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Moses E. Davisson b. 1812 <Hezekiah WV/OH/IN
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo Date: September 08, 2001 at 03:24:14
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 725, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"MOSES E. DAVISSON was born in Clark County, Ohio, September 30, 1812, and is one of the four children born to HEZEKIAH and PHEBE (ELLSWORTH) DAVISSON, named in order of birth, SOLOMON, ISABEL, MARY, and MOSES. Of these, our subject is the only one living. The father was born in West Virginia. He helped to build Fort Meigs during the war of 1812, pursued farming as an occupation, and died in Jasper County, Indiana, at the age of seventy-one. The grandfather was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. When MOSES E. was six years of age, he came with his father to what is now Johnson County, Indiana; in 1847, he moved to Jasper County; lived there about eight years, and thence moved to Francesville, where he was engaged for four years in mercantile business; during the late war, he resided in Jasper County; since 1873, he made Medarysville his home. He was married, January 28, 1832, to MAHALA EARLYWINE, celebrating his golden wedding, or as he terms it, family re-union, January 28, 1882. This couple have had born to them eleven children, of whom there are still living the following; THOMAS, SARAH, MOSES and MARTHA. During the Mexican War, MR. DAVISSON was appointed Sheriff of Johnson County. He has served as Justice of the Peace in Jasper County and in Francesville, and is now filling that office in Medarysville, having been elected in 1876. In 1840, he began as a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church; in the fall of 1866, he joined the Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, and has been a member ever since; he was also a cicuit rider in Northern Indiana about twelve years. He is a freemason, and a highly respected citizen."

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