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Norman Davison
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Birth: Aug., 1784
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1846
Highland
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

From The History of History of Oakland County, Michigan 1817-1877 by Samuel S. Durant, p. 205:
One of the pioneers of old Oakland, was born in the Susquehanna valley, in August, 1784. He was a son of Captain Paul Davison, a commissioned officer of the Revolution, who settled in Lima, Livingston county, New York, in the summer of 1788, and was, therefore, one of the very earliest settlers of Geneva, New York. In June, 1831, he (Norman Davison) emigrated on that part of Oakland County now included in Genesee, and with his sons, Paul G., Oliver P., De Witt C., and Benjamin F. Davison, settled at Davisonville, where they erected a saw-mill--one of the first in that section of country--in 1833, and a grist-mill in 1836. He was one of the delegates that met in convention in Detroit on the second Monday of May, 1833, and framed the first constitution of Michigan. Was also a delegate to the convention at Ann Arbor, called for the purpose of setting upon the terms proposed to the people of Michigan to surrender a portion of the state to Ohio and Indian in exchange for the upper peninsula, as set forth in the act of Congress relating to the matter. He was elected one of the judges of Lapeer county, and held various other offices, in the discharge of the duties of which he gave general satisfaction and secured a deserved personal credit. After a life of rare usefulness he died in March, 1841, having behind him a reputation for sterling integrity, sound judgment, and remarkable general ability, which won for him the respect and confidence of the people. In his public career he was successful from the first that he was never biased by political cliques, but did his duty fearlessly and to the best of his ability. He as a man whose deeds will follow him, and will ever rebound to his humor.


See the http://www.highlandtownshiphistoricalsociety.com/ - Norman was born in Connecticut - Norman Davison was born in Connecticut and accompanied his parents to New York when an infant. At the age of twenty years he married Huldah Brown, a native of Albany, N. Y., and to them were born the following named children:
Sarah, Paul G., Olive P., Sylva, DeWitt C., Benjamin F., Jane A. and Marietta.

In 1831 Mr. Davison removed to Genesee County, this State, locating twelve miles from Flint, and being one of the first settlers in that locality. There he died ten years after his arrival. The patent for the first land he entered was signed by Andrew Jackson. He was a delegate to the convention at Detroit, in 1835, which framed the first constitution of the State, and he was a delegate to the convention held at Ann Arbor to settle the difficulties between Indiana, Ohio and Michigan regarding the boundary. He was postmaster and Justice of the Peace for years. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Huldah Davison (1786 - 1848)
 
 Children:
  Paul Gould Davison (1809 - 1851)*
  Sylvia Davison McNeil (1812 - 1884)*
  Benjamin Franklin Davison (1823 - 1903)*
  Marietta Davison (1827 - 1904)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
First Settler of Atlas, Lapeer Co. June 1931. Aged 53 yrs & 7 ms.
 
Burial:
Atlas Township Cemetery
Atlas
Genesee County
Michigan, USA
 
Maintained by: Christie Trapp
Originally Created by: Lori War
Record added: Feb 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17890401
Norman Davison
Added by: Lori War
 
 
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- Christie Trapp
 Added: Jul. 28, 2013
to my 3rd. great grand uncle. R.I.P.
- Rosie
 Added: Jun. 7, 2013

- Sue Fitzpatrick
 Added: Dec. 11, 2009
 
 
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