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Susan King Davis

Born c.1804 - Died 1888

Susan King Davis (c.1804-after 1888) was the daughter of Mary (Brown) King (died 1845) of Stafford.  She married Bailis Davis (c.1809-1857) who fished on Aquia Creek.  A newspaper notice stated, “Mrs. D. is 87 years of age, and has a wonderful memory.  She remembers seeing the British shipping going up the Potomac in the war of 1812-14, when Washington was burned by the British troops.”  At the time of this article Susan was residing with her nephew, Edward E. Crismond (Fredericksburg Star, Dec. 1, 1888).