Roger Jones Davidson

Roger Jones Davidson

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death Sep 1894 (aged 59–60)
Lamar County, Texas, USA
Burial Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
Plot C4-51-01
Memorial ID 155180460 · View Source
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The third of four sons to William and Eliza Davidson, Roger was named after Maj. Gen. Roger ap Catesby Jones (#19096059), then the Adjutant General of the United States Army and William Davidson's superior officer during the 1830s. Unlike either brother who embarked in a career in the Armed Services, he became the conductor on a passenger train line, first from St. Louis, MO, then Cincinnati, OH, and later from New Albany, IN.

His first wife was Katherine Sheridan (1842-1866), who emigrated from Ireland with her family, and they lived in Cincinnati. A few years after the birth of their only child, she died. He then relocated to New Albany and remarried, to one Fannie J Gould (1851-1888). When his second wife passed away, he retired and moved to Paris, TX, where his daughter and son-in-law had established residence.

Despite an assertion in his brother's biography of "going South," there is no record of serving in the Confederate Army, and directory information and Sheridan family correspondence affirm that he was living in Cincinnati throughout the war as a railroad conductor.

Any discord among the brothers was not apparent based on a family group photo taken in 1870.


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  • Added: 19 Nov 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 155180460
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Jones Davidson (1834–Sep 1894), Find a Grave Memorial no. 155180460, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Maclilus (contributor 47004074) .