Biography of Joseph E. Davis
Greene, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Joseph E. Davis was born in Montgomery county, Pa., in 1811. His parents were Mordecai and Eleanor (Brodson) Davis, natives of the same county. Mr. Davis left the paternal roof when 16 years of age, going to Roxbury, now a part of Philadelphia, to learn the blacksmith trade. He served five years' apprenticeship, worked at journeyman work one year, and ran a shop of his own for the next 2 years. He was married April 7, 1835, in Germantown, to Mary Hogland, who was born Nov. 9, 1814. She is the daughter of Elias and Elizabeth (Evermore) Hogland, natives of Philadelphia county, Pa. Mrs. Davis' family met in Philadelphia in 1876. She had five uncles and aunts assembled, the youngest of whom was 71, and the eldest (her mother) 83 years. They are all living yet, except one. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have 5 children: Elizabeth, born in 1836; Martha J., born in 1839; Sarah, born Dec. 8, 1841; Lucinda, born Aug. 20, 1844; George, born May 25, 1848. They arrived in this county in June, 1835, coming all the way from Pennsylvania in a one-horse wagon. He set up a shop on his farm on the site now occupied by the school-house; has been working at his trade and farming ever since. Is a member of the M. E. Church. P. 0., South Bend.


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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