Davidson, Jeremiah and Clara

          Born in 1834, Jeremiah “Jere” Davidson was the son of James and Frances Combs Davidson. He spent most of his youth in Ironton, Ohio.
            Like many young men of that age, he joined the Grand Army of the Republic and fought in the civil war. He was considered a hero and suffered many wounds. One such wound brought him back to Ironton. A bullet went completely through his body. He was so badly wounded, he was left for dead. When he was found still alive, he was sent home to recover.
            He married Clara C. Thomas Crawford. Clara brought a son, Ed. A. Thomas, with her to the marriage. Together Jere and Clara had three sons.
            Jere remained civic minded and became well known locally. He was a member of the Ironton City Council and the Board of Education. He was the Lawrence County treasurer for two terms. He was the commander of the Dick Lambert Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Jere, also, became the postmaster in the fifth street Ironton Post Office.
            Major Jeremiah Davidson died in 1918. He was buried in Woodland Cemetery in Section 9.