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Samuel Davis
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1757
Hudson
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1775
Hudson
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA

HERE LIES THE BODY OF SAMUEL DAVIS SON OF NATHANAEL DAVIS & MRS MARTHA HIS WIFE. HE WAS MURDERED BY ROLING RIDOUT JUN 26 1775 IN THE 19TH YEAR OF HIS AGE. Samuel Davis and Rowland Rideout were related, common ancestors were James Davis and wife Cicely Thayer.

THE FIRST MURDER COMMITTED IN THIS TOWN, SO FAR AS IS NOW KNOWN OCCURRED JUNE 26, 1775 WHEN SAMUEL DAVIS SON OF ENSIGN NATHANIEL DAVIS WAS SLAIN WITH AN AX IN THE HANDS OF ROLAND RIDEOUT, AN INSANE PERSON. DAVIS WAS ENGAGED IN CONSTRUCTING A WATER HEDGE AT THE SHORE OF THE MERRIMACK RIVER, ON THE LINE BETWEEN HIS FATHERS LAND AND THE CUMMINGS FARM, ABOUT SIXTY RODS NORTH OF TAYLORS FALLS BRIDGE. HE WAS BORN IN THIS TOWN DECEMBER 21, 1757. PROBABLY RIDEOUT WAS ASSISTING IN THE WORK, AS ON MARCH 6, 1775 THE TOWN VOTED TO GIVE NATHANIEL DAVIS FOUR SHILLINGS PER WEEK, LAWFUL MONEY, FOR KEEPING ROLAND RIDEOUT. RIDEOUT CONTINUED TO CAUSE THE TOWN MUCH TROUBLE AND EXPENSE, UNTIL 1779, WHEN HE WAS REMOVED TO WILTON AT THE EXPENSE TO THE TOWN 30p-5s-0d LAWFUL MONEY.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Davis (1725 - 1783)
  Martha Davis Whittle (1728 - 1825)
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Davis (1757 - 1775)
  Amos Davis (1769 - 1845)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Blodgett Cemetery
Hudson
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Created by: Herbert Rideout and Rosl...
Record added: Sep 06, 2005
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Samuel Davis
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Samuel Davis
Added by: Herbert Rideout and Roslyn Schaefer
 
Samuel Davis
Added by: Herbert Rideout and Roslyn Schaefer
 
 
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