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 Elijah Lott “Lige” Davisson

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Elijah Lott “Lige” Davisson

  • Birth 12 Apr 1840 South Charleston, Clark County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 29 Mar 1924 Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Mausoleum
  • Memorial ID 53133230

Elijah was born his on grandfather's farm in South Charleston. His parents moved when he was small up north to Pleasant township.

During the Civil War Elijah enlisted in Company C, 110th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer infantry, but contracted typhoid fever at the camp, and was so sick he was dismissed. He crawled the last few miles home. Sadly his father contracted it after Elijah arrived home, and for Lemuel the disease was fatal.

It is said Elijah was engaged to marry Amy Neer, but after his convalescence he married her sister Dorothy Jane. He built a home north of his father's, on Davisson Road, and his farm overlapped a little into Champaign and Union counties. The home is now (2013) owned by Roy Estes.

Elijah was leader of Methodist singing schools, an active member of Nation Chapel, and he and Dorothy Jane raised three boys on the farm. They celebrated their 50th anniversary together.

In later years they moved into Mechanicsburg, where their home is still standing.

  • Created by: Dave Davisson
  • Added: 1 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53133230
  • Dave Davisson
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Lott “Lige” Davisson (12 Apr 1840–29 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53133230, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Champaign County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dave Davisson (contributor 36744121) .