Hugh Davis

August 18, 1825 - December 11, 1897

Hugh Davis was an early pioneer of Clark County.  The 1870 Federal Census for Clark County shows a Hugh Davis (45) living in Weston Township (which York Township was formerly part of) with his wife, Elizabeth and four children.  One of those four children was a daughter Mary (14) who later married Albert Turner.  One of Albert and Mary Turner's children was a daughter Elva.  Elva married a William Walls.  William and Elva Wall's daughter, Helen died as an infant and is also buried in York Center Cemetery next to her great-grandfather, Hugh Davis.  An 1880 plat map of York Township shows an H. Davis owning 40 acres of land in Section 20.  It is believed that Hugh Davis formerly lived in Crawford County, Wisconsin as the 1860 Federal Census lists a Hugh Davis (35) living with his wife (Elizabeth) and four children in Clayton Township of that county.  Death records indicate that Hugh Davis was born in Pennsylvania and died in Clark County on December 11, 1897.[i]

[i] Clark County Death Records, Volume 3, Page 13




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