William Tecumseh Davies
Born in Glanmorganshire, Wales, December 20, 1831, Senator Davies' family settled at Warren Township, Bradford County in 1833; attended local schools and graduated valedictorian from Oswego Academy, 1853; taught school; served as a principal at Towanda; read law and joined the bar in 1861. He enlisted as a private, Co. B, 141st Regt., PVI, Aug. 22, 1862; promoted to 1st Lt. at organization, and Captain, Sept. 1, 1862. He deployed for training and defense of Washington; saw action at Fredericksburg, the Mud March, and contracted typhoid fever and was discharged May 23, 1863. He returned to Bradford and his law practice; became District Attorney in 1864; delegate to the 1876 Cincinnati Republican Convention; elected to the state Senate, 1877-1884; was candidate for state Treasurer, 1881; unsuccessful candidate for Lt. Gov., 1882; but successful bid for Lt. Gov. with Governor James Beaver, 1886-1891. He married Mary Watkins of Towanda, October 1861. William Davies died in Bradford County, September 21, 1912.