Felix G. Davis, the subject of this sketch, was born in Illinois in 1819, and is the son of Nathaniel and Hulda Davis, natives of
Virginia and Mississippi, respectively. The father received an excellent medical education in the State of Virginia, and was a
physician of prominence. He emigrated to Arkansas in 1826, locating near Helena, and in 1830 settled in Chicot County,
where he breathed his last in 1840.
The subject of this sketch passed his youth in Arkansas. When sixteen years old he attended college at St. Charles, Mo., and
after completing a four years' course, returned home on account of the ill health of his father.
Mr. Davis was married in 1848 to Miss Mary Lamb, daughter of Thomas and Mary Lamb, both of whom were natives of
England. Of this union were born four children, only one of whom is now living--Gertrude. In 1886 Mrs. Davis was called
away from the scenes of earth, leaving a husband who still mourns his loss. Mr. Davis became a minister of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, in the year 1887. He has also devoted much of his time to farming, owning a valuable plantation.
The subject of this sketch was at one time elected to represent his district in the Legislature; was justice of the peace for
twenty years. He is a man of great culture and intellectual force, and one who is highly esteemed throughout Chicot County.