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Re: Perry family 18th century and later
Posted by: Joseph Reed Williams (ID *****9029) Date: October 31, 2008 at 04:15:21
In Reply to: Re: Perry family 18th century and later by Allan Rosenthal of 684

Rachel Davis d/o Abel Davis & Sarah Griffith m. Joshua Perry. The will of Sarah (Griffith) Davis was executed 4 June 1795. By will Sarah gave her daughter, Rachel 5 pounds, To her grad dau. Sarah Perry he left her bed & bedding. To her g.dau., Mary Perry, she left her tea table, "now in Philadelphia with her mother". To Mary, her daughter, she left her, "black walnut dining table and my second suit of curtains and one set of china ware".

My G4 grandfather, John Parry, was b. in Henllen, Denbighshire, Wales 9 Jun 1766. His brother, Moses Parry was the G.grandfather of John Rowlands, AKA Henry Morton Stanley. If you have information tracing Joshua Perry to Wales please let me know. If you further informaiton relating to Joshua Perry please share it with me.

The known progenetor of my Davis family was Abel Davis [c1760-1847]. His son, John Davis [1800-1880] advised census taker in the 1880 census that his father was b. in MD and mother in PA. His mother's name was Mary Huffman d/o John Huffman, b. 1741, Berks Co., PA. I believe that my Abel Davis was related to Abel Davis of Pencader Hundred

Jane Van Voorst who m. Rev. John DAvis, brother of Abel Davis of Pencader Hundred resided in Jarettsville, Harford Co., Md. Several clues suggest my Abel Davis was b. in Cecil Co., MD. A specific clue is the Van Voorst family that lived in White Co., IN at the time of Abel's death in 1847.

Joe Williams

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