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 Prior Lee “Perry” Davis

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Prior Lee “Perry” Davis

  • Birth 20 Jan 1822 Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 29 May 1905 Salisbury, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Salisbury Township, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 10818441

Husband of Celia Cupp Davis; father of Sarah, Andrew J., Matilda, James, John, Lucy, Generva, Benjamin, Mary Ellen, Robert, and Jefferson; son of Benjamin Davis and Melvina Perry Davis. Husband also of Isabella (maiden name unknown) Davis.

Perry Davis fought in the Civil war on the side of the Confederacy in Taylor's Company, Georgia Infantry.

Prior L. Davis, a worthy farmer of Salisbury township MO, was the sixth of a family of sixteen children of Benjamin and Melvina (Perry) Davis, and he, himself, and wife have been made the parents of fourteen children.

Prior L. was born on the 20th of January, 1822, ten years before his parents left Claiborne county, Tennessee, and remained with them, after they came to Illinois, until 1842 when he moved to Missouri and made his home in Salisbury township, Chariton county.

There he lived and followed agricultural pursuits. In 1843 he was married to Miss Sealy, daughter of Isaac Cupp, of this county. As has been said, fourteen children have followed this union. Six of these only are living: Sarah A., Matilda, Geneva, Mary E., Benjamin I. And Robert Lee.

As a farmer Mr. Davis has been satisfactorily successful. His landed estate numbers 320 acres of good land, and his homestead in Salisbury township is substantially and comfortably improved. Mr. Davis and wife are members of the Baptist Church. [From the Chariton County Historical Society]



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  • Created by: Beverly Davis Valcovic
  • Added: 20 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10818441
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Prior Lee “Perry” Davis (20 Jan 1822–29 May 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10818441, citing Hurst Cemetery, Salisbury Township, Chariton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Davis Valcovic (contributor 16915644) .