Jefferson Davis, historical personality with a Welsh connection!
Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States, defeated in the American Civil War.
Connection: Of Welsh descent.
Can you tell me how Jefferson Davis heritage is Welsh? Thanks
Davis is a Welsh surname.
His great-grandfather, Evan Davis, came over (to America) from Wales.
Davis' Welsh ancestry is well documented. See Jefferson Davis: American patriot by Hudson Strode and Jefferson Davis the man and the hour by William C. Davis. His wife, Varina Howell, was also of Welsh descent. Unfortunately saying someone has a Welsh name (Davis) does not make them Welsh.
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