Jefferson Davis took a 1000 mile horseback trip with a man named Col. Thomas Hinds to enter St. Thomas College, a seminary in Kentucky. He was seven at the time. On the trip he met Andrew Jackson and stayed at the Hermitage. What a thrill that must have been for a little boy. No wonder he was destined for greatness!
At nine he entered Jefferson Academy at Washington, Miss. and at 13 he was back in Ky, attending Transylvania University. At 16 he entered West Point, where he met Robert E. Lee. He graduated as a second lieutenant, and was sent to Wisconsin and Arkansas Territories to fight in the Black Hawk War.
That is where he met Sarah Knox Taylor, daughter of General Zachary Taylor. The rest is history!