POTCS Davis, Jefferson Finis

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Jefferson Finis Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
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Born: June 3, 1808

Birthplace: Christian County, Kentucky

Father: Samuel Emory Davis 1756 – 1824
(Buried: Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi)

Mother: Jane Cook 1759 – 1845
(Buried: Davis Family Cemetery, Woodville, Mississippi)

1st Wife: Sarah Knox Taylor 1814 – 1835 (Married: September 15, 1835)
(Buried: Locust Grove Cemetery, Saint Francisville, Louisiana)

2nd Wife: Varina Banks Howell 1826 – 1906 (Married: February 26, 1845)
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)

Children:

Isaac Cook Davis 1845 – 1863​
Samuel Emory Davis 1852 – 1854​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Margaret Howell Davis Hayes 1855 – 1909​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
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Jefferson Finis Davis Jr. 1857 – 1878​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Joseph Evan Davis 1859 – 1864​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
William Howell Davis 1861 – 1872​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​
Varina Anne “Winnie” Davis 1864 – 1898​
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Signature:
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Education:

Attended Jefferson College in Washington, Mississippi​
Attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky​
1828: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (23rd in class)​

Occupation before War:
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1828: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army Infantry​
1828 – 1833: 2nd Lt. United States Army 1st Infantry Regiment​
1833 – 1835: 1st Lt. United States Army 1st Dragoons Regiment​
1835: Resigned from United States Army on June 30th​
Owner and Manager of Brierfield Plantation (900 acres of land)​
1844: Democratic Party Presidential Elector​
1844: Campaigned in Mississippi for James K. Polk for President​
1845 – 1846: United States Representative from Mississippi​
1846 – 1847: Colonel of 1st Mississippi Rifles Volunteers​
1847: Declined Brigadier General in United States Army​
1847 – 1851: United States Senator from Mississippi​
1847 – 1851: United States Senate Chairman on Military Affairs​
1851: Unsuccessful Candidate for Governor of Mississippi​
1852: Campaigned in Mississippi for Franklin Pierce for President​
1853 – 1857: United States Secretary of War​
1857 – 1861: United States Senator from Mississippi​
1861: Delivered his farewell Address in the United States Senate​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major General of the Army of Mississippi​
1861 – 1865: 1st & Only President of Confederate States of America
1865 – 1866: Imprisoned at Fortress Monroe on cost of Virginia​

Occupation after War:

1878: President of Carolina Life Insurance Company​
1879 – 1889: Farmer in Beauvoir Mississippi​
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1881: Author of “Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government”​
Promoter of Society in South America to stimulate United States trade​
1886 – 1887: Toured the South Promoting his book he wrote​

Died: December 6, 1889

Place of Death: New Orleans, Louisiana

Cause of Death: Acute Bronchitis and malaria

Age at time of Death: 81 years old

Original Burial Place: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Final Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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My gggrand-uncle, John Rupert(Ruppert), pvt. in the 4th Volunteer Michigan Calvary, died in the capture of Jefferson Davis by “friendly fire” from a Wisconsin Calvary unit. He was serving with 2 men from Michigan that married 2 of his sisters.
 

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"My gggrand-uncle, John Rupert(Ruppert), pvt. in the 4th Volunteer Michigan Calvary, died in the capture of Jefferson Davis by “friendly fire” from a Wisconsin Calvary unit. He was serving with 2 men from Michigan that married 2 of his sisters."

Dave Gray, have you been to the Jefferson Davis capture site in Georgia? It is a small park maintained by a private organization, if I remember correctly. I stopped by there several years ago and found it fascinating. Well worth a visit.....especially for someone like you.
 
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Old Sarge, no I have not. The last time I was in Georgia was 19-20 years ago! But someday I will make a visit to see the capture site. The Ruppert’s never forgot John’s sacrifice. I have a photo of John in his uniform, when I find it I will post that picture.
 

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This is more of a question than a statement about Davis. When he was a inaugurated on Feb.18th, 1861, was it in this event where John Tyler's grand daughter raised the Confederate Flag over Montgomery? There is presently another thread concerning Tyler but it's more about His haunted estate than it is about him.
 
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