B. A. E. Davidson was born in Scariopolis, Onondaga County, N.Y., Feb. 12, 1821. In 1836 he went to Ohio, where he lived for eighteen years, and in 1854 settled in Clinton County, Iowa. In 1866 he went to Jackson County,
Mich., where he spent two years, then removed to Fayette County, finally locating in Volga City, Sperry Township in 1869. He followed the occupation of a miller and mill-wright some twenty-five years, and is now engaged in the hotel business. He was married to Sarah Jane Wells on March 10, 1844. She is a native of Wayne County, Ohio, born Ja. 8, 1820. To them have been born seven children - W. S., born May 6, 1845; Eunice A., April 27, 1847; Susan F., Aug. 27,1849; Mary H., August. 27, 1852; Benjamin F., March 5, 1855; Olive E., Feb., 15, 1858, and George W., born April 4, 1860. The children are all marrie except George, who is at home with his parents. In religious sentiment Mr. Davidson is a free
thinker, and in political views a Democrat.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1094
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