(submitted by Billy Jacobs)
June 11, 1820 - March 3, 1910
The above is a portrait of 'Uncle' Abner Davis, whose death is mourned all over our county and wherever he was known. He died on March 3rd, 1910, and was buried in the cemetery of Ellzey on the 4th.
'Uncle Ab' was born at Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Texas in his younger days. At the age of 21 years he came to this country, two years before the organization of Calhoun County. He lived to the unusual age of 87 years, was married twice and has 136 children and grand-children living today, was one of the heroes who wore the gray and was a member of the Baptist church.
It is not neccessary for us to tell the people of Calhoun of his many good works and deeds, for who but knows of him? He chose rather to be an honest, humble citizen, living contentedly at home, at peace with the world and loving his fellowmen, than to mix and mingle in the swirl of political strife.
We have known him for many years and he has always been a man to pattern after -- the soul of honor, the perpetrater of truth and the defender of right.
He will be sadly missed, for we have lost one of the best men as well as one of the oldest landmarks that the county has ever known, and the universal love and esteem accorded him is a witness of what even one good man can do towards his fellowmen in a lifetime. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives and loved ones.