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B.W. Davis[1]

Male 1813 - Aft 1884

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  • Residence  1835-55  Belmont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  1855-57  Osborn, Green County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth  6 Feb 1813  Loudon County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1857  Cledonia, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  1860  Marion County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Education  1872 Wooster University, honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine  [1
    Occupation  1840 Physician  [1
    Biography  The History of Marion County, Ohio 1883 by Leggett, Conaway and Colorado. Biographical Sketches.B. W. DAVIS, M. D., (Marion Township) (1907) was born in Loudon County, Virginia., February 6, 1813. He is a son of Zephaniah and Mary (Irey) Davis, natives of the same county, in Virginia, the former of Welsh and the latter of English descent.John Irey, the father of Mrs. Davis, was also a native of Loudon County, Virginia. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and was serving under Gen. La Fayette at the time of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. He came to MarionCounty in 1830, and settled in Claridon Township, where he died in 1838. and was buried in the old Caledonia Cemetery. in April 1830, Zephaniah Davis removed with his family to Marion County, and settled in Claridon Township, where he had enteredland. He sold this land. and purchased another farm, to which he added by entry eighty acres. The same year (1830), Mrs. Davis had four brothers -Samuel, John, Enos and Stephen Irey, who came and settled in Claridon Township. Mr. Davis died on thehomestead in March 1858. His widow resided here till 1866, when she removed to Marion County, Ill., at which place she died in 1871. Her remains were brought back, and interred in the Claridon Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Davis had six children; ofthese only the subject of this sketch is now living. John, since 1850, a resident of Dayton, Ohio, and for many years the most prominent physician of that city, died June 10, 1883, and was buried in Marion Cemetery; Samuel died in 1830, agedfourteen; Emeline A. died in 1837, aged twenty two; Susan married William P. Thew, and died August 6, 1852, aged thirty-two, leaving five children, and Abel, who married Matilda Merritt, and had five children. He died, in Hamilton County, Ohio,May 6, 1875. Dr. Davis, the subject of this sketch, was reared to manhood on the homestead farm, and received his education in the common schools. At the age of fifteen, he engaged in teaching in Columbiana County. He remained in Marion Countymost of the time till 1835, when he went to Belmont County. He followed the profession of teaching till 1849. During this time, he read medicine with Dr. William Estop, of Loydsville, and entered upon his practice in Belmont County in 1840, wherehe followed his profession till 1855, when he removed to Osborn, Greene Colorado., Ohio. He remained at that place until 1857, when he came to Caledonia, and in 1860 to Marion, where he has since successfully practiced his profession. Dr. Daviswas one of the organizers of the Marion County Medical Society, and served as its President two years, and as Secretary for the same length of time. He is also a member of the Ohio State Medical Society. in 1862, he was appointed by Gov. Tod asExamining- Surgeon, to examine persons subject to draft. in 1872, he received from Wooster University the honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine. He is now a member of the Board of Examiners, to examine pension applicants. November 23, 1837, he wasunited in marriage with Miss Harriet Hatcher. Of their four children since born, two are living-William Z. (1907) and Ellen. Laura F. died November 16, 1881, aged thirty-six, and Mary A. died in infancy. Mrs. Davis was born in Belmont County,Ohio, April 13, 1819, and departed this life April 27, 1871. She was an active and useful member of the M. E. Church for many years Dr. Davis has been a member of the M. E. Church since 1839, and most of the time in an official relation.  [1, 2
    Buried  Aft 1883  [1
    Person ID  I2652  Sanders
    Last Modified  5 Feb 2009 

    Father  Zephaniah Davis,   b. Abt 1785, Loudon County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1858, Marion County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Irey,   b. 24 Feb 1795,   d. 1871, Marion County, Ohio or Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1812  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2953  Group Sheet

    Family  Harriet Hatcher,   b. 13 Apr 1819, Belmont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1871, Marion County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Nov 1837  [1
    Children 
     1. William Z. Davis
     2. Ellen Davis
     3. Mary A. Davis
     4. Laura F. Davis,   b. Abt 1845,   d. Abt 1881
    Family ID  F2959  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S630] Family History, David & Ellen Sherman-Hayes (TBD).

    2. [S634] History of Morrow County and Ohio, (Chicago: O.L. Basking & CO., Historical Publishers, 186 Dearborn Street).