From "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885" pages 822 & 823

DAVID H. DAVIS is a prominent farmer and business man of Otsego Township.  He 
was born in England, Feb. 8, 1820, and in 1850 married Elizabeth Yates, also 
a native of England, born in 1820.  In February, 1853, they came to the 
United States, landing in New York City, and after living about eighteen 
months in Pittsburgh, Pa., moved to Portage County, Ohio, where they lived 
twelve years.  In 1867 they moved to Steuben County, Ind., and Mr. Davis has 
since been prominently identified with the business interests of the county 
and one of the most active citizens.  He settled on section 10, buying a 
large farm, and now owns 250 acres, mostly improved.  His residence and farm 
buildings are built with a view to durability and utility, characteristic of 
the man.  In addition to his farm he bought, in company with Nathaniel 
Parker, a steam saw mill, which was built in 1855 by Mahood & Sons.  In 1869 
the mill was burned but was immediately rebuilt and enlarged, the old engine 
and boiler being used.  In 1871 Mr. Davis  bought his partner's interest and 
has since operated the mill in company with his son Frank, manufacturing 
dimension lumber, shingles, lath, etc., and also has a turning lathe.  His 
mill is of twenty horsepower, with a capacity of 3,000 feet a day.  Mr. Davis 
is known as a man of strict business integrity, his word being his bond,and 
has proved himself to be an honored member of the community and an 
influential citizen.  In National politics he is a Republican, but in local 
elections votes independent of party.  His three children, Kate, Lucetta and 
Frank Y., are all at home.

Note from the submitter:

     There are two mistakes in this biography, first, the biography is of 
Daniel H. Davis, not David H. Davis.  Elizabeth Yates was born in 1822, not 

     Daniel H. Davis and Elizabeth Yates were my great great grandparents.

Submitted by:  James L. Davis