Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameRuth TAYLOR 303
Death Date6 Aug 1720
Birth Dateabt 1640
Death Dateaft 1714
Burial PlaceConcord, Massachusetts
FatherDolor DAVIS (~1600-1673)
MotherMargery WILLARD (bp. 1602-~1658)
Misc. Notes
Horace Davis writing in 1881634 reports that Samuel Davis “settled in that part of Concord which afterward became Bedford, and his homestead is owned by his descendants to-day. He is my lineal ancestor, and I visited his farm on the back road from Concord to Bedford, about three miles from Concord, on the edge of the river meadow. A well is there which he is said to have dug. Mr. Benjamin J. Davis, the owner of the property, kindly loaned me some ancient deeds, dating from 1694 to 1712, and containing signatures of Samuel Davis and some of his family. From these I learned that he was still living March 15, 1714, and had already settled upon his sons most of his land during his own lifetime. His name sometimes appears on the Concord records, but he took little part in public affairs. In his deeds he styles himself husbandman and yeoman. The date of his death and place of burial are unknown.”

There is confusion in the literature over which of Samuel Davis’ daughters, Mercy or Mary, married John Stearns on 26 Apr 1699. Here I follow Horace Davis, who says daughter Mercy died as an infant, and Mary married John Stearns.635 Other sources636 say John Stearns married a Mercy Davis, but give the same birthdate for Mercy as is given here for Mary.
Marr Date18 Oct 1711303
No Children
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