Claudious B. Davis1

b. 8 August 1842, d. 21 June 1863
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Uncle of George Poindexter Munson Sr.
Great-granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Munson and Allied Families
     Claudious B. Davis was born on 8 August 1842 in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama.1 He was the son of Isaac S. Davis and Matilda Sophia V. Blakely. He drowned on 21 June 1863 at Sabine Pass, Jefferson County, Texas, CSA, at age 20.1
     Claudious B. Davis was the oldest child of Isaac and Matilda Blakely Davis. He was called Leo. As a teenager in 1858, he moved with his family from Mobile to Texas. According to his father's obituary, they moved to Galveston. However, the first record so far found of them in Texas is the 1860 census of Bexar County.

     Leo's father, who after sesession had been the first to raise a company to protect Galveston, was soon ordered to the Rio Grande where he enlisted in March 1861. He was gravely ill when he left Galveston, and died in July. Leo may have accompanied his father to the Rio Grande in March, but more likely, he traveled there upon hearing of Isaac's death. This is only speculation based on Leo having enlisted for twelve months at Brownsville in September. It seems reasonable to think that had he accompanied his father in March, they would have enlisted at the same time. Whether Leo drowned while on duty or on his own time is not known.

Additional Data
Claudius Davis appeared on the 1 June 1850 Federal Census of Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, in the household of his parents, I.S. and Matilda Davis.2 Click to view image

Leo Davis appeared on the 1 June 1860 Federal Census of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, in the household of his parents, I.S. and Matilda Davis.3 Click to view image

On 14 September 1861 Leo B. Davis joined for duty and enrolled for twelve months at Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas as a private in Captain Matthew Nolan's Company G, 2nd Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers. Upon his reinlistment in the same company for the duration of the war on 14 May 1862 at Port Isabel, he was promoted to orderly sergeant.4


  1. [S18] Family data, Agnes Davis Munson Bible, unknown bible title (n.p.:, unknown publish date); original owned in 1996 by Della (Caldwell) Hanly (Rosharon, TX). Mrs. Hanly is now deceased; present owner unknown.
  2. [S443] I.S. Davis household, 1850 U.S. Census, Mobile County, Alabama, population schedule, City of Mobile, page 437B, dwelling 2519, family 2409; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 11.
  3. [S444] I.S. Davis household, 1860 U.S. Census, Bexar County, Texas, population schedule, San Antonio, page 31/384, dwelling 714, family 702; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 1288.
  4. [S1256] Leo B. Davis, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas, M323 (Washington: National Archives). Click to view image