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Davison, Asa Lee

Born: 1793-XX-XX Rensselaer County, New York

Died: 1853-03-02 Canton, Illinois

Flourished: Tazewell County, Illinois

Davison was a physician, newspaper editor, and landowner. Prior to moving to Illinois, he lived in Allegany County, New York, where he held a number of local offices, and Ashland County, Ohio. He migrated to Illinois in 1833, settling in Tazewell County, where he purchased 240 acres of public land. In 1836, he married Abigail C. Greenough, with whom he had four children. In 1850, he was practicing medicine in Canton and owned real estate valued at $10,000. In 1851, he became the publisher and editor of the Canton Register.

History of Fulton County Illinois (Peoria, IL: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 996; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Tazewell County, 68:267, 818:107, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Peoria County, 2 April 1836, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Canton, Fulton County, IL, 158; Obituary, Canton Register (Canton, IL), 5 March 1853, 2:1, 7.