New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Ezekiel Davison

Ezekiel Davison, the oldest resident of Millstone township, died on Saturday June 24th, aged 92 years. For many years Mr. Davison was the proprietor of the hotel at Perrineville and he carried on farming in connection with his hotel business. He was twice married and leaves two daughters, Miss Addie Mount and Mrs. Francis R. Perrine. He was a brother of George Davison, who for many years was assessor of Millstone township, and he was also a brother of John W. Davison, who for 55 years was a justice of the peace.

Mr. Davison descended from a family remarkable for vital power and longevity, and his keen perceptions gave him a clear view and insight of the remarkable men and events of the past century. His patriotism was unbounded. He loved to descant upon the events of the American revolution and especially upon the battle of Monmouth. Mr. Davison made a field map of the localities, showing a plan of the battle from a personal reconnoissance (sic) of the ground as historically designated. He was born in Middlesex county at Matchaponix on the historical Joseph Story farm, where Washington and Lafayette encamped on the eve of Monmouth battle. Both of those generals were entertained at the table of Mr. Davisonís grandfather the day before the battle.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, July 5, 1899