My family has a tradition, unproven, that a David Ebi married a "Maggie Davis" in the 1700's.Note that Ebi can be spelled a variety of ways:Aebi, Eby, Ebie, Ebe are all common for the 1700's.We have not been able to find verification of any David Ebi/Eby married to Maggie (Margaret or Magdalene?) Davis probably prior to 1742.
I have gotten a DNA autosomal match with individuals who list the Davis line of William Davis from Wales (1663-1745) who came to Pennsylvania as a Quaker and later was Seventh Day Baptist.Their Davis line appears to be the branch that moved to Salem, West Virginia.While Davis is the only surname I can identify for those individuals that might be a match with me, I cannot prove which of their surnames might be my point of connection at this point.Our "Maggie Davis" is said to have been "of Quaker descent".David Ebi/Eby would have most likely been Mennonite or German Baptist Brethren AKA as "Dunkers" or "Brethren".
If someone has the book Davis:The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia", I am wondering if you could check whether you can find such a couple--or any Ebi/Eby listed in the first half of the 1700's married to a Davis--most likely in the Lancaster/Philadelphia area or Southern PA/New Jersey/MD area.
Any help will be most appreciated.You can email me at:firstname.lastname@example.org