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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Manasquam, Monmouth, Rhode Island
Occupation: married 8-25-1715 Rhode Island
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About John Davis, Sr, Reverend

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ID: I4826

Title: Rev.

Name: John DAVIS

Given Name: John

Surname: Davis 1 2

Sex: M

Birth: 05 MAY 1692 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Death: 18 APR 1754 in Manasquam, Monmouth, Rhode Island

Religion: Seventh-day Baptist

Father: William DAVIS b: 1663 in Glamorganshire, Wales

Mother: Elizabeth BRISLEY b: 1670 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island

Marriage 1 Elizabeth MAXSON b: 07 NOV 1695 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island

Married: 25 AUG 1715 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island

Children

Elizabeth DAVIS b: 17 APR 1717 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island
Thomas William DAVIS b: 15 MAY 1719 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., New Jersey
Martha DAVIS b: 14 AUG 1721 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut
John DAVIS Jr. b: 18 SEP 1723 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island
Joseph DAVIS Sr. b: 24 SEP 1726
Anna DAVIS b: 23 JAN 1728 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island
Judith DAVIS b: 07 APR 1731 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island
Experience DAVIS b: 1734 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island
Mary 'Molly' DAVIS b: 05 DEC 1737 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island

Sources:

Title: The Maxson Family, Descendants of John Maxson and wife Mary Mosher of Westerly, Rhode Island

Author: Walter LeRoy Brown

Publication: Eddy Printing Co., Albion, N. Y, 1954

Page: 4, 6

Title: Davis, The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia

Author: Susie Davis Nicholson

Publication: Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church, 1992

Page: 3, 7

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REV. JOHN DAVIS was the son of William Davis, whose

biography appears in the first chapter of this book. He was

born in or near Philadelphia, in the year 1692. Probably

about the year 1710, he accompanied his parents to Westerly,

Rhode Island, where he was baptized May 25, 1713, by his

father, and admitted to membership in the Westerly Church on

the 22d of the following June.

In the year 1715, he was married to Elisabeth Clarke, the

daughter of Joseph Clarke, Jr.

On November 9, 1743, the Westerly Church called him

to ordination as a Gospel minister, but he declined to accept

ordination.

Soon afterward, he removed to Shrewsbury, New Jersey,

in company with his father, and other members of the family.

On June 19, 1746, the Shrewsbury Church, of which he

was a constituent member, called him to ordination, and

arrangements were made at once to send him to Westerly

to be ordained. Accordingly, five days afterward, taking a

letter written by Joseph Maxson in behalf of the Shrewsbury

Church, to the church at Westerly, making known the wishes

of the former church, he set sail for Westerly, where he arrived

safely after a week's voyage. Here the letter was read to the

Westerly Church at the Sabbath service on July 12. The

Westerly Church at once voted to grant the request, and on the

afternoon of the following day, he was ordained. The ordination

service was conducted by Rev. Joseph Maxson, assisted

by Rev. John Maxson and Deacon Clarke'.

He returned to Shrewsbury, but after serving the church

about eight years as its pastor, he died at Manasquan, in the

town of Shrewsbury, August 18, 1854.

source: A History of the Seventh Day Baptists in West Virginia

By Corliss Fitz Randolph

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From "The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia" (Nicholson)

John accompanied his parents to Westerly, Rhode Island about the year 1710, where he was admitted to membership in the Westerly Seventh Day Baptist Church, 22 June 1713.

The Westerly Church called John Davis to ordination as a gospel minister 9 November 1743, a request which he declined. Soon after he moved his family to Shrewsbury, New Jersey where he joined his father and other relatives in organizing the Shrewsbury Church. After the death of his father, the Shrewsbury Church called him to ordination, 19 June 1746. He sailed to Westerly for the ceremony, where he was ordained by Rev. Joseph Maxson, assisted by Rev, John Maxson and Deacon Clarke. John Davis had been a deacon of the Westerly Church for thirty years previously.

The first Record Book of the Shrewsbury Church was purchased by Rev. John Davis and presented to the Church, 26 December 1752, for which he was paid from the Church funds. This was the same book which the migrant groujp carried to Virginia with them in 1789.

"These were the people who were the constituent members of the Shrewsbury Seventh Day Baptist Church: William Davis, Minister, and wife, Elizabeth; Thomas and wife Bethia; John Davis and his wife Elisabeth; Thomas Babcock and his wife Ruth; Thomas Davis and his wife Bethia; William Brand, Jr. and his wife, Elisabeth; Joseph Davis; Mary Stillman; Elisabeth Davis, Hr. (Alias) Maxson; Judith Davis, wife of James Davis."

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From "The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia" (Nicholson)

John accompanied his parents to Westerly, Rhode Island about the year 1710, where he was admitted to membership in the Westerly Seventh Day Baptist Church, 22 June 1713.

The Westerly Church called John Davis to ordination as a gospel minister 9 November 1743, a request which he declined. Soon after he moved his family to Shrewsbury, New Jersey where he joined his father and other relatives in organizing the Shrewsbury Church. After the death of his father, the Shrewsbury Church called him to ordination, 19 June 1746. He sailed to Westerly for the ceremony, where he was ordained by Rev. Joseph Maxson, assisted by Rev, John Maxson and Deacon Clarke. John Davis had been a deacon of the Westerly Church for thirty years previously.

The first Record Book of the Shrewsbury Church was purchased by Rev. John Davis and presented to the Church, 26 December 1752, for which he was paid from the Church funds. This was the same book which the migrant groujp carried to Virginia with them in 1789.

"These were the people who were the constituent members of the Shrewsbury Seventh Day Baptist Church: William Davis, Minister, and wife, Elizabeth; Thomas and wife Bethia; John Davis and his wife Elisabeth; Thomas Babcock and his wife Ruth; Thomas Davis and his wife Bethia; William Brand, Jr. and his wife, Elisabeth; Joseph Davis; Mary Stillman; Elisabeth Davis, Hr. (Alias) Maxson; Judith Davis, wife of James Davis."

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From "The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia" (Nicholson)

John accompanied his parents to Westerly, Rhode Island about the year 1710, where he was admitted to membership in the Westerly Seventh Day Baptist Church, 22 June 1713.

The Westerly Church called John Davis to ordination as a gospel minister 9 November 1743, a request which he declined. Soon after he moved his family to Shrewsbury, New Jersey where he joined his father and other relatives in organizing the Shrewsbury Church. After the death of his father, the Shrewsbury Church called him to ordination, 19 June 1746. He sailed to Westerly for the ceremony, where he was ordained by Rev. Joseph Maxson, assisted by Rev, John Maxson and Deacon Clarke. John Davis had been a deacon of the Westerly Church for thirty years previously.

The first Record Book of the Shrewsbury Church was purchased by Rev. John Davis and presented to the Church, 26 December 1752, for which he was paid from the Church funds. This was the same book which the migrant groujp carried to Virginia with them in 1789.

"These were the people who were the constituent members of the Shrewsbury Seventh Day Baptist Church: William Davis, Minister, and wife, Elizabeth; Thomas and wife Bethia; John Davis and his wife Elisabeth; Thomas Babcock and his wife Ruth; Thomas Davis and his wife Bethia; William Brand, Jr. and his wife, Elisabeth; Joseph Davis; Mary Stillman; Elisabeth Davis, Hr. (Alias) Maxson; Judith Davis, wife of James Davis."

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"Went with his father in 1710 to Westerly, Washington Co, RI. In 1743 hewent to Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ. He helped his father start the firstSeventh Day Baptist church there in 1746. He served 6 years. Rev. JohnDavis was the son of William Davis who was born in Wales in 1663 and cameto America in 1684."

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John Davis, Sr, Reverend's Timeline

1692
May 5, 1692
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1715
August 25, 1715
Age 23
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, United States
1717
April 17, 1717
Age 24
Westerly, Providence County (Present Washington County), Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1719
May 15, 1719
Age 27
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
1721
August 14, 1721
Age 29
Westerly, New London, Rhode Island
1723
September 18, 1723
Age 31
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
1726
September 24, 1726
Age 34
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
1728
January 23, 1728
Age 35
Westerly, Washington Co., RI
1731
April 7, 1731
Age 38
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
1734
October 19, 1734
Age 42
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA