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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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GEORGE P. DAVIS, Bloomington; was born in McLean Co., Ill., in 1842, and is the son of Judge David Davis, who was born in Cecil Co., Md., March 9, 1815, graduated at Kenyon College, Ohio, Sept. 4, 1832, and commenced the study of law at Lenox, Mass.; in 1835, he came to Illinois and located in Pekin, Tazewell Co.; after practicing law for a year in Pekin, he removed to Bloomington, which has ever since been his home. Judge Davis married Oct. 30, 1838, to Miss Sarah Walker, at Lenox, Mass.; she is a daughter of Judge Walker, of that State; they have two children living, a son and a daughter; the former, George P., the subject of this sketch, who graduated in 1864, and in 1867, he graduated in the law department of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mr. Davis commenced the practice of law in 1867, in Bloomington, and, at one time, was in partnership with William H. Hannah.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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