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Noah Davis collection

 Collection — Folder: S0341
Identifier: S0340

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of letters, articles, and photographs from the Davis family in Indiana ranging from 1851 to 1972 regarding famly life and business and the U.S. Civil War. There are also genealogical charts prepared by Julia Helen Davis Smith on October 31, 1972. Subjects of the photographs are family reunions and a G.A.R. convention. The articles contain information about medicines, women, temperance meetings, and a washing machine.


  • 1851-1972


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Noah Davis was born about 1791 and served in the War of 1812. He married Margaret Miller and they had eight children, including a set of twins. Six of their sons served in the U.S. Civil War. Davis moved to the vicinity of Union City, Indiana, in 1830, and to White County, Indiana, in 1842, where he was living in 1850. He died at age 83, and his wife, Margaret, died at age 73.

Isreal Stephen Davis (1826-1875), the second son of Noah Davis, married Elizabeth Lindsey, daughter of Joshua and Sarah Lindsey, on March 8, 1849.


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0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Hansel Smith on 1972/11/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013 October by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2013 October by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/04/30 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.