John Davis (Pennsylvania politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
|Preceded by||Mathias Morris|
|Succeeded by||Robert Ramsey|
|Born||August 7, 1788|
Solebury Township, Pennsylvania, USA
|Died||April 1, 1878 (aged 89)|
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.
- United States Congress. "John Davis (id: D000116)". 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
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district