CPT Paul Davison

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CPT Paul Davison

  • Birth 1765 Connecticut, USA
  • Death 19 Feb 1805 Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA
  • Burial Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 7434267

Served as Fifer 4TH CT REGT, CAPT WEBB,COL DURKEE. DAR has him as patriot under alternate spelling "Davidson."

Founding of Lima, Livingston County, New York

Capt. Paul Davison, of Sullivan’s Army, and his brother in law, Jonathan Gould, explored and then settled in Indian Territory in 1788, in what is now known as Lima, New York. They built a log cabin, the first white man’s home in the Genesee Valley. In the spring of 1789, the two men travelled back to the Susquehanna area in Connecticut and brought back the Davison family, consisting of his wife, Sally Gould Davison, their two children, his mother in law, Abigail Kingsbury (Gould) Abbott and Asabel Burchard.

They all settled in the cabin that was built. In 1790, Abigail Kingsbury (Gould) Abbot died, becoming the first death of the newly settled Genesee Valley. In 1791, Lovinia was born to her parents, Paul and Sally Davison, becoming the first child born in the new territory.

These brave men, women and children are recognized as true pioneers and the first settlers of what is now known as Lima, New York.

For note, in some old records and history books, Lovinia is spelled Lovina and also Lovisa. Her gravestone uses the name Lovinia.


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  • Maintained by: Christie Trapp
  • Originally Created by: Flossie Ertl
  • Added: 12 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7434267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Paul Davison (1765–19 Feb 1805), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7434267, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Christie Trapp (contributor 46970309) .