Biography of Lathan T. Davis
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Davis, Luthan Tripp, is of English descent, the first representative of the family coming to this country early in the seventeenth century. He is a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Gifford) Davis, and was born in Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass., July 6, 1828. After being educated in the public schools of his native town he began f arming, in which business he has always been engaged, with the exception of three years which he spent in California, during the gold excitement. In politics Mr. Davis is a Republican. He was a selectman of the town of Dartmouth for thirteen consecutive years, and has also served as auditor of accounts, overseer of highways and in other minor public offices. He is a member of the South Bristol Farmers' Club. February 15. 1853, he married Nancy J., daughter of William and Fanny (Sampson) Greene, and of their union were five daughters: Emma C., wife of George C. Allen of New Bedford; Elizabeth D., wife of William A. Potter; Alice G., widow of William N. Weaver; Mehitable Anna, widow of Charles A. Collins; and Lucy H., who died in infancy.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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