Tombstone Tuesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers which asks bloggers to create a post including an image of a gravestone of one or more ancestors; it may also include a brief description of the image or the ancestor.
photo by Jan Hensley
June 29, 1856
Aug 28, 1924
Oct 25, 1861
May 8, 1944
Josiah P. Davis was my great granduncle, brother to my great-grandfather Walter Davis. He married Elizabeth Frances Powell on November 30, 1879 in Rockingham County, Virginia. They had ten children, but two died in infancy. He farmed in the county most of his life. In his later years, he and his wife lived with their daughter Annie Manspeaker in Martinsburg, West Virginia, where they both died. They are buried in Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton, Virginia.
Searching for Josiah in census records is challenging. Sometimes he is listed as Josiah and sometimes as Joseph. His wife alternates between Lizzie and Fannie.