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Louisa Hoover Davis
Louisa was born in Armenia; saw her mother killed in a massacre, probably in a war between Russia and Persia. Her father escaped with Louisa and her brother and came to the United States on a cattle boat. Louisa was indentured to the family of a physician named Hoover in South Carolina. Daniel met and married her there and brought her back to Dora to live. She outlived her husband by more than twenty years and continued to run the farm with her children's help after Daniel died. Thus she was one of the few women of her time with private property of her own. She was affectionately known as "Aunt Louisa".) Daniel and Louisa had twelve children: John, Josiah, Martin, Joan, Jake, Bill, Mary, Sarah, Lucinda, Jane, Martha—married Burwell B. Posten, and James Wesley—married Sarah Elizabeth Snow. "