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Davis, Lemuel R.

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Davis, Lemuel R.
March 16, 2007 03:27PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904,
pp 778-779 [Christian]

LEMUEL R. DAVIS, sheriff of Christian county, Kentucky, was
born in this county, November 17, 1869, and by his excellent
qualities of citizenship and ability has honored the county as it
has honored him. His father, William Davis, was born in Tennessee,
and came to Christian county about 1865. He is now seventy-four
years of age and a resident of Paducah, Kentucky. He has followed
the various occupations of farmer, carpenter, blacksmith and sawmill
man, and has been an industrious and esteemed man wherever he has
gone. His wife Sarah Lawrence, also a native of Tennessee, and she
is still living. They were the parents of nine children, and seven
are living at the present time.
Lemuel R. Davis, the youngest of the family, was reared in
Christian county and received a common school education. He was in
business in Crofton, Christian county, for about ten years, and in
1900 sold out. In the following year he was elected sheriff of the
county by a nice majority, and then moved to Hopkinsville, where he
now makes his residence. He is an efficient and popular officer of
the law, and has a reputation for courage and firmness and readiness
of resource in every emergency.
Mr. Davis was married in 1890 to Miss Emma L. Ebling, who was
born in Christian county, a daughter of William Ebling, an old
settler of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have four children,
Mamie, Parten, Stark and Pearl. Mr. Davis is a stanch and active
Republican in politics. Fraternally he affiliates with the Masons,
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks; he has been especially prominent with the
Masons, having filled all the chairs of the blue lodge, and he is
now a Knight Templar. The shrievalty in this county also implies
two other offices, that of county and state collector and that of
county treasurer, and he is performing the duties of them all with
marked ability. He is a church member and active and public-spirited in
all matters pertaining to the general welfare and good.

Davis Lawrence Ebling
TN McCracken-KY

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