Carroll County Biographies


Wellman L. Davis is successfully conducting agricultural pursuits on one of the finest farms of Salem Twp. the place of his nativity, he being a fine representative of a well-known pioneer family of Carroll County. He and others of this day and generation are nobly carrying forward the work so well begun by their sires, and by their enterprise and ability are materially advancing the prosperity and best interests of this part of Illinois.

Mr. Wellman was born March 24, 1860, to Phineas T. and Sally D. (Dole) Davis, residents of Mt. Carroll. They had four children, two sons and two daughters, our subject being the second in order of birth. He was reared to manhood on the old homestead in Salem Twp., and in the public schools and in an attendance of six months at Mt. Morris Academy, Mt. Morris, received a sound, practical education. He early selected the pursuit of agriculturae as his life-work, and has always given close attention to his calling, so that notwithstanding that he is not 30 years of age, his success is assured, and he is already classed among the most prosperous and skillful farmers of his neighborhood. He owns 150 acres of valuable land, which, by incessant and well-directed labor, he has put under good cultivation, and has subjected it to many improvements that add to its attractiveness and greatly increases its worth.

Feb. 21, 1888 our subject and Hattie Mossey were united in marriage in Thomson, this county. She is also a native of Carroll County, Hickory Grve Township being the place of her birth, March 13, 1862. She is a daughte rof the late William and Eveline (Thomas) Mossey and she remained an inmate of the parental home until her marriage. She and her husband have a cozy home, rendered attractive to their many friends by the generous hospitality and cordial welcome extended by the genial host and amiable hostess.

Mr. Davis is a well-educated young man of fine character, possessing a full degree of admirable traits. He is endowed with an energetic disposition, shrewdness and business tact. As a good citizen should be, Mr. Davis is earnestly interest in politics, and has identified himself with the Democratic party.

Portrait & Biographical Carroll County 1889 Pg 839

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