Davis – Blewett Information

About the year 1770 a man by the name of — Painter brought his small son to a family by the name of Kempthorn who lived in Cornwall, England and left him for them to care for.  He went to the continent and sent back money to pay for the child’s expenses.  Mr. Painter appeared to be well to do.  After about 5 years, the money stopped and it was assumed that he had died.  The Kempthorn’s were evidently poor people and could not afford to keep the child so he was adopted by a man named Davies.  This boy’s name was probably Jacob, and he married Elizabeth who lived to be about 90 years old.

Tantalizing, isn’t it?  Who wouldn’t want to know more about their family history after reading something like this?  So how is it that I completely forgot about a 32-page document regarding the Davis-Blewett family?!

Davis-Blewett Family Info from David Mayo Davis

The fact that I didn’t remember I had this information HORRIFIES me.  This research was done by David Mayo Davis. My mom and grandmother received it from David’s widow Loretta in the early 2000s.  At first, it seems overwhelming detailed and confusingly laid out.   However, the information contained in the document is extremely valuable, accurate, and helpful.

Anyone searching the Blewett and Davis family from Crowan Parrish in Cornwall, England may find the document helpful.  The family starts with Jacob Painter who, after his father died, was adopted by Mr. Davies.  After Jacob and Elizabeth (Vivian)’s descendants came to America, the name changed to Davis.

Alvin Davis Jr and my grandfather have passed away, but the research lives on.  If you find this information helpful, let me know.

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Comments

  1. Tim Hull says:

    I am a descendant (My grandmother’s father) of Alvin Davis here. We have copies of this same document created by him. very exciting to meet more cousins from this family. My father is alive and remembers many family stores about some of the Jo Davies families (characters!). The cornish were very animated, and funny, folks.

    • Hi Tim,

      Nice to make a connection with Alvin’s family! Which Alvin did this research? I always thought it was Alvin Jr who died in 1972. But was it his father, Alvin Sr?

      My great-grandfather, Percy, was 20 years younger than his older brother, Alvin Sr. Laban is the only brother I know much about. The information on the other siblings is pretty sparse.

      I would love to learn more about the Davis family.

      Kathryn

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  1. [...] Below is a transcribed letter that the widow of Alvin Davis Jr’ (1898-1972) gave my grandfather, Stanley Davis (1915-2005), in the 1980s.  Alvin and Stanley were cousins. (Read all of Alvin’s research.) [...]

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