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Capt Benjamin Davis
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Birth: 1753
Newton
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1830
Duxbury
Washington County
Vermont, USA

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY DUXBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Benjamin Davis was at the Battle of Saratoga when Gen. Bur- goyne surrendered on October 17, 1777. Benjamin was listed on the roster under Captain Peter Olcott and received three pound sterling for service and for 270 miles traveled in one month and
4 days from September 23, 1777. This company was formed shortly after receiving news of the battle between British General Burgoyne and American General Gates on September 19, 1777. The company returned home on October 27, 1777 arriving ten days after Burgoyne surrendered on October 17, 1777

Benjamin Davis is listed as Capt. Benjamin Davis on his grave stone in the Graves Cemetery in Duxbury although there is no record that he actually served as a captain. The title was likely used as recognition of his military service.

Benjamin Davis mar- ried Betsey Jenkins in Moorestown on or about 1773.

Benjamin and Betsey had eight children born in Bradford including Abigail born May 28,
1774, Amos born Dec,
17 1775, Betsey born April 18, 1778, Han- nah born April 14,
1783, Polly born May
18, 1785, Elijah born Nov 6, 1787, John Baron born Oct 2,
1790, and Lydia Styles born Aug 9, 1792.

On April 4, 1793 Benjamin sold his homestead in Bradford to his brother in law Stephen Jenkins and moved with his family to Duxbury Vermont. Moving to Duxbury with him were his wife Betsey and four children John Baron, Lydia Styles, Polly,
and Hannah. Also moving with him to Duxbury was his married son Amos, his wife, and 2 children. After settling in Duxbury Benjamin and Betsey had a son Andrew born on November
23, 1796. Betsey Jenkins Davis died on April 14 1814 and is buried in Graves Cemetery. Benjamin remarried to Jerusha (last name unknown). Benjamin died on Oct 13, 1830 and is buried in the Graves Cemetery.
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Betsy Jenkins Davis (1754 - 1814)
  Jerusha Davis (____ - 1833)
 
 Children:
  Abigail Davis Meacham (1774 - 1835)*
  Abigail Davis Meacham (1775 - 1835)*
  Hannah Davis Pinneo (1783 - 1826)*
  John Baron Davis (1790 - 1861)*
  Andrew Davis (1796 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graves Cemetery
Duxbury
Washington County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Vermont Grave Walker
Record added: Jul 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73257591
Capt Benjamin Davis
Added by: Roselyn Wallis
 
Capt Benjamin Davis
Added by: Vermont Grave Walker
 
 
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Rev War Veteran, & my 3rd Cousin 7 times removed
- rickb
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
 
 
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