Maria's Top 9 Matches
About Maria Davis (Mott)
Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell
Maria, born 30th of 3d month, 1818; married, 26th of 10th
month, 1836, Edward M. Davis, born in Philadelphia 2 1st of 7th
month, 1811 ; died in Boston, 26th of 11th month, 1887; son
of Evan and Elizabeth Davis of Philadelphia, and grandson of
Samuel Davis of Plymouth, Montgomery County, Pa. His
grandfather was Captain in the American army in the Revolution,
and his father was Captain in the war of 1812, although
both were members of the Society of Friends, and Edward M.
Davis himself was on the staff of General John C. Fremont in
Missouri during the Rebellion, with the rank of Captain.
Edward M. Davis, at the time of his marriage, was a merchant
in Philadelphia, and was deeply interested in the anti-Slavery
movement, and in various other efforts of reform. For all the
later years of his life, his home was at " Roadside." Their eldest
daughter, Anna Davis Hallowell, is the author of the biography
of James and Lucretia Mott above mentioned, and her husband,
Richard P. Hallowell, has written two or three small volumes in
defence of Quakerism and of Freedom : one, " The Quaker Invasion
of Massachusetts;" the second, "The Pioneer Quakers," and
a third, " The Southern Question." In recognition of these services,
their portraits are introduced in this volume. Their home
is at West Medford, near Boston, Mass. Edward and Maria (Mott)
Davis had —
(a.) Anna Davis, born 21st of 4th month, 1838; married, 20th
of 10th month, 1859, Richard P. Hallowell, born 10th of
12th month, 1835 ; son of Morris L. and Hannah P. Hallowell.
(b) Henry C. Davis, born 14th of 9th month, 1839; married
Martha Mellor, born 10th of 11th month, 1842, died at
Nice, France, in 1874.
Henry C. Davis married 2d, Noami Lawton, born 24th of
9th month, 1842
(c.) Charles Davis, born 1841, died 1841.
(d.) Charles Davis, born 1845, died 1850.
(e.) William M. Davis, born 12th of 2d month, 1850; assistant
of Professor Shaler, Professor of Geology in Harvard
College and State Geologist of Kentucky ; married, 11th
month, 1879, Ellen Bliss Warner, of Springfield, Mass.,