Compiled by Robert Edward Davis and Ruth Pittenger Davis
Generation No. 1
1. William1 Davis was born 1640 in Llanstephen, County Radnor, Glamorganshire, Wales.
Generation No. 2
2. William2 Davis (William1) was born 1663 in Llanstephen, County Radnor, Glamorganshire, Wales, and died 1745 in Squam, New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Brisley 1685, daughter of Luke Brisley.
Children of William Davis and Elizabeth Brisley are:
ii. Martha Davis.
iii. Mary Davis.
iv. William Davis.
While at Oxford studying for the Ministry, William became acquainted with the teachings of George Fox, the founder of the Quakers, and was soon one himself. As a result, he was expelled from Oxford and, in 1684, joined William Pennís Quaker colony in Pennsylvania to preach the Gospel. After seven years, he and others separated from William Penn and became a follower of George Keith, a Baptist Quaker. He became a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. In 1706, William moved to Rhode Island. During a part of time there, he was under discipline for heresy, and a part of the time he was one of the regularly accredited preachers of the church.
From 1717 to 1734, he again lived in Pennsylvania. In 1734, he moved to Stonington, Connecticut, near Westerly, and became identified with the Westerly Church. He moved from Stonington, probably in 1744, to Monmouth County, New Jersey where the most of his family had settled, and where a Seventh Day Baptist Church was organized. Here he died in 1745, at 82 years of age.
His life was active and turbulent. He was a powerful preacher who had
strong likes and dislike. Such a man could not fail to meet opposition
and suffer the assaults of enemies and antagonists. Yet with all the tempestuous
experiences of his life, he was spiritual and devout, and particularly
in his later years, sought peace and reconciliation with his brethren whom
he had so often grieved.
Generation No. 3
3. John3 Davis (William2, William1) was born 1692 in Philadelphia. He married Elizabeth Maxson August 25, 1715 in Westerley, Rhode Island, daughter of John Maxson and Judith Clarke. He, like his father, was a preacher in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.
Child of John Davis and Elizabeth Maxson is:
4. Benjamin4 Davis (John3, William2,
William1) was born about 1715 in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. He
married Mary Woolley. Mary Woolley was the great grand daughter of Emmanuel
Woolley who was made a freeman of Newport, Rhode Island on May 17, 1653,
and moved to Shrewsbury in 1660. Emmanuel's father was the vicar of St.
Mary's Church in Crich, a small town south of Matlock, Derbyshire. The
Woolley line goes back to Rafe (or Ranulf) De Woleigh of Wooley Bridge
of Cheshire, England. He was a military retainer of the Norman Earl of
Chester. He lived in the 1100's, about 75 to 100 years after the Norman
Children of Benjamin Davis and Mary Woolley are:
Generation No. 5
5. Nathaniel5 Davis (Benjamin4, John3, William2, William1) was born 1755 in Orange County, New York, and died after 1830 in Newburgh, New York. He married Roanna West.
Child of Nathaniel Davis and Roanna West is:
i. William West6 Davis, born 1809.
Nathaniel Davis and his brother, Benjamin Davis were soldiers in the American Revolution, Orange County (NY) Militia, Fourth Regiment - see "New York in the Revolution" p. 163. Benjamin described his service in an affidavit in 1834.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated.
That in April as near as he can recollect of the year 1776, he enlisted for four months under Capt. John Wisner and Lieut. Abraham Dolson. That he started from Florida in the Town Of Warwick and marched to New Windsor, lay there a few days, and went to an island in the Hudson River where they erected a battery. There was an officer by the name of Hues, whether a Major or Adjutant does not recollect, while on the Island the news of the Declaration of Independence arrived. At the end of four months was dismissed but had no written discharge.
The same fall he thinks in September he volunteered under Capt. John Minthorn and went from Warwick to Fort Montgomery. Col. Logan was in Command, was there one month.
As near as he can recollect the time, in November or December of the same year, he cannot be certain, he went under Capt. Minthorn from Warwick to the camp at Parramus, from there to the English neighborhood and to Hakinsack, was there when the Tea and Rum was taken and drew a share of the bootee, when his month was out he stayed one month as a substitute for his brother Nathaniel Davis, while out Major Poppino and Major Henry Wisner were each there part of the time and Col. John Hathorn part of the time was with the service two months whether it was in that winter or the next summer he cannot say but one or the other he was for several weeks stationed at Kingsbridge and under the command of Col. Nichols.
In the Spring of 1777 as he thinks, he volunteered again with Capt. Minthorn to go to Fort Montgomery was there one month. He thinks Col. Logan was still there and Gov. Clinton was also there.
In the same season and soon after he returned from Fort Montgomery he enlisted under Capt. William Blain for six months and went with him from Warwick to the encampment near Capt. Hopkins, was at the English neighborhood, Tappan Cluster and Kings Ferry and whether he crossed the river he does not now recollect, remember seeing the British shipping go up the river and fired a number of shots at them, was under different commanding officers - Major Poppino or Col. Hathorn and sometimes both was with them. He stayed in the service his six months and was discharged but had no written discharge.
Early in the Spring of 1778 as he believes, he was hired by a class of whom Judge Thompson Richard Clark and some others were members to volunteer for their class and he enlisted under Capt. Gurno for a nine months Northern Campaign started from Goshen and marched on foot to New Windsor and there went on board a sloop and then to Fishkill and there took in some provisions, then to Albany, lay there a short time and then went to Johnstown and from there to Fort Stanwix, back again to Johnstown was under the command of Col. Dubois. Gov. Clinton was with them at Johnstown and Ft. Stanwix. After his nine months was out. He received a written discharge from Capt. Gurno, does not remember whether it was countersigned by Col. Dubois or not. Returned home through deep snow. The discharge he then received was afterwards burnt up with his fathers house.
In the Spring of 1779 he went as a militia man under Capt. Colvin Shephard and Lieu. Herman Rowley for Minisink, lay at Martinus Dukus Fort, was there one month. Major John Poppino commanded.
Soon after his return, he went as a substitute for his brother Nathaniel Davis under Lieu. Rowley and was stationed at Vanakens Fort while there was under the command of Col Hathorn, was in service three weeks.
At the time of the Indian battle at Minisink which he thinks was the latter part July same year he started with Capt. Shepherd as soon as the alarm of Indians was heard, went to Minisink, got there too late, the battle was over and met our people on the retreat, stayed there a few days to receive the stragglers was absent one week.
In the fall as he believes of the same year he went as a militia man under Capt Shepherd to Peensack found Major Poppino there in command, was in service two weeks.
From want of recollection he cannot say that he is precisely accurate in dates and is sometimes at a loss respecting his officers on some occasions and of the different stations he was at in New Jersey. Also at what particular times he was on duty on the East side the Hudson river but he thinks he cannot be mistaken in saying he served all the tours of duty above stated whether they were exactly in the routine stated or not. That for three years he was much the greatest part of the time in the service either as a volunteer, under enlistments or as a substitute and the fourth and fifth year was out a good deal but not so much as in the former years.
In answer to the interrogatories prescribed by the War department he says that he was born in what is now the Town of Warwick but at his birth it was part of the Town of Goshen, and according to his best information and belief on the 25th day of December 1757. That the record of his age was burnt up with his fathers house.
That he lived in the same Town of Warwick when called into service that he has lived in the same neighborhood ever since the war, and still resides there.
That a part of the time he served as a volunteer part of the time in discharge of his own duty as a Militia man and part of the time as a substitute for his brother Nathaniel Davis and for the class comprised of Wm Thompson Esq Richard Clark and others.
That most of his service were in Col John Hathorns Regiment of Militia except the Northern Campaign in Col Dubois Regiment.
That he never had but one written discharge which was destroyed after the war when his fathers house was burned.
He would refer the Court to Samuel L. Seward, Daniel Poppino and James Wood esquires and to Dr. Charles Cummins for his character as to veracity and as to their belief of his service as a soldier of the revolution. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. That he had made a declaration."
6. William West6 Davis (Nathaniel5, Benjamin4, John3, William2, William1) was born 1809 in Orange County, New York, and died April 07, 1889 in Pine Valley, New York. He married Caroline O'Connell.
Before 1840, William West Davis moved to Pine Valley, New York. At the time, the area was wild. His son, William West Davis, Jr. recalled stories of a remote cabin with wolves howling at night. William was listed at different times in the U.S. census as a farmer, blacksmith and a boatman. The New York "Register Of Canal Boats" listed him as the owner of the J. Butcher, a 100 ton lake boat, registered 23 July, 1863 on the Chemung Canal. He is buried in the abandoned Parson's Cemetery, Middle Road, north of Horseheads, having died on April 7, 1889. With him are buried some of his children who preceded him in death.
Children of William Davis and Caroline O'Connell are:
ii. Clarissa Davis
vi. Harriett Davis (d. 6/12/1862, aged 23y 4m. 23 da)
7. William West7 Davis, Jr. (William West6, Nathaniel5, Benjamin4, John3, William2, William1) was born May 15, 1855 in Pine Valley, New York, and died November 16, 1938 in Rock Stream, New York. He was a prosperous farmer for most of his life, owning property on both sides of Seneca Lake. He was somewhat of a local historian and at one time had a radio program on the subject. He is buried in an unmarked grave in St. Maryís Cemetery in Horseheads, New York, next to his wife, Mary Clair.
He married Mary Clair, daughter of Pierce Clair and granddaughter of William Clair. William Clair was a member of the French Irish Brigade that fought at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. After the Battle of the Boyne and the Treaty of Limerick in 1691, Patrick Sarsfield and eleven thousand of his soldiers marched to Cork and embarked for France. They assembled at Brest, and Sarsfield at the head of his troops marched them into Normandy. There, James II formed them into four regiments. Later those regiments became known as the famous "Irish Brigade" of France, fed by a continual stream of young men from Ireland. The Irish Brigade included the "Regiment de Clair a Cork", lead by Lord Clare.
Mary Clair was born in 1853 in Pine Valley, New York and died in 1923. She is buried in St. Maryís Cemetery where are also buried her father, Pierce Clair (died August 31, 1890); her mother, Mary Orriel (died January 10, 1885); and her uncle, Patrick Clair (died June 3, 1888) in a different part of the cemetery.
Children of William Davis and Mary Clair are
ii. Frank J. Davis, born 1884.
iii. Helen Davis, born May 21, 1895.
iv. Delancey W. Davis, born 1882.
Frank, Edward and Delancey Davis about 1889
Edward Clair Davis
Children of Maureen Davis and Robert Millerd are:
ii. Robert Millerd, born March 23, 1950.
iii. Darlene Marie Millerd, born February 17, 1951
iv. Kathleen Ann Millerd, born July 20, 1952.
v. Larry Eugene Millerd, born June 27, 1954.
Child of Frank Davis and Grace Yaw is:
Children of Helen Davis and Frank Bock are:
ii. Edward Bock.
iii. Francis Bock.
Children of Delancey Davis and Anna Delaney are:
ii. Delancey Joseph Davis, born September 05, 1914.
iii. Anna Quinn Davis, born August 31, 1916.
iv. Charles Clair Davis, born May 26, 1918.
v. Mary Ellen Davis, born November 02, 1919.
12. Robert Edward9 Davis (Edward Clair8, William West7, William West6, Nathaniel5, Benjamin4, John3, William2, William1) was born January 15, 1936 in Elmira, New York. He married Ruth Alice Pittenger May 12, 1962 in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Glenn Ellyn, Illinois, daughter of Edward Mills Pittenger and Myrtle Dell.
Graduate of the University of Wisconsin; Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity; Procter & Gamble Market Research Manager for New Products; President, Product Development Systems, Inc.; Vice President, Market Facts, Inc.; Lieutenant (Junior Grade) U.S. Navy, served aboard USS Henley (DD-762) from 1958-1961.Various business and community boards and committees; Author of many professional articles; Editorial Board of Journal of Product Innovation Management; Family historian; Sons of the American Revolution (member #168560).
Robert E. Davis
Children of Robert Davis and Ruth Pittenger are:
ii. William Clair Davis, born February 26, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
|Sarah Clair Davis||William Clair Davis|
13. John West9 Davis (Delancey W.8, William West7, William West6, Nathaniel5, Benjamin4, John3, William2, William1) was born May 02, 1910. He married Mary Bulter June 26, 1935 in Tamaqua, PA.
Children of John Davis and Mary Bulter are:
ii. Delancey William Davis, born June 30, 1939.
iii. John Bulter Davis, born July 22, 1942.
iv. Charles Ronan Davis, born December 03, 1945.
v. Michael Quinn Davis, born November 09, 1947.
ii. Theresa Ann Davis, born April 23, 1945.
iii. Delancey Joseph Davis, Jr., born April 08, 1947.
Children of Anna Davis and George Sullivan are:
ii. Deborah Ann Sullivan, born November 23, 1947.
iii. Peter West Sullivan, born November 29, 1949.
Children of Charles Davis and Mary Dean are:
ii. John McHale Dean Davis, born August 10, 1950.
iii. Christopher West Davis, born November 15, 1952.
iv. Ann Delancey Davis, born July 05, 1955.
v. Mark McHale Davis, born February 01, 1958.
Children of Mary Davis and Bernard Feldmann are:
ii. Mark Ernest Feldmann, born April 25, 1948.
iii. Gregory West Feldmann, born October 15, 1956.
18. Sarah Clair10 Davis (Robert Edward9, Edward Clair8, William West7, William West6, Nathaniel5, Benjamin4, John3, William2, William1) was born February 15, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She married (1) Camilo Rodriguez. She married (2) Karlton Wayne Pierce III October 28, 1989 in Indian Hill Church, Indian Hill, Ohio. She is a graduate of University of Cincinnati (B.A.) and Alfred University (M.A.). Her husband, Karlton was born on October, 28, 1961 in Dearborn, Michigan.
Children of Sarah Davis and Camilo Rodriguez are:
ii. Olivia Alice Rodriguez, born February 02, 1988.
Children of Delancey Davis and Mildred Detgen are:
Eamon Colin Davis born April 16, 1992
Ryan Geoffrey Davis, born July 22, 1995
Case Ronan Davis, born February 23, 1999
Alia Quinn Davis, born October 12, 2000
ii. Margaret Lambert Davis, born July 04, 1969.
iii. Megan Quinn Davis, born August 19, 1970.
Children of John Davis and Anne Sweeterman are:
ii. Emilie Lenore Davis, born October 11, 1968.
Children of Charles Davis and Karen Schmidt are:
ii. Charles Ronan Davis , Jr., born May 18, 1977.
iii. Thomas Ronan Davis, born May 29, 1977.
Children of Theresa Davis and Lewis Perl are:
ii. Joanna Sherman Perl, born August 14, 1983.
Child of Delancey Davis and Mary Chalon is:
Children of George Sullivan and Judith Steen are:
ii. Sarah Catherine Sullivan, born July 22, 1976.
iii. George Thomas Sullivan, born August 25, 1978.
Children of Deborah Sullivan and Jeffrey Purtell are:
ii. Matthew West Purtell, born November 02, 1978.
iii. Anna Genevieve Purtell, born June 26, 1980.
Children of Peter Sullivan and Stephanie Adams are:
ii. Carrie Jane Sullivan, born May 14, 1982.
Children of Charles Davis and Kristin Goodwin are:
ii. Mary Jane Dean Davis, born November 11, 1987.
iii. Benjamin Goodwin Davis, born August 04, 1989.
Children of John Davis and Ellen Shalvoy are:
i. John McHale Dean11 Davis , Jr., born November 19, 1982.
ii. Charles Christopher Davis, born January 21, 1986.
iii. Laura Ann Davis, born April 23, 1988.
iv. Helen Shalvoy Davis, born January 10, 1990.
30. Ann Delancey10 Davis (Charles Clair9, Delancey W.8, William West7, William West6, Nathaniel5, Benjamin4, John3, William2, William1) was born July 05, 1955. She married James Patrick Heffernan.
Children of Ann Davis and James Heffernan are:
ii. Kate Connor Heffernan, born January 24, 1985.
iii. Julia Quinn Heffernan, born May 15, 1989.
iv. James Patrick Heffernan IV, born March 22, 1991.
Children of John Feldmann and Katherine Torrence are:
ii. Gretchen Anne Davis Feldmann, born January 05, 1975.
iii. John Delaney Feldmann, born February 27, 1977.
iv. Kristopher West Torrence Feldmann, born August 06, 1980.
v. Mary Clair Feldmann, born August 03, 1982.
vi. Katherine Genevieve Feldmann, born September 12, 1985.
Children of Mark Feldmann and Katherine Hanes are:
ii. Mark Ernst Feldmann , Jr., born February 06, 1976.
iii. Matthew Hanes Feldmann, born June 29, 1978.
Children of Gregory Feldmann and Elizabeth Tyler are:
ii. Gregory Edmond Davis Feldmann, born March 27, 1991.