Born in Union County, Indiana, 7 Nov. 1824. Son of a farmers Elisha and Elizabeth (Shafer) Davis, both of Ohio. Married Louisa Jinks of franklin County, Ind. He came to Coles County, Ill. in 1871 and started keeping a meat market in Charleston. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Knights of Honor and a member of the Farmers Club of Charleston Township. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Giles Davis.
Information provided by the seller, Dan Casavant and obtained from the account book.