Blackstone Davis

Blackstone Hardeman Davis

Full Name: Blackstone Hardeman Davis
Date of birth: September 28, 1835
Date of death: March 28, 1881

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 54 Nov 4, 1861 - Feb 24, 1862 9th (1)     Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop
H 56 Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 14, 1861 8th (2)     Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop

(1) David L. McNeill, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Blackstone H. Davis, resigned 2/24/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) William M. Bryce, sworn 3/18/1861, succeeded Blackstone H. Davis, resigned 2/14/1861. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Darnell's Regiment, commanding officer Captain H.S. Morgan. B.H. Davis, enlistment date 1/18/1862 in Bastrop County, age 27. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900 Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Capt. Hiram S. Morgan's Company, Darnell's Cavalry Regiment of Texas Volunteers, 18th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Account of Blackstone H. Davis' death and Davis Family Cemetery, Jack Kern and Doug Davis, "One Square Acre . . . Family Graveyard . . . Reserved Forever," 8/20/2006. Allandale Reporter.
  • Blackstone H. Davis, birth date 9/28/1835, death date 3/28/1881, burial in George W. Davis Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • Blackstone Hardeman Davis (1835-1881) married Elvira Manor on 2/14/1858. Texas Historical Commission. [Historic Marker Application: Elvira T. Manor Davis House], 1994, p. 2, crediting Texas Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Historical marker, Elvira T. Manor Davis House, Austin, Travis County. "Named for her father, she married Blackstone H. Davis whose family owned quarry, supplied stone for the 1853 Texas Capitol." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).

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Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Enrolled Bills  
Printing  
Public Lands (Chair) 
8th R.S. - 1859
Court of Claims  
Military Affairs  
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