REYNOLDS HISTORICAL GENEALOGY COLLECTION 3 1833 01733 9596 Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2014 http://archive.org/details/davisfamilyrecorOOdavi_0 1565773 THE DAVIS FAMILY EECOED. 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 / % - " | ' ' t **> b 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 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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- venience. 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.'" i THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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- gess. 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- * 4 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 1,043. 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, Boston. In Memory of Isaac Howard Davis only child'of John & Elizabeth Davis, died May 8th 1807 M 20 months & 8 days Sleep, sleep, sweet babe, death done no harm, Christ Jesus calls thee to his ann3. THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 5 — 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, Committee. 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, 6 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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. THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 7 10: 9: 55. Power of Administra- tion graunted to Isaac Cullemore." Barnabas Davis came from England 1635. 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- mouth. 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, had *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 8 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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. , WILLIAM ERVING, (One of the kind of men you read about,) No. 25 W. Houston St. Residence No. 7 East 11th Street, NEW YORK, 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 sets. 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. Bond 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." E. BRONSON EVERITT PHOTOGRAPHED. 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, Conn. 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. NEO EBOROCOPOLI -T Y P I S "^UTTENBERG PRESS," VENALIS PKOSTAT APUD OM^ES BIBLIOPOLAS. THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy of the ©AYES FJJOE-X Vol. I. MERIDEN, CONK, APRIL, 1868. 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 ' HI 42 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 Noyes. 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, 1753. 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: THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 43 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, 1770. 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. 1866. 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, \ 44 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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. THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 years. 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. 1 46 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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- \ THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 47 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 Middleborough.(?) 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.) Births. At Holyoke, Mass., Feb. 13, a son to Edward P. Davis, and grand-son to Soloman B. Davis. Marriages. 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. Deaths. 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. 48 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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. NEO EBOROCOPOLI '. — T TPIS, "GUTTENBE&G PRESS," VENALIS PROSTAT APUD OMXES BIBLIOPOLAS. / THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. » A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy op thr ®A¥1S FAMILY. 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, 1764. 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. V 50 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 51 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* 52 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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, another b. Nov. lived in major in ma rried 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 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 53 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, 54 THE DAYIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 55 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- 5(5 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 Swanzey. 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 children. (To be continued.) Marriages. At Radnor, Pa., March 5, by Rev. Wm. W. Dudley, Mr. Wm. the Da- 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 York. cousins. Deaths. 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. NEO EBOROCOPOLI : — T Y PIS j "GUTTENBERG PRESS," VENAUS PROSTAT APUD OilNES BIBLIOPOLAS. 1565773 THE DAVIS FAMILY EECOBD. Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy of the Vol. I. MERIDEN, CONN., JUNE, 1868. 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 26, 1754 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 Harvey. iey 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 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 6,1815. 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. 9 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 Obituary. 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 Philadelphia.] 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, 1689. 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. Christenings. Samuel, son of Mr. Richard Dv< merchant, and Katherine. 10 J»tv* 1629. Alice, daughter of William and Margery, 1 May, 1631. 60 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. s / 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. ' Burials. John Davies, 16 June, 1621. Alice, wife of John Davies, 11 May, 1635. 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, 1736. 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- THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 62 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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. Jackman. 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 Hale. 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) Nancy. 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 Fletcher. THE DAVIS FA 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 Hale. 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. MILY RECORD. 63 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 Genealogy.] 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) 64 THE DAVIS FAMILY RECORD. 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 .] Marriages. 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. Deaths. 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. NEO EBOROCOPOLI : — T YPIS, " GUTTENBERG PRESS," VENALIS PROSTAT APUD OiCN'ES BIBLIOPOLAS.