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Mary Davis

Posted: 9 Sep 2006 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Davis
I am looking for info on Mary Davis born about 1742. I would like to know about her parents

1. Levi Dungan1,2,3,4,5,6,7, born Abt. 1740 in Lower Dublin Twp Philadelphia PA; died Abt. 1825 in Brooks now Hancock County WV.. He was the son of 2. James L Dungan and 3. Rebecca Wells. He married (1) Mary Davis8 February 01, 1764 in Camel Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born Abt. 1742 in Bustleton,Bucks,Pennsylvania,USA, and died Abt. 1821. She was the daughter of REV David Davis and Mary.

Notes for Levi Dungan:
Listed in Washington County census 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 3 females (1790)
Levi and Mary owned the Camel Tavern Inn moved to Del. in 1771, 1772 moved to Beaver County PA
Mary studied Medicine with her relative Dr. Benjamin Rush (pioneer in the treatment of mental illness and close friend/confident of Thomas Jefferson) Levi served in the militia 1778.



Howard O Folker

In 1772, Levi accompanied by his wife and several small children and two slaves Fortune and Lunn removed to Beaver Co. PA and located at the head of King's Creek where the village of Frankfort Springs now stands. Here he erected a log house which was built to serve both as a dwelling and a fort and was located directly over a spring. His wife Mary was well qualified to be a helpmate for her husband in their wilderness home. Before her marriage she made her home with Dr. Benjamin Rush, to whom she was related and with whom she studied medicine, until he went to Edinburgh Scotland to complete his training. Upon his departure, the library which they had jointly accumulated, became, by mutual agreement, her property. After her marriage she took a portion of the library with her to the wilderness and continued her studies. At one time, on account of the danger of attack by the Indians, she concealed the books to guard against their loss by fire and they became badly Mildewed.

09-14-1778 Levi Dungan enlisted in Colonel James Wright's Younghegenia Militia, which was in actual service under Col. John Stevenson. (Penna.Archives, 2nd Series Vol. 14 p.678 and 691)

During the war the Indians becoming very troublesome, Levi removed his family to Chartier's Creek in what is now Washington County Pa. and then enlisted in Captain Thomas Rankin's 4th Battalion, Washington Co. Militia. (Penna. Arch 6th series Vol. 2 p. 143)

THE GEORGE BAKER - LEVI DUNGAN MUSEUM
By Cynthia A. Kundar
Milestones Vol 10 No 4--Fall 1985

The museum honors two gentlemen with its name. According to Bausman's History of Beaver County, George Baker came to what is the present site of Moon Township and settled there in 1772 or 1773. Meanwhile, Levi Dungan a fellow pioneer settler may have preceded him by two years with homesteading in the area of Frankfort Springs. As an interesting side note, both Baker and Dungan were married in Philadelphia and their families suffered similar uprooting due to British military strategy on the western frontier during the American Revolution.

He was one of the first settlers west of Pittsburg and one of the first purchasers of land under our government in the State of Pennsylvania.
was the first white permanent settler in what is now Beaver County. He was a revolutionary Soldier.




More About Levi Dungan:
Burial: 1825, Frankfort Sprngs,Hancock,WV
Census: 1790, Washington County PA
Military service: 1778, Militia

Notes for Mary Davis:
In 1772, Levi accompanied by his wife and several small children removed to Beaver Co. PA and located at the head of King's Creek where the village of Frankfort Springs now stands. Here he erected a log house which was built to serve both as a dwelling and a fort and was located directly over a spring. His wife Mary was well qualified to be a helpmate for her husband in their wilderness home. Before her marriage she made her home with Dr. Benjamin Rush, to whom she was related and with whom she studied medicine, until he went to Edinburgh Scotland to complete his training. Upon his departure, the library which they had jointly accumulated, became, by mutual agreement, her property. After her marriage she took a portion of the library with her to the wilderness and continued her studies. At one time, on account of the danger of attack by the Indians, she concealed the books to guard against their loss by fire and they became badly Mildewed.
The following incident of the use she made of her surgical knowledge is from her grandson Lieutenant Govenor Warren Scott Dungan's Manuscript.

"Two neighbors, William Langfitt and Issac Wiseman, had been to a mill on King's Creek to get some corn ground; on their way home they were attacked by Indians; Wiseman was instantly killed and Langfitt was shot several times through the body but managed to keep his seat on the horse, which carried him over the trail to Levi Dungan's house; there was no surgeon nearer that Fort Pitt and Mary set about at once attending to the mans needs. With a knitting needle she packed the wounds with strips from a handkerchief and with compress and bandage arrested the hemorrhage. Langfitt recovered and lived to age 96.

In 1789, she made a journey on horse back to Philadelphia taking with her the money to enter the location of the tract upon which they had settled and brought back the Patent for 1000 acres, dated Sept. 1 1789.

More About Mary Davis:
Burial: Brook (now Hancock) county WV

Marriage Notes for Levi Dungan and Mary Davis:
Married by the Rev. Morgan Edwards Listed in the Marriage Book of the the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia stated they were married in their inn on second street.

More About Levi Dungan and Mary Davis:
Marriage: February 01, 1764, Camel Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Re: Mary Davis

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 10:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Davis, Cromage
Mary's mother maiden name was Cromage
c. 1700 died July 14, 1743
Burial Welsh Tract baptist House grounds,Pencader Hundred.
Delaware, Pa
Mary had two older brothers, Jonathan & Samuel. Who moved with their father to Cohanise, Cumberland Co., NJ when he remarried. Died in abt. 1749 NJ.
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