"[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
Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1749 and dissolved in 1938. It was renamed from Quabbin in 1754 .
During Shays' Rebellion the rebels were mostly farmers angered by excessive debt and taxes. Failure to repay debts could resulted in imprisonment in debtor's prison or the state claiming property.
He married Rebecca Peacock in 1775. Rebecca was born on August 15, 1756 in Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Her parents were John Peacock and Esther Lessley.
Jonathan and Rebecca's children included:
Asenath Davis (1775),
Isaac Davis (1778, married Lydia Stoddard, son of David Stoddard-1754),
Roswell Davis (1784),
Osborne Davis (1779),
Susannah Davis (1781, married David Stoddard-1777),
Jacob Davis (1786),
Lucy Davis (1786),
Clarissa Davis Barrett (1788, married Henry Barrett),
Jonathan Davis (1791), and
Sally Davis (1796, married Eleazer Stoddard, son of David Stoddard-1754).
The Association Test
“We, the subscribers do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will, to the utmost of our powers, at the risque of our lives and fortunes, with arms, oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and Armies against the United American Colonies."
New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans in 1623. It was separated from Massachusetts in 1679.
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies which became the newly formed United States.
History of Chesterfield
Jonathan [Davis], oldest son of Capt. Isaac (1), m. 1775 Rebecca Peacock and settled in Chfd. He. d. Mar. 22, 1779, in his 49th year.
Asenath, b. Dec, 29, 1775.
Isaac, b. Jan. 16, 1778 m. 1804 Lydia, dau. of David Stoddard (2) who had d. 1832. Resided in Chfd. He d. Nov. 10, 1827. Had no ch.
Osborn (4), b. Sept. 17, 1779.
Susanna, b. Feb. 20, 1781; m., 1801 David Stoddard (3)
Roswell (5), b. Feb 3. 1784.
Jacob and Lucy b. Apr. 5, 1786
Clarissa, b. Mar 17, 1788; m., 1808, Henry Barrett, of Hins.--
Jonathan (6), b. June 12, 1791.
Sally, m., 1816 Eleazer Stoddard (8); d. June 14, 1864. a. 68
Europeans first settled New Hampshire in the 1620s.