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Samuel Davis (1734)

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Samuel Davis
Born in Barnstable, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 22 Dec 1757 in Barnstable, Massachusettsmap
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified 1 Sep 2019 | Created 8 Nov 2018 | Last significant change: 1 Sep 2019
21:33: Liat Boucher removed Abiathar Davis (abt.1754-1840) as a child of Samuel Davis (1734-). [Thank Liat for this]
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Samuel Davis was born on 13 September 1734 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. His father was Gershom Davis[1].

He married Mary Gorham on 22 December 1757 in Barnstable[2]. They relocated to Gorham, Maine, around the time of the American Revolution. They had seven children[3]:

1. Ebenezer, born ca. 1760; died young
2. Samuel, born 11 Jun 1762; married Mary Skillings
3. Mary, born ca. 1763
4. Ebenezer, born ca. 1765; married Mary Paine
5. Prince, born ca. 1767; married Betty Cahoon
6. Wiliam, born 9 Jun 1771
7. Elizabeth, born 14 Apr 1777

Samuel's date of death is uncertain.


  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Samuel Davis, 13 Sep 1734; citing BARNSTABLE,BARNSTABLE,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0001250 V. 2
  2. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 February 2018), Samuel Davis and Mary Gorham, 22 Dec 1757; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 947,061.
  3. McLellan, Hugh Davis. History of Gorham, Maine. Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, 1903. Page 466.

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On 9 Aug 2019 at 23:32 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

If they did not get married until 1757, then they are not the parents of Abiathar, born in 1754 in Ohio

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