Captain Isaac Davis

Male26 March 1758–11 November 1846

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Captain Isaac Davis was born on 26 March 1758, in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, William Davis, was 28 and his mother, Judith Smith, was 29. He married Dorcas "Tabitha" Chandler on 15 March 1784, in New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 11 November 1846, in Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Durham, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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Captain Isaac Davis
Dorcas "Tabitha" Chandler
Marriage: 15 March 1784
Judith Davis
Mary Davis
Phebe Davis
William Davis
Massey Davis
Mercy Davis
John Chandler Davis
Mercy Davis
Joseph Davis

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Isaac Davis - birth: 2 March 1758; Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States
  • Isaac Davis, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Isaac Davis, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1784New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1770: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States 1854: Androscoggin, Maine, United States


    Age 18

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 23

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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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