Source: Book: History of Whiteside County, Illinois
From Its First Settlement To The Present Time; with numerous biographical and family sketches.
Edited by Charles Bent, for ten years editor and proprietor of "The Whiteside Sentinel," of Morrison, Ill.
"Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."
Morrison, Illinois, 1877
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by Charles Bent, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, P.O. Box 778, Salem MA 01970
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society
Chapter XIII Page 236
Dr. Reuben Davis is a native of Ohio, and came to Whiteside county in 1854, settling first in Montmorency, purchasing land on section 22 of that town. He remained in Montmorency until 1857, when he moved to Hahnaman and purchased the large farm upon which heat present resides. The people of the town early discovered his fitness for public position, and at the first election after the town was organized he was elected Collector. He was afterwaards repeatedly elected Supervisor and Assessor of the town. Perhaps no man in Hahnaman has taken a more leading and active part in forwarding the interests of the town than Dr. Davis. He is a thorough agriculturist, justly priding himself upon the success of his crops and the superiority of his stock. Durig the first part of August, 1877, he entered into the mercantile business also, with one of his sons, at the village of Tampico, erecting a fine brick store for the purpose.
Genealogy Trails/Whiteside Co. - Dr. Reuben Davis Bio & photo (off site)