The Civil War in North Carolina

Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians

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issue: Thomas F., who married Mary McCaa; married, second, Ann Moore and had issue: (1) Ann E., (2) Sallie married John S. Porcher, (3) James M. married Miss De Saussure, (4) John, (5) Bruce married Miss Reynolds, (6) Junius married Sallie De Saussure.

        (b) Junius married Ann Swann and had issue: George, Josephine, Annie.

        (c) Eliza married Dr. Louis J. Poisson and had issue: (1) Frederick D. who married Lucy Anna Cutlar, (2) Marianna married Du Brutz Cutlar.

        (d) George Davis (Senator and afterward Attorney General C. S. A) married, first, Mary A. Polk (daughter of General Thomas G. Polk) and had issue: Junius, Mary E., Emily P. married John E. Crow, Louis P., Isabel E. married S. P. Shotter, Meeta A. married, George Rountree; second, Monimia Fairfax, and had issue: Mary F. and Monimia C.

        (3) Ann Davis (daughter of Jehu the elder) married Richard Quince.

        II. John Davis (brother of Jehu the elder) married a daughter of John Moore (son of James) and had issue: Jessie, who married, first, Governor Dobbs, and second, Governor Abner Nash.

        III. Roger Davis (brother of Jehu the elder) married a daughter of Nathaniel Moore (brother of "Old King Roger" Moore) and had issue: John (who married Harriet Ashe), William and Roger.

        Bishop Thomas Frederick Davis (born 1804--died 1871) was a native of Wilmington; he was carefully educated and graduated at the University in 1822, in same class with Lucius Polk, Gov. A. Rencher and others. He studied law, and practiced for a time with success. But his tastes and feelings led him to advocate higher and more important interests than those of a worldly character; he relinquished the bar to take Holy orders. He was most acceptable as a teacher of religion, and his public utterances were marked with sincere piety and glowing eloquence. He was chosen Bishop of South Carolina and consecrated in 1853, in New York, and for nearly a quarter of a century administered to his loving congregations in holy things. Physical infirmity (the loss of eye sight) clouded the later days of his life. He died in December 1871, leaving the church, his country and his family, to mourn his loss.

        His brother, Hon. George Davis, (born March, 1820) now resides in Wilmington. His early education was conducted by W. H. Harden and completed at the University, where he graduated in 1838; he studied law and was admitted to the bar, in 1841, of which he is at this time, "a well deserving pillar," and stands in the front ranks of the profession. His efforts as an Essayist and Lecturer, have been most successful. His address at the University in 1835*

        * South Atlantic.-Mrs. Cicero W. Harris, January 1879-245.

and recently "An Episode on Cape Fear History," display his accuracy as a historian, and his style as a writer.

        He was a delegate to the Peace Congress at Washington in 1861, to devise some plan by which the evils of civil war might be averted. With such able coadjutors as Barringer, Morehead, Reed and Ruffin, Mr. Davis might well have hoped for an honorable peace. But all was in vain and his counsel was unheeded.

        He was elected a Senator from North Carolina, in 1862, to the Confederate Congress; in 1864, was succeeded by Hon. William A. Graham. He was then appointed Attorney General of the Confederate States, which he held until the war closed. Since that time, he has devoted himself to his profession, with an assiduity that nothing can divert.

        Mr. Davis has been twice married; first, to Mary, the daughter of the late General Thomas G. Polk, and secondly to Miss Fairfax, daughter of Dr. Orlando Fairfax of Richmond, Virginia.

        Hugh Waddell (born 1799--died 1878) resided
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