He became the first Natchez planter to ship cotton by steamboat to New Orleans in 1811. With increasing steamboat traffic, fewer people used the Natchez Trace. 
Samuel A. DAVIS, Sr. married Lucinda THROCKMORTON 25 Mar 1818, Jefferson Co., MS
(Joseph DAVIS and Samuel A. DAVIS, Jr., b. 1830/1, d. 20 Sep died young)
Birth: 29 Jul 1820 Death: 1 May 1899 Marriage: 19 Aug 1855
Wife: Pauline TAYLOR Birth: 31 Jan 1836 Death: 10 Jan 1919
1. Charles Alexander DAVIS, b. 1856; d. 1864
2. Lucy Hannah DAVIS, b. 1858
3. Samuel Taylor DAVIS, b. 1861 married Clara Baird
4. Robert Keary DAVIS, b. 1863 married Christina Davis
5. Helen Frances DAVIS, b. 1866; d. 1879
6. Pauline DAVIS, b. 1871
1. Kirk Bentley Barb. 1971. "Extract from Genealogy of Jefferson Davis." Appendix III, pp. 488-508 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840. Haskell M. Monroe, Jr., and James T. McIntosh, eds. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge. [Rev. ed. of 1991 not seen.]
2. Haskell M. Monroe., Jr. & James T. McIntosh, eds. 1971. "Genealogy of the Davis Family." Appendix IV, pp. 505-529 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge. [Rev. ed. of 1991 not seen.]
3. Ernesto Caldeira. 1983. "Davis Family Genealogy." Appendix II, pp. 402-416 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 4, 1849-1852. Linda Lasswell Christ, Mary Seaton Dix, and Richard E. Beringer, eds. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.
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