- Birth Date
- 29 March 1837
- Death Date
- 17 March 1919
Philetus Gould Davis
Philetus is the son of James Dewaine Davis and his wife Roxanna. James died in Pottawattamie County, Iowa so Philetus crossed the plains with his mother and a sister (Charlotte.)
His mother married Ephraim Green, and in the 1850 Utah census, the family was in Green's household: Roxanna Green, Charlotte Green and Philetus Davis. At the time of the 1856 Utah Territorial census Philetus was living in the Salt Lake 17th Ward. He appears as "Phildaiz" Davis in the records of the Utah Territorial Militia in 1857.
Additional research is needed to confirm the year of the Davis family's arrival in Utah and to identify the name of the pioneer company with which they crossed the plains.
The birth and death dates of Philetus are confirmed by his death certificate.
- Age at Departure: 9