Anthony H. Davies was born at Derby, Conn., April 28, 1798. When quite young, he came South, and first located at
Nashville, Tenn., where he found employment as book-keeper with a firm by the name of Flowers & Co.; after having served
faithfully in that capacity for several years, he moved to Columbia, Ark., where he engaged in merchandising for some time,
gaining the confidence and esteem of all whom he came in contact with.
Finding the business too close and confining, he sold out, and while on a visit to Tuscumbia, Ala., he fell in love with and
married a Miss Aldridge, by whom he had four children. After having spent five or six years in Alabama, he returned to
Arkansas and purchased a plantation on Lake Chicot, which he named Lake Hall plantation. While on a visit to Louisville,
Ky., Mrs. Davies was taken sick and died July 19, 1839.
Three years later, on February 12, 1841, he married a Miss Mildred P. Gaines, of Boone County, Ky., who at the time was
visiting her brother, R. M. Gaines, at Natchez, Miss. Immediately after the marriage, Mr. Davies returned to Lake Hall, where
he lived some twenty odd years, a useful and honorable like, and on September 10, 1862, died of flux.
He was for many years judge of the county court, over which office he wielded the sword of justice with an unerring hand and
a clear conscience. He was a man of many fine traits of character and undoubted integrity, and like Abou Ben Adhem, was
one who loved his fellow-men. He was also a loving husband and a good and kind father. At his death Chicot County lost one
of her most worthy and foremost citizens. By his second marriage he had eight children: Pollard, Harpin, Fannie Walker,
Fredrick Walter, Anthony Legrand and Abner Gaines (twins), Robert Geddes, Minnie Pollard and Joseph.