Biography of R. Davies
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R. Davies was born Aug. 16, 1826 in Montgomery Co., N. Y.; is son of Joel and Gertrude (Sutfin) Davies, natives of New Jersey arid first settlers in Charlestown, Montgomery Co., N. Y., where they died. Mr. Davies received a common school education; was married to Sarah A. Caster, born in Montgomery county Oct. 30, 1830; they have four children-Charlotte F., Georgia, Herbert and Elsie. Mr. Davies was one of 16 children; his parents were poor and he commenced hard work early in life; worked farms on shares for many years and becoming tired resolved to try Michigan and moved to his present location, 80 acres on section 1, in 1868. Mr. and Mrs. Davies are members of the Congregational Church. P. O., Cannonsburg.

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