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John F Davis b.1814

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John F Davis b.1814
Posted: 04/27/2019 - 9:52 pm
I am surprised by the lack of references to the 10th WV Infantry Regiment and it's soldiers.  John F Davis enlisted in this unit at Fort Pickens, in Duffy, Lewis Co, Virginia.  Two of his sons also enlisted, William L Davis (my gr-grandfather), and Thomas L Davis, younger then William.  All three were wounded at some time, while serving at Winchester, VA, and John was captured and taken to Richmond. John was released shortly after his capture, likely when they realised he had contracted Typhoid Fever.  He returned to Winchester, where he died in a hospital there.
I have all of the Fold3 military records for all three of them.  John was married to Mary Louden (or Loudin) and owned property near the Little Kanawha River at Wildcat, just south of Bablin. His sons owned property nearby, and close to Ingo which straddles the Lewis/Upshur border.  Mary sold her property in Wildcat some years after John died and bought a smaller plot near Ingo and Duffy from a Rexroad.  William and Thomas are both buried in the Lowther Cemetery near Wildcat.  William's Tombstone is incorrectly engraved as Co A, 10 Regitment, CSA.  They wer all in the Union Army.  Mary Louden Davis is also buried in the Lowther Cemetery in an unmarked grave.
I can't find the location of John's grave.  The Lowther Cemetery isn't old enough, and he is not listed in the Winchester Memorial Cemetery, or any other Winchester Cemeteries on FindaGrave.
Any help would be appreciated.  His parents are still in question too.  There are trees published that say he was born in Georgis, but every document and census says Virginia.  One Army record says "Braxton, Co".  Not very far from Wildcat, but didn't exist in 1814, but did exist during the war.
Tom Miller, a Davis and Boggs descendant now in Phoenix.