Both of the Job's show up in the 1850 census. Neither of them show up in the 1860 census.
James M. Davis's son Job was the oldest. His middle initial is shown as "P".
|Name:||Job P Davis|
|Birth Year:||abt 1835|
|Home in 1850:||Ross, Stanly, North Carolina|
Henry's Job is just a toddler in 1850, and is not shown with a middle name.
|Birth Year:||abt 1848|
|Home in 1850:||Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina|
I finally have a definate answer to what happened to one of the Job's.
Stanly County, Job Pinkney Davis, age 20. This, of course, was the son of James Davis, who was noted as 15 in the 1850 census. Now we know when he died, (the column is headed "Died") and what the middle initial stood for.
As for Henry's Job, a history of the Palmers (Henry's second wife Martha, was a Palmer) tells that they believe he went to Mississippi with one of his sisters. And indeed, it appears that he may have.
In the 1880 Census, a "Jobe Davis" from North Carolina, of the approximately correct age, shows up in the census of Bright Corner, Carroll County, Mississippi.
|Birth Year:||abt 1850|
|Home in 1880:||Bright Corner, Carroll, Mississippi|
|Father's Birthplace:||North Carolina|
|Mother's Birthplace:||North Carolina|
|Neighbors:||View others on page|
Deaf and Dumb:
Idiotic or insane:
But what cinches it, is not shown in this view. Jobe is actually recorded in household number 131, along with 25 year old James O Wall and his 25 year old wife Offelia. In household number 130, is James O's father, James, with 5 more of his children, his wife already having passed away.
What makes this significant is that James Wall married Nancy Baldwin Davis, Job's oldest sister, in 1859 and they relocated to Carroll County, Mississippi. She was not his first wife, but the five children shown with Mr. Wall in 1880, were hers. It would make perfect sense that the Job Davis living with the Wall's in 1880 was their nephew/cousin. But where was he in 1860 and 1870?
It is very clear that James Wall and family did not go to Mississippi alone, but in a pack. In the 1860 census of Carroll County, they are neighbored by North Carolinians with Anson County surnames: Threadgill, Streeter, and Turner. But Henry's son Job is not the only son missing from Henry's household in 1860. Horton H. Davis, who definately survived, is not there either. Did they follow their sister to Mississippi and one return?
So what really became of Henry's Job?
Enough lookin' and maybe one day, I will find him too.