Inscription: MEMENTO MORI FUGIT HORA HERE LYES THE BODY OF SIMON DAVIS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE ye 14 DAY 1713 IN THE 77 YEAR OF HIS AGE
South Burying Place, Concord, Massachusetts
Name on headstone
1713 - Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1 September 2008, South Burying Place, Concord, Massachusetts
Death: June 14, 1713
Concord marriages: Simon Dauies, and Mary Blod were maried 12 desem 1660
Burial: South Burying Place, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Lt. Simon Davis settled in Concord, MA. Also lived in Barnstable.
Source: "Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worchester County," Vol. 1:
Gravestone still standing in Concord, MA. His will was proved July 3, 1713 and mentioned 7 children as still living as well as grandson, Samuel Hunt. The original will is on file at East Cambridge and was made on June 24, 1710 and bears his autograph. His homestead was near his father's house on a farm given him by his father. He was one of Captain Thomas Wheeler's troopers in the expedition of 1675 to the Nipmuck country, and he took command when the captain was wounded. He received his commission as lieutenant, July 2, 1689. He was admitted a freeman, March 21, 1699. He was deputy to the general court in 1689-90-92-1705.
Source: Drake's History of Middlesex County. In 1675 Maj. Simon Willard ... troop to rescue Lt. Simon Davis at Brookfield from Indians. In 1690, Capt. Simon Davis ..... to raise 90 men to guard ... from Barnstable to Marlborough.
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Lt Simon Davis
Lt. Simon Davis was born circa 1636, perhaps at Cambridge, where his father was resident in 1634. His father about this time removed to Concord, where Simon married, 12 Dec 1660, Mary Blood of Concord, daughter of James Blood and Ellen Harrison. Simon Davis was one of three men in command of the Brookfield garrison, 1-4 Aug 1675, during its siege by Nipmuck Indians who had earlier ambushed the Hutchinson-Wheeler expedition at Quabaug. Capt. Thomas Wheeler's narrative says, "The night following the said blow, they did roar against us like so many wild bulls, sending in their shot amongst us till towards the moon rising, which was about three of the clock; at which time they attempted to fire our house by hay and other combustible matter which they brought to one corner of the house, and set it on fire. Whereupon some of our company were necessitated to expose themselves to very great danger to put it out. Simon Davis, one of the three appointed by my self as Captain, to supply my place by reason of my wounds, … he being of a lively spirit, encouraged the souldiers within the house to fire upon the Indians; and also those that adventured out to put out the fire, (which began to rage and kindle upon the house side) with these and the like words, that God is with us, and fights for us, and will deliver us out of the hands of these heathen." Simon Davis was admitted a freeman of Concord 22 Mar 1689/90. Elected Representative in 1689 and 1690, and was a lieutenant in the training band. He died at Concord 14 Jun 1713. "A Lieutenant, representative, and otherwise distinguished."
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