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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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Bedell Cemetery
Thanks so much for photographing my Brother-In-Law's headstone. I haven't logged in in quite some time and I was happy to see the photo. His birthday would have been tomorrow.
Added by Laura on Aug 30, 2014 5:29 PM
Greg Volk
RE: I keep finding more of your photos
Thanks so much, Roger. I am amazed that you found as much as you did. Do you have contact info for the B&B sexton?
Added by Greg Volk on Aug 19, 2014 4:50 PM
Linda Tutt
Hallenbeck Photos
Hello Roger.

Thank you so much for taking the photos of the Hallenbeck family members at Cobleskill Rural Cemetery. I would have loved to have taken them myself, but I live in Green Bay, WI. I am a photo volunteer here because of people like you. I so appreciate your kindness. I know how busy lives are and time is so precious. Thank you for spending some of your precious time for me.

linda tutt
Added by Linda Tutt on Aug 19, 2014 8:17 AM
Greg Volk
I keep finding more of your photos
Wow, Roger. You had a very productive day. Would it seem ungrateful if I asked about the ones you didn't find?

Miner Walden (130750376) - expected him near his wife Esther (130750401).

Congressman Hiram Walden (7640206) & wife Sophia (132486804). Find A Grave won't let me request photos for famous folks, though I did have one for Sophia.

Nathaniel Gallup (114996154) & wife Sally (114996154), nee Walden. Not sure if they are in Knox or Berne & Beaverdam, near her parents. (Actually I'm interested in anyone named Gallup.)

Allen Whipple (130722573) & wife Sarah (130722691).

Hope this doesn't overwhelm you, but I'm curious to know if any of these might still be in B&B, or if you scoured the cemetery thoroughly. Many many thanks.
Added by Greg Volk on Aug 19, 2014 7:16 AM
Greg Volk
Thanks for the photos of all those Waldens
Hi Roger. My, you were busy. I really appreciate all your efforts. The pictures look great.
Added by Greg Volk on Aug 19, 2014 6:56 AM
Wendy Mapes O
RE: Will H. Akerley
Awesome, thank you!
Added by Wendy Mapes O on Aug 18, 2014 8:27 PM
Jamie Sanford
Where is Van Benschoten cemetery?
Hi Roger,

Thank you so much for sharing all of these photos. I was in the area over the weekend and was able to easily find the Sanford Cemetery and the Taylor Farm cemetery but could not find the Van Benschoten cemetery, much to my dismay since I have multiple grandparents buried there. Can you perhaps provide some additional detail on where this cemetery is?

Thank you again.
Added by Jamie Sanford on Aug 18, 2014 10:40 AM
Sarah J.
Helen Lawyer Courter
Thank you so much for Helen's gravestone pic!
Added by Sarah J. on Aug 18, 2014 9:29 AM
Cindy Coffell
Thank you, Roger, for Matilda's grave photo. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Aug 18, 2014 6:55 AM
Rose Terwilliger
Lyons headstones
Thank you for the time you took to photograph my Grandparents and great-Grandmotherís grave site. I live in Florida and never get up that way. Again many thanks.

Added by Rose Terwilliger on Aug 15, 2014 7:38 PM
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