Biography of George H. Davis
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Davis, George H., North Collins, was born February 14, 1842. on the homestead which his father, Andrew Davis, purchased of his brother, Otto Davis, in 1828, and which for sixty eight years has been in the family. Andrew Davis was a farmer and married Judith Briggs. He died in 1872 in his seventy-third year. George H. Davis was educated in North Collins, after which he returned to the farm and in 1862 enlisted in Co. A, 116th N. Y. Vols. He took part in the battles of Port Hudson, Donelsonville, Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill, the Red River expedition, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek, being wounded at Cedar Creek, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. In 1865 he married Anna A., daughter of Capt. Rufus Washburn, and they have two daughters: Laura A. Smith and Mrs. Lucy J. Pickens.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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