|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1839|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1886|
Silas Davidson is a native of Hendricks County, Born April 7, 1839, a son of John and Nancy Davidson, natives of Kentucky. His parents were among the first settlers of Middle Township, and endured all the privations and hardships of pioneer life. They entered eighty acres of heavily timbered land, which they cleared and made their home till death. But two of their five children are living - Silas and William. Silas Davidson was reared and educated in his native county, remaining at home till after the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Company B, Seventh Indiana Infantry, and participated in the battles of Greenbriar, Winchester, Fort Republic, and others. He was wounded in the right foot, making amputation at the ankle necessary. He was captured and sent to a Confederate hospital at Charlotteville, Va., where he remained three months. He was then confined in Libby and other prisons a short time, when he was paroled and sent to Washington where he received his discharge in October, 1862. He was married March 26, 1868, to Martha Baker, daughter of Nathan Baker, of Center Township. To them have been born four children - Carrie E., Mary E., Orpha E. and Archibald F. Mr. Davidson is a member of Pittsboro Lodge, No. 342, I.O.O.F. He has a good farm of 106 acres and is a representative citizen of this township.
History of Hendricks County, Indiana, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, 1885
Died Mar. 16, 1886
Aged 46 Y. 11 M. & 9 D.
Gone to the mansions of rest
Note: He is buried in the Davidson area of this cemetery, next to John (Jr.), John (Sr.) Nancy & Elizabeth.
Created by: Marc Doty
Record added: Sep 06, 2007
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