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Peter Davy

Peter Davy was born on 31 May 1724 in Schenectady, New York, USA. His parents were Thomas Davy and Catrin Klein and he was baptized 31 May 1724 in the Reformed Dutch Stone Arabia Lutheran Church, Schenectady, New York, USA. . He married ANNA MARIA SALTSMAN, daughter of George Saltsman and Margaret Klein.

Peter lived by the shores of the Mohawk River near where Little Falls, New York is located. During the Revolutionary war he and most of his sons fought in the British army and after the war ended they immigrated to Upper Canada and were known as United Empire Loyalists. Peter Davy was a private in the 2nd Battalion, King’s Royal Rangers of New York.

In his petition for additional lands, 16 June 1790, Peter Davy identified himself as a late private in the 2nd Battalion Royal Yorkers’ (KRRNY). Although he was not included in the muster roll of disbanded soldiers settled in Ernestown 7 Oct 1784, Peter drew 500 acres for himself and his family, which consisted of a wife and seven children. By 1790, Peter had made a good improvement on the land. He died on 09 Jul 1790 in Bath, Ernestown, Lennox Addington, Ontario, Canada.

Submitted by Descendant Barry Baker UE