Biography of Dr. Henry Davis
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DR. HENRY DAVIS is a native of Miami County, Ohio, and was born August 18, 1811. His father, John Davis, was a native of Georgia, and his mother, Lydia (Coate), was born in South Carolina. These were married in Ohio, and they reared a family of four sons and one daughter, the mother dying in 1826, and the father in 1852. Dr. Davis was reared on the farm and went three miles to the common school. He taught some during his youth, and upon reaching manhood began the study of medicine, after which he practiced for about eighteen years, when he became disgusted with his profession, and leaving a good practice, he engaged in the mercantile business in West Milton, until January, 1863, when he removed his stock of goods to Kokomo, where he, together with his sons, was among the leading merchants, doing a business of from $75,000 to $150,000 per year. In 1875, he sold out to his sons and has since lived a retired life, except superintending a well stocked farm near town. He is a strong temperance man and a member of the Republican party. In 1876, he was elected Township Trustee of Centre Township. He cast his first Presidential vote for Henry Clay, in 1832. He was married, December 11, 1838, to Miss Eve H. Newman, of Muncie, Ind. She was born August 10, 1816. They had four sons - Orlando M., Theodore A., Edwin L. and Omar N. Mrs. Davis was a true mother and loving companion. She was a, member of the Methodist Episcopal Church from childhood, and was one of the prominent workers in the Orphans' Home Association, of which she was President for a number of years. She died January 3, 1883, axed sixty six years.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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