Biography for Wiley Burgess Davis
14 May 1833- 17 Mar 1918
submitted by Lillie Eaton
Wiley Burgess Davis was born 14 May 1833 in Bradley Co. TN, the son of
Thomas J. Davis born 1792 in NC and Elizabeth Glenn born 1799 in SC.
Thomas and Elizabeth Were married 17 January 1826 in Lincoln Co. NC.
Thomas moved from NC to TN and
Was in Newton Co., MO, Grangeville Community by 1850.
Wiley B. married Elizabeth Estes , b. 8 Nov. 1839. d. 7 Sept. 1882.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Doyle Estes and Rhoda Farmer.
Children born to this union were Sarah Jane 13 March 1859, married
John Thomas Haley 28 Dec. 1884, Thomas E. b. 1860, married Charlotte
M. Vineyard 2 Mar 1884, Francis Marion @1866, William Robert @1870,
married Nancy Warren 16 June 1892, Rhoda Paralee b. 4 May 1872,
married James Lee Stroud 13 Nov. 1887, Ida Bell b. April 1876, married
James William Innis 16 June 1892, Alfred Wiley 1879, married Fanny Barrett.
After the death of Elizabeth, Wiley married Mollie Turner 3 Feb. 1887.
Two children were born, a son Ralph Pawnee Davis 9 Apr 1889 and a
daughter Bertha B. Davis b. 4 May 1893.
Wiley B. served with volunteers in the Civil War as a Pvt. In Co. E. 6th
MO. Cavalry. He enrolled on the 28th day of February 1862 to serve
three years and was discharged 2 March 1865 at Baton Rouge, LA.
Wiley was described on his discharge as being six foot two, with black
hair, blue eyes and dark skin. Wiley B. spent the remainder of his life
on his farm in Grangeville.
Wiley passed away at his home in Fairview, Mo., age 85 years,
eleven months and two days. Wiley was said to die of old age.
Burial was in the Dice Cemetery, Fairview, Newton County, Missouri.
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