Davis, Varina, 1826-1906

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Dates:
Birth 1826-05-07
Death 1906-10-16

Biographical notes:

Second wife of Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis.

From the description of Letter and article: New York [N.Y.], 1905 Oct. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 29417912

First Lady of Confederacy.

From the description of Letter: Montgomery [Al.], 1863 March [1]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122415155

Author; wife of Jefferson Davis [1808-1889], president of the Confederacy.

From the description of Varina Banks Howell Davis letters, [manuscript], 1892, 1896, 1898. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648015619

Varina Anne Banks Howell was born on 7 May 1826, in Natchez, Mississippi to William Burr and Margaret Kempe Howell. She was a granddaughter of Richard Howell, Governor of New Jersey, 1793-1801. She died 16 October 1906 in New York City.Varina Howell married Jefferson Davis on 25 February 1845. They had six children: Samuel Emerson (1852-1854), Margaret Howell (1855-?), Jefferson, Jr. (1857-1878), Joseph Evan (1859-1864), William Howell (1861-1872), and Varina Anne (1864-1898).After the fall of the Confederacy, its leaders tried to avoid capture and trial for treason. Jefferson, Varina, and their family were captured 10 May 1865 in Irwinville, Georgia and taken to Fort Monroe where Jefferson Davis was imprisoned on 22 May 1865. Varina and the children traveled to Savannah, where they remained for two months at the Pulaski Hotel.

From the description of Varina Davis letter, 1865. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38477527

Varina Howell Davis, born in Natchez, Miss. to William Burr Howell and Margaret L. Kempe, was the wife of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America.

From the description of Varina Howell Davis letter, 1881 Mar. 12. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 692453848

Wife of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, Varina Howell Davis was born at Marengo, a Louisiana plantation, on May 7, 1826. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971).

From the description of Letter, 1905. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007095

Born Varina Anne Banks Howell; married Jefferson Davis 1845.

From the description of Letter, 1898 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70969746

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Subjects:

  • Gardening
  • Patriotic societies

Occupations:

  • Presidents' spouses--Confederate States of America

Places:

  • Tennessee--Hamilton County (as recorded)
  • Mississippi (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • Mississippi (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)