Varnia Davis, The First Lady of the Confederacy
Born a Belle on a Southern plantation, Varina was only 17 years old when she captured the heart of Jefferson Davis, an older widower who was taken with her beauty and intelligence. By the time her visit ended two months later Varina and Davis were unofficially engaged. Jefferson Davis had intended to live the life of a planter, but within just a few months of the wedding, he was nominated for a seat in the US House of Representatives.
Long interested in politics, Varina was ideally suited for the life of a politician’s wife.
We learned about Varina's triumphs and tribulations in this presentation and take a look into the life of a Southern Lady.