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Daniel Coon Davis

Birthplace: Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York
Death: Died in At Camp 41 Miles West Of Fort Kearney, Otoe, Nebraska
Place of Burial: Near Ft. Kearney, Otoe, Nebraska
Immediate Family:

Son of William DAVIS and Miriam Davis
Husband of Susannah Moses and Sophronia FULLER
Father of DAVIS; Child Davis; Angeline DAVIS; Alma DAVIS; Daniel Coon Davis and 4 others
Brother of George DAVIS; Mercy Davis and Sarah Or Sally DAVIS

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About Daniel Coon Davis

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

Daniel Coon Davis (February 23, 1804 – June 1, 1850) was the captain of Company E in the Mormon Battalion. He became an early leader of Davis County, Utah, which is named after him.

Davis was born in Petersburg, New York.

Davis was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1839, he was appointed master of the ferry that traveled between Nauvoo, Illinois and Montrose, Iowa.

Captain Davis led a company in the Mormon Battalion during the Mexican War. His wife Susan and son Daniel Jr. accompanied Company E at the beginning of their trek west. Daniel Jr. was the son of Davis first wife, Sophronia Fuller, who had died. Daniel Jr. at six was the youngest person to go all the way with the Mormon Battalion. and lead many Mormon pioneer groups across the plains to settle the West. In 1849 Davis settled on Davis Creek in what is now Farmington, Utah. In early 1850, on one such trip, Captain Davis became ill and died near Fort Kearney, Nebraska, on his way back to the outfitting stations on the Missouri River.

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Daniel C. Davis', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 12:34 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Daniel_C._Davis&oldid=396497926> [accessed 10 June 2011]

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Daniel Coon Davis's Timeline

February 23, 1804
Petersburg, Rensselaer, New York
Age 22
Jefferson, Scholarie, New York
May 8, 1828
Age 24
Cambria, Niagara, New York
June 20, 1832
Age 28
Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan
April 14, 1834
Age 30
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, USA
April 14, 1834
Age 30
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan
Age 30
Of Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan
June 1, 1840
Age 36
Township 66, Lee, Iowa Territory, USA
Age 36
January 4, 1842
Age 37
Montrose, Lee, Iowa