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Davidson Family History

Davidsons go back about 6 generations from me, and appear to begin at Berwick-upon-Tweed (aka Berwich), the Northern-most town in England in the County of Northumberland.

At some point in the early 19th century, the Davidsons emigrated to the United States, settling first in Ohio. From there, they eventually left Aurelis Township and wound up in Missouri and Kansas.

Robert Davidson (1853 – 1925) would then move to Colorado as the Gold Rush and mining became a big industry. It seems that mining wasn’t to their liking, because the Davidsons then ended up in the ranching industry.

It was in a small ranching community outside of Trinidad called Boncarbo that Robert Charles Davidson would be born, and he was baptized at Trinidad’s Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, one of the town’s most distinctive buildings.

After Eddie Davidson’s wife, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hagen died of the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918, Eddie became somewhat of a vagabond and a hobo. He would, however, eventually settle in Grass Valley California, where he would meet eventual daughter in-law, Lorraine Lewis (Davidson).

From there, his son Robert Charles Davidson spent his life and career as a logger before retiring to Mentone, California. Their son died as an infant, leaving two daughters, Jean (my grandmother) and Carol (my grand-aunt).

Chronological Paternal Line

(1) Me

(2) Debora Carol House (Covington)

(3) Jean Lorraine Davidson (House)

(4) Robert Charles Davidson (1915 – 1985)

(5) Eddie Erwin Davidson (1889 – 1969)

(6) Robert Davidson (1853 – 1925)

(7) William Davidson (1797 – 1859)

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