The  following  exerpt  is  from  :  HISTORY OF THE   DAVISON   FAMILY  /  1785 -- 1934

The first Davison we have only knowledge of is John Davidson.

    He is Scotch-Irish descent. His wife was Elizabeth Wilson. John Davison had three daughters -

     - Jane Caldwell ; Sallie McMillen and Mrs. Stear. He also had one son -- Isaac DAVISON.

   
ISAAC DAVISON was born May 1, 1782 or 1785. (One record says 1782 and another 1785)

He came to the United States when about four years old, probably 1789. He died June 1, 1849.

    He married
Jane Kinney, born July 20, 1780 and died on March 8, 1845.  (Second wife was

Mrs. Armstrong Jack)  Jane Kinney had four sisters; Betsy Alison, Nancy Coulter, Margaret
Scott and Fannie McManigal.

 

James  Franklin  Davison  -  Direct  Family  Lineage


​                  Davison  -  Bumpus  -  McBride

James Franklin (4) Davison (John 3, Isaac H. 2, John 1)
            was born June 16, 1836 in Plum Twp., Venango Co., Pa.
            and died 1876 in Sunville, Venango Co., Pa.  He married
           
Lucinda Mathers, daughter of Samuel Mathers.

Elma Elizabeth (5) Davison
               (James Franklin 4, John 3, Isaac H. 2, John 1)
           was born April 25, 1863 in Jackson Twp., Cooperstown, Pa.
           and died Oct. 19, 1958.
               She married
Frederick Rufus Bumpus, April 19, 1888.
                     ( son of Erastus Bumpus and Ann Shirley )


Childen of
Elma Davison and Frederick Bumpus are:
 
         i.     
Leo Shirley Bumpus, b. May 10, 1889; d. Oct. 31, 1972
                      Venango Co., Pa.
                          Married (1)
Nora Bernice Brown
                                         (2) Marie Riddle
         ii.     James Maxwell Bumpus, b. Feb. 25, 1891
                      Johnsonburg, Pa. d. Aug. 22, 1970
          iii.    Leonard Davison Bumpus, b. Sep. 29, 1893, d. Nov. 9, 1968
          iv.    Bernice Irene Bumpus, b. Sep. 4, 1895; d. March 12, 1918
                      Married Clyde Pringle
          v.     Theodore Dalton Bumpus, b. July 23, 1900; d. Sep. 23, 1987
           vi.    Infant Girl Bumpus
           vii.   Catherine Bumpus
          viii.  Nellie Marie Bumpus, b. July 8, 1904; d. Oct. 26, 1991
          ix.    Ferne Elizabeth Bumpus, b. Aug 6, 1908; d. sep. 25, 1989

John (3) Davison (Isaac H. 2, John 1) was born May 14, 1803 in
         Mercer Co. Pa. and died April 26, 1875 in Sunville, Venengo Co., Pa.
         Married twice: (1) Eliza Weekly  (2) Elizabeth Foster

Children of
John Davison and Eliza Weekly
 
         i.    Isabella (4) Davison, b. Bef. 1835; m. Lafayette Straight
         ii.   Isaac W. Davison, b. Bef. 1836
         iii. 
James Franklin Davison, b. June 16, 1836, Plum Twp.
                   Venango Co., Pa. d. 1876, Sunville, Venango Co., Pa.
                   Married: Lucinda Mathers, Jan 18, 1860
         iv.  Elizabeth Jane Davison, b. Aft. 1836; m. David Mathers
         v.   Fannie Davison, b. Aft. 1837; m. Samuel Williams
         vi.  Sarah Amanda Davison, b. Aft. 1838; m. Edward Schultz
         vii.  Martha A. Davison, b. Aft. 1839; m. Robert Battin

Children of Isaac Davison and Jane Kenney are:
 
         i.     
John (3) Davison, b. May 14, 1803, Mercer Co., Pa.
                      d. April 26, 1875, Sunville, Venango Co., Pa.
         ii.     Fannie Davison, b. June 12, 1805
                      m. (1) William Barnes (2) John Burris
         iii.    Robert Davison, b. june 15,1807; d. Dec. 12, 1886
                          Sunville, Venango Co., Pa.
         iv.    James Davison, b. April 26, 1810, Mercer Co., Pa.
                       d. Sunville, Venango Co., Pa.,
                 m. Margaret Jane Bingham, Jan. 1, 1835, Centerville, Pa.
         v.    William Wilson Davison, b. May 11, 1812, Mercer Co., Pa.
                    d. May 18, 1862, Sunville, Venango Co., Pa.
                    m. Methiah VanDyke
          vi.   Stewart Davison, b. April 27, 1814, Mercer Co., Pa.
                    d. Nov. 26, 1894, Browsdale, Butler Co., Pa.
                    m. (1) Susan Warmcastle (2) Wilmina Stevenson
          vii.  Jane Davison, b. Oct. 16, 1818; d. 1898
          viii.  Alexander Davison, b. March 22, 1821, Butler Co., Pa.
                    d. Irvington, Kossuth Co., Iowa
                    m. Minerva Bingham, Abt. 1847
          ix.    Sarah Ann Davison, b. July 9, 1825, Mercer Co., Pa.
                    d. March 14, 1904, Kossuth, Iowa
                    m. James Green, June 3, 1847,
                        Plain Grove Presbyterian Church

Children of James Davison and Lucinda Mathers :


 i.    Lottie Letta (5) Davison, b. May 27, 1862, d. Jan 11, 1946, Franklin, Pa.
ii.   
Elma Elizabeth Davison, b. April 25, 1863, Jackson Twp.
             Cooperstown, Pa. d. Oct. 19, 1958
                  Married
Frederick Rufus Bumpus, April 19, 1888
iii.  Frederick Harrison Davison, b. 1865; m. Cora Dingman
iv.  Anna Belle Davison, b. 1872; m. Robert Hartman

McBride - Bumpus Genealogy

Leo Shirley (6) Bumpus
(Elma Elizabeth 5 Davison, James Franklin 4, John 3, Isaac H. 2, John 1)
          was born May 10, 1889, and died October 31, 1972 in
          Venango Co., Pa.,  He married twice:
               ( 1 ) 
Nora Bernice Brown - Feb. 19, 1916, Cooperstown,
                        Venango Co., Pa.
                        Born -  July 26, 1888 / Died - October 8, 1935
                        Daughter of Wesley Brown and Sarah Forker
               ( 2 )  Marie Twila George Riddle - Sep. 25, 1939
                        Born - Nov. 29, 1893 / Died - Feb. 14, 1972
 
(All are buried at the Sunville Cemetery, Venango Co., Pa.)


Children of
Leo Bumpus and Nora Brown are:
 
          i.     Bernice Jane (7) Bumpus, b. Dec. 13, 1919, Bradleytown,
                Venango Co., Pa. d. Oct. 17, 1985, Bradleytown, Pa.  She
                Married Robert G. Noel, Oct. 22, 1943.  He was born  30

                April 1916 and died 24 Oct 1994.  They are both buried

                at Sunville, Venango County, Pennsylvania.  They had

                3 daughters - 2 living into adulthood with families.
          ii.   Margaret Elma Bumpus, b. July 14, 1921, Bradleytown,
                Venango Co., Pa. d. Aug. 17, 1997, Butler, Pa.  She

                is buried at Slippery Rock, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
                Married James Harold McBride, Nov. 3, 1944.  He was born

                10 September 1923.  They had 5 children all living into

                 adulthood with families.
          iii.  Infant Daughter Bumpus, born/died 1924
          iv.  Frederick Wesley Bumpus, b. Nov. 20, 1926, d. April 15, 1942
                     Bradleytown, Venango Co., Pa.
          v.    Ruth Shirley Bumpus, born/died 1928
         vi.   Florence Elizabeth Bumpus, b. Jan 8, 1930. Bradleytown,
                  Venango Co., Pa. - d. 21 May 2008. Married Elery L. Smith

                  10 Nov 1951. He was born 20 Aug 1927. He died 19 Apr 2014.

                  They are both buried at Ashton, Venango Co., Pennsylvania.

​                   Thay had 4 children living into adulthood with families.