Moses Davis

Brief Life History of Moses

When Moses Davis was born on 6 July 1673, in Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jacob Davis, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Bennett, was 32. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1673.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Davis
1640–1685
Elizabeth Bennett
1641–1685
Jacob Davis Jr.
1662–1717
John Davis
1665–1666
Elizabeth Davis
1667–1699
Susanna Davis
1670–
Moses Davis
1673–
Mary Davis
1676–1746
Aaron Davis
1678–1718
Joseph Davis
1680–
John Davis
1681–1681
Sarah Davis
1685–1725

Sources (4)

  • Moses Davis, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Moses Davis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mosis Davis, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

World Events (3)

1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

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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