Bio: Davis Charles Nathaniel  (1845 - 1897)

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Surnames: Davis, Barker, Lee, Crowell, Finch, Proctor, Hopkins, Brown, Stevens, Smith


----Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin


Charles Nathaniel Davis (15 Mar 1845, Dexter, Maine - 12 Jan 1897, Cripple Creek, Wis.)


Davis & BARKER, proprietors of the Blair railroad eating-house, Merrillan. Mr. N. Davis was born in Dexter, Me., March 15, 1845. He came to Wisconsin with his parents when a small child and they settled at Jefferson and started a hotel known as the Green Mountain House, where he made his home until he enlisted, in 1862, in Co. A, 1st Wis. C, and served until the close of the war. He returned home and engaged at railroading, which business he followed until 1875, when he moved to Merrillan and commenced keeping hotel. Was married 10 Miss Maggie M. Lee, Feb. 24, 1867. She was born in (Boardhead), Green Co., Wis., 1851 (d. 1909).


Jerome L. Barker, of the above firm, was born April 3, 1856. Came to Merrillan in 1876, and engaged with Wakefield, Trow & Co. as bookkeeper and remained with them five years; went in partnership with Mr. Davis. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., Merrillan Lodge, No. 246. Was married, Dec. 18, 1880, to Miss Sophia Davis. She is a daughter of Mr. N. Davis, his partner in the hotel.


Family Notes


*Charles Nathaniel Davis, aka "C. N." was the son of Stevens Davis (21 Sep 1801, Gilford, Belknap, NH - 28 Oct 1869) and Statira B. Crowell (7 Mar 1803, Union, ME - aft. Jul 1866).  Stevens and Statira Davis married 23 Aug 1827, Dexter, Bangor, Maine. Stevens Davis was also known as "Steven" and at times as "Stephens".


Children of Stevens & Statira Davis

Bolivar Davis b: 04 Oct 1829 in Dexter, Bangor, Maine
George Stevens Davis b: 11 Mar 1832 in Dexter, Bangor, Maine
John Henry Davis b: 05 Dec 1834 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine
Laura Stevens Davis b: 20 Apr 1838 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine
Frank K. Davis b: 01 May 1840 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine
Abbie F. Davis b: 22 Sep 1842 in Dexter, Bangor, Maine
Charles Nathaniel Davis b: 15 Mar 1845 in Dexter, Bangor, Maine
James F. Davis b: 09 Feb 1848 in Wisconsin
William Pitt Davis b: 09 Mar 1851 in Wisconsin


Charles Davis was listed in Stevens Davis's household on the 1850 Census at Koshkonong, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin.


----Sources: History of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation), pg. 9

HISTORY OF DURHAM Island, which since 1812 has been a part of the town of Gilford. Here he died 18 April 1857. He represented Gilford in the legis- lature in 1830. He married (i) 16 Dec. 1800, Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Fogg) Stevens of Deerfield, who was born 27 Oct. 1782 and died 5 June 1815, (2) Clarissa Gordon of Meredith, who was born 26 July 1788 and died 16 Oct. 1868. Children, all born on Davis' Island, were, by first marriage :

Stevens b. 21 Sept. 1801; m. 23 Aug. 1827, Statira Crowell, b. at Palermo, Me., 7 March 1809. Rem. from Maine to Fort Atkinson, Wis., where he d. 22 Oct. 1869.. His wife d. 24 April 1866. Ch., Bolivar B. b. at Bangor, Me., 24 Oct. 1829, m. 6 Sept. 1850, Eloisa Finch, who was b. 18 Sept. 1824 and d. at Fort Atkinson, Wis., 13 Sept. 1856; George S. b. 11 March 1832, m. (i) 18 Dec. 1857, Teresa Nash of Fort Atkinson, Wis., who was b. i Oct. 1840 and d. 15 Sept. 1858, (2) 18 Sept. 1862, at Gold Hill, Nevada, Elvira Evelin Proctor, who was b. 13 March 1844, and he d. 13 Jan. 1891, having had five ch; John Henry b. at Dexter, Me., 4 Dec. 1834, m. (i) 7 Nov. i860, Marietta Rankin of Fort Atkinson, Wis., who d. 20 Nov. 1865, (2) 10 Sept. 1867, at Oshkosh, Wis., Esther Hopkins, five ch.; Laura Stevens b. 20 April 1838, m. 5 Dec. 1858, Thomas T. Proctor of Windham; Frank K. b. i May 1840, d. 31 Oct. 1846; Abigail Frances b. 22 Sept. 1842, m. 4 Dec. 1862, John Adams, son of John and Anna (Brown) Head, who was b. at Hooksett, N. H. 9 July 1830 and d. 2 March 1909; Charles Nathaniel b. 15 March 1845, m. 24 Feb. 1867, Margaret M. Lee of Broadhead, Wis., who d. in 1909, and he d. 12 Jan. 1897 at Cripple Creek, Wis.; James Franklin b. at Bangor, Me., 9 Feb. 1848, d. 28 March 1850; William Pitt b. at Fort Atkinson, Wis., 9 March 1851, m. 22 Sept. 1861, at Paulina, Iowa, Frances C, dau. of Levi J. and Charlotte (Royes) Smith, who was b. 23 Aug. 1862, six ch.


1880 Federal Census, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 274


C. N. Davis, white, married, male
occupation : Hotel Keeper
father's birthplace : New Hampshire, United States
mother's birthplace : Maine, United States

Household Members
self C. N. Davis M 35 (1845) Maine, United States
wife Margaret M. Davis F 33 (1847) Wisconsin, United States
brother W. P. Davis M 29 Wisconsin, United States


1880 Federal Census, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 279


Jerome L. Barker, white, married, male
occupation : Lumberman

Household Members
self Jerome L. Barker M 24 (1856) Wisconsin, United States
wife Sophia Barker F 18 Iowa, United States




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