20 Sept. 1814–22 Mar. 1872. Merchant, farmer. Born in Hopkinton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. Son of Wells Davis and Mary. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1836. Married first Elvira Hibard, 1 Jan. 1837, in Hancock Co. Baptized into LDS church, Apr. 1840. Instructed in JS revelation to buy stock for building Nauvoo House, 19 Jan. 1841. Member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge. JS involved in lawsuits against Davis, 1842–1843, in Nauvoo. Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), winter 1846. Returned to Illinois. Sued church trustees for debt, 1847, in Nauvoo. Married second Catharine Cormack, 26 July 1848, in Hancock Co. Married third Harriet S. Andrews, 27 Jan. 1850, in Hancock Co. Married fourth Mary Jane Isenberger, 12 Apr. 1866, in Hancock Co. Died in Appanoose Township, Hancock Co.