Dec. 31, 1807 Salem Harrison County West Virginia, USA
Jan. 1, 1898 Emporia Lyon County Kansas, USA
Civil War Veteran--CAPT CO G, 13 R.K.S.M. ***** Born in rural Salem, WV, he was married to Sophia L Davis (maiden name, Davis) on Aug 14, 1828 in Salem, Harrison Co, WV. ******* Emporia Weekly Republican, Januarys 3, 1895; page 4, column 2
Capt. Davis celebrated his 87th birthday Monday, by having a family reunion at his residence, 417 Cottonwood street. The Captain read an entertaining history of his family. Excellent music was rendered by members of the family, after which an elegant dinner was spread and the service was perfect. The Captain received many costly and beautiful presents. The members were: Mrs. Mary Bolter, of Lawrence; Mrs. Amy Ott, of Gardner; Mrs. H. C. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Davis, of this city. Captain and Mrs. Morris were also present. A grand good time was had by all.
Saturday morning bout 7 o'clock, Captain E. Davis died at his home, 102 Exchange street. He had been sick but a short time although age had made him weak. Captain Davis was born in Harrison county, West Virginia in 1807 and came to Kansas in 1857 settling in Johnson county; later he came to Lyon county in 1868. He moved to Emporia twelve years ago. He was married in West Virginia and his wife has been dead sixteen years. Ten children survive him. Mrs. Henry Clark and T.B. Davis live in Lyon county. He was a captain in the state militia and was taken prisoner once by Quantrel (sic).