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Biographical Sketch of Martin Clay DAVIS (1829-    )
Source:  William Henry Perrin.  1884.  County of Christian, Kentucky:  Historical and Biographical.  F.A. Battey, Chicago.
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M.C. DAVIS, a native of Christian County, Ky., was born July 3, 1829, and is the fourth child born to Clement and Henrietta (Wriston) Davis, the latter a native of Virginia, and the former of South Carolina, from which State he came with his mother when about eight years of age, to Kentucky.  They settled in Christian County where he lived until his deth, December 3, 1845.  He first bought a farm in the north part of this county, which he owned for several years.  In 1831 he bought the farm now owned by his sons.  He was twice married, his first wife being a Miss Teague, of Virginia, to whom was born one child, William C., who died, leaving a family, a few years ago.  To his second wife were born seven children, five of whom are living.  She died February 28, 1860.  He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and participated in the battle of New Orleans.  M.C. Davis, the subject, received a good practical education.  He remained at home until May 17, 1855, when he married Caroline Tinsley, of Christian County.  He then, with two brothers, bought the interest of the remaining heirs in the homestead and divided it equally among them.  Mr. Davis has added to his share until he now has about 220 acres.  Mrs. Caroline Davis died April 13, 1882, leaving

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two children:  Lucy A. and Edward C.  Mr. Davis was next married, January 15, 1884, to Elizabeth A., daughter of John Campbell, of this county.
Family Group Sheet of Clement DAVIS & Lydia Elizabeth TEAGUE & Henrietta WRISTON

Family Group Sheet of Martin Clay DAVIS & Caroline TINSLEY & Elizabeth A. CAMPBELL

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