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Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa
Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887

C.[yrus] B. DAVIS, carpenter and joiner, Vinton, Iowa, is a native of Chittenden County, Vt., born on the 16th day of February, 1834, and is a son of Joseph and Deborah (Alger) Davis, both natives of Vermont, and who were the parents of eight children, three of whom are now living — Seaman, attorney at law, Richmond. Vt.; Sabrina, widow of H. O. Shedd, who enlisted in a New York regiment and died of disease contracted in the service; Mrs. S. is now living in Stowe. Vt.; and C. B., the subject of this sketch. His parents died in Chittenden County.

In 1859 C. B. Davis crossed the plains to Pike's Peak, where he was for a time engaged in mining, returning to his home in the same year. In 1861 he united in marriage with Miss Marion J. Kingsley, a native of Chittenden County, Vt. They had two children, both of whom are now dead. In the fall of 1865 Mr. Davis came West with his family and located at Vinton. Mrs. Davis died March 20, 1871, and Mr. Davis subsequently married Miss Susie Wells, a daughter of Haden and Susan E. (Colley) Wells, her father being a native of Kentucky and her mother of Virginia. Her parents came to Vinton in 1869, and subsequently removed to Caldwell, Kan., where they now reside.

Mr. and Mrs. Wells have six children — John W. of Martinsville, Ind., who served three years in Lilly's battery and was in a number of the heaviest engagements; Edward S., in Caldwell. Kan.; Mary S., wife of C. B. Davis; Nora F., George N. and Calvin.

In politics Mr. Davis votes with the Republican party.

Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies"  [database online]  Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 189.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on January 28th, 2009.  Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.

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