Samuel Davis

Samuel Lewis Davis (1827 - 1905)

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Samuel Lewis "Raver" Davis
Born in Giles County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 24 Jun 1845 in Raleigh County, West Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Raleigh County, West Virginiamap
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S. Davis-Dixon: Davis family history handed down: He deserted the CSA and joined the Union Army with brother in law, Granville Tyree, on 12/25/1862 at Beckley Courthouse, Raleigh Co., WV. Private Co A 30th Battalion Sharpshooters. Suffered eye injuries and had typhoid. The eye injury was reported to be due to him resting his rifle against a split rail (wooden) fence to aim and he was shot at - the bullet hit the wooden fence, splintered, and the wood chip went into his eye. The name "Raver" came from the fact that he was a "raving republican". Every year he'd have a flag raising - very patriotic.


Death: Y
Date: 25 DEC 1905
Age: 78


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Record ID Number: MH:I559

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1870 US Census: Fayette Co., Fayetteville, WV / image 17 of 52: Samuel age 43, farmer; wife, Lucy age 45, James age 22, Jane age 19, Samuel age 15, Martha age 14, John age 12, Henry age 10, Sarah age 6, and Alexander, age 3. Living next door were John Feazell age 26 and Susan age 18 with one child: James E. age 1.

1880 US Census, Raleigh, Town, ED 131 image 6 of 28: Samuel L. Davis, age 52 farmer, wife Lucy age 53. In the home are: Martha A. Feazell age 22, dtr., either widowed or divorced Cynthia A. Feazell age 6, granddaughter Ruth S. Feazell, age 4, granddaughter John Davis, age 21, son Henry Davis, age 19, son Sarah Davis, age 14, son Alexander Davis, age 11, son Eliza E. Tyree, 7, neice "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 July 2017), John W Davis in household of Samuel L Davis, Town, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 131, sheet 180B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1412; FHL microfilm 1,255,412.

  1. Davis-26236 was created by Melissa Gebhardt through the import of Painter Family Tree.ged on Nov 16, 2014."

1900 US Census: Town District (pct 1-3) Raleigh, WV / image 16 of 29 shows Samuel Davis age 72 b. July 1827 age 72 as Head of House with wife, Lucy O. Davis b. Nov 1824 age 75? 76? = the mother of 8 living children (total children = 10), married about 1846 (54 years). Also in the home are Charly Tyree, nephew, b. 1882 (17 years old), Beckey Davis, granddaughter, b. Apr 1884 (16 years old), and Lucy Feazell, granddaughter, b. Aug 1888 (11 years old).

US Gen Index to Pension files: Samuel L. Davis (widow Lucy O. Davis) listed as "invalid" cert # 147504 dated Oct 5, 1875 and also info. below:

US Veteran's Administration Pension Payment Cards 1907-1933 lists Army Widow, Lucy O. Davis / soldier: Samuel L. Davis Pri.H 7th WVa Vol. Cav. with death 31 Jan 1907. Certificate #609635 date of commencement = 3 Apr. 1906

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Samuel Lewis Davis, 1905; Burial, Maple Fork, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States of America, Davis Cemetery; citing record ID 73249328, Find a Grave,

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Raver and Lucy O Tyree Davis
Raver and Lucy O Tyree Davis

Samuel L. Davis, Pvt Co. A 30th Sharp Shooter
Samuel L. Davis, Pvt Co. A 30th Sharp Shooter


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