“Franklin Davis was born in Bangor, January, 1816. After graduating he was employed as a teacher three years in Mississippi. He then pursued a theological course in the seminary in Bangor, graduating in 1845. Under a commission from the Home Missionary Society he went to Missouri, whence after two years, in consequence of the influence of the climate, he returned to Maine. He was ordained pastor of the Second Congregational Church and Society in Warren in 1847. He has since his ministerial labors in that town been acting pastor successively in Orrington, Alton, N. H., Norfolk and Berkeley, Mass., and Newingtou and Tamworth, N. H., at which place he now resides.
In 1845 he married Miss Susan A. Merrill, who died in 1848, leaving an infant son. He married again in 1849 Miss Eliza J. Sewall, daughter of Deacon Oliver Sewall and granddaughter of “Father Jotham Sewall,” who died in 1861. He has since married Miss Amanda M. Ware of Norfolk, Mass. They have had one son. The son by the first marriage died in Colorado in 1876. Mr. Davis has been interested in popular education wherever he has been settled, having served on the school committees.”
Source: History of Bowdoin College: With Biographical Sketches of its Graduates, by Nehemiah Cleaveland, James Ripley Osgood & Company, Boston, 1882, pages 530-1