About William Cunningham Davis
From Family Record, Written by Dr. Thomas Davis Parks of Elmwood, Missouri. Feb. 2nd, 1878
William was a most estimable man, beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was nearly of the age with his cousin B. H. Reeves, but he had not the turn for public business or the attractive address which the latter possessed, but was a man of good business capacity, enterprising and deeply interested in the general welfare of the country. He was a man whose influence was felt in the community in which he lived.
When about 25 years of age, he married Miss Anne North, a lady much younger than himself. They had six daughters, the youngest an infant at the time of his death, which occurred in the spring of 1826 from pneumonia. William Cunningham Davis was a warm-hearted, sincere, generous friend and an affectionate relative.