Davis, Jacob Cunningham
16 Sept. 1820–25 Dec. 1883. Lawyer, farmer, politician. Born near Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia. Son of William C. Davis and Sarah (Sallie) Van Lear. Lived at Augusta Co., 1830. Moved to Warsaw, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1838. Served as Illinois circuit clerk, 1841–1843. Served as state senator, 1842–1848. Captain of Warsaw militia rifle company, 1844. Among those indicted and subsequently acquitted for murders of JS and Hyrum Smith. Served as Illinois state senator, 1850–1856. Married Judith P. Mitchell Foree, 9 Dec. 1852, in Clark Co., Missouri. Served as U.S. representative from Illinois, 1856–1857. Moved to Clark Co., ca. 1857. Died in Alexandria, Clark Co.
Appendix 1, Document 9. Wilson Law and Others,
Affidavit, 4 January 1843
Bail Bond, Chauncey L. and Francis M. Higbee to the
People of Illinois, 24 May 1842 [State of Illinois v. Higbee]
History, 1838–1856, volume F-1 [1 May 1844–8 August 1844]
1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843
Journal, December 1841–December
Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 2, 10 March 1843–14 July 1843
Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 3, 15 July
1843–29 February 1844
Warrant, Ebenezer Robinson for Arrest of Chauncey L.
Higbee, 24 May 1842 [State of Illinois v. Higbee]