John Davis Edit Profile
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. Militarial
He served as a served as captain in the War of 1812.
He rose to the rank of major general of militia. Political
Davis was elected as a Democrat to the 26th Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1840 to the 27th Congress.
Davis was appointed surveyor of the port of Philadelphia by President James K. Polk and served from 1845 to 1849. Davis resumed his former business activities and died in Davisville in 1878, interred in Davisville Baptist Church Cemetery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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