Phebe Davis

Brief Life History of Phebe

When Phebe Davis was born on 20 November 1788, in Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, her father, Captain Isaac Davis, was 30 and her mother, Dorcas "Tabitha" Chandler, was 30. She married Jonathan B Larabee Jr. on 28 September 1809, in Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 October 1869, in Mexico, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Jonathan B Larabee Jr.
Phebe Davis
Marriage: 28 September 1809
Davis Larrabee
John Larrabee
Joseph C. Larrabee
William D Larrabee
Israel M Larrabee
Louisa L Larrabee
Joanna R. Larrabee
Davis Larrabee
James Larrabee
Isaac D. Larrabee
Aaron Sawyer Larrabee
Mary J. Larrabee
Harriet B Larrabee

Sources (18)

  • Phebe Larrabee in household of Jonathan Larrabee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phebe Davis, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Phebe Davis Larrabee, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


George Washington elected first president of United States.


Historical Boundaries: 1789: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1805: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Oxford, Maine, United States


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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