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Thomas Terry Davis

Birthdate: (49)
Death: November 15, 1807 (49)
Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana Territory, United States
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Husband of Elizabeth Floyd

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About Rep. Thomas Terry Davis (DemRep-KY)

From the English Wikipedia page on Thomas Terry Davis:

Thomas Terry Davis

  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 1st district
    • In office 4 March 1797 – 3 March 1803
    • Preceded by Christopher Greenup
    • Succeeded by Matthew Lyon
  • Member of Kentucky House of Representatives
    • In office 1795–1797

Personal details

  • Born Thomas Terry Davis c. 1758
  • Died November 1807 (aged 48–49) - Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
  • Nationality American
  • Political party Democratic-Republican
  • Spouse(s) Elizabeth Robards
  • Occupation Judge, politician
  • Profession Law

Thomas Terry Davis (c. 1758[1] – November 15, 1807) was a United States Representative from Kentucky.

Education and early career

Davis studied law and in 1789 was admitted to the Kentucky bar. He was a lawyer in private practice and was deputy attorney, Kentucky; he was first prosecuting attorney for district, Kentucky and was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1795 to 1797.

National political career

Davis was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 5th, 6th and 7th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1803.

He was appointed United States judge of Indiana Territory Supreme Court on February 8, 1803 and was chancellor of Indiana Territory in 1806 and 1807. He presided over the treason trial of Davis Floyd during his tenure there.

Personal life

Davis was a Freemason, he married Elizabeth Robards, who went on to marry Floyd 2 years after Davis' death. He died in Jeffersonville, Indiana.



  • 1.^ Index to Politicians: Davis, S to T The Political Graveyard

Davis, Thomas Terry (d. 1807) —

  • Born in Kentucky.
  • Lawyer;
  • member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1795-97;
  • U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1797-1803;
  • justice of Indiana territorial supreme court, 1803-07.
  • Member, Freemasons.
  • Died in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind., November 15, 1807.
  • Burial location unknown.


Thomas Terry Davis at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

DAVIS, Thomas Terry, a Representative from Kentucky;

  • born in Kentucky, birth date unknown;
  • studied law; admitted to the Kentucky bar, 1789; lawyer, private practice;
  • deputy attorney, Kentucky;
  • first prosecuting attorney for district, Kentucky;
  • member of the Kentucky state house of representatives, 1795-1797;
  • elected as a Republican to the Fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1803);
  • appointed United States judge of Indiana Territory, February 8, 1803;
  • chancellor of Indiana Territory, 1806-1807;
  • died on November 15, 1807, in Jeffersonville, Ind.
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Rep. Thomas Terry Davis (DemRep-KY)'s Timeline

November 15, 1807
Age 49
Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana Territory, United States