Biography of H. K. Davis
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Davis, H. K., Stockholm, was born in Crown Point, Essex county, N. Y., January 28, 1820. He is a son of Darias H., son of Ezra Davis, who was one of eleven children born to Amos and Sarah (Metcalf) Davis. Amos Davis was born September 2, 1732, and his wife June 5, 1737. The date of their marriage was April 14, 1757. Darias H. was a native of Chesterfield, N. H., born November 6, 1785. In 1805 he married Lois Smith, a native of the same place, born in 1785. They had six children who grew to maturity. Mr. Davis and family went from Vermont to Crown Point, where they resided a short time, In 1839 they went to Parishville, and there he built a tannery, which now stands, and followed the business of tanner until his death, April 8, 1854. His wife died August 10, 1869. H. K. Davis was educated in the common schools and reared a tanner, He was nineteen years of age when he came with his parents to Parishville, and then worked with his father until his marriage, which occurred November 26, 1846. His wife is H. L. Burnap, a native of Malone, Franklin county, born August 7, 1826. Since his marriage Mr. Davis has followed general farming and dairying. He owns 200 acres of land, keeps twenty cows, and for several years has made a specialty of breeding fine horses. Mr. Davis has been a resident of Stockholm about twenty six years, and at present resides on the farm known as the S. W. Holmes farm. He is a Democrat, has held the office of assessor six years, and he and his family are members of the P. of H. No. 538, Stockholm Depot Grange. Mr. Davis and wife have had four children: H. B., born March 14, 1848, married Jennie E. Church of Barrington, Ill,, and they have one child, Leon L., born February 19, 1880; resides in Hebron, Thayer county, Neb. Fannie E., born January 31, 1850, died February 4, 1859, aged nine years. Bliss N., born July 19, 1880, died March 2, 1882, aged twenty one years. Herbert L., born July 12, 1862, married Myra N. Page, December 2, 1885, She is a native of Stockholm, born April 3, 1861, and daughter of Philetus Page, a son of Joseph Page, one of the early settlers of Stockholm. Herbert L. and wife have two children: Bliss N. and Warren G. Mr. Davis is a member of I. O. O. F. No, 620, Winthrop lodge. The parents of Mrs. H. K. Davis were Rev. Bliss and Hannah (Newton) Burnap, he a native of Brattleboro, Vt., born January 13, 1802, and she of Newfane, Vt., born September 18, 1799. They had two children who grew to maturity. Rev. Burnap was a Presbyterian minister, who in 1824 came to Malone, N. Y. About 1830 he moved to Bangor, thence to Parishville in 1844, and afterwards spent a few years in Massena, His last days were spent in Moira. Hannah (Newton) Burnap died April 15, 1869. She was a daughter of Marshall and Lydia Newton. He was a native of Massachusetts, but spent most of his life in Newfane, Vt. He was a blacksmith and died December 15, 1833. Mrs. Newton was born August 5, 1785, and died May 16 1839. Bliss Burnap was the son of Asa W. Burnap, who was one of twelve children. born to Ebenezer and Mary (Wyman) Burnap, he (Ebenezer) was born June 21, 1725. in Redding, Mass; she (Mary Wyman) was born September 7, 1728. They were married September 28, 1749. Ebenezer died Apr. 12, 1804 and his wife, Oct. 25, 1793. Asa W., father of Bliss Burnap, was born June 2, 1768, was married to Elizabeth Bliss in June, 1799. He died May 21, 1813, and his wife, March 21, 1867, aged ninetrfour years, five months and six days.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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