Davis Family History

Sir John Davis of Hollywood, Glouestershire, England

Sir John Davis of Hollywood, Glouestershire, England B107 SIR JOHN DAVIS: 1st Bart.; K. C. B.; of Hollywood, Co. Gloucester; D.C.L. Oxford; F.R.S.; sometime H.M. plenipotentiary in China; gov. and comm-in-chief in Hongkong; b. 1795; created bart., 1845; m (1) 1822, Emily (dau. of Lieut-Col. Richard Hurnfravs, Bengal, India) (1) Sullivan Francis: acting judge, Arrah, …

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Samuel Davis

M128 SAMUEL DAVIS: 1681—1760; m. (1), Mary Jacob; (2), Mary Weld. (1) Samuel: 1711—1784; m. Ruth Learned. (A) Samuel: 1741—1745. (B) Asa: 1743—1760. (C) Samuel: 1746—1817; m. Mary Rich. (a) Samuel: 1769—1771. (b) Caleb: 1777—1870; m. Mercy Stockwell. Samuel: 1816-1849; m. Margaret Sweet. A. Samuel S.: 1848; m. Mrs. Marcia A. Adams. Ch. (1) Samuel …

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Prominent Davises of America, Past Generations

ANDREW JACKSON DAVIS: spiritualist; b. Orange Co., N. Y., 1826; developed extraordinary clairvoyant powers, 1843. Although uninstructed, he was able to discourse fluently upon medical, psychological, and general subjects. In 1845, while clairvoyant, he dictated his most famous work,— “The Principles of Nature, Her Divine Revelations, and a Voice to Mankind”. ASABEL: antiquary; b. Mass., …

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Prominent British Davises, Past Generations

CHARLES DAVIS: (d. 1755); bookseller and publisher; one of the first to issue priced catalogues of second-hand books. DAVID: (1745—1827); Welsh poet; conducted school at Castle Howel, 1785; translated Scougall’s “Life of God in the Soul of Man” into Welsh. DAVID DANIEL: (1777—1841); physician; M.D., Glasgow, 1801; attended the Duchess of Kent at the birth …

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Prominent British Davises of 1920’s

ALEXANDER DAVIS: b., London, 1861; educ., private; lived and traveled for many years in South Africa; amateur artist and sculptor; 1st editor and later principal owner, The Leader, Nairobi. Pubs: “The Native Problem in South Africa”. Add: Nairobi, Kenya Colony. ARTHUR CHARLES: M. Inst., C.E.M.I., Mech. E.; Managing Director, Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers; b. 1877; …

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Prominent American Davises of 1920’s

ARCHILLES EDWARD DAVIS: ophthalmologist; b. Harrodsburg, Ky., 1866; s. H. C.; author of numerous articles, incl. “The Refraction of the Eye”, etc. Add. New York. ALEXANDER MACDONALD: army official. ARTHUR KYLE: college pres.; b. Petersburg, Va., 1867; s. Williams Thomas; founder, and lecturer 2 yrs., Shakespearean Club; twice pres., Va. Assn. Colls. and Schs. for …

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Davis Officers of The Continental Army

Davises in the American Revolution Officers of The Continental Army Aaron Davis (Mass.). Captain Massachusetts Militia, 1775; Colonel of same in 1776. (Died 1777.) Abner (Pa.). 3d Lieutenant 2d Battalion of Miles’ Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, 28th March 1776; resigned 19th October 1776. Abraham (N. C.). Adjutant 7th North Carolina, 22d December 1776; resigned 2lst November …

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Davis of Well Close

The following titled Davis families are listed in BURKE’S GENERAL ARMORY: Hollywood, Co. Gloucester, Bart.; Bristol; Co. Kent (two families); London and Westminster, 1746; Co. Salop; Co. Hereford; Leytonstone, Co. Essex; Fenton House, Hampstead Heath; Kill, Co. Kildare; Viscount Mount Cashell, Sir Paul Davis Knt.; Sir William Davis, Lord Chief Justice, King’s Bench, Ireland; Major …

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Davis In The American Revolution

The following Davises served in the American Revolution from the respective colonies. Figures following some of the names indicate the number of times those names appear on the records examined: Connecticut: Abigail, Abraham-2, Abram, Amasa, Amaza, Amos-4, Barden, Barnabas, Bartholomew, Clarke-3, Daniel-10, David-6, Deborah, Ebenezer-2, Elisha, George-2, Hezekiah-2, Isaac-3, Ishmall, Jacob-3, James-9, James, Jr., Jesse-2, …

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Davis Family History

The Davis family is among the forty-nine “best families” selected by the American Historical-Genealogical Society for whom the Society has published family histories during the past few years. The Davis family has been prominent in the British Empire and in the United States, its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family …

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