Richard Davis, Sr. (1723 - 1788)

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Birthplace: Davidsonville, Anne Arundel, MD
Death: Died
Managed by: Daniel Walton
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About Richard Davis, Sr.

Richard's will is recorded in Washington County, MD, dated March 20, 1787 was probated February 26, 1788.

American Revolutionary War

He and members of his family "made brilliant and distinguished records in the Revolutionary War" in which Richard was a Colonel. There is also a letter from Genl. George Washington regarding Capt. Richard Davis (Richard's son) 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. Davis Family Revolutionary War Records

Family

  • Parents: Richard Davis b: 26 APR 1697 in Davidsonville, Anne Arundel, Maryland & Ruth Warfield b: 26 OCT 1697 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland

Married:

  1. 26 MAR 1746 in Anne Arundel, Maryland to Sophia Simpson b: 1724.
  2. before 1783 to Rachel.

Children

  1. Richard Davis b: 10 JUN 1750
  2. Amos Davis b: 25 JAN 1753
  3. Rezin Davis b: 1757
  4. Darius Davis b: 1747
  5. Albinus Davis b: 1765
  6. Dennis Davis b: 1755
  7. Isaac Davis b: 1763

Sources

  1. [S145] Davis Families of Montgomery County, Maryland by William Neal Hurley, Jr., Heritage Books, Inc., Maryland, 2001 (Our Maryland Heritage, Book 22), p. 64

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Col. Richard Davis's Timeline

1723
January 10, 1723
Anne Arundel, MD
1746
March 26, 1746
Age 23
Anne Arundel, Maryland
1747
1747
Age 23
1750
July 10, 1750
Age 27
Howard, MD
1753
January 25, 1753
Age 30
Anne Arundel, MD
1755
1755
Age 31
1757
1757
Age 33
1763
1763
Age 39
1765
March 26, 1765
Age 42
Hagerstown, Washington, MD
1788
1788
Age 64