CS Con Davidson, Allen Turner - C.S. Congressman, NC

Allen Turner Davidson


Born: May 9, 1819

Birthplace: Haywood County, North Carolina

Father: William Mitchell Davidson 1775 – 1846
(Buried: Gates–Perry Family Cemetery, Washington County, Texas)​

Mother: Elizabeth “Betsy” Vance 1787 – 1861
(Buried: Harshaw Chapel Cemetery, Murphy, North Carolina)​

Wife: Elizabeth Adeline Howell 1824 – 1917
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina)​


Wilbur Sevier Davidson 1847 – 1928​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina)​
Ella Henrietta Davidson Morrison 1851 – 1939​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina)​
Mary Elizabeth Davidson Child 1859 – 1944​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina)
Addie Davidson Williamson 1864 – 1940​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina)​

Occupation before War:

Clerk in his father’s general merchandise store​
Attorney in Murphy, North Carolina for sixteen years​
Cherokee County, North Carolina County Solicitor​
President of Miners and Planters Bank in Murphy, North Carolina​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: North Carolina Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress.​
1862 – 1864: Confederate States Congressman from North Carolina​
1862 – 1864: Member of House Post Offices and Post Roads Committee​
1862 – 1864: Supporter of granting Central government full control over diplomacy, commerce and transportation​
Supporter of giving the Davis administration early and moderate requests but went on resist further grants of authority.​
Made few concessions to the emergency matters of army, finance and none for individual liberties were concerned.​
His moderation did not appease his constituents.​
1863: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to Confederate Congress​

Occupation after War:

1865: Moved from Murphy, North Carolina to Franklin, North Carolina​
1865 – 1869: Attorney in Franklin, North Carolina​
1869 – 1885: Attorney in Asheville, North Carolina​
President of Merchants and Miners Bank in North Carolina​

Died: January 24, 1905

Place of Death: Asheville, North Carolina

Age at time of Death: 85 years old

Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina

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