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DAVISON Franc

Female 1857 - 1952  (94 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  DAVISON Franc was born on 23 Feb 1857 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL (daughter of DAVISON Prosper Harvey and FILE Jane C.); died in 1952 in Loma Linda, San Bernardino Co., CA.

    Franc married KERRICK Harrison on 10 Feb 1886. Harrison was born about 1855 in Indiana. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. KERRICK Infant
    2. KERRICK Josephine was born on 14 Oct 1889 in Funks Grove, Mclean Co., IL; died in Oct 1966 in Loma Linda, San Bernardino Co., CA.
    3. Sr. William Davison Kerrick was born on 15 Oct 1891 in Harrisonville, Cass Co., MO; died on 01 Jan 1971 in Colton, San Bernadino Co., CA.
    4. KERRICK Paul Harrison was born on 16 Aug 1898 in Long Tree, Cass Co., MO; died in 1924 in Spain.
    5. KERRICK Infant was born after 1900; died before 1902.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  DAVISON Prosper Harvey was born on 26 Aug 1833 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY (son of DAVISON John Milton and PARKS Sally); died on 13 Sep 1903 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.

    Notes:

    They resided in his native town of Grafton, NY, until in 1855 when with his father, he came to Illinois, and located in Clayton Township, Woodford County, where he resided on the farm until 1887 when he moved to Eureka, IL to give his children the benefit of Eureka College. He was elected County Treasurer in 1885. He resided in Eureka, until 1889 when he removed to Metamora, IL, the County Seat. After his term of office expired, he returned to the farm and lived there until the Fall of 1902 when he moved to Minonk, IL. During that winter, he had a severe attack of LaGrippe, from which he never recovered. He went to Excelsior Springs, Missouri, without receiving any benefit, and gradually grew weaker, until September 13, 1903 when he peacefully passed away. He was a prosperous farmer. Owned 720 acres of land, besides town and other property. Was nearly a life-long member of the Baptist Church, and was a leader in society, socially, religiously, and politically. He was a Democrat and cast his first ballot for James Buchanan. He was Treasurer of Clayton Township for twenty years, and also Supervisor. January 1, 1900, he assisted in organizing the State Bank of Benson, IL, and served as Vice President. Was a member of the Minonk Lodge, No. 927, I.O.O.F. Harvey was always gentle and kind, and had a pleasant word for everyone. The funeral services were held September 15, 1903, conducted by Rev. Robert Wallace of Minonk, IL, and Rev. F. M. Johnson of Benson, IL. Buried at Yankee Town Cemetery, eight miles west of Minonk, IL.
    (The preceding sketch was furnished by Prosper Harvey’s sons, to Almon A. Davison in 1905)

    Died:
    Interment: 15 Sep 1903 Davison (Yankeetown) Cemetery, Clayton , Woodford Co., IL

    Prosper married FILE Jane C. on 02 Sep 1854 in Brunswick, Resselaer Co., NY. Jane was born on 15 Apr 1832 in Rensselaer Co., NY; died on 22 Dec 1904 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  FILE Jane C. was born on 15 Apr 1832 in Rensselaer Co., NY; died on 22 Dec 1904 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.

    Notes:

    Died:
    Interment: Dec 1904 Davison (Yankeetown) Cemetery, Clayton , Woodford Co., IL

    Children:
    1. DAVISON Mary Addie was born on 06 Aug 1855 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL; died on 06 May 1861 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.
    2. 1. DAVISON Franc was born on 23 Feb 1857 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL; died in 1952 in Loma Linda, San Bernardino Co., CA.
    3. DAVISON William S. was born on 01 Dec 1862 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL; died on 16 Nov 1936 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.
    4. DAVISON John Morgan was born on 24 Oct 1864 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL; died on 19 Apr 1940 in Riverside Co., CA.
    5. DAVISON Paul H. was born on 19 Feb 1867 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL; died on 06 Apr 1953.
    6. DAVISON Elsie Jane was born on 16 Aug 1869 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL; died on 24 Aug 1925 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.
    7. DAVISON Bertha was born on 28 Aug 1874 in Yankee Town, Minonk, Woodford Co., IL; died on 14 Feb 1960 in Riverside Co., CA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  DAVISON John Milton was born on 14 Sep 1811 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY (son of DAVISON Ezra and SMITH Diedamia); died on 19 Mar 1895 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.

    Notes:

    When first married, they lived with his brother, Daniel P. M. Davison, near the head of Second Pond. Afterwards, he bought a farm on the east side of Long Pond, in Grafton, NY, where he resided several years. Aunt Fanny Parks, a maiden sister of Aunt Sally Parks-Davison, made her home with them all the rest of her life, and went with them to Illinois, where she died.

    He lived on a very rough, stoney farm. The great stone heaps and stone walls he built are a tribute to his strength and energy. He always took a great interest in religious matters, being a Deacon in the Baptist Church. In politics, he was a Jackson Democrat and held the highest offices in the town. He was for several years Captain of the Grafton Rifle Co., of New York State.

    Socially, Uncle Milton's was one of the best places in the world to go visiting. They were always so kind and pleasant. They left the farm and kept the Quackenskill Hotel for awhile before they came to Illinois in 1855. In fact, all the Davisons have left OLD GRAFTON, where our branch of the Davison Family originated. I was there a few years ago, and there was not one there, and no relatives, except by marriage in town. (Written by A. A. Davison in 1905)

    Milton came to Illinois and took up land west of Minonk, on Grand Prarie. came from rocks and stones of OLD GRAFTON, to where you could seldom find a stone large enough to throw at a bird. Tell that in Grafton, and you would find our veracity at stake. He showed the same dilligence and perserverance that he did in Grafton, and soon established another homestead, and by hard work and increased value of land, acquired a large fortune. Aunt Sally Parks-Davison died May 27, 1885. He then lived with his children about ten years, to the good old age of 83 years, 6 months, and passed away March 19, 1895, after a life well spent in Church, Sunday School, State and Home.

    They are buried in the Yankee Town Cemetery, eight miles west of Minonk, Illinois.

    Died:
    Interment: Mar 1895 Davison (Yankeetown) Cemetery, Clayton , Woodford Co., IL

    John married PARKS Sally on 24 Jun 1842 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY. Sally was born on 13 Feb 1805; died on 27 May 1885 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  PARKS Sally was born on 13 Feb 1805; died on 27 May 1885 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.

    Notes:

    Died:
    Interment: Davison (Yankeetown) Cemetery, Clayton , Woodford Co., IL

    Children:
    1. 2. DAVISON Prosper Harvey was born on 26 Aug 1833 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY; died on 13 Sep 1903 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.
    2. DAVISON Elsie Lois was born on 09 Nov 1835 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY; died on 06 Jan 1927 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  DAVISON Ezra was born on 11 Aug 1765 in Nova Scotia Co., Canada (son of DAVISON Asa and PRIDE Sarah); died on 29 Apr 1834 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY.

    Notes:

    Although family tradition holds that Ezra enlisted when he was but 16, the first record of his service is his enlistment in Capt. Benjamin Durkee’s company of Matrosses, at Port Trumbull, Connecticut, August 12, 1782, his 17th birthday.

    They took up land two miles northeast of Grafton Centre. the country was then a wilderness. They built a house, cleared the land of forest, planted on archard, and built stone walls, or fences. Panthers used to steal their sheep. Bears were in the woods. There were few settlers. No Church nor School House. The first school district was organized, Sept. 13, 1813, and they voted to build a school house on a man's land, whose name was Cobb. (It was always called the Cobb's school house.) It was sixteen feet square with an entry large enough to hold a load of wood. They levied a tax of $75.00, the rest was to be paid in work. Three or four generations of Davisons studied Webster's spelling book, Daboll’s arithmetic, and the English Reader, and perhaps got punished in the Cobb’s school house.

    The first trustees were Daniel Mills, Foster Reynolds, and Bradick Peekham, Jr., moderator, Elisha Wells, Clerk Daniel Mills. A great many prominent men were educated in the Cobb's school house. About 1842, Van Ransellaer, the Patron, offered a set of outline maps, to the best school in Grafton, to be examined by a committee at the Church in Grafton Centre. We carried home the maps and were justly proud of it. I visited the spot in 1889. Found nothing but the foundation stones and thickly grownup weeds and brush. (A. A. Davison)

    Ezra lived and raised his family on what we call the “Old Davison Homestead.”

    Ezra married SMITH Diedamia on 24 May 1790 in Argyle, Penobscot Co., ME. Diedamia was born in 1774; died in 1853. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  SMITH Diedamia was born in 1774; died in 1853.
    Children:
    1. DAVISON Asa Lee was born on 03 Dec 1792 in Preston, New London Co., CT; died on 02 Mar 1853 in Canton, Fulton Co., IL.
    2. DAVISON Lois was born about 1795 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI; died on 04 Nov 1834 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY.
    3. DAVISON Sarah was born on 01 Jun 1796; died in in Ashford, Cattaraugus Co., NY.
    4. DAVISON Reuben S. was born on 10 Feb 1802 in Alfred, Allegany Co., NY; died in Jul 1921 in Alfred, Allegany Co., NY.
    5. DAVISON Daniel P.M. was born on 25 May 1804 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY; died on 08 Jan 1844 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY.
    6. DAVISON Paul K. was born on 01 Jan 1807 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY; died in 1884 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY.
    7. 4. DAVISON John Milton was born on 14 Sep 1811 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY; died on 19 Mar 1895 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.
    8. DAVISON Rowland (Squire) was born on 26 Oct 1813 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY; died on 08 Apr 1867 in Minonk, Woodford Co., IL.
    9. Sr. Norman Lewis Davison was born on 26 Jul 1817 in Grafton, Renssealaer Co., NY; died on 24 Apr 1902 in Denton, Lancaster Co., NE.