Biography of Jeff Davis
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DAVIS, JEFF. Was born in Tennessee, December 4, 1819. Here he resided on a farm until twenty one years of age, when he went to Arkansas and engaged in stock raising until 1848, when he went to Illinois. There he followed farming for two years, then moved to Missouri where the same business was prosecuted until 1863, when he crossed the plains to California and arrived in Solano County in November. In the spring of 1864, he came to Lake County and settled in Scotts Valley, and after a few months moved to Lakeport, where he remained until June, 1865, when he went to Napa County and followed stock raising two years. The following four years were spent in hotel keeping at Monticello. He next engaged in stock raising, and in November, 1875, disposed of his interests in Napa County and returned to Lake and settled on his present place, consisting of four hundred and sixty six acres, located in Coyote Valley, where he is engaged in wool growing. Mr. Davis married, September 9, 1840, Miss Nancy Brooks. Their living children are, Polly A., James, George W. and Dixie. They have lost William, Benjamin F, Lillie L. and Thomas J.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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