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Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Davis
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1871
Ohio County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 12, 1917
Henderson County
Kentucky, USA

"Jeff" was a Fireman at Baskett Station Mine. On the night of May 12th 1917, his son Richard Anderson was involved in a poker game which resulted in a violent fight between the young Richard and another Baskett resident by the name of Jim Amos. Amos slashed Richard's throat with a knife. The wound was reported that would probably be fatal. Jeff went after Jim Amos, who had fled to his home and retrieved a firearm anticipating retaliation for the slashing and when Jeff Davis confronted Jim Amos at the train depot, where he was making his escape by train, Amos shot Jeff twice in the neck, where he fell dead at the train depot in Baskett. Richard Anderson Davis survived the attack and lived a long life. Family Lore says, Amos was said to have escaped south to Louisiana and Jeff's wife's family, the Faught Boys from Ohio County, Ky was rumored to have caught up with Amos and hung him dead for the attack on their nephew and murder of their brother-in-law.
Related to me, Lori Jo Humphreys, by the son of Jefferson Davis, Dan Phipps W Davis during an interview in 1993.
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  Anna Elizabeth Faught Durbin (1879 - 1959)
Note: Several Infant Children of Thomas Jefferson Davis and Annie Elizabeth Faught are also buried in this family plot.
Baskett Cemetery
Henderson County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Sep 17, 2012
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Thomas Jefferson Jeff Davis
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Thomas Jefferson Jeff Davis
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Thomas Jefferson Jeff Davis
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- Lori Jo Humphreys-Basting
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013

- Lance
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012
My 2x Great Grandfather. RIP Granddad
- Lori Jo Humphreys-Basting
 Added: Sep. 17, 2012

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