James E. Davison, Co. I, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania : containing a history of the county; its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc.; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; biographies; history of Pennsylvania; statistical and miscellaneous matter, etc., etc. by Bates, Samuel P. (Samuel Penniman), 1827-1902; Brown, R. C. (Robert C.); Mansfield, John Brandt.

JAMES E. DAVISON, farmer, P. O. Lyona, is a native of Randolph Township, this county, born September 12, 1837, son of John and Ruth (Kitelinger) Davison, former a native of Massachusetts, latter of Pennsylvania, early settlers of Randolph Township and still living in the same township. They are the parents of eight children, of whom James E. is eldest. Our subject had few facilities for attending school, consequently his education was limited, but he is a great reader, and takes more weekl}’ and monthly papers than probably any other man in the township. His library is extensive, containing many valuable and popular works, and having traveled considerably, he is enabled to give interesting and graphic descriptions of all noted places he has visited. Mr. Davison enlisted during the war of the Rebellion, in Company I, Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves, Capt. Howe, under command of Col. Ira Ayer, and while on picket duty near Bull Run he received a wound in the hand which disabled him from further duty, so he was discharged. Our subject was married July 4, 1861, to Miss Alvira N., daughter of Ebenezer Hunt, the first settler of Richmond Township; she was born October 18, 1835. Mr. and Mrs. Davison have two children by adoption: Charles, of West Point, Neb., and Flora, wife of W. H. Smith, of Randolph Township. Mr. Davison has served the township in every ofiice from lowest to highest; is Past Master of the Grange at New Richmond; politically he is a Republican.

James E Davison (1837-1899) – Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.