An American Family History

Lucy Osborn Davis

Childbirth was was perilous. Around 1.5 percent of births ended in the mother's death. Since women gave birth to many children, chances of dying in childbirth were quite high.

Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.

Lucy was born on May 30, 1727 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut. Her parents were Jacob Osborn and Abigail Foster.

She married Captain Isaac Davis on August 1, 1750 in Quabbin, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.

Quabbin, August 1, 1750 then Isaac Davis and Lucy the daughter of Mr. Jacob Osborn both of Quabbin. Entered into the marriage covenant with each other according to the Laws of this Province. Petaliah Webster clerk per William Carpenter parish Clerk.

Lucy's life with Isaac and her children are described in detail in the section on Isaac and Lucy Davis.

Lucy died when she was only 34 years old on August 21, 1761 shortly after she gave birth to her twins Samuel and Isaac. She probably died due to complications of childbirth.
Greenwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1749 and dissolved in 1938. It was renamed from Quabbin in 1754 .

Children of Isaac Davis
and Lucy Osborn
  • Jonathan Davis
  • Lucy Davis
  • Jemima Davis McMichel
  • Jacob Davis
  • Samuel Davis
  • Isaac Davis
  • of Isaac Davis and
    Elizabeth Powers
  • Susannah Davis
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Olive Davis
  • Joel Davis
  • Susannah Davis Shattuck
  • Eunice Davis Dwinnell
  • Lydia Davis
  • Hannah Davis
  • Abigail Davis Stephens
  • of Stephen Griswold
    and Elizabeth Powers
  • Mary Griswold
  • Clara Griswold Rockwood
  • Flavia Griswold Hendrix
  • Esther Griswold Bliss
  • Mister ( Mr.) was derived from master and Mrs. and Miss were derived from mistress. They indicated people of superior social status in colonial America.
    Quabbin was also called Quaker Plain and Narragansett. Quabbin is now under the Quabbin reservoir.


    Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.

    From The Wights: A Record of Thomas Wight of Dedham and Medfield by William Ward Wight

    John Osborn, by tradition of Welsh origin, married May 13, 1645, Ann Oldage, only child of Richard Oldage (Oldige, Oldridge, Olderidge), of Windsor, who died January 27,1661 (Savage's Gen. Dict., III 307). Ann died August 28, 1689. John Osborn died October 27, 1686, in Windsor, where he had a large estate.

    John and Ann had Sergeant John Osborn, born January 10, 1645-6, who married October 14, 1669, Abigail Eggleston. These last were parents of Mary Osborn, who married John Stiles. Abigail Eggleston (June 12, 1648—1689) was daughter ot Begat and Sarah (Talcott) Eggleston. Begat (spelled also Bagot, Bigod, Begott, Bigget, Biggot), born about 1590, was made a freeman in Dorchester, Mass., in 1631, went to Windsor in 1635, aud died there September 1, 1674 (Stiles' Windsor, 59(1).

    from New England Historical and Genealogical Register

    Martha Ellsworth, second wife of John Osborn of Windsor Connecticut ... by this second wife, Isaac born on 6 June 1694, Mary bon on 10 February 1695/6, and Jacob [Osborn] born on 4 January 1697/8. In his will dated 9 March 1705/6, John2 Osborn named his oldest son John and all his daughters then living. He left to his unnamed wife during her widowhood several parcels of land to be used for the upbringing of his children with the stipulation that they should eventually go to his "two younger sons," also unnamed. The rest of the lands were to go . . .

    Any man entering a colony or becoming a a member the church, was not free. He was not forced to work, but his movements were carefully observed to see if they followed the Puritanical ideal. After this probationary period, he became a "freeman." Men then took the Oath of a Freeman where they vowed to defend the Commonwealth and not to overthrow the government.

    It was common for bequests to include wearing apparel.