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Reverend Samuel Davidson

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Re: Reverend Samuel Davidson

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 11:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Davidson
He appears by name on the 1840 Census for St Louis, MO, Lowndes, MS, in 1850, back in DC in 1860, possibly in the area of Waco TX for both the 1870 and 1880. I am able to link him to those locations by advertisements and editorials he posted on the Aerostat or Avis Artis "Bird of Art" in those areas until 1865, and an open letter to a prominent Belgium astronomer around 1882. He was apparently appointed as solicitor to Ocmulgee Circuit in GA in 1836, somehow cross-trained into being a dentist in his latter years, worked as a clerk in the Land Office in DC in the 1850s, served with the 11th MS from 1861-1862 (and might have temporarily served with a VA cavalry unit) - discharged due to chronic rheumatism. However, I suspect that toward the end of his life in the 1880s, he had relocated to Shreveport, LA, and most likely died there.

His greatest claim to fame (at least recently) was trying to raise funds for his aerostat during the Siege of Petersburg, which was shown on the NatGeo channel a few months ago.

By chance, is Davidson/Oglesby tree related to one Hunter Davidson as a distant cousin? I certainly like to push the Davidson line back a few generations to the original colonist.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
tunnelm1 1 Oct 2004 8:03PM GMT 
tunnelm1 4 Jan 2005 10:55PM GMT 
jmaclilus 4 Feb 2013 6:41AM GMT 
tunnelm1 4 Feb 2013 3:54PM GMT 
jmaclilus 4 Feb 2013 6:47PM GMT 
tunnelm1 4 Feb 2013 9:57PM GMT 
Doris Baldwin 1 Apr 2006 2:36AM GMT 
Bill Davidson 1 Apr 2006 3:11PM GMT 
stutzlinda6 4 Apr 2006 12:32AM GMT 
Bill Davidson 4 Apr 2006 11:32AM GMT 
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