Biography of Ira C. Davis of Le Roy, NY

Ira C. Davis, son of Powell C. and Ann (Scribner) Davis, was born July 7, 1856, in Newstead, Erie County. Powell C. Davis was born in Erie County, and his wife near Toronto, Canada. Their children were Ira C., William, Jennie, and Porter. Mr. Davis moved to near Batavia, and thence, in 1879, to Perry, Wyoming County. Powell C. was a son of Eden Davis, who was born in Genesee County, and reared six children, as follows: Lewis, Gehana, who married a Mr. Brown, Lyman, James, Powell, and Caroline, who married John McPherson. Eden Davis was a son of James and Johanah (Wilcox) Davis, who came from Killingworth, Conn. with an ox-team, and first settled about three miles east of Ganson's (now Le Roy), on a farm taken up by Gen. Daniel Davis about 1800. James Davis reared four sons and two daughters: Lewis, Eden,, Ezra, Hamlet, Sarah, and Betsey. Ira C. Davis was reared on a farm and received a common school education. May 6, 1885, he married Margaret, daughter of James C. and Ann (Cunningham) Williams, of Geneseo. Mr. Williams was raised near Dublin, Ireland, and came to the, United States about 1849. He moved to Livingston County, and is a molder by trade. He has been twice married. His first wife was Kate Baugardner

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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