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Biographical Sketch of Jonathan Davis

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Jonathan Davis, of Pennsylvania, married Elizabeth Bowen, and they had six children James, John, Elijah, Septimus, Jonathan, and Elizabeth. John and James came to Missouri in 1800. John was a great hunter and trapper, and spent most of his time in the woods, often being absent for months at a time. He married Susan Bryan, a daughter of David Bryan, and his children were James B., Jonathan, Joseph C., John H., Unicia, and Elizabeth. James, the brother of John Davis, married Jemima Hays, ‘ a granddaughter of Daniel Boone, her mother being Susanna Boone. After his marriage he returned to Kentucky and remained until 1819, when he came back to Missouri and settled in Montgomery County. His children were John, Elizabeth, Jesse, Susan, Narcissa, Marcha, Daniel B., Unicia, and Volney. Jonathan Davis, brother of James and John, came to Missouri in 1820, and married Mahala Hays, a sister of his brother James’ wife. They had thirteen children, only four of whom are living (1875.)

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