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|John Davis||Immigrant Ancestor||see FAMILY TREE|
|Born: 1626 East Fairlegh , Kent, England
|Married: 15 Mar 1647/48 Eastham, Barnstable, MA
|Died: Apr 1703 Barnstable, Barnstable, MA (at the age of 77)|
1. John Davis b. 15 Jan 1648/49
2. Samuel Davis b. 15 Dec 1651
3. Hannah Davis b. 03 Jan 1652/53
4. Mary Davis b. 03 Jan 1652/53
5. Joseph Davis b. 1656
6. Benjamin Davis b. Jun/1656
7. Simon Davis b. 15/Jul/1656
8. Dolar Davis b. 01 Oct 1660
9. Timothy Davis b. 1662
10. Jabez Davis b. 1663
11. Mercy Davis b. 1665
12. Ruth Davis
From Horace Davis, Dolor Davis: A Sketch of His Life with a Record of His Earlier Descendants (1881), p. 33:
John Davis, son of Dolor and Margery, b. in England about 1626, m. March 15, 1648/9, Hannah, dau. of Robert Lynnell of Barnstable. Davis lived in Barnstable, and d. there 1703; was a farmer and house-carpenter. His name appears frequently in Barnstable town records in connection with transfers of real estate, negotiations with Indians, and in other capacities. He took the oath of fidelity at Barnstable, 1657; was surveyor of highways in 1656, 1671, 1672, 1675, and 1677; sole executor of his father's will, 1673; on grand inquest, 1682; he owned considerable real estate at various places and settled portions of it on his sons during his own life. His will is dated May 10, 1701, and speaks of his wife as living, also of sons John, Benjamin, Samuel, Dollar, Timothy, and Jabez, of daughters Mercy, Ruth Lynnell, and Mary Hincley; also of Hannah Jones's five children, son John's four eldest sons, granddaughter Mary Goodspeed, and grandson Joseph Davis. Will proved April 9, 1703. Amount of inventory, L268 12s. 4d.
From Dolor Davis a Sketch of His Life, by Horace Davis, 1881
Married 3/15/1640 to Hannah, daughter of Robert Lynell. Had 12 children: John Paine Davis was born in Maine, graduated West Point, and was assigned to the south. He was involved with moving the Cherokee from Georgia to Indian Territory, AR. & OK He was stationed at Ft. Gibson Stockade in OK and met and married a Cherokee woman named Elizabeth Motay. Had a daughter, Neosho. [this information comes from Carolyn Hill the gggranddaughter of Neosho] Information from Kaneitha Boyd: John was born in Eastfarleight, England, and died January 1702/1703 in Barnstable, Mass. He married Hannah Linnell March 15, 1647/48 IN Horsemandon, England , daughter of Robert Linnell and Jemimah House. She was born April 17,1625 in London, England and died 1701 in Barnstable, Mass. According to Lynn Hammond - John was bequeathed the Concord homestead. He was the sole executor of his father's will in 1673. His occupation was fa rmer and house carpenter. His name appears frequently in Barnstable town records in connection with frequent transfers of real estate, negotiations with Indians, and in other capacities. He took oath of fidelity at Barnstable in 1657. He was the surveyor of highways in 1656, 1671,1672,1675,1677. His will speaks of his wife as living, also of sons John Benjamin, Samuel, Dollar, Timothy and Jabez and of daughters Mercy Ruth Lynnell and Mary Hincley; also of Hannah Jones' five children, son John's four eldest sons, granddaughter Mary Goodspeed and grandson, Joseph Davis. His will was proved April 9, 1703. Amount of inventory: L268 12s.4d. He owned considerable real estate at various places and settled portions of it on his sons during his own life.
From Thomas Hatch of Barnstable & Some of His Descendants, page 224:
JOHN2 DAVIS, born in County Kent, England, died in Barnstable, Massachusetts, in 1703. Of the first settlers, he is said to have been one of the last three survivors. His home lot was the first on the west side of Baker's Lane, now called Hyannis Road. It contained eight acres and the deed bears date, October 15, 1649.
In 1658 he sold six acres of his home lot to Samuel Norman, described as "bounded easterly by Hyannis Road." In 1665 Samuel Norman reconveyed to him this property with dwelling house thereon, subsequently called Norman's Hill. He owned thirteen acres on the east of Hyannis Road and an additional five acres south, lying on both sides of Hyannis Road. Among his other parcels of land were one-half an acre on the north side of the County Road, opposite his house, improved as an orchard and garden, and two acres within the present dyke, bounded westerly by Rendezvous Creek.
His will was dated May 10, 1701, and was proved April 9, 1703. He bequeaths to his eldest son John, "all that parcel of upland and swamp about fourteen acres" that "he now possess and dwells on." He gives to his daughter Mercy "for her tender care and labor past done for me and her mother" œœ20 in money and œœ5 a year so long as she continues to attend me and her mother or the longest liver "with diet, washing, and lodging with her brother Benjamin, one cow and heifer, two sheep, two swine and at her mothers decease one half of the household stuff and bedding forever, and the southward end of the house so long as she shall live a single life."
To his son Benjamin he gives the major part of his estate in consideration of the care he is to give them.
He names the following children in his will: Dolar, Timothy, Jabez, daughters Ruth Linnell, Hannah Jones's five children, son John's four eldest sons, granddaughter Mary Goodspeed, grandson Joseph Davis, and daughter Mary Hinckley.
John Davis mentions as his wife, Hannah, daughter of Mr. Robert Linnell of Barnstable, married by Mr. Prince, at Eastham, March 15, 1648.(**)
(*) Barnstable Families, Part I, pp. 289-292; (**) Ibid, pp. 293