to what was then known as the Green River country, in the southwestern part of Kentucky.
There my father engaged in tobacco — planting and raising blooded horses, ofved at maturity excepting one daughter.
My elder brother, Joseph, remained in Kentucky when the rest of the family removed, and studied law at Hopkinsville in the oflled The wilderness --by the country of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations — to Kentucky, and was placed in a Catholic institution then known as St. Thomas, in Washingho had gone down the river in flat-boats walked back through the wilderness to Kentucky, Ohio, and elsewhere.
We passed many of these, daily, on the road.
Therdians, who were allies of the British.
The party with which I was sent to Kentucky consisted of Major Hinds (who had command of the famous battalion of Mississip with some supplies, besides bed and blankets for camping out. The journey to Kentucky occupied several weeks.
When we reached Nashville we went to the Hermitag
s to be married to Lieutenant Davis.
In reference to this reported elopement Mr. Davis wrote: In 1835 I resigned from the army, and Miss Taylor being then in Kentucky with her aunt — the oldest sister of General Taylor--I went thither and we were married in the house of her aunt, in the presence of General Taylor's two sistersrespect of the foremost men in the national capital.
He was my guest when I seconded Jonathan Cilley, of Maine, in the great duel with William J. Graves, of Kentucky, in which Cilley was killed.
On one occasion, that winter, Davis and I accompanied Dr. Linn, the Senator from Missouri, and Senator Allen, of Ohio, to a reception given by the Secretary of War. Dr. Linn and I returned home, leaving Senator Allen and Davis to return with John J. Crittenden, of Kentucky, at Crittenden's request.
After Dr. Linn and I got to bed, we heard the voice of Allen at a distance.
He and Davis soon entered our room.
Mr. Davis was bleeding profusely from a