Biography of Daniel Davis
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Davis, Daniel, one of West Caton's well known and oldest citizens, was born in Massachusetts in 1816, and in 1838 went to New Orleans, locating in Southern Mississippi, where he followed the trades of carpenter and builder. He then came to Steuben county, locating on his present place, known as the Pail Factory place, where he has since resided. Dexter Davis, a brother, had come here a year before to manufacture lumber and wooden pails, purchasing lots number 1 and 24; another brother, Norris, came with Daniel in 1843, and the three continued the business of manufacturing pails for five or six years, when Mr. Davis succeeded to the ownership of the entire place, which he still possesses, excepting forty five acres. In 1844 he marned Ruth Bates, of Massachusetts, and they have three children: Edwin F., Lucy E., and Mary E. Mr. Davis was justice of the peace previous to 1880 for sixteen years.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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