Israel Davis and his sons Charles, Israel, Jr and John Dresser all have had their service accepted and verified by the DAR - my Cousin officially admitted earlier this month.  Now it will be my turn...

I guess my next adventure will be to find a line on my mother's side - although I figure I will find some loyalists there, perhaps. They originated in the CT area mostly.

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Comment by Sharyn Carpenter Herian on January 7, 2012 at 4:55pm

I was getting notices from Ancestry about "additions to my tree" and did'nt realize they were coming from your tree until last week when I clicked on in since my own subscription has expired.  (I am soon to renew it) but it was so neat seeing the pics and documents you had posted.  May thanks for posting and for including me in your tree.   Have a wonderful New Year!  


Comment by Laurie Davis on January 7, 2012 at 5:04pm

Don't you just love when those little leaves show up and it is a jewel???   ;)

I am glad to contribute and to have gotten this through. I still think there is some missing information I have yet to find about him [Israel] and I still "need to know". It may require a trip to Boston and/or Maine to dig pretty deep at some point.

Honestly, my tree is so big that trying to dig into specifics easily leads to other interesting findings and/or a connection from one side of the tree to another. When you work in genealogy long enough you realize it is a small world....isn't it cousin???  LOL

Comment by Sharyn Carpenter Herian on January 7, 2012 at 5:36pm

Yes, such a small world in genealogy.  My mother's line, CLOW is also Loyalist and some in my dad's line too.

Hers came to NY 1773 and then went to Ontario before ending up in Illinois on their way to MN.  I love the unexpected connections and finding you was like a Davis Jackpot.  I still hunt for Honor de Rodier who married John Davis 1730 to abt 1779.  They lived in NB , pre-Revolution.  Their descendants ended up in Whitefield ME and Eastport.  He or both of them prolly came from Scotland but I just dont know.  

I would love another trip to Maine.  Are you on the east coast?  I made 2 trips when we lived in Ilinois but now we are in Colorado so it's a long way off.  Have you had any luck getting Cemetery photos or info from Eastport?  I contacted the sextant twice on my Carpenters and he said yes, there were stones for them but does not return calls though I offered to pay for info or photos. 

Meantime, it's great talking to you! Thanks for listening "to too much information"!

Comment by Laurie Davis on January 7, 2012 at 5:49pm

I think the hardest thing has been finding the women...most records are all about the married name, not the maiden name. Have you contacted any boards for New Brunswick??? Yahoo and GenForum might yield some help looking up there. On my mothers side I have a bunch of short branches that dead end in Canada because immigrants from Ireland came to Canada and not much recording took place as both were British...

It is tough when you find lines that go way back and then you have some you cannot get back to 1800....LOL

Comment by Sharyn Carpenter Herian on January 7, 2012 at 8:13pm

Yes so true for the women and then there are their second or third marriages for them or the husbands. 

Anyway, you are one of those little leaves now and you're gonna be a jewel for so many, cousin.  I will check GenForum's NB board which I have not done.  I will see what else the weekend brings because New Years was great for us Davis cousins.

Comment by Laurie Davis on January 7, 2012 at 10:39pm

Hey Cous...

try here on your search for NB info...

I joined a yahoo Maine genealogy board and found the link there...


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