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John D. Davis

John D. Davis was born July 27, 1816, in Tennessee to Andrew Davis and his wife, Mary Orton Davis of North and South Carolina respectively. Andrew Davis was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.


John D. Davis lived for a while in Monroe County, Mississippi; also, Tippah County, coming to Nevada County, Arkansas in the year 1870 where he became a prosperous farmer. He married Margaret Miller in Tippah County Mississippi in 1847. She was born in Georgia in 1824.


They had eight children: John D.; Mary C.; Lucinda Ann*; J, Melville; Virgil E.; James W.; Robert W.; Elizabeth; Mary.


*Lucinda Ann Davis married Benjamin F. Steele in 1880. She died March 15, 1928, buried in Moscow Cemetery near Prescott, Arkansas. They had seven children.


From the papers of Mrs. Steele Moore.

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