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J.B. DAVIS, insurance agent, Corry, was born at Youngsville, Warren Co., Penn., January 21, 1846, and, in addition to his early education at the common schools, received a thorough commercial training at Bryant & Stratton’s Mercantile College. For six years our subject was engaged as drug clerk at Warren, Penn., for F.H. Randall; then one year in Corry in drug business with W.A. Roe (now deceased); after this, engaged in insurance business for sixteen years; one year in grocery business, a member of the firm of Miller & Davis. Mr. Davis was twice married, first to Sarah A., daughter of John Edsall, of Newark, N.J. By this union there was one child— Foster E. Davis. The mother is deceased. Mr. Davis next married Mattie A. Turbett, born in 1852. He and his wife are members of the Emanuel Episcopal Church, in which Mr. Davis has taken a very active interest, and has held the position of Junior Warden for several years; he is also a well-advanced Mason, and has held several important positions. He was also instrumental in helping form the Board of Trade of Corry, and has held the position of Director and Vice President in said board.