Private William Barnett Davis was born on January 18th, 1834 in Alabama.
He married Mary Gornto on April 4th, 1861.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on March 12th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida. He was present with the company until October 25th, 1862 when he was sick in a hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee. After returning to the company, his was detailed as a wagoneer at Knoxville from December 22nd, 1862 until February 9th, 1863. He was with the company from that point until it was surrendered with what remained of the Florida Brigade at Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. He was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1st, 1865.
Mary died on July 4th, 1865. He remarried on January 10th, 1866 to Cornelia Fletcher. There is no record of Cornelia’s death or divorce.
William remarried for the final time to Margaret McDonald. In 1884, William moved to Taylor County, having purchased 340 acres 8 miles southeast of Perry. Two years later, he was operating a small mercantile business in Perry.
He died on March 3rd, 1901 and is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Perry, Taylor County, Florida.