Joseph Davis (1801-1874)

Updated: Oct 27, 2021


Joseph Davis (1801-1874)

b. 13 Jun 1801

Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, USA


d. 29 Mar 1874

Rush, Monroe, New York, USA


Married Parthenia Green 8 Dec 1830


The subject of this memoir was born June 13, 1801, in the town of Bristol, Hartford county, Connecticut. He was the son of Clark and Hannah Davis. He came to this town with his parents in the year 1806 and continued a resident until his death, which occurred the 29th of March 1874.


He had a religious education, his parents being members of the First Baptist church in Rush. He had a precocity for military tactics and pursuits, and every position in which he was placed he filled with fidelity. A more honest man it were hard to find. He never dissembled, even in small talk, as many are apt to do, but “spoke the words of truth in soberness.” He was just in his dealings, never owed a mechanic a dollar, and was indulgent in all his relations in life. A Christian man, he regarded the Sabbath as of divine institution, and was faithful in attendance at the house of God with his family. He looked well after the interests and welfare of his home and loved its retirement. He died at peace with God and man. Having “filled up his days with usefulness, he fell asleep in Jesus, in whom he trusted.”


Parthenia Davis, wife of Joseph Davis was born in Montgomery county. State of New York. She was the daughter of james and Mary Green, who came to Rush in the year 1826. The marriage of Miss Parthenia to Joseph Davis occured on Thanksgiving evening, the 8th of December, 1830, the Rev. Osburn officiating.


  • History of Monroe county, New York, by Prof. W. H. McIntosh - 1877 – P. 259


1852 Map showing homestead of Joseph and Parthenia Green Davis