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Maria Davis (Mott)

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Mott and Lucretia Mott
Wife of Edward M Davis
Mother of William Morris Davis ("father of American geography") and Anna Coffin Hallowell
Sister of Anna Hopper; Thomas Mott; Elizabeth Cavender and Martha Lord

Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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About Maria Davis

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.,

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Maria Davis's Timeline

March 30, 1818
October 26, 1836
Age 18
April 21, 1838
Age 20
Age 31
August 6, 1897
Age 79