|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1786|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1860|
In the fall of 1835, Julia and three of her brothers, together with their families, numbering about twenty-five people in all, moved to Texas. Julia's first husband was John Davis, father of George W. Davis and others. It is not known what happened to John. When Julia Ann came to Texas in 1835, she was married to Thomas Bacon.
Two of her brothers, Bailey Hardeman and William Polk "Old Gotch" Hardeman were prominent citizens in early Texas. Bailey, a veteran of the War of 1812, participated in drafting both the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Bailey is buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.
Among many other things, "Old Gotch" was a Texas Ranger for a number of years and an officer in the Confederate Army. In addition to George W. Davis and several of his children, others of her descendants buried there include three daughters.
(Sources: Allandale History. http://www.allandalereporter.org/history/2006/11/graveyrd.html; GenForum: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hardeman/messages/110.html; Texas State Cemetery: http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp?step=1&pers_id=4; Handbook of Texas Online: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/HH/fha56.html)
(bio by: Annette Berksan)
Our Mother; Mother sleep sweetly till we come
George W. Davis Cemetery
Plot: Row 7 Grave 5
Created by: H. Anderson
Record added: Mar 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18268487