Sarah Louise Davis
F, b. circa 1835, d. circa 1874
- Sarah Louise Davis was born circa 1835 in New York possibly Batavia, Genesee County.
- Sarah was governess at Greenwood from about six years, probably from about 1860 to 1866.
- The following appeared on 16 April 1862 in The Tri-Weekly Telegraph:
Ed. Telegraph--I beg to acknowledge the receipt of the following articles, contributed for the Hempstead Hospital, by the ladies of Danville and Waverly, through Mrs. Major Green Wood, of Danville, Montgomery county:
278 lbs. lard, 160 lbs. ham, 40 lbs. soap, 6 doz. candles, 88 lbs. butter, 93 doz. eggs, 2 calico spreads, 2 comforts, 12 mattrasses, 30 sheets, 27 pillows, 40 pillow cases, 40 towels, donated by the following persons:
Mrs. Mayfield, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Spiller, Mrs. Sessum, Miss Sarah L. Davis, Mrs. Green M. Wood, Mrs. J. M. Leivi, Mrs. Geo. Redding, Mrs. Major Redding, Mrs. Maj. Green Wood, Mrs. McGarr, Mrs. Charles Abercrombie, Mrs. Tryler, Mrs. Dr. Carr, Mrs. W. B. Scott, Miss Thompson, Mrs. Tabb, Mrs. Richard Williams, Waverly; Mrs. Col. Campbell, do; Mrs. Dr. Campbell, do; Mrs. Dr. Scott, do; Mrs. Col. Jno. Hill, do; Mrs. John C. Abercrombie, do; Mrs. Laura A. Scott, do; Mrs. Wm. B. Wood, Danville; Mrs. Wynne, do; Master Solomon Wood; Major Green Wood's servant[s], 31 doz. eggs; Mrs. Green Wood, cash, $10; Miss Sarah L. Davis, $10; Mrs. Dr. Stewart, $5.
Mrs. C. A. Groce,
Principal Hempstead Hospital.
Hempstead, April 10th, 1862.
- On 7 October 1864, Mary Jane LeGrand wrote to Rush Brevard Wood:
My Darling Son: I have been feeling quite uneasy about you. We heard you were sick from eating fruit. Do my dear child take care of yourself and you must feel no hesitancy in going to Mr. Spyker's if you should get sick or wounded. Your Pa has written to Mr. Spyker concerning you. They are most excellent people. You will feel perfectly at home there, and no doubt he would take pleasure in having the son of his old friend with him. Should you get back to Louisiana, Mr. Cummings Post Office is Collinsburg. . . . Miss Sarah has made Jack and yourself each a hat. . . . Give my love to Jack. Tell him if he should get sick he must call on Mr. Spyker. I forgot to mention it when I was speaking of it. . . .
- On 18 September 1865, Green Wood reported settling with Miss S. L. Davis, paid $240 in Specie and gave her his note for $1240 bearing that date.
Note: Former Greenwood governess Sarah Louise Davis married John W. Campbell
on 26 March 1867 in Galveston.
- She and John Wesley Campbell obtained a marriage license on 25 March 1867 in Galveston County, Texas.
- She married John Wesley Campbell, son of John Wesley Campbell and Ann Williamson Clark, on 26 March 1867 in Galveston, Texas.
- The following appeared on 3 April 1867 in Flake's Bulletin: [Married] At the residence of Colonel L. W. Groce in this city, on the 26th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Kato, Mr. John W. Campbell to Miss Sarah L. Davis, both of Danville, Montgomery county.
- The following appeared on 3 April 1867 in Flake's Bulletin: Married. At the residence of colonel L. W. Groce in this city, on the 26th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Kato?, Mr. John w. Campbell to Miss Sarah L. Davis, both of Danville, Montgomery county.
- John Wesley Campbell and Sarah Louise Davis appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Clear Creek, Harris County, Texas. Other members of the household included Ann Williamson Clark, Emeline L. Campbell and John Clark Campbell.
- Sarah Louise Davis died circa 1874.
- Her husband John Wesley Campbell became a widower at her death.
- Eddie Sue Goree, niece of John and Douglas Campbell paints a sorry picture of her uncles, but it is important to note that her knowledge and/or memory of her Campbell family was quite imperfect. For example, while there is hard evidence that Ann Campbell and sons Clark (and family), John, and Douglas settled in Montgomery County after leaving Louisiana in the mid-1850s, she states that "they settled at Clear Creek, near Galveston, and called their plantation 'Killiecrankie' after a place in Scotland."
- Last Edited: 21 Feb 2013