1864 - 1898 (33 years)
||Davis, Martha Jane |
||24 Apr 1864
||Missouri, USA [1, 2]
||21 Jul 1870
||Platte Township, Union, Iowa, USA 
||9 Jun 1880
||Platte Township, Union, Iowa, USA 
||4 Apr 1898
||Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA [5, 6]
||Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Relatives of Aner Jane Sackett, Simon Sackett the Colonist
||18 May 2019 |
||Davis, Matthias, b. 22 Apr 1822, Morgan County, Kentucky, USA , d. 31 May 1888, Kent, Union, Iowa, USA (Age 66 years) |
||Sackett, Sarah Ann, b. 19 Sep 1826, Greene County, Ohio, USA , d. 2 Jun 1905, Kent, Union, Iowa, USA (Age 78 years) |
||28 Mar 1844
||Franklin County, Indiana, USA
- SACKETT, Sarah Ann / DAVID[DAVIS], Matthias / Franklin / 3-28-1844
||8 children |
| ||1. Davis, Oliver Perry, b. 8 Nov 1844, Franklin County, Indiana, USA , d. 6 Sep 1906, North Bend, Dodge, Nebraska, USA (Age 61 years)|
| ||2. Davis, Nancy S., b. 15 Oct 1846, Franklin County, Indiana, USA , d. 1932, Kent, Union, Iowa, USA (Age 85 years)|
| ||3. Davis, Ambrose Joel Roach, b. 7 Dec 1848, Franklin County, Indiana, USA , d. 18 Sep 1929, Kent, Union, Iowa, USA (Age 80 years)|
| ||4. Davis, Aner Elizabeth, b. 16 Mar 1852, Franklin County, Indiana, USA , d. 7 Sep 1866, Union County, Iowa, USA (Age 14 years)|
| ||5. Davis, George S., b. 27 Apr 1854, Lucas County, Iowa, USA , d. 19 Oct 1929, Kent, Union, Iowa, USA (Age 75 years)|
| ||6. Davis, William J., b. 4 Nov 1859, Lucas County, Iowa, USA , d. 1920, Kent, Union, Iowa, USA (Age 60 years)|
| ||7. Davis, Martha Jane, b. 24 Apr 1864, Missouri, USA , d. 4 Apr 1898, Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA (Age 33 years)|
| ||8. Davis, Matthias J., b. 13 Sep 1866, Union County, Iowa, USA , d. 11 Aug 1955 (Age 88 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Davis, Hiram H., d. Bef 1867 |
||Vaughn, Louisa A., d. Unknown |
||16 Jun 1861
||Jackson County, Kentucky, USA 
- Marriage License date from Diane Yannacci:
I found a second listing for a marriage record in Jackson County, Kentucky for Hiram H. Davis and Louiza A. Vaughn. Date of License, June 15, 1861 and I believe a bondsman was named Hurst, Allen.
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
Groom's Name: Hiram H. Davis
Bride's Name: Lenya A. Vaughn
Marriage Date: 16 Jun 1861
Marriage Place: Jackson, Kentucky
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01284-7
System Origin: Kentucky-EASy
Source Film Number: 802457
Reference Number: Pg. 13-14, #84
| ||1. Davis, Martha Jane, b. 24 Apr 1864, Missouri, USA , d. 4 Apr 1898, Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA (Age 33 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Goble, Marion Edward, b. 8 Jul 1849, Metamora, Franklin County, Indiana, USA , d. 10 Apr 1925 (Age 75 years) |
||6 Dec 1883
||Kent, Union, Iowa, USA 
Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Groom's Name: Marion E. Goble
Groom's Birth Date: 1849
Groom's Birthplace: Indiana
Groom's Age: 34
Bride's Name: Martha J. Davis
Bride's Birth Date: 1864
Bride's Birthplace: Mo.
Bride's Age: 19
Marriage Date: 06 Dec 1883
Marriage Place: Kent, Union, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: Thomas B. Goble
Groom's Mother's Name: Martha Gorrell
Bride's Father's Name: Hiram Davis
Bride's Mother's Name: Vaughn
Groom's Race: «tab»White
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name: «tab»
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Previous Husband's Name: «tab»
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51156-9
System Origin: «tab»Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1034916
Reference Number: v1 p42
| ||1. Goble, Lita Angeline, b. 13 May 1885, Kent, Union, Iowa, USA , d. 8 Jun 1964, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA (Age 79 years)|
| ||2. Goble, Marion Loren, b. 15 Apr 1887, Cormwell, Union, Iowa, USA , d. 3 Dec 1947, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA (Age 60 years)|
| ||3. Goble, Marvin Paul, b. Aug 1891, Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA , d. Abt 1920, New Jersey, USA (Age ~ 28 years)|
||11 Jan 2012 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 24 Apr 1864 - Missouri, USA
|Census - 21 Jul 1870 - Platte Township, Union, Iowa, USA
|Census - 9 Jun 1880 - Platte Township, Union, Iowa, USA
|Married - 6 Dec 1883 - Kent, Union, Iowa, USA
|Child - Goble, Lita Angeline - 13 May 1885 - Kent, Union, Iowa, USA
|Child - Goble, Marion Loren - 15 Apr 1887 - Cormwell, Union, Iowa, USA
|Child - Goble, Marvin Paul - Aug 1891 - Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
|Died - 4 Apr 1898 - Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
- Notes by Elsa Darline Walker Eden - 1998
The first three years of Martha's life, who her parents actually were, how and why she came to live with Matthias and Sarah Davis is a mystery.
Her date of birth is recorded the same in three "Davis" family Bibles that we are aware of. A "Davis" Bible which belonged to Matthias Davis III, and his wife, Lena, was given to Lita (Goble) Deakins by her "Uncle Matt" in the 1950's. There appears this notation on the Birth page: "Martha J. Davis, April 14, 1864, adopted to Matthias & Sarah Ann Davis in Union Co., Iowa, 1867". Lita did not know until she received this Bible that her mother had been adopted, her mother having died when she was age 13.
However, in 1997 the following 2 Adoption Records were found at the Courthouse in Creston, Union Co., Iowa:
The first record, filed June 17, 1867; "J. F. Bishop (County Judge) to Nancy C. Davis," "Nancy C. Davis, daughter of Louisa A. Davis, formerly of Missouri and now address unknown, and ______ Davis, said to be deceased." In this record she is being adopted by C. J. and Hulda A. Hoover and is renamed "Martha Washington Hoover." She is stated to be "about three years old" at that time.
The second record, filed January 20, 1868 is titled "C. J. Hoover to Matthias Davis." In this record C. J. and Hulda A. Hoover give "with love and affection their adopted daughter, Martha W. Hoover, the care and control of said child during her minority, to Matthias and Sarah Ann Davis." Matthias and Sarah Ann agree that they will "treat the child with kindness, adopting her as a member of the family, and give to her an equal share of their property with the rest of their heirs."
Further complicating what we know about Martha's parentage is the marriage record of Martha to Marion E. Goble found in 1997. This was also in the County Courthouse, Creston, Union Co, Iowa "Register of Marriages," Book One 1880-1892, Page 42.
No. of License: 527, Date of License: Nov. 30, 1883, By whom affidavit, if any is made: J. S. Davis,
Full Name of Groom: Marion E. Goble, Place of Residence: Gentry, MO, Occupation: Farmer,
Age next Birthday: 35 years, Race or Color: White, Place of Birth: Indiana, Father's Name: Thomas B. Goble, Mother's Maiden Name: Martha Gorrell, No. of Groom's marriage: First
Full Name of Bride: Martha J. Davis, Place of Residence: Kent, Age next Birthday: 20 years,
Race or Color: White, Place of Birth: MO, Father's Name: HIRAM DAVIS,
Mother's Maiden Name: _______VAUGHN, No. of Bride's Marriage: First, Where and when Married: At Kent, Iowa, December 6, 1883, Witnesses: G. M. Long & R. H. Hutchins, By whom Certified, Name and Office: D. B. Long, Minister.
The following is an obituary for Martha J. Davis Goble, printed in the Blue Valley Blade newspaper, Seward, Nebraska on March 9, 1898:
"Martha J. Goble was born near Hopkins, Worth Co.*, Missouri, April 4th, 1864 and died in Seward March 3rd, 1898, aged thirty-three years, ten months, and ten days. When nineteen years of age she became identified with the Christian church. Her husband and three children survive her. The last tribute of respect was shown this departed one on Sunday, March 6th, at 2 P. M. at the home, a goodly number of friends and neighbors attending the funeral conducted by Rev. E. F. Bowers, after which the disease wasted form was laid to rest awaiting the coming of the Prince of Peace."
*Hopkins, MO is in Nodaway Co., not Worth Co.
1880 Census; Platte, Union, Iowa
Family History Library Film: 1254366; NA Film Number: T9-0366
Page Number: 296D
Martha J. DAVIS, Dau, S, Female, W, 16, MO, --, ---, ---
# Birth: 24 APR 1864 in Missouri
# Death: 4 APR 1898 in Seward, Seward County, Nebraska
Find A Grave Memorial
Martha Jane (Davis) Goble
Birth: Apr. 14, 1864
Death: Mar. 3, 1898; Seward, Seward County, Nebraska, USA
Wife of Marion Edward Goble, she died in Seward, NE, leaving behind her husband and three children, and was buried in an unknown location.
Marion Edward Goble (1849 - 1925)
Lita A Goble Deakins (1885 - 1964)
Marion Loren Goble (1887 - 1947)
Marvin Thomas Goble (1890 - 1923)
Created by: Mary OConnor
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71305783
- (Medical):The Seward (NE) Genealogical Society sent the above to me in 1997. They were unable to find where Martha was buried. There are no records of cause of death, but family stories were that the cause was "Consumption."
- [S172] Deloris Adkins Schwarz .
- [S960] 1880 U.S. Census.
- [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3).
1870 Census, enumerated 21 Jul 1870 in Platte Township, Union County, Iowa, United States
Matthias Davis M 48 Kentucky
Sarah Davis F 43 Ohio
Nancy Davis F 23 Indiana
Joel Davis M 21 Indiana
Geo Davis M 16 Iowa
Wm J Davis M 10 Iowa
Martha Davis F 6 Missouri
Matthias Davis M 3 Iowa
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDK9-9C1 : 12 April 2016), Matthias Davis, Iowa, United States; citing p. , family 40, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,920.
- [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3).
1880 Census, enumerated 5 & 9 Jun 1880 in Platte Township, Union County, Iowa, United States
Mathias Davis Self M 58 Kentucky, United States
Sarah A Davis Wife F 54 Ohio, United States
Nancy S Davis Daughter F 33 Indiana, United States
Ambros J Davis Son M 31 Indiana, United States
George S Davis Son M 26 Iowa, United States
William J Davis Son M 20 Iowa, United States
Mathias Davis Son M 13 Iowa, United States
Martha J Davis Daughter F 16 Missouri, United States
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDLK-ZDM : 12 August 2017), Mathias Davis, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 226, sheet 296D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0366; FHL microfilm 1,254,366.
- [S404] Patricia Straube, Straub, Patricia, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=matthiasdavis).
- [S601] WorldConnect db: matthiasdavis, Patricia Straube, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/).
- [S31] Marriage Record, Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWTR-5JR (Reliability: 3).
- [S770] Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, (https://familysearch.org/), Reference Number: v1 p42 (Reliability: 3).