My name is Catherine P Davis. I came accross your posting and have some information that may be interesting to you. I am the daughter of Thomas Richard Davis. My Great x 4-5 grandfather, married Sarah Freedley, Daughter of Henry (Heinrich) Freedley and sister to Dr. Samuel Freedley. They had 2 children Elizabeth Davis (John) and Thomas Richard Davis. This information dates back to 1776, as Heinrich Freedley, Born in Germany and emigrated to Pottstown PA and enlisted in the Colonial Revolutionary Army as a Private on 1/8/1776. He achieved the rank of major.
I have further information on the Davis and Freedley families, as well as the Peale (Peall) family 0f philadelphia (Robert Peall born in England son of sir Robert Peale British prime minister)