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Davis, Daniel Worchester
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 18, credited to Londonderry, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS
Birth: 02/24/1844, Londonderry, VT
Death: 07/16/1920

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Emily Hackett

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: GAR Post #27, 1907
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Daniel W. Davis

Daniel Worcester Davis (2) {Daniel (1)}, was born in Londonderry, Vt., 24 Feb., 1844. He m. 3 July, 1875, Mary Isa Vanduzee (b. Andover, Vt. 20 July, 1850, dau. of Francis & Olive J. (Wiggin) Vanduzee).

Daniel was a teamster by occupation. He and Mary lived in Chester village. He was a Civil War soldier. Early in the summer of 1862, he enlisted in 16th Vt. Reg't, Co. "D", of Townshend, with officers Col. Veazie and Major Rounds. The story of the 2d Brigade was an interesting one and at Gettysburg, the work of the 16th Regiment was brilliant and at the time he had his cap shot from his head.

In August of 1870, Mr. Davis came from the South to Chester to work for a few days, but continued in the work until many years ago he became one of the firm of Adams & Davis Company. His personality was quiet and friendly making and building friends and if he was ruffled by the day's events it was not apparent. He purchased the old Jeremiah Atwood farm in Popple Dungeon from Josiah Jefts in April of 1883.

NEWS: --Chester, 30 Aug., 1889: "Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Davis started for Milwaukee on Saturday, to attend the national GAR encampment. They were accompanied as far as Chicago by Mrs. Dr. Gibson and daughter, who will got to Galesburg,. Illinois, to visit relatives and will be absent about six weeks." -- 10 July, 1913: "D. Wesley Davis Jr. who has been at work for several years for D. F. Johnson, has his brother Guy W. Davis, who has been living on the Herbert Randall farm on Butternut hill, have purchased a harness shop in Bellows Falls and removed there with their families last week." --

Daniel d. in Chester 16 July, 1920

From his obituary: "It was a sudden death that took Mr. Davis at his home on Friday morning of heart trouble. Chester has lost another prominent businessman and respected citizen. He was the eldest of five sons of his parents. He will be greatly missed. Charter member of Hugh Henry G.A.R., past commander, made a Mason of West River Lodge of Londonderry. Sons of veterans served as escort to the grave with a guard of honor."

Mary Isa d. 10 Feb., 1934.

Children ( born Chester): (according to his obit, he had these two sons, no more children)

1. Fred W., b. 6 Jan., 1878. He worked for the firm of his father, Adams & Davis Company.

2. Walter Francis Davis, b. 10 Nov., 1880. He m. -- Nellie H. Stoddard (b. Townsend, Vt. 4 July, 1880, dau. of James & Fredericka (Evans) Stoddard). Nellie d. at her home on Main Street in Chester, after an acute heart attack at noontime, 8 June, 1912. She left a husband and three little children to mourn her loss. The oldest being only seven years. She also leaves her mother and two sisters, Mrs. Charles McKay of Roxbury, Mass., and Mrs. Frank Forbes of Chester. Her funeral was held at the home of D. W. Davis in Chester at 3 o'clock p.m. with Rev. H. L. Ballou and Rev. Henry Crocker officiating. Walter m. 2nd in Chester, 31 Oct., 1915, Marian Winchell Jones (b. Chester 19 Sept., 1882, dau. of Jason C. & Mina (Winchell) Jones). They moved to a farm in Jamaica, Vt. which Walter later named 'Mapleshade.' Walter d. --. {** I would love to know more about everyone here, if someone knows, e-mail me. lindamfw@charter.net)

Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.



(Courtesty of Charles Anderson)

Members of Henry G.A.R. Post 27, Chester. Taken in 1907 at the home of Davidson Barr in Chester.
They were in attendance at the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Davidson and Ellen (Norton) Barr.

Back row: Jesse Parkhurst, Rev. Henry Crocker, Deacon Henry Bond, Daniel Davis
2nd row: Levi Bosworth, Luman Ballou, Alvah Learned, Albin Thompson, Unidentified
Front row: Davidson Barr, Alfred Archer, Clinton Willard, Hugh Henry