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Benjamin Davis (1821 - abt. 1859)

Benjamin Davis
Born in Campbell County, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 1841 in Morgan Co.,
Husband of — married about 1849 (to about 1859) in Tennessee, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 38 in Fentress County, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jul 2009
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Benjamin Davis was born about 1820 to Robert L. Davis; his mother is unknown. He was engaged in farming in Morgan County, and then Fentress County Tennessee.

Marriages and Children

He married first Elizabeth Guffey in 1841 at Morgan, Tennessee. Their children:
  1. William Riley Davis b: 13 Feb 1842 in Huntsville, Campbell, Tennessee
  2. Mary Ann Davis b: 13 Jul 1847 in Morgan, Tennessee
  3. Lucinda Jane Davis b: 13 Jul 1847 in Morgan, Tennessee [1]
Elizabeth Guffey died after giving birth to twins Mary Ann and Lucinda Jane in 1847. [2]
Benjamin then married Elizabeth Morgan about 1848 in Fentress, Tennessee. Their children: [1]
  1. Bushrod R. Davis b: 10 Aug 1849 in Fentress, Tennessee
  2. Pleasant Armstrong Davis b: 7 Aug 1852 in Fentress, Tennessee
  3. Melinda J. Davis b: about 1854 in Fentress, Tennessee [3]
  4. Hannah Elizabeth Davis b: about 1857 in Fentress, Tennessee [4]
  5. Miles H. Davis b: about 1859 in Fentress, Tennessee

Residence in 1850

Morgan County, Tennessee, United States
Race: White
Birth Year (Estimated): 1821
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Benjamin Davis M 29 Tennessee
Elizabeth Davis F 21 Tennessee
Wm Davis M 8 Tennessee [5]


Benjamin Davis died in November 1859 in Fentress County,Tennessee, of typhoid. He was 38 years old. [6] He is buried in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Glades, Morgan County, Tennessee, USA. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave: Memorial #125103100
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #21244363
  3. "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935," database, FamilySearch ( : 29 December 2014), Benj. Davis in entry for Oliver Hall and Malinda J. Davis, 18 Sep 1883; citing Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,320,491.
  4. "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 December 2014), Benjamin Davis in entry for Hannah E. Lovell, 19 Jul 1928; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,614,425.
  5. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Benjamin Davis, Morgan county, Morgan, Tennessee, United States; citing family 296, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); Affiliate Film Number: 891, GS Film Number: 444847 Digital Folder Number: 004206049. Image Number: 00593.
  6. U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index <>

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Morgan co. circuit court Nov.term 1845,

Fight 18 july,1848. Wm Lodermilk,Ben Davis,James C. Davis,Wm Urlhite,James s.Duncan,Wm Freels,Solomon Young,Wm Young,fighting togather in public place. All were ordered to appear in Morgan Co. Tn. at court house in the town of Montgomery to answer to chargers .3 Monday Nov 1849.

16 March 1858; Benjamin Davis fined1.25 for swearing in public. Morgan Co. Tn.

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Davis-23997 and Davis-60 appear to represent the same person because: Please compare
posted by Dave McDougle

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