Darius Davidson


DARIUS DAVIDSON, proprietor of the Island Creek mills, was born in Jefferson county, Springfield township, July 20, 1830. He is the son of Samuel Davidson, one of the worthy early settlers of the county, who was born in Washington county, Penn., in 1796, and came to Jefferson county about 1807. In 1821 he was married to Matilda Morrison, daughter of Alexander Morrison, then a resident of this county, and by this union he has had nine children, six of whom yet survive. Samuel Davidson died in 1876 and his wife in 1878. Darius Davidson was reared and educated in this county, taught school eight years and then learned the trade of miller, which has been his life long occupation. The mill which he at present operates with much success, he bought of James Scott, in 1872 when he began his residence at Island Creek. In 1888 he put the complete roller process in his mill and has a lucrative trade. In 1858 Mr. Davidson was married to Margaret, daughter of Moses Arnold, of Jefferson county, and they have had three children: Gertrude L., who died in 1884, Minerva and Jessie. He and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Davidson is influential in the affairs of his township, and has served five years to the satisfaction of the public as justice of the peace.

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