WILLIAM G. DAVIS
5 thTENNESSEE CAVALRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born:25 November 1842 in Dekalb County, TN
Died:26 March 1910 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Davis Graveyard, White County, TN
Parents:Albert G. and Mary (Robinson) Davis

Married:Caroline Stover on 2 July 1867 in Putnam County, TN
Born:19 December 1839 in Dekalb County, TN
Died:14 December 1903 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Davis Graveyard, White County, TN
Parents:Samuel and Charity (Vinson) Stover

Children:

  1. Avo Davis
  2. Ova Davis
  3. Solomon Eli Davis
  4. Sarah "Sallie" Davis
  5. William Austin Davis
  6. Shelah Dillard Davis
  7. Female Infant Davis

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Father:Albert G. Davis - 5th Tennessee Cavalry - USA

MILITARY INFORMATION

5 thTennessee Cavalry
Company B

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a 1st Lieutenant
  • Age: 19
  • Enlisted 21 Jul 1861 at Nashville
  • 31 Oct 1862: Absent in hospital with leg broken by accident
  • Nov & Dec 1862: Absent at hospital since 3 Nov 1862
  • Jan & Feb 1862: Not stated
  • 28 Feb - 30 June 1863: Present
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Present
  • Sep & Oct 1863: Absent without leave since 1 Oct 1863 - the charge was removed; he was out on a scouting expedition
  • Nov & Dec 1863: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1864: Absent
  • Mar & June 1864: Present
  • 23 Jul 1864: Age 21
  • Vice 1st Lieutenant Wm. L. Hathaway resigned. WGD was mustered in as 1st Lieutenant to date 27 Jun 1864 (vide 16117 vs 85 AGO 14 Jan 1864)
  • Jul 1864 - Jun 1865: Present
  • War Department 15 Feb 1890: Under provision of the act of Congress, approved 3 Jun 1884 and the ammendatory thereof; this officer is considered by the Dept as Commissioned to the grade of Captain Co A 5th TN Cav to take effect 26 May 1865 (vice M. M. Floyd resigned)
  • War Department 15 Feb 1890: Under provision of the act of Congress, approved 3 Jun 1884 and the ammendatory thereof; this officer is considered by the Dept as Commissioned to the grade of 1st Lieutenant Co A 5th TN Cav to take effect 26 May 1865 (vice Wm. L. Hathaway resigned)
  • Mustered Out: 14 Aug 1865 at Pulaski, TN
  • Age: 21
  • 29 Aug 1863: Promoted to Sergeant
  • 10 Jul 1864: Promoted to 1st Lieutenant
    Adjutant General's Office, War Department 7 May 1889
    Discharged to date 26 Jun 1864 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant
  • War Department, Adjutant General's Office 11 Jun 1868
    Charge of absent without leave removed. Absent on scouting expedition.
  • Description Roll:
    Age: 19
    Height: 5'7"
    Complexion: Fair
    Eyes: Brown
    Hair: Brown
    Born: Dekalb County, TN
    Occupation: Farmer
  • Hospital Muster Roll: #4 USA General Hospital at Nashville, TN
    From 31 Aug 1862 - 8 Feb 1863: Present and a patient
  • Jan 1863: Absent wounded since 7 Nov 1862
  • Feb 1863: Absent wounded in Hospital
  • May 1863: Absent sick, transferred to Hospital in Carthage 5 May 1863
  • Jul 1864: Signs returns
  • Aug & Sep 1864: Present (1st Lieutenant)
  • Oct 1864: Present with Major Water at McMinnville
  • Nov 1864: Present (signs returns)
  • Dec 1864 - Jan 1865: Present
  • Feb 1865: Present (signs returns)
  • Mar 1865: Present (signs returns)
  • Jun 1865: Absent on duty at Nashville
  • 1 Jun 1865: Present; Active duty acting C. S.
  • Enlistment Papers included

US PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census:Dekalb County, TN, Page 46
  • 1860 Census:Putnam County, TN, Page 48
  • 1870 Census:Putnam County, TN, Page 167
  • 1880 Census:Putnam County, TN, Page 191B
  • 1900 Census:Putnam County, TN, Page 96B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
31 March 1910,
Vol. VIII, No. 13, Page 4

  • Judge W. G. Davis died suddenly at the home of his son, Dr. S. D. Davis, in this city about 8 o'clock Saturday night, March 26, 1910. He was buried at the family graveyard on Sunday. Judge Davis was widely known and highly esteemed through this section of the state.

WILL

Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6, Page 216

  • Will ofW. G. Davis
  • Written:4 Jan 1907
  • Probated:4 Apr 1910
  • Heirs:Daughter Avo Austin, Son S. Eli Davis, W. A. Davis, Son-in-law Sam P. Mesely h/o of Sallie Davis, dec'd, S. D. Davis