|Birth: ||1630, Scotland|
The immigrant ancestor of the most numerous families of Davison in America of that period, was a Scotch Convenanter, a group in Scotland, which struggled for religious liberty. They were calld thus because they found themselves in a series of covenants to maintain the Presbyterian doctrines. The Convenanter Army was defeated at the Battle of Dunbar Scotland by Oliver Cromwell in 1650. Daniel is supposed to ahve been a prisoner of war, who was exiled or deported to the Colonies in 1651 or 52. He built a house in Ispwich Hamlet, Essex Co., MA in the year 1667. He served in King Philips War 1675-1675. His will was dated Dec. 5, 1693. THe earliest record of Daniel Davison is the marriage record in the Essex court record. He was 27, Margaret was 22.
The placing of Daniel as one of the Scotch exiles was in the instance largely upon circumstantial evidence, and family traditions. Wehn this solution was once accepted, it was found so well secured in circumstances that it seemed impossible to rove a flaw of genuineness of the same. The traditions, while indistinct as to the historical facts, were founded in lines of the family descent, and had been separated for two centuries, and could have only a common source at the beginning. Daniel Davison being an industrious, frugal thinking man under the conditions named in Rev. John Cotton's letter, soon found himself able to reimburse the person who paid for his passage to America and in the short period of six years accumulated enough substance to become a farmer upon his own account, and married into a substantial English family, that was a borne a worthy name through the centuries since. His children were able to make marriage alliance with the best families, the Dodges, the Whipples, the Morgans, the Tracys, the Williams, and the Reddingtons who took and maintained, during the eight to ten generations since, leaving good repute thoughtout the continent. He was an educated man to any degree. The record indicates he did not write. If by any chance, he was taken into the Scotch army on the levy of 1643, he could have had the oppurtunity for education. While it seems improbable at this time, that a boy of fourteen years would be called, yet in the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Davison, who enlisted at fourteen year of age, and fought in the lines for eight years, was only one of Several of Daniel Davison's descendants of similar ages, who fought to make this nation possible.
Daniel Davison was a member of the Convenanter Army stands as the strongest evidence that his people were of that faith, and that he was baptized as a child in Scotland.
Margaret Low Davison (1632 - 1668)*
William Davison (____ - 1730)*
Created by: Darla Mays (Rodeogirl73)
Record added: Apr 18, 2005
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