The Papers of Jefferson Davis
The Papers of Jefferson Davis

Watercolor on ivory by George L. Saunders 1840s National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution


Eliza Van Benthuysen Davis


Eliza V. Davis

Eliza Van Benthuysen Davis married Joseph Emory Davis, Jefferson Davis' eldest brother, in 1827. (Photograph c1859).

For more information, see Janet Sharp Hermann, Joseph E. Davis: Pioneer Patriarch (1990), and the published volumes of The Papers of Jefferson Davis.


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