Jay Davis Oxford, Conn.
|4th cousin to
Harriet C. Chatfield, and grew up in house next door to her home.
Burr Jay "Jay" Davis son of Burritt B. & Sarah Electa (Osborn) DavisOxfordPast.net Family Link
His given name was Burr Jay Davis, but he went by Jay Davis all his life.
He represented Oxford in the State Legislature in 1866 & 1868-- see Sharpe, page 178
Note that he married another signer of the quilt: Ellen Fairchild
See also biography from Genealogy of descendants of Col. John Davis of Oxford, Conn. (formerly a part of Derby, Conn.) : together with a partial genealogy of his ancestors in the United States, also biographical sketches and portraits of some of his descendants and other matters of interest New Rochelle, N.Y.: 1910, 398 pgs. -- Oxford Public Library Reference room,
also available online through HeritageQuest (feature available to Connecticut Library Card holders through ICONN)
Attended neighorhood Chestnut Tree Hill School in Oxford (See l887 school picture)
Born in Old Col. John Davis Homestead (see photo from Treat-DeBisschop collection here)
Early Houses of Oxford #139, Book Available from Oxford Historical Society.