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Title: Joseph Davis
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One of the successful farmers of Warren county is Joseph Davis, a man who has always been known not only for his skill as a husbandman, but also for his honesty, firmness of character and his support of such measures as make for the general upbuilding of his township and county. He is widely known and has the confidence and respect of everybody.

Mr. Davis was born on February 9, 1867, on the old Goodwine farm, just west of his present farm in Warren county. He is the son of Charles H. and Mary (Clemmens) Davis. The father of the subject was born in Frederick county, Maryland, and there he spent his youth and secured his education. Seeking a field of broader opportunities, he came to Fountain county, Indiana, when a young man, and here he continued his schooling. here he got a start in life by hard work and, in the course of years, had established a comfortable home and devoted his life to agricultural pursuits. Here he and Mary Clemmens were married and six children were born to them, all boys, five of whom are still living.

Joseph Davis grew to manhood on the farm and helped his father with the work there when he became of proper age. He received his education in the common schools of Warren county, and when a young man he worked out at farm labor until he could save enough money to get a start in the world. He finally purchased one hundred and eightly-one acres of land and went to work with a will and prospered. He later sold part of his land and bought his present excellent place, containing one hundred acres at the crossroads, a few miles from Williamsport in one of the rich farming communities of Warren county. He has made many modern improvements and has a comfortable home and convenient outbuildings and he keeps a good grade of live stock.

Mr. Davis was married on March 7, 1894, to Phoebe A. Judy, a daughter of Skiltman and Sarah Judy, a highly respected family of this locality, and here Mrs. Davis grew to womanhood and received a good education in the common schools, and she has spent her life in her native county. She has proved to be of much assistance to Mr. Davis in his life work. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis, namely: J. Emerson, who is attending school, and Lewis Floyd.

Politically, Mr. Davis is a Republican, but he has never been especially active in public affairs. He is a Freemason, and his family attends the Methodist Episcopal church.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00000967
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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