Colonel DAVIS Jacob

Colonel DAVIS Jacob[1]

Male 1741 - 1814  (72 years)

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  • Name DAVIS Jacob 
    Prefix Colonel 
    Born 14 Sep 1741  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    _UID B4C9E7F0ADBE4D239DE00B293DD13A82AAD0 
    Died 9 Apr 1814  Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 9 Apr 1814  Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Elm Street Cemetery 
    Colonel Jacob Davis gravestone (full)
    Colonel Jacob Davis gravestone (full)
    Colonel Jacob Davis gravestone (close)
    Colonel Jacob Davis gravestone (close)
    Notes 
    • Founder of Montpelier, Vermont. Davis was a farmer and Colonel in the Worcester County militia, served throughout the Revolution, and likely took part in the crossing of the Delaware and attack on Trenton on Christmas, 1776. In 1780 he became involved in acquiring undeveloped land in Vermont, including obtaining the charter for a town he called Montpelier. In 1787 he moved his family to Brookfield, the settled town closest to his undeveloped land. For the next several years he cleared land in Montpelier, becoming its first permanent settler in 1790, and surveying most of the town and laying out its streets. Davis served for several years in the Vermont House of Representatives, and held several local offices including Justice of the Peace. In addition to operating a successful farm, Davis built a grist mill and saw mill. In the early 1800s, creditors obtained judgments against him, which he believed to be unfair, and he was sentenced to "freedom of the yard," which confined him to an area near the Chittenden County jail. Davis moved to Burlington to comply, and lived there for twelve years, refusing all attempts to settle the suits. In 1814 his creditors offered to settle on terms so favorable to Davis that he decided his honor was satisfied, so he accepted. He then prepared to return to Montpelier, but took ill and died before making the journey.
    Person ID I85117  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2011 

    Father DAVIS Edward, Esq.,   b. 23 Jan 1714, Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1784, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother LARNED Abigail,   b. 7 Apr 1719, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1805, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1735  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F33434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DAVIS Rebeckah,   b. 14 Dec 1744, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1823, Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1769  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. DAVIS Rebeccah,   b. 16 Jun 1770, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1840, Williamstown, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. DAVIS Thomas,   b. 3 Apr 1772, , Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1864, Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. DAVIS Mary,   b. 21 Jun 1773, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1858, Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. DAVIS Hannah,   b. 8 Apr 1774, Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1807, Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     5. DAVIS Lucy,   b. 28 Aug 1782, Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1839, Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. DAVIS Clarissa,   b. 22 Sep 1789, Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1864, Irasburgh, Orleans, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F38649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1741 - Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jan 1769 - Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Apr 1814 - Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Elm Street Cemetery - Aft 9 Apr 1814 - Montpelier, Washington, Vermont
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  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War

  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #22154541 Bill McKern [10/13/2007].

    2. [S4670] Correspondence-Email-WATSON Gar, I84555: LARNED Abigail; recommendation; 26 August 2010; Noyes Family Genealogy web site.
      Early Massachusetts marriages prior to 1800 edited by Frederic William Bailey
      http://books.google.com/books?id=BhH_GDjKhyUC&pg=PA129
      Oxford
      Edward Davis & Abigail Learned, Nov. 11, 1756

      Samuel Davis, of Oxford, Mass., and Joseph Davis, of Dudley, Mass., and their descendants.
      Author: George L Davis; George F Daniels Publisher: North Andover, Mass., 1884.
      http://books.google.com/books?id=KHItAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA10

    3. [S4349] Internet-DB-NEHGS--Mass. VRs to 1850, Oxford births 1:38.

    4. [S4349] Internet-DB-NEHGS--Mass. VRs to 1850, Oxford marriage VR 1:195.

    5. [S4670] Correspondence-Email-WATSON Gar, Re: Proposed Change: NOYES Lizzie A. (I10426); 2 December 2011; Paul M. Noyes.

    6. [S4349] Internet-DB-NEHGS--Mass. VRs to 1850, Oxford marriage VR 1:154.