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Joseph Evan Davis
Birth: Apr. 18, 1859
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1864
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Figure. He was born in Washington D.C. to Mississippi Senator Jeffrson Davis and his wife Varina, and was named for Davis' brother and grandfather. He was a very bright boy and the apple of his father's eye. At the age of 4, he fell 15 feet from the east portico of the White House of the Confederacy. The fall fractured his skull, and he died within an hour of the fall. Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church the following day and he was buried in lot Q-13 in Hollywood Cemetery. Richmond children collected 40 dollars in May 1866 to buy a monument for their former playmate's grave. On June 4, 1864, President Davis received a letter from Hollywood informing him the lot in which his young son rested, was now his free of charge. The letter went on to state that if the President wished another unsold lot in the cemetery, instead of the one selected under trying circumstances, he was at liberty to exchange. The Davis family chose to exchange lots to what is now known as Davis Circle. Young Joseph and his stone were moved to Davis Circle in 1893. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jefferson Finis Davis (1808 - 1889)
  Varina Anne Banks Davis (1826 - 1906)
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Emory Davis (1852 - 1854)*
  Margaret Howell Davis Hayes (1855 - 1908)*
  Jefferson Davis (1857 - 1878)*
  Joseph Evan Davis (1859 - 1864)
  William Howell Davis (1861 - 1871)*
  Varina Anne Davis (1864 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Aug 05, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6662401
Joseph Evan Davis
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