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Davis Family

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Independence, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 18' 54.657792", -96° 21' 9.271332"
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    Renowned educators; family of The Rev. Abner Davis, founder (1827) of Shurtleff College, Alton, Ill. A daughter, Martha (d. 1896), joined the Baylor Female College staff with her husband, Horace Clark, in 1851. Baylor in a few years drew rest of family here: Marcia (Mrs. Abner) Davis (1794-1882); George B. Davis (1828-1906) and wife, Fannie Breedlove (1833-1915); Harriett L. Davis (1832-1917) and husband, B.S. Fitzgerald (1827-1904); and Mary Russell Davis, Little Mary (d. 1865), who taught Indians briefly after the father died (1852), then like the others devoted her talents to Baylor.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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Davis Family Historical Marker Location Map, Independence, Texas