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Davidson, George A.

Born: 1811 Illinois

Flourished: 1834-1839 Menard County, Illinois

Davidson was a resident of Sangamon County, Illinois, from at least the mid-1830s. In 1835, he married Lucy Lee Smith. Davidson and his brothers were among the first merchants in Petersburg, Illinois. In 1840, the Davidsons lived in Menard County, and George was employed in manufacture and trade. In 1850, has was employed as a baker in Petersburg. In 1860, he was working as a painter. In 1865, he married a second time, to Eliza Eaty. Religiously, Davidson was a Methodist.

U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Menard County, IL, 295; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Petersburg, Menard County, IL, 271; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Petersburg, Menard County, IL, 213; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 10 September 1835, Menard County, 24 January 1865, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 286, 301.