Lt. Simon/2 Davis

M, #5201, (circa 1636 - 14 June 1713)
Father*Dolor/1 Davis1 b. c 1599, d. Jun 1673
Mother*Margery/1 Willard1 b. s 1605
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:7 Aug 2017

Children with Mary/2 Blood:

  • Dr. Simon/3 Davis+8 b. 12 Oct 1661
  • Sarah/3 Davis9 b. 11 Mar 1665/66, d. 21 Jan 1723/24
  • James/3 Davis10 b. 19 Jan 1668, d. 16 Sep 1727
  • Hannah/3 Davis11 b. 1 Feb 1679
Lt. Simon/2 Davis was born circa 1636, perhaps at Cambridge, where his father was resident in 1634.2,1 His father about this time removed to Concord, where Simon married, 12 Dec 1660, Mary/2 Blood of Concord, daughter of James/1 Blood and Ellen Harrison.3
     Simon Davis was one of three men in command of the Brookfield garrison, 1-4 Aug 1675, during its siege by Nipmuck Indians who had earlier ambushed the Hutchinson-Wheeler expedition at Quabaug. Capt. Thomas Wheeler's narrative says,

I perceiving myself to be disenabled for the discharge of the duties of my place by reason of the wound I had received, and apprehending that the enemy would soon come to spoyle the town, I appointed Simon Davis, of Concord, James Richardson, and John Fiske, of Chelmsford, to manage affairs for our safety with those few men whom God hath left us, and were fit for any service. and the inhabitants of the said town; who did well and commendably perform the duties of the trust committed to them with much courage and resolution through the assistance of our gracious God …
     The night following the said blow, they did roar against us like so many wild bulls, sending in their shot amongst us till towards the moon rising, which was about three of the clock; at which time they attempted to fire our house by hay and other combustible matter which they brought to one corner of the house, and set it on fire. Whereupon some of our company were necessitated to expose themselves to very great danger to put it out. Simon Davis, one of the three appointed by my self as Captain, to supply my place by reason of my wounds, he being of a lively spirit, encouraged the souldiers within the house to fire upon the Indians; and also those that adventured out to put out the fire, (which began to rage and kindle upon the house side) with these and the like words, that God is with us, and fights for us, and will deliver us out of the hands of these heathen.4

     Simon Davis was admitted a freeman of Concord 22 Mar 1689/90.5 He died there 14 Jun 1713.6
     "A Lieutenant, representative, and otherwise distinguished."1

Local Notes:

Electedbetween 1689 and 1690, Concord, MARepresentative, 1689, '90, and lieutenant in the training band.7,6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 368–69, Davis genealogy.
  2. [S77] Hobert Pillsbury, New Hampshire: A History, 5:137, Alvin Wright Davis sketch.
  3. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 9, Simon Dauies/mary Blod m.
  4. [S1564] Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society, 2:5-23, "Capt. Thomas Wheeler's Narrative," at 10-11.
  5. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 36, Lt. Simon Davis, Concord.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 82, Lt. Simon Dauis d.
  7. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 235, Concord representatives.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 10, Simon Dauies b.
  9. [S185] Concord BMD, 12, Sara Dauies b.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 14, James Dauies b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 23, Hannah Davis b.

Mary/2 Blood

F, #5202, (12 July 1640 - )
Father*James/1 Blood1 d. 17 Sep 1683
Mother*Ellen Harrison1 d. 1 Aug 1674
Last Edited:18 Feb 2016

Children with Lt. Simon/2 Davis:

  • Dr. Simon/3 Davis+5 b. 12 Oct 1661
  • Sarah/3 Davis6 b. 11 Mar 1665/66, d. 21 Jan 1723/24
  • James/3 Davis7 b. 19 Jan 1668, d. 16 Sep 1727
  • Hannah/3 Davis8 b. 1 Feb 1679
Mary/2 Blood, born 12 Jul 1640 at Concord, Massachusetts2,1, there married, 12 Dec 1660, Lt. Simon/2 Davis of Concord, son of Dolor/1 Davis and Margery/1 Willard.3 He died at Concord 14 Jun 1713.4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 1, mary Bloud b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, 4:271, Jul 1850, "A Register of the Births & Burialls in Concord from the Yeare 1639 Vntill the First Month 1644 According to Or Account."
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 9, Simon Dauies/mary Blod m.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 82, Lt. Simon Dauis d.
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 10, Simon Dauies b.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 12, Sara Dauies b.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 14, James Dauies b.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 23, Hannah Davis b.

Dr. Simon/3 Davis

M, #5209, (12 October 1661 - )
Father*Lt. Simon/2 Davis1 b. c 1636, d. 14 Jun 1713
Mother*Mary/2 Blood1 b. 12 Jul 1640
Last Edited:7 Aug 2017

Children with Elizabeth/2 Woodis:

Dr. Simon/3 Davis Jr. was born 12 Oct 1661 at Concord, Massachusetts1, where he married (1), 14 Feb 1688/89, Elizabeth/2 Woodis of Concord, daughter of Henry/1 Woodis and Eleanor (–?–).2 Admitted freeman of Concord, 21 Mar 1689/90.3 His wife died at Concord 12 Nov 17114, and there he married (2), 19 Oct 1714, Mary Wood, also of Concord.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 10, Simon Dauies b.
  2. [S185] Concord BMD, 27, Simon Davis/Elizabeth Woodis m.
  3. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 35, Simon Davis, Concord.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 77, Elizabeth Dauis d.
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 85, Docr Simon Dauis/Mary Wood m.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 31, John Davis b.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 36, Simon Davis b.
  8. [S185] Concord BMD, 59, Samll Davis b.

Elizabeth/2 Woodis

F, #5210, (circa 1665 - 12 November 1711)
Father*Henry/1 Woodis1 b. s 1625, d. 16 Jun 1700
Mother*Eleanor (–?–)1 d. 4 Sep 1693
Last Edited:18 Feb 2016

Children with Dr. Simon/3 Davis:

Elizabeth/2 Woodis was born circa 1665, probably at Concord, Massachusetts1, where she married, as his 1st wife, 14 Feb 1688/89, Dr. Simon/3 Davis of Concord, son of Lt. Simon/2 Davis and Mary/2 Blood.2 There she died 12 Nov 1711.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 389, Woodhouse genealogy.
  2. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 27, Simon Davis/Elizabeth Woodis m.
  3. [S185] Concord BMD, 77, Elizabeth Dauis d.
  4. [S185] Concord BMD, 31, John Davis b.
  5. [S185] Concord BMD, 36, Simon Davis b.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 59, Samll Davis b.