THIS MR. DAVIS
The Davis clan, like the Howells, had traveled vast distances in their quest for the good life, but their origins are as obscure as the Howells' are crisply delineated. About his ancestors Jefferson Davis observed that none of them had been hanged, and he was so uninterested in genealogy that he sometimes confused his great-grandfather Evan Davis, who emigrated from Wales to Philadelphia in the eighteenth century, with his grandfather of the same name. About his grandfather, little is known, other than the fact he lived in Georgia, but we know that Jefferson's father, Samuel, joined the Revolutionary
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Publication information: Book title: First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War. Contributors: Joan E. Cashin - Author. Publisher: Belknap Press. Place of publication: Cambridge, MA. Publication year: 2006. Page number: 31.
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