John Davis (Pennsylvania)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
|Preceded by||Mathias Morris|
|Succeeded by||Robert Ramsey|
August 7, 1788|
Solebury Township, Pennsylvania, USA
|Died||April 1, 1878
Davisville, Pennsylvania, USA
|Resting place||Davisville Baptist Church Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Rank||Major General of Militia|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812|
John Davis was born in Solebury Township, Pennsylvania. He moved to Maryland and settled on a farm at Rock Creek Meeting House in 1795. He returned to Pennsylvania in 1812 and settled in what is now Davisville, Pennsylvania to engage in agricultural and mercantile pursuits.
He served as a served as captain in the War of 1812. He rose to the rank of major general of militia.
Later life and death
Davis resumed his former business activities and died in Davisville in 1878, interred in Davisville Baptist Church Cemetery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
- "Davis, J". Political Graveyard. Retrieved September 17, 2008.
- John Davis (Pennsylvania) at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- See also "A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume I", pp. 46–48 by William W. H. Davis, ISBN 0-8063-4863-1 Preview available at google books