26 August 2013

Mr. Davis And Dr. Audley's Daughter


 "E.W. [Ebenezer] DAVIS retired; was born in the town of Sebago, Cumberland Co., Maine, Aug. 26, 1808; when 16 years old, went to Boston and vicinity, where he lived seven years attended Beverly Academy, in Massachusetts, two years and six months, removed then to Schenectady, NY, for six months went to Syracuse in 1837, where in the fall of 1838 he enlisted in the "Patriot War," was Captain of a company of patriots composed principally of salt boilers..." .

"...1841 when he went to Des Moines Co., Iowa. Mr. D. remained in Iowa where he was a farmer and a member of the Legislature until coming to Fond du Lac in August 1847."

"...he resided one year at Appleton where, with Dr. MC Darling and Amos A Lawrence, he built a mill which he sold and returned to Fond du Lac."

"He was married in Massachusetts to Lavina Brown, who died in 1833. He was married a second time at Milwaukee, in February 1853, to Emma B., daughter of Dr. John B. Audley, who came to Milwaukee in 1842; she was born at Newcastle under Lyme, England".

"Mrs. D. has two brothers and a sister at Nashotah and one brother keeps the Nagowicka Cottage near Pewaukec Lake; her father and mother, who was Eleanor Rubathan, were born in Staffordshire near Newcastle, England.  Mrs. Davis inherited some poetical genius and has written several articles of merit...".

The 1860 Census, Fond du Lac, WI, online:
Davis E.W. | 45 M | Carpenter | 7000 1000 | Maine
Davis Emma | 35 F | | England

United States Census, 1870
Wisconsin, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
E W Davis M 60y Maine [newspaper correspondent]
Emma Davis F 43y England

United States Census, 1880
Fond Du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self Ebeneser W. Davis M 72 Maine, United States
Wife Emma B. Davis F 45 England

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Vital Statistics Index
Record Type:Death
Name:E. W. Davis
Death Date:5/5/1883
Newspaper:Fond du Lac Journal
Newspaper Date:5/10/1883

Listed in the Waukesha County (Summit Township) Nashotah House Cemetery:
Davis, E.W.
Davis, Emma Beech Audley

Emma Beech Audley Davis's nephew, John B. Audley, married my grandmother's cousin, Ellen (McCrea) Audley.

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