|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1772|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1864|
Thomas Davis was educated in the common schools of Charlton and at Leicester Academy, closing his studies at the latter 10 july, 1787. He with his brother Jacob went soon after to Montpelier and began clearing the land for occupation. Like his father he was of stalwart constitution, and probably did more hard work in reclaiming the site of the village than any other man. He became the owner of the mills his father had built at the lower or Waterman's falls, and operated them many years. In 1807 he built the elegant and widely known Pavilion Hotel- the finest in the State- and was for some ten or twelve years its proprietor and popular landlord. Later he removed to his father's old residence, the jail house, where he was for a long time jailer. He afterward retired and lived with his son, at whose house he died, aged ninetytwo years and eight months. He was among the most public spirited and noble hearted of Montpelier's citizens, and did very much to advance its interests. He presented the State with the ground on which the State house stands; he gave his father's spacious dwelling, which had been occupied as a hotel, to the county for a jail and jailer's house; and he also gave the land on which the Brick church- now Bethany church- stands, and was a constituent member of the first Congregational society, formed in 1800. His means became considerably reduced in his old age through his liberality and an unfortunate investment in mill building.
He was a remarkably unobtrusive and exemplary man, avoiding giving offence, and practicing the virtues which make the worthy man and good citizen. Hon. E. P. Walton, who knew him well, said: "I do not remember ever to have heard from his lips a single idle word."
Jacob Davis (1741 - 1814)
Rebecca Davis (1744 - 1823)
Polly Sawyer Davis (1775 - 1852)*
Thomas Davis (____ - 1820)*
Laura Davis Dike (1798 - 1877)*
Green Mount Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 17, 2011
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Added: Dec. 17, 2011