|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1805|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1859|
Obituary of Elder James Davis:.
Died ... Dropsy of the Chest, at his residence in Coweta County, GA., on Saturday, October 29th ... Bro. Davis has been one of our most devoted, laborious and successful ministers for about 32 years. It is probable that no minister in Georgia has performed more hard labor, and with less compensation, than the subject of this notice ... in one of his last efforts in this place, he failed in the midst of his sermon, and was compelled to desist...It is worthy of being known, that at that important crisis, in the history of our beloved country, when nullification and secession threatened our Union, Bro. Davis became deeply impressed on the subject [and] made it a theme of daily prayer; and in the midst of his sleepless nights ... he conceived a plan, which he communicated to John C. Calhoun of S.c., which he [Calhoun] communicated to Henry Clay, and which became the basis of that glorious Compromise, which resulted in the preservation of our Union.2
"Landmark Banner and Cherokee Baptist", Rome, Georgia, Jesse M. Wood, Editor, Rome, Georgia, Vol. 1 #10 December 8,1859.
Louisa Edith Hudson Davis (1803 - 1874)
Created by: Martha McCaffrey Dobbins
Record added: Aug 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57905484