Tennessee Davis – Tombstone Inscription

Davis, Tennessee
Section 20
ID # 200142


Daughter of
William Blunt Robertson
And Leadocia Irwin
And Grand Daughter of
Gen. James Robertson
One of the earliest settlers of

Born Aug. 15, 1808
Near Nashville
Died July 28, 1857
In the 49th Year of Her Age
Married to Charles Davis July 17, 1849
A Resident of Louisiana


1908 Plat: Tennessee R. Davis 1808-1857
                Section 20 WP Lot 10
1909 List: Lot owner Daniel Barr
Interment Book: 7-29-1857 Mrs. Tennessee Davis
                 From Batten Rough [sic], La.

Garrett: Same as Recorded 2005

See Biographical Information Below.

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After 2009 Restoration

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            Tennessee Robertson, a granddaughter of Founder of Nashville James Robertson, was born on August 15, 1808. Her parents were Leodocia Erwin and William Blount Robertson. Her father was the eighth of eleven children born to James and Charlotte Robertson. Leodocia was a sister of Jane Erwin Dickinson whose husband Charles was killed in a duel with Andrew Jackson in 1806. In 1807, Leodocia’s father purchased a 200 acre farm from his brother Dr. Felix Robertson. The farm was located a few miles from the newly established Town of Nashville. The family lived in a double log house on this farm for twenty years until they moved to Louisiana. After the death of her second husband, she married Charles Davis in 1849. With children from her former marriages, Tennessee and Charles lived in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. In 1857, on a visit to Nashville, she died at the residence of her cousin Mrs. Jane D. Allen. Only a day before her death, Tennessee had purchased a lot in City Cemetery near the lot of her grandparents James and Charlotte Robertson. In a period when mourning practices were strictly observed, her death notice in the local newspaper reported her request that “none of her relatives should wear mourning.“

Prepared by Fletch Coke February 2014