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Benjamin Davis of North Providence, Pennsylvania

T135 BENJAMIN DAVIS: probably b. at the time of the Revolution; gave land on which to build the North Providence Baptist Church; m. Jemima Roberts. (The earliest known American ancestor of this branch of the family early settled at North Providence, Pa., and his son settled at Oaks, Montgomery County, Pa., where a number of descendants still reside. Here stands the Davis Homestead, which was visited by General Washington, and which still remains the home of the Davises It is known as “Umstad Manor”, was built about 1785, and is believed to be one of the oldest houses in Pennsylvania which is still retained by descendants of the original builder.) Ch. of Benjamin include: (1) Mary: m. Mr. Abraham. (2) Ann: m. Mr. Morgan. (3) Thomas: settled in Texas. (4) Jesse: settled on a farm adjoining that of his brother Nathan, the two farms being joined together to form the present estate of Umstad Manor. (5) Nathan: settled in Montgomery County; m. Catherine Detwiler and had Jefferson, Milton, Jemima, Hannah, Jane, Annie, Detwiler and (A) Milton Isaac: m. Frances Umstad, dau. of John Henry Umstad (b. Jan. 2, 1802; Baptist minister; gave land on which was built the Dunker church, which stands near the Manor.) (a) Clara: b. 1856; m. Lewis Jarrett (now dec.), and had: 1. Ada; resides with her mother at Norristown, Pa.; engaged in teaching school. 2. Frank: m.; has Frank, Jr., and Pauline; reside in Kentucky. 3. Milton Leon: lives in West Virginia. 4. Leila: m.; lives in Canada. Issue. 5. Roberta. 6. Frances. (b) John U.: b. August 6, 1858, at “Umstad Manor”; student...

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