An American Family History

Barnabas Davis and Patience James

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Tewksbury, Gloucestershire, England
Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Charlestown was first settled in 1628 and was the Massachusetts Bay Colony's initial seat of  government. Charlestown became part of Boston in 1874.

Barnabas Davis and Patience James married July 1, 1625 in Teksbury, Gloucestershire, England. Tewksbury is about 100 miles west of London.

Samuel Davis, Sr. was born in 1630 in England.

Barnabas first came from England in July, 1635, in the ship Blessing.

Patience Davis Ridland was born on December 21, 1636. Barnabas Davis was born about 1638. The family immigrated to America in June, 1639. They settled in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where Barnabas was employed by John and William Woodcock to handle their affairs. He owned Lovell's Island and considerable other property in Charleston.

Nathaniel Davis was born in 1642 in Charlestown.

Barnabus was granted two acres on Lovells Island on August 11, 1643.

Hopewell Davis was born in 1644. James Davis was born about 1650.

Barnabas died in Charlestown in 1685 and Patience followed in 1690.

Old Style Calendar
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King Charles I ruled England from March 27, 1625 to 1649.


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