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  • ID: I1858
  • Name: Levina DOSS
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: bet. 1771-1775 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
  • Death: bet. 1830-1840
  • _TAG: Proven Ancestors
  • _UID: 3245CA28339A454390CA8C6857EBC7192E68
  • Note:
    52 Ancestors: #52 Levina DOSS ? Another Unmarried Mother and How She Helped Me Bring This Challenge Finale to an End with a Bang!

    Levina never married. She had as many as seven children out of wedlock.

    1810 U.S. Federal Census
    searching....listings for Pittsylvania County, formed in 1766, were not found on the 1810 census (one of the lost counties)

    1810 U.S. Tax List
    Personal A
    She may have been living in her father's household.

    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Levina Doss
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 (William b. abt. 1811 & Phillip b. abt. 1814)
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 ([--?--] b. 1804-1810)
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 (Thomas b. abt. 1801)
    0 males 16-18 yo (Thomas wasn't listed therefore he was 19 & under 26 yo)
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 (Mary E.)
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 ([--?--] born 1795-1804)
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 (Lavina b. abt. 1775)
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 (poss. mother Elizabeth b. abt. 1750)
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 8
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

    1830 U.S. Federal Census
    Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    Page No. 348
    Levina Doss
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1 (Elizabeth)
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 (Mary E.)
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 (Lavina, b. 1771-1775)
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 3
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 3

    In the 1830s all of Levina's children except for Phillip who married in 1835 moved to Mason County. It is not known if she was still living and made the move with the group or if she had died and the children moved on.

    1840 U.S. Federal Census
    searching....not in household of Thomas or William Doss.

    *****

    Re: Unknown daughter b. between 1795-1804
    The unknown female was no longer in the household in 1830 and may have married.

    This lady who married in the 1820s was a widow and not a daughter of Levina:

    DOSS, Jesse md. BROOKS, Rachel in 1793-08-13 in Pittsylvania
    STEWART, Nevin md. DOSS, Rachel 1822-12-21 in Pittsylvania
    [Source: http://pittsylvaniacountyhistory.com/marriages/]

    Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
    Name: Rachel Steward
    Birth Date: abt 1776
    Birth Place: Pittsylvania, Virginia
    Death Date: 5 Dec 1860
    Death Place: Washington, Virginia
    Death Age: 84
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Married
    Gender: Female
    Father Name: Wm. Brooks
    Spouse Name: Nevin Steward
    FHL Film Number: 2048587
    Source: Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data: "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  • Change Date: 21 MAY 2017 at 19:19:49



    Father: James DOSS b: ABT 1743 in Virginia
    Mother: Elizabeth LESTER b: ABT 1750

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children Thomas Doss b: ABT 1801 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
      2. Has No Children [--?--] Doss b: Bet. 1795-1804
      3. Has No Children [--?--] Doss b: bet. 1804-1810
      4. Has Children William Doss b: ABT 1811 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
      5. Has Children Phillip Valorius "Phil" Doss b: ABT 1814 in Virginia
      6. Has Children Mary E. "Polly" DOSS b: ABT 1816 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
      7. Has Children Elizabeth "Betsy" Doss b: Bet. 1821-1825 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
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