George Washington Davis was born 1817 in Tennessee. On October 2, 1835, Davis participated in the battle of Gonzales, when the Gonzales “Come and Take It” cannon was successfully defended, and on October 28, 1835, he was with the Texas force at the battle of Concepción. He fought at the Siege of Béxar in December 1835. In 1836 the Davises are said to have burned their homes and joined the Runaway Scrape, taking as many of their best-blooded horses as they could. A George Davis, possibly the subject of this article, joined Gen. Sam Houston’s volunteer army and fought with him in the battle of San Jacinto as a private in Company D of the First Regiment of Texas Volunteers. He died November 15, 1880.
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