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Sapphira Sophia Davis

Sapphira Sophia Davis

Female 1832 - 1917  (84 years)

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  • Name Sapphira Sophia Davis 
    Birth 27 May 1832  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 11 Feb 1917 
    Person ID I32489  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 May 2021 

    Family James Swinford,   b. 1831, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Jan 1863, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 32 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jonathan C. Swinford,   b. 6 Jun 1852, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Nov 1914, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)
     2. Martha Swinford,   b. 27 Oct 1857   d. 16 Jan 1919 (Age 61 years)
     3. James Swinford,   b. 11 Jan 1863, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Sep 1949, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F10572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Sophia Davis was born in May of 1832. Her name is sometimes seen as Safira/Sapphira. She married James Swinford on 23 AUG 1851 in McMinn County, TN and together they had six children. James died at Alton Military Prison in 1863. Sophia was POSSIBLY remarried on 14 JAN 1867, in Ralls County Missouri to William Shaw. Sophia would marry one final time to James Madison Brecheen/Brackeen on 22 SEP 1887 in Lamar County, Texas. After his death in 1905, Sophia lived with various grandchildren & other relatives, until her death in 1917.

      Her Obituary reads:
      Mrs. Sophia Brecheen died at the home of a grandson, with whom she lived, near Davenport, Sunday, February 11, 1917. Her age was 86 years. She is survived by 3 children and other relatives and a host of friends; she was a member of the Methodist Church. The body was brought to Wellston for interment, the funeral being conducted at the cemetery Monday [February 12, 1917] afternoon by Rev H. L. Cloud. Mrs. Brecheen was the grandmother of Mrs. Arthur [Della Mae Swinford] Kephart of this place [Wellston, OK].