Alexander W Davis

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Alexander W Davis

Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 1 Apr 1899 (aged 74)
Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 35090102 · View Source
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Married Harriet McFarlen on September 27, 1853.

Member of the pioneering Davis Family of Tuscola County, MI. He came to Michigan Territory with his parents in 1836. When he was nineteen, he left home in Tuscola Township and went to Genesee County, MI to work as a farm laborer for $10 per month.

On April 15, 1847, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 15th Michigan Infantry and fought in Pillow's Division and Franklin Pierce's Brigade in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco in the Mexican War. He was wounded, hospitalized for more than a year and finally released from the Army at Baton Rouge, LA on August 15, 1848.

He returned to Michigan and worked until the fall of 1850 when he departed for the California gold fields by way of New York and the Isthmus of Panama. He did well as a miner and returned to Michigan in 1853 to buy a farm in Grand Blanc Township.

Alexander W. Davis was a Republican and a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was Grand Blanc Township Treasurer for several years and Justice of the Peace for more than twenty five years. During the Civil War, he was a member of the Michigan Legislature and Chairman of the Military Committee.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 35090102
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander W Davis (30 Oct 1824–1 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35090102, citing Perry McFarlen Cemetery, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by G. Andrew Dill (contributor 47069688) .