Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts by Ellery Bicknell Crane, Lewis Publishing, 1907
Joseph Davis, Jr., son of Joseph Davis (2), was born in Reading, Massachusetts, about 1669-70. He married, June 18, 1691, Rebecca Patten, daughter of Thomas Patten. They settled in Billerica, where he bought a lot May 10, 1693, formerly belonging to John Poulters. It has been known lately as the I. G. Kimball place and is located on the north side of Andover street. He was one of the twenty-two pew-holders in the Billerica church in 1739-40. In 1699 he bought the Fox farm of Mr. Daniels, agent of Thomas Cooper, and there, north of Fox Hill, made his home on what is yet known as the Davis place. He was deacon of the church, prominent in town affairs, and was selectman in 1720.
Children of Joseph and Rebecca Davis were:
Rebecca, born September 11, 1692, married, May 13. 1713, Hezakiah Ballard, of Andover;
Hannah, born December 1, 1694;
Joseph, born November 3, 1697;
Elizabeth, born November 6, 1699, married Jacob French;
Benjamin, born May 1, 1703;
Mary, born May 31, 1706, married Jonathan French;
Sarah, born May 1, 1709, married Josiah Bacon;
Susanna, born December 5, 1710, married Josiah Baldwin;
Esther, born March 24, 1716, married, September 1, 1734, Samuel Parker, of Andover;
Thomas, born July 8, 1717, dismissed to the church at Mansfield, Connecticut.