Maria Davidson

1810 - January 10, 1897

Maria (nee Dutot) Davidson was born in Pennsylvania.  She married Abraham Davidson.  Per Census records, Abraham and Maria Davidson lived in Pennsylvania until the 1860s until they relocated to Clark County, Wisconsin.

The 1850 Census for Mahoning Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania lists an Abraham (44) and Maria (37) Davidson living with eight children:  Rachel (21), Lawrence (19), Rebecca (15), Joseph (14), Daniel (8), James (6), and twin sons, Moses (1) and Aaron (1).  Similarly, the 1860 Census for Polk Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania shows:  Abraham (51) and Maria (49) Davidson and six children:  Daniel (16), James (14),  Moses (11), Aaron (11) and Martin L. (7).

The 1870 Census for Weston Township, Clark County, Wisconsin indicates the following:  Abram (60) and Maria (58) Davidson with three sons:  Moses (20), Aaron (20) and Martin L. (17).  Abram must have passed away between 1870 and 1880 because the 1880 Census for York Township, Clark County shows a M. Davidson (66) living in that township with several sons, Daniel (35), Aaron (30),  and Martin (27) and a granddaughter, Mildred (7).  That census also shows J. (33) and Marcella (nee Bailey) Davidson (31) living nearby with their two children, Ellie (10) and Alfred (4).  The 1880 plat map of York Township shows an M. Davidson owning 40 acres of land in Section 32. 

The January 14, 1897 issue of the Republican and Press shows the following:

Maria Davidson, an aged lady, formerly of this place, but now of the town of Loyal, died of old age Sunday night (January 10, 1897) and was buried in the York Center cemetery Tuesday.  She was 86 years of age and leaves five sons to mourn her loss.

Since there is no marker designating her grave, it is assumed that she may been buried in Plot D-2 since records indicate that the plot was owned by D. Davidson. 

Other persons buried at York Center Cemetery who are related to Maria Davidson include:  Edward Bailey, brother to her daughters-in-law, Marcella (nee Bailey), the wife of her son, James Davidson and Flora (nee Bailey), the wife of her son, Martin Luther Davidson; and Emma Davidson, another daughter-in-law, the second wife of her son, Daniel.



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