Wednesday, August 26, 2015


EDWARD DAVISON, Ohio County, was born December 30, 1830, in Grayson County, Ky.; removed with his parents to Breckinridge County in 1836, where he was reared to manhood, and in 1854 located in Ohio County, where he has by industry, frugality and strict adherence to business become one of the leading business men in the county. His father, William Davison, a native of Washington County, Ky., born in 1804, and in childhood removed with his parents to Grayson County, where he served as magistrate for many years, and died in 1872. He was the son of Edward Davison, who died in 1830. William married Elizabeth, daughter of William Eobinson, of Breckinridge County, born in 1812, and died in 1883. From this union sprang our subject, Margaret A. (married to Henry R. Dean), and Samuel. February 22, 1853, Edward Davison married Mary J., daughter of Francis and Jane (Mason) Lendrum, of Grayson County, born in 1832, and died in 1865, and to them were born William F. (deceased), Amanda (married to John Godsey), Samuel, Lillie B. (married to Cicero Whittinghill), and Charles. Mr. Davison was next married January 1, 1867, to Amanda F., daughter of William and Sallie (Herndon) Blaine, of Grayson County, born July 21, 1839, and to this union were born Edward W., Virgil, Henry, Anderson, and Russell E.  Mr. Davison has, on the place where he now resides, been engaged in merchandising, lumbering and general
trading, in which he has met with encouraging success. He has always been a farmer and extensive dealer in stock, and is now title owner of 2,000 acres of land, 1,300 of which are in a good state of cultivation, well improved, etc. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and a Democrat. Mrs. D. is a member of the Christian Church. Her father was a soldier in the war of 1812.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note: Mr. Davison died 12 Dec 1910 in Ohio County. He is buried in a family cemetery in Fordsville, Ohio County.

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