John N. Davis, Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmith

The 1953 edition of "American Gun Makers" identifies J. N. Davis as a gunsmith from New Paris, Pennsylvania during the percussion era.

The following excerpt from 110th Regiment, Company C portion of the 1884 book "History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Counties" indicate that J. N. Davis was a veteran of Company C of the 110th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers.

1861: The following excerpt is the introductory paragraph about Company C of the 110th Regiment from the 1884 book.

1861-1864: The following is an excerpt from the roster of Company C of the 110th Pennsylvania Infantry that is published in the book "History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5". It shows that John N. Davis mustered into service on October 24, 1861 and was discharged on October 24, 1864 upon completion of his three year term or service. Click here for the history of the regiment from the same book.

1863: John N. Davis appears as a member of Company C on the 110th Pennsylvania Infantry plaque on the Pennsylvania Memorial at Gettysburg. The battle was fought on July 1 to 3, 1863.

1864-1865: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" indicates that J. N. Davis served in Company C of the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteers, re-enlisted January 2, 1864, and was discharged from the Army on June 28, 1865. This is in conflict with the roster published in the book "History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5" (see above).

1886: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" indicates that the 1886 edition of "Farquar's Bedford County Directory" identifies J. N. Davis as a gunsmith.

1888: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntington, & Somerset Counties" indicates that an 1888 militia listing identifies J. N. Davis as a gunsmith.

The 2017 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford County, Pennsylvania" indicates that J.N. Davis was a gunsmith at the village of Schellsburg.

John N. Davis is buried at the Everett Cemetery (40.0107994, -78.3593979). His badly eroded tombstone indicates that he served with Company C. 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The tombstone indicates he died on June 24, 188_ (the last number is not legible).

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