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Submitted by Ruby Casto.

     Jonathan B. Davis, Co. F, 12th West Virginia Infantry, was born June 23, 1820 in Harrison County, West Virginia, a son of Caleb Davis II and Susannah (Bean) Davis, early settlers of Davis Ridge now Marion County, WV. He was married three times and his first wife was his first cousin, Sarah A. Davis, and the mother of their thirteen children. His second wife was Agnes ___ O'Neil and # three was Pattie Ensminger. He was a miller by trade.
     Jonathan enlisted in Co. F., 12th WV Infantry on the 14th day of June 1864 in Mannington, WV for three years and was mustered in at Wheeling, WV.
     He was wounded in action on July 18, 1864 near Snickers Ferry, Virginia. He had a bullet wound to the head. This wound left him blind in the left eye and the right eye was also impaired. Daniel H. Davis was in the same outfit and helped him when he was wounded. He was sent to the hospital and did not return to his Company until November and then he wore a shade over his left eye as he was sensitive to light. First Lieutenant Thomas A. Fleming of Co. F, 12th WV Infantry was also near when Jonathan received his gunshot wound to the head at Snickers Ferry. He stated that Jonathan was first treated at the field hospital for one night, then moved to Sandy Hook, thence to Washington City and then to Alexandria.
     Jonathan was discharged at Richmond, Virginia, August 9, 1865. He was 44 years old, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, black hair and brown eyes.

     Jonathan died September 17, 1909 and is buried in the Mannington Cemetery.

Note from Ruby Casto: Jonathan B. Davis was my great grandfather and the father of my paternal grandmother Caroline Almeda (Davis) Mathews.

(SOURCES: Phyllis Vines, Jasper, AL; Civil War records; my own research.)