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Erastus A. Davis    

Davis, Erastus A., Youngsville P. O., Brokenstraw, was born in Youngsville in August, 1837. He was married on March 28, 1860, to Adelia Hamblin. They have a family of three children— Minnie C., Emma H., and Archie G. Adelia Davis was a daughter of David and Elsie (Davis) Hamblin. Mr. Davis was councilman for seven years, burgess one term, a school director for three years, and also held other minor town and district offices. He was a son of William W. and Mary A. (Blakesley) Davis; she was born in Granville, Washington county, N.Y., July 13, 1806, and died June 12, 1881, and her husband, William W., was born in Westmoreland county in 1798. They were married on December 31, 1823, and had a family of six sons and three daughters— Emeline, Charles C., C. B., Prudence, Selden L., E. A ., Ruben B., William P., and Cordelia A. William W. Davis was an early and successful river pilot, farmer and lumberman. Two of his children— Cyrus B. and Erastus A.— are engaged in the manufacture of carriages, wagons, and sleighs, and carriage smithing and repairing in Youngsville. They first engaged in 1858, purchasing the business of C. B. Davis, who first became engaged in 1857. Cyrus B. Davis was married in 1849 to Laura Hull, of Youngsville. They have four children. Cyrus B. was born in 1829.

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