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Joseph Davis

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Death: 1772 (63)
Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Davis and Sarah Davis
Husband of Mary Davis and Amy Davis
Father of Sarah Nichols; Abigail Gunn-Strong; Mary Arnold; Joseph Davis; Hannah Welton and 3 others
Brother of Daniel Davis and Betty Davis

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About Captain Joseph Davis

George Davis gives his birth date as 3 June 1708; the vital records show it as 30 June 1708, and the History of Derby also uses that date. Joseph was made Ensign, 2nd Company, Derby, in October 1750; Lieutenant in May 1752, and Captain of the Company at Oxford in October 1754. Oxford was then Oxford parish in the town of Derby. He is a qualifying ancestor for Colonial Dames. His will was proved 5 July 1784. Jacobus says "At the beginning it looks as if it was dated January 29, 1760 and at the end it was signed Jan 30, 1760 but as that was 24 years before he died and he names married children who did not marry in 1760, (perhaps the date was copied into the record book (New Haven Probate Vol 14, pp 29)) that while meant for 1780 it looks like 1760. The will calls his wife Amy, and gives her use of land for dower (?) and all the movables "she brought to me" showing she was a second wife." The will gives to granddaughter Lois Nichols 10s, to son Joseph Davis 5s, to daughter Abigail Gunn 5s, to daughter Mary Arnold 5s, and to son John Davis "all the land I die possessing of and half the house and barn all livestock, husbandry and carpentry tools, also all my Military Armour, guns and swords . bet Abraham Basset with my son John as the executive. Witnesses, Abraham Basset, Nathan Fairchild, Lois Fairchild. Those cut off with the small amounts had received the bulk of their portions, the will indicates, including the double portion of the son Joseph."

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Captain Joseph Davis's Timeline

1708
June 30, 1708
Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1735
November 26, 1735
Age 27
Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1738
April 12, 1738
Age 29
Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1740
October 10, 1740
Age 32
Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1743
July 10, 1743
Age 35
Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1744
September 16, 1744
Age 36
1748
February 2, 1748
Age 39
Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1752
July 4, 1752
Age 44
Oxford, New Haven County, CT
1755
September 28, 1755
Age 47
Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States