Jonah Beale Davis was Richard White's great great uncle.
Jonah Beale Davis was Hugh Craven Davis's second younger brother, the third oldest son of Jonas B. and Clarissa Prevatt Davis of Decatur (now Grady) County, Georgia. He was mustered into Company B, 8th Florida Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Camp Lay, Florida, on 24 September 1864. He was captured along with his older brother, Thomas Prevatt Davis, at Farmville, Virginia, on 6 April 1865. He took an Oath of Allegiance to the United States and was released from the Union prisoner of war camp at Newport News, Virginia, on 24 June 1865. Upon release, his physical description was given as: complexion - "Light", hair - "Black", eyes - "Black", and height - "5 feet 10 inches".
An article that appeared in the Cairo Messenger (Georgia newspaper) dated 23 April 1997 on pages 1 & 3 indicates that Jonah Beale Davis had 14 children by his first wife, remarried after her death, and had two more children. Those two children, both daughters, were still alive as of the date of the article and living in Cairo where they were members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
In August 1919 Jonah Beale Davis applied for a pension from the state of Georgia on the basis of his Confederate service and as part of that application he signed an affidavit stating that he had no knowledge of any living member of his company in the 8th Florida Infantry Regiment. He is buried in Pilcher Cemetery, near Meigs, Georgia.
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