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James and Elizabeth Davis:  The record found that seems to fit shows James born March 22, 1853, to Johnathan and Susannah Calder Davies in Herefordshire, England.  He married Elizabeth Williams in the same place on November 4, 1875.  In 1878 he homesteaded 80 acres on the west side of Highland north of John Hart.  His frame/adobe home was built in February, 1878, and he continued to live there when his patent was finalized January 7, 1885.  He died November 19, 1887.

Lewis and Sarah Davis:  Another mystery man who may have lived in Alpine in 1880, identified as a farmer-perhaps a relative of James Davis.  He was born in England, his wife was Sarah and there were two children: Hyrum and Maggie.  He homesteaded 160 acres in the northwest part of Highland, adjacent to Stephen Moyle and Adamson (#25 on the 1958 Highland map - interactivelarger).
He built a frame home in the fall of 1877 and continued to live there in January, 1885, when his patent was approved the same day as James Davis.  He was 61 years of age in 1883.

Nathan Davis:  In the 1860 census there was a Nathan Davis living in Salt Lake City-a 45 year old Machinist.  A man by that name was living in Highland in 1895.

William B Davis:  There were a large number of men by that name living in Utah County in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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