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Samuel Davis, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Dolor Davis and Margery Davis
Husband of Mary Davis (Meddowes) and Ruth Davis
Father of John Davis; Patience Riddland; Mercy Davis; Samuel Davis, of Concord; Barnabus Davis and 6 others
Brother of John Davis Sr; Mary Lewis; Elizabeth Owen; Lt Simon Davis and Ruth Hall

Occupation: Husbandman, yeoman, carpender, house builder
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About Samuel Davis, Sr.

Samuel Davis was made freeman March 91, 1689-90. He was with Major Simon Willard at the Brookfield fight on Sept. 28, 167'5. (King Philip's War, p. 121.)

His farm was on the back road from Concord to Bedford, about three miles from Concord town, on the edge of the river meadow.

Family

 * Parents: Dolor Davis (1599 - ____) & Margery Willard Davis

Married

  1.   Mary Meadows Davis (1639 - 1710)

Sources

-------------------- Samuel Davis, born July 11,1639 in Cambridge Ma; died October 30, 1720 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA. He was the son of Dolar Kent Davis and Marjory Willard. He married Mary Meadows. Mary Meadows, born Abt. 1639 in Lynn, Essex Co. MA; died October l7, 1710 in Concord Middlesex Co., MA. She was the daughter of Philip Meadows and Elizabeth lggleden. Notes for Samuel Davis: First married to Mary Meades [Meddowes] who died l0/17/l710 then married Ruth Taylor who dies in 1720 Had at least 7 children. Samuel Davis was a Freeman, March 21, 1689 to 1690.He was with Major Simon Willard at the Brookfield fight on Sept. 28, 167'5. (King Philip's War, p. 121.) He settled in that part of Concord which became Bedford, and his homestead is still owned by his descendants today. It is located on the back road from Concord to Bedford, about 3 miles from Concord, on the edge of the river meadow. A well is there which he is said to have dug. He was still living March15,1714 and had already settled upon his sons most of his land during his life time. According to Savage Report, Eleazer, Stephen and Simon were triplets b. 5/26/1680 in Concord. On June 20,1690, Samuel petitioned Concord authorities for 'a bridal path from his house to Billerica road In 1706 he conveys houses and lands to his 'two well beloved sons.' On May 8,1713 he sells house, barn and 9 acres to Eleazer Davis for L50. It appears that he gave his property to his family while living'"

Dolor Davis A Sketch of his Life With A Record of his Earlier Descendants by Horace Davis printed in 1881 page 40 the paragraph is a direct quote it states: " Samuel Davis, son of Dolor and Margery, birth unknown; married at Lynn, January 11, 1665 or 66, Mary Meddowes. She died at Concord, October 3, 1710. Samuel married second wife October 18, 1711, Ruth Taylor. Ruth died August 6, 1720. Samuel was a freeman March 21, 1689 or 90. He settled in that part of Concord which afterward became Bedford, and his homestead is owned by his descendants to-day. He is my lineal ancestor , (Mine too) and I visited his farm on the back road ( now this description is back in 1881 or so) from Concord to Bedford, about three miles from Concord, on the edge of the river meadow. A well is there which Samuel is said to have dug. Mr. Benjamin J. Davis, the owner of the property, kindly loaned me some ancient deeds, dating from 1694 to1712, and containing signatures of Samuel Davis and some of his family. From these I learned that he was still living March 15, 1714, and had already settled upon his sons most of his land during his own lifetime. Samuel's name sometimes appears on the Concord records, but he took little part in public affairs. In his deeds he styles himself husbandman and yeoman. The date of his death and place of burial are unknown."

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Samuel Davis, Sr.'s Timeline

1629
June 26, 1629
Tetbury, Gloucs.
1636
December 21, 1636
England, United Kingdom
1639
July 11, 1639
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1656
1656
Age 16
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
1664
March 10, 1664
Age 24
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1666
October 27, 1666
Age 27
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1669
January 21, 1669
Age 29
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 21, 1669
Age 29
1672
April 17, 1672
Age 32
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1673
March 26, 1673
Age 33
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony