Jesse T. Davis, an enterprising young farmer and citizen of Haywood County, was born in the county September 8, 1862, and is the son of John C. and Matilda L. (CORE) Davis. His father was twice married.
In 1853 he married Miss Martha CORE, who died two years after she was married, and in 1855 Mr. Davis married Miss Matilda CORE, a sister of his first wife. She was born in Haywood County in about 1845. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were both devout members of the Methodist Church, he being a steward in the same, and Mrs. Davis taking an active interest in the Sunday-school. Jesse T. Davis had fine opportunities for acquiring a good education. He was principally educated at the Vanderbilt University at Nashville. In 1881 he attended on session at Bryant & Stratton’s Commercial College, of Louisville, Ky., but decided to make farming his work, so when twenty-one years of age he settled on the old homestead, and has since given his time to the farm.
October 26, 1882, he married Miss Minnie S. SANGSTON, born in Haywood County, November 5, 1864, and they have a son and a daughter from this marriage. Mr. Davis is a Democrat, and a member of the Methodist Church, and is a justly popular young man. His father was a native of South Carolina, born in 1830.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.