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Harmon Davis Family of Alabama

Updated December 6, 2007

Teresa Davis Wise

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Welcome to the Harmon Davis Family of Alabama Home Page!
I have been researching the family of my Dad, Alton "Short" Davis since 2000. My family and I have been overwhelmed by the amount of information that we have found. It appears that every line except one in our paternal & maternal line had individuals who were confederate soldiers. Some of those individuals died in the war, some came home to tell the tale. I have recently enlisted the aid of my brother and borrowed his cheek cells and had a DNA test done. I have found that most of my research has been confirmed. If you are a Davis and have done your DNA testing, please contact me at the address provided. I would love to hear from you.

My next project will be mtdna, my maternal line. I can't wait to see the results. We are going through a very exciting time in the quest for our ancestors with DNA testing. If you are a budding geneologist and want to find other members of your family, I strongly advise spending the money to do it.

I have tried to check out all sources but please use caution when using this information. This is a work in progress. Feel free to e-mail me with corrections or info regarding entries!! I would love to hear from anyone with ties to this Davis family, also Chism, Concord, East or Wise families.

Harmon Davis, b. 1798 in Newberry, SC, m. Nancy Posey, b. abt 1803 in SC. They moved to Gwinnett Co., GA, then to Tuscaloosa, AL, and on to Hancock/Winston Co., AL.

I am also researching the Chism, Concord, East, and Wise ancestral lines.

(Tune: Battle hymn of the Republic)

The Davises are sons of Davis, with a lofty aim.
A favorite with Scottish Kings, there's music in the name.
In Righteous causes Davis spirits rise to fervent flame.
The Clan goes marching on!

Glory to the name of Davis!
Glory to the tribe of Davis!
"Vir-tu-te du-ce co-mi-te
For-tu-na" --Davis Wins!

The ancient sires of Davis fam'ly lived and died in Wales.
Where English tongue is spoken now the Davis name prevails.
How could the nations but advance when Davis never fails.
The Clan goes marching on!

Harmon, Reason, John and Morgan were fathers of our clan.
All of these had stalwart sons, each was a handsome man.
Morgan David was the leader, who brought us to this land.
The Clan goes marching on!

The Davis clan is mighty, over half a million strong.
In seventy six, three thousand kinsmen, fought to right a wrong.
Several towns bear Davis names, sure, let us sing that song,
The Clan goes marching on!

"I have not a minute man who is afraid to go,"
At Concord Bridge, said Captain Isaac, with his heart aglow.
He gave his life at the first shot from muskets of the foe.
The Clan goes marching on!

Jeff Davis was a statesman-- the hero of Dixie-Land;
The South made him their president, and Davis took his stand.
Though cause be lost we lead or follow as we understand.
The Clan goes marching on!

The Davis sons have courage any enemy to face:
The Davis girls are lovely, with their beauty, charm, and grace.
The Davis leaven is a blessing to the human race.
The Clan goes marching on!

If you claim the name of Davis, help the Davis song to sing;
With Davis blood and motto, you can win at anything;
Family pride and "valor" surely will "good fortune" bring.
The Clan goes marching on!

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