Davis, Darius

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Darius Davis was born in Westerlo on March 30, 1836, a son of John and Hannah Davis. [1]

Marriage & Children

Darius married Christina Pulver, aka Pricilla who was born at about 1821 in Schoharie County, at about 1843[2] and had the following known children:

  • Nancy A. Davis born at about 1845 at Rensselaerville[3]
  • Amos L. Davis born at about 1848 at Rensselaerville[3]
  • Henry Davis born at about 1842[2]
  • Viola Davis born at about 1861[2]

His life

Darius was a farmer for all of his adult life. He continued to work until shortly before his death at age 80 years.
He was a charter member of the John H. Betts Post No. 348 in Cairo, NY

Military Service

Residence: Gilboa, Schoharie Co., NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 3 Feb 1864[4]
Enlistment Place: Ghent, NY[4]
Enlistment Rank: Private[4]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 4th Heavy Artillery[4]
Company: Company I[4]
Muster Out Date: 9 June 1865[4]
Muster Out Place: Philadelphia, PA[4]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 43 to serve 3 years. [4]

Born in Albany, Age 43, Farmer, Gray eyes, Dark hair, Fair complexion, 5’10” tall[5]

Sources Used: Town and City Registers of the men who served in the Civil War; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


Darius died on May 8, 1900[6] at Cairo, Greene County, NY and it appears from the death record that he was buried at Conesville, NY.
Christina died in 1909, and was buried in the Cairo Cemetery, in Cairo, Greene County, NY.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1865 Census, Gilboa, Schoharie County, NY
  3. 3.0 3.1 1850 Census, Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  5. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
  6. Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com