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Davis, Michael (of Menard Co., IL)

Born: 1800 Kentucky

Flourished: Menard County, Illinois

By 1828, Davis had settled in what is present-day Rock Creek Township in southern Menard County. In 1834, he married Margaret Renshaw. Davis was a farmer; in 1860, he owned $5,000 worth of real estate.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 387; U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 179; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 26-27; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 8 November 1834, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.