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Pvt Amos Davis “Doc” Addington

Pvt Amos Davis “Doc” Addington

Birth
Ohio County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Mar 1930 (aged 89)
Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, USA
Burial Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 9486268 · View Source
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Davis (Doc) Addington,
Co. K 42nd Infantry

Amos Davis Addington (son of Joshua Addington and Sally Sarah Inglehart)2 was born October 27, 1840 in Ohio Co., KY2, and died March 03, 1930 in Boonville, IN.

He left home on his 21st birthday and went to his Aunt Sarah (Sally) Addington Cain and Uncle John Cain's home in Warrick County, Indiana.
He married (1) Eliza Ellen Cain on October 15, 1863 in Warrick Co., IN, daughter of John Cain and Sarah Elizabeth Addington.
He married (2) Hester (Butcher) Brammer on August 27, 1896 in Warrick County, Indiana. He married (3) Lizzie Hickerson on November 20, 1907.

Residence Warrick County IN;
Enlisted on 10/30/1861 as a Private.
On 10/30/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. IN 42nd Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given)
Federal Pension Information: He applied for a pension on 5/25/1863, application # 23,541

Davis was mustered into the Army, Co. K 42nd infantry, in Warrick Co. Ind. to fight on the side of the North in the Civil War. He incurred a broken hip during the War from which he never fully recovered. He wore a built up shoe and walked with a cane to correct his limping. As soon as Davis was able, after his hip injury, he was made wagon master of his Company, going up and down the Kentucky and Tennessee Mountains. After he came home from the War, he studied to be a veterinary. The book from which he gained the most knowledge cost $4.00. People came from miles around to get him to doctor his livestock.

In 1881 Davis helped build Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Warrick County, south of Boonville, Indiana.
Davis bought a farm in Warrick County about three miles south of Boonville, on what is now the state road to Yankeetown, Ind. Here is where he and his wife Eliza lived and where their children were born. Their children attended Masters Grade School.
Davis also had a fruit orchard on his farm. Their house and barn were made with logs. They built an ice house in the barn. It was packed with saw dust and corn stalk pith pounded in between the walls. The boys cut blocks of ice in the winter and stored it there. It lasted most of the summer. Here is where they kept their milk, butter, eggs, vegetables, etc.

Sources: http://marshaswarrickweb.com/firstfamilies/addingtonhenry.htm
http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&2099107



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  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 21 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9486268
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Amos Davis “Doc” Addington (7 Oct 1840–3 Mar 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9486268, citing Mount Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery, Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Zoeangel (contributor 47437587) .