Biography of Edward Davey
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Davey, Edward, was born in Somersetshire, England, February 5, 1814, came to America with his parents, two brothers and three sisters in 1830. The following year his father bought a farm and settled in the town of Skaneateles, Onondaga county, N. Y. Here he lived until December, 1832, when he went to Skaneateles village to learn the trade of carriagemaker. After serving an apprenticeship of three years he worked as a journeyman until 1849 at Skaneateles, New Haven, Conn., Penn Yan, Syracuse and Newport, N. Y. (except two years that he carried on the business in Newport), came to Medina, N. Y., and began business as a carriage manufacturer, March 5, 1849, and still continues the business. In 1857 he married Harriet M. Seeley Clark, of Marcellus, N. Y., and has one son, Edward H. Davey, who is now manager of the business. (Although Mr. Davey, Sr., is over eighty years of age he is still hale and hearty.) Edward H. Davey was born March 15, 1859, was married to Susan Mae Dodsworth, of Buffalo, N. Y., July 9, 1890. They have a daughter, Margaret Elizabeth, and a son, Edward Howard.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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