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    Rachel Davis, Piqua. Rachel Davis is a native of this place; her father, James Johnson, a brother of Col. Johnson, was a native of Ireland; married in Pennsylvania, June7, 1798,to Mary Adams and came to Piqua in 18ll. Mrs.Davis, born Dec. 7,1812, was married to Samuel Davis in 1841, who was born in Butler Co, Ohio, Dec. 10, 1810, and came to Miami Co. when a young man; he was a contractor in the construction of the canal from Piqua north, his section including the numerous looks in the vicinity of Lockton, all of which was constructed under his supervision; in the war of the rebellion, while not able to take the field, his patriotism found abundant expression in encouraging others, giving substantial aid to the friends and dependents of soldiers, and Mrs. Davis was prominent in the Ladies' Aid Society; after his marriage, he engaged in the grocery business in Piqua, in which he successfully continued until the time of his death, which occurred April 4, 1865. Mr. Davis was a man of business, never sought public distinction, but was a liberal-hearted, respected citizen; his residence, on the northwest corner of Wayne and Green streets, now occupied by his widow is a commodious, substantial building, comfortably and tastefully furnished, and surrounded by a pleasant yard. Mm. Davis is now one of the oldest present residents of Piqua, and very much respected.

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