Dorcas Davis House (1782-Aft. 1850)

Dorcas Davis was born in Culpepper, Virginia in 1782 to Ignatius Davis and Mary Miller. She married, in about 1807, in Montgomery County, Kentucky to Joseph Proctor House. They moved shortly after their marriage to Bath County, Kentucky where all of their children were born between 1807 and 1824. Her husband died in about 1828 in Maysville, Mason, Kentucky. She moved with some of her children to Missouri where she is found living with her son, Thomas Proctor House, in the 1850 Census. That is the last record of her.

Jacob and Dorcas had seven children:

  1. Evaline House (1811-1901)
  2. Joseph Andrew C. House (born 1813)
  3. Thomas Proctor House (1816-1867)
  4. John Trumbo House (born 1817)
  5. William Northcutt House (born 1819)
  6. Sarah House (born 1822)
  7. Dorcas Leah House (born 1824)


Census Records

  1. 1820 Census: Owingsville, Bath, Kentucky - August 7, 1820
  2. 1850 Census: Lewis County, Missouri - September 25, 1850