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William S. Davis


William S. Davis

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

William S. Davis (1843-45, 47-49, 51-53), son of William and Rachel (Robinson) Davis, was born in Chester township, in 1803. He was a very successful farmer and a man of influence in the county. In 1855, he sold the farm he inherited from his father for $200 an acre, a record price at that time, and removed to Christiana, Lancaster county, where he purchased a plantation. He died there in 1887, aged 84 years.

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