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Perry Davis was a local man of firsts

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By Linda Hanabarger

Perry Rollin Davis was born in Sefton Township, Fayette County, on the same land first settled by his grandfather, Henry L. Davis, a native of Pennsylvania who was here as early as Feb. 15, 1845.
Perry was the seventh child of the Rev. Mark Pinkley and Margaret Almyra Pittman Davis and is remembered as a progressive thinker.
It seems he may have inherited some of this from his grandfather, Henry, who was the first merchant in Sefton Township. He was also a veteran of the Black Hawk War of 1832 in Northern Illinois.


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