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Rebecca Davis
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1744
Oxford
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1823
Montpelier
Washington County
Vermont, USA

from "History of the town of Montpelier": By Daniel Pierce Thompson 1860 Rebecce Davis. The efficient help-meet of the energetic man whose life and character we have been briefly sketching, is most surely deserving of a separate mention to be passed down to the posterity of the first settlers of Montpelier, with the sketch of her husband. She was born in Oxford, Massachusetts, in the year 1743, married about the year 1765, and died on the 25th of February, 1828. She lies buried by the side of her husband, in this village, where she peacefully passed the last as well as the middle portion of her useful and exemplary life. She early united with the Congregational Church after it was established in this village, and had long been considered a Christian in works, as well as faith, which would have well warranted an earlier public profession of religion. Unusually comely in person, with a sweet smile ever on her lips, kind in disposition, intelligent and discreet, she was the never failing friend of the needy and distressed, the judicious adviser of the young, and the universal object of the love and respect of all classes of the people of the settlement. Of the more than half score of her contemporaries in this town of whom we have made enquiries respecting her character, all most cordially united in affirming, in substance, what we will only quote as the warmly expressed words of one of them: "Mrs. Colonel Davis was one of the best, the very best, women in the whole world!" Indeed she must have truly been a mother in the early Montpelier Isreal, and she has left behind her a name bright with blessed memories. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Davis (1715 - 1778)
  Rebekah Davis (1725 - 1771)
 
 Spouse:
  Jacob Davis (1741 - 1814)
 
 Children:
  Rebeccah Davis Lynde (1770 - 1840)*
  Thomas Davis (1772 - 1864)*
  Mary Davis West (1773 - 1858)*
  Hannah Davis Wing (1774 - 1807)*
  Lucy Davis Hubbard (1782 - 1839)*
  Clarissa Davis Worthington (1789 - 1864)*
 
 Sibling:
  Hannah Davis Davis (1743 - 1803)*
  Rebecca Davis (1744 - 1823)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elm Street Cemetery
Montpelier
Washington County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Paula
Record added: Apr 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51658554
Rebecca Davis
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Rebecca Davis
Added by: Bill McKern
 
 
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~RIP~
- Kat
 Added: Jan. 13, 2015

- Barb Destromp
 Added: Dec. 18, 2011

- Paula
 Added: Apr. 26, 2010
 
 
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