Davis, Samson



Davis, Samson


Samson (or Sampson) Davis was a carpenter elected to the Carpenters’ Company in 1810. He is first listed in Philadelphia’s City Directory as a house carpenter at 301 Arch street from 1795-1799. Sometime, after 1800, his address changed to 183 Cherry street. Davis was a close friend of fellow carpenter John Cox and served as executor of Cox’s will along with another carpenter John Hutchinson. All three were members of the Carpenters’ Company.

Biography from the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings site, a project of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Written by Tom Stokes

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301 Arch St. (1795) (Prime)


City Records D.S.B. book #335; claim filed January 7, 1813 Thomas Fitch and Sampson (sp?) Davis vs. John Ducker, John Evans, David Fisher and Samuel Porter. Claim for $198.39 against four houses on the west side of Tenth street from Delaware between Spruce and Locust streets in the City of Philadelphia (being the four northernmost of said houses and against one other house adjoining the said houses, also against the southernmost house adjoining said houses being six in number. ---------------------- City Records D.S.B. book # 336; filed June 14, 1814; no record of satisfaction Samson Davis vs. John Johnston & Daniel Marshall. Claim for $320 against two two-story frame tenements on the east side of Schuylkill Seventh street between Race & Vine street, 16 feet square each. --------------------- Managing Committee Minutes-1810-9-115 Samson Davis elected. --------------------- Prime Directory: Listed as house carpenter, 301 Arch St. (1795-99); 9 White Horse Alley (1799). -------------------- City Directory - 1810, 14 - Sampson (sic.), carpenter, 183 Cherry. 1814 - Sampson (sic.), carpenter, Davidson's court.