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William M. "Buck" Davis

Photo:  William M. "Buck" DAVIS (b. Sept., 1841; d. Dec., 1900)
           Date of picture  - unknown (copy made from tintype)
 Submitted by great granddaughter - Peggy J. Horton, wphor@sbcglobal.net

William M. "Buck" DAVIS was married to Hester Jane NOE, daughter of Thomas R. and Mary NOE of Sulligent, Lamar County.   On July 8, 1861, Buck DAVIS joined Company G, 16th Regiment Alabama Infantry, which was raised in Marion County, and served until the end of the Civil War.

 About 1873, Buck and Hester DAVIS moved with their children to Poteau, LeFlore County,
 Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, as told by their daughter, Montie DAVIS PAGE, in an
 Indian Pioneer Papers interview, given in 1937, online at:

 http://www.rootsweb.com/~okgenweb/pioneer/ohs/pagemontiesd.html - reported as broken 6/30/2009 - updates?

Only two other white families were in the area when Buck and Hester settled in the square where the Kansas City Southern Railway crosses the Frisco east of Poteau (from "The Proud Heritage of  LeFlore County" by Henry L. Peck).  Buck DAVIS built the first ferry boat on the Poteau River and he and a Sam McKISSACK had the first blacksmith shop in Poteau.

Several other families followed Buck and Hester from Lamar County to LeFlore County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, two of which were Buck's younger sister and husband, Ophelia DAVIS and John Calloway Monroe MAXEY, and Hester's sister and husband, Dezina NOE and Robert Wilson TURMAN.  On December 19, 1900, Buck DAVIS was shot and fatally wounded about three miles from Poteau on Tarby Prairie while riding his horse.   Before he died, Buck identified  Dave Mason, a man he had warned to stay away from his fifteen year old daughter, as the one who shot him.

 

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