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Davis, M. C.

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Davis, M. C.
March 16, 2007 03:28PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 360-361.

M. C. DAVIS, a native of Christian County, Ky., was born July 3, 1829,
and is the fourth child born to Clement and Henrietta (Wriston) Davis,
the latter a native of Virginia, and the former of South Carolina, from
which State he came with his mother when about eight years of age, to
Kentucky. They settled in Christian County, where he lived until his
death, December 3, 1845. He first bought a farm in the north part of
this county, which he owned for several years. In 1831 he bought the
farm now owned by his sons. He was twice married, his first wife being
a Miss Teague, of Virginia, and to whom was born one child, William C.,
who died, leaving a family, a few years ago. To his second wife were
born seven children, five of whom are living. She died February 28,
1860. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and participated in the
battle of New Orleans. M. C. Davis, the subject, received a good
practical education. He remained at home until May 17, 1855, when he
married Caroline Tinsley, of Christian County. He then, with two
brothers, bought the interest of the remaining heirs in the homestead,
and divided it equally among them. Mr. Davis has added to his share
until he now has about 200 acres. Mrs. Caroline Davis died April 13,
1882, leaving two children: Lucy A. and Edward C. Mr. Davis was next
married, January 15, 1884, to Elizabeth A., daughter of John Campbell,
of this county.

Campbell Davis Teague Tinsley Wriston
New_Orleans-LA SC VA

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