Davis Officers of The Continental Army

Davises in the American Revolution

Officers of The Continental Army

Aaron Davis (Mass.). Captain Massachusetts Militia, 1775; Colonel of same in 1776. (Died 1777.)

Abner (Pa.). 3d Lieutenant 2d Battalion of Miles’ Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, 28th March 1776; resigned 19th October 1776.

Abraham (N. C.). Adjutant 7th North Carolina, 22d December 1776; resigned 2lst November 1777. (Name also spelled Dawes.)

Benjamin (N. H.). Ensign 2d Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December 1776.

Benjamin (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant of Montgomery’s Pennsylvania Bat­talion of the Flying Camp, July, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November, 1776; released 8th December, 1780.

Benjamin (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant 1st Pennsylvania Battalion, 27th October 1775; Captain, 5th January 1776; resigned 1st January 1777.

David (S. C.). Lieutenant South Carolina Militia in 1776.

Ebenezer (Mass.) Private in Company of Minute Men at Lexington and Concord, 19th April, 1775; Sergeant in Frye’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; Sergeant in 9th Continental Infantry, January to December, 1776; Sergeant 9th Massachusetts, 25th March, 1777; Ensign, 2d March, 1779; Brigade Quartermaster, 15th March, 1782, to January, 1783; transferred to 8th Massachusetts, 15th February 1781; transferred to 3d Massachusetts, 7th July, 1782; Lieutenant, 15th March, 1783, and served to 3d June, 1783. (Died 14th November 1799.)

Harman (S. C.) 1st Lieutenant 4th South Carolina (Artillery), —May 1776; Captain, 29th May, 1777; wounded at Savannah 9th October 1779; taken prisoner at Charleston 12th May 1780; prisoner on parole to close of war; Brevet Major, 30th September 1783.

Hezekiah (Pa.). Lieutenant of Montgomery’s Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp, July, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November, 1776; exchanged 8th December, 1780.

Isaac (Mass.). Captain Company of Minute Men; killed at Concord 19th April 1775; first officer killed during the Revolutionary War.

Isaac (N. H.). Captain New Hampshire Militia, 1777.

Isaac (Pa.). 2d Lieutenant 1st Pennsylvania, 28th May, 1779; retired 17th January 1781.

Israel (Mass.). Captain 13th Massachusetts, 1st January 1777; cashiered 11th February 1778.

James (Mass.). Sergeant of Doolittle’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December 1775; 2d Lieutenant 3d Massachusetts, 1st January 1777, and served to 3d June 1783. (Died 1817.)

James (Va.). Ensign 3d Virginia, 23d February, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 25th June, 1776; lst Lieutenant, July, 1776; Captain, 7th August, 1776; retired 30th September, 1778.

Jesse (Va.). 1st Lieutenant 11th Virginia, 17th November, 1776; Captain, 11th September, 1777; Regiment designated 7th Virginia, 14th September, 1778; retired — May, 1779.

John (Mass.). Private, Corporal and Sergeant of Cotton’s Massachusetts Regiment 6th May to December, 1775; Sergeant 3d Continental Infantry, January to December, 1776; Sergeant 4th Massachusetts, 22d January, 1777; Sergeant-Major, 9th February, 1777; Ensign, 3d January, 1778; Lieuten­ant and Regimental Adjutant, 14th April, 1780, and served to 3d June, 1783.

(Died 1816.)

John (Mass.). Captain of Frye’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December 1775; Captain Massachusetts Militia, 1778—1779.

John (N. C.)—See Daves.

John (N. Y.). 1st Lieutenant 3d New York, 28th June, 1775; Captain 4th New York, 21st November, 1776; wounded at Stillwater, 19th September, 1777; Major, 11th April 1780; retired 1st January 1781.

John (N. Y.). Captain New York Militia, ——-; killed at Oriskany, 6th August 1777.

John (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant 1st Battalion of Miles’ Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, 6th April 1776; Captain 9th Pennsylvania, 15th November 1776; transferred to 1st Pennsylvania 17th January, 1781; retired 1st January, 1785. (Died 10th July, 1827.)

John (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant 1st Battalion of Miles’ Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, 19th March 1776; taken prisoner at Long Island, 27th August, 1776; Captain of Patton’s Additional Continental Regiment, February, 1777; Regiment merged into 11th Pennsylvania, 16th December 1778; resigned April, 1779. (Died 3d February, 1816.)

John (Pa.). Surgeon 1st Battalion of Miles’ Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment,

22d March 1776; taken prisoner at Long Island, 27th August 1776; exchanged 8th December, 1776; Surgeon of Patton’s Continental Regiment, 1st March, 1777, to 16th December 1778, and of the 11th Pennsylvania to April 1779. (Died 13th February, 1816.)

John (Pa.). Colonel Pennsylvania Militia, 1778.

Jonathan (Mass.). Captain in the Lexington Alarm, April 1775; Cap­tain of Whitcomb’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December 1775.

Joseph (Pa.). Ensign Pennsylvania Musket Battalion, 27th March, 1776; 1st Lieutenant 9th Pennsylvania, August, 1776; transferred to Hartley’s Continental Regiment, 15th January 1777; Captain, 3d June 1778; Regiment designated 11th Pennsylvania, 16th December, 1778; killed by Indians near Wyoming, 23d April 1779.

Joseph (Pa.). Surgeon’s Mate 1st Battalion of Miles’ Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, 22d March, 1776; taken prisoner at Long Island, 27th August, 1776; exchanged 8th December, 1776.

Joseph (Va.). Surgeon 15th Virginia, 4th March, 1778; Regiment designated 11th Virginia, 14th September, 1778; was taken prisoner at Charles­ton, 12th May, 1780; transferred to 3d Virginia 12th February, 1781; retired 1st January, 1783.

Joshua (R. I.). Major Rhode Island Militia, 1775—1776.

Josiah (Mass.). Lieutenant Massachusetts Militia, 1775—1776; 1st Lieutenant 11th Massachusetts, 6th November 1776; resigned 8th November 1777.

Llewellyn (Pa.). Ensign 9th Pennsylvania, 2d February, 1779; Lieu­tenant, 10th August, 1779; transferred to 5th Pennsylvania, 1st January, 1781; transferred to 1st Pennsylvania 1st January, 1783, and served to 3d June, 1783.

Mordecai (Pa.). Ensign 2d Pennsylvania Battalion, 5th January,1776; died 12th August, 1776.

Ransom (S. C.). Captain South Carolina Militia in Marions’ Brigade,

1780—1781.

Reuben (Mass.). Corporal in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; 1st Lieuten­ant of Learned’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; served subsequently as Captain Massachusetts Militia until he died, 9th October, 1781.

Rezin (Md.). Ensign Maryland Rifle Company, 21st June, 1775; Captain of Stephenson’s Rifle Regiment, 11th July, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November, 1776; escaped 7th July, 1777; retained in Rawling’s Continental Regiment after his escape; retired 1st January, 1781. (Name also spelled Davies.)

Robert (Mass.). 2d Lieutenant 15th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; 1st Lieutenant 1st Massachusetts, 1st January 1777; Captain, 4th November, 1777; resigned 1sf April, 1779.

Samuel, Jr. (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant 9th Pennsylvania, 15th November 1776; retired 1st July 1778. (Died 6th April, 1824.)

Septimus (Pa.) Ensign Pennsylvania Musket Battalion, 9th August, 1776; taken prisoner at Long Island, 27th August, 1776; exchanged 9th December, 1776; 1st Lieutenant of Patton’s Continental Regiment, 17th January, 1777; Regiment merged into 11th Pennsylvania, 16th December, 1778; Captain Lieutenant, 13th April, 1779; resigned 24th February, 1780.

Thomas (Pa.). 2d Lieutenant of Montgomery’s Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp; wounded and taken prisoner at Fort Washington 16th November 1776.

Thomas (Va.). Captain 9th Virginia, 12th February 1776; cashiered 1776.

Thomas (Va.). Chaplain 1st Continental Dragoons, 10th December 1776, to

Thomas (Va.). Ensign 15th Virginia, 25th November 1776; 2d Lieuten­ant, 1st August 1777; Regiment designated 11th Virginia, 14th September 1778; retired 30th September 1778.

William (Mass.). Lieutenant of Jackson’s Additional Continental Regiment, 1st February 1777; resigned 14th September 1778.

William (N. C.). Captain 1st North Carolina, 1st September, 1775; Major, 10th April, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel 1st North Carolina, 5th February, 1777; retired 1st June, 1778.

William (R. I.). 2d Lieutenant 1st Rhode Island, 11th February 1777; dismissed 20th March 1778.

William (S. C.). Captain South Carolina Militia in 1776.

William (Va.). Colonel Virginia Militia, 1779—1781.



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