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An American Family History

Jane Ferree Davis

 
Variations of Ferree: Fara, Ferie, Ferree, Ferrez, Ferrie, Fiere, Firre, Fierre, Fuchre, Fuehre, LeFerre, and Verree.
 

Children of Daniel Ferree and
Marie (Mary) Warrembere:
  • Daniel Ferree, Jr.
  • Marie Catherine (Mary) Ferree Lefevre
  • Jane Ferree Davis
  • Marie (Mary) Ferree Faulkner
  • Philip Ferree
  • John Ferree
  • Europeans began to settle in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area about 1710. It was part of Chester County until May 10, 1729.

    Jane Ferree Davis was born between 1682 and 1687 in Lyon, France. Her parents were Daniel Ferree and Marie (Mary) Warrembere.

    She married Richard Davis on August 22, 1715 at Immanuel Episcopal Church in New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware. Rector George Reed performed the ceremony.

    Ferree family histories indicate that Jane and Richard did not have children.

    On May 6, 1718 Daniel Ferree and Isaac LeFevre deeded Richard Davis and Jane Davis, their sister, a tract of 334 acres from their original 2,000 in consideration of £10 and natural love and affection.

    On November 7, 1730, the widow, Jane Davis, deeded the same to her brother, John Ferree. Robert C. Denlinger wrote in Paradise, Our Heritage, Our Home that Richard and Jane sold her portion of the land in Paradise to her brother John because were "moving on." However, the sale took place after Richard's death.

    She died in 1754 in Belmont, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Jane left her land to her brothers which would indicate that she did not have children. Philip's will dated 1753 mentioned his portion of Jane's land.

    Her estate was probated on October 26, 1754 in Lancaster County. Daniel Ferree was the executor. On December 3, 1760, he filed an account, showing a balance for distribution of £63 15s 5d. It was divided between Daniel Ferree, John Ferree, the children of Philip Ferree, the children of Catharine Ferree, and the children of Mary Ferree.

    Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region. The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Huguenots was there in 1572. Silk manufacturing was vital to the city's development.
    American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.
     

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