Name: James Benjamin DAVIS
Given Name: James Benjamin
Birth: 30 Jan 1838 in Putnam, al
Death: 10 Dec 1914
Burial: Putnam Cemetery, Putnam, al
Was a private in Civil War, wounded at Drury's Bluff, Va. 16 May 1864. Witness
Change Date: 14 Jul 2003 at 22:35:27
Q.S. Adams & T. W. Barley. Enlisted 22 April 1862, discharged 23 June 1865.
Co. E 43rd, Ala. Inf. Reg. - Was paid $11 a month for fighting. Was captured
at Hatcher's Run 25 March 1865 & released 11 June 1865 from Point Lookout, Md.
In later years he had a blacksmith shop in front of his house by the road
between Putnam and Nanafalia. He had a long white beard.
While off to War, his wife died from a red wasp sting & 2 sons also died.
Father: Abel DAVIS b: C. 1800/1810 in S.C.
Mother: Sarah JOHNSON b: C. 1820 in S.C.
Sarah Adaline HAMMONS b: C. 1837
- William Washington (Bud) DAVIS b: 12 Sep 1858
- Joseph (Joe) DAVIS
- Jefferson (Jeff) DAVIS
- Mary Chestina DAVIS b: 3 Oct 1859 in Marengo Co., al
- Gracie DAVIS
Margaret Ann DIGMON b: 16 Dec 1848 in Bashi, al Clarke Co.
9 Oct 1873
in Morvin, al
- Margaret Elizabeth (Betty) DAVIS b: 15 Jul 1877
- Katie DAVIS b: 1879
- Laura Ann DAVIS b: 3 Dec 1881
- Margaret Ella DAVIS b: 1884
- James W. (Jim) DAVIS