Davis, John W., one of the representative farmers of Hartland, was born in 1824, and is a son of William and Hannah (Kenyon) Davis, William Davis was a native of Massachusetts, and came to Cayuga county, N. Y., when he was twenty-one, and from there to Niagara county in 1843, settling in the town of Hartland on the farm now owned by Mr. Bronson. Mr. Davis died in 1855, and his widow in 1860. March 16, 1848, Mr. John W Davis married Mary Waterman, and they have four children: Eugene, born February 14, 1849, resides in Buffalo and is engineer for a manufacturing company; James A., born December 15, 1850, resides in Buffalo and is in the employ of a railroad company; Carrie, Mrs. Freeman of Middleport, born June 29, 1855, and George W., born May 21, 1861, married July 1, 1882, Mary Podgers, who died October 31, 1885. They have one son, Warren J. Davis, who was born April 19, 1884; he is now in school and is a very bright and intelligent boy. Mrs. Davis, wife of John W., was born October 6, 1829, and is a daughter of John and Caroline D. Waterman. Mr. Davis has served his town as assessor for three years; is a birthright Quaker and a staunch Republican.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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