my cousin and I are coming down the home stretch of getting our tree recognized with the DAR. Our 6thgreat grandfather was Captain Israel Davis who fought in many major battle of the Rev as well as for Britain at Louisburg in the French and Indian War. He was born in 1728 in Rowley Mass - married three times but it is his death info that is missing. I have done extensive online searching and reading but cannot find much info. The only info I found was in a letter in his Rev War Pension application by his widow that indicated he died while conducting business in 1788-1789 in either Eastport or Castine.
I may live in FL but google shows me they are not neighboring areas. I know he spent time in Boothbay and then moved to Pownalborough after the war [approx 1781]
Any info anyone can find would be appreciated - I would love to have the end to the story - and I will share it when I complete it!
Israel's Son Charles Davis [1750-1829] moved to Davistown,ME [now Liberty] around 1805 presumably after the death of his wife [Elizabeth "Betty"Fowler (1750-1805)]. He had lived in Topsfield the majority of his life and was a farmer there. I have explored many online sources and decided to send an email to the Topsfield Library to see what material they may have there - thinking that a trip there in the spring might be enlightening. I received an email back offering to get information to me via Email [I live in Florida]. So...while looking ar the records there the researcher seemed very convinced that he had responded to the call to arms at Lexington and Concord that famous night! I had printed out the Mass Soldiers and Sailors section of Davis' and had been eliminating the ones that I had no connection to but there were a couple I put question marks by. One was for a listing for a Charles Davis of Ipswich. The researcher stated that the location of his home was very close to the town line of Ipswich so she was pretty sure it was him as there were no others in that area.
Yet another tidbit to submit to the DAR....
he is in!!!
I received the info from my cousin today that the DAR has accepted and verified our information about our 6th great grandfather.