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The Davis Branch
Amos Davis was born November 22, 1808 in Eastport, Washington County, Maine. He married Cynthia Ann Coombs on April 5, 1832 in Winchester, Cheshire County, NH. She was the daughter of Anthony Coombs and Abigail Aldrich. She was born July 28, 1814 in Winchester, Cheshire County, NH. Amos served during the Civil War in the New Hampshire Vols, 2nd Regiment, Company D. He was a private. H was discharged on May 1, 1862 due to poor health (rheumatism and deafness) and never rose above the rank of private. He was 44 years old when he was discharged. Amos and Cynthia were supposed to have had 15 children, however only records for 14 children have been located. It's possible that one child died as an infant. Cynthia died January 19, 1870 in Winchester, Cheshire, NH. Amos died September 13, 1886 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, NH. 3. Ceylon S. Davis, born March 12, 1833, Westmoreland, NH 8. Sophia Electra Davis, born October 30, 1844, Walpole, NH 9. Orville Francis Davis, born November 21, 1845, Syracuse, NY 11. John Wesley Davis, born February 1852, Walpole, NH 12. Ella Maria Davis, born November 2, 1853 14. George W. Davis, born about 1869, NH 15. Harvey Robert Davis, born about 1860, Swansey, NH GENERATION 2 Martin Van Buren Davis was born January 6, 1839 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, NH. He married (1) Sarah M. Clark, daughter of Luther Clark and Mary Corey in 1863 in Ashburnham, MA. She was born February 15, 1844 and died August 19, 1870. Martin then married (2) Sarah's sister, Eliza E. Clark on January 4, 1872 in Ashburnham, MA. Eliza was born about 1852 and she died August 30, 1920. Martin served in the Civil War in the 2nd Regiment, Company D, New Hampshire Infantry. He enlisted on September 9, 1861 and was mustered on September 17 at Concord, NH. This regiment was attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, in McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia until August 1861. Martin was discharged on June 19, 1863 at Concord, NH. He had contracted malaria. Martin recieveda pension as a result of this illness. Martin died June 2, 1911 in Gardner, MA. Martin, Sarah and Eliza are all buried in New Cemetery in Ashburnham, MA. Children of Martin Van Buren Davis and Sarah Clark were 1. Herbert F. Davis, born June 29, 1866 2. Arthur L. Davis, born June 23, 1869 Children of Martin Van Buren Davis and Eliza E. Clark were 1. Lottie M. Davis, born December 6 1876 2. Emma Jane Davis, born May 14, 1879
Hugh Clark Hunter was born November 10, 1878 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. He married Emma Jane Davis on June 27, 1900 in the home of Emma's parents, Martin Van Buren Davis and Eliza Clark. Emma was born on May 14, 1879 in Ashburnham, MA. She died May 4, 1966 in Gardner, MA. Hugh Clark Hunter was a veteran of the Spanish American War and fought in Cuba. He served in the House of Representatives for two terms from 1936-1940. He later became the Commissioner of Veteran's Benefits in 194 1. Hugh also worked as a silversmith for Frank W. Smith's Silver Shop. Hugh was the last surviving veteran of the Spanish American War in Gardner, MA when he died on June 5, 1962. Hugh and Emma Jane Hunter are buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Gardner, MA. Children of Hugh Clark Hunter and Emma Jane Davis were 1. Arnold E. Hunter, born 1900 in Gardner, MA 2. Lillian Mae Hunter, born October 2, 1902 in Gardner, MA 6. Robert Hunter, born 1910 in Gardner, MA
Lillian Mae Hunter was born October 2, 1902 in Gardner, MA. She married Harry Chester Rice on November 25, 1926 in Gardner, MA. Harry was the son of George Rice and Clara Norton. He was born February 25, 1899 in Worcester, Worcester County, MA. Harry served in WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict. During WWI, Harry was a second class radio operator onboard the USS Cohassett. He switched over to the Army Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant when WWII broke out. He spent time in the European Theater and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. His duties were in communications with the Ninth Air Force serving in England, Italy, southern France and North Africa. Harry died on September 8, 1966 in Smyrna, Tennessee. Lillian married (2) Leo Drake, Sr. on September 5, 1969. Leo was the son of Julius Drake and Laura Allen. Leo was born February 29, 1892 and died February 18, 1979 in Smyrna, Tennessee. Lillian died November 30, 1989 in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Harry and Lillian are buried in Green Bower Cemetery, Gardner, MA. Leo Drake is buried at Rosehill Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Children of Harry Chester Rice and Lillian Mae Hunter are
Lawrence James Nee was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He married Marilyn Annalee Rice in Gardner, MA. Marilyn was born in Gardner, MA. She is the daughter of Harry Chester Rice and Lillian Mae Hunter of Gardner, MA. Larry was a reporter for the Gardner News and when they moved from Massachusetts to Tennessee, Larry got a job at the Tullahoma News as a reporter and photographer.