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Genealogy of Lieut. David Davis of Lee, New Hampshire

First Generation 1 Family of Lieut. David Davis of Lee, New Hampshire Lieut. David Davis, born about 1730 and called in deeds “David Davis third,” was probably grandson of the first David Davis, who may have had an unrecorded son. He purchased the farm at Lee Hook, now known as the “Pine Row,” where he settled as early as 1750. He was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. He married Anna Stevens said to have been born in Durham about 1730, baptized 13 Oct. 1754. They had children born in Lee: Molly Davis baptized 13 Oct. 1754; married _______ Hill. …

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Genealogy of David Davis of Oyster River New Hampshire

First Generation 1 Genealogy of David Davis of Portsmouth and Lubberland, New Hampshire David Davis was apprenticed to John Lang of Portsmouth by an order of court in 1678, and by Lang was assigned to Stephen Jones of Oyster River for instruction in the trade of cooper. He made a deposition 6 Aug. 1685, aged then about 26 years. He was taxed in 1681 and 1683. He built the garrison house at Lubberland, in 1695, afterward known as the Smith garrison. Two soldiers were stationed at “David Davis’s Garrison,” 6 Jan. 1696. He was killed in this vicinity by Indians, …

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Genealogy of Ensign John Davis of Oyster River New Hampshire

Ensign John Davis of Oyster River New Hampshire was born about 1623 in Marlborough. He married, 10 Dec. 1646, Jane, daughter of the Rev. Joseph and Mary (Johnson) Peasley of Haverhill, where he owned land in 1642. In 1650 he was on a committee to lay out a boundary between Haverhill and Salisbury. About 1653 he removed to Oyster River, where he built his garrison house, near Davis Creek, on the north side of the river and near its mouth, on land bought of Valentine Hill, 14 Aug. 1654. He had numerous and large grants of land, was selectman seven times, constable, surveyor of lands, and held other offices. He is called ensign as early as 1662. He died between 1 April 1685 and 25 May 1686, the dates on which his will was made and approved.

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Genealogy of the Cromwell Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Cromwell family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Family of Philip Cromwell of Oyster River, New Hampshire Philip Cromwell, born 1612, aged 74 in 1686 as per deposition, was taxed at Cochecho 1657-58. He was juryman in 1662, selectman in 1670. He owned land on Dover Neck that formerly belonged to William Storer, where he was living in 1674 when he was complained of for taking in the highway and trespassing the common. He bought land at Sandy Point, in Great Bay, of …

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Genealogy of the Crommett Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Crommett family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Family of Philip Crommett of Lee and Dover New Hampshire Philip Crommett (called also Cromet, Crummett, Cromele, Cromel, Cromwell, etc.) was taxed in company with Davey Daniel, 1662-67. He bought land of Hugh Dunn, at Sandy Bank, above Hook Island Falls, in Lee. He was licensed to keep a ferry at Lampril River in 1671. In 1673 he had a grant of six acres adjoining his land at Lampril River. Philip Crommet and wife, Margaret, …

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