Biography of Angela K. Davis

Davis, Angela K.-Joseph F. Davis was a native of Boonsboro, Washington county, Md. In 1857 be married Angela Kirkham, daughter of Chauncey and Ange. line Pattison Kirkham. He was but a few years a resident of Batavia, but was a prominent man in his native State of Maryland. During the Civil war he was an ardent supporter of the Union, and was a member of the Constitutional Convention of his State at the time emancipation of the slaves was decreed. He was a gentleman in the true sense of the word and held a high position among his peers, the leading men of Maryland. Chauncey Kirkham, father of Mrs. Davis, came from Ithaca, N. Y., to Batavia in 1817, where he married Angeline Pattison. For many years he was a manufacturer of furniture; he was enterprising and progressive, active in promoting the public interests, and a man of sterling integrity. He died in 1857, leaving a widow and four surviving children-Angela, Lyman Stuart, Charles Henry and Mary Isabella. His son, Chauncey, jr., who was a member of the firm of Bostwick & Kirkham in the hardware trade, died the same year. He was a brother of Samuel Kirkham, the author of the well-known Grammar, Elocution and other educational works. Joseph F. Davis died in Philadelphia, October 3, 1879.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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