Biography of David Davis
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Davis, David, a native of Wales, was a farmer by occupation, and died at the age of about ninety years. His son, David Davis, came from Wales to Bloomfield, N. J., in 1836, as a woolen manufacturer. After residing for a time in the town of Big Flats he removed to the town of Portland, Wis. He i married Susan Davis of Wales, not a relative, and in 1877 died at the age of eighty five. His son, David L. Davis, born in Montgomeryshire, North Wales, October 23, 1727, came with his father's family in his boyhood to the United States. He studied for a hemoeopathic physician and commenced his practice in Waterloo, Wis. In 1855 he married Eliza Boorman, a native of England, born in County Sussex in 1855, and a daughter of Copping and Hannah (Foster) Boorman, who came in 1849 to the United States. Five children have been born to them, two of whom, Eben and Carl S., are deceased. Their daughter Dora L. married Lindley M. Hull, a graduate of Lima University, in 1880. They have had two daughters, Wynona and Rena. They reside in Wewatchie, Wash. Their son Arthur is a farmer and resides in Blain, Ill. Their youngest daughter, Hattie L., married Frank Tifft, of Big Flatts, in 1890, a farmer. Dr. Davis practiced as a physician in the town of Waterloo, Wis., for twenty years, when he received an appointment as official physician to the Pawnee Indians in Nebraska. He also gave medical attendance to all the government employees in that place. He remained there for three years, assisting both in the moral and religious advancement of the Indians, and removed thence to Falls Church, Virginia, six miles from Washington, D. C., where he practiced medicine, and where he and his family formed a large circle of friends. Dr. Davis and his wife were present at the inauguration of Presidents Hayes, Grant, Garfield, and Arthur. Dr. Davis was also employed as physician at Mount Vernon, the home of Washington, and was with President Garfield only thirty days before his assassination. The family resided in Virginia for twelve years. In 1884 they removed to Big Flats, N. Y., where they now live.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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