LEMUEL DAVIS

B. 1789 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT
D. March 11, 1856 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Lemuel Davis born on September 21, 1755 In Stafford, Tolland County, CT son of Mose Davis and Katharine Davis; married Abigail Fuller on November 20, 1779 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT; Lemuel died September 15, 1804 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT; buried in Old West Stafford Cemetery, West Stafford, Tolland County, CT
  • Mother: Abigail (Fuller) Davis born August 12, 1759 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT daughter of Samuel Fuller (1736-?) and Zilllah (Merrick or Merrill) Fuller (1739-?)
  • Wife: Clarissa “Clara” (Denney) Davis born 1795 in New York; Clarissa died March 11, 1856 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Clarissa “Clara” (Denney) Davis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Phoebe (Davis) Farrand born April 28, 1820 in Ontario County, NY; married William Farrand (1820-1885) in New York; Phoebe died January 31, 1901 in Sumner, Bremer County, IA; Phoebe and William are buried in Wilson Grove Cemetery, Sumner, IA; According to the Sumner Gazette (Sumner IA) Thursday, February 17, 1901: “Mrs. William Farrand, – Miss Phoebe Davis was born in New York State 81 years ago the 29th day of last April; was married about 65 years ago to Wm. Farrand, came to Illinois in 1853, to this county in 1873, and to Sumner in 1883, where she resided till she departed this life Thursday night, January 31st, 1901. Her husband died in 1885.  She was the mother of five children, two of whom preceded her to the other shore.  Her surviving children are O. L. and E. W. Farrand, of this city, and Mrs. Fred Wood, of South Dakota.  The funeral took place at the M. E. church in this place last Sunday morning.  The pastor being sick, services were conducted by Rev. L. O. Sutherland, pastor of Presbyterian church, who delivered a most excellent and appropriate sermon for the occasion.  Burial was made by the side of the remains of her husband in Wilson’s Grove Cemetery.”
    2. Lemuel Clark Davis born October 1, 1822 in Manine Township, Canadaigua, Ontario, NY; married (1) Sarah H Grant (1825-1873) about 1845 in Orleans County, NY; married (2) Hariette; Lemuel died March 11, 1915 in Avon Township, Lake Co, IL; (See section pertaining to Sarah H. (Grant) Davis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery). (See section pertaining to Lemuel Clark Davis buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    3. Roxanna (Davis) Delap Briggs born about 1826 in New York; married (1) William H. Delap about 1852; married (2) Albert Briggs on November 19, 1887 in Athens, Calhoun County, MI son of Austin Briggs (1786-1862) (See section pertaining to Austin Briggs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) and Annis (Town) Briggs (1788-1862) (See section pertaining to Annis (Town) Briggs buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery).; Roxanna and William had the following children: Rollin Sanford (1854-?), William (1856-?) and Clara (1861-?) all born in Avon Township, Lake County, IL
    4. Wesley Davis born about 1827 in Ontario County, NY
    5. Maria (Davis) Wright born about 1834 in Ontario County, NY; married (1) Orlando Saltmarsh Wright (1829-1917) a Justice of the Peace and Doctor on July 25, 1851 in Lake County, IL; Maria and Orlando live in Avon Township, Fox Lake post office, IL in 1860; Orlando was the son of Amos Webster Wright and Minerva Griswold, early pioneer of Warren Township, Lake County, IL;  Orlando’s sister, Melinda Griswold Wright, married Elijah Middlebrook Haines, founder of Hainesville, Lake County, IL.  Orlando remarried Elvira Hampton and possibly another woman.  Maria, at the age of 56, married (2) Henry D. Abrams on December 12, 1889 in Franklin County, IA; Maria died October 10, 1923.  Maria and Orlando had the following children: Frank S. Wright (1852-1859) and Virginia M. Wright (1854-1860). (See section pertaining to Frank S. Wright buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Virginia M. Wright buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Daniel Davis born September 28, 1778 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT
    • Cornelius Davis born June 19, 1780 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT; married Zilpha Davis (1782-1866) on January 28, 1802 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT daughter of Aaron Davis (1739-?) and Ruth (Dickinson) Davis (1745-?); Cornelius died July 29, 1825 in West Stafford, Tolland County, CT; buried in Old West Stafford Cemetery, West Stafford, Tolland County, CT
    • Mary Davis born March 15, 1782 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT
    • Betsey Davis born in 1785 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT
    • Lemuel Davis born 1787 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT; Lemuel possibly died in 1787
    • Samuel Davis born July 6, 1790 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT
    • Abigail (Davis) Davis born January 27, 1795 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT; married Horace Davis (1798-1874) as his first wife on June 6, 1825 in Stafford, Tolland County, CT son of Asa Davis and Mary (Robertson) Davis; Horace married (2) Abigail (Yeomans) Davis (1810-1882); Abigail died February 1841; Abilgail and Horace are buried in Old West Stafford Cemetery, West Stafford, Tolland County, CT

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U. S. Federal Census in the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: Lemuel Davis, age 60, occupation: farm, born in Connecticut; Clarissa Davis, age 55, born in New York; Wesley Davis, age 23, born in New York; Maria Davis, age 16, born in New York.

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