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Evan Davis Sr (abt. 1693 - 1747)

Evan Davis Sr
Born about in Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PAmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Jul 2011
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Biography

Evan Davis was born to Jenkin Thomas Davis and Martha Morgan Jenkin in approx. 1693 in Milford, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He married Mary Emory Williams on November 10, 1734 in Milford, Pembrokeshire, Wales. He died 14 May 1747 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA. [1]

Biography

SOURCES 1. Kirk Bentley Barb. 1971. "Extract from Genealogy of Jefferson Davis." Appendix III, pp. 488-508 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840. Haskell M. Monroe, Jr., and James T. McIntosh, eds. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge. [Rev. ed. 1991, not seen.]

2. Haskell M. Monroe., Jr. & James T. McIntosh, eds. 1971. "Genealogy of the Davis Family." Appendix IV, pp. 505-529 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge. [Rev. ed. of 1991 not seen.]

3. Ernesto Caldeira. 1983. "Davis Family Genealogy." Appendix II, pp. 402-416 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 4, 1849-1852. Linda Lasswell Christ, Mary Seaton Dix, and Richard E. Beringer, eds. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.

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Indenture, 1762: William Davis Buys Out His Siblings Source: Kirk Bentley Barb. 1971. "Extract from Genealogy of Jefferson Davis." Appendix III, pp. 488-508, in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840. Haskell M. Monroe, Jr., & James T. McIntosh, eds. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge. This indenture is of a transaction through which William Davis bought out the interests of his siblings in real estate left to them by their father, Evan Davis, Sr. (great-grandfather of Jefferson Davis, President CSA).


Genealogical Summary Participants: William Davis, eldest son of Evan & Mary Davis Joseph Davis, son of Evan & Mary Davis Hannah Davis, daughter of Evan & Mary Davis (wife of Jacob Dubre, Jr.) Jacob Dubre, Jr., husband of Hannah Davis Martha (__?__) Davis, widow of Samuel Davis, son of Evan & Mary Davis

Date signed: 1 Oct 1762 Witnesses: Stephen Reeves, Paul Isaac Voto Recorded: Record of Deeds, Book H, XXI, pp. 166-171 (Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia Co., PA).

502 This indenture Made the first Day of October in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Two Between Joseph Davis of Broad River in the Colony of South Carolina Carpenter Jacob Dubre Junr. of the Northern Liberties of the City of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania Yeoman and Hannah his Wife (the said Joseph and Hannah being Two of the Children of Evan Davis late of the said City, Carter, deceased by Mary his Wife also deceased) and Martha Davis of the said City Widow (she being the Widow and Devisee of the Real and Personal Estate late of Samuel Davis deceased another of the Sons of the said deceased Evan Davis and Mary his Wife) of the one

503 - part, and William Davis of the said City of Philadelphia, Skinner, (the Eldest Son of the said deceased Evan and Mary Davis) of the other part... Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Joseph Davis, Jacob Dubre and Hannah his Wife, and Martha Davis for and in Consideration of the Sum of One Hundred and forty Pounds One Shilling lawful Money of Pennsylvania unto them well and truly paid by the said William Davis... Do Grant bargain sell assign set over remise release and confirm unto the said William Davis ... his Heirs and Assigns forever ... the Aforesaid several Lots or pieces of Ground ... and Appurtenances ... To the only proper Use and Behoof of the said William Davis... And the said Joseph Davis for him and his Heirs The said Jacob Dubre for him and his Heirs and for the said Hannah hs Wife and her Heirs And the said Martha Davis for her and her Heirs severally and respectively do hereby covenant to and with the said William Davis his Heirs and Assigns That they ... the said Joseph Davis, Jacob Dubre and Hannah his Wife and Martha Davis and their Heirs respectively And Against all and every other Person and Persons whatsoever lawfully Claiming or to Claim by form or Under them or any of them shall and will Warrant and forever Defend by these Presents. In Witness whereof the said Parties to these presents have Interchangeably set their Hands and Seals hereunto Dated the Day and Year first above written....

Joseph Davis (S)[eal] Jacob Dubre (S)[eal] Hannah [her H mark] Dubre (S)[eal] Martha Davis (S)[eal] . . .

Witness Present at Signing. Stephen Reeves, Paul Isaac Voto

Will of Evan DAVIS, Sr., 1743, Philadelphia, PA Source: Kirk Bentley Barb. 1971. "Extract from Genealogy of Jefferson Davis." Pp. 488-508, Appendix III, in Haskell M. Monroe, Jr. & James T. McIntosh, eds. Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.

Genealogical Summary Testator: Evan Davis (Sr.) [great-grandfather of Jefferson Davis] Wife: Mary Children: Benjamin, William, Samuel, Hannah, Joseph, Evan (Jr.) Date signed: 17 Mar 1743 Date proved: 14 May 1747 Witnesses: Joseph Harmer, Samuel Young, Jno Green Recorded: Register of Wills, Book H, 256 ff. (Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia Co., PA.

Note: text was broken into paragraphs for improved readabilty. Some punctuation was added for the same reason. Boldface added.

491 - In the name of God Amen, I Evan Davis of the City of Philadelphia in the province of Pennsylvania, Carter, being infirm and weak of Body but of Sound and perfect mind and Memory therefore knowing the uncertainty of this Life do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner and form. Imprimis, my Will and Desire is that my just Debts and funeral Expences be fully Satisfyed and paid.

Item I. Give and be-

492 queath unto Mary, my beloved wife, all my Estate whereof I shall die possessed as well moveable as Immoveable Real & personal by her freely to be possessed for & during her natural life, She only paying unto my two Sons hereafter named such Sums of money as I shall bequeath to them at the time prefixed.

Viz., to my Son Joseph the Sum of ten pounds Current money of Pennsylvania when he Shall Arrive at the full age of Twenty one Years, and to my Son Evan whom I desire may be put Apprentice to a Blacksmith as soon as he shall become fit the Sum of Twenty pounds Current money of Pennsylvania when he Shall arrive at the full age of Twenty one Years likewise.

But if it so happen that Mary my Aforesaid wife should die before my Above mentioned Sons Joseph and Evan or Either of them shall arrive at the full age of Twenty one Years as aforesaid then my Will and Desire is my Estate may be kept entire until my Above said Son Evan Attain to the full age of of Twenty one Years and then to be Equally divided amongst all my Children hereafter named, viz., Benjamin, William, Samuel, Hannah, Joseph & Evan, Except the two last mentioned Joseph & Evan, for my will & Desire is that Joseph Shall have twenty pounds more & Evan Thirty pounds4 [more] than Either Benjamin, William, Samuel, or Hannah.

Also5 [it] is my Will and Desire that if my Above said wife Mary should live till my two Sons Joseph & Evan Attain to the full age of Twenty one Years as aforesaid and that my two Sons Joseph & Evan receive from her the Sums before mentioned to be paid by her to them, Yet Notwithstanding after her Decease that my two Sons Joseph and Evan Each receive ten pounds more than Equal Dividend with the rest of my Children before named.

And my will and desire is that if Any of my above named Children should die before that my Aforesaid Son Evan shall attain to the full age of Twenty one Years that then his or hers their or their parts or part Shares or Share Dividends or Dividend be Equally divided amongst the Surviving part of my Children his or hers their or theirs heir or heirs by them to be fully possessed and Enjoyed.

Item. I Constitute my beloved Wife Aforesaid my whole and Sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Disannul all and Every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests & Executors by me in any ways before named Willed and Bequeathed. Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this Seventeenth day of March in the Year of our Lord on Thousand Seven hundred forty & Three.

Evan his ED mark Davis Sign'd Seal'd Publish'd pronounced & Declared by the Said Evan Davis as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers

Joseph Harmer Samuel Young Jno Green

Sources

  1. http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=13232476&pid=27933302


Sources: 1. Kirk Bentley Barb. 1971. "Extract from Genealogy of Jefferson Davis." Appendix III, pp. 488-508 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840. Haskell M. Monroe, Jr., and James T. McIntosh, eds. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge. [Rev. ed. of 1991 not seen.]

2. Will of Evan Davis, Sr., 1743, in which he names his wife and children.

3. Letters of Administration, 1758, to Jacob Dubree, Jr., son-in-law of the deceased Mary (__?__) Davis.

4. Haskell M. Monroe., Jr. & James T. McIntosh, eds. 1971. "Genealogy of the Davis Family." Appendix IV, pp. 505-529 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 1, 1808-1840. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge. [Rev. ed. of 1991 not seen.]

5. Ernesto Caldeira. 1983. "Davis Family Genealogy." Appendix II, pp. 402-416 in Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 4, 1849-1852. Linda Lasswell Christ, Mary Seaton Dix, and Richard E. Beringer, eds. Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge.

6. Genealogy of the Davis Family at Rice University.





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Shouldn't Mary Emory Williams be placed as the wife of Mary (Unknown) Davis?
Davis-14507 and Davis-6640 appear to represent the same person because: based on biographies, these are intended to be the same person, dates need to be resolved with clear sources or evidence explained.
posted by Robin Lee
Edits to be done for the US PRESIDENTS Project, beginning January 8
posted by Eddie King
Davis-31229 and Davis-14507 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate
posted by Mildred Guilbeau

Rejected matches › Evan Davis (1685-1748)

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