Abigail Davis

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Davis was born on 16 May 1721, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Eleazer Davis, was 40 and her mother, Eunice Potter, was 32. She married Ezekiel Brown on 14 May 1741, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 13 October 1815, in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Brown
1720–1804
Abigail Davis
1721–1815
Marriage: 14 May 1741
Eunice Brown
1741–1829
Lt. Ezekiel B Brown
1743–1824
Joshua Brown
1746–1749
Hephzibah Brown
1749–1814
Abigail Brown
1753–1832

Sources (14)

  • Abigail Davis, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Abigail Davis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Abigail Davis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (4)

1775

Historical Boundaries: 1775: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States

1776

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

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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