Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Jefferson Davis, Jr.-- Part 3

Jefferson, Jr., became secretary at Beauvoir in 1877 and supposedly studied French and medicine in his free time.

In 1878, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee where his brother-in-law, Addison Hayes, found him a job as a bank clerk.

Just a few months later, he fell ill during a yellow fever epidemic and died Oct. 16, 1878.

He was first buried in Memphis, but later reinterred near his father in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery in 1895.  He died at the age of 21.

--Old Secesh

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