Judge F. M. Davis was born February 3, 1865, had a common school education, read law in Judge Levi s Woods' office. Beginning in 1885, took a course at Cumberland University in 1886, was licensed to practice in 1886, and began at Lexington, and has remained there ever since. He is, however, not in active law practice at the present time. During his term as a lawyer he took part in politics. He served two terms in the State Legislature, in 1893 and in 1895, and was County Judge from 1926 to 1929, when he was legislated out of office. During his campaigns he was very active and was generally conceded the honor of being the County's ablest stump speaker. Mr. Davis was married to Miss Myrtle Richardson of Nashville in 1893. She died two years later, leaving no children. He was again married in 1896, this time to Miss Dora Pearson, who bore him six children, four sons and two daughters. Felix, the oldest, is running a loan office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. John, the second, is a physician and surgeon in Shattock, Oklahoma. Joe, the third, is an active lawyer in Lexington. Nell, a daughter, married in Chicago. Edith, now 17 years old, is in Union University at Jackson. Jim, the youngest, is in Lexington High School. This is a family record anyone should feel proud of.

Auburn Powers 1930 History of Henderson County TN
Tennessee General Assembly Biography

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