I believe that that Jefferson Davis' home Beauvoir on the Mississippi Gulf coast was built in the early 1850s as a summer home by plantation owner James Brown. As a result of the Civil War, the Brown's had to sell Beauvoir to raise money in order to keep their plantation in Hinds County, MS. Mrs. Brown blamed Jefferson Davis for the financial troubles her family faced after the Civil War and was especially galled that Davis became the owner of Beauvior as a result of these financial difficulties she blamed on him. The Brown's son Summerfield Brown married Mary Ann "Mollie" Holloman, daughter of Rebecca Ann Cook and Thomas Right Holloman of Yazoo County MS.
Also, another connection might be that James W. Hinchey, the husband of one of Thomas R. Holloman's nieces, may have painted an oil portrait of Jefferson Davis in the 1870s.
Lynn Holloman Fusinato
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