Parmenio Davis (1816-1883) was mayor of Ypsilanti from 1861 to 1864 and again from 1868 to 1870. H also served as supervisor of Ypsilanti Township from 1852-1853 and as master of Phoenix Lodge No. 13 in 1851.
Issues during his second term included the voters of Ypsilanti in 1870 backing $50,000 in bonds for the construction of a portion of the Detroit, Hillsdale and Indiana Railroad from its intersection with the Michigan Central Railroad to Pittsfield Township, a distance of six miles.
# Davis, Parmenio — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1852-53; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1861-64, 1868-70. Burial location unknown.
- Journal of the Michigan House of Representatives, Extra Session, August 1870, p. 68-70
- History of Washtenaw County, Michigan : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships...and biographies of representative citizens., Charles Chapman & Co., 1881. Parmenio Davis search in this text.
- Ypsilanti, a History in Pictures