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Davis, Dr. James Bolton

An American agricultural advisor, who in 1849 was sent to Turkey by President Polk, and on his way back "picked-up" a Brahman cow and bull from the Royal Gardens in London, and took them to South Carolina.

No hoofed animals had been imported to the U.S.A. for many years, because of the damages of foot and mouth (U.S.A, "hoof-and-mouth").

All American Brahman animals and crosses can be traced back to this original pair, and a pair of bulls given to Richard Barrow of Lousiana in 1854. See 'Brahman'

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