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John Steeple Davis
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1841, England
Death: Dec. 6, 1917
Queens County
New York, USA

John Steeple Davis, Born February 1, 1841 in Penkridge district of Birmingham England to John W. Davis (a tailor)
and Charlotte Steeple; they came to the US in 1849. John worked as an artist/engraver for the American Bank Note
Company in New York City until May 3, 1861 when he Enlisted in the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry (Hawkin's Zouaves) He was mustered into service on May 4,1861 in Company I,to serve two years service as Corporal,reduced May 1,1862, Promoted to Corporal on July 5,1862,mustered out with Company on May 20,1863.After the war he went to France,where he entered the art studios of Bonner & Jerome in Paris and also represented the United States Government as the representative of American artists at the Paris Exposition.Was the illustrator of "The Standard History of the United States" and of the "Story of the Greater Nations."He married Martha Louise Watson of NY on June 13,1865 in St.Stephens Church in New York and they had 10 children.He was a reknowned painter and illustrator during his lifetime, doing several books. He died Dec 6,1917 in Brooklyn and is buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery in NY. 
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  Martha Louise Watson Davis (1846 - 1912)*
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Note: 9th New York Infantry(hawkins Zouaves)
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Created by: charles mcdonald
Record added: May 17, 2009
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John Steeple Davis
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John Steeple Davis
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- charles mcdonald
 Added: May. 29, 2009

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