Robert Davis, an importer of groceries and liquors, born in 1747, was a participant in the Boston Tea Party, a member of the Sons of Liberty, and is thought to have been a Freemason. He was also a part of the Revolutionary Army, took part in the siege of Boston, and the expulsion of the British fleet from Boston Harbor in 1776. He achieved the rank of First Lieutenant in the First Massachusetts Regiment under Colonel Joseph Vose. He fought the Battle of Valley Forge and the Battle of Rhode Island. Robert Davis died in 1798 and is buried in the Central Burying Ground, Tomb 120.