From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 380, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana
"JOSIAH DAVISSON was born in Preble County, Ohio, September 23, 1830, and is the eldest of ten children born to ABSALOM and BELINDA (ADAMS) DAVISSON, natives respectively of Virginia and New Jersey, and of Scotch-Welsh and English descent. The parents of ABSALOM settled in Warren County, Ohio, in 1814, and next year moved to Preble County. There, on the 14th day of June, 1829, he married. His father had given him 120 acres of land, to which he made many additions, and on which he resided until his death, May 24, 1874, at the age of seventy-two. JOSIAH DAVISSON, at the age of twenty, hired out as a farm hand for a year, and then learned carpentering. In April, 1855, he came to this township and bought 120 acres of land, but for three years farmed on shares. In April, 1858, he moved upon his own place, and there he still resides. He was married, October 25, 1855, to ANN M. HOFFMAN, a native of Montgomery County, Ohio. She has borne her husband two sons and five daughters, all now living. MR. DAVISSON is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church."