biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
DAVID S. DAVIS, of Garfield Township. is a native of Wales, where he was born Nov. 24, 1824, and is a son of Samuel and Ann Davis, natives of that country. He was married, in his native country, in 1848, to Miss Margaret (Jenkins) Davis, a daughter of Jenkin Jenkins. In 1849 they emigrated to America, locating at Pittsburgh, Pa., where he resided a short time, removing to Middleport, Meigs Co., Ohio, and thence to Pomeroy, Ohio, following the occupation of mining during these several years and up to 1852, when he came to Iowa, located in Monroe County, bought a farm of 3OO acres, and there remained for a period of nine years, engaged in the business of farming and stock-raising. In 1865 he removed to Beacon, Iowa, and purchased an interest in a coal mine, in which business he continued until 1867, when he purchased the farm of 120 acres in Garfield Township, which he still owns and operates. Mr. Davis is a man of more than ordinary educational acquirements, a shrewd observer of people and events, and keeps himself well posted upon the current topics of the times, occupying his leisure hours in writing articles upon various subjects for several newspapers and periodicals. Mr. and Mrs. Davis became the parents of six children: David resides in Garfield township, and is a farmer; Samuel is a carriage-maker, and at present a resident of Page County, Iowa; Margaret is the wife of W. P. Clark, a farmer residing near Albia, Monroe County; William J. lives in Pleasant Grove Township, this county; Daniel is an attorney at Oskaloosa; Anna is a teacher of music resides at home. Mrs. Davis died Sept. 9, 1885; she was
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy
a member of the Baptist Church.