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Isaac Davisson, Sr
Birth: 1753
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1847
South Charleston
Clark County
Ohio, USA

Isaac, son of Obadiah and Elizabeth Davisson, was born in 1753 in New Jersey, according to the family Bible. He moved with his father and several uncles' families to Virginia (now West Virginia) in 1773; his uncle Daniel had been in Augusta County for many years, and there is reason to think Isaac's family and some of the others who came later from New Jersey spent time in Fayette County, Pennsylvania on the way.

In his Revolutionary War pension application dated November 12, 1832, Isaac stated: that he was a son of Obadiah Davisson; that he lived in Harrison County, Virginia during the Revolution; that he was a brother of Major Daniel Davisson; that he was 86 years old, and a resident of Johnson County, Indiana at that time. He stated that he volunteered as a ranger in a company officered by Captain James Booth, Lieutenant John Tucker and Ensign John Tucker about July 1, 1775. The following year, he was engaged as a spy under his brother, Major Daniel Davisson.

After the war, Isaac was married to Isabella Anderson, daughter of James and Mary Anderson, on May 25, 1779. They had twelve children, three of whom died before their coming to Ohio. They also raised a grandson, Thomas Davisson.

Isaac was named to the Virginia General Assembly on December 5, 1793.

In 1808 Isaac and Isabella and a large family group, along with other local families such as the Swishers, Curls, Yeazells, sold their lands and packed their belongings for the move west to Ohio. They made their way mostly by water, coming down the Ohio and up to the forks of the Miami River, squatting for a time in Warren County, Ohio, until sons Hezekiah and Isaac could settle their grants.

Their son Dr. James passed away in Urbana, Ohio in 1818, and the next year Isaac and Isabella went west to Indiana with a group including their adult children Hezekiah, Jane, Matilda and Jesse. They stayed many years in Johnson County. We have been unable to discover when or where Isabella passed away, but think it was in Indiana. Eldest son Hezekiah's first wife was laid to rest in Johnson County, Indiana in 1821.

After living with several children in Indiana, Isaac returned to South Charleston, Ohio, to spend his last days with son Isaac, Jr.

No original monument survives, but a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution made arrangements for a military marker to be erected in 1913. This was placed on the Isaac Davisson, Jr. lot in Greenlawn Cemetery (which did not exist in 1847). Whether his remains were removed from the old Davisson-Ellsworth cemetery, or the marker is a cenotaph, is not clear.

Family links: 
  Hezekiah Davisson (1780 - 1851)*
  Obadiah Davisson (1784 - 1862)*
  Daniel D Davisson (1786 - 1870)*
  Isaac Davisson (1790 - 1851)*
  Jane Davisson Barkley (1792 - 1869)*
  Nancy Davisson Reyburn (1795 - 1860)*
  Matilda Davisson Robinson (1802 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Cemetery
South Charleston
Clark County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 5
Maintained by: Dave Davisson
Originally Created by: Darla Mays (Rodeogirl73)
Record added: May 15, 2005
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Isaac Davisson, Sr
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