Davy,  Peter II

Davy, Peter II

Male 1753 - 1853  (100 years)

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  • Name Davy, Peter 
    Suffix II 
    Born 1753  Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1790  Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1797  Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1853  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1298  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, Peter I,   b. 31 May 1724, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1790, Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Saltsman, Anna Maria,   b. 3 Nov 1718, Palatine, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795  (Age > 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Spohn, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Bef 30 Dec 1792, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Children 
     1. Davy, Thomas,   b. Abt 1775  [natural]
    +2. Davy, Henry,   b. Abt 1775  [natural]
     3. Davy, Michael,   b. Abt 1775  [natural]
     4. Davy, Catherine,   b. 27 Oct 1781  [natural]
     5. Davy, Johan George,   b. 24 Sep 1783  [natural]
    +6. Davy, Susanna P.,   b. 12 Jun 1785, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1868, Markham, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     7. Davy, Elizabeth,   b. 17 Mar 1787  [natural]
     8. Davy, Magdalena,   b. 2 Dec 1789  [natural]
    +9. Davy, Sarah,   b. 17 Mar 1792, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1898, Elkton, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 106 years)  [natural]
     10. Davy, Maria,   b. 6 Aug 1792  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hiller, Maria Jon,   b. Feb 1767, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1792  German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Davy, Sarah,   b. 17 Mar 1792, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1898, Elkton, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 106 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
     2. Davy, Anna,   b. 29 Dec 1793,   d. 1865  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    +3. Davy, Peggy,   b. 1795  [natural]
    +4. Davy, Peter,   b. 24 Oct 1796, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1874, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     5. Davy, Eliza Jane,   b. 1798  [natural]
     6. Davy, Aify,   b. 28 Mar 1802  [natural]
     7. Davy, Mary,   b. Abt 1803  [natural]
    +8. Davy, John Peter,   b. 29 Nov 1803, Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1888, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     9. Davy, Susan,   b. Abt 1805  [natural]
     10. Davy, Ester,   b. Abt 1805  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1753 - Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1790 - Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1792 - German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1797 - Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1853 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
    Davy Family Crest
    Davy Family Crest
    Recorded in the spellings of Davis, Davies, Davie, Davy, and others, this is a patronymic surname of Hebrew origins, and much associated with Wales. It means 'the son of David', from the Hebrew male given name meaning "beloved". The name is not recorded in any part of Britain before the Norman Conquest of 1066, and is regarded as being a 'Crusader' introduction. In the 12th century all the parts of Christendom joined in expeditions to free the Holy Land from the infidel. Although all the crusades were militarily unsuccessful, and have remained so to this day, the returning soldiers 'adopted' certain biblical and Greek names, of which David was one, and gave them to their children, particularly their sons. Amongst the very earliest recordings of the given name predating the surnames is that of 'Dauid clericus', (David, the clerk), in the rolls of the county of Lincoln for the year 1150, whilst Richard Davy appears in the Subsidy rolls of Worcester for the year 1275. Further examples include Thomas Dayson in the 1327 Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire, and Richard Davys is listed in the Register of the Freemen of the City of York for the year 1402. An interesting bearer of the name was Sir Thomas Davies (1631 - 1680), a bookseller, who became master of the Stationer's Guild in 1668 and was Lord Mayor of London in 1666, during the Great Fire of London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Dauisse, which was dated 1327, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Cambridgeshire, during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
    Davy Family Crest
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  • Notes 
    • Record of German Flats Reformed Church (1763-1795, 1811-1848, 1896-1899)
      Peter's baptism is not found in the records of Stone Arabia churches. Bill Barker suggests he was born about 1758.
      In 1785 Peter sponsored the baptism of Elisabeth, daughter of Conrad Eigenauer and Anna Spohn.
      On 1790 Herkimer census (1-1-5) near Nicholas Spohn. (ref. Bill Barker)
      Peter Davy, widower, married Maria Hiller at the Dutch Reformed Church, German Flats.
      Baptismal Baptismal Date: 11 Jan 1795 Father: Henrich Spaan Mother: Margretha Item Number: 2430 Sponsor: Pieter Davi; Maria.
      Peter Davy was the Grandfather of the Davy family historian, Henry Sidney Davy. He says that Peter had 18 children by two wives, Betsy Spohn and Eliza Hillier.
      H. S. Davy says that Peter did not draw land as a UEL because he remained in the USA a few months over the allotted time, on account of his trying to hold possession of the old Davy homestead there with his Father who was then a very old man. (The homestead was taken away by the US government anyway.)
      H. S. Davy says that Peter bought and settled on Lot 36, Concession 4, Ernestown in 1806 (originally a clergy reserve), but the Lot was finally purchased from the Crown by his son John P. Davy on 23 Apr 1856. Prior to that it had been rented by the family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S152] Educated Guess.