William C Davis

at Davis Cemetery - from Henderson, take Hwy 79 southwest to FM 225. Turn left (south) and immediately turn right (southwest) onto Jacksonville Dr. (CR 407). Go about 1 mile and turn left (south) onto CR 401. Go less than 1/2 mile, cemetery is on right.


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Came to Texas from North Carolina in 1835 and settled in this area, in what was then part of Nacogdoches County. He received a land grant in Lamar County for his service in the Indian wars of the late 1830s, but retained his homestead in Rusk County and was the patriarch of a large family. He set aside part of his homestead for this family cemetery upon the death of his first wife, Caroline, in 1852.