Willard H. Davis, the subject of this sketch, is a son of Willard and Caroline (Shepard) Davis, and grandson of Capt. William Davis. . . . Capt. William Davis, grandfather of Willard H., was a native of Killingly, Connecticut, and traveled westward, with his parents, to Washington County, Ohio, in November, 1789, making his home, at first, in Watertown township. . . . On the close of the Indian War, in 1795, Capt. William Davis settled in Adams township. His first wife was Drucilla Olney, whom he married November 18, 1794. She was born April 20, 1771, in Nova Scotia, and died, August 21, 1824. On December 2, 1824, he married Mrs. Sarah Ransom, whose maiden name was Wright. She was born March 8, 1789, in England, and died May 29, 1878, in Lowell, Ohio. Captain Davis died March 18, 1843. Willard H. Davis was born March 5, 1806, on the farm in Adams township, first occupied by his father. . . . . On May 24, 1825, he married Caroline E. Shepard, a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Shepard. Caroline E. (Shepard) Davis was born November 27, 1811, and was a native of Tompkins County, New York. She came to Ohio in 1813, and died September 11, 1894. Her husbands's death took place August 8, 1866.

History Of Marietta And Washington Co., Ohio, M. R. Andrews (1902), page 1435

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