|Birth: ||Feb., 1756|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1835|
"Davis, Lewis Cookson, died at his residence in Autauga County, Alabama on the third day of February 1835. The Rev. Lewis C. Davis in the 79th year of his age. Mr. Davis was a native of Hanover County, Virginia and enlisted in the service of his country in 1777 and served faithfully three years, the time for which he enlisted. He joined the main army under General Washington a few days after the battle of Germantown. He was with the army in winter quarters at Valley Forge. In the spring he marched into New Jersey. In June he was at the Battle of Monmouth: from there to White Plains, thence to King's Bridge in New York; thence to Bound Brook in New Jersey into winter quarters. In the spring of 1779 under General Wayne he marched to West Point: thence to Stony Point and aided in storming the fort at the point of the bayonet: from thence to Morristown where he received his discharge.
Mr. Davis was a venerable, pious and useful minister of the Baptist Church for more than forty years. Such were his Christian attainments that death had lost all its terrors to his mind; to use his own expression, he waited anxiously for his hour of dissolution, that he might be "absent from the body, and present with the Lord". He has left numerous connections and a large circle of acquaintances to mourn their lost. In tracing the life and character of such a man, much might be said in his praise; but it is sufficient to say, that he faithfully served his country, his God, and his church. He died in peace in the full assurance of faith. He rests from all his labors. Rest, rest, weary dust. Rest weary spirit with the Father of Spirits and live forever!!!"
Site noted: "History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptist in Alabama" written 1840 by Hosea Holcombe. The book can be located at the Harwell Goodwin Davis Library, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.
Rev Davis was a circuit riding Baptist preacher of the "hard-shell" type. In 1797 he was a licensed pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Wilkes Co, GA before migrating to AL. Many of his activities were recorded in Baptist newspapers: "Ebenezer Church, Bibb County, Alabama, was constituted on this, then howling wilderness, on the 31st day of July, 1819, by Isaac Suttle, Lewis C. Davis, (Old Club Axe) and William Herrod, Presbytery" This church was one mile from the Perry County line. In 1832 Elder Lewis C. Davis was pastor Mulberry Association Harmony Church, Autauga Co., AL and part of the group who started this church some years earlier.
Rev. Davis wrote an eight-page pension application giving the details of his service during the American Revolution War.
He was the son of ABSOLOM Davis, Revolutionary War patriot proven by NSDAR with Ancestor # A030162.
He was the son-in-law of John Anderson, Revolutionary War soldier proven by NSDAR with Ancestor # A002458
The Davis Plantation at the time of Rev. Davis' death was 800 acres. The plot of land purchased in 1825 and one of the earliest pioneers of the county. In his will, he left to his second wife and heirs the land, household belongings, slaves, and several containers of whiskey. His first wife was Sarah Anderson who was buried in Wilkes Co, GA poss. at Anderson's Mill or Fishing Creek. His second wife was Sarah Perkins. Rev. Davis had a total of 16 children; 8 with each wife.
Children of Sarah Anderson Davis:
1. Orenda Dorothea Davis b.1784 married Douglas
2. Clarrisa Ann Davis b.1787 married Tom Lackey
3. Lancelott Davis b.1788 buried in Butler Co, AL
4. John Anderson Davis b.1789, poss died in Autauga Co, AL after 1840
5. Silas Anderson Davis b.1794 died before 1835
and the children in the Relationship Links with birth dates prior to 1797. Those after 1797 were the children of the second wife.
Sarah Perkins Davis (1783 - 1836)
Mary Davis Dunaway (1785 - 1834)*
Penelope Davis Dunaway (1792 - 1856)*
Anderson Barton Davis (1796 - 1870)*
Alvah Perkins Davis (1799 - 1847)*
Marildah Davis (1805 - ____)*
Elizabeth P. Davis Miles (1808 - 1859)*
Asuny U. Davis (1809 - ____)*
Virginia Davis (1812 - ____)*
Lewis Cookson Davis (1813 - 1835)*
Davis Plantation Cemetery
Plot: Family Cemetery with a few old graves in a field.
Created by: Linda Davis
Record added: Mar 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25210074
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