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imprisoned Jefferson Davis—was also front Welsh stock; his progenitors, like the Confederate's, having come to America from Wales and sat down among the people of Penn.
In the earlier half of the eighteenth century three Welsh brothers, named Davis, sailed from Wales to settle in Pennsylvania.
They were young men of the betterPennsylvania.
They were young men of the better farming class; not of the gentry, but said to be well-to-do and intent upon taking uplands.
Singularly enough, their numerous descendants have no positive record of their advent, or even certainly of their names.
Their most famous descendant in the third generation was an aristocrat in instinct, and education; yet he had an utescent.
After Mr. Davis' death, a Virginian gentleman of the same name wrote to his widow and urged that his grandfather had settled in Virginia, instead of Pennsylvania or Georgia; basing the claim on the fact of numerous land patents to an Evan Davis (doubtless the Welsh incomer); and to John and Thomas Davis (claimed to be h