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Johannes Davis (bef. 1705 - aft. 1761)

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Johannes (John) Davis
Born before in Schenectady, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Canajoharie, New Yorkmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified 5 Sep 2019 | Created 20 Nov 2016 | Last significant change: 5 Sep 2019
10:25: N Fanning edited the Biography for Johannes Davis (bef.1705-aft.1761). [Thank N for this]
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Bill Dunkley (Dunkley-71) and N Fanning (Fanning-475) are co-operating on the clean up of this profile. They have adopted a number of orphaned profiles in order to facilitate this process. They are direct descendants of either the Davy Family or the Klein Family. Both are pre-1700 certified and Bill is a member of the NNS group.

The variations in spelling of the last name in the pre-1700 profiles (parents are PPP'd) complicates the procedure. 1700 seems to be the point at which the various branches determine their spelling preference. We are therefore using the spelling that is most prevalent for each sibling's descendants.

Other PM's will be consulted of course and if anyone has proof of LNAB, before or after we clean up this profile, please feel free to contact one of us. We will also inform the NNS if it appears to conflict with Ancestors of these profiles, even though they are Post-1700.

Thanks from both.

Note: Families often found themselves on opposite sides of the conflict during the American Revolution. The Davy/Davids/Davis family was a typical example. Of the 4 brothers with known children, 2 of them (John & Peter) had Loyalist leanings & 2 others (Thomas & Ludwig) had Patriot leanings.


Schenectady Reformed Church, 1694-1811. Baptismal Date: 29 Apr 1705 Father: Tom Davy. Mother: Catarina Kleyn. Item Number: 182 Child: Johannes. Sponsor: Johannes Peek; Baetye Kleyn (compiled & published by Arthur Kelly; 1987 & 1988)

Family connection with sponsors: Baetye Kleyn was his mother's sister. Johannes Peek was descended from Johannes Davis' great-great-grandmother Marye du Trieux & her 2nd husband Jan Peek.

Another baptism source:

Date of death post-1761 as this was birth year of his last recorded child.


These are the 8 surviving children of Johannes and Hannah, according to the Rootsweb profile listed, with research provided by Karen Hunter. All children were probably born in or near Schenectady:

  • Joseph DAVIS b: ABT 1745
  • Adam DAVIS b: ABT 1748 (+ m. Catherine SCHAEFFER in 1771)
  • John DAVIS b: 1750
  • Arent DAVIS b: 1752
  • Richard DAVIS b: 1754
  • Michael J. DAVIS b: ABT 1755 (+ m. Annatje SMITH in 1786)
  • Elisabeth DAVIS b: ABT 1757 (+ m. Peter P. QUACKENBUSH in 1775)
  • Maria DAVIS b: 1759 (+ m. Henry LEWIS b. 1758 in ABT 1778)

NOTE: On Rootsweb profile (above) there are discrepancies regarding several of the birth years.

The Rootsweb link also mentions "Jost" in place of "Joseph". This list of Prisoners of War mentions a "daughter of the late Jost Davis" taken hostage in 1780:

Family Ties

The links between the Harris and Davis families were tight, as shown in the following examples among Davis siblings:

Source to explore in more detail:

  • “COMPENDIUM of Early MOHAWK VALLEY FAMILIES” by Maryly Penrose.

This tree below gives date of death 25 Dec 1765 without source. See note at bottom of page: "brother died on same day?"

  • WikiTree profile Davy-191 created through the import of Smith_Wood Family Tree.ged on Feb 22, 2012 by Brock Smith. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Brock and others.
  • WikiTree profile Davy-282 created through the import of davisfamilytree-1.ged on Sep 1, 2012 by Rich Davis. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rich and others.


Baptisms at the Dutch Reformed Church in Schenectady, 1705 - 1710

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:

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On 11 Dec 2018 at 13:14 GMT N Fanning wrote:

Davis-41153 and Davy-191 appear to represent the same person because: IMPORTANT -- in this merger could we please keep MY biographical info (= the newer profile) since Johannes is my direct ancestor + I've spent a great deal of time researching him. Thanks.

John is 19 degrees from Michael Cayley, 25 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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