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Orange Runnells Davis and Adelaide Barlow

Province of Quebec, Montreal, Canada, Jefferson Co New York, Pike Co Illinois, and LeSueur Co Minnesota
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ORANGE RUNNELLS DAVIS son of Isaac Van Norman Davis and Mercy Rogers, was born in Province of Quebec, Canada, December 10, 1800, and died March 19, 1882 in St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota

He married ADELAIDE BARLOW, on December 22, 1822 in Montreal Canada.  The daughter of WILLIAM BARLOW, she was born in Province of Quebec Canada, July 15, 1804, and died December 10, 1887 in St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota

Several genealogies show Adalaide as a member of the George Barlow of Sandwich Massachusetts lineage, but their are several conflicts with her fathers name and her birthdate.  She is not shown in the descendancy chart compiled by Edson Barlow, but probably did not listed her because of those conflicts.
The tombstone for Orange and Adelaide Barlow Davis is shared with Thomas, Sidney and Lydia Cole Barlow, and Mercy R. Raymond, who was born in the Providence of Quebec, January 15, 1816 and died February 19, 1888.  [Mercy was the sister of Orange, and she had married a Raymond]
21 December 1857, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota Territory, page 161, #35/35
Orange Davis, age 57, born in Canada, Naturalized, Farmer, Adalade Davis, age 46, born in Canada, Thomas Davis, age 35, born in Canada, Naturalized, Farmer
*Note the age of Adelaide on this census, which would maker her born c1811!
Enumerated 01 June 1865, by Alex Pettis, Justice of Peace, State Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, page #101
Orange Davis and Adalaide Davis
1875, living with Solomon H. Pettis, see #7
1880, living with Sidney W. Davis, see #2
1885, Adalaide is lenumerated with S.H. Pettis and Sarah Ann, see #7, and with Sidney W. Davis, see #2
Orange Runnells Davis and Adelaide Barlow were natives of Canada, the former of whom was the son of a native of Wales, his mother an American, who settled in Montreal in the early days, and the latter of the daughter of William Barlow, and his wife of French descent, born in Montreal, whose parents had settled in that province upon coming to this side of the Atlantic.

In 1838 Orange R. Davis and his family left Canada and moved to Jefferson County, New York, where they remained a year, at the end of which time they emigrated to Illinois, settling on a farm in Pike County, just outside the corporate line of the town of Pittsfield, the county seat. In 1853, the family came to Minnesota & locating on one hundred and fifty-seven acres of land in Kasota township, on the shores of Lake Emily, two miles east of St. Peter, the first to make a claim in that locality. Indians were numerous in the neighborhood, far outnumbering the white people and the family, situated thus on the extreme frontier, had to endure all the hardships and privations of pioneer life. Together Mr. and Mrs. Davis established a home & a fine farm, improving one hundred & fifty-seven acres of land, living there until 1880.

Mr. Davis whole life was devoted to agricultural pursuits, and in politics he harmonized with the Republican party. Mr. Davis divided his time between farming and making shingles. He was an industrious and honorable citizen of LeSueur Co who bore well his part in a wild, unsettled country. The family were members of the United Brethren Church, stood high in the several communities in which they lived and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew them.

In 1880, the couple retired to St. Peter, where Mr. Davis' death occurred in 1881, in his eighty-second year. His wife died in 1887, in her eighty-fifth year.

They were well known people in the county, respected by all.

They were the parents of eleven (12; one died) children, namely:
i.
THOMAS DAVIS, was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada, September 18, 1823 and died November 13, 1864 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSeuer Co Minnesota, shown to be born an idiot, on census records, he never married.
2 ii.
SIDNEY WILLIAM DAVIS was born in Lower Canada, sixty miles from Montreal, June 11, 1825 and died April 24, 1912, in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSeuer Co Minnesota.
3 iii.
ORANGE RUNNELLS DAVIS was born in Lower Canada, May 19, 1827, and died September 01,  1889 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota
iv. ISAAC DAVIS was probably born between 1828-1831, apparently died young, as a second child was named Isaac in 1835
4 v.
EBENEZER  ROGERS DAVIS was born August 31, 1832 in Canada, and died May 11, 1909 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota
5 vi.
LOUISA DAVIS was born December 31, 1833 in Canada and died January 30, 1908 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSuer Co Minnesota.
6 vii. ISAAC VAN NORMAN DAVIS was born in Kingston, Ontario Canada on March 20, 1835, and died January 19, 1910
7 viii.
SARAH ANN DAVIS was born in January 01, 1838 in Sacketts Harbor, New York, probably Jefferson County, and died September 21, 1922 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota
8 ix.
CAROLINE DAVIS was born April 24, 1840 in Pike Co Illinois, and died after 1910 in South Dakota
9 x. HARRIET DAVIS was born July 24, 1842, and died December 31, 1873, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota.
10 xi.
HENRY CLAY DAVIS was born July 06, 1844 in Pike Co Illinois, and died in 1914 in Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota
GENERATION 2
2.
SIDNEY WILLIAM DAVIS , son of Orange Runnells Davis and Adelaide Barlow, was born in Kingston Canada, sixty miles from Montreal, June 11, 1825 and died April 24, 1912, in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota.

He married 1.) MARY OLIVE PETTIS, December 24, 1846 in Pittsfield, Pike Co Illinois.  The daughter of Colonel Stephen Pettis and Olive Hutchins, she was born April 24, 1829, Mecca Twp, Trumbull Co Ohio, and died July 15, 1851, Pike Co Illinois.
Though the biography does not show Sidney marrying three times, he married 2) AMANDA MELVINA PEARSON on April 15, 1852 in Pike Co Illinois.
He married 3) MRS. LYDIA A. COLE, widow of Sylvanius Cole in 1875.  She was born May 28, 1827 in New Hampshire, and died October 04, 1897, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota
Memorial Record of Southwestern Minnesota - 1897 - Lewis Publishing Company Chicago, Illinois

Sidney W. Davis is numbered among the honored pioneer settlers of Le Sueur County, Minnesota. He has not only been an eye witness of its growth and development but has also taken an active part in its progress & has been a leading factor in the promotion of its material interests. His name is inseparably linked with its history, and in this volume he well deserves prominent mention.

Mr. Davis was born in Lower Canada, sixty miles from Montreal, June 11, 1825, a son of Orange R. and Adelaide 'Barlow' Davis, who were also natives of Lower Canada. When our subject was eight years of age his parents removed to New York, spending the winter of 1837-8 at Sackett's Harbor.

In 1839 they emigrated to Pike County, Illinois, In 1853 the father came to Le Sueur County,

Sidney W. Davis is the second of their eleven children, seven sons and four daughters. All reached mature years and seven are now living, namely:

Sidney W. Davis spent the greater part of his school life in Pike County, Illinois, being educated in the primitive schools of that period. He assisted in the cultivation of the home farm until he had attained his majority, when he began farming on his own account in Pike County. He was married in 1846 to Miss Mary O. Pettis, of that county, a daughter of Stephen Pettis. They lived a happy married life until July, 1851, when Mrs. Davis died of cholera, leaving two children: Lillian, now wife of William McQuat, of Le Sueur county; and Hon. C. R. Davis, a prominent attorney at St. Peter.

In 1853 Mr. Davis came to Minnesota, settling in Le Sueur Co. He pre-empted a claim of one hundred and sixty acres, two miles east of Kasota, and with characteristic energy began the development of his land. For several years he successfully carried on general farming and stock-raising, and in 1857 removed to St. Peter, where he opened a meat market. His business steadily increased until it had assumed extensive proportions.

He not only had a large general trade, but also had a contract to furnish the meat for the State Hospital for the insane for a period of ten years, supplying about nineteen thousand pounds per month. In addition to conducting his store he was also largely engaged in buying and shipping live stock, sending many car-loads of hogs and cattle to Chicago annually.

When the time of his contract with the State Hospital had expired he sold his market and devoted his energies alone to the live-stock business as a member of the firm of Pettis & Davis, his partner being Alva Pettis, and they being the largest live-stock dealers in the Minnesota Valley. He also owns two hundred acres of valuable land, which he rents.

He is a man of excellent business and executive ability, possessed of sound judgment, keen discrimination and foresight. His efforts in consequence have been crowned with success, and although in earlier years he experienced the trials of pioneer life in Le Sueur County, he is now one of the substantial citizens of St. Peter.

Mr. Davis was again married in 1875, his second union being with Mrs. Lydia Cole, widow of Sylvanus Cole. They have in St. Peter a comfortable and commodious residence in the midst of pleasant surroundings. Mr. Davis served one term as County Commissioner of Le Sueur County, and was assessor for a number of years.

In politics he is a Republican, warmly supporting that party. He is also a prominent Mason, belonging to both the blue lodge and chapter of St. Peter.
The following is extracted from the biography of Charles Russell Davis, son of Sidney W. Davis.     Nicollet and LeSueur Counties Volume II William Gresham 1916

Sidney W. Davis was fourteen years of age when his family located in the Pittsfield neighborhood and there he grew to manhood. In 1846 he married Mary Pettis, of Ohio, who died leaving two children, a daughter, Lillian D., who is now living in St. Paul, this state, widow of William McOuat, and Charles R., the immediate subject of this sketch. Following the death of his wife, Sidney W. Davis remained in Illinois until he came to Minnesota, in the early fifties, and preempted a tract of land in LeSueur county near Lake Emily and established a new home there, quickly becoming one of the dominant figures in the pioneer life of this section. Not long after arriving here Mr. Davis recognized the possibilities of the livestock business and presently became a large dealer in that line. At first he shipped dressed hogs to the Eastern markets, but as the development of the business led to other methods he began shipping live stock, and it was not long until he was recognized as the largest shipper between Sioux City and St. Paul. For the better convenience of his growing interests Mr. Davis, in 1867, moved to St. Peter and thereafter made that point his headquarters, making his home there the remainder of his life. In addition to his extensive livestock business, Mr. Davis had a hand in practically every enterprise of importance hereabout during the early days and for many years was regarded as a leader in the community life. He was also an extensive dealer in the grain line. During the Civil War he filled large contracts for supplies for the government and in all his enterprises prospered, eventually becoming a very well-to-do citizen. In all his dealings he was direct and straightforward and held the full confidence of the entire community, being held in the highest esteem by all.

Sidney W. Davis lived to a ripe old age; had witnessed the development of this favored region from its practically wilderness state to its present well-established condition and there were few men who had contributed more to the development than he, either in a social, civic or commercial way; so that at his death, in April, 1913, he then being eighty-seven years of age, there was sincere mourning throughout this whole region, for he had done well his part in the scheme of things in the great Northwest. His Uncle, Benjamin Davis, who remained on the home farm in Pike county, Illinois, attained national celebrity as the men who brought to its highest state of culture that popular pet of all pomologists, the "Ben Davis" apple, which takes its name from the man who first produced it.
History of the Minnesota Valley North Star Publishing Company Minneapolis, Minnesota 1882

The first election of Kiota Township was held on the 11th of May, 1858, there being sixty-one votes cast. Town board - J.P. Buel; chairmen, A. Pettis, and S.W. Davis; C. A. Shaeffer clerk; T. G. Carter, assessor; H. Morrill, collector; D. Birdsell, justice.
Enumberated 21 September 1857, Census of Kasota Township, LeSueur Co, Minnesota Territory, Page 118, #37/37
S.W. Davis, age 32, born in Canada, Naturalized, Farmer, Melvina Davis, age 26, born Illinois, Lilian Davis, age 9, born in Illinois, Chal. Davis, age 8, born in Illinois, Mary Davis, age 8, born in Illinois, C. A. Pearson, age 6 F, born in Illinois, J. Matton, age 26 M, born in Nova Scotia, Naturalized, Far
Enumerated 11 June 1860, State Census of Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, #280
S.W. Davis, age 34, Farmer, $3000-$500, born in Canada, Amanda M. Davis, age 26, born in Illinois, Lillian Davis, age 12, born in Illinois, Charles Davis, age 10, born in Illinois, Mary Davis, age 6, born in Illinois, Alice Davis, age 1, born in Minnesota
*Note that Charles and Mary are shown to be the same age in the 1857 territorial census, but here there are 2 years difference, which I believe to be correct, as Charles is the son of Sidney and his first wife, Mary Pettis.
Enumerated 01 June 1865, by Alexander Pettis, Justice of Peace, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota State Census, #2
[note, no wife listed, but Lydia Cole is in the household]
S.W. Davis, Lillian Davis, Charles W. Davis, Mary A. Davis, Alice Davis, Lydia A. Cole 
1875, State Census, Nicollet Co Minnesota, Oshawa Township, Page 280 / 344
S.W. Davis, age 50, born in Canada, both parents born in Canada, L.A. Davis, age 47 , born in Maine, both parents born in Vermont, Mary Davis, age 21, born in Illinois, father born in Canada, mother born in Illinois, Alice Davis, age 16, born in Illinois, father born in Ohio, mother born in Canada, C. Person, age 22, father born in Ohio, mother born in Canada, Chas Johnson, age 21, born in Minnesota, both parents born in England, N.A. Walergren, age 27, born in Illinois, both parents born in Sweden
1880 St. Peter, Nicollet Co Minnesota, pg 62
Sydney W. Davis, age 55, he and both parents born in P. Quebec, Lydia Davis, wife, age 52, she and both parents born in Maine, Alice Davis, daughter, age 21, born in Minnesota, Adelaide Davis, mother, age 75, she and born parents born in P. Quebec, Orange Davis, father, age 80, he and both parents born in P. Quebec, James Hays, age 35, he and both parents born in P. Quebec
Enumerated 11 May 1885, St. Peter, Nicollet Co Minnesota, pg 9, #77
Sidney W. Davis, age 59, born in Canada, Lydia A. Davis, age 57, born in Maine, Alice Davis, age 24, born in Minnesota, Adalaide Davis, age 79, born in Canada, Mercy R. Raymond, age 70, birthplace not shown, Wm. Fields, age 30, born in Ohio
01 June 1900, St Peter, Nicollet Co Minnesota, pg 1a, #401/1/1
Sidney W. Davis, widower, age 74, born January 1875 in Canada [French], both parents born in Canada [French], Alice L. Thompson, daughter, age 41, married 11 years, 3 children born, 3 living, born February 1875 in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Illinois, Lydia D. Thompson, granddaughter, age 8, born January 1892 in Oklahoma, father born in Maine, mother born in Minnesota, Lillian M. Thompson, granddaughter, age 5, born May 1895 in Oklahoma, father born in Maine, mother born in Minnesota, and Isabel Thompson, granddaughter, age 3, born December 1896 in Minnesota, father born in Maine, mother born in Minnesota
15 April 1910, St Peter, Nicollet Co Minnesota, pg 4b, FM 83/89
Sidney W. Davis, widower, married 3 times, age 84, born in Canada [French], both parents born in Canada [French], Alice L. Thompson, daughter, age 51, divorced 8 years, 3 children born, 3 living, born in Minnesota, father born in Canada, mother born in Illinois, Lydia D. Thompson, granddaughter, age 18, born in Oklahoma, father born in Maine, mother born in 13, born in Minnesota, father born in Maine, mother born in Minnesota
Children of Sidney Davis and Mary Pettis are:
i. LILLIAN DAVIS, born in Illinois, c1848, wife of WILLIAM MCQUAT
ii.
CHARLES RUSSELL DAVIS, born September 17, 1849 in Pike Co  Illinois, and died in 1929.
He married EMILY HAVEN, daughter of Aaron Haven and Emily Parker in 1874.  She was born in 1852 in Illinois and died in 1927.   Both are buried in Woodlawn  Cemetery,  St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota.
Nicollet and LeSueur Counties Volume II William Gresham 1916      HONORABLE  CHARLES RUSSELL DAVIS

The  Honorable Charles Russell Davis, of St. Peter, who since the year 1902 has represented the third Minnesota district in the lower house of Congress and who for years has been a leader of the bar in this section of the state, is a native of Illinois,  having been born on a farm in Pike county, that state, son of Sidney W. Davis, of the Dominion of Canada, and Mary (Pettis) Davis, a native of the state of Ohio.

....the  next few paragraphs related to Sidney Davis, father of Charles Russell Davis, and is outlined above....

Charles R. Davis was an infant when he came with his father to this section and he consequently was reared here.  During his high-school days at St. Peter he enjoyed  the preceptorship of Professors Porter and McGill, the latter of whom was elected governor of the state of Minnesota in 1888.    He was graduated  from the  high school and afterward received instruction in the higher branches in the private school of Professor Creary, at which institution he was a classmate of  John A. Lundeen, who afterward became an instructor in mathematics at West Point and subsequently colonel, commanding at  the Presido, California.   Later, Mr. Davis entered upon a course in the Bryant & Stratton Business College at St. Paul, during which course he gave particular attention to the study, of  penmanship, which branch he taught during the  latter period of his attendance there.    Upon completing his schooling, Mr. Davis engaged in the mercantile business at St. Peter, in which he continued for two years, at the end of which time he went to Omaha, Nebraska, where he remained for  about two years.   He  then returned to St. Peter and shortly afterward he entered the law office of the Hon. Alfred Wallin,  where for nearly, three years he devoted himself to the study of the law under that able preceptor.   He was admitted to the bar, and shortly after he entered into a partnership with Mr. Wallin, and offices were  opened at New, Ulm, the firm's legal business became quite extensive.  Several years later Mr. Wallin moved to North Dakota,  where he became the first chief justice of the  supreme court of the new state, and Mr. Davis continued his practice alone and still retains the same suite of rooms in St. Peter occupied by the firm of Wallin & Davis, the rooms in which Mr. Davis began the study of law under the kindly direction of the distinguished jurist.   After his election to Congress, when the necessities of his official position required his continued absence in Washington, Mr. Davis admitted George T. Olsen into partnership in his legal business, under the firm style of Davis & Olsen, and this mutually agreeable partnership has since continued, Mr. Olsen necessarily being in charge of the office  the greater part of the time, while Mr. Davis is absent on affairs of state.

Charles R. Davis began his official career early in life & it is but proper to say in this connection that in all his relations to the public service he has been faithful and true, discharging every official obligation with an eye single to the common welfare. Shortly after his admission to the bar, Mr. Davis was elected city attorney and served in that capacity for eighteen years.   He was elected county attorney and served the public in that important capacity for twelve years, during which time he prosecuted some of the most notable criminal cases in the history of the state.  On April 25, 1888, Mr. Davis received a commission as captain of Company I, Second Regiment, Minnesota National Guard, and served for four years in that connection.    In the year last mentioned, Mr. Davis was elected on the Republican  ticket to represent Nicollet county in the lower house of the Minnesota Legislature, in which capacity he performed such admirable service in behalf of his constituency that he later was elected state senator, representing the seventeenth senatorial district of Minnesota for four years.  During his service in the Legislature, Mr. Davis became quite a prominent figure in that body, being a member  of a number of the more important committees, among which was the committee on the judiciary.  It was during his service in the Legislature that the special investigation of the affairs of the hospitals for the insane was  ordered and he was chairmanof the legislative committee which had charge of that investigation, his attitude in that  connection creating much antagonism on the part of those who had charge of the finances of these institutions. In 1902 Mr. Davis was elected to represent the third congressional district of Minnesota in   the  lower  house of Congress and  has  been re-elected  at each succeeding election  since  that time,  his distinguished and honorable course in the House of Representatives having been a continual incentive to the people of this district to retain him in that responsible position.   During his service in Congress, Mr.    Davis has become a national figure,  long  having been recognized as one of the most forceful representatives in  Congress.     His committee  assignments  include places on some of the most important committees of the Lower house, among which is a place on the  powerful committee on  appropriations, and his able service in Congress has earned for him the full confidence and the high regard of his confreres in that body.   Able in counsel and skilled in debate, Congressman Davis has  represented his constituency in the third district with marked ability, and his continued re-election is regarded by the people hereabout as but a proper expression of their appreciation of his conscientious discharge of every obligation thus imposed.

Charles R. Davis was united in marriage to Emma Haven, who was born in Chicago, the home of her parents at the time of her birth having been located on the present site of the great Marshall Field store, and to this union four children have been born, two of whom died in infancy, Isabella B., who married Walter C. Poehler, a prominent official of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, and Russell H., now a captain of the United States marine corps, stationed in Pekin, China.   Captain Davis has had service in Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and Panama, and participated in the memorable naval "Parade" around the world commanded by Admiral "Bob" Evans in 1908.  Captain Davis married Gertrude Gensler, of Washington, D.C., who is prominent in Washington social life, and he is one of  the most popular officers in his branch of the service.  Mrs. Davis, wife of Congressman Davis, is a daughter of Aaron Haven and Emily Parker, formerly of Boston, Massachusetts.
Memorial Record of Southwestern Minnesota 1897 Lewis Publishing Company Chicago, Illinois HON. CHARLES R. DAVIS

Hon. Charles R. Davis -  Whatever may be said of the legal fraternity,  it cannot be denied that  the members of the bar have been more prominent factors in public affairs than any other class of American people.   This  is but the natural result of causes  which are manifest and require no explanation.   The ability and training which qualify one to practice law also qualify him in many respects for duties which lie outside of the diametrical line of his profession and which  touch the general interests of society.  The subject of this record is a man who has brought his keen discrimination and thorough wisdom to bear not alone in professional paths, but also for the benefit of the community in which he makes his home, and with whose interests he is thoroughly identified.   He holds and merits a place among the representative legal practitioners of Nicollet county and is a prominent citizen of St. Peter.

Mr. Davis was born September  17, 1849, upon a farm near Pittsfield, in  Pike county, Illinois, and is a  son of Sidney W. and Mary (Pettis) Davis.  His mother, who was a native of  Ohio, died in Pike county, Illinois, in 1851.  On the paternal side he is of Welsh descent, his great-grandfather coming from Wales, but his grandfather, Orange Davis, was born in Lower Canada, near Quebec.   The wife of the latter was born in Montreal, of French parentage.

Sidney W. Davis, the father of our subject, was born in  Kingston, Canada,  in 1825, and with his family removed to northern New York, in 1837, where he remained one year, and then went  to Pike county, Illinois, locating upon a farm just outside the corporation limits of Pittsfield, the county seat.  On the 10th  of May, 1853, with his family he came to Minnesota, and settled upon a farm in Lesueur county, where he continued to engage in general farming and  stock-raising until 1867, which year witnessed his arrival in St. Peter.  Here he has since resided and for ten years was actively engaged in Merchandising.

The  boyhood of  Charles R. Davis was passed upon the home farm in Lesueur county, and his early education in the village schools of Kasota.  Later he  pursued his studies in the high school of  St. Peter,  which at the time was taught by Porter & McGill, the latter subsequently governor of Minnesota.  Afterward he was taught at a private school by Professor Creary, a noted educator, where hewas a classmate of Lieutenant John  A. Lundeen, professor of mathematics at  West Point,  and in 1857 he took a complete commercial course at the St. Paul Business College.

For the ensuing two years he  was engaged in the grocery and produce business at  St. Peter, Minnesota.   Then, selling out his interest in that business, he took up the study of law, under  the preceptorship of Hon. Alfred Wallin, the present chief justice of North  Dakota.    March 6, 1872, is the date of his admission to the bar.    At  once he formed a  partnership with his former preceptor, under the style of Wallin & Davis, and they engaged actively in general practice, having offices in both St. Peter and New Ulm.

Mr. Davis early began his official career, being elected county attorney in 1872, in which capacity he faithfully served for six years.  In 1878  he was also elected city clerk and attorney, which former position he has acceptably filled for the last sixteen years and still continues to do.  On the 25th of April, 1888, he was commissioned captain of the National Guards of Minnesota, serving four years.   In 1888 he was also elected to the legislature, on the Republican ticket, to represent Nicollet county for a term of two years, and subsequently was made state senator from the seventeenth senatorial  district of Minnesota, serving in the sessions of 1891-3.    He took a prominent part in the work of those bodies, being a member of several very important committees, among which was that onthe judiciary.    He took and especially active part while serving on the committee for the hospital for the insane, and was chairman of that committee.   His investigations aroused much antagonism among those who had charge of the financial affairs of that institution.

In 1874 Mr. Davis was united in marriage with Miss Emma Haven, who was born and reared in the city  of Chicago, and is a daughter of Aaron Haven.  Mr. and Mrs. Davis have two children namely: Isabel H., a graduate of the State University of Minnesota; and Russell.

In his social relations, Mr. Davis is connected with Nicollet Lodge, No. 34, F & A.M.; St. Peter Chapter, No. 22, R.A.M.;  Mankato Commandery, No. 4, K.T.; Oris Lodge, Scottish Rite, of Mankato;  The Mystic Shrine, Ozman Temple, St. Paul, Minnesota; and also St. Peter Lodge, No. 12, I.O.O.F. He takes quite an active part in politics, local state & national, and has often made speeches throughout his district in behalf of  the Republican party.   During the time he served the public in an official capacity he made an admirable record, and as a lawyer he stands high with the profession.
Nicollet and LeSueur Counties Volume I, County Histories

Charles R. Davis, present congressman, was admitted to the bar in 1877
County Attorney C. R. Davis, 1870-1885   1901-1903

State Representative:  Charles R. Davis 1889

The senators who have represented: Nicollet county have been as follow: Charles R. Davis, 1893

PRESENT BAR.   In February, 1916, the attorneys practicing as resident lawyers in Nicollet countv are as follow: Hon. C.R. Davis

Hon. Charles R. Davis, born in Pittsfield, Illinois, in 1840, came to St. Peter with his parents, who were natives of Canada, in 1854.   Here he attended school, also at St. Paul, and after returning from the latter city engaged in mercantile business, which he gave up for the law. For three years he studied with A. Wallin and was admitted to the bar in 1877. The following year he was elected county attorney for Nicollet county; was also attorney for the city of St. Peter and clerk for three  terms.  He practiced alone until he was elected to a seat in Congress, when he took for his partner in the law business T.T. Olsen, of Springfield, Brown county.   He was elected to Congress in 1802 and is still serving, having been elected seven times to this important office.
Children of Sidney Davis and Amanda Melvina are:
iii. MARY DAVIS, born in c1854 in Illinois
iv. ALICE L. DAVIS, born February 1859 in Minnesota.  She married and divorced MR. THOMPSON
 
3.
ORANGE RUNNELLS DAVIS, JR. , son of Orange Runnells Davis and Adelaide Barlow was born in Lower Canada, May 19, 1827, and died September 01, 1889 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota

He married OLIVE ALZINA PETTIS.  The daughter of Charles Pettis and Sarah Ann Hosford, she was born on February 29, 1840 in Pike Co Illinois, and died August 31, 1905 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota
Enumerated 21 September 1857, Territorial Census of Minnesota, Kasota Twp, County of LeSueur, Page 118, #41/41
O.R. Davis, Jr., age 29, born in Canada, Naturalized, Farmer, O.A. Davis, wife, age 19, born in Illinois, Albert Davis, age 5 months, born in Minnesota Territory

Enumerated 14 June 1860, Census, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota, Page 37, #344/314
Orange Davis Jr., age 30, farmer, value $2000/$400, born in Can, Olive Davis, age 20, born in Illinois, Albert Davis, age 3, born in Minnesota, Effie Davis, age 2, born in Minnesota, Adalade Davis, age 6 months, born in Minnesota
Enumerated 01 June 1865, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, by Alex Pettis, Justice of Peace, #113
Orange Davis Jr., Olive Davis, Albert Davis, F.A. Davis, Adelaide Davis

  [F.A. shown as male, but I believe it will be Effie]
1875, State Census of Nicollet Co Minnesota, Oshawa Township, page 350
O.R. Davis, age 48, born in Canada, both parents born in Canada, O.A. Davis, age 35, born in Illinois, father born in Vermont, mother born in Connecticut, A.R. Davis, age 18, born in Minnesota, Effie Davis, age 17, born in Minnesota, Sarah Davis, age 16, born in Minnesota, Minnie Davis, age 3, born in Minnesota
05 May 1885, St Peter, Nicollet Co Minnesota, pg 17, #122
Orange R. Davis, age 58, born in Canada, Olive Davis, age 45, born in Illinois, Minnie Davis, age 13, born in Minnesota, age John DeWitt, age 35, born in Germany, and Benjamin DeWit, age 5, born in Minnesota
11 June 1900, St Peter, Nicollet Co Minnesota, pg 11a, #600/210/221
Albert E. Block, head, age 32, born June 1867 in Ohio, both parents born in Germany, Minnie B. Block, wife, age 28, born January 1872 in Minnesota, father born in Canada [French], mother born in Illinois, Walter H. Block, son, age 1, born June 1898 in Minnesota, Olive A. Block, daughter, age 3/12, born in Minnesota, Olive Davis, mother-in-law, age 60, widowed, born February 1840 in Illinois, father born in Vermont, mother born in Connecticut
Children of Orange Davis and Olive are: 
i.
ALBERT RUNNELLS DAVIS, born April 26, 1857, and died in 1919
He married 1) MATHILDA STARK on October 22, 1878
He married SARAH M. 'SADIE' SMART on June 01, 1885 in Franklin Co New York. She died January 14, 1887, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota
He married 3) MATHILDA SCHULTZ on November 11, 1893
ii.
EFFIE M. DAVIS, born c1858, and died between 1920-1929
She married ASHFORD DOW POSTON.  The son of Jeremiah Poston and Mary Cartwright, he was born c1852 in Adams Co Illinois, and died 1893 in St Paul, Ramsey Co Minnesota
iii. SARAH ADALAIDE DAVIS, born January 1860.  She married JOHN D. HERITAGE
iv.
MINNIE BELLE DAVIS, born January 28, 1872 in Minnesota, and died September 25, 1935.  [seeing there is a 12 year span between her and Addie makes me wonder if she may not be a granddaughter or other relationship than daughter]
She married ALBERT EMIL BLOCK.  He was born June 1867 in Ohio, of German descendancy
 
4.
EBENEZER ROGERS DAVIS, son of Orange Runnells Davis and Adelaide Barlow was born August 31, 1832 in Canada, and died May 11, 1909 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota

He married LOUISA JANE PETTIS c1855 in Pike Co Illinois.  The daughter of John Pettis and Ann Cummings, raised by her Uncle Charles Pettus, she was born in November 07, 1837 in Trumbull Co Ohio, and died in March 11, 1923 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, Lesueur Co Minnesota.    They did not have any children.
Nicollet and LeSueur Counties, Minnesota - Volume II / biographies     William Gresham 1916 - pages 264-265

The late Ebenezer R. Davis was a native of Canada, but counted among the pioneer band who found their way to LeSueur Co Minnesota.

He was born in 1832, a son of Orange Davis who left the Dominion of Canada in 1837 with his family, to escape being drafted into the army. Ebenezer R. Davis was only five years of age at the time his parents moved from his birthplace to New York state, where they spent some time, then moved on west as far as Pike Co Illinois.

Ebenezer Davis, son of Orange Davis and wife, was only a mere boy when he accompanied his parents to Illinois from New York state. In 1850, during the gold excitement in far-off California, young Davis joined the throng of fortune-hunters in that country. He remained in California until 1852, when he returned to Illinois, and with his mother and the other members of the family, came to Minnesota in 1854, the father having immigrated here in 1853, preparatory to the coming of his family. Ebenezer R. remained at home until 1855, when he obtained land in his own name, the same now being known as the Gault farm, which he sold in 1858, purchasing the one he later lived on for a half century.

He was united in marriage in 1855 to Louisa J. Pettis, born on November 7, 1837, daughter of John and Ann (Cummings) Pettis. Mrs. Davis' parents, however, had died when she was yet quite young, the mother passing away in Ohio and the father was stricken by cholera in St. Louis, Missouri, the same year. The daughter was taken into the home of an uncle, Charles Pettis, who brought her with the family to LeSueur Co, where they made their home on the shores of Lake Emily. It was there that Charles Pettis made his permanent home, remaining until overtaken by death in 1857, while his wife survived him and lived to a ripe old age. In the John and Ann Pettis family there were six children born, three of whom are still living. These besides Mrs. Davis are her brother, Charles, who makes his home with her, and Thomas, who resides in Illinois.

Mr. & Mrs. Davis lived on their farm at Kasota for over fifty years, and there he died on May 11, 1909, and after that sad event, Mrs. Davis moved to St. Peter, purchased a handsome residence on North Minnesota Avenue, where she has since made her home. In numerous capacities Mr. Davis had been associated with those things which were calculated to develop this county and state. In the first instance, it was he who aided in making the original survey of the town plat of St. Peter, he having carried the chain for the surveyor in charge. In addition to operating his farm he was connected with the management of the Kasota flouring-mills. Many a pioneer recalls him as having a stirring, enterprising way about him, which caused him to be much admired by his fellow citizens.

In all charitable works, helping the worthy poor and unfortunate, Mr. Davis was ever foremost. His religion was of that type that caused others to be happy and live exemplary lives in the community. Many persons living in this and adjoining counties, have reason to cherish his name for his generosity and sterling traits of character.

No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis, but the childhood and youth of many in the community knew them as fast friends, and mourned with older ones when he passed away.
Enumerated 21 September 1857, Territorial Census of Minnesota, Kasota Township, County of LeSueur, Page 118 #38/38
E.R. Davis, age 26, born in Canada, Naturalized, Farmer, and Louisa Davis, age 20, born in Ohio
Enumerated 14 June 1860, State Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, Page 30 #278 / 257
E.R. Davis, age 28, Farmer, $1800 / $460, born in Canada, and Louia J. Davis, age 21, born in Ohio
Enumerated 01 June 1865, by Alex Pettis, Justice of Peace, State Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, #66
Ebenezer R. Davis and Louisa Davis
1875 State Census of LeSueur Co Minnesota, KasotaTownship, Page 286 # 137
E.R. Davis, age 43, born in Canada, both parents born in Canada. L.J. Davis, age 36, both parents born in Canada, and Annie Matteson, age 17, born in Norway, both parents born in Norway
12 May 1885, Kasota, LeSueur Co Minnesota, pg 40, #263
E.R. Davis, age 53, born in Canada, Louisa Davis, age 48, born in Ohio, and Ernest Stickler, age 17, born in Michigan
06 June 1900, Kasota, LeSueur Co Minnesota, pg 3a, #49/52
E.R. Davis, age 68, born August 1831 born in Canada [French], father born in New York, mother born in Canada [French], Louisa Davis, wife, age 62, born November 1837 in Ohio, father born in Vermont, mother born in New York, Johnny Carlsen, servant, age 14, born April 1886, he and both parents born in Sweden, and Alma Carlsen, servant, age 9, born September 1890 in Minnesota, both parents born in Sweden
27 April 1910, Blue Earth, Faribalt Co Minnesota, pg 21a, #467/467
Louisa Davis, age 69, widowed servant in the home of Edward Dellabaugh, no children, born in New York, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Vermont
 
5.
LOUISA B. DAVIS, daughter of Orange Runnells Davis and Adelaide Barlow, was born December 31, 1833 in Canada and died January 30, 1908 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSuer Co Minnesota.

She married ALEXANDER PETTIS, son of Colonel Stephen Pettis and Olive Hutchins, in 1850, Pike Co Illinois. He was born was born in Albany, Vermont, March 21, 1820 [tombstone] or 1823, [biography] and died January 23, 1898 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSuer Co Minnesota.
Memorial Record of Southwestern Minnesota - 1897 Lewis Publishing Company Chicago, Illinois

Alexander Pettis bears a name that belongs in the list of prominent early settlers of Lesueur county, the date of his arrival here being May, 1855. His present home is on a fine farm on section 24, Kasota township, and St. Peter is his post-office address. Thus as a pioneer and leading citizen of his locality his history is of interest in this work, and briefly is as follows: Alexander Pettis was born in Albany, Vermont, March 21, 1823, and comes of a family of Scotch descent, long resident in this country, prominent in peace and valiant in war. His father, Stephen Pettis, a colonel in the war of 1812, was a native of Connecticut and a son of Scotch parents who had settled in New England previous to the Revolutionary war. Their household of faith was Presbyterian. Colonel Pettis married a Miss Olive Hutchins, a native of Vermont and a member of a family long settled in New England. She was a most excellent woman, bright in intellect, amiable in disposition, and loved by all who knew her, and her untimely death in 1830, in the prime of life, was a sad blow to her family and many friends. She died at Mecca, near Warren, in Trumbull county, Ohio, and left a family of four little children, namely: Alexander; Almira, now Mrs. Judds, of Iowa; Matilda, now Mrs. Wing, of Pike county, Illinois; and Mary, who married Mr. Davis, and died in Pike county, Illinois. Previous to his removal to Ohio Colonel Pettis lived for some time at French Mills, Canada, where he built a mill. He left Ohio in 1835 and moved to Pike county, Illinois, settling upon a large tract of land he had purchased, becoming one of the pioneers of that county and developing there a fine farm. He died in Illinois, settling upon a large tract of land he had purchased, becoming one of the pioneers of that county and developing there a fine farm. He died in Illinois, aged seventy-six years, having lived out more than the average life of man. For many years he was identified with the Masonic fraternity and was prominent in the circles of that high order. Of high intellectual powers, wide business experience, broad and generous nature, he was an important factor in his locality and was as highly esteemed as he was well known.

Alexander Pettis was a boy of twelve when he accompanied his father and other members of the family to their new home in Pike county, Illinois, and there he was reared & educated, and was for a time engaged in teaching. He was married in Pike county, in 1850, to Miss Louisa Davis, whose life has been blended with his for a period of forty-six years and who still presides over his home, her presence and cheerful companionship having made bright many of the dark places along their pathway in life. She was born in Canada and reared and educated in Pike county, Illinois, her parents being Orange & Adalaide (Barlow) Davis, natives of Canada and pioneers of Illinois. Both her father and mother lived to a ripe old age, the former being eighty and the latter eighty-five at the time of death.

In 1855 the spirit of emigration led the subject of our sketch to seek a home in Minnesota, and in the spring of that year he came up the river by boat to Lesueur county, selecting a location on section fifteen, Kasota township, and there building a cabin and establishing himself and family in pioneer style. Subsequently he sold this place and purchased his present farm, one hundred and twenty acres of valuable land on section 24 of the same township, and with the exception of ten years, when he resided in St. Peter in order to give his children the benefit of good educational advantages, he has maintained his home on this farm. Here he has a beautiful rural home, carries on general farming and stock-raising, and is comfortably situated to enjoy life.

Mr. and Mrs. Pettis have three children: Orange Stephen, of Chicago, Illinois; Mary, wife of R. Volk, of St. Peter, Minnesota; and Cornelia May. Both of the daughters were formerly engaged in teaching and Miss Pettis is now at her parental home.

In his political views and affiliations Mr. Pettis is strongly Republican and in favor of the "gold standard." For years he served as justice of the peace and as such rendered general satisfaction. He is a man of broad views, firm convictions, progressive spirit, and has a character that is above reproach, his word ever as good as his bond. His genial manner and his fine conversational powers make him companionable and welcome wherever he goes.
History of the Minnesota Valley North Star Publishing Company Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1882

Alex Pettis was born in Vermont, in 1823, and while a child accompanied his parents to Canada, where they remained four years, then went to Ohio and in 1835 migrated to Illinois. In 1855 came to Minnesota and settled in St. Peter, and continued living there until 1877, since that time has resided on the farm. Mr. Pettis participated in the defence of New Ulm during the Sioux outbreak of 1862.

Married in 1850, to Miss Louisa Davis, who has borne him three children:

Orange S., Mary A. and Cornelia M.   Mr. Pettis' father was in the war of 1812, and died in Illinois in 1853.

History of the Minnesota Valley North Star Publishing Company Minneapolis, Minnesota 1882
The first election of Kiota Township was held on the 11th of May, 1858, there being sixty-one votes cast.
Town board - J.P. Buel; chairmen, A. Pettis, and S.W. Davis; C.A. Shaeffer clerk; T.G. Carter, assessor; H. Morrill, collector; D. Birdsell, justice.

Territorial Census of Minnesota, Town 110 Range 26, Kasota Township, County of LeSueur, Enumerated 21 September 1857, Page 160 #21 / 21
Alexander Pettis, age 33, born in Vermont, Native, Farmer, Louisa Pettis, age 22, born in Canada, O.S. Pettis, Illinois, M.E. Pettis, born in Illinois, C. Anyen?, age 21, born in Ireland, Naturalized, Farmer
J. L. Ryan 21 M " Ireland Naturalized Farmer

1860 Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, Enumerated 14 June 1860, by William Smith, Ass't. Marshal, Page 36 #336 / 206
Alexander Pettis, age 34, Farmer, $800 / $275, born in Vermont, Louize Pettis, age 24, born in Canada, Orange Pettis, age 8, born in Illinois, Mary Pettis, age 5, born in Illinois, Cornelia Pettis, age 3, born in Minnesota
Enumerated 01 June 1865, by Alex Pettis, Justice of Peace, State Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, #109
Alexander Pettis, Louisa Pettis, Orange S. Pettis, Mary Pettis, Cornelia Pettis
1875 State Census of Nicollet Co Minnesota, Oshawa Township, #218
Alex Pettis, age 57, born in Vermont, both parents born in Vermont, L. Pettis, age 41, born in Canada, both parents born in Canada, O. Pettis, age 23, born in Illinois,  Mary Pettis, age 21, born in Illinois, C. Pettis, age 17, born in Illinois
18 May 1885, Kasota, LeSueur Co Minnesota, pg 7, #46
Alexander Pettis, age 62, born in Vermont, Louise Pettis, age 52, born in Canada, Orange Pettis, age 33, born in Illinois, Mary Pettis, age 29, born in Illinois, Cornelia Pettis, age 24, born in Minnesota
I did not find Louisa in a 1900 census
Children of Louisa Davis and Alexander Pettis are:
i. ORANGE STEPHEN PETTIS, born c1852  [lived in Chicago, Cook Co Illinois]
ii. MARY A. PETTIS, born in 1854, and died in 1923, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSuer Co Minnesota.     She married R.C. VOLK
iii.
CORNELIA MAE PETTIS, born in 1857, and died in 1947, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota, apparently never married.
 
6.

ISSAC VAN NORMAN DAVIS , son of Orange Davis and Adelide Barlow, and the second child by that name was born on March 20, 1835 in Kingston, Ontario Canada, and died January 19, 1910.

He married December 1855, CATHERINE POLLY PETTIS on December 28, 1854, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota.   The daughter of Charles Pettis and Sarah Horsford, she was born October 27, 1835, Warren, Trumbull Co Ohio, and died October 26, 1904.

History of the Minnesota Valley North Star Publishing Company Minneapolis, Minnesota 1882
Isaac Davis and Catherine Pettis were married in 1854, being the first marriage. (conflict in date)
Memorial Record of Southwestern Minnesota - 1897 Lewis Publishing Company Chicago, Illinois

Isaac Davis, one of the highly respected pioneer citizens of Le Sueur County, Minnesota, is a Canadian by birth and comes of ancestry which is traced back to the Welsh and French. He was ushered into life near Montreal, Canada, March 20, 1835.

He was reared on his father's farm in Pike County, Illinois, and received his education by attending the public schools, by home study and by actual business experience. He was nineteen at the time they moved to Minnesota, and he remained a member of the home circle until his marriage, which important event in his life was consummated in December 1855, the lady of his choice and whom he wedded being Miss Catharine Pettis. She was born near Warren Trumbull County, Ohio, a daughter of New England parents and a representative of a family long resident in this county and prominent and influential. Her father, Charles Pettis, was a son of Col. Stephen Pettis, of the War of 1812; was born in Vermont, became a pioneer of eastern Ohio, and from there moved to Pike County, Illinois. Her mother, whose maiden name was Sarah Horsford was a native of Connecticut, and a member of a prominent early family of that state. After his marriage young Davis and his bride began housekeeping in a little log cabin on a forty-acre tract of land, were industrious and frugal, and as a result of their early years of toil are now in possession of a competency and are surrounded with all the comforts and many of the luxuries of life. Today he is the owner of three hundred acres of land, one of the finest farms in the community; has a commodious and attractive residence, beautiful for situation and surroundings; large barn, sixty-fiveby fifty-four feet in dimensions, built on rock foundation; modern windmill for pumping water for house and stock-in short, a model farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Davis had twelve children, of whom nine are living, namely: William, Winslow, Charles, Clarence, Edith Glover, George, Cordelia, John and Harry.

Edith Glover and Cordelia are engaged in teaching. The three deceased were Orville, who died at the age of twenty-eight; Earnest, at six months; and Stephen at four months.

Mr. Davis is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows & affiliates with the lodge at St. Peter. Mrs. Davis, like her mother, is a devoted Christian woman and holds to the creed of the Advent Church.
Territorial Census of Minnesota, Town 110 Range 26, Kasota Township, County of LeSueur, Enumerated 21 September 1857, Page 160, 20/20
I. Davis, age 22 M W born in Canada, naturalized, farmer, Catharine Davis, age 22, born in Ohio, Oris Davis, age 2, born in Minnesota Territory, Wm Davis, age 9/12, born in Minnesota Territory
Enumerated 14 June 1860, Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota,
Isaac Davis, age 25, Farmer $1600 $350 born in Canada, Catherine Davis, age 25, born in Ohio, Orville Davis, age 4, born in Minnesota, William Davis, age 3, born in Minnesota, Winslow Davis, age 1, born in Minnesota, Charles Davis, age 3/12, born in Minnesota
Enumerated 01 June 1865, by Alex Pettis, Justice of Peace, State Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, #112
Isaac Davis, Catherine Davis, Orville Davis, Wm Davis, Charles Davis, Winslow Davis, Clarence Davis, Eden Davis, and George Davis
1875 State Census of LeSueur Co Minnesota Kasota Township, Page 291/ 173
Isaac Davis, age 40, born in New York (conflict), both parents born in Canada, Catherine Davis, age 40, born in Ohio, both parents born in Massachusetts
Orville Davis, age 19 M born in Minnesota, William Davis, age 17, born in Minnesota, Winslow Davis, age 16, born in Minnesota, Charles Davis, age 15, born in Minnesota, Clarence Davis, age 14, born in Minnesota, Edith Davis, age 12, born in Minnesota, George Davis, age 11, born in Minnesota, Delia Davis, age 10, born in Minnesota, John Davis, age 5, born in Minnesota, Harry Davis, age 2, born in Minnesota

 
 
 
Children of Isaac B. Davis and Catherine Pettis are: 
i. ORVILLE DAVIS , born in Minnesota, died at age 28
ii. WILLIAM FREDERICK DAVIS, born 1856 in Minnesota, death date not known, burial in Savidge Lake Cemetery, LeSueur Co Minnesota
iii. WINSLOW DAVIS, born in Minnesota
iv. CHARLES DAVIS, born in Minnesota
v. CLARENCE DAVIS, born in Minnesota
vi. EDITH GLOVER DAVIS, born in Minnesota
vii. GEORGE DAVIS, born in Minnesota
viii. CORDELIA DAVIS, born in Minnesota
ix. JOHN DAVIS, born in Minnesota
x. HARRY DAVIS, born in Minnesota
xi. STEPHEN DAVIS, born in Minnesota, died at 4 months of age
xii. EARNEST DAVIS, born in Minnesota, died at 6 months of age
 
7.

SARAH ANN DAVIS, born in January 01, 1838 Sacketts Harbor, Jefferson Co New York, and died September 01, 1922 in Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota.

She  married  SOLOMON HARLOW PETTIS,  January 01, 1855, Traverse, Sioux Co Minnesota.  The son of Stephen M. Pettis and Catherine Hosford, he was born  January 11, 1834 in Trumball Co Ohio, and died April 05, 1918, in St Peter, Nicollet Co Minnesota.  Both are buried in Woodhaven Cemetery, East St. Peter, Kiota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota where they share a monument  with, HENRY C. PONWITH (1871-1903), ALLEN PETTIS (died 1887, age 25), CATHERINE PETTIS  (died 1888, 86 yrs of age), and LAURA PETTIS, (1838-1900)

Enumerated 01 June 1865, by Alex Pettis, Justice of Peace, State Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, #94
S.H. Pettis. Sarah Pettis, Elna Pettis. Allen Pettis, Elma Pettis, Barney Anderson
1875 State Census of  Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota, page 271,  #22
S.H. Pettis, age 41, born in Ohio, father born in Vermont, mother born in Connecticut, S.A. Pettis, age 38, born in New York, both parents born in Canada, Alva Pettis, age 19, born in Minnesota, Allen Pettis, age 13, born in Minnesota, Alma Pettis, age 11, born in Minnesota, Adna Pettis, age 8, born in Minnesota, Amy Pettis, age 1, born in Minnesota, O.R. Davis, age 74, born in Canada, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Vermont, Adelaide Davis, age 70, born in Canada, father born in Vermont, mother born in Canada, Andrew Peterson, age 27, born in Sweden, both parents born in Sweden, Dora Look, age 18, born in Minnesota both parents born in Germany
Note that also living in the household are Sarah's parents, Orange and Adelaide, aged 74 and 70, respectively. Census shows them both to be born in Canada, though it shows Orange' father born in Massachusetts, and mother born in Vermont, Adelaide's father born in Vermont, mother born in Canada.
16 May 1885, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota, pg 5, #34
S.H. Pettis, age 51, born in Ohio, Sarah A. Pettis, age 48, born in New York, Allen Pettis, age 22, born in Minnesota, Alma Pettis, age 19, born in Minnesota, Edna Pettis, age 18, born in Minnesota, Anna Pettis, age 11, born in Minnesota, Adilade Davis, age 80, born in Canada, Catherine Pettis, age 83, born in Connecticut, Charles Winby, age 27, born in Sweden
Children of Sarah Davis and Solomon Pettis are:
i.
ALVA PETTIS, born November 30, 1856 in Lake Emily Minnesota, and died April 08, 1930 in Kasota, LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, E. St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota, along with daughter, ANNIE L. PETTIS (1882-1884); son, ALBERT A. PETTIS (1879-1881); and son, HERMAN PETTIS (1884-1885)
ii. ALLEN PETTIS, born May 22, 1861 in Minnesota, and died April 09, 1887
iii. ALMA PETTIS, born May 26, 1864 in Minnesota, and died April 11, 1949. She married EDMUND MCGRATH, SR.
iv.
ADNA H. PETTIS, born July 24, 1867 in Minnesota, and died 1948, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, E. St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota, along with his wife, ALICE V. PETTIS, (1866-1912), and probable son, EARL A. PETTIS  (July 08, 1892 - March 15, 1919)
v. AMY M. PETTIS, born July 12, 1874 in Minnesota, and died April 01, 1944.     She married 1) HENRY PONWITH      She married 2) JETHRO KLOSS
 
8.
CAROLINE DAVIS, daughter of Orange Runnells Davis and Adelaide Barlow, was born April 24, 1840 in Pike Co Illinois, and died after 1910 in South Dakota.

She married JOHN HENRY HARTEW.   They lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and later, North Dakota.
I find a John H. Hartew on the list of Brown Co Dakota Territory, 1883 list of pensioners, no certificate number, a resident of Columbia South Dakota, with injury to the left foot. This may or may not be the same.
16 October 1857, State Census, St Peter, Nicollet Co Minnesota, #194/200
John H. Hartew, age 24, born in New York, Caroline Hartew, age 18, born in Illinois, and William Pierson, age 7, born in Illinois
I did not find Caroline again until the 1900 census
12 June 1900, Cleveland Twp, LeSueur, Minnesota, pg 7b, #129/133
John H. Hartew, age 39, born June 1860 in Minnesota, father born in New Jersey, mother born in Illinois, married 19 years {his wife Millie is not in this census], Edward A. Hartew, son, age 16, born June 1883 in Minnesota, John C. Hartew, son, age 14, born September 1885 in Minnesota, Horace E. Hartew, son, age 12, born April 1888 in Minnesota, Caroline Hartew, mother, age 60, widowed, born April 1840 in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Canada, 11 children born, 8 living, Mary D. Hartew, sister, age 17, born November 1882 in South Dakota, and Gladys G. Hartew, niece, age 10, born June 1889 in South Dakota, father born in Canada, mother born in Minnesota
26 April 1910, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, pg 7a, #121
Caroline Hartew, head, widowed, age 69, born in Illinois, both parents born in Canada, 10 children born, 8 living, Robert Taylor, grandson, age 2, born in South Dakota, father born in the U.S., mother born in Minnesota
Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Name: John H. Hartew, K5, Iowa Cav., C Bracketti Minn. Cav. State Filed: Minnesota   Widow: Caroline Hartew  Invalid filed: 1875 Dec 4   Widow filed: 1876 Nov 11 MN
Children of Carolina Davis and John Hartew are:
i.
JOHN H. 'JACK' HARTEW, born June 13, 1880, and died as a result of an accident June 13, 1913 in St. Peter, Nicollet, Minnesota, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, E. St. Peter, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota.
ii. HORACE HARTEW, born c1862-63, probably died as an infant
iii.
ELMER GUY HARTEW, born August 1865 in Minnesota, and died 1937 in Washington
He married LILLIAN CLIFFEY MORRISON on October 21, 1889 in Cleveland, LaSueur Co Minnesota. The daughter of John Wesley Morrison and Mary Ellen Forqueran, she was born March 28 1868 in Cordova, LeSueur Co Minnesota, and died June 25, 1940 in Deerwood, Crow Wing Co Minnesota
iv. AMY HARTEW, born c1868.  She married MR. POTINE
v. JENNIE HARTEW, born c1870.  She married MR. TAYLOR
vi. LOUIS / LEWIS HARTEW, born c1872
vii. NELLIE HARTEW, born c1874.  She married MR. WYCOFF
viii. JESSIE HARTEW, born c1879.  She married MR. ZIMMERMAN
ix. MARY D. HARTEW, born November 1882 in Milbank, Grant Co South Dakota.   She married MR. SAUER
 
9.
HARRIET DAVIS, daughter of Orange Runnells Davis and Adelaide Barlow, was born in July 24, 1842 in Pike Co Illinois, and died in December 31, 1873 in LeSueur Co Minnesota. According to the biography of Harriet's father, Harriet was the 'widow' of  John L. Pettis, but cemetery and census records indicate she died prior to John.

She married JOHN LUMAN PETTIS, on December 22, 1859, she was his second marriage.  The son of Charles Pettis and Sarah Hosford, he was born in January 30, 1836, and died in July 17, 1921 in LeSueur Co Minnesota.    Both are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota.
I have been unable to locate Harriett in the 1857 census, she is not listed   as living with her parents.
1860 Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, Enumerated 14 June 1860, by William Smith, Ass't. Marshal, Page 37, 345/ 315
John L. Pettis, age 24, Farmer, $1000/$500, born in Canada, Harriet Pettis, age 17
Enumerated 01 June 1865, by Alex Pettis, Justice of Peace, State Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, page #102
John L. Pettis, Harriet Pettis, Celia Pettis [listed as male]
1875 State Census of  Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, Page 279 /  79 
John L. Pettis, age 38, born in Illinois, father born in Vermont, mother born in Connecticut, Celia Pettis, age 11, born in Minnesota  both parents born in Illinois, Wilbur Pettis, age 8, born in Minnesota, Mercey Pettis, age 4, born in Minnesota, H. E. D_____, 37, born in Illinois (may be Davis), father born in Vermont, mother born in Connecticut.   Harriet is deceased at this time.
Children of Harriet Davis and John Pettis are:
i.
CELIA PETTIS, born July 06, 1864 in Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota, and died October 09, 1947 in Parma, Canyon Co Idaho, burial in Roswell Cemetery, Roswell, Canyon Co Idaho.
She married HENRY SLOCUM STARK pn March 21, 1883. He was born July 06, 1862 in Minnesota, and died April 07, 1943 in Canyon Co Idaho.
ii.
WILBUR JOHN PETTIS, born August 18, 1866 in Kasota Twp., LeSueur Co Minnesota, and died April 09, 1946 in Nampa, Canyon Co Idaho
He married CECELIA HILL on 11 March 1891 in Blue Earth, Faribalt Co Minnesota. The daughter of Walter H. Hill and Mary Jane Carlin, she was born June 10, 1869 in Minnesota, and died October 03, 1936 in Ft Lupton, Weld Co Colorado
iii.
MERCY RACHEL PETTIS, born May 16, 1871 in Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota, and died 14 August 1901 at Parma, Canyon County, Idaho. She is buried in the Roswell Cemetery, Roswell, Canyon County, Idaho.
She married CHARLES R. LUTHULTZ on 10 October 1892 in Blue Earth, Faribalt Co Minnesota. He was born July 01, 1872 in Henry Co Illinois, and died July 19, 1932 in Lake Francis, LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Eagle Lake Cemetery, LeRay Twp, Blue Earth, Faribalt Co Minnesota
iv. EDWARD PETTIS, born and died December 1873, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Kasota Twp, LeSueur Co Minnesota
 
10.
HENRY CLAY DAVIS,  son of Orange Runnells Davis, Sr. and Adelaide Barlow, was born July 06, 1844, and died in 1914 in Minnesota.

He  married MELISSA PETTIS, daughter of Charles and Sarah 'Horsford' Davis.  She was born February 07, 1842 in Illinois and died 1925 in Minnesota.   Both are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, St Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota
The following was extracted from the biography of Albert Eben Davis, son of Henry C. Davis 

Nicollet and LeSueur Counties  Volume II   William Gresham  1916

Henry C. Davis was but ten years of age  when he came with his parents to Minnesota, where he finished his education and became a farmer, working on the home place until he had reached maturity, after which he pre-empted a quarter section of  land in Kasota township, this county, and lived for many years as a successful farmer of this community, at one time owning four hundred and sixty acres of excellent land in LeSueur and Nicollet counties, Minnesota.    In addition to his agricultural pursuits,  Henry C. Davis, for some years, was a well-known auctioneer of LeSueur county, crying many of the large sales in this part of the country.

Henry C. Davis was prominent in the official life of LeSueur county, serving as deputy sheriff for many years, as well as having served as  constable of Kasota township,  during several terms.    Politically,  Mr. Davis was a Republican.   During the time of the Indian outbreak Mr. Davis was a member of the defensive forces and had a part in several engagements which resulted in the subjugation of the blood-thirsty Indians.   Mr. Davis was a member of  the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and  together with his wife was an active member and worker of the United brethren church.  Henry and Melissa Davis were the parents of nine children:  Chester H., Lily M., Ella (deceased), Annetta, Stella M., Albert E., Cecil I., C. Roscoe and Harriet F.

Melissa Pettis moved from her native home in Pike county, Illinois, and then, in 1854, with her parents, moved  to Minnesota, where the  father  homesteaded  one  hundred and sixty acres  of land in Kasota township, LeSueur county, establishing a home on the north side of Lake Emily, where the elder Pettis conducted a store in connection with his agricultural pursuits.   The parents, Charles and Sarah Pettis, had a family on nine children: Stephen W., Catherine F., John L., Anna  B., Olive G.,  Melissa J., Emily F., Charles C. and Henry F.
Enumerated 01 June 1865, by Alex Pettis, Justice of Peace, State Census, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota, page #100
Henry Davis, Melissa Davis and Chester Davis
1875, State Census of LeSueur Co Minnesota  Kasota Township, #27
H.C. Davis, age 31, born in Illinois, both parents born in Canada, M. Davis, age 32, born in Illinois, father born in Vermont, mother born in Connecticut, Chester Davis, age 11, born in Minnesota, Lilly M. Davis, age 6, born in Minnesota, E.L. Davis, age 5, born in Minnesota
15 May 1885, Kasota, LeSueur Co Minnesota, pg 3, #31
Henry, age 40, born in Illinois, Melissa Davis, age 43, born in Illinois, Lillie Davis, age 16, born in Minnesota, Ella Davis, age 15, born in Minnesota, Dollie Davis, age 9, born in Minnesota, Stella Davis, age 8, born in Minnesota, Albert Davis, age 6, born in Minnesota, Isaac Davis, age 5, born in Minnesota, and Roscoe Davis, age 2, born in Minnesota
14 June 1900, Kasota, LeSueur Co Minnesota, pg 8a, #141/145
Henry C. Davis, head, age 54, born July 1845 in Illinois, both parents born in Canada [French], Melisa Davis, wife, age 56, born February 1844 in Illinois, father born in Connecticut, mother born in Vermont, 5 children born, 5 living, Ella Davis, daughter, age 30, born January 1870 in Minnesota, Stella Davis, daughter, age 22, born February 1877 in Minnesota, Albert Davis, son, age 21, born May 1879 in Minnesota, Roscoe Davis, son, age 17, born September 1882 in Minnesota, Harriet Davis, daughter, age 14, born November 1885 in Minnesota   [no years of marriage shown, and obviously the number of children is incorrect]
10-12 May 1910, Kasota, LeSueur Co Minnesota, pg 8b, #151/153
Henry C. Davis, head, age 66, born in Illinois, both parents born in Canada [French], Melissa J. Davis, wife, age 68, bornin Illinois, father born in Vermont, mother born in Connecticut, married 49 years, 10 children born, 9 living, Hattie Davis, daughter, age 25, born in Minnesota
Children of Henry Davis and Melissa Pettis are:
i.
CHESTER H. DAVIS, born 1862, and died 1947, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Minnesota along with his wife, MAGGIE, who died June 16, 1886, aged 19 years, 8 months, and 20 days
ii. LILY M. DAVIS
iii.
ELLA DAVIS  was born January 1870, LeSueur Co Minnesota and died 1912 in LeSueur Co Minnesota, burial in Savidge Lake Cemetery, Cleveland, LeSueur Co Minnesota.
She married MARTIN F. PONWITH. He was born March 29, 1875  to  Joseph A. and Henrietta 'Feldman' Ponwith, and died 1966,  burial in Savidge Lake Cemetery, Cleveland, LeSueur Co Minnesota
Nicollet and LeSueur Counties  Volume II   William Gresham  1916

Martin F. Ponwith, a well-known & progressive farmer of Cleveland township, LeSueur county, is a native of that same township and has lived there all his life. He was born on March 29, 1875, youngest of  six children of Joseph A. & Henrietta 'Feldman' Ponwith,  who for years were among the best-known pioneers of that section, leaders in good works and highly respected throughout the entire countryside.

Joseph A. Ponwith, Sr., was born in Germany on March 17, 1836, youngest son of Hans and Dora 'Wiegman' Ponwith, both natives of the old country, the former of whom died there, leaving seven children, Mary, Sophia, Potuve, Dora, Christiana, Elizabeth and Joseph A.   In 1856 the Widow Ponwith came to America, accompanied by her youngest son, Joseph A., and settled at Buffalo, New York.  The next spring Joseph A. Ponwith came to Minnesota, stopping at Winona, from which place he walked to St. Paul.   After looking about there a bit he came to this part of the state by boat, seeking a homestead  site, and stopped at St. Peter.  By that time the best land in the St. Peter neighborhood had been pre-empted and not finding anything just to his liking, he walked  back to St. Peter, in the neighborhood of which city he worked on a farm for the next five or six months, at the end of which time he returned to St. Peter and some time later bought a forty-acre in Cleveland township, LeSueur county, where he started farming for himself in 1858.  Having no team or implements other than a grub-hoe and an ax, he started in with these useful implements of agriculture and his first crop was raised with a hoe.  In 1861 he married Henrietta Feldman and sold his partly improved tract of forty acres and bought an eighty-acre tract on which not a stick of timber had been cut and there he started anew to establish a home. In 1862, when the Indian troubles broke out, he and his wife were compelled to walk to St. Peter for protection, he not having yet been able to secure a team, and he carried their first-born babe all the way.

For some years this brave pioneer couple encountered many difficulties and overcame many hardships, but presently began to see their way clear and prosperity began to smile on them, Mr. Ponwith long having been regarded as one of the most substantial farmers in Cleveland township. He is the owner of a fine farm of six hundred acres, well improved with modern buildings, and is accounted quite well-to-do.  He removed from the farm in 1897 and resided in St.  Peter, and made his home there until the death of his wife, in 1906, and then returned to the country and made his home with his children.

Mr. Ponwith is a Republican and has served the people of his neighborhood as a member of the school board and in other useful ways.    He and his wife are earnest members of the German Lutheran church and have helped to build two churches of that denomination, ever having been helpful in all  good works to their community, being held in the  highest esteem thereabout.  To them six  children have been born:  Alvina (deceased), Herman, Emma (deceased),  Henry (deceased), Joseph A., Jr., and Martin F.

Martin F. Ponwith received his education in the district school in the neighborhood of his home in Cleveland township and as a young man started farming on a portino of the old home, which portion, a well-cultivated tract of one hundred forty-nine acres, he has owned since the time of his marriage in 1901, besides which he owns an eighty-acre tract and a forty-acre tract in other sections of the same township. In connection with his general farming he engages quite extensively in stock raising and is known as a progressive and enterprising young farmer, who is doing well his part in the development of the natural resources of his home neighborhood.

In 1901  Martin F. Ponwith was united in marriage to Ella Davis, daughter of Henry C. Davis and wife, prominent residents of the Cleveland neighborhood, and to this union two children were born, Sadie, born on May 17, 1902, and Alice, October 18, 1904, the mother of whom died on April 25, 1912.   Mr. Ponwith is a member of the German Lutheran church, to the good works of which he  gives his earnest attention.  He is a Republican and has ever given his intelligent attention to the political affairs of the county, though never having been included in the office-seeking class.  He is an active, energetic and progressive farmer, and is held in high regard throughout the entire community.
iv. DOLLIE / ANNETTA DAVIS, born c1876
v. STELLA M. DAVIS, born February 1877 in Minnesota
vi.
ALBERT EDEN DAVIS was born May  21, 1879  in  Kasota Twp,  LeSueur Co Minnesota, and died April 01, 1943 in Minnesota.
He married BESSIE KENDALL, June 14, 1904. The daughter of John and Caroline 'Hugunin' Kendall, she was born April 30, 1876, and died August 26, 1917. Both are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, St. Peter, Kasota Township, LeSueur Co Mississippi, in a shared plot with Bessie's parents.
Nicollet and LeSueur Counties  Volume II   William Gresham  1916

Albert Eben Davis, well-known farmer and stock raiser and a citizen active in the official life of Kasota township, LeSueur county, Minnesota, was born at Lake Emily, Kasota township, on May 21, 1879, a son of Henry C. and Melissa 'Pettis' Davis, natives of Pike county, Illinois, the former born on July 6, 1844, a son of Orange P. and Adelaide 'Barlow' Davis; the latter born on February 7, 1842, a daughter of Charles and Sarah 'Hosford' Pettis.

Albert Eben Davis received his early education in the common schools of Kasota township, LeSueur county, after which he was a student of the St. Peter, Nicollet county, public schools, for three years.   Following his school days Mr. Davis became a farmer, living on the old home place at Lake Emily for about three years and then, in 1904, he purchased his present farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Kasota township, LeSueur county, where he now lives and engages in general farming.  In addition to his general farm activities, Albert Eben Davis makes a specialty of stock raising dealing chiefly in Durham cattle and Poland China hogs.

On June 14, 1904, Albert  Eben Davis was married to Bessie Kendall, who was born in Washington township, LeSueur county, Minnesota, a daughter of John and Caroline 'Hugunin' Kendall.   To the marriage of Albert and Bessie Davis have been born two children: Leslie Kendall and Alberta Eloise.

Albert Eben Davis has been a member of  the township board, for eight years and during the past five years has been chairman of the board.  He has served with his usual efficiency as a member of the school board and is conceded to be one of the valuable citizens of LeSueur county, in which he is  so widely known and highly respected.  He is a member of the Knights of Pythias at Kasota.
vii. CECIL ISAAC DAVIS
viii. CHARLES ROSCOE DAVIS, born September 1882 in Minnesota.  He married STELLA BAKER
Nicollet and LeSueur Counties  Volume II   William Gresham  1916

Charles Roscoe Davis, a well-known and enterprising young business man of Cleveland, LeSueur county, member of the progressive firm of Lloyd Brothers &  C.R. Davis, dealers in general hardware, agricultural  implements and automobiles at Cleveland, is a native of LeSueur county, having been born on a homestead farm in Kasota township, September 26, 1882, son of Henry C. and Melissa 'Pettis' Davis, both members of pioneer families and prominent residents of that section, whose respective fathers had left Pike county, Illinois, in 1853, and had homesteaded land in LeSueur county, where they established their permanent homes.

Charles R. Davis received his elementary education in the district school in his home neighborhood in Kasota township, supplementing the same  by a course in Gustavus Adolphus College at St. Peter, from which excellent old institution he was graduated in 1901.   Upon completing his schooling, Mr. Davis engaged in the grain business at St. Peter and was thus engaged for four years,  at the end of which he went to Pettis Station, where for four years he was engaged in the grain business, having his  headquarters in the general store of C. Roscoe Davis and C.A. Davis.  In 1908 he formed a partnership with Thomas J. and William Lloyd in the general hardware and agricultural implement business in the village of Cleveland and has been thus engaged ever since, in the meantime having continued his operations in grain until 1915, when he disposed of that branch of the business, and is now devoting the whole of his attention to the  growing interests of the mercantile establishment with which he is connected.    In 1912, following in the footsteps of his father, who for years was one of  the best-known auctioneers in this section of Minnesota, Mr. Davis entered the auctioneering business and has made quite a success of the same, carrying on this branch of his business independent of his commercial interests.

He is an excellent and enterprising young business man and enjoys the full confidence of commercial circles throughout this section.

In 1912 Charles R. Davis was united in marriage to Stella Baker, daughter of R.B. Baker and wife, well known residents of this community, and to this union twin sons have been born, Roscoe W. and Russell M., born on March 4, 1913, a mighty interesting pair of youngsters.

Mr. and Mrs. Davis take a proper part in the social activities of Cleveland and are held in high esteem by their many friends thereabout.

Mr. Davis is a Republican and gives a good citizen's attention to political affairs, though never having been included in the office-seeking class.  He is a member of the Equitable Fraternal Union, in the affairs of which he takes a warm interest, and is likewise warmly interested in all movements designed to promote the general interests of the community in which he is so active a factor.
1x. HARRIET F. DAVIS, born November 1885 in Minnesota
 
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