Biography of Ward A. Davis
Madison County, NY Biographies





Davis, Ward Adams. - Joseph Davis, one of the early settlers of the town of Cazenovia, was born in Shutesbury, Mass., November 20, 1800. In 1826 he came to Cazenovia and purchased a farm one and one half miles south of Cazenovia village, since known as the Davis farm, and in 1827 brought his family to the farm where they lived and died. Mr. Davis married Mary Adams and eleven children were born to them, ten grew to maturity and eight are living at this date 1899. Two sons, William and Seymour, enlisted in the Civil war and Seymour died in November, 1862, of disease contracted in the army; William served through the war and was honorably discharged at the close. He is now living in Lekonsha, Mich., a farmer and respected citizen of his town. Three other sons live in Michigan, two sons and one daughter in Onondaga county, N. Y., and one daughter in Hadley, Mass., aged sixty years. Mrs. Davis died October 22, 1846, and Mr. Davis married second, Abbey Shapley. who now survives him; Mr. Davis died September 28, 1856. He was a kind neighbor and highly respected in his town. Ward Adams Davis, son of Joseph, was born September 14, 1835, and after his father's death assumed the management of the home farm, which after a few years became his own. In September, 1858, Mr. Davis married Lucy S. Johnson, daughter of Henry A. Johnson of Cazenovia; four children were born to them: Henry Ward, Harriet Ingersoll, William Adams and Seymour Harlam. Henry Ward is living in Syracuse, a teacher of music and is one of the finest organists in central New York; Harriet was educated in Cazenovia Seminary, taught school several years, was graduated from the Boston Cooking School and taught cooking in the Boston high schools until her death on March 14, 1893. She was greatly loved by all who knew her. William was educated in Cazenovia Seminary, studied medicine in the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor for two years and Bellevue Medical College (N. Y.) one year. After receiving his diploma he practiced in Lebanon for less than one year and then removed to New Woodstock in the spring of 1890, and died there the following October. Seymour is assisting on the home farm. Mrs. Davis died June 18, 1872; she was a kind and faithful wife and mother and was greatly esteemed by all who knew hen On January 31, 1877, Mr. Davis married Maria S. Jones; they have one daughter, Flora Spencer, born December 20, 1879. Mr. Davis is an active, industrious farmer and takes pride in having his place look tidy and neat. In politics he is a Republican, having voted for all the Republican candidates for president since the formation of the party, from John C. Fremont to William McKinley. Mr. Davis has served his town twelve years as highway commissioner and has been identified with the Presbyterian church for nearly half a century.

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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