Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Roger D. Davis (#47873266)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 26 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 3,693 Memorials Added
 • 3,614 Memorials Managed
 • 18 Memorials/Week
 • 11,962 Photos
 • 18 Photo Requests
 • 772 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 17 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 2 Fame Ratings
 • 1 Sponsorship
 • 6 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Bell Family Cemetery (12)
Davis Family Cemetery (207)
Find A Grave Friends
Cindy Coffell, Gary Boughton, mwodonnell, Robert Every, Sherri Hopkins-..., Terri Snyder Sa...
Messages left for Roger D. Davis (63)[Leave Message]
Dee Flint
Esther Barlow
Looking closely at the stone, the death date seems to be 1818 not 1816. Thank you.
Added by Dee Flint on Jun 12, 2016 6:33 AM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
March Farrington
Dear Roger,
Thank you so very much for the transfer of March. I appreciate it and will take good care of the site. I remember our years in Delhi (such a beautiful area) and now I am a senior in Florida so probably will not be able to see it again. All your hard work on Findagrave is appreciated by so many of us who are trying to capture all the history of these old cemeteries and preserve it for future generations. Many thanks.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on May 16, 2016 5:43 AM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
March Farrington
Thank you so much for adding him on with his father and siblings. i appreciate it.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on May 10, 2016 5:47 AM
linda fisher
Thank you for all you do for find a help bring closure to many ancestors!
linda find a grave volunteer

Added by linda fisher on May 02, 2016 2:10 AM
Thank you
Roger, thanks so much for the photo of Philip Lord's monument. While I did not know him personally, he was a neighbor of mine.
Added by Jess on Apr 29, 2016 2:48 PM
Petrus 'Peter' Short
Hi Roger, Just wanted to thank you for the picture and info on Peter. I really appreciate it. Robin
Added by RLA on Apr 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Roberta Bouche
Marjorie Moser Gagne
Thank you for the photo of Marge's gravestone. I am appreciative of the time and effort you have taken.
Added by Roberta Bouche on Apr 27, 2016 5:51 PM
Norman T Chrystie
Thank you very much for the photos of his gravestones. Your time and efforts are very much appreciated.

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Apr 26, 2016 6:27 AM
G. Flanders
RE: Elizabeth Hasbrouck
I thank you for your information, but see that you have gotten it from a Poucher transcription. I have discovered his worked to be very flawed at times. So, I think until more evidence is discovered I will leave things as there were.
Ginnie and Linda
Added by G. Flanders on Apr 20, 2016 6:12 AM
Thank you so very much for the photo's of the grave for mary fisher, I deeply appreciate it! Merilee
Added by Merilee on Apr 19, 2016 4:38 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service