Adams County, Ohio Obituaries
On Gift Ridge, in Monroe Twp., on Friday the 18th inst. of an affection of the spine, Mr. Davis Lovejoy, aged 24 years. The deceased has endured pain, some times the most excrutiating, for the last 18 years, occasioned by a fall which he received from a horse when quite young. From the effects of this fall he never recovered, but endured pain therefrom until the hour of his death. This he bore with the most exemplary patience and resignation, never murmering nor complaining. With a soul beyond the power of his body, he strove by the labor of his own hands, to earn a support for himself. The deceased enjoyed largely the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens, and at the time of his decease he was clerk of Monroe tp. By all with whom he was acquainted, he enjoyed the reputation of an honest, high minded, most excellent young man, and his death is universally regretted.
SOURCE: Adams County Democrat - West Union, Adams Co OH - July 23, 1851