Elizabeth Tremper1

#1500, (12 July 1793 - 17 April 1863)
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Daniel Tremper1 (1770 - 1845)
Mother*Ariette Kieffer1 (c 1773 - 1841)


Daniel Davis b. 1789, d. 1842
Children 1.Eleanor B Davis14 (1814 - )
 2.Abner Lawrence Davis+14 (1816 - )
 3.Margaret Davis14 (1817 - )
 4.Anna Maria Davis9 (c 1818 - )
 5.Daniel Tremper Davis14 (1819 - )
 6.Andrew James Davis9 (1821 - )
 7.John Calvin Davis9 (c 1823 - )
 8.Elizabeth Davis+15 (c 1827 - 1854)
 9.John Davis16 (c 1833 - )
Her married name was Davis.2 
Birth*12 July 1793She was born on 12 July 1793 at New York, New York.1 
Baptism11 August 1793She was baptized on 11 August 1793 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.3 
1800She appeared on the census of 1800 in the household of Daniel Tremper at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG; (neis. John Tremper (26-44), fam. 9227; Lawrence Keefer (45+), fam. 9243.)4
circa 1805She removed with Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer to Chaumont, Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG, circa 1805 with brother John and families.5,6,7 
between 1810 and 1814She removed with Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer between 1810 and 1814 with all children from New York to Ohio. Daniel's sister, Catherine, and her family also came to Ohio at or about the same time.8 
Marriage*1813She married Daniel Davis in 1813 at Clermont Co., OhioG; (Munsell has 1815.)2,9 
1830She and Daniel Davis appeared on the census of 1830 at New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG; (neis. Mark and Margaret Strickland, sh. 213; Johnson Tremper, sh. 213; John C Jeffries, sh. 213; John Tremper, sh. 211; Samuel Collord, sh. 210; Robert Haines, sh. 209.)10 
27 September 1850She appeared on the census of 27 September 1850 in the household of Elizabeth Davis and Elijah Enlow at Luce Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, as Elizabeth Davis, age 53, b. NY; (neis. George (44) and Letty (45) Young, fam. 606; Abner (33) and Elizabeth (35) Davis, fam. 607.)11 
13 July 1860She appeared on the census of 13 July 1860 in the household of Abner Lawrence Davis and Elizabeth Young at Luce Twp., Spencer Co., IndianaG, age 64, b. NY.12 
Death*17 April 1863She died on 17 April 1863 at Clermont Co., OhioG, at age 69; (or Spencer Co. IN.)13 
Burial*April 1863She was buried in April 1863 at Baker Creek Cemetery, Eureka, Spencer Co., IndianaG.13 


  1. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, compilers, American Ancestry, twelve volumes (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1887-1899), XI:61, "b. July 12, 1793."
  2. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, "m. 1815 Daniel Davis."
  3. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, compiler, Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York (New York: De Vinne Press, 1891), p. 441, rec. 9179. Elisabet, dau. of Daniel Tremper and Ariantje Kiefer, bapt. 11 Aug 1793; sponsors Jacob Tremper and Elisabet Kiefer.
  4. [S269] 1800 U.S. Federal Census. M (26-44) [Daniel]; F (26-44) [Ariette]; m (16-25) [____]; 2 m (<10) [Michael, James]; 3 f (<10) [Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret],.
  5. [S209] John A. Haddock, The Growth of a Century: as illustrated in the history of Jefferson County, New York, from 1793 to 1894 (Philadelphia: Sherman and Co., 1894),
    Jonas Smith and Henry A. Delemater were the first settlers in the town. They came from Ulster county. New York, as agents for LeRay, with several others, among whom were Timothy Soper, with his brothers James and David R., M. Esselstyu and Peter Pratt. They came in a boat by way of Oswego, in 1801. sailing into Chaumont Bay, named on old maps "Nivernois" bay, after the Duke de Nivernois, a French nobleman. It was also called " Hungry Bay." They ascended Chaumont Bay about two and a half miles and began a settlement on the north bank of the stream, at what is now known as "Old Town Spring." They built a double log house for a store and dwelling, and also a frame building, but the location was found to be inconvenient and unhealthy, and it was abandoned. In 1808 they established themselves where the present village of Chaumont stands, which was surveyed into a town-plot the same season. During that year Smith & Delemater erected a saw-mill on the site of the Copely mill ; a warehouse was built, and Luther Britton opened the first tavern where the Elliott House stood, and later occupied the old Coffeen House, a stone structure which is yet standing on the north side of the bay, in a good state of preservation. Afterward Samuel Britton opened a tavern, but finally removed to the shore of the St. Lawrence river, opposite Linda's island. Before settling in Chaumont he traded the lot on which the court-house in Watertown now stands for a barrel of whisky.
    Several families from Ulster county located here at this time, and for a year or two the settlement flourished ; but in 1806 Smith & Delemater failed, lake fevers were prevalent, several deaths took place, and the growth of the village received a check. The first death was that of Timothy Soper, who was drowned in 1803. In 1805 a vessel was begun by a New Yorker by the name of Jones, who died before it was finished. Nancy Smith opened a school that year, being the first teacher in Chaumont. Delemater cleared the first land on Point Salubrious, so named by LeRay because of its freedom from malaria, in 1803, on a farm afterward owned by Harry Horton, who settled there in 1810. The first actual settler on the Point was James Horton, in 1806. Its freedom from sickness and the importance of its fishing interests, promoted its rapid settlement.
    By 1805 Daniel and John Tremper had settled on the Point and Henry Thomas had opened a store of goods at Chaumont. Other early settlers on the Point were Silas Taft, Stephen Fisher, David and Joseph Rider.
  6. [S237] William H. Horton, editor, Geographical Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y 1684–1890 (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Journal Company, 1890), p. 557: "In 1805 James Horton moved the families of Daniel and John Tremper to the Chaumont settlement, and the next year came with his own family from Colchester, Delaware County, and located on Point Salubrious, where he was the first permanent settler. The Tremper's were tanners, in which business they engaged soon after locating here."
  7. [S581] Jere. Coughlin, compiler, Jefferson County Centennial 1905 (Watertown, N.Y.: Hungerford-Holbrook Co., 1905), "In 1805 [James] LeRay made very liberal offers to mechanics to settle in Chaumont and in Feb. of the same year John M. Tremper and Daniel Tremper, brothers, tanners by trade came here led by these inducements. James Horton, who was relied upon as a wagoner in going to and from distant markets, brought the Tremper families with his ox team from Kingston N.Y. to their new home."
  8. [S520] VWH, In NY 1810 census; son William b. OH 1814 (need OH rec. for Anna Maria and Daniel).
  9. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Daniel Tremper Pioneer Family of Jefferson County NY", 2011 (Auburndale, MA), online http://jefferson.nygenweb.net/tremper.htm
  10. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Dan (30-39); F (30-39) [Catherine]; 2 m (10-14) [Abner, Daniel], m (5-9) [Andrew or John]; f (15-19) [Eleanor], 2 f (5-9) [prob. Margaret, Anna Maria, misrecorded], f (<5) [Elizabeth].
  11. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Elijah (33), b. KY, woodcutter; Elizabeth (23), b. OH.
  12. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Abner L (44), b. OH, farmer; Elizabeth (44), b. NY.
  13. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, two fallen grave markers. Dan Davis, 12 May 1789 - 10 Jan 1842; Elizabeth, wife of Dan Davis, 12 Jul 1792 - 17 Apr 1863; bur. Baker Creek Cemetery, Eireka, Spencer Co. IN. Memorials 131990259 and 132073447, created by and photos added by Donna Schauss.
  14. [S2811] New Richmond, Ohio, Presbyterian Church Minutes and Records 1821-1844, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Congregational Records, p. 23, births and baptisms, Baptisms 9 Jun 1822, q.v.
  15. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Mother and daughter in the same household.
  16. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.