Richard Davis (c.1750 - 1801)

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Birthplace: Queen Caroline Parish, Howard, MD
Death: Died
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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  • There's a letter from Genl. George Washington regarding Capt. Richard Davis who appears to have been a prisoner of war who set out for the "back country" once he was "paroled" which didn't seem to sit well with Genl. Washington. (2)


  1. Name: Richard Davis Gender: Male Birth Date: 10 Jun 1750 Birth Place: Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish, Howard, Maryland Father's Name: Richard Davis Mother's Name: Sophia Symson FHL Film Number: 14358 Source Information: Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1600–1995." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  2. Davis Family Revolutionary War Records
  3. "Seventhly I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Davis, Regin Davis and William Davis (Children of my son Richard Davis) to them and their heirs Executors and Administrators forever a Negro Slave Called Daniel or the value of him is to be devided Among the above Mentioned three Children of my Son Richard equally, or the Survivor or Survivors fo them when teh Youngest shall arrive at the age of Twenty One Years in case they Cannot agree about the manner of Dividing the Value of the said Negro Daniel he is to be sold by the eldest which may be then living at public Vendue at the period above mentioned when the Youngest of them which may be living shall arrive to Lawful age, and until that time my son Richard is to take care of the said Negro Daniel." WILL OF COL. RICHARD DAVIS (1787) Recorded in Washington County, Maryland
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Capt. Richard Davis's Timeline

July 10, 1750
Howard, MD
July 10, 1750
Howard, Maryland
July 26, 1801
Age 51