Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Clement "Clem" Davis
b. 8 Mar 1842
d. 2 Nov 1890
10 Miss. Inf.

Clement "Clem" Davis was born 8 Mar 1842 in Claiborne Co, Mississippi, the son of Allen Davis (1807-1879) and Mary "Polly Ann" Moore (1827-1910). His siblings were Rose Ann, Charles Marion, Allen W, John, Walter, Mary, and Jennie. Clem served in the 10th Mississippi for the duration of the Civil War. After the 1870 US Census, he moved to Vicksburg, Warren Co, MS. He was a newspaper printer.

He was married 9 Apr 1872 in Vicksburg to Mrs. Margaret A "Maggie" Young, daughter of Riverboat Captain Thomas Metzler & Margaret Gay. [Captain Metzler's 2nd wife, Christine, is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.]

Maggie Davis died before 1878 (Clem mentioned, when accepting an award in 1878, that his little girl was all that bound him to this world). Clem and Maggie's daughter, Loula C. Davis, was born in November 1872. She later became the wife of William J. Scherer. In 1878, a yellow fever epidemic ravaged the Lower Mississippi Valley from New Orleans to Memphis, killing some 20,000 people. Clem Davis tirelessly nursed the sick in Vicksburg, and also kept the Vicksburg "Commerical" presses running through the epidemic. He was awarded the Howard Association of Vickburg's gold medal for his selflessness. It read on one side: "I was sick and you visited me."

Clem was married 19 Mar 1884 in Richmond, Georgia, to Ellen Virginia Dow, daughter of Daniel Harker Dow & Mary Duncan. She too was a printer. On 20 Jan 1887, Clem and Ellen became the parents of Mary Clem Davis, also known as "Clem," who later married Connor Winship "Harry" Harris.

Clem Davis died on 2 Nov 1890 in Vicksburg at the age of 48; and is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Ellen survived him and little is known of her after his death. Family lore says she was once hospitalized at the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs, CO (a TB sanitarium) after caring for her grandsons, Clem (b.1910) and Karl Harris (b.1914). She may have died in 1919.


Thank you to the descendant of Clement Davis, who supplied this biography.




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