Details for The John H. Pickens Davis House (Atlas Number 5157008987)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5157008987


Marker Number 8987
Atlas Number 5157008987
Marker Title The John H. Pickens Davis House
Index Entry Davis, John H. Pickens, House, The
Address 1509 Main St.
City Richmond
County Fort Bend
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 239899
UTM Northing 3265745
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location on FM 762 east of Richmond in George Ranch Historical Park
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built by son of Kinchen Davis, who escaped death by drawing a white bean in famous ordeal of Texans in 1842 Mexican conflict. As a "Jaybird" leader, builder J. H. Davis (1851-1927), prevented lynchings in Jaybird-Woodpecker War of the 1880s. He was owner of much land and livestock. This house, built about 1880, is of cypress and white pine, with many fine details unusual in its era. It was given in 1947 to Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital, named for Davis' mother-in-law. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962