Phebe Davis

Female20 November 1788–16 October 1869

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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Family Time Line

Jonathan B Larabee Jr.
1782–1853
Phebe Davis
1788–1869
Marriage: 28 September 1809
Davis Larrabee
1810–1823
John Larrabee
1811–1888
Joseph C. Larrabee
1812–1892
William D Larrabee
1814–1871
Israel M Larrabee
1817–1861
Louisa L Larrabee
1819–1903
Joanna R. Larrabee
1821–1875
Davis Larrabee
1823–1885
James Larrabee
1825–1825
Isaac D. Larrabee
1826–1826
Aaron Sawyer Larrabee
1827–1904
Mary J. Larrabee
1830–1897
Harriet B Larrabee
1831–1851

Sources (18)

  • Phebe Larrabee in household of Jonathan Larrabee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phebe Davis, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Phebe Davis in entry for Johnathan Larrabee, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1809Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1789

    Age 1

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    1789

    Age 1

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

    1812

    Age 24

    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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