Biography of John Davis
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Davis, John, was born in Peru, Clinton county, in 1810, a son of Gardiner and Elizabeth (Rickertson) Davis. His parents removed to the town of Lawrence, St. Lawrence county, and there he grew to manhood. In the spring of 1832 he came to Holley and a few months later went to Albion, where he remained two years, working at his trade (blacksmithing). In 1835 he went to Alabama, Wyoming county, where he remained for a year, then returned to Orleans county and remained until 1841, when he again went to Wyoming county, remaining until 1844. He then located at Sandy Creek, and carried on a blacksmith shop until 1849, when he bought the Elisha Blodgett farm on the east side of the Ridge road, east of Sandy Creek, and in 1852 purchased the Judge James farm on the south side of the Ridge, where he has since resided. Mr. Davis has always taken an interest in public affairs. He is a Democrat and for nine years was highway commissioner of Murray, and several years excise commissioner. He married in 1836 Delight Merrill, and they have had one son, who resides in Kendall and who married Maria Turner. Mrs. Davis died in 1846 and in 1847 Mr. Davis married Sarah A., daughter of James Weed, one of the pioneers of Kendall. They have had these children: Charles J., who resides in Murray, and married Helen Burch; John H., deceased; and Agnes, who married William Hudson. Mrs. Davis died in 1888.

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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