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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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Linda Brown
Bessie Scudder
Thank you so much for the photo of Bessie's headstone. Linda Brown
Added by Linda Brown on May 02, 2017 1:06 PM
SheWolf
Mabel White
Thank you for the photo, your help is much appreciated.
Added by SheWolf on Apr 28, 2017 8:10 AM
Janice Hollandsworth
RE: Charles Barnet
Oops! I forgot to say thank you for the photo and the extra effort you made to get it for me.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Apr 26, 2017 8:31 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
RE: Charles Barnett
I wish I knew but I don't. I looked around on Ancestry and I cannot connect Charles with the Barrett family that I see that he is buried with.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Apr 26, 2017 8:27 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
Lt Charles Barnett
Thank you for your note about the cemetery not having any record of his grave. I found an online survey of this cemetery that was done in 2009 and they do have him listed as Charles W Barrett, which I think is wrong. Plot 110 NEW That is why they could not find him if they also have it listed that way.
I apologize for not having that available to you before you spent time looking for it and I thank you for your effort.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Apr 25, 2017 10:55 AM
librarydeb
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thanks so much for your help!
Added by librarydeb on Apr 24, 2017 6:36 PM
Cindy Coffell
RE: Ursula More
Thank you for Ursula's memorial. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Dec 18, 2016 6:59 AM
Cindy Coffell
William More
Thank you for transferring the memorial for William More (#112476986) to my care. I've got it updated and added a brief biography this morning. I'll send a request for his wife's memorial while details are still fresh in my mind. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Dec 17, 2016 5:06 AM
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Jason Gould More
Thank you, Roger, for transferring Jason's memorial (#112476532) to my care. I added a brief biography today and filled in some blanks. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Dec 10, 2016 2:47 PM
ZiegeFrau
Samuel Smith Headstone
Hello Roger, Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Samuel Smith's headstone! Your photos are beautiful. Our paths have crossed before ... thank you so much for all the help you have given me over the years! óJulie
Added by ZiegeFrau on Sep 27, 2016 9:21 AM
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