Addington Davenport1

b. 16 May 1701, d. 8 September 1746
Father*Addington Davenport2 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Wainwright2 d. 1756
Birth*16 May 1701Addington Davenport was born on 16 May 1701 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3
Baptism18 May 1701 and was baptized on 18 May 1701 at Brattle Square Church, Boston. The church record noted his age as one week.1
Education*1719Addington graduated from Harvard College, Boston, in 1719.4
Marriage*23 December 1729He married first Jane Hirst, daughter of Grove Hirst and Elizabeth Sewall, on 23 December 1729 in Boston.4
Occupation* He had studied for the law, and entered upon his profession when he was called to the ministry instead.4
(Husband) Deathbefore 1738Addington became a widower when Jane (Hirst) Davenport died before 1738.4
Marriage9 May 1738He married second Ann Faneuil, daughter of Benjamin Faneuil, on 9 May 1738 in Boston.4,5
Religion* He was second clergyman of St. Andrew's church in Scituate, Plymouth County, from 1730 to 1737, and next assistant minister of King's Chapel in Boston from April 1737 to May 1740 when he left to become the first rector of Trinity Church.4
(Husband) Death15 November 1744Addington became a widower for the second time when Ann (Faneuil) Davenport died on 15 November 1744.4,6
Death*8 September 1746He died on 8 September 1746 in Boston at age 45.4

Family

Jane Hirst b. 4 Sep 1709, d. b 1738
Children1.Addington Davenport4 b. 1731
2.Jane Davenport4 b. 1733
3.Elizabeth Davenport4

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 125. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 128.
  3. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  4. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", page 113.
  5. [S337] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850.
  6. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Addington Davenport1

b. 1731
Father*Addington Davenport1 b. 16 May 1701, d. 8 Sep 1746
Mother*Jane Hirst1 b. 4 Sep 1709, d. b 1738
Birth*1731Addington Davenport was born in 1731.1

Citations

  1. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 113. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."

Eleazer Davenport1

b. 21 November 1709, d. 28 January 1710
Father*Addington Davenport2 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Wainwright2 d. 1756
Birth*21 November 1709Eleazer Davenport was born on 21 November 1709 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Baptism27 November 1709He was baptized on 27 November 1709, the church record noting his age as one week, at Brattle Square Church, Boston,1
Death*28 January 1710 and died two months later on 28 January 1710.1,4

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 129. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 128.
  3. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  4. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", page 112, noting the date as 29 Jan.

Eleazer Davenport1

b. 19 May 1712, d. 30 May 1712
Father*Addington Davenport2 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Wainwright2 d. 1756
Birth*19 May 1712Eleazer Davenport was born on 19 May 1712 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
Baptism25 May 1712He was baptized on 25 May 1712 at Brattle Square Church, Boston,1
Death*30 May 1712 and died five days later on 30 May 1712.1

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 132. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 128.
  3. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."

Eleazer Davenport1

d. 8 October 1678
Marriage*He married Rebecca Addington, daughter of Isaac Addington.1
Death*8 October 1678He died on 8 October 1678.1

Family

Rebecca Addington b. 1648
Children1.Addington Davenport+1 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
2.Eleazer Davenport1 b. 13 Apr 1674
3.Rebecca Davenport1 b. 7 Aug 1676, d. 15 May 1718
4.Nathaniel Davenport1 b. 20 Jun 1678

Citations

  1. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 111. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."

Eleazer Davenport1

b. 13 April 1674
Father*Eleazer Davenport1 d. 8 Oct 1678
Mother*Rebecca Addington1 b. 1648
Birth*13 April 1674Eleazer Davenport was born on 13 April 1674.1

Citations

  1. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 111. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."

Elizabeth Davenport1

b. 20 December 1704
Father*Addington Davenport2 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Wainwright3 d. 1756
Birth*20 December 1704Elizabeth Davenport was born on 20 December 1704 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),4
Baptism24 December 1704 was baptized on 24 December 1704 at Brattle Square Church, Boston.2
Marriage*10 March 1721She married William Dudley Esq., son of Governor Joseph Dudley and Rebecca Tyng, on 10 March 1721 at the Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by the Reverend Benjamin Colman.1,4
(Wife) Death10 August 1743Elizabeth became a widow when Colonel William Dudley died on 10 August 1743.5

Family

Colonel William Dudley b. 20 Oct 1686, d. 10 Aug 1743
Children1.Elizabeth Dudley6 b. 16 May 1724, d. 1 Nov 1805
2.Rebecca Dudley6,7 b. 28 May 1726, d. 30 Jan 1809
3.Lucy Dudley+1 b. 15 Feb 1727, d. 18 Nov 1768
4.Catharine Dudley6 b. 27 Dec 1729, d. 28 Jun 1769
5.Thomas Dudley6 b. 9 Sep 1731, d. 9 Nov 1769
6.Joseph Dudley6 b. 1732, d. 27 Sep 1767
7.Mary Dudley+6 b. 10 Aug 1736, d. 6 Feb 1796
8.Ann Dudley8 d. 1775

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston Marriages, 1720-1751. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 126. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston Births, Marriages, Deaths.
  4. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  5. [S1013] Unidentified author, "Gov. Thomas Dudley and his Descendants", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 10, pages 133-142 and pages 337-340 (April and October 1856): page 338. Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dudley and his Descendants."
  6. [S1013] Unidentified author, "Thomas Dudley and his Descendants."
  7. [S1015] Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, "The Family of Capt. John Gerrish: Old Boston Families, Number Two", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 67, pages 105-115 (April 1913): pages 113-115, noting her mother's name incorrectly as "Rebecca" Davenport. Hereinafter cited as "The Family of Capt. John Gerrish."
  8. [S1013] Unidentified author, "Thomas Dudley and his Descendants", page 340.

Elizabeth Davenport1

Father*Addington Davenport1 b. 16 May 1701, d. 8 Sep 1746
Mother*Jane Hirst1 b. 4 Sep 1709, d. b 1738
Birth*Elizabeth Davenport was born.1
Marriage*She married ______ Hatch.2
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Elizabeth Hatch, described as his beloved niece, was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Elizabeth (Davenport) Hatch, or her heirs in the case of her decease, 5 pounds sterling and to both Elizabeth and Jane Faneuil their grandfather's and grandmother's deuce-paste pictures.3

Family

______ Hatch

Citations

  1. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 113. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  2. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", page 116.
  3. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Jane Davenport1

b. 1733
Father*Addington Davenport1 b. 16 May 1701, d. 8 Sep 1746
Mother*Jane Hirst1 b. 4 Sep 1709, d. b 1738
Birth*1733Jane Davenport was born in 1733.1
Marriage*9 June 1753She married Benjamin Faneuil Jr., son of Benjamin Faneuil, on 9 June 1753 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Jane Faneuil, described as his beloved niece, was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Jane (Davenport) Faneuil, or her heirs in the case of her decease, 5 pounds sterling and to both Jane and Elizabeth Hatch their grandfather's and grandmother's deuce-paste pictures.4

Citations

  1. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 113. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  2. [S180] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  3. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", page 116.
  4. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

John Davenport1

b. 31 May 1702, d. September 1702
Father*Addington Davenport2 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Wainwright2 d. 1756
Baptism*31 May 1702John Davenport was baptized on 31 May 1702 at Brattle Square Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The church record noted his age as one day1,3
Death*September 1702 and died a few months later in September 1702.1

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 125. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 128.
  3. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112, noting his date of birth as 31 May 1702. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."

John Davenport1

b. 21 November 1703, d. 27 November 1735
Father*Addington Davenport2 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Wainwright2 d. 1756
Birth*21 November 1703John Davenport was born on 21 November 1703 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3
Baptism28 November 1703 and was baptized on 28 November 1703 at Brattle Square Church, Boston. The church record noted his age as one week.1
Marriage*24 August 1732He married as her first husband Abigail Hutchinson, daughter of Thomas Hutchinson, on 24 August 1732 in Boston.4
Death*27 November 1735He died on 27 November 1735 in Boston at age 32.5,4

Family

Abigail Hutchinson
Child1.Abigail Davenport3 b. 20 Feb 1733

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 126. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872, page 128.
  3. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  4. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  5. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", page 116.

Lucy Davenport1

b. 11 June 1714, d. 17 May 1759
Father*Addington Davenport2,1 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Wainwright3 d. 1756
Birth*11 June 1714Lucy Davenport was born on 11 June 1714 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,3,4
Baptism13 June 1714 and was baptized on 13 June 1714 at Brattle Square Church, Boston.5
Marriage*23 October 1735She married as his second wife Reverend Ebenezer Turell, son of Samuel Turell and Lydia Stoddard, on 23 October 1735.1,4
Death*17 May 1759She died on 17 May 1759 in Medford, Middlesex County, at age 451,2
Burial* and was buried in Plot 290, in her husband's Turell Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.6,7

Family

Reverend Ebenezer Turell b. 5 Feb 1702, d. 5 Dec 1778

Citations

  1. [S1004] Oliver Ayer Roberts, History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, now called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, in four Volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1895-1901), Volume II, 1738-1821, page 7. Hereinafter cited as Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Boston Births, Marriages, Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  5. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 134. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucy (Davenport) Turell, Memorial# 26920867. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Reverend Ebenezer Turell, Memorial# 26920869, created by BobBoston.

Nathaniel Davenport1

b. 20 June 1678
Father*Eleazer Davenport1 d. 8 Oct 1678
Mother*Rebecca Addington1 b. 1648
Birth*20 June 1678Nathaniel Davenport was born on 20 June 1678.1

Citations

  1. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 111. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."

Rebecca Davenport1

b. 18 May 1707
Father*Addington Davenport1 b. 3 Aug 1670, d. 2 Apr 1736
Mother*Elizabeth Wainwright1 d. 1756
Birth*18 May 1707Rebecca Davenport was born on 18 May 1707 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),2
Baptism25 May 1707 and was baptized on 25 May 1707 at Brattle Square Church, Boston.1

Citations

  1. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 128. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  2. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."

Rebecca Davenport1

b. 7 August 1676, d. 15 May 1718
Father*Eleazer Davenport1 d. 8 Oct 1678
Mother*Rebecca Addington1 b. 1648
Birth*7 August 1676Rebecca Davenport was born on 7 August 1676.1
Marriage*5 October 1699She married George Walker on 5 October 1699.1
Death*15 May 1718She died on 15 May 1718 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at age 41.1

Family

George Walker

Citations

  1. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 111. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."

Richard Davenport1

Residence*circa 1700Richard was from Weymouth and settled in south Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), circa 1700.2
Land Records*2 June 1731Richard Davenport of Bridgewater, a yeoman, purchased land in Bridgewater for the sum of £250 from Enoch Leonard of Bridgewater, a husbandman, on 2 June 1731. The property was described as a certain tract of land in Bridgewater, it being a part of the homestead where Enoch then lived and containing by estimation 50 acres, more or less. The boundaries of the land began at a stake on the south side of the brook by the dam, then bounded by the brook as the brook ran about 70 rods to a stake standing by the brook, then running south 58 degrees west 52 rods to the south east corner of a ditch, then running 8 degrees west 42 rods to a white oak stump with stones about it, then south 72 degrees east 82 rods to a stone pitched in the ground, then north 10 degrees east 92 rods to a stake in the swamp, then south 58 degrees east 49 rods to a stake and stones, then north 25 degrees 12 rods to a stake and stones, then south 54 degrees east 15 rods and a half to a stake and stones, then north 16 degrees east 15 rods to a stake and stones, then running north 50 degrees west 79 rods to the bounds first mentioned. The deed further stated that Enoch was the true, sole and lawful owner of the premises sold, and was lawfully possessed of it in his own right having received the property as an "absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple" and had the full power and lawful authority to sell it. The deed was witnessed by Enoch's nephew Ephraim Leonard and Edmond Hobart on 2 June 1731 and recorded in Plymouth County on 24 October 1734.3
Land Records10 November 1732Richard Davenport of Bridgewater, a yeoman, purchased land in Bridgewater for the sum of £40 from William Leonard of Bridgewater, a cordwainer, on 10 November 1732. The property was described as a certain house and about one acre of land around it in Bridgewater, it being a part of the homestead of Enoch Leonard. The boundaries of the sale were described as beginning at a stake and heap of stones, then running south south west 12 rods to a stake and stones being the proper corner bounds of the said Enoch Leonard homestead, and from there north west 15 rods and a half to a stake and a heap of stones, and from there running north north west 12 rods to a stake and heap of stones, and from there to the bounds first mentioned. The deed was witnessed by William's brother-in-law Michael May and Ephraim Leonard, whose relationship to William, if any, has not been determined, on 10 November 1732, confirmed by William Leonard on 21 February 1732/33 and recorded in Plymouth County on 24 October 1734.4
Court Action*May 1742In the Plymouth County Court Records of May 1742, Richard Davenport of Bridgewater was sued by Enoch Leonard of the County of Essex in the East Jerseys, yeoman.5
(1st Neighbor) Land Records17 April 1744Richard Davenport was described as a neighbor when Enoch Leonard, cordwainer of Bridgewater and his wife Abigail signed a deed agreement on 17 April 1744 to sell land in Bridgewater to Silvanus Blossom, also of Bridgewater and a cordwainer, for the sum of £97. The property was described as a certain piece of land in Bridgewater's South Precinct, being about 20 acres of their homestead. It was bounded as follows: beginning at a stake and heap of stones, the southerly corner of Richard Davenport's land, from there running southerly about 75 poles to a stake and heap of stones to the highway, then running easterly about 42 poles to the corner post and a heap of stones, then running northerly about 53 poles by Seth Hayward's land to a red oak tree marked on two sides, and from there about 45 poles in a straight line to the bounds first mentioned. The deed further stated that Enoch had received the property as an "absolute estate of inheritance in fee simple" and had the full power and lawful authority to sell it. Silas Willis, William Lunt, Daniel Snell and Zachariah Whiten signed as witnesses and the deed was recorded in Plymouth County on 30 June 1744.6,1

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Davenport, page 145. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, microfilm of original manuscript on 462 microfilm reels. Includes Grantor and Grantee indexes: FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66A-66B, filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County.
  4. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL Film# 558823, Book 29, pages 66B-67A.
  5. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 56, Enoch Leonard, pages 56-57, citing Plymouth County Court records, Volume 6, page 323.
  6. [S625] Deed records, 1664-1900, Plymouth County, FHL film# 558826, Book 36, pages 192A-192B, Image# 449 viewed and downloaded from familysearch.org.

Catherine David1

Father*Ellis David1,2
Marriage*1714She married Isaac Haines, son of John Haines and Esther Borton, in 1714 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,2

Family

Isaac Haines
Child1.Josiah Haines1,2 b. c 1733, d. 6 Feb 1822

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 224. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), John Haines, pages 576-577. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Ellis David1

Family

Child1.Catherine David+1,2

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 224. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), John Haines, pages 576-577. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Alice Ella Davidson1,2

b. 1861
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*1861Alice Ella Davidson was born about 1861 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thomas and Elizabeth Davidson, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 483B; Family History Library Film: 552255. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Sidney Davidson, Memorial# 23253752. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Barbara Elizabeth Davidson1,2

b. 1859
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*1859Barbara Elizabeth Davidson was born about 1859 in Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thomas and Elizabeth Davidson, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Page: 483B; Family History Library Film: 552255. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Sidney Davidson, Memorial# 23253752. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Calvin K. Davidson1

b. 17 January 1866, d. 9 February 1936
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*17 January 1866Calvin K. Davidson was born on 17 January 1866 in Illinois.1
Death*9 February 1936He died on 9 February 1936 in Gosper County, Nebraska, at age 701
Burial* and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Elwood, Gosper County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Calvin K. Davidson, Memorial# 23254054. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Dovey Davidson1

Father*Thomas George Davidson1 b. 1770, d. 1823
Mother*______ ______1 d. b 28 Mar 1800
Birth*Dovey Davidson was probably born in South Carolina or Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.

Ephraim Davidson1

d. 12 February 1850
Father*Thomas George Davidson2 b. 1770, d. 1823
Mother*______ ______2 d. b 28 Mar 1800
Birth*Ephraim Davidson was probably born in South Carolina or Kentucky.2,3
Marriage*29 July 1820He married Elizabeth Simms on 29 July 1820 in Madison County, Illinois.4,5
(Brother) Probate29 August 1828The estate of his brother, John Davidson, was opened for probate on 29 August 1828 in Madison County, Illinois. The deceased's brother, Ephraim Davidson, being duly sworn, told the probate judge that about the ninth day of August 1828 John Davidson departed this life without leaving any last will or testament. William Gillham, Judge of Probate, appointed the widow, Margaret (Gillham) Davidson, who was the judge's sister, as Administratrix, and their brother, Thomas Gillham as Administrator. A bond of $1,000 was paid by Margaret (Gillham) Davidson, Thomas Gillham and Ephraim Davidson as assurance that the estate would be handled ethically and legally.6,7,8
(Appraiser) Administration20 December 1831John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson were appointed by the judge of the probate court of Madison County on 20 December 1831 to appraise the estate of Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin, deceased. John was a brother-in-law of two of Barbara's daughters, Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, Jacob was the father-in-law of Barbara's son, John Heaton, and Ephraim was the future father-in-law of Barbara's son, James Laughlin.9,10,11,12
(Appraiser) Inventory10 January 1832John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson, acting as the probate court appointed appraisers of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, submitted their certified inventory list with appraised value of $560.75 to the probate court in Madison County on 10 January 1832. After items were sold and adjustments were made by her administrators, Thomas G. Lofton and Isaac Gillham Jr., the value of her estate had increased to $747.98½ and was submitted to the court on 4 April 1832 and filed by the court on 7 April 1832. Barbara's inventory analysis was confusing, both then and now, because the probates of Valentine Kinder and Alexander Laughlin, her father and husband, respectively, were at times being probated simultaneously with Barbara's. Her father's case had some legal issues which dragged things out. The paperwork of the three probates overlapped at times, and some documents were interchanged and misfiled by the court. Additionally, two probate packets were found for Barbara, causing her to be indexed twice. We found one folder with her surname spelled correctly and the other with it spelled "Langhlin."13,14
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Ephraim was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, his name appearing on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.14
(Purchaser) Estate SaleAugust 1832Ephraim was among those relatives, friends and neighbors who purchased items from the estate of Jacob Kensler of Madison County, Illinois, in August 1832. The list of purchasers included the names of Jacob's widow, Mary Kensler, their son Jacob Kensler, the administrator of the estate, Thomas Gillham, the fourth party to the probate bond, James Botkin, Jacob's son-in-law, John Heaton, his brother, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Ephraim Davidson and Hiram Arthur.15
Death*12 February 1850He died on or about 12 February 1850.16

Citations

  1. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Ephraim Davidson dated 23 January 1850 in Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 309 of 725. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  2. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas Davidson and Polly Sanford on 28 March 1800 in Christian County, referencing FHL film# 000465562. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his wife Elizabeth.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ephraim Davidson and Elizabeth Simms on 29 July 1820 in Madison County, referencing FHL film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 20, tray 64, C´s, No. 31-37; box 21, tray 65, D´s, No. 1-21, 1813-1903, images 1083-1097 and 1098-1114 of 1789, image# 1101; Ephraim Davidson, being duly sworn, said that about the ninth day of August 1828 John Davidson departed this life without leaving any last will or testament.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, images 112-113 of 725; Margaret Davidson and Thomas Gillham appointed administratrix and administrator of the estate of John Davidson on 29 August 1828.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 20, tray 64, C´s, No. 31-37; box 21, tray 65, D´s, No. 1-21, 1813-1903, images 1083-1097 and 1098-1114 of 1789, image# 1085; on 29 August 1828, Margaret Davidson, Thomas Gillham, and Ephraim Davidson paid a bond of $1,000 as assurance that the estate would be handled ethically and legally.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 146 of 725; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham appointed administrators of estate of Barbara Laughlin who died intestate on or about 9 Dec 1831.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 530; 20 Dec 1831 Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham, administrators, made their sworn statement to the probate court that in their opinion the total value of the personal estate of which Barbara died possessed would not exceed $800.
  11. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 536; 20 Dec 1831 John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson appointed to appraise Barbara's estate.
  12. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 538-539; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton, William Gillham and Isaac Gillham posted bond of $1600.
  13. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 550-554; completed 10 January 1832, certified 4 April 1832, filed 7 Apr 1832, inventory of estate totaling $560.75.
  14. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½.
  15. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430 of 1996, images 1388-1395.
  16. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1101-1118, image 1106; departed this life on or about 12 February 1850.
  17. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his older son Thomas Alexander Davidson.
  18. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, images 1094-1095; identifying his younger son John Nelson Davidson.

Reverend Francis Davidson1

Marriage*1792He married Bridget Potterton, daughter of Henry Potterton and Bridget Coates, about 1792.1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

George Davidson1

Father*John Davidson1 b. 1743, d. 8 Aug 1780
Mother*Sarah Gillham1 b. 1743, d. 5 Dec 1827
Birth*George Davidson was born in South Carolina.1
Marriage*He married Jane Lusk.1

Family

Jane Lusk

Citations

  1. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.

George R. Davidson1

b. November 1864, d. 1937
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Sidney Davidson1 b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 19 Sep 1901
Mother*Elizabeth Louisa Gillham1 b. 17 Apr 1826, d. 2 Aug 1902
Birth*November 1864George R. Davidson was born in November 1864 in Illinois.1
Death*1937He died in 1937 in Gosper County, Nebraska, at about age 731
Burial* and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Elwood, Gosper County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George R. Davidson, Memorial# 23254101. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Isaac Milton Davidson1,2

b. 1815, d. 28 December 1848
Father*John Davidson2 d. 9 Aug 1828
Mother*Margaret Armstrong Gillham2,3 b. 1800
Birth*1815Isaac Milton Davidson was born in 1815 in Madison County, Illinois.1,2
Marriage*3 February 1836He married Mary W. Rankin on 3 February 1836 in Madison County, Illinois.1,4,2,5
Death*28 December 1848He died on 28 December 1848 in Madison County, Illinois, at about age 33.1,2

Family

Mary W. Rankin d. 1849
Child1.John Calvin Davidson1,2 b. Aug 1839, d. 1918

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Calvin Davidson, Memorial# 50579656. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Milton Davidson, Memorial# 195643380.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Armstrong (Gillham) Davidson, Memorial# 195643229.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary W. (Rankin) Davidson, Memorial# 195643465.
  5. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Isaac M. Davidson and Mary W. Rankin on 3 February 1836 in Madison County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Jane E. Davidson1

Father*Ephraim Davidson2 d. 12 Feb 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Simms3
Birth*Jane E. Davidson was born in Madison County, Illinois.3
Marriage*28 February 1839She married, as his first wife, James Laughlin, son of Alexander Laughlin and Barbara Kinder, on 28 February 1839 in Madison County, Illinois.1

Family

James Laughlin b. 1817
Child1.John Westly Laughlin4,3 b. 1840, d. Aug 1850

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James Laughlin and Jane E. Davidson on 28 February 1839 in Madison County, referencing FHL film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Ephraim Davidson dated 23 January 1850 in Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 309 of 725. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  3. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Ephraim Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 21, tray 66, D´s, No. 20-22; box 21, tray 67, D´s, No. 1-12, 1813-1903, images 1092-1100, image 1095; Ephraim gave and devised seventy dollars to his grandson Westly Laughlin.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Ephraim Davidson dated 23 January 1850 in Madison County, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 309 of 725; Ephraim gave and devised to his grandson, (can't read) ______ Laughlin, seventy dollars.

John Davidson1

d. 9 August 1828
Father*Thomas George Davidson2 b. 1770, d. 1823
Mother*______ ______2 d. b 28 Mar 1800
Birth*John Davidson was probably born in South Carolina.2
Marriage*20 January 1814He married, as her first husband, Margaret Armstrong Gillham, daughter of Isaac Gillham and Jane Kirkpatrick, on 20 January 1814 in Madison County, Illinois.1,3
Death*9 August 1828He died intestate on or about 9 August 1828 in Madison County.4

Family

Margaret Armstrong Gillham b. 1800
Child1.Isaac Milton Davidson+5 b. 1815, d. 28 Dec 1848

Citations

  1. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, John Davidson and Margaret "Gilham", Madison County, 20 January 1814, referencing Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  2. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76, confusing, we believe, two William Davidsons and reporting his brother John Davidson as his father. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gillham family, pages 71-75.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for John Davidson, Madison County, Probate case files, box 20, tray 64, C´s, No. 31-37; box 21, tray 65, D´s, No. 1-21, 1813-1903, images 1083-1097 and 1098-1114 of 1789, image# 1101; Ephraim Davidson, being duly sworn, said that about the ninth day of August 1828 John Davidson departed this life without leaving any last will or testament. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Milton Davidson, Memorial# 195643380. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

John Davidson1

b. 1743, d. 8 August 1780
Birth*1743John Davidson was born about 1743 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*1759He married Sarah Gillham, daughter of Thomas Gillham and Margaret Gay Campbell, about 1759 in South Carolina.2,1,3
Revolutionary War*May 1780He served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain of Horse from May 17801
Death*8 August 1780 until his death, along with the death of his mare, on 8 August 1780 at the Battle of Hanging Rock in South Carolina. He was about 37 years of age.1,2
Burial*He was buried in Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sharon, York County, South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Capt John Davidson, Sr., Memorial# 146944774. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Gillham) Davidson, Memorial# 39776885.
  3. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, page 76. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  4. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, page 73.