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Posted by: Thomas C. Greenwood, III (ID *****6857) Date: July 27, 2002 at 21:32:45
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Am searching for information regarding the date of death and place of burial of THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS, and his wife, MARTHA FRANCES (WILSON) BRASHER DAVIS.

THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS was a native of Hinds Co., MS, son of WILLIAM and SARAH (JENNINGS)DAVIS. He was born April 5, 1818. First wife: SARAH ANN KELLY. She died ca. 1843. Second wife: ELIZABETH SHORT. She died 1854.

Third wife was MARTHA FRANCES WILSON, a native of Coosa Co., AL. She was born Dec. 11, 1833 in AL and was md. to her first husband, SEYMOUR C. BRASHER, in Coosa Co., AL on Nov. 1, 1854. They moved to Brazos Co., TX prior to 1860. SEYMOUR (SEYMORE) C. BRASHER was a Major in the Confederate Army and died 1863 in Ft. Delaware while a prisoner of war. They had five children: MAUD BRASHER, JERRY C. BRASJER, THOMAS M. BRASHER, JOHN M. BRASHER, and SEYMORE BRASHER.....all born between 1855-1863.

THOMAS J. DAVIS and MARTHA FRANCES (WILSON) BRASHER were md. Nov. 11, 1869 in Brazos Co., TX. They apparently moved to Limestone Co., TX before 1880 and settled in or near Kosse, TX. They are enumerated in the 1880 census of Limestone Co. No further info. It is possible they died there but no records found to date. There were no children by this marriage.

THOMAS J. DAVIS had one surviving daughter, SARAH JANE DAVIS (b. June 21, 1843) by his first wife, SARAH ANN KELLY. She was md. to OLIVER SAMUEL EDWARDS in Hinds Co., MS in 1867, moved to Brazos Co., TX ca. 1868, then eventually back to Hinds Co., MS. She died there in 1892.

THOMAS J. DAVIS had one surviving daughter, LUCY ANN DAVIS (b. 1847) by his second wife, ELIZABETH SHORT. She was md. to JOHN BEDWELL HARRELL in Hinds Co., MS in 1868. They moved to TX ca. 1868 and settled first in Bremond, TX (Robertson Co.), then several years later moved to Waco, TX (McLennan Co.). She died there in 1919.

Will be glad to exchange further information.

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