Rachel Davis

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Davis was born on 25 June 1769, in Marbletown, Ulster, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Davids, was 63 and her mother, Elsje Roberse, was 44. She married John Clearwater on 28 May 1785, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 9 December 1845, in Marbletown, Marbletown, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Glen, Glen, Montgomery, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Clearwater
1761–1826
Rachel Davis
1769–1845
Marriage: 28 May 1785
Jane Clearwater
1786–
Elise Clearwater
1788–
Ira Clearwater
1790–
Catherine Clearwater
1796–
Joanna Clearwater
1798–
Isabelle Clearwater
1800–
Peter Or Pieter Clearwater
1801–
Lovina Clearwater
1792–1872
Marytie Clearwater
1795–
Jacob Clearwater
1799–
Rachel Clearwater
1803–1887
John Clearwater
1806–

Sources (8)

  • Rachel Clearwater in entry for Lovina Hollister, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"
  • Rachel Davis in entry for Lovina Clearwater, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"
  • Rachel Davis in entry for Marytis Klaarwater, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

World Events (8)

1772

Historical Boundaries 1772: Tyron, New York Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Tyron, New York, United States 1784: Montgomery, New York, United States

1776

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

1789

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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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