History of Greene
JERRY DAVIDSON, owner and proprietor of the
Carmichaels, Penn., was born in Cumberland Township, May 26, 1834. His parents, Alexander and Elizabeth
(Gallaher) Davidson, were natives of Fayette County, Penn.,
Irish descent. His father was a farmer,
and reared a family of eight children, of whom Jerry is the fifth. He was reared on the farm and received a
common-school education. He followed
farming as a business until 1875, when he engaged in the hotel business
in Carmichaels. Mr.
Davidson keeps an excellent table, and always has first-class horses
for the accommodation of commercial travelers and the traveling public. Mr. Davidson has been twice married, first in
1856 to Miss Selanta Flenniken. Of their
three children, two are living—L. Calvin, a blacksmith, and Frank F., a
tinner. They are both married and doing
well in their business at Carmichaels,
they reside. Their mother died in
1872. Mr. Davidson’s present wife’s
maiden name is Harriet Stone. She was
the widow of Ira J. Hatfield. They have
two children—Henry Alexander and George S.
Mr. Davidson is a member of t he I. O. O. F.
In politics he is a Democrat, in religion a
Presbyterian. Mrs. Davidson is a member
of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007
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