Judge John Davidson/Davisson

Male 1778 - 1831


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  • Name  Judge John Davidson/Davisson 
    Title  Judge 
    Born  9 Sept. 1778  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    PIONEER  1801  Storms Creek, Upper Twp., Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born in Maryland, settled in Lawrence Co., Ohio 1801 
    Occupation  First Judge of Lawrence Co., Ohio 
    Died  3 Feb. 1831  Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Elder brother of Nathaniel, settled on land previously belonging to John Baccus. They lived here a few years, then moved up above Storms Creek, and opened a farm where Ironton now Stands. John was among the first class citizens of Lawrence County. He sustained at different times the office of Squire, Judge of the Court, and for one term, that of Legislator. When he moved his land was tenanted by Samuel Clark, Gabriel Neff, and Aaron Brown, and lastly Andrew Davidson, his younger brother.
    • Research note added by Sharon M. Kouns

      Judge John Davisson
      ....Judge John Davisson was born in Maryland in 1777, came to Ohio and about 1801 settled on a tract of land beginning with the south bank of Storms Creek, following the Ohio river south to a point near where the D. T. & I. depot now stands, thence by a due east line out over the “Chronacher Hill” near the tunnel on Park Avenue. He was one of the pioneers who cleared away the timber and farmed the land on which the lower portion of Ironton now stands. He built his first log cabin about where the “old mill” used to stand, and set out fruit trees around it. Each year saw more land cleared and brought under cultivation until in 1812 he built a modern hewn log house; which stood about where Buckhorn street crosses Fourth street. Source: Hanging Rock Iron Region pages 802-803
    Person ID  I0428  Brubaker
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2006 

    Father  Nathaniel Davidson,   b. 16 Jan 1782, Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1863, Scioto County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Kelley,   b. 11 Mar 1784, Shennandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1848, Scioto County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Oct 1802  Scioto County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0150  Group Sheet

    Family 1  ? Black 
    Family ID  F0619  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Susannah Lambert,   b. 24 July 1776,   d. March 1848, Lawrence Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F0621  Group Sheet