Biography of Joshua B. Davis
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Davis, Joshua B., was born in 1833, a son of Joshua Davis, also a native of Lansing, who died in 1868. The latter married Phoebe Bacon, who died in 1872. In his boyhood days Mr. Davis attended the common schools, and at the age of twenty one he rented his father's farm on shares, and began for himself. Some years later he bought a tract of thirty acres, which he farmed, in addition to his father's place. On the death of his father he bought out the other heirs, and since then has bought other farm property. He raises a mixed crop of grain, but makes fruit a specialty. He has served his town as commissioner and is now postmaster at Lake Ridge. He has always taken an interest in the Republican party. In 1865 he married Anna M., daughter of Edward and Charry (Sannis) King, natives of Cayuga county. Mr. Davis is the only son of a family of four children, two being deceased.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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