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George Davis
Birth: Mar. 1, 1820, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1896, USA

CSA Senator, Confederate Cabinet Secretary. He served on the Peace Commission, attempting to bring the North and South together before the Civil War. When the War began, he served as a Senator from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1864. He was then made a member of President Jefferson Davis' cabinet as Attorney General of the Confederacy from 1864 to 1865. As the War ended, he and other Confederate officials attempted to leave the country. But in Key West, Florida, but turned himself. He was held for eight months in Fort Hamilton prison before being pardoned in 1866. His obituary said that he was on of the most prominent lawyers of the State, famed for his oratory, and was universally beloved. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Frederick Davis (1778 - 1846)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Adelaide Polk Davis (1820 - 1863)*
  Monimia Fairfax Davis (1837 - 1889)*
 
 Children:
  Junius Davis (1845 - 1916)*
  Mary Adelaide Davis (1848 - 1867)*
  Emily Polk Davis Crow (1850 - 1893)*
  Louis J Poisson Davis (1853 - 1889)*
  Isabelle Eagle Davis Shotter (1856 - 1882)*
  Infant Davis (1872 - 1872)*
  Mary Fairfax Davis Gouverneur (1874 - 1956)*
  Monimia Cary Davis MacRae (1876 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Frederick Davis (1804 - 1871)*
  Junius Davis (1815 - 1862)*
  Eliza Davis Poisson (1817 - 1883)*
  George Davis (1820 - 1896)
  Joseph Eagles Davis (1823 - 1844)*
  Horatio Davis (1840 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakdale Cemetery
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Nov 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8065987
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George Davis
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George Davis
Added by: Marcus Stanley
 
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