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An American Family History

Simon Davis

 

"[L]iberty must at all hazards be supported.
We have a right to it, derived from our Maker.
But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us,
at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."

-- John Adams, 1765

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In early New England towns policy was set by a board of 3 to 5 selectmen. They oversaw public responsibilities such as the policing, roads, and fences.

Children of Samuel
and Anna Davis
  • Samuel Davis
  • Anna Davis
  • Mary Davis Foster
  • Barnabas Davis
  • Simon Davis
  • Amos Davis
  • Experience Davis
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Ebenezer Davis
  • Stephen Davis
  • Simon Davis was born on November 15, 1702 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. His parents were Samuel and Anna Davis.

    He married Jane about 1723. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Simon and Jane Davis.

    Children of Simon and Jane Davis
  • Captain Simon Davis
  • Captain Isaac Davis
  • Jane Davis
  • Thankful Davis Hinds
  • Bettey Davis Emmons
  • Mary Davis
  • Dinah Davis Hildreth
  • Olive Davis Wheeler
  • Elias Davis
  • Lieutenant Ebenezer Davis
  • Lydia Davis Davis
  • He was a selectman of Chesterfield and signed the Association Test there in 1776.

    He died in 1784 in Wilmington, Windham County, Vermont.
    Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts was settled and incorporated in 1655. During King Philip's War, indigenous warriors burned all but four of Groton's garrisons. Survivors fled, but returned two years later to rebuild the town. Groton was again threated during Queen Anne's War.

    Old Style Calendar
    Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
    Chesterfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire was incorporated in 1752. It is on the Connecticut River and bounded on the southeast by Swansey and Keene. In 1790 during the first census, Sullivan County was part of Cheshire County.
     

    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Samuel Davis
    Simon Davis
    Captain Isaac Davis
    Eunice Davis Dwinnell
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Sr.
    Isaac Davis Dwinnell, Jr.
    Victoria Dwinnell Miller
    Robert Wilson Miller, Sr.
    Robert Wilson Miller, Jr.

     

     

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