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Melton Marshall “Met” Davis

Son of John F. Davis and Mary Pauline Perkins; husband of Ursula (Sula) Miley (married 1875). Twin brother of Clinton Davis.

Born in west Florida; moved to Hillborough County in 1865. He was a locally well-known country fiddler and early homesteader of Hillsborough County, settling originally on Morris Bridge Road in what is now Tampa before spending his last years in Thonotosassa. He lived to be 100 and was considered as a grandfather by everyone and was an invaluable source for stories of the early history of the area.


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M. M. (Met) Davis

Born in West Florida
Lived in Hillsborough Co. since 1867


  • Created by: Rattlebox
  • Added: 27 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8213736
  • Laura Virgil
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melton Marshall “Met” Davis (19 Jun 1855–16 Feb 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8213736, citing Thonotosassa Cemetery, Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Rattlebox (contributor 46597167) .