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I have come to the conclusion, thru my own research, that Benjamin was amidst the mass exodus of pioneers who originated in New England and then hop-skipped counties along southern NYand northern Pennsylvania. He travelled among past and future relatives by the names of Hitchcock,Rice,Hoyt,Merrick,Davis ,Mosh-er,Cole, Crittenden, and Aldrich.Maxson is a name from past lines.
In "The History of Ulster County, NY" by N. Sylvester (published in 1880): ".. it is noted that Kit Davis, a trapper, said a rumor floated among the Indians. This was a prelude to the first Esopus Indian War of 1659. Kit was an Indian interpreter. He liked this business, and the Indians liked him. At one point during the unrest, Officer Smith sent Chistopher Davis to the director with information of the true condition of Esopus. He went down the Hudson River in a canoe. This was on September 21, 1659. During one Indian attack, the daughter of Motagne was kidnapped. Kit, who now lived in Rensselaerwyck, was dispatched after her. It is noted that Kit's son, Jan, was also an Indian interpreter, and trapper, and at one time accompanied 5 Mohawks to solicit for the return of prisoners...."Christopher Davis being at Fort Orange, some Mohegan savages were sent to invite him down, for the Dutch wished his service to parley with some savages".
Kit Davis married Cornelia De Vos about 1644, and married second Maria Meertens about 1660 in Ulster, MY. Children of Christopher Davis and Maria Martensen are:
1. Isaac Davis, born Abt. 1661 in Marbletown,Ulster County,New York; died Abt. 1712 in Marbletown,Ulster County,New York; married Jannetje Maurits February 1690/91 in Kingston,Ulster County,New York.
2. Abraham Davis, born May 3, 1663 in Esopus,Ulster County,New York; died Unknown.
Baptism: May 3, 1663, Old Dutch Church,Kingston,Ulster Co.New York
3. Debora Davis, born January 24, 1664/65 in Esopus,Ulster County,New York; died Aft. 1693; married Hendrick Claassen Schoonhoven July 6, 1679 in Kingston,Ulster County,New York
4. Jan Davis, born Abt. 1670 in Marbletown,Ulster County,New York; died Unknown.
5. Marretje Davis, born Abt. 1672 in Marbletown,Ulster County,New York; died Unknown.
William Albert Davis
William Albert Davis was born July 8th, 1865 at Marthasvill, Warren County, Missouri - Baptized by Bishop E. M. Marvin July 7th, 1867 - Converted in August 1881 in Bethel Church, Franklin County Missouri - Received into full connection in the Church at Faette in September 1881.
Entered Central College, Fayette, mo. in September 1881 - Graduated with the degree of A. B. in June 1886, and received the degree of A.M. in June 1887. Entered the Missouri Conference in September 1886. Served the following charges in the order named: Renick CT.: Prairie Hill Ct.: Jamison Ct.: Albany Ct.: West Fayette Ct.: Married Ada, the daughter of Dr. F. X. Forster March 6th, 1889, who died July 31st, 1890.
Went to Japan under appointment of the Board of Missions in September 1891. spent five years on the Uwajuma Ct.: one year on the Maysuyama District, then three years in America, one year of which was spent on the Rockville Ct. in the Pacific Conference. Returned to Japan in September 1900, and spent one year on the Yamaguchi Ct. Since that time he has been on the Kyoto Ct.
Married Mary F. Bice May 30, 1893.
During five years of pastoral work in America took part in the building of four churches.
In 1895 built a church in Uwajima with funds raised in Japan, all but $75.00. During eleven years in Japan had 133 baptisms in the various chrges served.