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Date: 5/26/2005 at 16:33:48

Biography reproduced from page 525 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

Jesse D. Davison, son of Daniel and Almira (Coon) Davison, was born in Kankakee Co., Ill. He enlisted Aug. 17, 1861, in company H, 42d Illinois Infantry, and served three years, nine months and twelve days, being mustered in at Camp Douglas, Chicago, and discharged at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, having taken part in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Resaca and Kenesaw Mountain, where, on June 22, 1864, he received a wound in the right thigh, for which he draws a pension; he was also in the first boat of picked men who run the gauntlet at Island No. 10. After his discharge, he went back to Illinois, where he lived until 1868, when he came to Kossuth county and settled on the east half of the southeast quarter of section 12, purchasing a homestead, six acres of which is in timber. He was married April 25, 1871, to Elizabeth Piercy, of Kossuth county. They have five children—Elwin I., Mary A., Edith E., Grace R. and Ethel J. Mr. Davison is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, his wife of the Baptist. In politics, he is a republican, and was constable four years.

(Transcriber’s note: The land settled was in Portland Township).


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