Son of John DAVIS and m. 31 Dec.1744 Catherine TALMADGE, [History of the Davis Family, p.8:] http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdavisfa00davi/historyofdavisfa00davi_djvu.txt
Thomas Davis was married Dec. 25, 1780, to Mary Conklin, who was born at Amagansett, L. I., Aug. 30, 1756. and died in Preston, Conn., March .31, 1833. She was a descendant in a direct line, in the sixth generation, of Ananias Conklin, who came to
this country from Nottinghamshire, England, in 1639. He resided in Salem, Mass., until 1649, when he came to Amagansett, town of E. Hampton, Suffolk Co., N. Y., where he died in 1657.
The line of descent is as follows: 1st generation, Ananias; 2d generation, Benjamin, youngest son of Ananias, who married Hannah, daughter of John Mulford, one of the first settlers of E. Hampton ; 3d generation, Ananias, son of Benjamin, born 1673,
died 1740, married Hannah Ludlow ; 4th generation, Henry, son of Ananias, baptized Feb. 22, 1702 ; 5th generation, Henry, son of Henry, baptized 1725, married Amy Hedges; 6th generation, Mary Conklin, who married Thomas Davis (19). Jeremiah Conklin, brother of Benjamin, and oldest son of Ananias the settler, married Mary Gardiner, oldest daughter of Lord Lion Gardiner, of Gardiners Island, N. Y. He is the progenitor of the branch of the family to which Uoscoe Conklin belongs. The Conklins of E. Hampton were a numerous famjly. In 1775, there were twenty-five of the name in the small town of E. Hampton, capable of bearing arms.
In the winter of 1780-1781, (after Thomas Davis was married,) Vice Admiral Arbuthnot, of the English Navy, with eleven ships of war, lay in Gardiners Bay, so that no communication between the east end of Long Island and the main land could be had, except by " running the blockade." The officers and men under the command of the British Admiral, by his orders made frequent incursions and raids upon the eastern end of the Island, helping themselves to whatever might come in their way. And they some- times extended their raids well up the Island. Mr. Davis did not take kindly to having the fruits of his labor thus disposed of, and being also anxious to return to his fathers home in Stonington, Conn., with his "bride of a month," procured a small sail boat, into which he put the wedding outfit, consisting of a large trunk well filled with the ouifit of those days, (many articles of which are now in the families of her descendants,) and a seven pail brass kettle, (without which no well regulated family could keep house.) and taking advantage of a dark night, he set sail for the main land, and the next morning was at his fathers house in Stonington, Conn., without so much as saying to the British Admiral, "by your kind permission sir." Mr. Davis remained at the Old Homestead, and worked for his father, at his trade, which was that of tanner and currier, and shoe making, (which business his father Avas engaged in, in connection with his farming business.) During
the latter years of his residence in Stonington, he lived in a house which was located between the Homestead, and the Pawcatuck River. Ill the spring of 1802, in company with his brother Enos, he purchased of Jonathan Brewster, who was a great grandson of Elder William Brewster of Mayflower memory, a farm situated on the left bank of the Thames River, in New London Co., Conn., al)out two miles below Chelsea Landing, now Norwich City, which they divided, Thomas taking the north, and Enos the south part. Here he lived carrying on in connection with his farming business, the manufacture of leather and shoe making until his death, Sunday, Jan. 23, 1831, in the 80th year of his age.
1. Thomas DAVIS, b.21 Sep.1781 Stonington, CT, d.4 Feb.1848 Preston CT,
2. Mary DAVIS, b.12 July 1784 Stonington, d.13 Mar.1860 Syracuse, NY,
3.+Henry DAVIS, b.26 Aug.1788 Stonington, d.20 Oct.1840 Bridgeport, CT,
4. Dudley Talmage DAVIS, b.18 Mar.1795 Stonington, d.16 Feb.1806[1706 Sic] Stonington, CT,
5. Julia DAVIS, b.24 Aug.1797 Stonington, d.17 Nov.1797 Stonington,
6. Clarissa DAVIS, b.25 Feb.1800, d.29 Mar.1888 Preston, CT,