127th New York Infantry
"The Monitors"
John Davis
1832 - 1902
Company I
Born: : September 1832, Babylon, NY
Date of Death: November 12, 1902
Burial Location: Larsen Lane Cemetery, West Babylon, NY

Read his obituary as it appeared in the Babylon South Side Signal on November 15, 1902.

Enlistment Date: August 20, 1862, at Huntington, to serve 3 years
Mustered In: September 8, 1862
Rank: Private

Description: 5 Feet 10 Inches Tall, Grey Eyes, Brown Hair, Dark Complexion

Wounded/Sick: Sick in General Hospital, Hilton Head, SC, February 1864
Muster Out Date: June 30, 1865, at Charleston, SC

Brother of Edward Davis who also served in the NY 127th Co. I.

Marriage Date and Place: 1855
Wife’s Name: Jane L Ketcham
Birth Date: March 1836
Date of Death: August 16, 1910
Burial Location: Larsen Lane Cemetery, West Babylon
Read her obituary as it appeared in the Babylon South Side Signal on August 19, 1910.

Wife’s Father's Name: Ezekiel 
Wife’s Mother's Maiden Name: Elizabeth Soper

Father’s Name: Lemuel 
Mother’s Maiden Name: Sarah Dickerson

Children:
1) Sarah ElizabethBorn 1854
2) Adelia A.Born February 1856
3) Mary JaneBorn 1858
4) John EBorn May 1865
5) Ernest FranklinBorn September 28, 1878

Occupations: Pre War: Boatman
Occupations: Post War: Fisherman and Day Laborer

Pension Application Date: December 29, 1881

Last Pension Rate: $10 per month. Also received $ 110 Bounty from the town of Huntington on enlistment.

Wife Pension Application Date: March 1, 1906

Sources:
Report of the Adjutant General New York
127th New York Volunteers By Franklin McGrath
Ancestry.com and Find A Grave.

Special Thanks to Grace Dalleva for bringing to my attention the burial locations of John and Edward Davis.
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Obituary - John Davis, a well known resident of West Babylon, died suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, aged 70 years. He lay down after dinner for a nap, and his wife a few minutes later became alarmed at the changed appearance of his countenance and called several neighbors who pronounced him dead. Coroner Moore who was summoned held an inquest later and returned a verdict of death from heart failure. The deceased was a son of Lemuel Davis and was born at West Babylon, where he always resided. He was a pensioner of the Rebellion, having served in the famous 127th Regiment, N.Y. Vols. The funeral took place from his late residence and the remains were interred in the family burying ground in West Babylon.

South Side Signal (Babylon), Saturday, November 15, 1902
Obituary - Mrs. Jane M. Davis, widow of John Davis, died at her home in West Babylon on Tuesday. She was a native of Dix Hills, where her father, Zekel Ketcham, was also born. Mrs. Davis broke her hip several years ago, from which she suffered, although old age was the cause of death. She was living with her son, Ernest Davis, who is the only survivor. The funeral was held from the house yesterday afternoon, and the interment was in the family plot on the farm

South Side Signal (Babylon), Friday, August 19, 1910