Davis S. Vulgamore was born between February and April 1833 in Pike County, Ohio. He was the son of Joseph Martin Vulgamore and Susannah Layton.
He married Cemantha Lane Brace March 16, 1852 in Knox County, Illinois. Davis died March 2, 1879 in Jacksonville, Kansas.
Davis and Susannah had two children: Henry Ilandrew and Alice Lane Vulgamore. Davis Vulgamore's son took the name of Valgamore as an adult.
Davis is shown in his uniform, 10 or 15 years after the Civil War. He fought first as a sergeant and then as a captain in the Civil War. He was enrolled in the Illinois Volunteers August 10, 1861 in Knox County, IL and received discharge papers 2 1/2 years later (February 9, 1864) in order to re-enlist as Sergeant. He received the rank of Captain March 28, 1865. He was mustered out November 4, 1865 at Nashville, TN.
While stationed at Madison, AL just before he left the service, he reports to his superiors how many horses (24) and mules (45) were issued and how many (13 mules and 3 horses) were lost or stolen by deserters, or were shot suffering from "glanders." However, family tradition is that many a Vulgamore garden and field were plowed by these.
Davis Vulgamore is the great great grandfather of Andra Ilene Riggs Schmidt.