Jefferson Davis


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Jefferson Davis was born June 3, 1808, in Christian county, Kentucky. December 6, 1889 Jefferson Davis was an American politician who served as President of the confederate states of America for its entire history, 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War. Which was afterward set off as Todd county. His grandfather was a colonist from Wales, living in Virginia and Maryland, and rendering important public service to southern colonies. His father, Samuel Emory Davis, and his uncles, were all Revolutionary soldiers in 1776. When Richmond was captured Jefferson Davis ran away. Northern soilders later discoverd him hiding. Even though he was guilty for treason he was only jailed for a couple days. This being so the North and South can have a quicker recovery.


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