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Maj James Davidson
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Birth: 1750
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1825

On May 26, 1915, the Fort Antes Chapter of DAR marked this grave as a revolutionary war soldier.

"James Davidson, the date of whose birth is unknown, was a native of New Jersey. His father being a man of means, he had every facility for a liberal education. The young man's inclinations were toward the study of medicine, and he became a physician and surgeon of high standing. He studied chiefly under Dr Jonathan Dayton, of Springfield, N. J., and took up his first practice in Orange County, N.Y. Deeply interested in his country's struggles for freedom, he entered the service of the Provincial Government as an assistant surgeon. This was on the 13th of March, 1776, and about a year later a promotion brought him before Gen. Anthony Wayne to take the oath of office as a surgeon to the Third Pennsylvania Battalion. When he had accepted this post of high honor and responsibility Gen. Washington presented his compliments and requested the favor of Surg. Davidson's company at dinner the next day. Dr Davidson served most faithfully in his office to the close of the war. He died at the age of 75 years, and was buried in the ground which he had dedicated to the community."

Ref: United States Congressional Serial set, Issue 6924 - Eighteenth Report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Washington Government Printing Office - 1916

He was born in 1750 at Monmouth County, New Jersey, his parents were Andrew Davison and Catherine Pew Davison, his children were: Robert, Catherine, Maria, William P., Oliphant, Elizabeth, Asher and James. After the War, he located to Sunbury, Pennsylvania where he met Mercy Martin and married her March 31,1785. After the marriage, they located to some land about two miles above Jersey Shore and built a home. For a long time, he was the only physician in that area. When Lycoming County was created, James was appointed an associate Judge for the county. He was a mason and a member of the Society of the Cincinatti - his certificate of membership was signed by General George Washington and is in the Library of Congress. Provided by John E Sherman #47749330 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Davison (____ - 1766)
  Catharine Pew Davison
 
 Spouse:
  Mercy A Martin Davidson*
 
 Children:
  Robert Davidson (____ - 1814)*
  Catharine Davidson Robinson (1789 - 1872)*
  Asher Davidson (1795 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
A Soldier in Revolution
 
Note: Surgeon, 75 years
 
Burial:
Pine Creek Cemetery
Jersey Shore
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Sherman-Thomas
Originally Created by: Karen
Record added: Dec 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32270227
Maj James Davidson
Added by: Rodger
 
 
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Farewell my friend, your family calls to you.
- Karen
 Added: Jan. 3, 2013
My 4 Great-Grandfather
- Sherman-Thomas
 Added: Dec. 31, 2012

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Dec. 12, 2012
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