Biography of P. A. Davis
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Davis, P. A., Hopkinton, was born in Stockholm, November 24, 1838, a son of Francis Davis, born in Hancock, N. H., in 1805, whose father was Edmond, born in Hancock in 1781, He was a noted teacher. His wife was Mary Graves, and they had seven sons and a daughter. He was for many years postmaster of East Washington, and also a justice of the peace. Francis Davis was at one time a teacher, but for the greater part of his life he was a saw miller, also owning a grist mill. October 12, 1828, he married Betsey Converse Knights, (widow of E. Knights), by whom he had five children: Mary, Julia, Martha, Francis and Philo. The latter was educated in the schools of Hopkinton and Potsdam Academy and has always followed farming, except for a few years during which he was engaged in a creamery. A few years ago he rented his farm and now lives at Fort Jackson. He owns the old Davis homestead. September 18, 1860, he married Anna Lobdell, who was born December 27, 1837, at Plattshurg, a daughter of D. S. Lobdell, whose wife was Loretta Leonard. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have had four children: Edith L., born June 21, 1861, wife of Rev. J. M. Bartholomew of New York city, assistant pastor of Holy Trinity church; Martha E., born March 13, 1863, wife of Professor T. W. White, teacher and superintendent of schools at Westboro', Mass.; Francis D., born July 25, 1866, a graduate in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, class of '90, who is now in the employ of Yale & Town of Stamford, Conn.; Harry D., born May 19, 1872, died at the age of nine years. In politios Mr. Davis is a Democrat. He is a member of Elk Lodge, No. 577, F. & A. M.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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