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Thomas Davis of Maryland

G115 THOMAS DAVIS: (the elder), came to America from Wales. Settled in Maryland sometime after 1600. The founder of the Davises of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Md. He m. Mary Pierpont and had eleven ch. including: (1) Thomas, Jr.: b. Feb. 1704; m. Elizabeth Gaither; d. 1749. Ch include: (A) Amos: b. 1747; mem. of the Committee of Observation, Arundel Co., 1775. (B) Ephraim: b. 1736—7; m. Elizabeth Howard. Their son (a) Thomas: b. 1768; m. Elizabeth Bowie, 1802. Served as officer of a company that went to Penna., 17.94. to quell Whiskey Insurrection; often a delegate to General Assembly, and one of the Council to the Governor. Their son 1. Allen Bowie: b. 1809, was a delegate to the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, pres. Brooke­ville Academy, pres. Board of Agricultural Coil, and was elected to the Legislature. He m. Rebecca Comfort, dau. of Chief Justice Thomas Dorsey. A. Thomas: b. 1840; d. 1889. B. Win. Wilkins: b. 1842; d. 1866. C. Rebecca: b. 1843. D. Mary Dorsey: b. 1845. She is the only surviving dau. of Allen. E. Esther Wilkins: b. 1849. (2) Robert: m. Ruth Gaither. He was a vestryman in Queen Caroline’s parish, 1750. Lived near Woodstock, Md. (A) Nicholas: m. and had one son, John. (B) Ely. (C) Robert: He had Richard, defender of Baltimore, 1814. (D) Thomas. (E) Ichabod. (F) Caleb:...

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