Who I Am    and    Why I Do What I Do 

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A Synopsis


Andrew Jackson Davis & Laura Ann Wilson, my paternal g-grands

Davis African Prince,often talked about, unknown nationality or tribal connection (I suspect one in Cameroon) Davis, original user of surname (Muskogee in Alabama) | Jack Davis Muklasha (called Malaglaska) Muskogee in Alabama at Horshoe Bend; had a son: Joe Davis Black Creek Indian (POW) in Ala.; first to be a slave of Burlesons (Andrew Jackson's officers in Alabama), when they were taking Texas; married Louisa, slave from Kentucky at Hogeye, TX; his family was sold to the Pollards, outside  Waco; then married Agnes; birthed a son: Andrew Jackson DavisBlack Creek, Hogeye, TX who married Laura Ann WilsonBlack Creek, from Arkansas Territory, (daughter of Creek Indian Scipio Wilson); the couple were co-founders St. John Colony, TX, 1873 (with 13 other Black Indian families, mostly from Alabama, led by John Winn); birthed a son: Silas Leonard Davis Black Creek,St. John Colony, TX; marriedWillie Cora Thompson Seminole, Tenis Creek, TX; birthed a son: Otis Douglas DavisSt. John Colony, TX, marriedJames Izenetta Overton, Maha, TX  

Silas Leonard & Willie Cora Thompson Davis, patrilineal grands; Otis Douglas & J. Izenetta Overton Davis, father & mother; James Everett Overton II, matrilineal grand; Lil Doug, Ruff, Frances Elaine, sister, 1948.

Thompson - Henry Thompson, a Seminole from Okmulgee, OK (Clearview); was a Black Indian scout and cook who "sailed down the Guadalupe River in TX with Juan Seguin to settle the town of Seguin, TX"; married Emily Swain, had a son: Willie DeWitt Thompson in TX; he married Roxie Anna Franks Black/Aranamas Indian/Anglo, Dale, TX; had a daughter: Willie Cora Thompson Black Indian, Tenis Creek, TX

jeverettoverton.jpgOverton John Overton Slave Master, Travelers Rest, Tenn. ~ Emily House Slave, Travelers Rest,Tenn. birthed son: James Everett Overton Mulatto, Travelers Rest, Tenn. moved to Central TX w/ mother Emily & 8 siblings, 1873; settled Pleasant Valley, TX; married Blinda Taylor Tsalagi maiden, daughter of Tsalagi Chief Red Fox (Richard Taylor) living just south of the Colorado River, Central Texas, near Pleasant Valley. The Overtons and Chief Taylor were from the same area in Tennessee. The couple birthed a son: James Everett Overton II Pleasant Valley, TX who married Geneva Franklin Pleasant Valley, TX; had a daughter James Izenetta Overton Maha, TXananfranklin.jpg

 James Everett Overton I
my matrilineal g-grandfather

Franklin  Thomas Jefferson Franklin one of two brothers, fugitive slaves from Mississippi,ran to Tennessee where they split up, and his brother ran north into Illinois. He was a forefather of Rev. C. L. Franklin, father of Aretha Franklin. Thomas ran to Indian Territory where he remained for some time, then absconded to Central Texas and married Mary Jane a German woman who birthed a son: Ananias Franklin a mulatto, in Pleasant Valley, TX. He married Callie Harris a mulatto from Waelder, TX; she birthed a daughter: Geneva Franklin in Pleasant Valley.

Ananias Franklin,
matrilineal g-grand

James Everett Overton II &
Geneva Franklin-Overton,
matrilineal grands

Lil Doug with his mother Izenetta, sister Frances and dad O.D., 1948       




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