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Roger D. Davis (#47873266)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my Davis family for 20 plus years and find that most were living in Ulster County New York and we all descend from Christopher "Kit" Davis'

Christopher "Kit" Davis was born about 1616 in (presumed) Bishopwyck, England. It is unclear exactly when Kit Davis came to New York, but some believe that he first went to the Massachusetts Bay Colony around 1636 and then settled in Manhattan. From there Kit is believed to have moved to Fort Orange around 1638, finally settling in Ulster County, NY. There is a record of Kit, an English trapper, living in the hamlet of Connolly along Roundabout Creek in NY about 1651 and building a log cabin around 1654 in Redout Kill, NY.

In "The History of Ulster County, NY" by N. Sylvester (published in 1880): ".. it is noted that Kit Davis, a trapper, said a rumor floated among the Indians. This was a prelude to the first Esopus Indian War of 1659. Kit was an Indian interpreter. He liked this business, and the Indians liked him. At one point during the unrest, Officer Smith sent Christopher Davis to the director with information of the true condition of Esopus. He went down the Hudson River in a canoe. This was on September 21, 1659. During one Indian attack, the daughter of Motagne was kidnapped. Kit, who now lived in Rensselaerwyck, was dispatched after her. It is noted that Kit's son, Jan, was also an Indian interpreter, and trapper, and at one time accompanied 5 Mohawks to solicit for the return of prisoners...."Christopher Davis being at Fort Orange, some Mohegan savages were sent to invite him down, for the Dutch wished his service to parley with some savages".

Kit Davis married Cornelia De Vos about 1644, and married second Maria Meertens about 1660 in Ulster, MY. Children of Christopher Davis and Maria Martensen are:
1. Isaac Davis, born Abt. 1661 in Marbletown,Ulster County, New York; died Abt. 1712 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York; married Jannetje Maurits February 1690/91 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.
2. Abraham Davis, born May 3, 1663 in Esopus, Ulster County, New York; died Unknown.
Baptism: May 3, 1663, Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co. New York
3. Debora Davis, born January 24, 1664/65 in Esopus, Ulster County, New York; died Aft. 1693; married Hendrick Claassen Schoonhoven July 6, 1679 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York
4. Jan Davis, born Abt. 1670 in Marbletown,Ulster County, New York; died Unknown.
5. Marretje Davis, born Abt. 1672 in Marbletown,Ulster County, New York; died Unknown.

Birth: Sep., 1615
County Durham, England
Death: 1680
Marbletown (Ulster County)

I'm a member of local Historical Society. Have read and submitted numerous cemeteries in Delaware and surrounding counties to the Delaware County and other Genweb sites. Do volunteer look-ups as time allows. Been doing family genealogy for well over 20 years.

COPYRIGHT ON PHOTO'S: I own the pictures taken and supplied to Find-A-Grave, however please feel free to use them for your family albums.
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Samuel Smith Headstone
Hello Roger, Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Samuel Smith's headstone! Your photos are beautiful. Our paths have crossed before ... thank you so much for all the help you have given me over the years! óJulie
Added by ZiegeFrau on Sep 27, 2016 9:21 AM
Duane Crabtree
Feltman grave marker photos
Thank you!
Duane Crabtree
Added by Duane Crabtree on Sep 26, 2016 4:15 PM
Toni Mason
Cabin Hill cemetery
Hi Mr. Davis,
I noticed that you took some photos in this cemetery and I wonder what date you were there. My husband has 12 Mason rellies buried there. We were there back in 2013-14 and the cemetery was a mess. I wonder if someone has cleaned it up since we tried to get people interested in taking care of it but it is on private land. Do you know any more about it? Would appreciate any information you have. Thanks for all your efforts in transcribing these tombstones.

Toni Mason
Added by Toni Mason on Aug 30, 2016 6:29 PM
Jenny Willis
RE: Samuel Davis
No problem--I was taking pictures of all Davises in that cemetery for myself anyway.
Added by Jenny Willis on Aug 28, 2016 6:55 AM
Gary Boughton
Hi Roger,

Thanks for the transfers, they're very much appreciated.

Thank You,

Hot in CT hope you have cooler weather than us.

Added by Gary Boughton on Aug 20, 2016 7:43 PM
maggie e.
Ernest Ploutz
A belated thank you for the marker photo for the Ploutz. I appreciate your help. -Maggie
Added by maggie e. on Aug 18, 2016 8:09 PM
Colorado Celtic
Thank you!
Wow! What a huge memorial for Jane & Alexander Morrison! Thank you so much for taking the photo!
Added by Colorado Celtic on Aug 09, 2016 5:26 AM
Patricia R Reed
Bedell Cemetery
Thanks for all the photos, Roger!

Patricia Reed
Added by Patricia R Reed on Aug 07, 2016 8:19 AM
Cindy Coffell
Deckers at Margaretville
Thank you, Roger, for George's and Catherine's grave photos. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Jul 30, 2016 11:53 AM
Janet Reasoner
Robert & Elizabeth Lasher
Thank you again for more wonderful pictures.
Jan Reasoner
Added by Janet Reasoner on Jul 13, 2016 7:11 AM
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