Almeda E Little Davies


Zachariah Davies, the grandfather of Logan and James Davies, was a Virginia militiaman who fought in the Revolutionary War.  William Early Davies, their father, was a Methodist minister and grist mill operator.  Logan Early Davies is born in Maury County, Tennessee on November 11, 1824.  James Baxter Davies is born in Maury County, Tennessee on June 9, 1826.

In 1854, James Baxter Davies married Penelope Almeda Little.  In 1855, Julius Augustus Davies was born.  In 1857, William Little Davies was born.  In 1859, Penelope Almeda Little Davies died at the age of 26.

Logan Early Davies married Frances Ina Davies on November 28, 1860.  Gillie Mertis Davies was born December 25, 1861.  In 1863, Linnie Lee Davies was born.  In 1865, Frances Ina Davies died at the age of 24.

On March 5, 1862, James Baxter Davies enlisted as a private in the 38th  Tennessee Infantry at Morning Sun. He fought in the following Civil War battles: Perryville, Second Battle of Atlanta, Lookout Mountain, New Hope Church, Nashville, Peach Tree Creek, and Jonesboro.  In May of 1865, James Baxter Davies returned from the war.

In 1865, James Baxter married Pauline Leake; she filed for divorce in 1867.

On June 17, 1904 James Baxter Davies died; leaving 596 acres, including Davies Manor, to his sons, Dr. Julius Augustus and Dr. William Little Davies (both bachelors).

December 21, 1924 Dr. Julius Augustus Davies dies, leaving one-half undivided interest in Davies Manor to his brother, Dr. William Little Davies.

In 1931, Dr. William Little Davies died; leaving 596 acres, including Davies Manor, to his cousin, Ellen Davies-Rodgers.

Beginning Tuesday, May 19, the Davies Manor log-house museum will be open for appointment-only tours between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. Tours must be no larger than six people and will be subject to necessary spacing guidelines initiated by Davies Manor staff. The Hillwood event rental facility will also be open for small tours starting May 19. To schedule a time to tour either the museum or rental facility, please contact Cyndy Osborne at, or at (901) 386-2546. We appreciate your ongoing support of Davies Manor and look forward to the time we can safely reopen in full!