Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis (abt. 1840)

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Private Thomas Davis
Born about in Oswego, New York, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in United Statesmap
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Contents

Biography

Thomas Davis was born about 1840 in Oswego[1], New York.

Occupations

  • 1881, 1888, 1890-1892: Laborer
  • 1882: Porter
  • 1863: Farmer

Residences

  • 1897: 164 Sycamore Street, Buffalo, New York[2]
  • 1881-1892[3]: 164 Sycamore Street, Buffalo, New York
    • In 1881, laborers Edward Brown and Charles Gates, and clerk John Robinson are also living at 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1882, carpenter David Andrews, waiter William H. Dodson, Mrs. Levi Griffin and laundress Mrs. Catherine Hatten are also living at 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1883, whitewashers Samuel Brown and Peter Williams, teamster Benjamin Gilbert, ironfinisher Claude Moyot and Mrs. Sarah Douglass are also living at 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1884, cook Samuel Brown and hostler Benjamin Slaughter are also living at 164 Sycamore, and travel agent Jacob Strauss is living over 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1885, whitewasher Samuel Brown and portress (porter) Mrs. Jane Walls are also living at 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1886, waiter John H. Robeson and whitewasher Samuel Brown are also living at 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1888, peddler John Zimmer is also living at 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1889, coachman John Egbert is also living at 164 Sycamore, and a Mrs. Catharine Davis is living over 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1890, Civil War veteran Virgeil Ayres who served with the 1st Louisiana is also living at 164 Sycamore.
    • In 1891, whitewasher Walter Hensen is also living at 164 Sycamore.
  • 1863: Oswego, New York (military enlistment)

Military Service

During the Civil War, he served as a Private in Company D of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 23 years old, single and working as a farmer when he enlisted on 18 March 1863 in Oswego, New York. He was wounded in action on 18 July 1863 at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.[4]

Military Pension Application No. 717048 Certificate No. 479151

Research Notes

To help distinguish between the Thomas Davises of Buffalo in the 1880s-1890s, he is not:

  • Bookkeeper Thomas H. Davis (1889: Prospect Ave; 1891: 162 Thirteenth)
  • Carpenter Thomas J. Davis (1889-1891: 243 Fillmore Avenue)
  • Laborer Thomas Davis (1885-1891: 27 Moore)
  • Sailor Thomas Davis (1891: 160 Ohio)
  • Sailor Thomas Davis (1891: 172 Ohio)

There is a Mrs. Catharine Davis living over 164 Sycamore in 1889; perhaps his widowed mother or a widowed sister-in-law?[5]

Research Done

☑ Military pension at Fold3.com Raymoure-1 00:15, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Projects

Sources

  1. regimental descriptive
  2. Military pension file for Private George Fisher, Co. D
  3. 1890 US Veterans Schedules; 1881, 1882, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892 Buffalo, New York city directories
  4. Emilio, Roster p. 354
  5. 1889 Buffalo, New York city directory
  • 1890 United States Veteran Schedules for Buffalo, New York as Thomas Davies but Davis in the notes
  • 1881, 1882, 1885, 1888, 1889, 1891 Buffalo, New York city directories
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Book Co., 1891 (1st ed.) and 1894 (2nd ed.)
  • Fold3.com. "Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900." National Archives Catalog #2588825. "Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, compiled 1949 - 1949, documenting the period 1861 - 1942." Free Access Black History Collection Records 5-28 February 2019.


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1890 Veterans Schedules for Buffalo, NY
1890 Veterans Schedules for Buffalo, NY

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, August 1863 Remarks
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, August 1863 Remarks

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, Muster Roll
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company D, Muster Roll

Military Pension Application for Private Thomas Davis, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D
Military Pension Application for Private Thomas Davis, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D

Military Pension Files for Private George Fisher, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D. Addresses of Comrades-at-Arms
Military Pension Files for Private George Fisher, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. D. Addresses of Comrades-at-Arms

Collaboration

On 18 Mar 2018 at 18:22 GMT K Raymoure wrote: