Dentist, was born in Ontario county, New York, June 8, 1835 ; his parents were Uri and Catharine David, and they moved to Michigan when he was three years old and settled in Jackson county. The doctor remained in Michigan till the spring of 1858, when he came to Mercer county. In 1853 he began the study of dentistry with Dr. M. S. Dean, of Marshall, Michigan, now of Chicago. Dr. David entered the union army during the war of the rebellion. He enlisted August 12, 1861, in the 30th Tll.Inf., and served three years and three months. His army experience embraced the engagements of Belmont, Fort Donelson, siege of Corinth, Port Gibson,Raymond, Jackson . (Mississippi), Champion Hill, Vicksburg, and siege of Atlanta. He was mustered out at Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 17, 1864, with the rank of captain, in command of company A, 30th Ill. Inf. He then came back to Mercer county and settled in New Windsor, where he owned a farm, working at dentistry part of the time.

Here he remained till November, 1873, when he came to Aledo .and commenced his practice, and where he now remains, the senior partner of the firm of David Coulson. Dr. David was a member of the Aledo town board of trustees for four terms. from 1876 to 1880, during the last two years serving as president of the body. He has been a member. of the county agricultural board for nine years, and is a member of the state board of agriculture. Dr. D. was married September 1, 1862, to Miss Lizzie Woodham, of New Windsor, and has five children. He is a member of the Baptist church, and by political faith is a republican


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