John's exact birthplace and date of birth is not known. He may have been born ca. 1790-1805 in either Kentucky or Virginia. John died sometime before 1839 possibly in Blount County, Alabama. His exact place of death and date of death is also not known. Y-DNA has confirmed that John was a direct male descendant of the famous Niall of the Nine Hostages, High King of Ireland.
On 3 May 1823, John married Phamariah "Fanny" Farris. John and Fanny had the following children:
1. Rebecca J. Davis (Abt. 1824 - Aft. 1880)
2. Enoch H. Davis (Abt. 1832 - 16 May 1864), married Nancy B. Walker daughter of James Hanks Walker & Frances K. McDonald.
3. Lewis "Luke" Davis (20 Jul 1837 - 7 Feb 1887), married Mary Hayden Culwell daughter of Joseph S. Culwell and Rebecca Johnson.
4. Elmira M. Davis King (Abt. 1839 - 29 Jun 1916), married James Leroy King son of William "Billy" King and Sarah A. King.
Two other "possible" children include William A. Davis (born abt. 1829) and John H. Davis (born abt. 1831).
After John's death, Fanny married Drury W. Wall, Sr. and had one more child named Drury W. Wall, Jr. Fanny also helped raise her step-children Mary Jane Wall Farley, Joseph Wall, Henry W. Wall, William Madison "Matt" Wall, and Joel Wall.
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