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Pickaway County, Ohio
History & Genealogy

 

History of Pickaway County
Source:  History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
Published by Williams Bros. 1880

 

DARBY
 

* DARBY
       * INDIANS
       * WILD ANIMALS
       * SETTLEMENTS & SETTLERS
       * CHURCH HISTORY
       * MILLS
       * EARLY SCHOOLS
       * FIRST ROAD
       * EARLY MAGISTRATES
       * PHYSICIANS
       *
PALESTINE
       * BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
      

BIOGRAPHIES

JOSEPH DAVIS one of the substantial and successful farmers of Darby township, was born August 22, 1838.  His parents, John and Elizabeth (COBB) DAVIS were among the pioneers of Pickaway county, and now reside in the south part of this township, where they settled many years ago.  They were born in Deer Creek township; the father, August 18, 1807, and the mother, December 23, 1819.  They have had a family of ten children - Vincent, Martha, William, Joseph, Isaac, David, Thomas, Mary, Fletcher, and Amanda.  Vincent, Martha (afterwards wife of William DAVIS), and Isaac, are deceased; William and Fletcher are residents of Monroe township; David lives in Darby; and Thomas, in Bates county, Missouri; Mary is the wife of Frederick OWEN, and resides in Monroe township; and Amanda, wife of William McDOWELL, resides in Denver, Colorado.
     Joseph, the subject of this notice, was married February 15, 1865, to Virginia A., daughter of Joel and Catharine A. BURNLEY, who was born November 16, 1843.  He located where he now resides, on a farm of two hundred and eighty-six acres, which he has since carried on with good judgment and success, giving special attention to the raising of stock.  Mr. DAVIS has held the office of township trustee for six years, and was the Republican candidate for county commissioner, in 1877, but the county being overwhelmingly Democratic, failed of an election.
     Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS, viz: Lora B., born August 10, 1868; Filicia Scott, born August 22, 1875.  A view of the residence of the family (called "Happy Home"), in connection with their portraits, is published herewith.

 

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