biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
J. W. DAVIDSON, a farmer and stock-grower of Cedar Township, now residing on section 32, was born in Ashland County, Ohio, Feb. 5, 1842, and is the son of Daniel and Keziah (Brubaker) Davidson, who came to this county in 1856. Daniel is a blacksmith and works at that business in Kirkville, Wapello County, and is also the owner of a good farm which he manages and operates. The subject of this sketch, J. W. Davidson, was married to Paulina E. Moore, April 1, 1866. She is a native of Indiana and was born in Boone County, Sept. 20, 1849, her parents being Laban and Nancy B. Moore, both of whom reside in Harrison Township; their biography appears elsewhere in this book. Mr. and Mrs. Davidson have become the parents of five children: Ida M., born Jan. 25, 1868, died July 29, 1869; Emma A., born Oct. 6, 1869, was drowned by falling into a spring of water, July 28, 1871; Elmina, born July 25, 1871, died Oct. 18, 1872; Charles A., born Feb. 20, 1874; Eva F., Dec. 9, 1877. Mrs. Davidson is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Socially Mr. Davis is a member of the I. O. O. F. Politically he is an adherent of the Greenback faith, and has been for eleven years School Director in his district. He owns eighty acres of excellent land, all in a good state of cultivation and well improved. His house, barn and other buildings are of the best character. He is an A No. 1 man in all respects, energetic, industrious, well posted in the topics of the times, a pleasant gentleman and highly esteemed.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy