Biography of John Davis
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JOHN DAVIS, son of Peter P. and Nancy (Welling) Davis, natives of New Jersey and New York, was born in Somerset County, N. J., August 11, 1814; he remained there until he was fourteen years of age, and in 1828 located in New York City. He was in the employ of L. V. DeForest, grocer, for seven years, after which he embarked in the grocery trade, and pursued that three years, when the fire of 1835 swept away his stock. Left without anything, he engaged in transferring goods from Jersey City to New York City for nine years. In 1853, he came to Indiana and located in Rush County, where he followed farming six years. He then removed to Laurel, Franklin County, where he followed teaming seven years, after which he returned to Rush County and engaged in farming. In 1869, he located on a farm in Tipton County, and in 1882 purchased his present place of eighty acres. Mr. Davis was married in New York City, June 6, 1836, to Miss Jane J. Clark. She was born in New Brunswick. Middlesex Co., N. J., May 2, 1818, and is the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Dill) Clark, natives of New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have five children - Caroline M., Anna F., Elizabeth E., Theodore R. and Jane H. Mr. Davis is a prominent member of the Republican party, and is a worthy citizen and energetic farmer.

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


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