Davis Family

Name origin: The name is a corruption of Davids, the son of David.

______[James?] Davis

b.abt.1540 England
m.abt.1571 England; Agnes ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Davis

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John Davis

b.abt.1560 England; s/o John and Agnes Davis
d.Nov. 21, 1626 Aston, Turvill, Wiltshire, England
m.abt. 1600; Agnes ______
b.1574 Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. James Davis

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James Davis

b.1584 Marlborough, Wiltshire, England; s/o John and Agnes Davis
d.July 27, 1683 Haverhill, MA
m.June 11, 1618; Cicely (Sissilla) Thayer
b.May 1, 1600 Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
d.May 28, 1673 Haverhill, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Davis
  2. James Davis
  3. Ephraim Davis
  4. Judith Davis m.Samuel Gile
  5. Sarah Davis m.John Page
  6. Samuel Davis

NOTE: From Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 16623-1660 by POPE page 53: DAVIS, DAVESS, DAVIES,...James, Senior, Hampton, had grant of a house lot in 1639. His son James was also proprietor is 1640. Signed petition in Howard case in 1643. Rem. to Haverhill about 1646. Town officer. His wife Sissilla d.May 28, 1673. His dau. Judith m. Samuel Gile, and dau. Sarah m. John Page. He or his son James deposed 14 (2) 1663; ae. about 60 years.

He d. Jan. 29. 1678, prob. in 1680; beq. to sons John, Ephraim, Samuel and James; dau. Sarah Page; grandchildren James, son of John, Stephen and Ephraim, sons of Ephraim, James, son of Samuel Gile. John, of Exeter, signer of petition of infab. 1643, beq. a tract of land in Haverhill which his fater James had bequeathed him.

From The History of Durham, NH by Stackpole and Meserve: James Davis, the emigrant, was born, according to old Bible records, in Marlborough, England about the year 1584. He was made freeman at Newbury, 4 March 1634/5. In 1640 he with eleven others cleared the forest at the Indian village of Pentucket and founded the present city of Haverhill, Mass. He lived at the easterly end of town, near Rocks Bridge. He was a prominent man, serving as selectman and representative to the General Court. He was a puritan and once accused John Godfrey of witchcraft...

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: James, b.Eng., 1583/88, freeman at Newbury, Mass., 1635, removed to Haverhill, Mass., 1640.

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Nicholas Davis

b.1595 Wapping Hall, London, England; s/o parents ukn
d.1669 York Harbor, York, Maine
m.Sarah _______
b.1595; d/o parents ukn
d.May 24, 1643 Woburn, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Davis b.1623 Wapping Hall, London, England d.aft.1713 York, ME m.(1)bef.1647; George Dodd m.(2)Mathias [Matthew] Austin

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Samuel Davis

b.Nov. 26, 1640 Haverhill, MA; s/o James Davis and Cicely Thayer
d.Sept. 10, 1696 Haverhill, MA
m.Dec. 17/9, 1663 at Salisbury, MA; Deborah Barnes
b.Apr. 1, 1646 Salisbury, MA
d.Jan. 14, 1718/19 Haverhill, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Samuel Davis b.Jan. 26, 1666/7 Salisbury, MA d.abt. 1750
  2. Deborah Davis d.Sept. 25, 1669 Haverhill, MA
  3. Rachel Davis b.Aug. 3, 1670 MA
  4. Joseph Davis b.May 3, 1673/4 Haverhill, MA d.bef.1755
  5. William Davis b.Feb. 20, 1674/5 Haverhill, MA d.Sept. 11, 1753 Haverhill, MA
  6. Rebecca Davis
  7. Ephraim Davis (twin) b.Nov. 8, 1679 Haverhill, MA d.bef.1751
  8. Sarah Davis (twin) b.Nov. 8, 1679 Haverhill, MA m.June 10, 1704 Nathaniel Eastman
  9. Amos Davis b.June 15, 1683 Haverhill, MA d.Apr. 25, 1686 Haverhill, MA
  10. Mary Davis b.May 16, 1685 Haverhill, MA

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Joseph Davis

b.May 3, 1673; s/o Samuel Davis and Deborah Barnes
d.aft.Apr. 14, 1755
m.June 16, 1698 at Amesbury, MA; Jemima Eastman
b.Aug. 25, 1677 d.Nov. 15, 1760

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nathaniel Davis b.Sept. 12, 1699 Amesbury, MA d.1774 Amesbury, MA m.May 5, 1726 Sarah Silver
  2. Joseph Davis b.Feb.1700/1 Amesbury, ME m.Jan. 28, 1723/4 Sarah Colby
  3. Jemima Davis b.Jan. 25, 1704/5 m._____ Whittier
  4. Rebecca Davis b.May 20, 1708 d.y.
  5. Elizabeth Davis b.Sept. 25, 1711 d.1785 m.May 21, 1734 Elijah Colby
  6. Samuel Davis b.Apr. 27, 1714 Amesbury, MA

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