William Davison was born 6 July 1807 in Pennsylvania, United States to William Davison (c1780-) and died 1893 in Jefferson, Clinton County, Indiana, United States of unspecified causes. He married Clarissa Sithens (1809-1892) 2 February 1830 in Ohio, United States. Ancestors are from Ireland.

William Davison was ten years old when his father moved from Pennsylvania to Butler County, Ohio. He worked as a cooper in Butler county and in several places in Indiana. For two years he farmed in Arkansas. Later he lived in Madison, Indiana, and returned to Butler County, Ohio, before the census of 1850. In November, 1852, he located on a farm in Clinton County, Indiana. In 1817 he moved to the town of Jefferson in Clinton County and resumed the trade of cooper. A few years later he went into the hotel business at which he was fairly successful. In about 1871 he retired from active life. According to Arthur Henry Davison he died June 4, 1893, while Joseph Claibaugh says he died on July 22 of that year.


Offspring of William Davison and Clarissa Sithens (1809-1892)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Davison (1832-) 11 October 1832 William Bake (1828-1914)

Mary Jane Davison (1833-1878) 21 April 1833 6 October 1878 Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana, United States John A. Lewis (?-?)
William Cook Spaulding (1824-1917)

Josiah Davison (1834-1835) 1834 1835
DeWitt Clinton Davison (1836-)
Samuel Naseby Davison (1838-1916) 28 October 1838 Decatur County, Indiana, United States 24 May 1916 Clinton County, Indiana, United States Lucinda S Dilmon (1842-)

William Davison (1838-1839)
David G. Davison (1843-) 10 March 1843 Butler County, Ohio, United States Elmyra Cunningham (1842-)
Nancy J. Groves (bef1872-)
Jennie Lewis (1862-)

Clarissa Davison (1844-1875)
Margaret Davison (1846-1922)
Henry Lewis Davison (1848-1924)
Charles M. Davison (1851-1902)
Esther Ann Davison (1853-1920) 24 June 1853 Jefferson County, Indiana, United States 20 May 1920 Kane County, Illinois, United States Franklin Bake Doty (1850-1935)

John C. Davison (1857-)

Namesakes of William Davison (1807-1893)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
William Davison (1807-1893)Pennsylvania, United StatesJefferson, Clinton County, Indiana, United StatesWilliam Davison (c1780-)Clarissa Sithens (1809-1892)
William Davison (1758-1832)Perrineville, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United StatesJohn Davison (bef1737-c1798)Sarah (bef1758-)Catherine Holman (1766-1847)
William Davison (-1723)Margaret Oliphant (c1667-c1699)
William Davison (c1780-)Dublin, Ireland
William Andrew Davison (1902-1961)Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomPalmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New ZealandGeorge Henry Davison (1864-1935)Anna Graham (Annie) Wilson (1877-1918)Marjorie Bell Copland (1900-1979)

Footnotes (including sources)

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  • Claybaugh, Joseph. History of Clinton County.... Indianapolis, IN: A. W. Bowen and Co., 1913. pp. 784-786 cited in Clinton County, Indiana, website.
  • Davison, Arthur Henry. History and Genealogy of Davison, Davisson, Dividson Families. Cedar Rapids, IA: The Torch Press, 1935)
  • US Census 1850 Oxford, Butler, OH
  • US Census 1880 Jefferson, Clinton, IN
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  • "Butler, Ohio" or "Butler County, Ohio"?
  • "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 November 2015), William D. Davidson and Clariss Sithian, 02 Feb 1830; citing Butler, Ohio, United States, reference v l p 277; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 355,779.