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John Davis

Male about 1837 -

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  • Name John Davis 
    Gender Male 
    Born about 1837  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence(s) 1850: Benton, Elkhart, Indiana
    1869: Elkhart, Indiana 
    Person ID I9522  Angus Saline's Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 September 2010 

    Father Hiram Davis,   b. about 1812, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Frances,   b. about 1813, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6624  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • March 18, 1869, Elkhart Review, p 3
      Attempted Robbery--The Goshen Democrat of last week records the following attempted robbery:
      “Last Monday the constable of Benton township, in company with Michael Judy and David Fry, passed through here with a man named John Davis, charged with having made an attempt to rob Mr. Remus Terry, an old gentleman living south of Benton. Davis went to the house of Terry one day last week, and showing a purpose to rob him, his wife became frightened and started to run to some of the neighbors” when Davis threatened her if she did not return he would kill her. She came back, and while he was having a scuffle with the old man, whom he knocked down with a club, she again escaped and Davis, fearing she would give an alarm, relingquished his hold and fled, without obtaining any booty; but leaving the old gentleman in a very bruised condition. Davis has a family, and lives at Elkhart, is a son of Hiram Davis, of Benton township, and is rather a seedy looking individual. Before leaving town he purchased opium enough to kill a man, it was said by one of his old army associates, who was present, that it would be just like him to swallow it, as he once purposely shot himself in the toe, while in the army, in order to avoid doing service. Of course, he denies the charge alleged against him, but it is said “circumstantial evidence” is far from being in his favor. We must confess that the poor fellow’s general appearance and conduct are not much in favor of his innocence.”

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