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Census:1850 Polk Co., Missouri
Census:1860 Polk Co., Missouri. His occupation was listed as farm laborer.
Richard Anderson Davis, first child of Archibald Davis and Evaline Galliher Carter, was born in 1844 or April 4, 1841, (the birthdate is questionable and unproven) in Polk County, Missouri.He was known as Dick to family and friends and Uncle Dick to his host of neices and nephews.
1862 -- Richard Anderson Davis served his country as a Private in Captain Menifee's Company of Missouri Militia during the Civil War.He mustered in 27 March 1862, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri, with a horse valued at $85.00 and horse equipment valued at $18.00.This company subsequently became Company E., 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry commanded by Davis F. Keeling.By March of 1864 the valuation of his horse had risen to $100.00.He was discharged from duty 26 March 1865, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.He stood five feet and eleven inches tall with light complexion and light hair.After the war, he settled in the town of Aldrich, Polk County, Missouri.He had been occupied as a farmer the years previous to the war, farming in the Aldrich vicinity.He was injured during the war with a gun shot wound to the hand and another to the left leg injuring the tendons leaving him in crippled condition.
He married Safronia J. McDaniel 27 April 1865 in Polk County, Missouri.The services were performed by W. C. Dewitt, Justice of the Peace.She was the daughter of Thomas and Nancy McDaniel and the widow of John Anderson Davis.
He married Julia Darce Stanley Aug. 9, 1886, at the home of William Stanley.The marriage service was performed by F. M. Kelly, Minister of the Gospel.Their license recorded in marriage book F in Polk Co., Missouri, with the following, "both (bride and groom) from Dadeville, County of Polk."However Dadeville is in Dade County.Julia was born 29 April 1860, the daughter of Moses Carroll Stanley and Lydia A. Horn.She died 21 September 1922 in Dade County, Missouri and is buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Polk County, Missouri.L. C. Neil was the medical doctor attending his needs in 1895 who filled out an affidavit to help Anderson receive war pension.Other affidavits were sworn and made out by R. C. Speight, J. A. Cooper, C. J. Kirby, Nathan Murry, J. F. Davis, N. W. Blair, Mary A. Stanley, Davis Edge, F. N. Kelley, Lucinda Hawkins, Mrs. A. J. Blair, Andrew J. Baker, M. D., George W. Griffin, M. D., Lucy J. Neil and Andrew J. McLoughlin, M. D.
He died April 21, 1905 and is buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Polk Co., Missouri.
On 10 July 1905 Julia Davis gave sworn statement as to ownership of the following property;SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and 20 feet off the west side of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 all in S. 18, T. 32, R. 24, except for schoolhouse lot.Said real estate is mortgaged for $115.00 in favor of Helen M. Miller.She also owned the following personal property; four head of horses worth about $100.00, three head of cattle worth about $40.00, twelve head of hogs worth about $30.00, wagon, farm implements and machinery worth about $60.00, for total value of personal property at about $230.00.The value of real estate set at about $300.00.