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Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. 

A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy of the 

Vol. 1. MERIDEN, NOV. 1867. No. 1. 

" Reioembeiynge ye daies of olde.". ■ . v / % - " 

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To the Davis Family, their De- I reads this, give me, as far as possible, 
scendants, and others. — This Jour- 1 full, minute and accurate answers to 
nal is published for the purpose of ! the following : 

collecting full Genealogical details in j 1. What are the places and dates 
relation to all persons bearing the (day, month and year) of birth, mar- 
name of Davis, who are living or have j riage or death, of yourself, wife and 
lived in this country, also such infor- \ children, grand children and great 
mation in regard to our ancestors in 1 grand children, and those whom they 
Great Britain as will prove of interest, j married, both living and deceased., 
To this end it is hoped that every per- j with the name of each, in full ? 
son who can, will give attention to i 2. The same of your grand parents, 
the subject. Examine all the old rec- ! parents, brothers and sisters ; their 
ords, letters and papers in possession j wives and husbands ; their children, 
of your family, — much information ! grand and great grand children? 
may be obtained from an examination j 3. The same of your uncles, aunts, 
of town, church and probate records, j great uncles and great aunts, and 
deeds, also the inscriptions on tomb \ those whom they married, and each 
stones, etc. The •beauty of a gene- j of their descendants, to the present 
alogy is its completeness, and the Da- J time ? 

vis family is such an extensive one, j 4. Of what parents and town, were 
unless every member of the family j the persons who have intermarried 
will take an interest in the subject j with the members of your family or 
the genealogy of the family cannot be j kindred ? 

made complete. It is intended to j 5. What was or is the calling or 
publish this Journal promptly on the \ occupation, the present and former 
first day of every month, and it will j residences (town, county and state), 
contain much useful and interesting j with dates of removal, of each per- 
infprmation in regard to the family, son ? 

Will every member of the family who I 6. What offices have any filled, and 


what military services or exploits in 
any wars, including the recent rebel- 
lion, with their rank, regiment, &c. ? 

7. What tradition have you receiv- 
ed in relation to the first Davises who 
came to this country, their names, and 
where they settled ? 

Please give all items of interest in 
relation to any person named in your 
reply ; also the name and address of 
any Davis you may know or have 
known, but who does not belong to 
your branch. 

Please ask, as far as you can, all 
persons bearing the name of Davis, 
or in any way possessed of records 
relating to that family, to send such 
records to me at their earliest con- 

our happiness in the every-day acts 
and duties of life. 

Considered in this light, Genealogv 
becomes a science of the utmost util- 
ity. Though it has as yet received 
little attention, and^been but imper- 
fectly understood or appreciated, it 
should nevertheless be a popular sci- 
ence, and should take its place among 
the most important objects deserving 
attention and investigation. 

Gexealogy. — Genealogical inves- 
tigation should have two ^reat sub- 
jects in view. First, to ascertain and 
record the most important facts in the 
history of generations, families and | 
individual persons ; and, secondly, to i 
abstract, analyze and classify these j 
facts so that they may illustrate the ! 
Natural History of the race to which 
they refer. 

The former may be denominated 
Historical Genealogy, and the latter 
Philosophical Genealogy. Hitherto, 
investigations have been confined al- 
most exclusively to the first depart- 
ment of these inquiries ; and the in- 
cidents of personal history have pos- 
sessed sufficient interest to secure 
attention. Philosophical Genealogy 
is, however, of much more import- 
ance. The great truths it developes 
might be applied to facilitate our 
personal improvement and to increase 

Capt. Dolar Davis, the progenitor 
of the family in this country, came 
from Kent, England, in 1634, and 
married Margery, sister of Major Si- 
mon Willard ; she came over in the 
same fleet with Dolar, arriving in 
Boston, May, 1634. 

She was born at Horsmonden, Kent 
Co. in 1602, and baptized November 
2 of the same year. Dolar had a 
house-lot on Water St., Cambridge, 
and also owned an out-lot on the 
west side of Charles river, which he 
sold in August, 1635, and removed 
thence to Scituate. He had lands 
granted to him in Concord in 1650, 
and in 1640 the Plymouth Court of 
Assistants granted him fifty acres of 
upland at Namassacusett River, with 
a portion of meadow. 

He was one of the grand inquest of 
Plymouth Colony in 1645, and, the 
next year, was admitted freeman. 

In 1652, he was one of the survey- 
ors of highways in Barnstable, and 
constable in 1654. Mr. Davis was 
one of the petitioners for Groton, and 
also one of the eight persons appoin- 
ted in 1655 to be the selectmen "for 
two years from the time it is laid out.'" 



He with " his - sonns," is on the list 
of "males that are able to beare armes 
sixteen yeares old to sixty yeares," in 
Barnstable in 1643. 

This fact determines his marriage 
to have taken place in England at 
least as early as 1625-6. He died in 
1673 at an advanced age. His daugh- 
ter Ruth, (born at Duxburyin 1640), 
married Stephen Hall of Concord, 
afterwards of Stow and Medford and 
perhaps of Plainfield, Conn. They 
had seven children, two were sons ; 
Samuel, born December 8, 1665, and 
Stephen, who died November 8, 1749. 

Dr. Palfrey says the graveyard at 
Benefield in Northampton Co., Eng- 
land, contains names of the ancestors 
of Dolar. 

[Richard Willard of Horsmonden, 
had ten children ; three children came 
to New England ; Simon, Margery, 
and George. Richard's father was I 
Thomas, who died July 24th, 1601]. 

stand of full force and validity as any 
will or testament whatsoever at my 
decease is confirmed and signified by 
my subscribing hereto ye 29th of 
April, 1690. 

John Davis. 

Witnessed by us, 
John Miner 
Josej|h Miner. 

T. R. Book 1, p. 4S. 

Owen Davies, Esq., of Eaton House, 
Kent, England, is 17th in direct de- 
scent from Edward III. King of Eng- 
land, and 32nd in descent from Alfred 
the Great and Rhodri Mawr, King of 
Wales, A. D. 843. 

Will from the Toicn Records of 
Woodbury, Conn. — "Whereas I, 
John Davis, am proposed to go in ye 
service of ye Country against ye Com- 
mon enemy, I do in short and in great 
brevity, and earnestly make over and 
confirm all my interest in my whole 
accomodations in Woodbury to my 
sons, John and Samuel, equally to be 
divided between them, when they 
attain their respective ages, with this j 
only proviso, that they do each of' 
them pay to their sister, my daugh- 
ter Mary Davis ye third part of their 
then valued accomodations, which 
shall be valued at ye time aforesaid ; 
and that this my Act and deed is to 

Meredith Davis, a native of Wales, 
whose birth occurred about 1690, and 
who was a descendant of the old Roy- 
al Welch line of Meredith ap David, 
arrived in Maryland about 1720, and 
married the grand-daughter of the 
early deputy Governor, William Bur- 

Are any of his descendants living ? 

In 1765 nearly one-half the popula- 
tion of Massachusetts was under 15 
years of age, but -it is believed that 
at the present time not more than 
one-fifth of the purely American pop- 
ulation is under that age. The num- 
ber of chitdren in an equal number 
of families of American and foreign 
birth will be nearly three times as 
great in the latter as in the former. 
The records of many towns will in- 
clude six or eight generations. 

Examination shows that the fami- 



lies of the first generation had an| 
average of eight to ten children ; of 
the next three, between seven and | 
eight ; the fifth, about five, and the 
sixth, less than three to each family, j 
Formerly larger families were com- 1 
mon, now they are rare. In some of I 
the old towns the records of a hun- 
dred years do not show a single mar- j 
ried couple without children. The| 
New York census of 1865 shows that j 
of 993,236 married women, 137,745 j 
had no children, and 303,8§8 had only 
one or two. 

In the small town of Billerica there j 
are the records of ninety families of! 
ten or more children. Five of these I 
had fourteen, and one twenty-one. 
The total in the ninety families is 

The birth-rate shows the same fact 
that American families do not in- 
crease at all, and inspection of the , 
registration in other States shows 
that the same remark applied to all. 
It is remarked that the decrease of i 
children is found to prevail in coun- j 
try almost as much as in city, and | 
that only about three-fifths of all that 
are born, including city and country, 
ever reached adult life. What then 
is to be the state of society in New 
England fifty or a hundred years 
hence ? 

What is to become of the Yankee 
stock ? Can the difference among the 
births of foreign and native parentage 
be attributed to a degeneracy in the i 
physical condition and organization 
of females, or a settled determination 
with large numbers of the married j 
to have no more children, or a very 
limited number ? 

DA VIES. Owing to the common- 
ness of the Welsh patronymical use 
of Davies, this name stands 5 in point 
of numbers in England and Wales, 
yielding priority only to Smith, Jones, 
Williams and Taylor, in the xvi An- 
nual Report of the Registrar General. 
The number of Davieses registered 
is 14,983, and Davises 6,206. The 
number of Davises in England in 
1853 was 43,700 ; of the entire pop- 
ulation, one in 421. In 1836, the 
number of births among the Davises 
in England was 1,049; marriages, 
1,038 ; deaths, 574. Of the Davieses 
there were 2,252 births, 1,900 deaths, 
and 1,437 marriages. The number of 
Davises in the London Directory for 
1856 was 322. 

DAVID. Though of ancient stand- 
ing in Wales, this Christian name 
scarcely appears in England before 
the conquest. Modified in various 
forms it has since produced many 
family names, some of which are 
among the commonest in use, as Da- 
vids, Davidson, Davidge, Davey, Da- 
vy, Davie, Davies, Davis, Daves, 
Davison, etc. 

From Copp's Hill Burial Ground, 

In Memory of 
Isaac Howard Davis 
only child'of John & Elizabeth Davis, 
died May 8th 

M 20 months & 8 days 
Sleep, sleep, sweet babe, death done 

no harm, 
Christ Jesus calls thee to his ann3. 


— a — 

STOTICE.-There will be a meeting 
at the Hotel in West Stafford, Conn., 
on Wednesday, April, 17th, 1867, at 
10 o'clock a. m., to attend to some 
special business. The descendants of 
John Davis who came to America^ in 
the year 1635, are requested to at- 
tend. Per order of 

Alden Davis, 
Hiram Peas, 
Gardner S. Davis, 
The above notice was taken from 
the Springfield Republican of March 
27th, 1867. Will some one give us a 
report of the proceedings ? 

Lprd Bacon says, " It is a reverend 
thing to see an ancient castle or build- 
ing not in decay, or to see a fair tim- 
ber tree sound and perfect ; how much 
more to behold an ancient noble Fam- 
ily which hath stood against the 
waves and weathers of time ?" 

Rev. Timothy Davis was born at 
Wrentham, Mass., May 9th, 1778. 

He was the son of Aaron, who was 
the son of Josiah, who was the son of 
Simon, who was the first son of Dolar, 
who came to this country in 1634. 

He graduated at Harvard College 
in 1804. Mr. Davis was heard as a 
candidate at Wellfleet to whom the 
church and society gave an unani- 
mous call to settle with them as a 
minister of the gospel, and voted to 
give him five hundred dollars as a 
settlement and six hundred dollars as 
his salary. To this call Mr. Davis 
gave the following answer : " I now 

inform the church and town of Well- 
fleet that I received from your com- 
mittee, an invitation to settle with 
you in the ministry of the gospel, 
together with your proposals making 
provision for my settlement and sup- 
port. Conscious of the arduous and 
important duties that are incumbent 
on a minister of the gospel of Christ, 
and, I trust, depending on divine 
assistance and direction, I give my 
answer to your invitation in the af- 
firmative, humbly praying that God 
would make me an instrument of 
promoting your edification in Chris- 
tian faith and obedience. I ask your 
prayers that he would be pleased to 
overule my settlement with you [if 
no unexpected event intervene to 
prevent it] for his glory and our 
mutual good. 

Timothy Davis." 
Wellfleet, Oct. 24th, 1808. 
At his ordination, Rev. Mr. Simp- 
kins made the introductory prayer ; 
Rev. Mr. Fiske delivered the sermon ; 
Rev. Mr. Damon made the consecra- 
ting Prayer ; Rev. Mr. Burt gave the 
charge ; Rev. Mr. Shaw the fellowship 
I of the churches, and Rev. Mr. Water- 
man made the concluding prayer. 

In 1817 the Rev. Mr. Davis addres- 
sed the following letter to his parish : 
To the Selectmen of Wellfleet : 
Gentlemen: Please to inform my 
parishioners, that, desirous to pro- 
mote both their temporal and eternal 
welfare, I am willing, for the present 
to make an abatement in my salary 
fifty dollars a year. I wish to be dis- 
tinctly understood, that I do not re- 
linquish my right to any part of my 
salary. It is my intention, however, 



to make the abatement, above men- 
tioned, as long -as I live, or as long 
as I am their minister, provided that 
I and my family can live comfortably 
without it. But if at any future 
time, my necessities require it, I shall 
consider myself entitled to my whole 
salary. Timothy Davis. 

Wellfleet, Jan. 1st, 1818. 

On the 18th of March, 1830, Mr. 
Davis informed the church of his de- 
sire and intention of leaving them, 
offering a variety of considerations 
which had convinced him that it was 
his duty to seek a dissolution of the 
connection, and requested that a mu- 
tual council might be called for this 
purpose, to which assent was given. 
The council met at his house April 
1st, and, after due consideration, dis- 
solved the pastoral connection be- 
tween them, and gave him the usual 
recommendation as a good and faith- 
ful minister of the gospel. Mr. Davis 
labored in Wellfleet twenty-two years 
during which one hundred and sixty 
were added to the church. lie ad- 
ministered baptism to three hundred 
and forty six persons, and solemnized 
two hundred and fifty marriages. 

Mr. Davis married 1st, Catherine, 
daughter of John Walton, deacon of 
Dr. Holmes' church; she died in 1818. 

He married 2nd, Lucy, daughter of 
Dr. Jabez Tutler, of Kingston. 
By his first wife he had, 

1. Catherine. 

2. Mary. 

3. Martha. 

4. Hannah Pond. 

5. John Walton, who graduated 
at Brunswick College in 1859, and is 
.now practising law in Wellfleet. 

Rev. Timothy Davis died in 1862. 

Henry Davis, D.D. — The ances- 
tors of Henry Davis came to this 
country from Kidderminster, Eng- 
land, and were parishoners of Richard 
Baxter, and members of his church. 
They resided a while in Lynn, Mass. 
then in New Haven, Conn., and finally 
took up their permanent residence in 
East Hampton, Long Island. There 
were two brothers, one of them, who 
was a lawyer, was never married ; the 
other, who was the grandfather of 
Henry Davis, had two children, a son 
and a daughter. 

The son John was twice married^ 
first to Catherine Talmadge, and 
afterwards to Mary Conklin. By the 
first marriage he had six children, 
and by the second five, all of whom 
lived to be more than seventy-three 
years of age. x 

Henry was a son by the second 
marriage and was born at East Hamp- 
ton, Sept. 15th, 1771, graduated at 
Yale College 1 796, chosen Pesident of 
Middlebury College Dec. 1809, mar- 
ried Hannah P. Treadwell, had two 
sons and two daughters, and died 
March 8th, 1852. The descendants of 
Dr. Davis live at Syracuse, X. Y. 

Will of Wm. Davis : — William 
Davis, seaman — give Isaac Colemore 
of Boston all to me belonging, only 
to Henry Tite my pistoll ; what debts 
I doe owe to be payd out of mv 
Estate ; 14 Sep. 1655. 

William Davis. 

Witness, Nath. Williams. 

Mark X John Sanders. 

10.9: 1655. Nath. Williams and 
Jno. Sanders deposed before court, 
that this schedule was the true mind 
of William Davis. 



10: 9: 55. Power of Administra- 
tion graunted to Isaac Cullemore." 

Barnabas Davis came from England 

Robert Davis, born 1608, came 
* from England in 1638 ; married Ann 

, and had the following children, 

all born in Barnstable : 

1. Deborah, born 1645. 

2. Mary, born 1648. 

3. Andrew, bom 1650. 

4. John, born 1652. 

5. * Josiah, born 1656. 

6. Hannah, born 1658. 

7. Sarah, born 1660. 

8. Mary. 

Josiah, 5 married Ann, daughter of 
Richard Taylor, June 25th, 1679, had 
*John, born 1681. His house still 
stands in Barnstabi^. 

2. Hannah, born 1683. 

3. Josiah, born 1687. 

4. Seth, born 1692. ' 

5. Ruth, born 1694. 

6. Sarah, born 1696. 

7. Jonathan, born 1698. 

8. Steven, born 1700. 

9. Ann, born 1702. 

Captain John, eldest son of Joseph 
and Ann, married Mehitable Dim- 
mock, August 13th, 1705 ; had 

1. Thomas, born 1706. 

2". John, born 1708. 

3. *Soloman, born 17 — . 

4. William, born 1713. 

5. Soloman, born 1715. 

6. Mehitable, born 1717. 

7. Isaac, born . 

8. Jesse, born 1724. 

9. Isaac, born 1727. 
10. William, born '29. 

Solomon, 3 marriec 1 Elizabeth Men- 

dell January 29th,' 1750; she died 
February 20th, '77, M. 47, at Ply- 

He afterwards married Catherine 
Mendell, sister to his first wife, Nov. 
18th, '77 ; had the following children: 

1. John, born '53. 

2. Solomon, born '5 4 died at sea '89. 

3. Edward, born '55. 

4. Thomas, born '57 died '75. 

5. Elizabeth, born '58 died 1833. 

6. Mehitable, born '60 died Oct.'61. 

7. Henry, born '61 died '62. 

8. Josiah born '63 died '76. 
*9. Isaac, born '$5 died 1 800. 

10. William, b. '68 died Sept. 1804. 
Isaac, 9 married Elizabeth Fellows, 

*1. Gustavus, born '97 died 1836. 

2. Eliza, born '98. 

3. James Pierpont, born '99. 
Gustavus Fellowes Davis, D.D., 

was pastor of the first Baptist Church 
in Hartford, Conn., and one of the 
most eminent Baptist preachers in the 
state. Mr. Davis commenced preach- 
ing at the early age of seventeen 
years, and was ordained and settled 
as pastor of a church in Preston, 
Conn., when nineteen years of age. 
He received the honorary degree of 
M. A. from Waterville College and 
subsequently from Yale College, and 
D. D. from Wesleyan University. 

He was trustee of Brown Univer- 
sity and Trinity College, and was 
elected chaplain to both houses of the 
Conn. Legislature. " Dr. Davis was 
a man of earnest and consistent piety, 
a faithful pastor, an eloquent preach- 
er, and a public spirited citizen." Dr. 
Davis married Abigail Fleming, Jan. 
15th, 1817, had 



1. Gustavus Fellowes, born '18. 

2. William B. Iporn '19. 

3. Sarah F. " '22. 

4. Isaac, " '28. 

5. Sarah F. " '35. 

6. Eliza A. " '21. 

G. F. Davis resides in Hartford, Conn. 

" Styll am I besy bok assemblynge, 
For to haue plenty is a fjleasaunt thynge, 
In my conceit, and t' haue them aye in 
hand." — Fuller. , 


(One of the kind of men you read about,) 
No. 25 W. Houston St. 
Residence No. 7 East 11th Street, 

Devotes his time and attention to 
collecting rare and curious books for j 
public and private libraries, ar I is I 
prepared to ransack libraries, second 
hand book stores, street stands, book | 
auction rooms, etc., for the purpose of j 
hunting up a rare book, or to complete 

Orders forwarded to Europe every 
week. English and American Gene- 
alogies, Local Histories and privately 
printed books furnished at the lowest 
prices. The following Genealogies 
can be ordered through him : 

Bissell Genealogy. 


Chapman " 

Cushman " 

Hoyt Genealogy. 

Brigham Genealogy. 

Redfield Genealogy. 

Shattuck Genealogy. 

Stiles, "Wetinpre, Yale, etc. 
Particular attention given to printing 
Genealogies and Local Histories. 

Subscriptions received for the " His- 
torical Magazine," "New England 

Historical and Genealogical Regis- 
ter," and the " Davis Family Record." 

Let all ye Scholares walke this way. 

" Seems, my lord, 1 nay, it is." 

Intends to bring the science and 
skill of past generations to bear upon 
the Art to which he is devoting the 
best years of his life. Particular at- 
tention given to Photographing gene- 
alogical records, and other documents, 
old portraits, etc. 

For Sale, Cartes de Visite of 

Andrew Jackson Davis, 

Jefferson Davis. 

Rev. Dr. Emerson Davis, 

Commodore C. H. Davis, IT. S. N. 

C. A. Davis, (Maj. Jack Downing) 

Dr. N. S. Davis, Chicago, 

Dr. C. H. S. Davis, 

Dr. T. F. Davis, 

Ex. Gov. John Davis of Mass., and" 
many other of the Davis Family. 
Meriden, Conn. 

[Speak of a man as you find him. 
Never mind what others may say.] 

An Elegant Illustrated Family Re- 
cord, 13X17, will be sent by mail, 
post-paid, on receipt of one dollar. 
Address Dwight Hotchkiss, Meriden, 

The Davis Family Record, 
will be sent on the first day of every 
month, for one year, to the address of 
any person who mill send fifty cents 
to the Editor. 


-T Y P I S 





Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. 

A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy of the 


Vol. I. 


No. 6. 

. The Davises of Acton, Mass. 

[Communicated by Miss Caroline Whttwell of Boston.] 
Marriages in Acton. 

1 738, March 25, Lydia Davis and Ben- 
net Wood. 

1741, May 20, Gershom Davis and Re- 
becca Prescott. 

1743, Feb. 28, Ezekiel Davis and Mary 
Gibson, of Stowe. 

1748 or 9, Jan. 17, Lieutenant Ebene- 
zer Davis and Esther Conant. 

1767, Dec. — , Catherine Davis and Dr 
John Swift. 

1769, March 15, Mary Davis and Silas 
• Taylor, of Stowe. 

1770, Oct. 30, Jonathan Davis and 
Elizabeth Emery. 

1771, Feb. 8, Ruth Davis and Ephraim 
Taylor, of Stowe. 

1774, Sept, 27, Daniel Davis and Re- 
1749, Sept. 9, Deliverance Davis and L^. becca White. 

Hannah Hildreth, of Westford. I 1<7 °' 2 £ Luc ? Davis aild Abra " 
1751, May 1, Sarah Davis and John _ Hapgood. 

Bobbins, of Westford. | 177 ' ' Jan ' fk, E en ? r Davls and Ed " 

1753, April 28, Nehemiah Davis, of _ ward Wetherbee. 

Concord, and Dorothy Heald, | 1 1 77 ' ^ay , 9 ' Lois Davls and Francls 
of Acton - ' -Barker. 

1757, Wov. 15, Samuel Davis and Ann j 1778 ' Nov « J£ Ezekiel Davis and Su " 

Cole, of Concord. \\ ^ '' \f n Jfapin. ^ 

1757, March 19, Ann Davis and Jo . 1 ^9, May Id James Davis and Re- 

seph Chamberlain, of Westford. ! becca Havward. 

1757, March 29, Isaac Davis and Han- j 1 " 9 ' Dec ' 14 ' Reub ™ Dav I s '°f Wa ' 
nah Brown. 1lyQ| tertown, and Betsey Tuttle. 

1764, Nov. 3, Sarah Davis and Joseph ! 1<8A ' £P nl 24 Hannah Davis and 

p- | oolomon Lurcress, ot btowe. 

1765, Dec. - Sarah Davis and Ste- 1 1782 ' Jul ? ?*> Hannah Davis and Sam " 
phen Hosmer. i thon , uel J ° ne T s - . ... ^ . Q ' 

1765 or 7, , Gershom Davis and j 1 < 82 ' A "%. 6 > Josiah Davls and Sarah 

Sarah Smith. I Bllhn S s ' 




1782, Nov. 9, Hebyebiah Davis and 
Joseph Claflin. 

1786, Oct. 9, Hannah Davis and Da- 
vid Barnard. 

1790, Dec. 25, John Davis, of A. and 
Lois Sanderson, of Littleton. 

1792, Jan. 18, Stephen Davis and 
Polly Brooks. 

1793, Feb. 2, Hannah Davis and Amos 


1793, June 16, David Davis and Pollv 

Hildreth, of Chelmsford. 

1794, April 4, P^phraim Davis and 
Catherine Warrington. 

1798, Nov. 28, Betsey Davis and E- 

phraim Hayward. 
1801, Aug. 30, Lucy Davis and Paul 

Litchfield, of Carlisle. 
1801, March 26, Caroline Matilda. Davis 

and Samuel Scott, of Concord. 
1804, Sept. 9, Jonathan Davis and , 

Mary Bartlett. I 

Ephraim Davis and Warrington. 

Mrs. Hannah Davis and John Law-, 

rence of Littleton. 
Ezekiel Davis and Mary Gibson had j 
Capt. Isaac Davis, b. Feb. 23, 1744, m. 
Hannah Brown ; Mary, b. Nov. 2, ] 
1746, m. Silas Taylor; Sarah, b. Jan. 
20, 1748-9, m. Josiah Piper ; Ruth, b. j 
Feb. 19, 1750, m. Ephraim Taylor ; 
Ezekiel, b. June 8, 1753, m. Susanna | 
Chapin ; Josiah, b. June 14, 1755, m. j 

Sally Billings ; kah, b. Sept. 11, 

1757, m. Silas Stone ; Olive, b. Oct. 
29, m. Reuben Hale. 

Children of Capt. Isaac and Hannah j 
Davis : Isaac, b. March 14, 1765 ; Han- 
nah, b. Feb. 11, 17G8, m. Amos Noyes; 
Ephraim, b. March 17, 1770, m. Ar- 
doza Harrington ; Mary, b. Jan. 3, 
1774, m. Noah Fletcher. 
Josiah, son of Ezekiel and Marv, m. 

Sally Billings, and had Sallv, b. Dec. 
25, 1783 ; Josiah, b. Dec. 5, 1785; La- 
ther, b. Sept. 21, 1787, m. Elizabeth 
Horn of Westford ; Jonathan, b. Oct. 
29, 1789, m. Sallv Hosmer ; Silas, b. 
April 27, 1792, m. Betsey Hale. - He 
rn. 2d, Clarissa Sawyer, of Princeton, 
May 28, 1794 ; Dorothy. 

Jonathan, son of Josiah and Sally 
B. Davis, m. Sally Hosmer, and had 
Silas, b. Dec. 16, 1815 ; a child b. Dec. 
17, 1818; Sarah C, b. Nov. 11, 1820: 
Susan, b. June 22, 1823 ; Harriet, b. 
Aug. 5, 1825; Simon H., b. Jan. 17, 
1830; Geo. W. b. July 3, 1834. 

John Davis m. Hannah , and had 

Ezekiel, b. Feb., 1736 or 7 ; Abel, b. 
May 14, 1739; Hannah and Elisha, b. 
Feb. 28, 1740 ; Silas, b. Nov. 8, 1743 ; 
Jonathan, b. Oct. 9, 1749 ; Rebekab, 
b. July 9, 1750; Mary, b. Feb. 20. 
1753. The last two were born in Lit- 
tleton. John died at Littleton Oct. 6, 

John and Sarah Davis, of Acton, had 
Sarah, b. Nov. 2, 1741 ; Samuel, b. 
Aucr. 27, 1746 ; John, b. March 13, 
1749; Ilepzibah, b. May 29, 1752: 
Hannah, b. April 25, 1755; Flint,!.-. 
Nov. 26, 1757 ; Daniel and Abigail, b. 

Gershom Davis m. Rebecca Prescott. 
May 20, 1741, and had Rebecca, b. 
Feb. 26, 1742; Joshua, b. Dec. 20, 
1743; Gershom, b. Dec. 3, 1745: Han- 
nah, b. Feb. 28, 1748; Jonathan, b. 
Sept, 21, 1751 ; Jesse, b. July 16, 1757. 
He m. 2d, Sarah Smith, 1765 or 7, had 
Thomas, b. April 3, 1767; Jonas, b. 
March 10, 1772. 

Simon and Catharine Davis had Si- 
mon, b. May 29, 1750 : Peter, b. Ma} 
26, 1753 ; Catharine, b. Dec. 27, 1750: 



Elinor, b. March 26, 1752 ; Simon, b. 
March 13, 1757 ; Hannah, b. Nov. 29, 
1758; Ruth, b. Jan. 9, 1761 ; Anness, 
b. Oct. 29, 1765 ; Stephen, b. June 25, 

Reuben and Elizabeth Davis had 
Reuben, b. Sept. 12, 1781 ; Lucy, b. 
Dec. 8, 1797— m. David Barnard/ 

Stephen and Mary Davis had Simon, 
b. Nov. 5, 1794 ; Simon, b. Feb. 25, 
1798; Polly, b. July 15, 1796 ; Bet- 
sey, b. July 18, 1800. 

Daniel Davis m. Rebecca White, and 
had Dorothy, b. Dec. 3, 1775; Daniel, 
b. May 1, 1781; Ebenezer, b. Jan. 8, 
1777; Amasa, b. June 16,1783; Su- 
sanna, b. May 3, 1779. 

Jonathan and Sarah Davis had Sa- 
rah, b. Dec. 25, 1776 ; Lois, b. Aug. 
29, 1778; Rebecca, b. Feb. 8, 1781 ; 
Anna, b. Jan. 23, 1783 ; Lynda, b. 
June 12, 1785; Lvdia, b. March 30, 
1787 ; Edaand Seba, b. June 23, 1789; 
Hannah, b. Nov. 25, 1791 ; Jesse, b. 
July 27, 1794; Mary, b. March 5, 
1796; Jonas, b. Nov. 21, 1807— died. 

Daniel and Marv Davis had Luther, 
b. Sept. 23, 1793 ; Polly, b. xMav 17, 
1795 ; David Grover, b. 'Jan. 30, 1797; 
Charles, b. Mav 23, 1799 ; Lucy, b. 
March 23, 1801. 

James Davis m. Rebecca Hay ward, 
Mav 15, 1779, had Lucy, b. March 25, 
1781 ; James, b. Sept. 15, 1782 ; Pollv, 
b. Sept. 15, 1785 ; Esther, b. Dec. 29, 
1787; Sophia, b. Feb. 19, 1792;"Sukv, 
b. Dec. 25, 1793 ; Olive, b. Oct. 30, 
1795 ; Harriet, b. May 17, 1798 ; Ma- 
ria, b. April, 1800. 

what used to be known as " Old Mans, v 
now Mount Sinai. His son David was 
born 17 56, and died 1824. He mar- 
ried Anna Norton, and had David, born 
1765, who married Mahatable Tuttle. 
He died 1816, and his wife Mahatable 
1859. Their children were George, b. 
j June 21, 1789, now living at Chester, 
I Conn. ; Mahatable, b. Nov. 28, 1700, 
m. Joshua Sweesey, now living o n L. 
Island; James, b. Oct. 2, 1794; John, 
b. Jan. 1, 1797; Betsey, b. Aug. 30, 
1 790 ; (the three last mentioned died 
young); David, b. Dec. 18, 1801, now 
living in Sandusky, Ohio: Ira, b. Sept. 
9, 1805, now living on Long Island, u 
sea captain. 

David, son of David and Mahatable 
(Tuttle) Davis, married Charry Bayles, 
April, 1826, — had Urania, b. June 27, 
1827, m. 185 1 , now living in Sandu>kv, 
Ohio, a widow ; Ira T., b. March 22, 
1831, m. 1856, now living in Sandusky, 
(to whom we are indebted for this 
^enealogv ;) Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1829, 
died Oct! 16, 1832; John R., b. Dec. 
7, 1833, m. 1860, now living in San- 
dusky; Maria, b. June 2S, 1835, in. 
1857, now livinor in Sanduskv, a widow; 
Phebe, b. Aug.^25, 1838, "died Aug. 
24, 1840; Joshua B.,b. June 18, 1841, 
served three vears in the late war, in. 

Benjamin Davis came from Wales 
and settled on Long Island. He died 
and was buried, in the year 1761, at 

In the year 1674-5, four brothers 
came to this country from Wales, and 
settled in Roxbury, Mass. (For poster- 
ity of one of these brothers, see Record, 
p. 23.) One of the brothers was Dr. 
James Davis, born in Wales ; he had 
a son Thomas, whose sons served 
in the war of the Revolution. — 
The British s.oldiers quartered on him, 




supposing lie was a friend of the King, 
as be had obtained from Capt. Wells — 
a neutral in the war — a paper warrant- 
ing him protection, but on discovering 
' his gun they charged him with being a 
rebel, but before they" could arrest him 
he fled from them, hiding in the cellar 
of his own house. His wife also fled, I 
with the children, across a field of corn. I 
The soldiers fired upon them with a 
six-pounder, the ball passing within a j 
few feet of Mrs. Davis, burying itself in | 
the earth. Mrs. Davis was a cousin of j 
Governor Jonathan Trumbull, as well j 
as a descendant of Moses Tuttle, one 
of Davenport's flock, the first settlers | 
of New Haven. Conn. The circum- 
stance related above occurred where 
now stands the house No. 40 Fair St., 
New Haven. 

The grandson of Thomas Davis was 
Samuel P. Davis, of New Haven, who 
died in 1850. The children of Samuel 

P. are Emeline, m. Pendleton ; 

Susan, m. Munson, — both living 

in New Haven ; Samuel lives in Ohio ; 
George R. m. Silvia Nichols, and is the 
Rector of Christ Church, Brownsville, 
Nebraska, (and to whom we are in- 
debted for this pedigree). 

The children of Rev. G. R. and Sil- 
via Davis are Samuel Post, Clementina, 
and William Carlton Nichols. 

Will our friends when they send 
pedigrees, please give the date of births, 
marriages and deaths, down to the pre- 
sent generation. 

Thomas, born 1775; Elizabeth, Nancy, 
Martha, and John. 

Thomas married, in Kentucky, Es- 
ther Bell, in 1794, and had Jacob, b. 
1795; Evan, b. 1797; Peter, b. 1801. 

Jacob m. Susan Van Winkle, 1828. 
and had Suelda, (?) James, John, Eliza- 
beth, and Thomas. 

Evan m. 1818, Elizabeth Billard, and 
had three children. He died" 1823. 

Peter, son of Thomas and Esther, 
m. H. P. Cannon, April 29, 1827, bad 
Amanda F. C, b. 182S; Sophia, b. 
1829; Margaret, b. 1832; Evan, b. 
1833; Mary, b. 1835; Win. C, b. 
1837; Nancy, b. 1839, died 1842; 
John F., b. 1841, died 1842; Harriet 
A., b. 1842; George W., b. 1S44: 
James I., b. 1847 ; Jacob R,, b. 1S49. 

We should be pleased to hear from 
the other descendants of John Davis. 

John Davis, when a young man, em- 
igrated from Wales and settled in Penn- 
sylvania, and there married. He after- 
ward removed to Kentucky, and had 

Landed at Boston, March 22, 1634, 
from Stepney Parish, England, Nicholas 
Davis, Joseph Davis and Sarah Davis. 

Arrived from England, April 17, 
1635, Jo. Davis, Mary Davis, Margaret 
and Elizabeth Davis. 

Arrived from England, in the Bles- 
sing, July 17, 1635, Barnabie Davis, 
Susan Davis. 

Arrived, in the Confidence, from 
England, April 24,1638, Robert nad 
Margaret Davis, servants to Peter 
Noyce ; and Philip Davis, servant to 
Wm. Ilsbey. 

Arrived, in the Elizabeth, at Boston, 
from London, in 1635, Margaret Davis, 
aged 32 years, with her chifdren, John, 
aged 9, Mary, aged 4, and Eliza, aged 
1 year, — the wife and family, no cloubt, 
of some person who had come a year or 
two before. 


Abstract of the Will of Gershom Da- 
vis, of Acton, Mass ; Samuel and Eb- 
enezer Davis, Executors. The Will 
dated 1745. — To my wife Sarah, one 
half of the house, household stuff and 
utensils. To my son, Ebenezer, 160 
acres of land ; Samuel, 150 acres ; Ger- 
shom, 150 acres ; to Samuel and Eben- 
ezer, the Tatnal meadows and half the 
house, they to maintain their mother. 
The saw-mill and grist-mill, to the 
three sons. 

Will of Isaac Davis, of Acton, dated 
Feb. 22nd, 1776. — Ephraim Hapgood, 
Capt. Joseph Robbins and James Falk- 
ner, blacksmith, all of Acton, apprais- 
ers to the estate of Isaac Davis. In- 
ventory : £101 135. 9d. 2d Inventory : 
19 shillings. Administrators' account, 
£63 10s. Parties agree to give bal- 
ance to the widow of Jo. Winthrop, 
Judge of Probate. 

Did Terrence refer to the Davis fam- 
ily when he wrote " Davits sum, non 
(Edipus" ? 

A subscriber writes, " I have a very 
fine steel engraving, from a drawing by 
Bartlett, entitled 1 Davis' Clearing.' 
What part of the country does it refer 
to — aud who gave it the name ?" Who 
will tell us ? 

The Posterity of William Davis, 
of Freetown, Mass. 
(Continued from page 38, of Record.) 
16. James 3 Davis and wife, Susannah 
Gage, had. (100) Mary*, b. Sept. 24, 
1743 j died May 15, 1754. (101) Su- 
sannah 4 , b. Jan. 25, 1745 ; ra. Joseph 
Davis, of Freetown. (102) Keziah\.b. 

April 10, 1747 ; m. Cornelius Davis, 
of Freetown. (103) Jamet\ b. Feb. 
15,1750; died Dec. 4, 1754. (104) 
Shadrach\ b. March 3, 1 752 ; m. Ly 
dia Davis, of Freetown, May 18, 1775. 
(105) Hope\ b. April 16, 1754. ( 1 06) 
James\ b. Jan. 19, 1756; m. Sarah 
Winslow, of Freetown, Aug. 2, 1781. 

(107) William*, b. March 31, 17~S. 

(108) David 4 , b. March 3, 1 761 . Susan- 
nah, the mother, was a daughter of 
Thomas Gage and wife, Mary Durfce, 
and born June 29, 1721. Mary, the 
wife of Thomas Gage, is thought to 
have been the daughter of Lieut. Ro- 
bert Durfee, of Freetown. She was 
Gage's second wife ; his first wife was 
Mrs. Remember Terry. 

17. Nathan Simmons and wife, Ly- 
dia 3 Davis, had (109) Xaihan\ m. Ly- 
dia Barnaby, of Freetown, Aug. 21, 
1761. Nathan, the parent, was a son 
of ^.braham Simmons and wife, Ann 
Lee. He was born Oct. 18, 1709, and 
died June 26, 1774; an enterprising and 
very useful man. He was one of the 
Selectmen of Freetown ten years, an 
Assessor eight years, and Treasurer six 

18. David 3 Davis and wife, Remem- 
ber Terry, had (110) Shadrach: mar- 
ried, but I cannot learn to whom 
Remember, the mother, was a daugh- 
ter of Silas Terry, cordwainer, of Free- 
town, and born April 26, 1728, grand- 
daughter of John Terry and wife, Re- 

; member Farrows, great-g:rand-daughter 
! of Lieutenant Thomas Terry, of Free- 
; town. After the death of David Da- 
; vis she married William Hathaway, 
! and became the mother of Ensign Si- 
: las Hathaway, and grandmother to Co- 
'lonel Lynde Hathaway, of Freetown. 




20. Ignatius Perkins and wife, Ke- 
ziah 3 Davis, had (111) David 3 , b. Feb. 

14, 1744; m. Zilpha Hathaway, of 
Freetown, Feb. 16, 1764. 

22. Abial 3 Davis and wife, Susannah 
Gage, had (112) Hannah*, b. June 27, 
1753. She died Dec. 2, 1815. (113) 
Abial*, b. June 2, 1755; m. Lovisa 
Collins, Aug. 17, 1780; died Sept. 28, 
1840. (114) Lydia*, b. June 1, 1757. 
She died April 27, 1814. (115) Pern/, 
b. Aug. 13, 1759; m. Rachel Collins, 
March 22, 1781 ; died Dec. 3, 1787. 
(116) Edmund*, b. Nov. 27, 1761 ; m. 

Sarah . He died Dec. 27, 1848. 

She died June 2, 1792. (117) Susan- 
nah*, b. June 28, 1764. (118) Peace*, 
b. Oct. 28, 1766. She died Jan. 18, 
1809. (119) Sylvia*, b. Sept. 28, 1768. 
(120) Mason*, b. Oct. 21, 1772. Su- 
sannah, the mother, was a daughter of 
Wm. Gage and wife, Hannah Davis, 
and born Aug. 8, 1731. 

23. Ichabod 3 Davis and wife, Svlvia 
Chase, had (121) Ichabod*, b. April 2, 
1756; died young. (122) Philip*, b. 
March 3, 1758/ (123) Hezekiah*, b. 
Sept. 25, 1761. (124) Jesse*, b. March 

15, 1764. (125) Ichabod*, b. Jan. 21, 
1768. (126) Charity*, m. Mr. Brown. 

27. Peter Wever and wife, Lvdia 3 
Davis, had (127) Thomas*, b. April 2, 
1756. (128) Joseph*, b. May 15, 1758. 
(129) Benjamin*, b. March 20, 1760— 
probably never married, and died March 
24, 1788. (130) Lydia*, b. Oct. 6, 
1761 — probably did not marrv, and 
died Dec. 1, 1781. (131) Alice*, b. 
Sept. 8, 1763. (132) Anne*, b. May 6, 
1765; in. Francis Chase. 

28. Benjamin 3 Davis and wife, Lydia 
Nichols, had (133) Mary* ; died young. 
(134) Lydia* ; m. Preserved Eddy, of 

jSwanzey. (135) Mary*, b. 1756; m 
I first, Brice Wing; second, Tripp Mo- 
shier. She died 1851. (136) Eunice*, 
b. 1759 ; m. first, Stephen Bray ton ; 
second, Daniel Bravton. She died 
June, 1851. (137) Sarah* ; m. James 
Chase, of Somerset. She died 1849. 
(138) Harriet*; married Collins Chase. 
She died 1846. (139) Benjamin*; m. 
Sarah Bowers, of Somerset. He died 
1814. (140) Mercy*; m. first, David 
Bowen, of Newport; second, Col. Jo- 
seph Kellogg, of Somerset. She died 
June, 1803. (141) Anna*; m. Mi- 
chael Hoag. She died Nov. 1835. 
(142) Patience*; m. first, Gideon Ro- 
binson ; second, Oliver Chase. She 
died 1855. 

30. Moses 3 Davis and wife, Lois An- 
thony, had (143) Anthony*, b. March 
30. 1764. (144) Moses*, b. Sept. 4, 
1765. (145) Lois*,b. March 26, 1767. 

31. Aaron 3 Davis and wife, Rachel 
Law, had (146) Abigail*, born March 4, 
1765; m. James Law. (147) Aaron* , 
b. July 30, 176V ; in. Lvdia Chase, of 
Freetown. (148) Lydia*, b. May 20, 
1769. (149) Susana*, b. April 11, 
1771. She was deaf and dumb. (150) 
Hannah*; m. Michael Hathaway, of 
Freetown, Nov. 24, 1796. 

33. Silas 3 Davis and wife had (151) 
Arthur*, b. 1761 ; m. Hartie Brown, 
Newport; died Dec. 16, 1843. (152) 
Benjamin*. (153) Jonathan*. (154) 
David*, b. 1780; m. Phebe Simmons, 
of Somerset; died May 2, 1845. (155) 
Abraham*. (156) John*. (157) Mary 4 -; 
m. James Chase. (>58) James* ; m. 
Lydia Brown. 

34. Jonathan 3 Davis and wife, Mar- 
garet Baggs, had (159) Margaret*, b. 
Sept. 8, 1765 ; died young. (160) Jon- 




athan*, b. Jan. 7, 1770 ; m. Chloe Sim- 
mons, of Freetown. By second wife, 
Sarah Treadwell, (161) Mercy*, b. Jan. 
27, 1773 ; m. Jail Hatbawav, of Free- 
town. (162) Eleazer*, b. May 11, 1775 ; 
m. Mary Marble, of Newport, Dec. 28, 
1797 ; drowned Dec. 17, 1809. (163) 
James*, b. June 10, 1777 ; m. Diana 
Simmons, of Somerset, 1797. Eleazer, 
the son, fell overboard in crossing the 
Taunton river in the night time. 

Margaret, the mother, was a daugh- 
ter of John Baggs, a cooper of Free- 
town, and wife, Rebecca Paine, and 
born Sept. 21, 1734, grand-daughter of 
John Paine and wife, Rebecca Davis, 
great-grand-daughter of William Da- 
vis aud wife, Mary Makepeace. Jona- 
than, the parent, was remarkable for 
sobriety, his well-ordered walk and 
godly conversation. 

35. Joseph 3 Davis and wife, Susanah 
Davis, had (164) Richard*. (165) 
Polly*. (166) Howard'; m. first, Ruth 
Knight; second, Mahitable Bosworth. 
(167) Warden*; m. Diadama Knap, of 
Freetown. (168) Joseph*; m. first, Ly- 
dia Hathaway ; second, Mrs. Betsev 
Pierce, of Fall River. (169) Gilbert*; 
m. Mrs. Sally Read, of Fall River. )170) 
Susanah*; m. William Hackett, of 

37. Cornelius 3 Davis and wife, Ke- 
ziah, had (171) Olive*, b. Feb., 1769. j 
(172) Chloe*, b. April 1, 1770. (173) j 
David*; m. Phebe Durfee. (174) Ke-\ 
ziah*; m. Gideon Hathaway. (175) i 
Hope* ; m. Edmund Davis, of Freetown, , 
Aug. 30, 1795. (176) Daniel*; in. j 
Elizabeth Butts, of Dartmouth. 

38. Noah Chase and wire, Phebe Da- j 
vis', had (177) Noah*, b. June 17, 
^764; m. Rebecca Hathaway, of Free-i 

town. (178) Phebe*, b. March 24, 1769; 
m. Abial Chase, of Freetown. (179) 
Lydia*,h. June 24, 1773 ; m. Aaron 
Davis, of Fall River ; died 1846. (180) 
Jesse*, b. Dec. 22, 1775; m. Rubv 
Read, of Freetown, ' u Dec. 21, 1798*; 
died June, 1800.,; 

Noah, the parent, was a son of Michael 
| Chase by wife, Thankful Cleveland, and 
born Oct. 26, 1739, grand-son of Benj. 
Chase, Jr., and wife, Mercy Simmons, 
I and^ great-grand-son of Benj. Chase, 
| the cooper, who was the first of the 
i Chase family that settled in Freetown. 
( To be continued.) 


At Holyoke, Mass., Feb. 13, a son 
to Edward P. Davis, and grand-son to 
Soloman B. Davis. 


At Orange, Mass., Feb. 20, Albert E. 
Rich, of Barre, and Georgiana Davis. 

At Hamilton. Ohio, Feb. 20, at the 
residence of Thomas Davis, Esq., by 
the Rev. Wm. H. James, of Springfield, 
Ohio, Dr. Benj. Perlee and Miss Mag- 
gie Davis, both of Hamilton. 


At Lynn, Mass., Sept. 16, 1867, Su- 
san F. Bliss, daughter of the late Eli- 
phaz Davis, of Springfield, Mass., 
aged 67 years. 

At Freehold, N. J., Feb. 19, Col. 
Wm. D. 4 Davis, late President of the 
Freehold and Jamesbury Railroad, and 
a prominent citizen of Monmouth Co. 



Many of the pedigrees published in j the Davises of Long Island. We have 
the Record are necessarily imperfect, j a pedigree of the Davis family of New 
and we hope our friends will correct any j Jersey, descendants of James Davis, who 
mistakes, and supply any information j was in New Jersey in 1640, and of his 
that will render such pedigrees com- j sons and grand-sons, Thomas, Jonathan, 
plete. There are many of our subscri- j Isaac, (fee, but it is very incomplete. Will 
bers who have sent us no information j our New Jersey cousins and others who 
in regard to their own families. j are able, give us such names and dates 

We received a few davs since a short j as they may have, in order to make this 
pedigree from a gentleman born in j record complete. We should be pleased 
Massachusetts, but now residing in In- i'to receive the address of auy Davis liv- 
diana, which supplied names and dates j ing in New Jersey, as but few copies of 
that we have been searching after for ; the Record are circulated in that State. 

nearly ten years ; and nearlv every ped- j 

igree we receive supplies missing names j The Record will be published on the 
and dates, and will render our genea!- ! first day of each month, and will con- 
ogy of the family more complete. I tain Biographies, Sketches, Anecdotes, 

We can say truthfully, with old John I and much valuable information that 
Stow, who, writing in 1598, says — ""I cannot be embodied in a genealogy; 
know that th'e work * * * required the thus making it worth preserving. The 
pen of some excellent artizan, but foa.- terms are only seventy-five cents a 
ing that none would attempt and finish! year, which barely covers the cost of 
it,- * * * I chose rather (among other j printing. Will our cousins and friends 
my labours) to handle it, after my plain ; aid us in extending the circulation? 
fashion, than to leave it unperformed." i Send us the names of all the Davises 
See questions in last number of Record, j in your town, or that you may know, 
j and we will at once put ourselves in 

The "History of the Davis family of | communication with them. 
Maryland," will be continued as soon as | The publication of the March and 
the author has completed his examina- 1 April numbers have been very much 
tion of the Church and County Records i delayed, owing to the absence from 
in St. Mary's and Charles Counties of; home of the editor, but we hope here- 
Maryland. We are promised a commu- i after to publish the Record promptly on 
nication embracing historical and tradi- j the first of the month, 
tional accounts of the Davis family, both | We return our thanks for the vari- 
on this and the other side of the Atlan- 1 ous photographs that have been sent 
tic ; the English account extending back us, and should be pleased to receive 
to Hugh Davis in 1174. The next photographs from all of our cousins, 
number will contain an account of the i Address "Davis Family Record," 
Davises of Guilford, Ct., descendants of i Meriden, Conn. 







Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. 


A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy op thr 


Vol, L MERIDEN, CONN., MAY, 1868. No. 7. 

The Davises of Guilford, Conn. 

[Communicated by Dr. Alvan Talcott.] 

The families of this name in Guilford ! beth Hubbard, daughter of John and 
are descendants of throe individuals, i Patience (Chittenden) Hubbard, of 
John Davis, James Davis and Solomon Guilford, who was born Jan. 15, 1726, 
Davis, between whom I have not been and died Feb. 21, 1813. John Davis, 
able to trace any relationship. Jr., died May 29, 1776; by first mar- 

1. John Davis came to Guilford riage he had Prudence, b. Aug. 3, 
from Long Island. He married, Dec. 1735, died Aug. 5, 1735; John, b. 
30,1707, Elizabeth Talman, daughter 1737, died July 5, 1737; Hannah, b. 
of Dr. Peter and Ann (Wright) Tal I May 17, 1738, m. David Hall, Dec. 
man of Guilford, who was born June I 13, 1764; Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1740. 
23, 1687, and died July 17. 1708. i m. Ebenezer Hopson, March 9, 1764; 
John Davis m. second, Dec. 11, 1711, by second marriage had Elizabeth, b. 
Hannah Pratt, of Savbrook, who died I July 21, 1761, m. Daniel Tuthill, of 

May 20, 1745. John Davis died 
March 2, 1752, aged about 75; by 
first marriage he had Elizabeth, b. May 

Trenton, N. J. ; John, b. April 12, 

John Davis, who was b. April 12, 

11, 1708, m. Andrew Morrison, March I 1764, m. Feb. 17, 1784, Mary Deming, 
10, 1727; by second marriage had j daughter of Treat and Mary (Bowen) 
John, b. Aug. 2, 1712 ; Hannah, b. j Deming, of Guilford, who was born 
Dec, 1716, m. Elias Cadwell, April j Dec. 9, 1753, and died Sept. 30, 1807. 
1, 1735; Sarah, b. June 8, 1720, who John Davis died Oct. 19, 1840. His 
died unmarried, May 15, 1755. j children were Polly, b. Dec. 22, 1784, 

John Davis, who was born Aug. 2, m. John Pierson, Mav 18, 1814; Leah, 
1712, m. Oct. 9, 1734, Amy Starr, ! b. Dec. 16, 1786, died Dec. 16, 17S6 ; 
daughter of Comfort and Elizabeth | Rachel, b. Dec. 16, 1786, died Dec. 25, 
(Hopson) Starr, of Guilford, who was j 1786; Sally, b. March 2, 1792, m. 
Wn iu 1706, and died Aug. 21, 1756. | George Dolph, of Guilford, July 8, 1S24. 
He m. second, Aug. 11, 1760, Eliza- 1 The male line of this family is extinct. 




2. James Davis. 

James Davis was born in Southold, 
L. Li May 28, 1726. His grandfather, 
Benjamin Davis, emigrated from Scot- 
land, came to America and settled in 
Southold. Benjamin Davis, the father 
of James, was born in 1700, resided in 
Southold, was a farmer, and married a 
Conklim James Davis was a tailor ; 
he married Mary Bailey, (daughter of 
Deacou Bailey,) who was b. in South- 
old, Dec. 25, ' 1733. James Davis 
resided in Southold till 1776, and then 
from apprehension of trouble from the 
British, he left Long Island and set- 
tled in Guilford. He died in G., July 
4, 1814. His widow, Mary Davis, died 
Julv 10, 1820. Their children were a 
son, b. Aug. 18, 1760, d. Aujr. 23, 
1760; James, b. Julv 27, 1761, d. 
Sept. 11, 1762; Mary, b. June 16, 
1763, d. 1769; James, b. March 25, 
1765; Pkebe, b. April 15, 1767, m. 
Noah Benton, of Madison, Oct. 31, 
1790; Mary, b. Sept. 21, 1769, m. 
Joel Lee, of Guilford, Feb. 1, 1792, and 
Amos Fowler, of G., Jan. 17, 1848; 
Benjamin, b. April 3, 1771, d. 1778; 
Gilbert, b. March 26, 1774; Lucretia, 
b. March 1, 1780, b. in Guilford, m. 
Malatiah Overton, of Southold. She 
died in 1836. 

James Davis, born 1765, married 
Dec. 11, 1788, Ruth Griswold, daugh- 
ter of Miles and Ruth (Bartlett) Gris- 
wold, of Guilford. She was born Feb. 
25, 1770. James Davis was a joiner. 
He served in the Revolutionary war at 
the age of 15, and 'was wounded bv a 
musket ball in the arm, in the skirmish 
at Leete's Island, June 18,1781. He 
received a pension during his life of 

$35^^ per annum. The children of 
James and Ruth were Sarah, b. June 
8, 1789, m. Anson Kennedy, of G. ; 
she died July 17, 1830 ; Christopher 
Bradley, b. April 30, 1791 ; Joel, b. 
May 13, 1793; Rath Matyta. b. Jan. 
11, 1796, m. Cornelia Hull, of G. ; she 
died Oct. 4, 1830; Mary, b. Feb. 23, 
1798, m. Justin Bishop, of G. ; Betsy, 
b. Aug. 22, 1800, m. John Hall, of G., 
June 29, 1825; Content, b. April 19, 
1803, m. James S. Loper, of G., May 
14, 1823 ; Samuel, b. April 21, 1807"; 
George Bartlett, b. March 5, 1810. 
James Davis died March 12, 1852. 
His widow, Ruth, died April 25, 1860. 

Gilbert Davis returned to Southold 
and married Elizabeth Goldsmith, of S. 
He died in 1804. They had two chil- 
drenj Gilbert (who married a Case, 
and had two daughters,) and Salem, 
who died young. 

Christopher B. Davis is a farmer. 
He m. Oct. 6, 181 9, Betsey Hall, 
daughter of John and Hannah (Gris- 
wold) Hall, of G. She was b. Julv 28, 
1801. They had Henry Nelson, b. 
Aug 30, 1820; Harriet Atwood, b. 
June 23, 1823, m. Eleazar Woodruff, 
of G., June 21, 1848 ; Catharine Fran- 
ces, b. Sept. 20, 1825; Caroline Eliza- 
beth, b. Nov. 13, 1828, m. Wm. H. 
Stebbins, of G., Jan. 29, 1851 ; Ed- 
ward Roger, b. March 8, 1832 ; Lydia 
Lucretia, b. Sept. 5, 1840. This fam- 
ily are all living, and all reside in 
Guilford except Mrs. Stebbins. 

Joel Davis, b. 1793, is a farmer, re- 
siding in Guilford. He m. May 10, 
1819, Polly Loper, d. of Daniel and 
Anna (Stone) Loper, of G. She was 
b. Jan. 22, 1800. Their children were 



Daniel Loper, b. July 1, 1820; Ann | son ; Mary Elliot, b. Dec. 6, 1841, m. 
Sophia,b. Sept. 5, 1822, m. Gorham I Edson S. Bishop, of Madison; Ann 
P. Taylor, of New York, Nov. 21, \Lucretin, b. June 20, 1844, m. Dee. 5, 

1842, had five children, and died 
March 12, 1853; Edwin Oscar, b. May 
15, 1825; Emily Goodwin, b. June 
23, 1828, m. Samuel C. Madden, of 
New York, July 2, 1845; has had 8 j Joel and Polly (Bartlett) Griswold, of 
children, all sons — 7 are living. j G., b. Xov. 10, 1827. Children : Ros- 

Samuel Davis, b. 1807, is a farmer; alind Annette, b. June 8, 1849; 
residing in Guilford. He m. Feb. 6, Charles Henry, b. May 17, 1851 ; Car- 
1833, Mary Hall, dau. of Titus and 
Elizabeth (Pratt) Hall, of G. She was 
b. Jan. 11, 1808, and died Aug. 14, 
1836. Samuel Davis m. second, March 

26, 1838, Harriet, dau. of D. Linsley 
and Betsey (Seward) Benton, of G., 
who was born May 20, 1813, and died 
Feb. 18, 1863. Samuel Davis m. third, 
Julia, widow of William Fowler and 
daughter of John and Betsey (Field) 
Hart, of G., who was b. Jan. 5, 1811. 
Children by second marriage only were 
Mary Hall, b. March 13, 1839, m. Dec. 

27, 1866, Joel H. Blatchley, of Madi- 

1863, Chas. A. Hall, of G.; Fanny 
Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1852. 

Henry N. Davis, farmer, of Guilford, 
m. March 10, 1847, Clarissa J., dau. of 

rie G., b. June 13, 1864. 

Roger E. Davis, of Guilford, farmer, 
m. Nov. 6, 1856, Mary D., dau. of 
Frederic W. and Rebecca (Richards) 
Lee, of G., b. Oct. 10, 1836. Had 
children: Alvan Augustus, b. Feb. 19, 
1858, d. March 28, 1858 ; Emma Eliz- 
abeth, b, Feb. 23, 1859, died Aug. 27, 
1859; Callie Edith, b. Oct. 13, 1862. 

Daniel Loper Davis of Guilford, 
farmer, m. Sept. 28, 1842, Lucy Ann, 
dau. of Joel and Pollv (Bartlett) Gris- 
wold, of G., b. Nov. 16, 1820. Chil- 
dren are: Theodore L., b. May 25. 

boo, Ct. ; Samuel Richard, b. Aug. 11,1 18-46; Richard Griswold, b. July 27, 
1841, d. July 6, 1863, of disease con-i 1850. 

tracted in the armv ; Abigail Linsley, j Edwin O. Davis, of Guilford, farmer, 
b. March 19, 1844," m. Jan. 15, 1868, 1 m . Sept. 30, 1849, Martha L., dau. of 
Upson C. Bishop, of Madison ; Fred- \ D. Liusley and Betsey (Seward) Ben- 

erick Robert, b. June 6, 1847; Harriet] ton, of G 
Benton, b. April 14, 1855. 

George B. Davis, born 1810, was a 
farmer and carpenter, and resided in I 1854; Martha Emily, b. Nov. 1,1860. 
Guilford. He in. Sept. 9, 1832, Han-! (To be concluded next month, with the 

b. June 17, 1828. Chil- 
dren are : Anna Stone, b. June 13, 
1851; Robert Edwin, b. Aug. 21, 

nah E. Hubbard, dau. of Jeremiah and 
Parnel (Kimberly) Hubbard, of G., 
who was b. July 8, 1810. George B. 
Davis died in G*, July 24, 1857. having 
children as follows: George Edgar, b. 

posterity of Solomon Davis.) 

Births in Roxburv, Mass. 
1695, Abigal, d. of Jonathan and 

Dec. 25, 1834, m. Jane E. Bishop, of ; xVnn Davis; 1701, Mary, d. of Ichabod 
Madison; William Hubbard, b. Dec. and Bethia Davis; 1701, John, son of 
1, 1838, m. Ella C. Bishop, of Madi,jWm. and Charity Davis; 1701, Han* 



nah, d. of Ebenezer and Hannah Davis ; 
1702, Benjamin, s. of Ichabod and Be- 
thia Davis; 1703, Ebenezer, s. of Eben- 
ezer and Hannah Davis; 1705, Sarah, 
d. of Ebenezer and Hannah Davis. 
Ichabod and Bethia Davis had : Bethia, 
b. 1704; Bethia, b. 1708: Ezra, b. 
1711; Obadiah, b. 1715; Jacob, b. 
1706. Samuel and Marv Davis had : 
Samuel, b. 1710; Edward, b. 1713; 
Thomas, b. 1715; Daniel, b. 1718; 
Elizabeth, b. 1714-5; John, b. 1723; 
Hannah, b. 1725 ; Sarah, b. 1828. 
Wm, and Charity Davis had : William, 
b. 1704 ; Nathaniel, b. 1705. Joseph 
and Sarah Davis had : Samuel, b. 
1704 ; Joshua, b. 1706. Ebenezer and 
Hannah Davis had : Nehemiah, b. 
1707; Rachel, b. 1711. .Isaac and 
Deborah Davis had : Abioetl, b. 1708. 
Thomas and Mary Davis had : Samuel, 
b. 1712. Jonathan and Sarah Davis 
had: Elijah,b. 1723: Sarah, b. 1725. 
Jacob and Jemima Davis had : Mary, 
b. 1729. William Davis had: Jona- 
than, b. 1666; Mary, b. 1669; Ann, 
b. 1670. 

Thomas, b. Sept. 3, 1645 ; Benjamin; 
Elizabeth ; Ephraim, died Aug. 2, 
1652; William, b. June 25, 1653. 
His wife, Margaret, died July 3, 1654; 
he married next, Huldah, daughter of 
Rev. Zechariah Symmes, and had : 
Mary, b. Dec. 3," 1656; Rebecca, bi 
Aug. 3, 1658; Huldah, b. Dec. 21, 
1659 ; Ruth,b. Feb. 12, 1662; John, 
b. June 10, 1663 ; Deborah, b. April 
13, 1665, died young. By 
wife, Judith, had : Margaret, 
13, 1677 ; Hannah. 

Benjamin, the second son, 
Boston ; was a merchant, and 
artillery company, 1673. He 
Sarah, daughter of James Richards, of 
Hartford; was freeman, 1690; one of 
the founders of Brattle St. church. He 
died Nov. 26, 1704. 

William Davis, of Roxbury, was 
perhaps son of the above William of 
Boston. He died June 23, 1706, hav- 
ing the following children : Mary, b. 
March 28, 1669"; Ann, b. De(." 24, 

b. Nov. 

lived in 
major in 



William Davis, of Boston, was ad- 
ministrator of church, 1644; was a 
man of wealth, enterprise and discre- 
tion ; a member of the artillery com- 
pany in 1643 ; freeman, 1645 ; a cap- 
tain and representative of Springfield , 
Mass., 1652, also for Haverhill in 1668 ; 
was commander of a troop in Ninigret's 
troubles; joint commissioner, 1653, 
with Leverett to the Dutch Governor at 
New York, and one of the founders of 
the second church. He married, Oct. 
6, 1644, Margaret, daughter of Wm. 
Pynchon, of Springfield, perhaps sec- 
ond wife. Their children were : 

1 670 ; Benjamin, b. Mav 
Rachel, b. Aug. 26, 1674*'; 
April 1, 1676; Ebenezer, 
1678; William, b. Jan. 
Sarah, b. July 20, 1681 
April 18, 1683". 

31, 1672; 
Ichabod, b. 
b. April 9, 

3, 1680; 
; Isaac, b. 

Will of Dr. John Davis, of 
Acton, Mass. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, 
'John Davis, of Acton, in the county of 
j Middlesex and province of the Massa- 
I ehusetts Bay in New England, being 
i under some bodily infirmity, but of 
| sound mind and memory, thanks be 
! given to God therefor, and calling to 
I mind the mortality of any body, and 



knowing it is appointed unto all once 
to die, do make and ordain this my 
last testament ; and first of all, I give 
and recommend my soul into the bands 
of God that gave it, and. for my body, 
I recommend it to the earth, to be j 
buried in a christianlike and decent j 
manner at the discretion of my execu- 
tors, nothing doubting but that, at the 
final resurrection, I shall receive the | 
same again by the mighty power ofi 
God ; and as touching such worldlv 
estate wherewith it hath .pleased God 
to bless me with in this life, I do give 
and dispose of in the following manner 
and form. Imprimis : — It is my will 
and I do order, that in the first place 
all my just debts and funeral charges 
be paid and satisfied. Item. — I give 
and bequeath unto Abigal, my dearly 
beloved wife, all my stock of cattle and 
every kind, and all my household goods, 
to dispose of as she shall think best, 
and also the income of the money I 
have out at interest. I give to my son, 
John Davis, his heirs and assigns for- 
ever, one certain lot of land in Acton, 
aforesaid, No. 17 in the first division 
belonging to my brother, Simon Davis. 
Item. — I give to my son, Ezekiel, and 
his heirs and assigns, a certain piece of 
third division in said Acton, adjoining 
his own land, called Heathen meadow 
lot. Item. — I give to my son, Micah, 
his heirs and assigns, (in case he shall 
marry and have any heir,) four second 
division lots in said Acton ; and in case 
he shall have no heir, that it is my will 
and I order that my other children 
shall have the same in the following 
manner, viz. : I give to my said John, 
"his heirs and assigns, second division 
lying westerly of Josiah Piper's land. 

To my said son, Ezekiel, his heirs and 
assigns, second division lot north of 
Daniel Shepherd's land. To my 
daughter, Abigal Melvin, her heirs and 
assigns, second division lot lying at the 
westerly end of jNehemiah's hill, so- 
called. And to my daughter, Sarah 
Robbins, her heirs and assigns, second 
lot at the east end of Hearthstone hill, 
so-called. I give to my son, Samuel 
Davis, his heirs and assigns, all my 
utensils for husbandry of every kind, 
which, together with what I have al- 
ready given him, shall be his portion. 
I give to my daughter, Abigal Melvin, 
or her heirs and assigns, the sum of 
£65 3*. and 4d. lawful money, to be 
levied out of my estate, to be paid with 
the interest one year after my wife's 
decease. Item. — I give to ray daugh- 
ter, Sarah Robbins, or her heirs and 
assigns, £93 os. and 4d. lawful money, 
to be levied out of my estate, to be 
paid with the interest one year after 
my wife's decease. Item. — I give to 
my said John Davis, his heirs and as- 
signs, a certain tract of land in Acton, 
known by the name of Bell-chuck lot, 
he paying out the sum of £80 lawful 
money ; and after all my just debts and 
funeral charges and legacies aforesaid 
are paid and satisfied, that what money 
remains, (if any there be,) I do order 
the same to be equally divided between 
my two sons, Ezekiel and John, and 
my two daughters ; in case John shall 
refuse to take said land, that I give 
said land to my daughter, Abigal, her 
heirs and assigns, on condition afore- 
said ; and upon her refusal, I give said 
land to my daughter, Sarah, on the 
condition aforesaid ; and in case all re- 
fuse to take on the condition aforesaid, 



that it be my will, and I do order after 
all charges, the remainder and the said 
land be divided equally between John, 
Abigal and Sarah, their heirs and as- 
signs. I likewise confirm, make and 
ordain my sons, John and Ezekiel, my 
sole executors of this my last will and 
testament, and I do hereby utterly re- 
voke and disannul all others for this 
will, ratifying and confirming this and 
no other to be my last will. In wit- 
ness thereof, I hereunto set my hand 
and seal, Sept. 30, Anno Domini 1762, 
in the second year of his Majesty's reign. 

In reply to questions from A. L. D., 
we would say that an interesting ac- 
count of Myles Davies can be found in 
DTsraeli's Calamities of Authors. He 
was a native of Tre'r-Abbot, Flintshire, 
but we know nothing of his ancestors. 
His Icon Libellorum is one of the 
rarest books in the English language. 
It was published in 1715. 2. Philip 
Davies' Annoyacth i Foliaunu Duw. 
was published at Carmarthen, but we 
do not know what year. 

T. N. D. is informed that the daugh- 
ter of President Taylor was the first 
wife of Jefferson Davis. His second 
was Verina Howell, granddaughter of 
(General Howell, of New Jersey. Mr. 
Davis we believe has three children 
living, by his second wife. 

Dr. Thomas Davis. 

Among the physicians of Fairfield 
Co., Conn., who enjoyed a long and 
successful practice, was Dr. Thomas 
Davis, of Redding. He was a native 
of Washington, Litchfield county. He j 
commenced the study of medicine at I 

the age of sixteen, with Dr. Seth Has- 
tings, of that town, a physician some- 
what distinguished, I am informed, as 
a medical teacher. Dr. Davis, previous 
to the attainment of his majority, was 
admitted as a partner to the extensive 
practice of his preceptor/ He subse- 
quently removed, and practiced medi- 
cine, for a period, in Sherman, in Fair- 
field Co. In 1793, on the decease of 
Dr. Fitch, he removed to Redding, 
where he continued in the duties of his 
profession till his death, which occur- 
red in 1831. Dr. Davis possesses the 
reputation of being among the first 
the physicians of the county who as- 
sumed regularly obstetrical duties ; and 
so successful were his labors, that he 
became particularly eminent in that 
department. It is asserted of him, 
that during the long period of his 
practice he never lost a parturient pa- 
tient. The Doctor bein^ summoned 
as an important witness to appear be- 
fore the court in Fairfield, and rot ap- 
pearing, the sheriff was sent to compel 
his attendance. Being absent, and 
learning m\ his return that the officer 
was awaiting at a public house in the 
vicinity, he, without notice to the offi- 
cial, rode to Fairfield and appeared 
before the court. On the question oc- 
curring to with the court, regarding 
the costs attending the capias, he re- 
quested one or two of his le^al friends 
to excuse his delinquency. The judge 
decided, notwithstanding, that the law 
must be observed, and that the Doctor 
must bear the expenses. Dr. Davis 
then requested a hearing in his own be- 
half; which, being granted, remarked : 
" May it please the court : I am a good 
citizen of the State, and since I was 



summoned to attend this court, I have 
introduced three other good citizens 
into it." The court replied, that for so 
good a plea, he would leave the parties 
to pay the expenses. The Doctor re- 
ceived the congratulations of the bar 
for his successful defence. 

Rev. Thomas F. Davis, one of our 
most respectable divines, is the only 
male descendant of Dr. Davis. 

The Posterity of William Davis, 
of Freetown, Mass. 
(Continued from p.aye 47, of Record.) 

90. Peter* Davis and wife, Katurah 
Goff, had: (181) Elizabeth", m. Wil- 
liam Hervy, of Berkley. (182) Paul 5 , 
m. Elizabeth Chase, of Freetown, Aug. 
16, 1798. (183) William*, m. Sarah 
Stevens, of Taunton. (184) Nathan- 
iel*, died on the coast of Guinea. 
(185) Olive*, ra. George Parris, of 
Middleborough. (186) Enoch*, b. 
Aug., 1770 ; m. first, Bulah Luscom, 
of Taunton ; second, Mency White, of 
Freetown, Sept. 4, 1842 ; he died 
March, 1843. 

Katurah, the mother, after the death 
of Peter Davis, married for a second 
husband Rev. Jonathan Horton, of 
Freetown, and for a third husband 
Zephaniah Hathaway, and after the 
death of her third husband became a 
town's charge and died about thirty 
years ago. 

104. Shadrach* Davis and wife, 
Lydia Davis, had: (187) William 5 , b. 
May 29, 1780. (188) Shadrach*, b. 
July 9, 1782; m. Sarah Spooner, of 
New Bedford. (189) Lynde*, died at 
»ea. (190) Lydia*, died young. 

106. James* Davis and wife, Sarah 

Winslow, had: ( 1 9 1 ) Susannah*, b. 
Nov. 5, 1781. (192) George*, b. 
March 5, 1783. (193) Hannah*, b. 
June 5, 1785. (194) James*, b. May 
20, 1788. (195) Phebe*, b. Jan. 20, 
1790. (196) Sarah*, b. April 15, 1793. 

Sarah, the mother, was a daughter 
of George Winslow and wife, Phebe 
Tisdale, granddaughter of George 
Winslow and wife, Elizabeth, great- 
granddaughter of Lieut. Job Winslow, 
who died in Freetown, July 14, 1720, 
and great-great-granddaughter of Ka- 
nelm Winslow, the emigrant. 

115. Elder Perry* Davis and wife, 
| Rachel Collins, had: (197) Alary 3 , b. 

Feb. 4, 1782; unmarried; died Mav 
18, 1785. (198) Jonathan*, b. Nov. 
10, 1783; m. Rachel Wardell, Nov. 
22, 1810. (199) Perry*, b. Aug. 30, 
1785, died June 12, 1786. 

113. Dea. Abial* Davis and wife, 
Lovisa Collins, had no children. 

Lovisa .was a daughter of Jonathan 
Collins and wife, Sarah Rider, and bom 
in 1761, granddaughter of Richard 
Collins and wife, Sarah. Lovisa died 
Jan. 5, 1815. 

116. Edmund* Davis and wife, Sa- 
rah Wait, had : (203) Perry*, b. July 

j 8, 1791 ; m. Ruth Davoll, Oct. 8, 1812. 

j (204) Abiel*, m. first, Mary Borden ; 

j second, Nancy Cook. (205) Martha* 1 ' 

j m. William Boomer. 

134. Preserved Eddy and wife, 
Lydia Davis, had: (206) Lois*, m. 
Joseph Gibbs, of Swanzey; dead. 
(207) Patience*, m. Henry Chase, of 
Swanzey; dead. (208) Daniel*, m. 
Betsey Slade, of Somerset. (211) Pre- 
served*, m. Nancv Pierce, of Somerset ; 
dead. (210) Wing\ m. Phebe Slade, 
of Somerset. (211) Lydia*, m. Jona- 



than Pierce, of Somerset ; dead, j F.S.A., &c, of Blackheath, Co. Kent, 
(212) Eunice*, m. Stephen Chase, of England, and contributed by him to 
Swanzey. (213) Mary\ b. Aug. 1*7, | the Record. 
1790 ; m. Oliver Simmons, Dighton, 
March 1, 1810. She lives in Somerset. 
(214) Hannah?, m. Mr. Ingraham, of 
Bristol; died. (215) David'% m. iiar- 
riet Baker, of Swanzey. He lives in 

135. Brice Wing and wife, Mary 4 
Davis had no children, and she had 
none by her husband, Tripp Mosliier. 

Will our friends, when they send 
pedigrees, please give the date, as far 
as possible, of births, marriages and 
deaths, down to the present genera- 
tion. Also what offices have any filled, 
and what military services or exploits 
in any wars, including the recent rebel- 
lion, with their rank, regiment, etc. 
136. Stephen Brayton and wife, Eu- j See Questions in numbers 1, 2 and 5 
nice 4 Davis, had no children, and she! of the Record. Many of the pedigrees 
survived her husband and then married j are published in the Record in order 
Daniel Brayton, by whom she had no j that they may be criticised and cor- 
rected, and we hope our friends will 


(To be continued.) 


At Radnor, Pa., March 5, by 
Rev. Wm. W. Dudley, Mr. Wm. 


supply any information that will render 
such pedigrees complete. There are 
many of our subscribers who have sent 
us no information in regard to their 
own families ; we wish to hear from all 
of them. We return our thanks for 

vis, of Monto-omerv Co., to Miss Beckie L, 
t\ • c h t> i the various photographs that have been 

Davis, or Chester Co., Pa. . j i n i i i . 

At New York, March 23, bv the j sent "\ a ? d sho . uM t be P lca * od f re " 
■n w n • i • 1 1 j ] ceive photographs trom all 01 our 

Kev. Mr. Geissenheimer, Alexander 

Davis to Margaret Keples, both of New j 




At New York, March 5, Mrs. Han 
nah Davis, aged 64 years. 

The Record will be published on the 
first day of each month, and will con- 
tain Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, 
and much valuable information that 
cannot be embodied in a genealogy, 
At Englishtown, N. J., April *20, of' thus making it worth preserving. The 
pneumonia, Rev, Samuel R. Davis. j terms are only seventy-five cents a year, 

! which barely covers the cost of print- 

We shall publish next month ad ac- 1 ing. Will our cousins and friends aid 
count of Sir Thomas Davies, Lord ! us in extending the circulation ? Send 
Mayor of London, 1676-7, and descend- j us the names of all the Davises in your 

ants, extracted from the MS. collec- 
tions of the late Samuel Gregory, Esq., 
of the Lord Mayor's Court, now in pos- 

town, or that you may know, and we 
will at once put ourselves in communi- 
cation with them. Address " Davis 

session of Joseph J. Howard, L.L.D., | Family Record," Meriden, Conn. 






Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. 
A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy of the 

Vol. I. 


No. 8. 

The Davises of Guilford, Conn. 

[Communicated by Dr. Alvan Talcott.] 
Concluded from page 51 of Record. 
3. Solomon Davis. j oe l Davis, of Guilford, farmer, mar- 

ried, January 30, 1812, a daughter of 
Henry and Azubuh (Griffin) Davis, of 

Solomon Davis, son of Solomon, of 
Killin<r\vorth, was born in K. Januarv 



He married Hannah Well- j Killingworth, b. Sept, 11, 1792. Tl 

man, of K., who was born June 26, 
1764. They had Stephen, b. July 11, 
1786 ; married and died in New York. 
Joel, b. Jan. 16, 1788; removed to 
Guilford in 1812. Julia, b. Nov. 20, 
1789 ; m. David Crampton, of Madison, 
. who removed to Vermont. Arte, b. 
•/Sept. 5, 1791 ; m. Ichabod Stevens, of 
y Madison, who removed to Berlin, Ct. 
.'Benjamin, b. June 30, 1793 ; died, un- 
. married, in Killingworth. Thorrit, b. 
" .April 5, 1795, in K. ; had one daugh- 
ter, ffiias, b. Sept. 22, 1797, in K. 
Harvey, b. Aug. 4, 1799, of Clinton, Ct. 
-Alfred, b. Feb. 2, 1801, of Berlin, Ct. 
^Daniel, b. May 9, 1802 ; removed to 
"•Georgia. Marvin, b. April 3, 1804; 
jemoved to North Madison. Zina, b. 
• Nov. 1, 1805, of North Carolina. — 
All born in Killingworth ; all married 
except Benjamin, and all dead except 


had Ruth Eliza, b. Jan. 11, 1813 ; m". 
E. Wyllis Hull, of Guilford. Henry B., 
-b. Jan. 27, 1815. Harriet Elizabeth 
b. March 29, 1817 ; d. Nov., 12, 1861. 
George Wyllis, b. April 9, 1819; d. 
April 30, 1821. George Wyllis, b. 
July 20, 1821. Sarah Mariah, b. 
Nov. 3, 1824. Joel Leonard, b. Dec. 
29, 1827. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 23. 
1831 ; d. April 16, 1844. James Mar- 
vin, b. Oct. 2, 1834. — Joel Davis died 
in Guilford, Nov. 24, 1861. 

Zina Davis, farmer, of Killingworth, 
removed to North Guilford about 1830. 
He married Amanda, daughter of Lo- 
ren and Olive (Cone) Stevens, of Madi- 
son, b. May 15, 1808. Zina Davis died 
iu Ohio about 1858. They had Daniel, 
b. Jan. 25, 1827 ; unmarried — sailor, 
of North Guilford. Sherman Wesley, 
b. Dec. 27, 1829, farmer, of N. Guil- 
ford. Olive, b. Dec. 10, 1831; died 


July, 1833. Olive Fidelia, b. April 26, 
1833; m., April 26,, 1855, Jonathan 
Stoddard Wightraan, Esq., of Hanover, 
Ct. Jane Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1835 ■ 
m., Jan. 2, 1857, Edwin M. Pratt, of 
Meriden. John Nelson, b. June 19, 
1838 ; died, unmarried, May 4, 1863, 
of small-pox, contracted in the army. 
Cornelia Ann, b. Nov. 19, 1841 ; m., 
Aug. 4, 1864, Henry H. Benton, of N. 
Guilford. Margaret Maria, b. Feb. 13, 
1843; m., March 18, 1866, Wm, D. 
Dunham, of Berlin, Ct. 

Henry B. Davis, b0rn 1815, married 
Catharine, daughter of Chas. Parmele 
of Killingworth, b. Nov. 1825, d. June 
20, 1853. They had Henry H., born 
1847; d. Sept. 7, 1848. Wilbur, b. 
Dec. 2G, 1849; d, March 13, 1853.— 
Henry B. married, second, Sept. 17, 
1854, Lydia, widow of Arthur Lane, 
and daughter of Curtiss and Polly 
(Buell) Dudley, of Madison, b. March 

George W. Davis, born 1821, mar- 
ried, March 31, 1850^ Cornelia Smith, 
daughter of Tabor and Mira (Hoadley) 
Smith, of Guilford, b. April 27, 1827. 
They had Mary Cornelia, b. Julv 10, 
1852; d. Sept. 13, 1852. George 
Smith, born Dec. 20, 1854. Charles 
Wyllis, b. Dec. 6, 1857. 

James Marvin Davis, of .Guilford. 
Post-rider, m., Dec. 16, 1858. Elizabeth 
widow of William A. Thompson, 
of Hartford, and daughter of Medad 
and Mary Ann (Meigs) Pomeroy, of 
Northampton, b. Feb. 16, 1835. Thev 
had Mary Jane, b. Feb. 12, 1860. Har- 
riet Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1862. 

Sherman W. Davis, son of Zina, far- 
mer, of N. Guilford, married, Dec. 19, 
1859, Emma J. Aldrich, daughter of 

! Nathan and Lois (Stevens) Aldrich, of 
IN. Guilford, b. May 5, 1839. They 
| had Ella Josephine, b! 3 Jan. 31, 1861*. 
\ Phebe Jane, b. Jan. 11, 1862. Flora 
I Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1 , 1 864. 
| The tradition is that this Solomon 
Davis family came to Guilford from 
Long Island, as did the other two fami- 
lies of the name in Guilford, 

Sir Thomas Davies, Kn't., 

Lord Mayor of London, 1676-7. 

[Communicated by Joseph Jacksox How- 
ard, LL. D., &c, of Blackheath, Kent.] 

Sir Thomas Davies, Kt., citizen and 
draper of London, translated from 
Stationers' Company to that of Drapers'. 
He was son of John Davies, of London, 
draper, a bookseller by trade, and edu- 
cated with Samuel Pepys, at St. Paul's 
School. His knowledge was so uni- 
versal that he was able to converse 
with foreign ambassadors in their sev- 
eral languages. His residence was in 
Snow Hill, London. Elected Alder- 
man of the ward of Faringdon, 1667 ; 
Sheriff of London, with Sir Denis Gan- 
der, Kt., 1667-8. Both knighted Oct. 
23. 1667, upon the occasion of King 
Charles II laying the first stone of the 
Royal Exchange. He married Eliza- 
beth Ridges, by whom he had issue four 
sons, viz: Thoma*, John, Robert and 
James. The manor of Cressing, near 
Braintree, Essex, belonged to his eldest 
son, Thomas Davies, who unfortunately 
shot himself there. His brothers, John, 
Robert and James, sold the estate in 
1703. John Davies, of Cressing Tem- 
ple, second son of Sir Thomas, was 
surveyor of His Majesty's warehouse at 
the Custom House, London. 



Sir Thomas died March, 1679-80, 
aged 48, and was buried in St. Sepul- 
chre's Church, London, where there is 
a tablet of white marble against the 
second pillar from the east end, parting 
the gallery. His will was dated March 
18, 1679," proved April 16, 1680, by 
Lady, Elizabeth Davis, the mother and 
curator lawfully assigned to Thomas 
Davies, Esq., the son, and executor of 
the deceased during his minority. 

"Ob the 24th Dec, 1652, John Da- 
vies, of the old Jewry, a prisoner in 
Ludgate, was buried in St. Olive, Jewry. 
His son, Thomas Davis, a bookseller, 
was afterwards an Alderman and Lord 
Mayor of London, and was enriched bv 
the legacy of Hugh Audley." — Smith's 

The following advertisement appeared 
in the London Gazette, July 5th to 8th, 
1680 : " The House wherein. Sir Tho- 
mas Davies, late alderman of London, 
lived, situate in Snow Hill, -near St. 
Sepulchre's Church, containing 4 rooms 
on a floor and large closets, the house 
well wainscotted and many conven- 
iences, with two gardens, Coach-IIouse 
and Stable adjoining, will be let on rea- 
sonable terms. The accustomed goods 
with a library of choice Books will 
this day begin to be exposed to sale at 
the said House." 

Extracts from the Parish Registers 
of St. John, at Hackney, Middle- 
sex, England. 

[Communicated by Rev. Thos. J. Davis, of 

John Davis, of the parish of Trinity, 
and Margaret Daulben, of the parish 
of St. Bennett, Pawles wharf, were 

joined in matrimony the 2d of Febru- 
ary, 1629, by licence from the Bishop 
of JLondon. 

Robert Jackson, of St. Giles, Crip- 

! plegate, and Elizabeth Davies, of St. 

I Mary Magdalen, 29 September, 1628, 

! (Licence). 

I John Davies, of London, Citizen and 

| Merchant Taylor, and Ann Cocks, scr- 

i vant to Mr. Alderman Whitmore, 24 

: January, 1630. (Licence). 

| John Rolfe and Hannah Davies, 

j daughter of William Davies, potter, is 

I October, 1632. (Licence). 

| John Ratcliffe and Dorothy Davis, 

j 28 May, 1640. (Licence). 

Richard Davis, of Chelsey, county 
Middlesex, and Sarah Peirce. of this 
parish, married bv licence 30 May, 

George Davys and Jane Shore, 20 
September,' 1604. 

Ambrose Davys and Mary Elderton, 
1 May, 1609. 

Robarte Davyes and Elizabeth R 
len, 14 August, 1614, 

John Davis and Martha Minikin, bv 
licence, 27 June, -1703. 

John Davies, widower, and Kliz.v 
beth Estwicke, spinster, both of this 
parish, (by licence) 31 Dec. 17«' l 8. 

Rev. Henrv Lcno^ien, of RoeklrmurM . 
county of Southampton, clerk. ba--h*v 
lor, and Elizabeth Davies ot" this | i»r- 
ish, spinster, 28 July. 1803: pre**** 
Thomas Davies, Jane Cazalet. 


Samuel, son of Mr. Richard Dv< 
merchant, and Katherine. 10 J»tv* 

Alice, daughter of William 
and Margery, 1 May, 1631. 





Mathias, son of Mr. Samuel Davies 
and Jane, 23 Oct., 1635. 

John, son of John Davies and Par- 
nell, 22 Jan., 1636. | 

John, son of Mr. Richard Davies, 
merehant, and Katherine, 8 May, 1637. 

Margaret, daughter o f John Davis, 
by'Parnell, 24 March, 1638. 

Ann, daughter of John Davis, by 
Elizabeth, 10 July, 1642. , . 

Elizabeth, daughter of John Davis, 
by Elizabeth, 25 June, 1643. 

Sarah, daughter of John Davis, by 
' Elizabeth, 21 Sept., 1645. 

Katherine, daughter of John Davis, 
by Elizabeth, 21 Feb., 1647. 

Jeane, daughter of John Davis, by 
Elizabeth, 20 July, 1649. 

William, son of Edward Davis, by 
Jeane, 9 August, 1649. 

Martha, daughter of John Davis, by 
Elizabeth, 1 Oct., 1648. 

Mary, daughter of Edward Davis, by 
Jeane, 15 June, 1651. 

Martha, daughter of John Davis, by 
Elizabeth, 1 April, 1652. 

Ann, daughter of Richard Davis, bv 
Mary, 11 May, 1730. ' 


John Davies, 16 June, 1621. 

Alice, wife of John Davies, 11 May, 

Mr. Wm. Davies, 17 April, 1638. 
Katherine, wife of William Davis, 
22 Feb., 1652. 
Thomas Davis, Esq., 2 Dec, 1749. 

Twenty-five dollars will be paid for a 
properly certified entry of the marriage 
of Rob't Evering and Susanna, between 
1660 and 1670. Also of Geo. Amherst 
and Susanna, between 1710 and 1725. I 

Posterity of Simon Davis, of Con- 
cord, Mass. 

1. Simon Davis was the second son 
of Dolar Davis, who came to this coun- 
try in 1634. (See Record, p. 26). He 
lived in Concord and Barnstable, Mass., 
and was the moderator of the first tow r n 
meeting ever assembled in Hoklen. 
He married Mary Blood, Dec. 12, 1660. 
She was a neice of the famous Captain 
Blood, celebrated in England's history 
for his designs on the British Crown. 
He had (2) Simon, b. Oct. 12, 1661 ; 
d. Feb. 1, 1763; married, 1689, Eliza- 
beth Woodhouse ; married, second, 
Mary Wood. (3) Mary, b. October 3, 

1663 ; -in. Wheeler. (4) Sarah, 

b. March 15, 1666. (5) James, b. June 
19, 1668 ; d. Sept 16, 1727 ; m. 1701 
Anna Smedlev. (6) Ellen, b. Oct. 

22, 1672 ; m. Hunt. (7) Ebene- 

zer, b. 1676 ; m. Dinah . 

2. Simon Davis 2 xn. Elizabeth Wood- 
house Feb. 14, 1689— had (8) Jotham, 
b. March 8, 1691. (9) Isaac, b. Feb. 
14, 1693. (10) John, b. Sept. 2, lo97. 
(11) Josiah, b. April, 1700. (12) Eli- 
zabeth, b. 1706. 

3. Josiah Davis 11 m. Abigail, daugh-. 
ter of Capt. Hubbard, of Concord, 
1726— had (13) Ebenezer, b. Sept. 28, 
1727. (14) Aaron, b. Julv, 1729. 
(15) Caleb, b. Feb. 9, 1731. (16) Sa- 
rah, b.1733. (17) Elona, b. July 2, 

4. James Davis, 5 Concord, Mass., m. 
Anna Smedley. She died June, 1760, 
ao-ed 79— had (18) John, b. 1689 : d. 
Nov. 16, 1762. (19) Thomas, b. 1703 ; 

Id. Nov. 18, 1786. 

5. Aaron Davis 14 m, Hannah Pond, 
I of Wrentham, Mass., removed to At- 


tleborough — had (20) Elizabeth, b. Feb. 
11,1757; ra. James Blake; removed 
to N. Y. (21) Eunice, b. Aug. 9,1758; 
d. in Wrentham. (22) Hannah, b. Dec. 
9. 1760 ; ra. Wm. Rogers, and died in 
Springfield. (23) Aaron, b. Oct. 2, 
1762 ; m. Abigail' Pickering, of Deer 
Island ; removed' to Warren, Me., and 
died Aug. 17, 1840. (24) Phebe, died 
young. (25) Jacob Pond, b. Dec. 9, 
1766 ; m. Hannah Lindley, of Wal- 
pole ; removed to Warren, Me., 1786. 
(26) Jotham, b. April 2, 1769; m. and 
hung himself in Wrentham. (27) La- 

vina,h. April 21, 1770 ; m. Blake, 

Wrentham. (28) Elona, b. Aug. 18, 
1773 ; died young. (29) Eliphaz, b. 
Au<r. 18, 1775 ; d. 1867. (30) Timo- 
thy, b. May 9, 1778 ; d. 1862. (See 
Record, p. 5.) (31) Caleb, b. April 11, 
1781 ; m. and d. in Albany, N. Y. 

6. Thomas Davis, 19 born 1703, died 
Nov. 18,1786; married Sarah Jones, 
of jConcord : she died April 27, 1783, 
aged 75 — had (32) James, Holden, 
Mass. (33) Jonathan, Ipswich, N. H., 
Oxford, 1788. (34) Josiah, m. Abi- 
gail, daughter of Capt. Joseph Hub- 
bard, of Concord, and had 14 children. 
'(35) Nathan, Westford, Mass. (36) 
Thomas, Chelmsford, Mass. (37) Amos, 
Groton, Mass. ; d. Dec, 1834, aged 82 ; 
m. Lucy Weston, of Lincoln, Mass , 
1777 : she died Ja*i. 23, 1797. (38) 
Abel, Concord, Mass. 

7. John Davis, 10 Acton, Mass., mar- 
ried Abigal (see Record, p. 52) — 

had (39) Isaac ; d. 1740. (40) John. 
(41) Ezekiel, m. Mary Gibson, of Stowe. 

• (42) Micah. (43) Samuel, m. Dec. 24, 
1755, Ann Cole, of Concord. (44) 
Abigail, m. David Melvin, 1751. (45) 

Sarah, m. John Robbins, Westford. 
May 1, 1751. 

8. Aaron Davis 33 married Abigail 
Pickering; she died July 29, 1849, 
aged 78 — had (46) Aaron, m. Nancy 
Leach, Oct. 16, 1808. (47) Olive, m. 
John Barbour, of Searsmont. (48) 
Jotham, m. Ann Newbit ; lost at sea. 
(49) Sophia, m. Humphrey Whitton, 
of Montville, August 22, 1819, and d. 
by suicide, Jan. 1, 1824. (50) Abigail, 
m. Deacon Wm. L. Starrett. (51) 
Timothy, b. 1802 ; drowned May 29, 
1811. (52) Thomas, b. 1803; m. Eu- 
nice Black. (53) Sarah, m. Alexander 
Oliver. (54) Elizabeth, m. Pond Davis. 
(55) Sandford, baptized Aug, 30, 1811; 
died young. (56) Benjamin, baptized 
Jan. 3, 1815 ; m. Elizabeth Sherman ; 
pub. March 14, 1835. 

9. Jacob Pond Davis 25 married Han- 
nah Lindley, of Walpole ; removed to 
Warren, Me. — had (57) Doraxa, b. 
Sept. 24, 1790 ; d. Jan. 5, 1794. (58) 
Osman, b. July 27,1794; m. Clarissa 
Robbins. (59) Hannah, b. Juh 2, 
1799; d. Oct. 13, 1801. (60) Nancy, 
b. Nov. 24, 1801 ; m. Samuel Ander- 
son. (61) Pond, b. June 1, 1804 ; m. 
Elizabeth Davis. 

10. Eliphaz Davis," Springfield, 
Mass., married, first, Eliza Frost, who 
was b. in Warren, Mass. Oct. 9, 1778 ; 
d. at Stowe, Mass. Oct. 24, 1814— had 
(62) Susannah, b. in Warren, Me., Dec. 
6, 1799; m. Isaac Bliss, and d. Sept. 

I 16, 1867, at Lynn, Mass. (63) Eliza, 
| b. in Boston, Jan. 28, 1806; ra. /Car- 
lisle Fisk, and died Dec. 23, 1849, at 
j Pleasant Valley, Conn. (64) Eliphaz 
I Brown, b. in Marlborough, Mass., Feb. 
8, 1808 ; lives in N. Y. (65) Timothy 



Fisher, b. in Marlborough, Mass., March 
13, 1810; is a physician in Meriden, 
Ct. (66) Jane Waldo, b. in Marlbo- 
rough, Mass., July 2, 1812; m. Wm. 

Eliphaz Davis m., second, Hannah 
Sawyer, who was b. at Harvard, Mass., 
March 18, 1*791, and died at Marlbo- 
rough, Aug. 9, 1817. (67) Hannah, b. 
Feb. 8, 1816; d. July 11, 1816, at 
Marlborough. (68) Sarah, b. April 26, 
1817; m. W m . Sanders. 

Eliphaz Davis married, third, Sub- 
mit Gasset, who was born in Townsend, 
Mass. Jan. 18, 1785 ; lives in Spring- 
field, Mass. (69) Sabin. b. Sept. 11, 
1819; m. Nancy Whelock. (70) Han- 
nah, b. Feb. 10, 1821 ; m. Denison 
Abell ; lives at Southwick, Mass. ; has 
two children. (71) George Whitfield, 
b. at Springfield, Oct. 2, 1822; m. 
Cornelia Fisher, July. 3, 1846. (72) 
Caleb, b. Not. 19, 1*824; d. May 14, 
1825. (73) John Wesley, b. May 27, 
1828; m. Lucy Vibberts, June, 1866 ; 
lives at Springfield. 

11. Amos Davis 37 married Lucy 
Weston ; m. second, Hannah Barrett, 
of Concord, 1798: she died Oct. 16, 
1816, aged 59 ; m. third, Hannah Bar- 
rett, of Mason, N. H., 1818: she died 
Nov. 26, 1861*. acred 78— had (74) Re- 
becca, m. AmosHill v of W. Cambridge; 
d. in Belmont. (75) Amos, d. in N, Y. 
(76) Sarah, d. in Boston. (77) Joel, 
d. in Canada. (78) Lucy, d. in Bel- 
mont. (79) Timothy, d. in Boston. 
(80) John, d. in Westford. (81) Na- 
than, lives in Groton. 

12. Ezekiel Davis, 41 Acton, Mass., 
m. Mary Gibson, of Stowe, Feb. 28, 
1743— had (82) Capt. Isaac, b. Feb. 

1 23, 1744; m. Hannah Brown. (83) 
Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1746 ; m. Silas Tay- 
lor. (84) Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1748-9; 
m. Josiah Piper. (85) Ruth, b. Feb. 
19, 1750; m. Ephraim Taylor. (86) 
Ezekicl. b. June 8, 1753 ; m. Susanna 
Chapin. (87) Josiah, b. June 14, 1755 ; 

m. Sally Billings. (88) hah, b. 

I Sept. 11, 1757 ; m. Silas Stone. (89) 

I Olive, b. Oct. 29, ; ra. Reuben 


13. Samuel Davis, 43 Acton, Mass., 
married Ann Cole, Dec. 24, 1755 — had 
(90) Betsey, b. 1755 ; m. Benj. Bald- 
win, of Billerica, Sept. 12, 1784. (91) 
Ann or Hannah, m. Phineas Osgood, 
of Billerica. (92) Micah, b. April 30 r 
175B; died in Maine. (93) Sarah, b. 
Sept. 28, 1760; m. Josiah Stearns, of 
Billerica, who d. March 23, 1831 : she 
died Dec. 19, 1851. (94) Martha or 
Patty, m. Stephen Law, of Acton. 
(95) Samuel, m. in Maine, (96) Tim* 
othy, b. June 9, 1772. (97) Timothy, 
b. Jan. 26, 1775. (98) Peter. (99) 

14. Benjamin Davis 56 married Eliza- 
beth Sherman — had (100) George. 
(101) Nancy K. (102) Elias R. (103) 
Alpheus. (104) Harriet P. (105) 
Miles B. (106) Mary W. 

15. Thomas Davis" married Eunice 
Black— had (107) Thomas A. (108) 
Orrin. (109) Alonzo. (110) Abigail M. 

16. Isaac Davis, Acton, Mass., m. 
Hannah Brown, Feb. 23, 1744— had 
(111) Isaac, b. March 14, 1765. (112) 
Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1768; m. Amos 
Noyes. (113) Ephraim, b. March 17, 
1770; m. Ardoza Harrington. (114) 
Mary, b. Jan. 3, 1774 ; m. Noah 


17. Josiah Davis, 87 Acton, Mass.. m. 
Sally Billings, June 14, 1755 — had 
(115) Sully, b. Dec. 25, 1783. (116) 
Josiah, b. Dec. 5, 1785. (117) Luther, 
b. Sept. 21, 1787 ; m. Elizabeth Hum, 
of Westford. (118) Jonathan, b. Oct. 
29, 1789; m. Sally Hosmer. (119) 
Silas, b. April 27, 1792 ; m. Betsy 

Josiah Davis married, second, Cla- 
rissa Sawyer, of Princeton, May 28, 
1794— (120) Dorothy. 

18. Jonathan Davis, 118 Acton, Mass., 
m. Sallv Hosmer, Oct. 29, 1789— had 
(121) Silas, b. Dec. 16, 1815. (122)1 

, b. Dec. 17, 1818. (123) Sa- 

rah C, b. Nov. 11, 1820. (124) Susan, 
b. June 22, 1823. (125) Harriet, born 
Aug. 5, 1825. (126) Simon H, born 
Jan. 17, 1830. (127) George W., born 
July 3, 1834. 

19. Timothy Fisher Davis 65 is a phy- 
sician, living in Meriden, Ot. ; he mar- 
ried, first, Mary Parsons, Nov. 1, 1832 : 
she died April, 1834 : he married, sec- 
ond, Moriva Hatch, 1836— had (128) 
Mary Mansfield, b. 1837 ; ra. Edwin 
Miner, 1853 ; lives in New Haven ; has 
four children. * (129) Julia, b. April, 
1838; d. Dec. 1839. (130) Charles 
Henry Stanley, b. March 2, 1840. 

(131) Julia Morion, b. July, 1844. 

(132) Wilber. b. Sept., 1846 ; d. Julv 15, 
1847. (133) Wilber Fisk, born 1848. 

The Posterity of William Davis, 
of Freetown. Mass. 
[Continued from page 56 of Record.} 
137. James Chase and wife. Sarah 4 
Davis— had (216) Mary" b. July 12, 
1 782 ; m. Col. Joseph Kellogg, f So- 
merset; d. 1819. (217) Stephen;-' b. 


1784 ; m. Marv Bowen. Feb., 1817 ; d. 
1823. (218) 'Martha," born Feb. 11, 
1787; lived single, still active and in- 
telligent. (219) Sarah," b. Dec. 11, 
1789; lived single; d. Feb, 4, 1865. 
(220) John, b b. April 7, 1791. (221) 
Benjamin; b. April 7, 1791. (222) 
Ann; b. June 3, 1792; lived single, 
still active and intelligent. (223) James" 
b. May 24, 1797; d. Feb. 5, 1806. 
(224) Charles F." b. Oct. 10, 1799; d. 
Feb. 14, 1843. (225) Thomas," born 
Jan. 4, 1802 ; m. first, Ann Scrugg, of 
Macon, Georgia ; second, Frances Mat- 
thews, of Florida. [Miss Martha and 
Miss Ann have the thanks of the wri- 
ter for essential service by them ren- 
dered in furnishing facts for the Davis 

138. Collins Chase and wife, Harriet 4 
Davis— had (226) Anna," b. June 4. 
1798 ; m. Isaac Pierce, of Somerset, 
Oct. 8, 1851. (227) Elizabeth; born 
March, 1801 ; d. Sept. 5, 1830. (228) 
Hannah." b. July, 1805 ; lived single. 
Harriet, the mother, died in 1846 

139. Benjamin 4 Davis and wife, Sa- 
rah Bowers— had (229) Sarah." b. Feb , 
1789 ; m. Luther Chase, of Swansea, 
Jan. 26, 1812. (230) Benjamin; born 
March 26, 1791; m. Mary A. Cole- 
man, of Somerset, Oct. 1813. (231) 
Hannah C." h. April 14,, 1793; mar- 
ried Nathan Lewin, of Swansea. 1816. 

(232) Mary Ann," b. July 25, 1794; m. 
Edward Slade, of Somerset, 1811. 

(233) Eunice," b. Nov. 1 , 1796; mar- 
ried Jan:°s Morgan, of New York, 1815. 

(234) Eliza BXK May 11,1798; m. 
Jerathmal Swazev, of Somerset. (235) 
Louisa; b. Jan. 31, 1800: m. James 
Morgan, of New York, 1825. (236) 



Harriet,* b. April 11, 1802; m. Wm. 
Coleman, of Providence, Sept., 1822. 
(237) Margaret B* b. Feb., 1804 ; m. 
Alexander Clark, 1849. (238) George 
B. b b. April 6, 1806 ; m. Mary Wil- 
liams, of Dighton. (239) David B.'° 
b. Aug. 10, 1807; m. Abby Chase, 
Sept. 22, 1831. — Benjamin, the parent, 
died in 1814. — [To be continued .] 


At Corinth, N. H., at the residence 
of the bride's father, by Rev. E. H. By- 
ington, of Windsor, Yt,, Samuel W. 
Cobb, of Hanover, N. H., and Caroline 
E., daughter of Reuben Davis. 

At Hartford, Ct., at the residence of 
the bride's parents, by the Rev. Mr. 
Meach, Rector of Christ's Church, 
Henry Chapin, of Center Brook, and 
Annie Caroline, daughter of I. P. Da- 
vis, Esq., of Hartford. 

At Bryants Pond, Maine, May 7, 
George W. Whitman and Eliza J. Da- 
vis, both of Woodstock. 

At. Northampton, Mass., May 12, 
I. P. Davis and Lizzie E. Anable. 


At Dudley, Mass., very suddenly, 
Henry Davis, aged 80 years. 

At Oxford, Mass., April 11, Jona- 
than Davis, aged 78 years. 

At North Norway, Me., April 17, of 
consumption, John L. Davis, aged 30. 

At West Acton, Mass., April 20, 
Jonathan B. Davis, aged 78 years. 

At Springfield, Mass., May 17, Rob- 
bie E., only child of John W. Davis, 
aged one year. 

Buried, at Greenwood, L. I., May 14, 
G. T. M. Davis. "Mr. Davis was killed 
on the 4th inst., near Cheynne, by a 
half-breed named Brown." Mr. D. was 
brother-in-law of George Francis Train. 

In Sumner, Me., May 21, Miss Sa- 
mantha Davis, aj^ed 21 vears. 

Will our friends, when they send 
pedigrees, please give the date, as far 
as possible, of births, marriages and 
deaths, down to the present genera- 
tion. Also what offices have any filled, 
and what military services or exploits 
in any wars, including the recent rebel- 
lion, with their rank, regiment, etc. 
See Questions in numbers 1, 2 and 5 
of the Record. Many of the pedigrees 
are published in the Record in order 
that they may be criticised and cor- 
rected, and we hope our friends will 
supply any information that will render 
such pedigrees complete. We wish to 
hear from every Davis in the country. 

The Record will be published on the 
first day of each month, and w.ll con- 
tain Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, 
and much valuable information that 
cannot be embodied in a genealogy, 
thus making it worth preserving. The 
terms are only seventy-five cents a year, 
which barely covers the cost of print- 
ing. Will our cousins and friends aid 
us in extending the circulation l Send 
us the names of all the Davises in your 
town, or that you may know, and we 
will at once put ourselves in communi- 
cation with them. Address " Davis 
Family Record," Merideu, Conn.