John Davis (1781-1848) - headstone

John Davis headstone

Photo: KBCM

John died on July 2nd, 1848, and was buried on Dabee Station. 
In 1958, a fallen headstone was resurrected on Dabee, on the northern bank of the creek that runs into the nearby Cudgegong River.
It is made of sandstone, and time has weathered the original inscription. A marble plaque attached when the stone was re-erected reads "Sacred to the Memory of John Davis, who departed this life July 2, 1819. Aged 67 years,"
It seems fairly certain that the date should read 1848, and this stone marks the resting place of the Lincolnshire convict whose descendants settled so many of the properties in the area.
Ref: KBCM document.

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