Samuel Davis

Samuel Davis (bef. 1629 - 1699)

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Samuel Davis
Born before in Tetbury, Gloucestershiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1656 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 29 Jun 2018 | Created 16 Sep 2010
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[Note: There is some question as to whether Mary Waters is the wife of Samuel Davis. See: (p. 253: 256/7) Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII, T-Y]

[Note: In his will, he bequeaths five acres to son Nathaniel Davis, but I found no more information on Nathaniel.]
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Contents

Biography

Samuel Davis, son of Barnabas and Patience (James) Davis, was baptized at Tetbury, Gloucester on June 26, 1629. (p. 288) His father married Patience at Tewksbury, Gloucester on July 1, 1628. [1] (p. 270) [2]

Samuel married about 1656, at Lancaster, MA, Mary Waters. She was born at Watertown, MA on January 27, 1638, daughter of Lawrence and Ann (Linton) Waters. [1][2] [3] [4] [5]

Samuel received 20 acres in Groton as one of the original proprietor land grants. [6]

Nov., 1663: Chosen as a surveyor of town highways. [7]

Samuel died at Groton on Dec. 28, 1699. [8] [2]

Will of Samuel Davis of Groton dated Dec. 20, 1699 at: (File No. 6082: p.1-4)

Mentions:

  1. Wife Mary
  2. Son Nathaniel
  3. Daughter Mary Prat
  4. Daughter Elizabeth Church
  5. Daughter Patience Green
  6. Daughter Sarah Cade
  7. Son Samuel
  8. Son John, Executor[9]

Children

  1. Marie born at Lancaster 26: 11m: 1657 (=Feb. 26, 1657?) [3] vs on January 26, 1657; died young. [5]
  2. Elizabeth born at Charlestown on November 11, 1658 [5]; married ___ Church. (?second wife of Samuel Church)[10]
  3. Mary born at Groton on January 31, 1662 [8]; married first Isaac Lewis of Boston on May 25 1680 [5]; married second Thomas Pratt after 1691. [6] [10] [11]
  4. John born March 10, 1664/5[8]; killed by Indians on Oct. 25, 1704; married Mehitable ?Shed. [5]
  5. Sarah born at Groton on August 12, 1667 (12: 6m: 1667) [8] [5]; married Captain Joseph Cade/Cady, son of Nicholas. [6] [10]
  6. Samuel born at Groton on January 10, 1669; removed to Chelmsford. [8] [5]
  7. Barnabas born at Groton on April 17, 1672; died Aug. 12, 1690. [8][5]
  8. Patience born Apr. 10, 1674[5]; married John Green in 1691 at Charlestown. [8] [6] [10]

Source notes

Lancaster Marriages

DAVIS, Samuel and Mary Waters, ––– ––, 1656. REC (p. 20)

Lancaster Births

Davis, Marie, d. Samuell and Marie, 26: 11m: 1657. (p. 10) [3]

New England Marriages

DAVIS, Samuel ( -1699) & Mary WATERS, (1638-1713); 1656; Lancaster/Groton (p. 208)[12]

Watertown Births

WATERS, Mary, d. Lorance and Ann, 27: 11m: 1637.(p. 5)[4]

Groton Births; DAVIS/DAVES

____, d. Samuel, Jan. 31, 1662. CTR (p. 62) (=Mary)
John, s. Samuel. Mar. 10, 1664-5. CTR (p. 63)
Sarah, d. Samuel and Mary, 12: 6m: 1667. CTR (p. 64)
Samuel, s. Samuel, Jan. 8, 1669. CTR (p. 64)
Barnabas, s. Samuel, Apr. 17, 1672. CTR (p. 62)
Steeven (sic), d. Samuel, 10: 2m: 1674. CTR (p. 64) (=Patience)

Groton Marriages

GREEN, John, of Charlestown, and Patience Davis, d. Samuel, at Charlestown, [11: 1691?]. (p. 79)

Groton Deaths

DAVIS, Samuell, Dec. 28, 1699. (p. 215)
Davis, Barnabas, Aug. 12, 1690. CTR (p. 215)[8]

Sources

See also:

The Essex Genealogist, Volumes 8-9, Essex Society of Genealogists, 1988

Barnabas Davis (1599-1685) and His Descendants, by Sumner Augustus Davis, 1973

  1. 1.0 1.1 Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 New England Historic Geneaological Society Nexus, Volume 3, Issues 2-6, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1986
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Birth, Marriage, and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts. 1643-1850, Henry Nourse, editor, Lancaster, MA, 1890
  4. 4.0 4.1 Watertown Records Comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings, with Land Grants and Possessions, and First Book and Supplement of Births, Deaths and Marriages, The Historical Society, Watertown, MA, Fred Barker Press, 1894
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Groton Historical Series: A Collection of Papers Relating to the History of the Town of Groton, Massachusetts, Volume 3, by Samuel Abbott Green, Groton, MA, 1893
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1969
  7. An Account of the Early Land-grants of Groton, Massachusetts, by Samuel Abbott Green, Grtoton, 1879
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Vital Records of Groton Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1927
  9. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1, by Judith McGhan, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1983
  11. A Documentary History of Chelsea: Including the Boston Precincts of Winnisimmet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point, 1624-1824, Volume 1, by Mellen Chamberlain et al., Massachusetts Historical Society, 1908
  12. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1985

Acknowledgements

  • This person was created through the import of ackley_wiki_tree_15sep2010.GED on 16 September 2010. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.
  • First-hand information as remembered by Jennifer Cady, Friday, July 4, 2014.
  • First-hand information as remembered by Ron Cady, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
  • Thanks to David Mahony
  • WikiTree profile Davis-12639 created through the import of Lane Family Tree.ged on Oct 17, 2012 by Sammy Lane. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Sammy and others.
  • Robert Stafford for created WikiTree profile Davis-14735 through the import of Full.ged on Mar 3, 2013.


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On 30 Sep 2015 at 15:21 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Davis-12651 and Davis-1106 appear to represent the same person because: Another duplicate/abandoned profile, merging into correct Samuel. Thanks

On 30 Sep 2015 at 14:43 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Davis-12639 and Davis-1106 appear to represent the same person because: Samuel Davis, son of Barnabas and Patience (James) Davis, has been cleaned up, sourced and now has bio. Please merge as they now match correctly. Thanks, Chris.

On 28 Sep 2015 at 19:55 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

This Samuel Davis married Mary Waters and is not the same Samuel (Davis-186) that married Mary Meadows. This Sam may be the son of Barnabas Davis.

Samuel is 17 degrees from Cheryl Hess, 22 degrees from John Lennon and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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