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Jasper N. DAVIDSON, farmer and stock raiser, Whitesville, is one of the prominent and successful men of Union Twp. He was b. in Montgomery Co, IN Feb 5, 1834. His mother, Amanda (SNORF) Davidson d. July 17, 1838. Her grandfather and grandmother were b. on the River Rhine, Germany. His father, William F. Davidson, was b. in Pa July 27, 1798. He emigrated to Butler Co, Ohio and in 1828 settled on Sec 34, Union Twp, Montgomery Co IN. He came to this County first on foot, in co. with John McCANE. He was a millwright by trade and had 7 uncles in the revolutionary war. Wm. F. Davidson began in this County with 50 cents in money and became one of the prosperous and successful farmers of the County. He earned the money that he paid for his land with by working on the Cincinnati & Dayton canal at $9 per month. He d. Feb 1, 1864. J.N. Davidson, the subj. of this sketch, went to school in the days of log schoolhouses and slab benches, and when they received the rays of the sunlight through greased paper. He lived at home for many years after he was of age. He was marr. May 27, 1862 to Miss LJ HUFF. She was b. May 27, 1844. They have two children: Julia A, b. April 2, 1863; William A. Aug 27, 1867. Julia is a grad. of the Ladoga Normal school. Mr. D. is one of the prosperous and successful farmers of Montgomery Co. he has a good farm of 284 acres, well fenced and having about 5 mi. of tile. He has a nice two-story dwelling house, beautifully situated on an elevated spot. Mr. D. is pres. of the Montgomery Co. Agr. Society and has always adhered to the principles of the democratic party. He is liberal and takes an interest in everything that is for the good and progress of the country. Mr. D. is a man of intelligence, honesty and influence.