Biography of John H. Davis
Madison County, NY Biographies





Davis, John H., son of Joseph and Anna (Adele) Davis, was born in Manheim, Herkimer county, N. Y., July 27, 1828. His great grandfather was one of the earliest settlers of Herkimer county, coming from Manheim in Germany, which country he left on account of political trouble; he was a man of importance in his time, both in Germany and in Herkimer county where he often held positions of public trust. He was of good birth, and is said to have been a man of strong and interesting character. John H. Davis, the subject of this notice, was educated in the common schools, and has been engaged in farming all his life. He came to Madison county where he has since resided, and located on a farm of 147 acres near the village of Peterboro. He removed to his present farm one and one half miles north of the village of Oneida in 1851, and has here 112 acres all under cultivation. By virtue of his long residence in this vicinity Mr. Davis is well known, and is esteemed by all with whom he has come in contact as a man of integrity and upright character. January 1, 1851, he married Maria Stisser. daughter of John Stisser, an early resident, and prominent citizen of the town. Six children have been born of this union: Charles J., of Peterboro; William Harvey, who assists in the conduct of the home farm; John Andrew, who died in 1861; George Asa. who died in 1880; Anna D., wife of Charles Terrell of Stockbridge; and Nancy Jane, wife of Newton Porter of Oneida.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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