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Research for Anna Doll and Cushman Kellogg Davis



Described herself as a great-grandchild of Margaret Malcom, a distinguished Scottish woman, and a great grand-niece of Admiral Poultney Malcom.
Entered the house of Governor Cushman K. Davis as a seamstress. A year after Anna's arrival in the house, the governor's wife left him (moved to Kansas) and then divorced him. A year after that (1880), Anna became the second Mrs. Davis. (Carlinville, Ill, Daily Enquirer)



"Minnesota State Census, 1865 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPSW-4QJ : 2 April 2020), Edward Agnew in household of Jane Miller, St Paul, 04, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States; citing volume 8, line 52, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,715.

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When Anna married Cushman Davis, Mrs. William R. Merriam was the wife of a politician who later became governor of Minnesota (succeeding Cushman). Mrs. Merriam was a friend of the first Mrs. Davis. They did not invite the Davises to the inaugural ball. Carlinville, Ill Daily Enquirer

Cushman Davis

Descendant of Thomas Cushman and his wife Mary Allerton (Progressive Men of Mn.)
His mother was a descendant of Robert Cushman, the Puritan.
Different cause of death than other sources:
Died on 27 Nov 1900 from blood poisoning. While campaigning in he suffered a slight abrasion of the foot. The dye from his silk hose infected the wound and septicemia resulted. (Carlinville, Ill, Daily Enquirer)
Left Anna "a large fortune" when he died. (The Syracuse Herald).
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1857)
Admitted to the bar in 1859
Commissioned first lieutenant in the 28th Wisconsin Infantry in 1862
-served as first lieutenant in the Twenty-eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
--judge-advocate and adjutant-general on the staff of Gen. Willis Gorman
- assistant adjutant general 1862-1864
In 1864 he returned to Wisconsin, married, and relocated to St. Paul, Minn., to join his former commanding officer in law practice.
US Senator, Minnesota (4-Mar-1887 to 27-Nov-1900, his death)
Governor of Minnesota (1874-76)
US District Attorney of Minnesota (1868-73)
State House of Representatives Minnesota (1867)
Went to Paris as a peace commissioner following the Spanish American War
Connection between Cushman Kellogg Davis and Frank Billings Kellogg:
Joseph Kellogg (17) had sons Stephen and Nathaniel:
- Stephen (31) - Stephen (117) -William (397) - Elijah (1214) - William (397) -Asa (8115) - Frank
- Nathaniel (32) - Nathaniel (128) - Joel (458) - Levi (1431) - Sarah (3862) - Peter Cushman > Clarissa (Cushman) Davis - Cushman Kellogg Davis

Frank Billings Kellogg

Cousin Frank Billings Kellogg (December 22, 1856-December 21, 1937)-Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. XXXII (Supplement Two).Obituary, the New York Times (December 22, 1937) 1, 26.
Kellogg, Frank Billings — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., December 22, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Cushman K. Davis; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1904, 1908; member of Republican National Committee from Minnesota, 1904-12; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1917-23; defeated, 1922; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1923-25; U.S. Secretary of State, 1925-29; received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929. Member, American Bar Association. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., December 21, 1937 (age 80 years, 364 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
Relatives: Son of Asa Farnsworth Kellogg (1823-1893) and Abigail (Billings) Kellogg (1826-1909); married, June 16, 1886, to Clara M. Cook (1861-1942) (Political Graveyard)

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