Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 20:07:12
Jesse Davis a retired farmer living on his finely improved place of 160 acres on section 9, Worth township, has made his home here for the past third of a century He was born in Harrison county, Ohio October 4, 1844, and was eleven yeas of age when in 1855, he came to Boone county, Iowa wit his parents, Mr and Mrs Lewis Davis who were farming people. Extended mention of the family is made in the sketch of Henry L Davis which appears on another page of this work. Jessie Davis had but limited educational advantages, attending subscription schools only after his removal to Boone county, At the age of twenty-one years he commenced farming for himself and operated a part of the old homestead for about eight years. After his marriage, however, he purchased land and at different times owned several farm sin Worth township, which subsequently disposed of hand finally became the owner of his present valuable farm, which is well tiled and is a vary productive and well improved place. He carried on general farming and handled much stock, but is now practically living retired, while the land is cultivated by hired help.
In 1873 was celebrated the marriage of Mr Davis and Miss Mary A Hiatt, a daughter of James Hiatt, a pioneer carpenter and contractor. She was born in Indiana and was but three yeas of age when the family came to Boone county. Mr and Mrs Davis have had five children, namely: Lillie May who is now the wife of C H Johnson and has one son, Harvey, Mrs Ida Belle Dyer, who lives in the eastern part of Boone county and has one child, Russell, Albert a farmer of Des Moines township who married Miss Carr and has two children, Marvin and Lester, Bessie the deceased wife of a Mr McQuilken, and one child who died in infancy unnamed.
Although Mr Davis has always taken an active interest in public affairs he has never accepted office, preferring to give his entire tie to his farming interests. His political support has always been given the republican party. He is progressive and public spirited and can always be relied upon to further any movement which he believes will prove of benefit to his locality.
1914 Boone County History Book
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