unknown

bullet*William Davison*
William Davison

b. unknown

d. unknown

Married Ann Denny Davison

b. unknown

d. unknown

Known Child:
bullet*Samuel Davidson*, b. 1805 in Nova Scotia; d. 1852 in Nova Scotia; married Agnes Spencer
Samuel Davison (Captain) b. 1805 in Portapique, Nova Scotia

d. 1852 in Portapique, Nova Scotia

Married Agnes Spencer Davison in 1831

b. 1806

d. 1845


Samuel remarried in 1843 to Margaret Rutherford

bullet*Robert Davison*, b. 1831 in Nova Scotia; d. ?; married Lavinia Davison in March, 1855
bulletGeorge William Davison, b. 1834; d. 1901; married Esther McLellon
bulletRebecca Davison, b. 1831; d. 1883; married Georgia Lewis
bulletLucille Davison, b. ?; d. ?; married John Joseph Fulton


Robert Davison

Click this link to read about Robert Davison


Born about 1831 in Portapique, Kings Co., Canada

Death unknown

Married Lavinia Davison March 29, 1855


b. Dec 19, 1831 or 1832 in Nova Scotia, Canada

d. June 21, 1872


Lavinia's parents were married in 1822.  They were:


Thomas Davison, b. 1799, d. 1850 in Nova Scotia


Father:  David Davison


Mother:  Margaret Thompson Davison


Margaret Morrison Davison, b. 1802, d. 1883


Father: Daniel Morrison


Mother: Rachel McLellan Morrison


NOTE:  Ancestor John Morrison arrived in America in 1720 from Aberdeen, Scotland


So... both Robert and Lavinia had last name Davison before they were married....  hmmmmm, were they cousins?



Children (9 of them):

There is a good possibility that a number of their children died of T.B.

bulletAgnes Davidson, b. unknown
bulletGeorge G. Davidson, b. 1856
bulletNancy Davidson, b. 1858
bulletFulton J. Davidson, b. 1860; d. about 1940; married Sara Jane Scott
bulletThomas Davidson, b. 1862; d. 1881
bulletAlice Davidson, b. 1864; d. 1883
bulletDavid A. Davidson, b. 1866; d. 1884
bullet*Russell Arnard Davidson*, b. 8/21/1868 in Nova Scotia; d. 12/6/42 in Delano, CA; married Nina Isabelle Scott
bulletErnest Davidson, b. 1871; d. 1872
Russell Arnard Davidson

Click these links to read about Russell Davidson:  Pg 1 , Pg 2


Born:  Aug 21, 1868, Portapique, Nova Scotia, Canada

Died:  Dec 6, 1942, Delano, Calif.


Married Nina Isabelle Scott Davidson Nov. 20 1895 in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada

Born:  Apr 24, 1869 Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada  

Died:  Feb 13, 1922  Silver City, Grant Co., NM

Click these links to read about Isabelle:  Pg 1 , Pg 2


bullet*Dorothy Scott Davidson*, b. 11/30/1896 in Pinos Altos, NM; d. 9/15/1991 in Las Cruces, NM; married Allan Brasted Gray in Oct. 1920
bulletDavid Johnson Davidson, b. 10/10/1899 in Pinos Altos,NM; d. 1948 in Washington, DC; married Betty in Houston, TX
bulletRobert Scott Davidson, b. 8/5/1901 in Pinos Altos, NM; d. unknown; married Helen
bulletJean Lavinia Davidson, b. 2/27/1905 in Pinos Altos, NM; d. unknown; married Dr. Earl Craven
bulletLawrence Arnard Davidson, b. 8/30/1913 in Pinos Altos, NM; d. unknown; married Winifred



Russell Davidson later married May Webb in 1930 in Michigan

Dorothy Davidson Gray

Born:  Nov 30, 1896 (Pinos Altos, Grant Co., NM)

Died:  Sept. 15, 1991 (Las Cruces, NM)



Married Allan Brasted Gray on Oct. 12, 1920

Born:  Sept 18, 1892 (Indianola, Iowa)

Died:  April 12, 1974 (Las Cruces, NM)



bulletRussell Gray, Sr.
bulletHelen Gray
bullet*Annabelle Gray*
bulletBetty Gray
bulletAllan Gray, Jr.

Annabelle Gray Bumgarner

Annabelle with Carol on lap; niece Dorothy and nephew Rusty




b. 9/14/1925 in Kansas

d. 9/23/2003 in Las Cruces, NM


Married Raymond Arthur Bumgarner on Feb. 2, 1952 in Las Cruces, NM

b. 12/22/1923 in La Mesa, NM

d.  11/14/2000 in Las Cruces, NM

Raymond and Annabelle Children:


*Carol Arleen (Bumgarner) King* (b. 1952)


Steven Arthur Bumgarner (b. 1954)


Gladys Jean (Bumgarner) Van De Mark (b.1955)


Kay Evelyn (Bumgarner) Liebmann (b. 1958  d. 2005)


Raymond and Annabelle in front

Kids L>R: Gladys, Kay, Steve, Carol

Carol Bumgarner King

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Married Francis Frederick (Fred) King II on September 4, 1971 in Las Cruces, NM; Divorced in 1984; Fred born in 1947 in Kansas, grew up in Alamogordo, NM, and died in 2003 in San Antonio, TX

Carol later married David L. Duke in San Antonio, TX in 1988.  David died in 1993 in San Antonio.

Fred and Carol Child:
bulletTamara Renee King Safarik, b. 1975 - married Doug Safarik in Sept, 2004. They currently reside in Santa Fe, NM where Tamara works as an attorney and Doug is PhD chemical engineer at Los Alamos
bulletJackson Bryce Safarik - b. 06/14/2008