Doddridge County Roots

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Eastburn A. DAVIS

Male 1842 - 1864  (~ 22 years)


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  • Name Eastburn A. DAVIS 
    Born Feb 1842  Traugh Fork, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV" reports birth date as Feb 12 1842 on p. 68, but Feb 22 1842 on p. 129.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2
    Military Pvt, Co A, 14th W.Va. Infantry, Civil War (POW)  [3
    • The military records of Eastburn A. Davis provide the following details of his service:
      He enrolled 28 July 1862 in West Union for 3 years, and he mustered in as a Private 23 Aug 1862 at Wheeling. He served in Co A, 14th W.Va. Infantry, under Jacob Smith.
      He was captured by Rebels on 25 Apr 1863.
      He died on 17 Apr 1864 in Webster, Taylor County, WV of an injury sustained by an axe wound to the leg (near the shin) while building a shelter on 13 Apr 1864 while in the service of the United States Military.
      His wife Catherine received a widow's pension and his son, Waitman T. Willey Davis, received a minor's pension after his mother remarried.
      Eastburn Davis was born on Trough Fork on Middle Island Creek, and his wife was born on Buckeye Fork of Middle Island Creek. Their son Waitman T. Willey Davis was certified as being born 9 Nov 1862 by himself, his mother and various other testators, including T.K. Knight and C.J. Stuart. (This birth date varies from the 9 Dec 1863 birth date reported in "Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 129.)
    Died 17 Apr 1864  Webster, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Greenbrier 7th Day Baptist Cemetery, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I46059  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2020 

    Father Jesse J. DAVIS,   b. 16 Apr 1812, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1904  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Huldah DAVIS,   b. 3 Aug 1816,   d. 6 May 1900  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 May 1833  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine L. DAVIS,   b. 29 Mar 1842, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1905  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 19 May 1859  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Leonidas S. DAVIS,   b. 8 Sep 1860,   d. 10 Apr 1862  (Age 1 years)
     2. Waitman T. Willey DAVIS,   b. 9 Nov 1862, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1946  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F20693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1842 - Traugh Fork, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1864 - Webster, Taylor Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenbrier 7th Day Baptist Cemetery, Co Rd 17, near Miletus, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    46059_DAVIS_EasburnA_1842-1864_GreenbrierSDBCem_Miletus_DoddridgeCoWV.jpg
    Photo taken on 27 May 2016.

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 68.

    2. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    4. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 129.

    5. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    6. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).
      Identified as Eastbern Davis, 17, of Doddridge Co, son of Jesse J. & Huldah; and Katharine Davis, 17, of Doddridge Co, dau of Joseph & Sally. Married May 19 1859. ("Davis - The Settlers of Salem WV," p. 129, reports marriage date as May 18 1859.)