William and Caroline (Stover) Davis - Bill and Cal Davis grieved the untimely death of their beloved daughter for the remainder of their lives. Cal continued to raise Ova’s younger sister and brothers. She died on 14 December 1902 (FOOTNOTE) and was buried near Ova in the Davis Cemetery near their home.

Bill continued to be active in community affairs. He served as a Justice of the Peace for District 8, as prosecutor for Criminal affairs in Putnam County, and as County Judge. Throughout his entire career, he worked as Storekeeper and Gauger for Federal Internal Revenue Service. Bill died on 26 March 1910 (FOOTNOTE) at the home of his son, Dr. Shelah D. Davis. His obituary appeared in the Putnam County Herald on 31 May 1910.

Judge W. G. Davis died suddenly at the home of his son, Dr. S. D. Davis, in this city about 8 o'clock Saturday night, March 26, 1910. He was buried at the family graveyard on Sunday. Judge Davis was widely known and highly esteemed through this section of the state. (FOOTNOTE)

Sally Davis - Sally married Sam Pierce Mosley on 27 December 1894 in Putnam County. She and Sam were first cousins; their mothers were sisters. Sally gave birth to their only child, Cheatham Davis Mosley, on 26 September 1895 (FOOTNOTE) and died eleven days later on 7 October 1895. She is buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Wilson County. (FOOTNOTE) Her son lived for a short three months before dying.

Albert Riley Austin - At the time of the murder, Albert had recently married Ova’s sister Avo. They continued to live near the Davis family and raised a family of five children. Albert served many years as Deputy Sheriff of Putnam County. Avo died 29 December 1944 in Wayne County, Michigan. (FOOTNOTE) Albert died 25 January 1953 in Putnam County. (FOOTNOTE) They are both buried in the Davis Cemetery.

John Campbell York - John and his family remained in Putnam County until the late 1890s. At that point, he became a Homesteader in Carroll County, Arkansas. He received a Confederate Pension for his service in the Confederate Cavalry for Arkansas during the Civil War. He died 18 November 1915 and was buried in the York Cemetery in Carroll County, Arkansas. (FOOTNOTE)

Mansfield Scott Davis - Scott and his family remained in Putnam County until about 1921. Then, he and his wife moved to Grant County, Kansas where he died in 1923. He is buried in the Ulysses Cemetery in Grant County. (FOOTNOTE)

Elizabeth (Elrod) Green Vinson - After living a life filled with tragedy, Elizabeth died 16 September 1900 in Putnam County. (FOOTNOTE) It is unknown where she is buried. During her lifetime, she lost two husbands to murder; had one son convicted of murder and barely escape the hangman’s noose; and lost four other children before their time: Mary Buck Green Stover, Elias Green, Nancy Elizabeth Green, and Anna Vinson Allison.

Elias Green - Not much is known about Elias after John’s trial. He probably remained in Putnam County. It is believed that he had died between 1887-1900. His mother reported in the 1900 Census that she had given birth to 10 children, of which only five were still living. Elias would have been one of the deceased children.

Harrison A. Green - Harrison married Nancy Childress on 14 March 1897 in DeKalb County. They had two sons - one of which he named for his brother John. Harrison died in 1912 and was buried in the Mt. Holley Cemetery in DeKalb County. (FOOTNOTE)

Alonzo Leonidas Green - Of the Green children, Lon lived the longest. Lon married Elizabeth “Betty” Gracy 31 May 1891 in DeKalb County. They settled in Putnam County and raised a family of four children. Lon died on 10 June 1947 and was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery in Putnam County. (FOOTNOTE) His obituary reads

Funeral Services for Alonzo Green, 86, Held - Funeral services for Alonzo Green, 86, were held Wednesday afternoon at his home in the Eight District. The services were conducted by the Rev. Tompkins and burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Mr. Green died at his home following an illness of 10 days. He was born November 26, 1860. He we married to Miss Betty Gracy in 1890.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Betty Gracy Green of Silver Point; two sons, Harrison Green and Jim Green of Silver Point; two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Dilldine of Baxter, and Mrs. James Rae of Silver Point; half brother, Billie Venson of Kansas; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. (FOOTNOTE)

The Murder of Ova Davis - 1887 - References