DAVIS MONUMENT & CEMETERY, (Nick Davis Road), LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA
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DAVIS, Nicholas, 23 Apr 1781 - 29 Sep 1856. "Born in Hanover County Va. 933/930/931
DAVIS, Martha (Hargrave), Wife of Nicholas Davis, 7 Sep 1791 A.D. Died 18 Mar 1853. "Born in Caroline County Va." 936/934/935
Historical Marker dedicated to Nicholas Davis, a prominent early Alabama & Limestone County pioneer.
Transcribed as follows with added commentary:
Born April 23, 1781 in Hanover Co. Virginia. married there to Martha Hargrave of a wealthy Quaker family. He served as U.S. Marshall and in other positions. Moved to Kentucky in 1808. was Captain in the WAR of 1812 and became a political and personal ally of Henry Clay.
He settled here near this site on several hundred acres and built his large log home "WALNUT GROVE" in 1817 some two years before Alabama became a state. Here he entertained large numbers of guest for days at a time. raced his blooded horses and lived the life of a much admired country gentleman.
He was a framer of Alabama's first constitution. was twice a candidate for Governor on the Whig ticket. and served as President of the Alabama Senate for 5 terms.
He died on September 29, 1856 and is buried here at his beloved "WALNUT GROVE"
Erected by the Limestone Co. Historical Society and Athens/Limestone Tourism Council 2002.
Added here by Wayne Austin from a visit and photography session 15 Jun 2008.
Other sources for this publication: Page 74 - of Limestone County Alabama Cemeteries - by Linda & Wayne Smith Sep. 1990.