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HELP! immigrant flag female ancestor  Jane  DAVIS

  (b. abt. 1844 Ireland   d. abt. 1898 Rhode Island, USA )  

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Jane DAVIS was born abt. 1844 in Ireland. Jane DAVIS was the child of ?   and   ?

Jane was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1867.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Jane  married  John BAKER .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. John BAKER  was born abt. 1830 in Ireland.  John died 21 May 1898 in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket). 

Jane DAVIS died abt. 1898 in Rhode Island, USA.

Appears to have been born somewhere in Southern Ireland (in the area that would become the Irish Free State in 1922).

Could she possibly be from Killygordon, Co. Donegal, Ireland? (Long shot)

From castlegarden -- this is the only one I have found so far that seems to match at all -- what are the odds?


NOTE: Not found in Warwick in the 1905 state census

Check this:
PAWTUXET VALLEY City Directory: includes parts of Warwick, West Warwick, Cranston, and Coventry
1894, 1896, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1944-1946, Rhode Island Historical Society

Hand checked all of RI for 1896-1898.
Checked Sutton, MA from 1896-1898.
Hand checked Warwick deaths from 1897-1904.
Not found.

Son, George Baker's marriage record says that both parents are dead as of October 8, 1898. So if that's true, it looks like she died between April 1896 and October 1898, likely either in MA or RI.

Davis Name Meaning
English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’ equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans. Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies . In some cases also an Americanized form (actually an adoption of the name in 1 above) of Jewish Davidovich and of its cognate Davidsohn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Davids, Davies, David, Lavis, Danis, Davi, Davie, Days, Dabbs, Bavis

Details of the family tree of Jane appear below.

1800s Etiquette1800s Advice And Etiquette For Ladies


Wealth and abundant service does not always bring this. A neat, orderly house throughout is rarer than we suppose. Had we liberty to investigate many a home, we should find a...Read MORE...

Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
1800s Recipe1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Coffee Custard

Mix one egg with a teacup of ground coffee and pour over it one pint of boiling water. Let it boil five minutes, then pour in one cup of cold water and set it back on the range or...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, June 30, 1880

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Jane DAVIS


Jane DAVIS married immigrant flag male ancestor John BAKER-- Place: 

Children of John BAKER and Jane DAVIS:

flag male ancestor Parker BAKER (b.abt. 1867, , Rhode Island, USA  d. , )

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag male ancestor George Edward BAKER (b.15 September 1871, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA  d. 1 March 1936, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA )
m. Exilda ROBERGE 8 October 1898 in West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Arctic) (Natick) (Phenix) (Crompton)

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag male ancestor Albert BAKER (b.4 April 1873, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA  d. 16 June 1916, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA )

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag photo of Reuben BAKER  Reuben BAKER (b.14 April 1874, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA  d. 13 January 1921, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA )
m. Marie Albina Clarinda RENAUD 11 August 1895 in Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag male ancestor Nurdin E BAKER (b.18 December 1876, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA  d. 22 November 1930, West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA )
m. Emily M DANIELS 1 September 1906 in Fair Haven, Vermont, USA

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor William W BAKER (b.20 September 1878, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA  d. 27 April 1942, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA )
m. Rose-Anna LAFERRIERE 10 June 1899 in West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Arctic) (Natick) (Phenix) (Crompton)
m. Clara AMYOT aft.1928

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag female ancestor Jennie Susan BAKER (b.8 February 1880, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA  d. 13 March 1962, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA )
m. George Joseph PLANTE 21 February 1903 in Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag male ancestor Charles BAKER (b.29 November 1882, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA  d. 2 December 1958, West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA )

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag male ancestor Harry BAKER (b.27 July 1886, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA  d. 20 September 1958, West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA )
m. Leah Anna MCDERMOTT 25 October 1909 in West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Arctic) (Natick) (Phenix) (Crompton)

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Exploring the Ancestry of Jane DAVIS: Events, Pictures, and Documents

Is this her? (Long shot)
Name: Jane Davis
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1840
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Ireland
Home in 1860: Millbury, Worcester, Massachusetts
Post Office: Millbury
Family Number: 2371
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Tarbot 54
Roxanna Tarbot 55
Abby Jane Tarbot 11
Jane McKenney 25
Roby McKenney 24
Rosannah McKenney 19
Jane Davis 20
Emeline Davis 20
Lizzie Nelson 30

1860 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
1871 Birth of Child
George Edward BAKER was born 15 September 1871, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
1873 Birth of Child
Albert BAKER was born 4 April 1873, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
1874 Birth of Child
Reuben BAKER was born 14 April 1874, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
1876 Birth of Child
Nurdin E BAKER was born 18 December 1876, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
1878 Birth of Child
William W BAKER was born 20 September 1878, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
1880 Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts
John BAKER, Self, M, Male, W, 50, IRE, Farm Hand, IRE, IRE
Janie BAKER, Wife, M, Female, W, 36, IRE, Keeps House, IRE, IRE
Parker BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 13, RI, At School, IRE, IRE
Geo. E. BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 8, MA, At School, IRE, IRE
Albert BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 7, MA, At School, IRE, IRE
Reuben BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 5, MA, At School, IRE, IRE
Nuder BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 4, MA, IRE, IRE
William BAKER, Son, S, Male, W, 2, MA, IRE, IRE

name: Janie Baker
residence: Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts
birthdate: 1844
birthplace: Ireland
relationship to head: Wife
spouse's name: John Baker
spouse's birthplace: Ireland
father's name:
father's birthplace: Ireland
mother's name:
mother's birthplace: Ireland
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Female
martial status: Married
age (expanded): 36 years
occupation: Keeps House
nara film number: T9-0564
page: 17
page character: A
entry number: 623
film...

1880 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
1880 Birth of Child
Jennie Susan BAKER was born 8 February 1880, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
1882 Birth of Child
Charles BAKER was born 29 November 1882, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
1886 Birth of Child
Harry BAKER was born 27 July 1886, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

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1886 - July 28 - CENT'L DIST. COURT - Woodward, J.
Tuesday, July 27th. - Frances Poland, an herb doctress, was in court for committing an assault on Mrs. Jane Baker in Sutton. The defendant, who is quite a wanderer, is now living in Sutton. A few nights ago her house was set fire to and partially destroyed, and the assault grew out of her accusing Mrs. Baker's son with the deed. A fine of $10 and costs was imposed; appealed.

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
July 28, 1886
Jane DAVIS -

Jane DAVIS -

Jane DAVIS -

1896 - February 23 - SHOT BY EMPLOYER. Sensational Affair at Office of Sutton Woolen Mills. ALBERT BAKER THE VICTIM.
Revolver Used by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the Mill Manager.

Interviews With All Parties to the Fracas - Mr. Aldrich Surrenders to Police and Placed Under Bonds.

Albert Baker, an employee at the Sutton woolen mills, in Woodbury Village, was shot, Saturday afternoon, by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the manager of the mill. Five shots were fired from the revolver, of which only one took effect. The 38-calibre ball first tore through Baker's left hand and passed nearly through his body at the crest of the hip bone on the left side, and was taken out near the crest of the hip bone at the right side, by Dr. H. W. Cronin, to whose office in Millbury the young man was taken as soon as possible after the shooting. While at work on the wound, Dr. Cronin saw Dr. Clapp of Grafton and Dr. Church of Millbury coming up the street, and, believing that the matter would come into the courts, called them into the office to have them present while the operation was being performed. They remained until...Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
February 23, 1896
1896 - February 24 - MILLBURY. Albert Baker's Condition. Wounded Boy Suffering Much Pain, and Case Still Serious
The condition of Albert Baker, the boy shot by C. T. Aldrich, Jr., Saturday, is still serious. He had a bad night Saturday night, as reported by Dr. Cronin. The wound is very painful and his nervous system is completely shattered. Edward Fallon, who was one of the mill hands that held Aldrich for a few moments when Baker was trying to get away, will be a very important witness at the trial, Wednesday. He has left the employ of Aldrich. He said: 'I do not care to work for a man that would shoot a boy in that way.' He says that Aldrich fired the shot that struck the boy, when the latter was running. The boy's parents are determined to push the case in court.

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
February 24, 1896
The greater portion of Tuesday's session was taken up with the continued case of Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., of Sutton, charged with the shooting of Albert Baker, Feb. 22.

Charles M. Thayer, Esq., appeared for the prosecution and F. L. Brown, Esq. of Brown & Hopkins, for the defendant.

Mr. Thayer stated that the government proposed to show that Mrs. Baker, mother of the complainant, went to the mill on the day of the shooting, and was attacked by the defendant. The complainant went to the assistance of his mother and was attacked by the defendant. As he was leaving, the complainant was shot by the defendant.

There were a dozen or more witnesses on each side, and, at the request of counsel, they were excluded from the court room during the hearing.

The complainant, his brother, and mother, testified that on Feb. 22, Mrs. Aldrich as in the office of the Sutton Woolen Company, and ALdrich, who had some words with Willie Baker, concerning pay which young Baker claimed was due...Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts
April 29, 1896
1896 City Directory Pawtuxet Valley Warwick - Page 24
Is this her?
Baker, Mrs. Jane, house Main Cor. Rhodes, Natick
Is this her death? Long shot
Is this her?

Name: Jane Mary Baker
Gender: Female
Death Date: 06 May 1907
Death Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 58
Birth Date: 1849
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09336-6
Syst Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1906751
Reference Number: p 98
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950 (Mormon Genealogy Records)
Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 4/9/2023 8:23:25 PM
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