Name: Levina DOSS
Birth: bet. 1771-1775 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death: bet. 1830-1840
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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
She may have been living in her father's household.
1820 U.S. Federal Census
Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
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
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
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
Marital Status: Married
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.
Father: James DOSS b: ABT 1743 in Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth LESTER b: ABT 1750
- Thomas Doss b: ABT 1801 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
- [--?--] Doss b: Bet. 1795-1804
- [--?--] Doss b: bet. 1804-1810
- William Doss b: ABT 1811 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
- Phillip Valorius "Phil" Doss b: ABT 1814 in Virginia
- Mary E. "Polly" DOSS b: ABT 1816 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
- Elizabeth "Betsy" Doss b: Bet. 1821-1825 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia