DAVIS Edward, Esq.[1]

Male 1714 - 1784  (70 years)


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  • Name DAVIS Edward 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 23 Jan 1714  Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 7E485D260AC84CF18E3C8B82E6AD8F75C6AF 
    Died 30 Aug 1784  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (died in the 71st year of his age.)
    Buried Aft 30 Aug 1784  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    South Cemetery 
    Edward Davis gravestone
    Edward Davis gravestone
    Edward & Abigail (Larned) Davis gravestones
    Edward & Abigail (Larned) Davis gravestones
    Notes 
    • Edward Davis, Esq., was for many years a very influential citi/,en of Oxford and much in public life ; captain of militia in time of the French War, and marched with thirty-three men of his company, for the relief of Fort William Henry, as far as Sheffield, Mass., and returned, having. been out sixteen days. He retained his connection with the militia and was from 1763 to 1771 major of the first Worcester Countv regiment, under Col. John Chandler, but was too far advanced in years to take an active part in the revolutionarv contest. From 1740 to 1780 he was constantly in town office ; fifteen years representative to the legislature, many years selectman, and moderator in town meetings. From 1760 onward, he was many years justice of the peace, doing much business, especially in performing the marriage ceremony; occupied positions of trust, and settled many estates. In 1772 he was the chairman of the town's committee to oppose the setting off of the town of Ward ; in 1775, member of the Provincial Congress at Watertown.
      He settled i1f the easterly part of the town, on a farm given him by his father in 1740. Here he built a commodious and well finished house, which is still standing. Of the seven sons born and reared here, the youngest, Jonathan, only remained in town. He succeeded to the homestead and enlarged and much improved the house. The farm in 1872 passed out of the possession of the Davis family. Edward Davis, Esq., was an extensive land holder in Charlton and Dudley, as well as Oxford.
    Person ID I85103  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2011 

    Father Deacon DAVIS Samuel,   b. 23 Jun 1681, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1760, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother CHAMBERLAIN Mary,   b. 1 Aug 1687, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1730, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1709  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F33435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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
    Children 
     1. DAVIS Ebenezer,   b. 18 Sep 1736, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. DAVIS Edward,   b. 5 Sep 1739, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Colonel DAVIS Jacob,   b. 14 Sep 1741, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1814, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. DAVIS Nathaniel,   b. 28 May 1743, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. DAVIS Abigail,   b. 20 Apr 1745, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. DAVIS Elizabeth,   b. 22 Jun 1747, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. DAVIS Reuben,   b. 17 May 1749, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. DAVIS Jonathan,   b. Dec 1750, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1760  (Age ~ 9 years)
     9. DAVIS Levi,   b. Nov 1752, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. DAVIS Mary,   b. 9 Feb 1755, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. DAVIS Martha,   b. 27 Mar 1758, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. DAVIS Nathan,   b. 27 May 1761, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F33434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [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

    2. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #71375548.

    3. [S4349] Internet-DB-NEHGS--Mass. VRs to 1850, Oxford death VR 1:277.

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