Creator

Date Original

1789-1856

Description

This collection contains a bounty land grant given to William G. Davis for his service in the War of 1812and a receipt to Peter Worsham. The land grant was issued for eighty acres of land in any part of theUnited States.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Gaston Davis was born on December 30, 1794, in Union County, South Carolina, to Robert andJane Davis. Davis served in Captain Faucett's Company, South Carolina Militia, during the War of 1812.He enlisted in October 1814 and was discharged on March 7, 1815. Davis moved to Tennessee after thewar where he died on September 5, 1856. William Gaston Davis is buried at Old Salem PresbyterianChurch, located in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee; South Carolina

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.007.006

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William G. Davis papers, SMC.007.006

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William G. Davis papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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