Joseph Davis

17 January 1781–
Western, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Davis was born on 17 January 1781, in Western, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Davis, was 22 and his mother, Phebe Phelps, was 23. He married Ruth Davis on 27 December 1798, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Joseph Davis
Ruth Davis
Marriage: 27 December 1798
Jonathan Davis
Horace Aaron Davis
Lavina Davis
Joseph Davis

Spouse and Children

27 December 1798
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Luther Davis



    Rachel Davis


    Phebe Davis


    Sally Davis


World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Davis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joseph Davis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"
  • Joseph Davis, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"

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