I am looking for Josiah Davis, b. 1819, Champaign Co., OH son of John Davis and Mary Elizabeth "Isabella' Newland. I found reference toJosiah Davis who was a Universalist Church minister in Vigo Co. who performed marriages.He was a traveling minister and did so frequently.He attmpted to start a curch in Labette Co., KS but failed. He had a son named E. W. Davis, b. in Vigo Co. that was also a traveler and at one time a member of the Cedar Vale, Kansas, Town Company whose took title to the town company property and was reluctant to deed back the title to the town company until threatened with bodily harm.The biography found in Chautauqua Co., KS indicates E. W. Davis m. a Miss Pussmings of Warren Co., IL in Avon, IL.
I am a descendant of John & Mary Davis, parents of Josiah and would like to know more about Josiah & E. W. We show his wife as Susan but have no confirmation.
There is a message on DAVIS-L Archives submitted by Joe Harrington on Dec 7, 2002 indicating he found a 1939 land deed in Vigo Co., filed on behalf of Josiah.Joe Harrington at that ime was the List Manager for DAVIS-L.
Does Vigo Co. have Genealogical or aHistory Society?Thanks,Joe