Mr. Fred Davis was Richard Frederick Davis, son of Robert Richard Davis and his wife, Sarah Rivers. Fred, as he was known, was born 21 October 1837. He died on 7 November 1915.
Fred was twice married. His first wife, Elizabeth McBride, bore his two sons, J. Fred and John W. Davis; his second wife, Lucy Hardy White bore him another son, Robert L. Davis.
--Obituary--Mr. [Richard] Fred Davis, Sr., an aged man of the Zoar section of the county died last Monday night and was buried at Zoar church cemetery at 4 PM Tuesday. Mr. Davis saw four years' service in the war between the states. He was a life long member of the Methodist church and leaves besides his wife, three children, Messrs. J. Fred, John W. and Robert Davis, a brother Mr. John W. Davis of Hartsville and one sister, Mrs. Hannah Grant of McFarlan, NC.
 James C. Pigg, "Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926, Chesterfield County, SC "; Self-published, 2001. Obituary of [Richard] Fred Davis Sr.;[The Chesterfield Advertiser,10 November 1915, page 1, col. 5, Chesterfield County, SC.