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CPT Paul Davison
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Birth: 1765
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1805
Lima
Livingston County
New York, USA

Served as Fifer 4TH CT REGT, CAPT WEBB,COL DURKEE. DAR has him as patriot under alternate spelling "Davidson."

Founding of Lima, Livingston County, New York

Capt. Paul Davison, of Sullivanís Army, and his brother in law, Jonathan Gould, explored and then settled in Indian Territory in 1788, in what is now known as Lima, New York. They built a log cabin, the first white manís home in the Genesee Valley. In the spring of 1789, the two men travelled back to the Susquehanna area in Connecticut and brought back the Davison family, consisting of his wife, Sally Gould Davison, their two children, his mother in law, Abigail Kingsbury (Gould) Abbott and Asabel Burchard.

They all settled in the cabin that was built. In 1790, Abigail Kingsbury (Gould) Abbot died, becoming the first death of the newly settled Genesee Valley. In 1791, Lovinia was born to her parents, Paul and Sally Davison, becoming the first child born in the new territory.

These brave men, women and children are recognized as true pioneers and the first settlers of what is now known as Lima, New York.

For note, in some old records and history books, Lovinia is spelled Lovina and also Lovisa. Her gravestone uses the name Lovinia.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sally Gould Davison (1765 - 1844)
 
 Children:
  Norman Davison (1786 - 1840)*
  Lovinia Davison Otis (1791 - 1852)*
  Fanny Davison Fitch (1799 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Lima
Livingston County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Christie Trapp
Originally Created by: Flossie Ertl
Record added: May 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7434267
CPT Paul Davison
Added by: Satoris LeFier
 
CPT Paul Davison
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- Christie Trapp
 Added: Feb. 7, 2012
Served as Fifer 4TH CT REGT, CAPT WEBB,COL DURKEE. DAR has him as patriot under alternate spelling "Davidson."
- JanisCJ
 Added: Oct. 14, 2011
Very proud to have you for my fourth Great Grandfather. Finding out about you and your family is very enlighting.
- Rosie
 Added: Jul. 30, 2011
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