Jim Limber, aka Jim Limber Davis, was a black child who was briefly a ward of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. He lived with the Davis family from February, 1864 – May, 1865. He had been rescued from the streets of Richmond by Varina Davis, when she saw him being beaten.
Davis arranged for Jim to be freed. It is unknown if he was actually adopted because there were no adoption laws in Virginia at that time. Sadly he became separated from the family when they left Richmond to flee from the Yankees. The Davis family never saw him again.
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