The Daves Family Tree
Jennie Daves & William Ackley Carpenter
Elemuel Loven Daves & Mary Elsie Weldon
James Loving Daves & Margaret Ann Carter
James Loving Daves and Margaret Carter were the second couple to buy a license in newly organized Palo Pinto County and their son, Woodbury Daves, was the first child born to a couple that married in the newly organized county. His birth date was January 14, 1859. Mr. Daves was born in Mississippi in 1819 and came to Palo Pinto County in 1856, settling north of Gordon on Palo Pinto Creek and lived there until 1871 when he moved east of Santo. He was a Texas Ranger and served under Sul Ross. He was a Baptist and he died in 1882 and was buried in East Santo Cemetery. Mrs. Daves, a native of Arkansas, came to Texas with her parents in 1856 and they settled north of where Gordon now is at a place known as Carter's Branch. Her family lost many horses and cattle in the early days but no member was killed. She also was a Baptist and she died in 1912 at the age of 68. Woodbury Daves, the son born in the new county, married Abbie Louise Bearden, a native of Georgia. Mr. Daves died in 1928. Other children of the James Loving Daves were Green Daves, who died in 1935; Becky Daves Bearden, Mary Josephine Daves Newberry, Ben Daves, Altus Daves, Viola Daves Stokes, Jim Daves, Lem Daves and Pernie Daves Bearden. Grandchildren of the pioneer couple are Margaret (Mrs. J. L.) Whitley, M. W. Daves, J. M. Daves, H. H. Newberry and Lula Steen all of whom live in Palo Pinto County.
Elisha Green Daves was the son of James Loving Daves and Margaret Carter. He was born March 20, 1861 at Palo Pinto, Texas. According to his death certificate, he was a cowboy and was single at the time of his death and may not have married. He died on January 25, 1936 at Palo Pinto, Texas and is buried at Palo Pinto, Texas.
Harrison Woodbury Daves was the son of James Loving Daves and Margaret Carter. He was born on January 14, 1859 at Sharp's Mills, Texas. He was the first child born to a couple married in Palo Pinto County. He married Abbie Louise Bearden on March 29, 1879. He died January 12, 1929 at Palo Pinto, Texas.
James Carter Daves was born March 13, 1877 in Palo Pinto, Texas. He was the son of James Loving Daves and Margaret Carter. He died December 17, 1957 at Forth Worth, Texas. He married Olive Price and they had two children, Alfred Loving Daves and Margaret F. Daves. He was an oilfield worker.
Mary Josephine Daves was born May 24, 1864 at Palo Pinto, Texas. She was the daughter of James Loving Daves and Margaret Carter. She married William Riggs Newberry. She died October 29, 1949 at Santo, Texas. Her husband predeceased her on June 7, 1891. He was killed in a duel.
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