Please PPP the profile for Ann (Unknown) Davis, early settler at Barnstable, MA? [closed]

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Ann, the wife of Robert Davis of Barnstable, may not qualify as a Puritan Great Migration profile.  However, she was discussed in Anderson's feature for Henry Kingman, because his daughter, Ann Kingman, is often confounded with this Ann.

As can be seen from the public messages on the profile, she was UNKNOWN-3760 then Kingman-127, and previously Unknown-259208 and Unknown-13523, then Kingman-199, and today I again changed her last name at birth to Unknown. There may have been others, just listing these to show she has been changed back and forth.

We do not know whether Ann was an immigrant before 1640, because we do not know her family name.  She appears to have married Robert Davis by about 1645 (first child born).  Robert's ship is unknown, and our first record for him was from 1643 when he was listed with those able to bear arms at Yarmouth.  So Ann and Robert may have immigrated just after the 1640 cut-off date for PGM, together or separately, or were unrecorded before that date.

What would be the best project for Ann's profile, if not PGM?  Please PPP this often-duplicated profile?

Thank you in advance!

edit: grammar

WikiTree profile: Ann Davis
closed with the note: resolved - thank you!
in Policy and Style by Cynthia B G2G6 Pilot (128k points)
closed by Cynthia B

1 Answer

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I've added the PPP. There are some discrepancies on the profile. Are you planning on working on it? For instance data section says married 1637 in Mass, bio says 1657. You say 1645. I put both templates on temporarily. Maybe as you do more research you'll get a better timeframe, and you can delete one or the other.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thank you, A. Ann!  Yes, still working on their profiles.  Some assume that Ann was a 2nd wife, because she did not mention all the children's names in her will ... I'm not so sure.  Will keep looking, and adding info and sources.

Cynthia. One of the sources quoted (the SAR application) specifically says that Ann (no maiden name given) was the second wife of Robert Davis and that she died in 1701.

Hi Derrick,

I think the profile covers your concerns.  If not, please let me know what you think should be changed or added?

On the topic of the reference to the ''U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970,'' I do not have membership, so do not have access to this record.  I am not an SAR member myself, but have looked at lots of DAR member records.

My understanding is that the record includes the patriot and subsequent generations up to the applicant.  Ann's will was proved in 1701, so she would not have been the mother of a patriot. Her children were all born by 1660.

There is an link with the reference.  Maybe someone with a membership could check this for us.  If it does include ancestral generations, I hope it also includes the sources for any information.

Question: are ancestors of patriots included in SAR applications?  I think sometimes they may, but if the applicant was using the work of Otis, for instance, Otis concluded that Ann was a 2nd wife, because she did not mention all their children in her will.  As far as I can tell, we have no real evidence for another (first) wife.

Thank you for your question.  This is how we learn from one another, and I am certainly ignorant about SAR applications.

My best,

The patriot claimed in this case is Daniel Davis (1713-1799) and his male line is continued back on the application for a further two generations. I don't know if this is standard - but it's what there was room for on the form. There are some generalised statements as to the sources of the information, which includes note of the Otis papers, but each statement is not individually referenced.

If you would like to see them, please send me a pm via my page here at wikitree and I'll e-mail you a copy. You can then decide how best to use the information.

At best it is a tertiary source, but often that's all we can get.


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