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Charles Davis
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1798
Princeton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1890
Lebanon
Boone County
Indiana, USA

Charles was the son of Joseph Davis and Sarah Phillips Davis. He was born near Princeton in what was then Hunterdon County, NJ. At age 15 he went by wagon to Wheeling, WVA and by flatboat to Cincinnati, which in 1814 was a town of 500 or less. He spent a year in Troy, OH, returned to NJ, traveled around PA, MD, DE, and VA before returning to Troy. In 1818 he was off on the first of 9 trips to New Orleans on a flatboat. He was married in 1822 in Troy, OH where, at some point he purchased 105 acres of farmland. He made his last flatboat trip in 1830 and returned to farming. In 1835 he came to Thorntown, Boone Co., IN by way of Rushville and Indianapolis. He started a general store in Thorntown in 1836 but it was "not agreeable to his taste" so he returned to farming in 1840. In 1864 he retired, moved to Lebanon and built his house, shown in the picture. Biographical information was extracted from articles in "The Patriot" (Lebanon, Jan. 30, 1890) and "Lebanon Pioneer" (June 19, 1890).

The cemetery was originally named "Higgins Cemetery". Later the cemetery was called the "Precinct Cemetery", and finally the "Bethel Hill Cemetery." Directions to Bethel Hill Cemetery: From Lebanon, IN go north on US 52. On County Highway 650N go east 1.3 miles to the cemetery. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susan McJomsey Davis (1798 - 1878)
 
 Children:
  Ephraim Davis (1826 - 1907)*
  Albert Davis (1827 - 1848)*
  Harriet Davis Crow (1829 - 1905)*
  Clarissa Davis Neal (1835 - 1879)*
  Mary Davis Howe (1837 - 1917)*
  Milton Davis (1839 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bethel Hill Cemetery
Lebanon
Boone County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: David Osborne
Record added: Oct 31, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6896512
Charles Davis
Added by: David Osborne
 
Charles Davis
Added by: David Osborne
 
Charles Davis
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Rest in peace.
- Kathy in NW Indiana
 Added: Nov. 5, 2006

- Lorraine Blake
 Added: May. 26, 2006

- Mary
 Added: Oct. 19, 2005
 
 
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