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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.

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Leona Hadden
Thank you, Roger, for Leona's grave photos and those of her parents. I changed Leona's name on her memorial page to match the grave marker. I appreciate you taking the time to find it and photograph it!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Nov 09, 2015 2:32 PM
theresa whispell
RE: Leo Whispell
I know , I checked that request by mistake. Thank you
Leo Whispell was my great Uncle , his brother was Frances Whispell and my grandfather Newton H Whispell was his father His father was Horace Whispell , my g grandfather Who is said to be buried in Woodstosk Cementary , though I haven't yet found him or evadance of where he is buried yet. Leo's bother is buried in Montreepost Cementary in Kingston Ny at the family plot
Added by theresa whispell on Nov 01, 2015 2:32 AM
Steven M
RE: George Cartwright
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Steven M on Oct 27, 2015 7:25 PM
Steven M
RE: George Cartwright
I leave the choice of transferring his memorial up to you.
Added by Steven M on Oct 26, 2015 8:59 AM
Jeffrey Edwin Deyo Sr
RE: Deyo's
Yes, Deyoe is a variation of Deyo. I am gathering as much info on them as I can and trying to find where the change took place. I have a few families already that Dad is Deyo but a son or two are Deyoe.

My theory is that it was there way of specifying on how to pronounce the name DEYO.

Spelling as Deyo, people would say Dayo.
Deyo spelled as De Yoe left little room other than to say Deeeeee Yo.

Her husband Charles other wife, Elnora, He made a similar error with her name. He has VALE, it is clearly YALE. I submitted the change.

The spelling of DEVOE, I think is another variation of DEYO. Especially seeing a modern day spelling error as you caught... Not a stretch to see in the early 1800's the name go from DEYO DEYOE DEVOE.
I am working on that as well.

Thank you very much
Added by Jeffrey Edwin Deyo Sr on Oct 19, 2015 3:02 AM
Theron Rogers
Joanne Cook
OK. Thank you very much for looking for my cousin Joanne. If she had a stone it would probably be next her son Brad and/or her parents Carl and Beverly Stone. So maybe Bob does not have a headstone in place yet. And yes, she was probably cremated because she was living down here in Charlotte, NC. Thanks for your help.... Theron...
Added by Theron Rogers on Oct 15, 2015 10:05 AM
Charlotte Bradley Dupree
Gray photo
Oops: Should have been "special lady"
Added by Charlotte Bradley Dupree on Oct 11, 2015 10:03 PM
Charlotte Bradley Dupree
Gray photo
Thank you so much for the photo of Aunt Margaret's monument. She was a special to me. Great pictures.
Thank you again
Added by Charlotte Bradley Dupree on Oct 11, 2015 10:00 PM
Gail Cox
Nancy Scudder and Nathaniel Hull
Thank you so much for taking the pictures for me. Truly appreciated.
Added by Gail Cox on Oct 09, 2015 4:35 AM
Iva Craft
Thank you for taking the time to find this grave and to take a picture of it. - Mary Ann
Added by MAT on Oct 06, 2015 8:40 PM
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