History of Oneida County by Samuel W. Durant
Alexander Davidson was born in the county of Tyrone, Ireland in 1770. He married Mary Golly about 1806, and had one daughter, by the name of Eliza Jane, who was born in Ireland, June 7, 1807. Mr. Davidson followed farming, and in the spring of 1810 emigrated to America and settled in Lee township, on the place now in the possession of the family. One son, Andrew, was born in Lee, in September, 1811. Another son, Alexander, was born in Lee, in June, 1815. One daughter, Lucy Ann, was born in September, 1819. Mr. Alexander Davidson owned some one hundred and twenty-five acres of land on which his family continued to live and improve. He died Ocotober 4, 1830, his wife died June 20, 1861. Andrew and Alexander Jr., always continued to live together, in company with their sister, Lucy Ann; the mother continued to live with them till her death.
Andrew and Alexander have made all the improvements on their fine farms, which lie side by side. These are, everything considered, the best farm improvements in the town or county. Two beautiful rows of maple shade trees face the entire front of their farms. No better farm buildings are to be found in the town. The fences are good, and the general appearance bespeaks at once that they justly rank among the most enterprising farmers in the county. But fine as these farms are, yet Andrew, who was a most excellent farmer, was called to part with his on the 1st. of June, 1878. In politics, he and his brother Alexander have always been Democrats. Andrew was supervisor of Lee during the years 1862, 1863, and 1864; he has been assessor; held some minor offices also. He was a man much esteemed and respected, and his loss is deeply felt not only by the members of his
family, but by the public generally. His sister, Lucy Ann, died June 30, 1878, and both she and her brother Andrew lie side by side in the Valley Cemetery, where their parents also are buried. The only member of this family who has been married is the sister, Eliza Jane. She married John Bamber, by whom three children were born, namely, Alexander, Mary Jane, and Lucy Ann. This biography is inserted by Alexander in memory of them.