Fundraiser “Fun Fact Friday” – Ann Simpson Davis!

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Davis Family,

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Enjoy a few fun facts about Davis Middle School’s Namesake:

“THE” Ann Simpson Davis!

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    • Born in Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1764
    • A cousin of General Grant’s mother
    • An accomplished horsewoman
    • Hand picked by General Washington, at 16 years old, to carry messages from him to his generals while in eastern Pennsylvania 
    • Received a letter of commendation from the General thanking her for her services
    •  Ann Simpson and her husband John Davis were childhood friends and married on June 26, 1783 at Ann’s parents’ home 
    • In 1816, John and Ann moved to Ohio to claim land received for revolutionary services. After staying with a friend for 18 months, they settled in Perry Township, Franklin County.
    • Ann and John’s brick home, located on the eastbank of the Scioto river, one mile south of Dublin, stood until 1977 when it was demolished to make way for a new development.
    • Today, Ann and John lay side-by-side underneath a double marker in the Davis Historical Cemetery on Riverside Drive.
       
      -Thank you, Dublin City Schools, for providing these facts!
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