Thursday, April 22, 2021

On This Day - Mitchell Davis

My 2X great-grandfather Mitchell Davis died.

Mitchell Davis

C 1820 – 22 Apr 1892 Rockingham Co VA

I see my granddaddy Orvin Davis, my uncle Orvin Davis Jr, and my cousin Glenn Davis is this photo. 

Read about Mitchell Davis here:

Handed Down: Two Bibles

    Mitchell was a carpenter. The inside cover of the family bible contains notes that appear to be building supplies along with calculations of what to charge. 

Large Family: Davis of Beldor

     Those names!!

Civil War Widow Pension Application

    His wife Martha reported Mitchell died of heart trouble. My granddaddy and uncle did too.



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  1. He looks very solemn in the photograph. I don't believe people were encouraged to smile. It is great that you have a photograph from such a long time ago.