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View Tree for Jesse DavisJesse Davis (b. 1759, d. Abt. 1845)

Jesse Davis was born 1759 in VA, and died Abt. 1845 in Fleming Co, KY. He married Rebecca Jones on Abt. 1832.

 Includes NotesNotes for Jesse Davis:
History of the Dawson-Davis Family and
Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright
1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.
Page 157 "Jesse (1755-1818) married in 1780 Nancy Melton (1759- ). On
April 2, 1784 they conveyed 110 acres to Cornelius Kincheloe (Deed Book U,
page 494).
Pages 158-9 "Soon after the close of the Revolution Jesse Davis and several
of his brothers and sisters, including his sister Jane and her husband Hugh
Davis moved to a place later called "Davis Settlement" on Simpson's Creek
near Chaplin Fork in Nelson County, Kentucky. They built a fort there which
was known as Fort Kincheloe but later as "Burnt Station" after it was
attached by the Indians. It is believed that their mother and step-father
Rhodam Blancett also went with them to Kentucly. In 1793 Blancett received
a land grant of 1057 acres in Bourbon County. There were Blancetts living
in Jefferson County in 1785 (6 Filson Club Quarterly). The Davises also
received large land grants in Kentucky (Index for Old Kentucky Surveys and
Grants, by Kentucky Historical Socity (1975), pages 13, 44 and 45)." "Jesse
Davis was a Captain in the Revolution and served under the immediate command
of General Washington, who in General Orders commended him for his bravery
(Virginia Gazett January 23, 1778). Benjamin and Moses Wickliffe served
under him and a Sarah Mayhugh (of Hoadley) went with their company for three
years (Burgess, page 1317). Jesse's wido Nancy Melton Davis was allowed a
pension (No. W 8652) and a Bounty Land Warrant No. 2325 for 300 acres.
Jesse also received land grants of 5100 acres in Jefferson County and grants
of 1700 acres in Nelson County, Kentucky (Virginia Land Grant Books A: 128,
4: 536, 537, 608; 7: 279 and 10: 489). Jesse was born in 1755 and died in
1818 (48 D.A.R. Lineages, page 1)."
Page 161 "In 1837 Hugh Davis, then apparently living in Nelson County,
Kentucky, signed an affidavit in support of a pension claim by Jesse's widow
Nancy. The pension records show that Jesse was born in Prince William and
was Hugh's first cousin and also his brother-in-law and that Jesse married
Nancy Melton of Prince William on February 8, 1780. She was doubtless
related to Moses Melton and his wife Mary and Richard Melton and his wife
Margaret, all of whom were in Prince William in 1789 (Prince William Deed
Book X, pages 63 and 309),
>>From "Argus of Western America" published weekly by Kendall and Russells
Frankfort, Kentucky. Nove 27, 1818. Died - In Nelson County on the 21st day
of October last after a lingering illness of twelve months, Capt. Jesse
Davis, aged sixty eight years. Capt. Davis was an officer of the Revolution
and served under Washington at the Battles of Princeton, Brandyvine and
Monouth. He was an early adventurer in the settlement of Kentucky, and has
lived to see the "wilderness Blossom as the rose." Thus one by one are the
heros'f of '76 dropping into the grave and soon shall we see nothing of them
but the history of their noble actions.
"Jesse left a will dated April 5, 1818 which was recorded in Nelson County
February 15, 1819 and probated at Richmond, Virginia November 16, 1830,
naming his wife Nancy, his sons Presley, Elijah, Wilson L., William M., and
Jesse, Jr. and his daughters Elizabeth, Harriet and Nancy. By a codicil
added 21 Oct 1818 Nancy was cut off 'for just cause.'" Hers to Elijah but
if she has children he is to divide her share among them.

For Jesse Gross Davis Sr. Notes:
Notes for JESSE DAVIS: Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and
Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright
1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.
Page 157 "Jesse (1755-1818) married in 1780 Nancy Melton (1759- ). On
April 2, 1784 they conveyed 110 acres to Cornelius Kincheloe (Deed Book U,
page 494).
Pages 158-9 "Soon after the close of the Revolution Jesse Davis and several
of his brothers and sisters, including his sister Jane and her husband Hugh
Davis moved to a place later called "Davis Settlement" on Simpson's Creek
near Chaplin Fork in Nelson County, Kentucky. They built a fort there which
was known as Fort Kincheloe but later as "Burnt Station" after it was
attached by the Indians. It is believed that their mother and step-father
Rhodam Blancett also went with them to Kentucly. In 1793 Blancett received
a land grant of 1057 acres in Bourbon County. There were Blancetts living
in Jefferson County in 1785 (6 Filson Club Quarterly). The Davises also
received large land grants in Kentucky (Index for Old Kentucky Surveys and
Grants, by Kentucky Historical Socity (1975), pages 13, 44 and 45)." "Jesse
Davis was a Captain in the Revolution and served under the immediate command
of General Washington, who in General Orders commended him for his bravery
(Virginia Gazett January 23, 1778). Benjamin and Moses Wickliffe served
under him and a Sarah Mayhugh (of Hoadley) went with their company for three
years (Burgess, page 1317). Jesse's wido Nancy Melton Davis was allowed a
pension (No. W 8652) and a Bounty Land Warrant No. 2325 for 300 acres.
Jesse also received land grants of 5100 acres in Jefferson County and grants
of 1700 acres in Nelson County, Kentucky (Virginia Land Grant Books A: 128,
4: 536, 537, 608; 7: 279 and 10: 489). Jesse was born in 1755 and died in
1818 (48 D.A.R. Lineages, page 1)."
Page 161 "In 1837 Hugh Davis, then apparently living in Nelson County,
Kentucky, signed an affidavit in support of a pension claim by Jesse's widow
Nancy. The pension records show that Jesse was born in Prince William and
was Hugh's first cousin and also his brother-in-law and that Jesse married
Nancy Melton of Prince William on February 8, 1780. She was doubtless
related to Moses Melton and his wife Mary and Richard Melton and his wife
Margaret, all of whom were in Prince William in 1789 (Prince William Deed
Book X, pages 63 and 309),
>>From "Argus of Western America" published weekly by Kendall and Russells
Frankfort, Kentucky. Nove 27, 1818. Died - In Nelson County on the 21st day
of October last after a lingering illness of twelve months, Capt. Jesse
Davis, aged sixty eight years. Capt. Davis was an officer of the Revolution
and served under Washington at the Battles of Princeton, Brandyvine and
Monouth. He was an early adventurer in the settlement of Kentucky, and has
lived to see the "wilderness Blossom as the rose." Thus one by one are the
heros'f of '76 dropping into the grave and soon shall we see nothing of them
but the history of their noble actions.
"Jesse left a will dated April 5, 1818 which was recorded in Nelson County
February 15, 1819 and probated at Richmond, Virginia November 16, 1830,
naming his wife Nancy, his sons Presley, Elijah, Wilson L., William M., and
Jesse, Jr. and his daughters Elizabeth, Harriet and Nancy. By a codicil
added 21 Oct 1818 Nancy was cut off 'for just cause.'" Hers to Elijah but
if she has children he is to divide her share among them.



More About Jesse Davis:
Census 1: 1820, Poplar Plains, Fleming Co, KY. Jesse Davis. 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45, 2 females 26-45. Near James and Asa Davis households..
Census 2: 1835, Fleming Co, KY. Jesse Davis..
Military service: March 04, 1831, Revolutionary War. Filed in Fleming Co, KY. Age 72. Served as private on Virginia Line..

More About Jesse Davis and Rebecca Jones:
Marriage: Abt. 1832

Children of Jesse Davis and Rebecca Jones are:
  1. +Mary Ellen Davis, b. March 04, 1833, KY. From book by Dennis Hester., d. January 21, 1882, Fleming Co, KY. From book by Dennis Hester..
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