Ananias Davisson II

Ananias Davisson II

Birth
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Oct 1857 (aged 77)
Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Burial Cross Keys, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 79791101 View Source
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Son of Ananias and Jemima Davisson. He was a printer, farmer, and singing teacher by occupation. He was also a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church who compiled and published four tunebooks, including "Kentucky Harmony" (1816) and "Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony" (1820), all of which contained many religious camp-meeting songs that were very popular with those of the Methodist faith. As a singing teacher and publisher, he was able to cultivate a network of composers and singing teachers throughout Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee who sold his songbooks and whose songs he printed. He wrote the tune to the Sacred Harp song "Idumea" that was published in his "Kentucky Harmony."


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