The following data is extracted from Davis Family History.
All of the works listed below will be found in the Library of Congress. Most of them will be found in the libraries of historical and genealogical societies. Some of them will be found in the libraries of all of the large American cities.
1 Americans of Royal Descent, 1891, Browning.
2 Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography.
3 British Family Names, Barber.
4 Burke’s General Armory.
5 Burke’s Landed Gentry.
6 Burke’s Peerage and Baronetcy, 1925, 1926.
7 Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, Bardsley.
8 Dictionary of National Biography, London, 1887.
9 Directories, City and Telephone.
10 English Surnames, Bardsley.
11 Heraldic Illustrations, 1853.
12 Miscellaneous Sources.
13 Officers of the Continental Army, 1775—1783, Heitrman.
14 Patronymica Britannica, Lower.
15 Private Collections of Family Data.
16 Revolutionary Records of the Respective Colonies.
17 Surnames of the United Kingdom, Harrison.
18 U. S. Postal Guide.
19 Who’s Who (British).
20 Who’s Who in America, 1926—27.
21 Davis Family Record, Chas. H. S. Davis, M.D., Meriden, Conn., 1867—68.
22 Dolor Davis and Descendants, Horace Davis, Cambridge, 1881.
23 Samuel Davis of Oxford, Mass. and Descendants, George L. Davis, North Andover, Mass., 1884.
24 Reminiscences of Gustavus Fellowes Davis, D.D., Wilder Smith, Hartford, Conn., 1884.
25 History of Davis Family and Descendants, New York, 1888.
26 Ancestry of John Davis, Governor and U. S. Senator, Horace Davis, San Francisco, Cal., 1897.
27 Origin and History, Name Davis with Biography, Most Noted Persons, Chicago, Ill., 1902.
28 Origin and History Name Davis—The Crescent Family Record.
29 Side Lights of Maryland History: Davis Family and Coat-of-Arms.
30 Ancestral Charter (of Davis Family).
31 Genealogy of Jefferson Davis: An Address October 9, 1909, Confederate Veterans, Richmond, Va.
32 Three Generations of Northboro Davises, 1781—1894, John Davis Estabrook.
33 Genealogy of Jefferson Davis and Samuel Davies, William H. Whitsitt.
34 Genealogy of the Descendants of Col. John Davis of Oxford, Conn., George T. Davis.
35 One Line of Descendants from Dolar Davis and Richard Everett, Mrs. William Sumner Crosby.
36 The Davis Family: History of Descendants of William Davis and Wife, Thomas Kirby Davis
Source: Davis Family History