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Benjamin Franklin Davis

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Davis
Date of birth: April 2, 1830
Date of death: October 22, 1891

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Corsicana / Navarro   Navarro

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Death notice, "Maj. B.F. Davis Dead," 10/22/1891, p. 1. "Corsicana . . . at one time represented this county in the legislature." Austin American-Statesman.
  • Census of 1860 - B.F. Davis, Grimes County, age 30, born circa 1830 in Tennessee, farmer, in household with Matilda L. Davis and Abe Womack.
    Census of 1870 - B.F. Davis, Brazos County, age 40, born circa 1830 in Tennessee, school teacher, in household with M.L. Davis
    Census of 1880 - Benj. F. Davis, Corsicana, Navarro County, age 51, born circa 1829 in Tennessee, bridge contractor, wife Matilda L.
    Benjamin F. Davis, marriage to Matilda S.L. Womack, 8/23/1853 in Grimes County. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • B.F. Davis, birth date 4/2/1830, death date 10/21/1891, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Find a Grave.
  • Wife's obituary, "Matilda Lenore (Womack) Davis," 7/26/1918. "w/o Benjamin Franklin Davis, Sr. married Aug. 23, 1853". Navarro County Texas, Genealogical and Historical Website.


  • Photograph. B.F. Davis, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Capitol Contract  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Lunatic Asylum, North Texas Insane Asylum at Terrell  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  

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