Zebediah David b.15Aug1759 d.1838 His mother died soon after his birth.He was raised by his stepmother in Philadelphia.He enlisted in the American Revolution, and saw action as a private on the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, in Germantown, Princeton and at Fort Mercer. He and his wife Jane lived first in Cumberland Co., NJ, but soon moved tothe Pennypack north of Philadelphia, one of his congregations.In a few yearshe moved westward, first to Redstone in Fayette co., PA, then to Mason Co., KY. Later he moved across the Ohio River into Clermont Co., OH, and then to AdamsCo., where he purchased a one hundred acre farm. After the death of his wife,he earned his livelihood as a tinker, a mender of brass and metal wares, an occupation which he followed as long as he was able.He was granted a Revolutionary War pension of twenty dollars a year on May 28, 1833.He died at the age of seventy-nine.In his last years he was infirm in both body and mind, and with out property.
Record of two of Zebediah and Jane's children have been found.Not sure if there are more:
1. Mary Polly b. 17Mst1782 d.10Jul1869 She was married to Thomas Currey, Sr., who lived on the farm adjacent to Zebediah David, on the line between Brown and Adams Counties, just south of Decatur. She and Thomas has ninechildren: Joshua Zebodiah D. Mary Jane Thomas John Meek b.28Oct1808 d.23Feb1890 Hiram Merrick b.7Apr1818 d.3Mar1874 Freeborn Garrison b.1821 d.21Jan1898 William Maddox b.3Apr1823 d.aft 1880
2. Ebenezer b.1790, Mason Co. KY 29Apr1828 he married Sarah Hayes b.1794 Two children: -George Washington b.1829 d.1901 Note: Found a grave at Crimmons Cemetery, Paris, Ill for "Catherine David" that lists "dau of Geo W. & N.F. David"b. 28 jan 1851, d. 2 jul 1881 This is the right timing for his child.Further research necessary to confirm links. -Catharine b.1831 d.5Sep1851