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DAVEISS, Mrs. Maria (THOMPSON), author, born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, 31 October 1814. Her early education was received in the schools of Harrodsburg. In 1839 she married William Daveiss. Her poem in compliment to a bride was extensively copied, and was followed by "The Nun " and "A Harvest Hymn." " Roger Sherman, A Tale of '76," and "Woman's Love," are her best-known stories. She received from the Kentucky state agricultural society a premium for an essay on the " Cultivation and Uses of the Chinese Sugar-Cane," which she introduced into the state. She has been an extensive contributor to agricultural papers, and has published a "History of Mercer and Boyle Counties, Ky." (1886).V0L. II.--6
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