Modern photo courtesy of Rosemont Plantation.
Davis' parents, Samuel and Jane Davis, settled in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, about 1810. There they built Rosemont, which was originally known as Poplar Grove. Jefferson Davis' modest boyhood home remained in the family for 100 years, and five generations of Davises are buried in a cemetery near the house. The home has been restored and may be toured by the public.