Allen-Lewis and Davison-Ridgeway Families: Migrations to Missouri


This detailed family history is the result of the author’s search for information about the ancestors of his mother, Zora "Eileene" Davison Pippenger, through her mother, Velma Pearl Allen (1902–1990), and her father, Chester Leland Davison (1901–1991). The included pedigree chart traces Zora’s ancestors back to James Davison (c.1773–c.1852) and Catherine (perhaps Long), Ausburn Ridgeway (c.1770–1841) and Jane Phelps, Thomas Allen (c.1800–c.1893) and Lucy (perhaps Bell), Samuel Robinson Hicks (1820–1867) and Grizell Ann Brison (1825–1865), Joab Lewis (1833–1886) and Martha Ann Kelley (c.1834–d. before 1866), and, Watson M. Adair (c.1824–d. before 1858) and Mary Elizabeth “Polly” Sweazea (c.1828–1868).

The author has provided a wealth of genealogical information as well as varying amounts of biographical information. Chapters are devoted to the following families: Allen, Hicks, Lewis, Adair, Sweazea, Bigger, Davison, and Ridgeway. Numerous photographs, facsimile reprints of original documents, a bibliography, and an index to full-names, places and subjects add to the value of this work.

Wesley E. Pippenger

(2014), 2019, 8½x11, paper, index, 262 pp

ISBN: 9780788458811