Nixon Davis

Company I

16th Texas Cavalry



By Eileen Balli

9500 S. Bryant Terrace

Oklahoma City, OK 73160



Nixon Davis was in Company I, 16th Texas Cavalry, also known as Fitzhugh's Regiment Texas Cavalry and as 3rd Regiment Johnson's Brigade Texas Mounted Riflemen.

He was born about April 1826 in North Carolina and died on or about the last day of September 1877 and is buried in Providence Cemetery near the city of Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., Texas.

He married Mary Jane Young 23 December 1847. She was born in September 1829 in Tennessee and died on 29 November 1909 in the city of Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., TX and is also buried in Providence Cemetery there.

Their children were:

James Stanton

Miles Leroy

David J.

William Isaac

Sarah Elizabeth

Zelphia A.

Perry N.

Elbert Jeff

P. L.

Mary Rosetta

Colonel Foster

Nixon Davis lived in McNairy County, Tennessee, before moving to Titus (now Franklin) County, Texas, around 1857. He was a farmer. Neither Nixon nor Mary Jane was able to read or write. Nixon was a Baptist and a man of high temper.

For more information please visit the Nixon and Mary Jane Davis web site.




June 9, 1999

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