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Ancestors of Herbert Hodge Haynes


      38. William B. Davidson, Sr., died Unknown.

Notes for William B. Davidson, Sr.:
William B. Davidson is referenced as a brother of Agnes, I believe in Morton. Agnes' husband, Richard's will is witnessed by a William Davidson, Jr. and a William Davidson, Sr. Therefore I would assume that the brother is Junior and their father (here) is Senior.

Also a post at the Davidson Forum states "Looking for information on William Davidson m. Martha Baker, she was the daughter of Douglas Baker and Jane Thompson. She was probably born in the 1740's in VA. Did they have any children?" which may give Martha Baker as William's wife, per names, dates and location.


     
Children of William B. Davidson, Sr. are:
  19 i.   Agnes Davidson, born Abt. 1750; died Unknown; married Lieut. Richard Shanklin.
  ii.   Rev. William B. Davidson, Jr., died Unknown; married Martha; died Unknown.
  Notes for Rev. William B. Davidson, Jr.:
Presbyterian minister. There is the following info in "History of Rockbridge County": " ....The present list includes some facts relating chiefly to the arrival or location of various settled families. A date without comment means that there is documentary mention of the person in Rockbridge in the said year. A name in parentheses is that of a consort.
Davidson, William (Sarah) 1786. Therefore, his wife may have been named Sarah. This reference could be to his father, William, in which case it could be that his mother was named Sarah.


  Notes for Martha:
Name of Wife of William (correct William?) from Botetourt Co. Deed Book 6, p. 89, 10/07/1796.

  iii.   John Davidson, born 1757 in Rockbridge Co., VA?; died Unknown.
  Notes for John Davidson:
Richard Shanklin's will is witnessed by a John Davidson. I am attaching John as Agnes' brother, although he may be a relative of another degree.

"History of Rockbridge County" (this may well be the correct John): Born in Rockbridge, 1757. He was willing to go out in the spring of 1778, being then unmarried, but was induced by his mother to hire a substitute. In the summer of that year, as a drafted man, he served in Greenbrier. Under Captain William Lyle he drove packhorses loaded with flour and bacon to the troops on the frontier. In January, 1781, he marched from Red House, his company commanders being Captain Andrew Moore, Lieutenant John McClung, and Ensign James McDowell. At Great Bridge, near Norfolk, two twelve pounder howitzers and about twelve prisoners were captured. There was another skirmish near Gum Bridge, near the Dismal Swamp. He went out again, August 7, 1781, under Captain David Gray, who tried to induce him to be orderly sergeant. At Jamestown the militia was ferried across the James by the French, who were 5,500 strong on the north side.

  iv.   Baker Davidson, died Unknown.
  Notes for Baker Davidson:
Richard Shanklin's will is witnessed by a Baker Davidson. I am attaching Baker as Agnes' brother, although he may be a relative of another degree. Also a post at the Davidson forum states"Can anyone tell me anything as to the fate and descendants of Baker Davidson who married Anne Cobbs in Bedford Co, Va on Jan 3, 1827? Any leads appreciated," which suggests Anne Cobbs as possible wife of Baker.




      40. Capt. Alexander Dunlap, Sr.9, born 1712 in Ireland or Scotland; died 1744 in Goshen or Calfpasture, Augusta Co., VA. He was the son of 80. Lord Soldier Alexander Dunlop and 81. Antonia Brown. He married 41. Elisabeth Ann McFarland 1737 in Augusta, VA9.

      41. Elisabeth Ann McFarland9, born 1715 in Loch Lomond, Scotland; died 1786 in Calfpasture, Augusta, VA9. She was the daughter of 82. Clan Chief Robert Caleb McFarlane and 83. Ester Houston.

Notes for Capt. Alexander Dunlap, Sr.:
The Dunlap Family is "Highland" only as it served as a Sept of the Campbells of Argyll not by birth except intermarriage. Clan Campbell were followers of their chief, Rob Roy, and rendering fealty to him and his successors, "The McCallum More" of the clan, whose head was "Duke of Argyle". Dunlop married Campbells of Argyll, their son married Cunningham, their son married Brown, and their son is our Scottish-American ancestor.

Captain Alexander Dunlap came first to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, then traveled southward into the Shenandoah Valley at the head of the James River. He became the first owner of Goshen Pass, then called Dunlap Gap and Strickler's Pass. It extends from near the mouth of the Little Calfpasture to Wilson's Springs, a distance of five miles. Just below the mouth of the tributary mentioned, North River begins "its sinuous passage of the North Mountain."

The first settler of Calfpasture was Alexander Dunlap, who came in 1743. He was accompanied by his wife, four children and an indentured servant, Abraham Mushaw. At this date there was no settler any farther west, Dunlap's cabin stood near the spot now occupied by the Allegheny Inn." "Other people came almost as soon as Dunlap." His land consisted of the pasture region known as the Great Calf Pasture River (Greenbriar River). This was the furthermost settlement in Virginia at that time. In 1743, the Indians were threatening the Valley and his Fort (all houses were forts) being the most extended on the frontier, he was commissioned "Captain of the Horse," of the Virginia Militia. Two son's, Ohio explorers John and Colonel Alexander Dunlap, purchased land in Ohio.

THE CALFPASTURE - Geographically distinct from the rest of Rockbridge, and not properly a part of the Valley of Virgima, is the section of the county west of North Mountain and above the lower Goshen Pass. In the very dawn of settlement it became known as the Calfpasture, or simply as "the Pastures," because it already comprised a large area of open ground. Its leading watercourses were first known as "the Great River of the Calfpasture" and "the Little River of the Calfpasture." It will thus be seen that the valley named the streams and not the strfeams the valley. In what manner the names Calfpasture, Cowpasture, and Bullpasture came into existence is not clearly known. The Cowpasture was first known as Clover Creek and the Bullpasture as Newfoundland Creek. Great and Little rivers head in Augusta and Mill Creek in Bath. But the larger and more important share of the Calfpasture basin lies in this county, and with respect to the pioneer families it will be treated as a whole. In the timbered and sparsely peopled valley of Bratton's Run is the resort of Rockbridge Alum Springs. At the mouth of Mill Creek is the town of Goshen. A little above is Panther Gap, utilized by the first railroad to cross the Alleghanies in this latitude. On Great and Little rivers is a considerable area of low-lying land, somewhat thin, but otherwise well suited to agriculture.

In the "History of Rockbridge County," it is stated under the heading, "A Rockbridge Hall Of Fame,": The colonial immigrants from Ulster were the pick of that region. The other people who took part in the subjugation of the Rockbridge wilderness were among the more energetic of the dwellers along the Atlantic coast. The fusion of these elements produced a stock virile, forceful, and intellectual. That from it should come statesmen, soldiers, explorers, professional men, writers, and inventors, was a more natural consequence. Of the celebrities from Rockbridge named in "Augusta County, Virginia, in the History of the United States," fifty-three are contributed by four families: the McDowells, the Dunlaps, the Logans, and the McKees. ..... Few families in the South can surpass the Dunlaps of Rockbridge in exhibiting so many members who have been large landowners, or have been conspicuous in public, professional, or military life. The Dunlaps dispute with one other Rockbridge connection the honor of furnishing the most ministers to the Southern Presbyterian Church.

Certain land transactions (not exhaustive):
"Alexander Dunlap sold 295 acres to Robert Dunlap 1761 for $333.33."
"Other patents before 1770 - Alexander Dunlap 90 acres 1769 Calfpasture above Jameson."

  Notes for Elisabeth Ann McFarland:
She was born in Scotland, and was a daughter of the Chief of Clan MacFarlane whose name was Caleb; his title was MacFarlane of MacFarlane. Caleb's grandfather married Christian Campbell, [Clan Campbell] and his Uncle John MacFarlane (born 1500's) married Jean Mure, a sister of the first wife of King Robert II of Scotland. Caleb and his two brothers, Duncan and Daniel MacFarlane, came to British-America in 1718. Caleb was the last Chief of the Clan in Scotland; his lands were proscribed and he and his two daughters were forced to flee to Pennsylvania. Anne MacFarlane was the great, great, great, great, great-granddaughter of Gilchrist, son of Alwyn, second Earl of Lennox. (1225's) Celtic Earls of Lennox. After Capt. Alexander died in 1744, Anne married Captain Robert Bratton of Virginia, in 1745.
     
Children of Alexander Dunlap and Elisabeth McFarland are:
  i.   Ann Dunlap, died Unknown.
  ii.   John Dunlap, born 1738; died 1804; married Ann Clark; died Unknown.
  Notes for John Dunlap:
John Dunlap, oldest son of Captain Alexander and Ann MacFarlane Dunlop, was an explorer in southern Ohio in 1776. The land he purchased in Ohio included 3000 acres - Old Chillicothe (now Frankfort Ohio), capitol of the Indians of North West Territory. He married Anne Clark, daughter of James Clark, kinswoman of George Rogers Clark "The Hannibal of the West", and his brother William of Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Clarks, an old Scottish family, were frequent visitors of the Dunlap home. Soon after the Revolutionary War, John Dunlap erected a large three story brick house at the present Victoria Furnace, near Goshen Va. He was the largest single land owner in the county. His Virginia land included half interest in the Rockbridge Alum Springs, a famous southern resort. He died in 1804. His Will was recorded in Rockbridge County Virginia and in Ross County Ohio where his children were living. At the time of his death, he also owned over 7000 acres in Kentucky and Ohio.

Hemp Certificates - John Dunlap was one of the persons among the leading hemp growers of Augusta for 17__. He produced 1,300 pounds of dry, winter-rotted hemp, for which a certificate was issued by the county court.

Will of John Dunlap:

In the Name of God Amen this twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and four I John Dunlap of Rockbridge County and State of Virginia knowing the uncertainty of this life and being of sound mind and memory and being desirous to settle my Estate do make this my last Will and testament in form and manner following and by this my will is expressed _____

First I allow my body to be decently intered the expenses to be paid out of my Estate _____

2 I allow my debts to be paid out of my Estate

3ly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Ann Dunlap her body Cloths two beds and beding of Cloths a new saddle and bridle and one mare named Malrae my saddle horse and one Sorrel yearling Colt one bay yearling filly six Cows and Calves and all the sheep; one negro man named Ben and one negor boy named young Phill and one Negro Girl named Fan [sp] and child my Cupboard all the furniture that belongs to it; my house Bible Guy ___plenation of the new testament and Isac Ambrose looking to Jesus; her pocket Bible and two other small Books, likewise my dwelling house and Land that lays on the East side of the big Calfpasture River the river is to be the line and a fourth part of all me Movable Estate after what I mention to my Children this I leave to her her heirs Executors or assigns forever

4ly I give and bequeath to my son Alexander Dunlap my right and title and interest to one half of fourteen hundred and eighty Six Acres of land lying in the State of Kentucky near the big bone lick to be divided equally in quantity and quality, The other half of said land I give my right and title and interest to my daughter Elizabeth Gay and also my Silver knee Buckles I give to my son Alexander Dunlap this I give to them and their heirs forever.

5ly The old Chilicotha town on the west side of the Ohio on Point creek in Ros County containing three thousand acres of land to me I allow to be laid off in four lots to be equal in quantity and quality and to be drawn as a lottery my Daughter Elizabeth Gay to have five hundred Acres and her son Robert Gay to have two hundred and fifty making one lot, my Son James Dunlap one lot, my Daughter Ann Bratton one lot, my daughter Mary Hodge five hundred acres and her Son Samuel (James?) Hodge two hundred and fifty acres making one lot this I leave to them and their heirs forever

6ly I give and bequeath to my Son James Dunlap all my body Cloths one bed and beding of Cloths one Saddle and bridle one Gray horse and one Gray Mare, also one tract of Land containing the Cold Sulpher Spring, also a part of my tract of land lying on the big Calf pasture to be divided by a line to begin at the foot of a hill near to where the road to the cold Spring crosses the Branch the first time thence along the foot of the hill to the fence thence a straight line thence to the mouth of the dry run thence to Wm Dunlaps line; and two hundred dollars this I leave to him and his heirs forever - to be his share of the Estate

7ly I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Bratton two Negro Slaves the one Abby and the other Adam and one part of my land on the big Calf pasture river Joining James Dunlaps to run with his line to the river thence up both sides of Bratton's run up to my Plantation called Peters place except a pice [sic] of land that lays above a Small Branch that empties into Bratton's run near a new clearing on the South East side all the Land laying above that Branch I allow to my daughter Mary Hodge to be added to Peters place this I give to her and her heirs forever and one forth part of my moveable estate

8tly I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Hodge two Negro Slaves the one named Minty the other Polley four Cows and four Calves and two year old Cattle a plantation on Brattons run called Peters place and one small tract of Land containing Sixty six Acres lying on the Meadow run a Branch of Brattons run one Negro boy named George he is to be equally divided between my daughters Ann and Mary and also one fourth part of my moveable estate this I leave to her and her heirs forever

9ly I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Gay one fourth part of my moveable estate to her and here heirs forever

10ly I give and bequeath to my son John Dunlap fifty one pounds for which I have his Bond this I give to him and his heirs forever

11ly & as to the rest of my land here I allow my beloved wife Ann Dunlap to sell it and divide the money arising therefrom between her and the children which ever has the most need give them the largest share one tract Joining the Cold Spring place containing nine hundred and ten acres also one tract on Brattons run of one hundred and Sixty Acres and my half of two thousand Acres including the Iron oar Bank of which Alexander Campbell has the one half my wife to make the title to each tract Sold

12ly I leave twenty Dollars to the trustees of Lebanon Meeting house to be laid out in helping to raise a Gallery in said house for the use of the Negro Slaves

13th I allow eight dolloars to each Slave here mentioned to be laid out in Cloths (to wit) old Phill young Phill Ben Philip Sook fan .............................................................

14th I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Ann Dunlap my executrix of this my last Will and Testament writing my hand and Seal this twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and four

Test.                                                                        John (his mark) Dunlap
John Gay
William Youel
Jas. Bratton
(probate date 04/03/1804)

  20 iii.   Robert Dunlap, born 1740 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died March 15, 1781 in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina; married Mary Elizabeth Gay 1763 in Rockbridge Co, VA.
  iv.   Alexander Dunlap, Jr., born 1743; died 1828; married ? Gay; died Unknown.
  Notes for Alexander Dunlap, Jr.:
Colonel Alexander Dunlap son of Alexander and Anne MacFarlane Dunlap, was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He settled in Greenbrier, now Pocahantas County, West Virginia. He removed, about 1783, to Woodford County, KY, and opened a sugar camp. He was the founder of the famous Pisgah Presbyterian Church and Academy, the fore-runner of Transylvania University. His friend Major Samuel Stevenson gave the land. Woodford County, Kentucky is called "the asparagus patch" of Kentucky and is the most aristocratic county in that state.

Alexander Dunlap was an Indian fighter and builder of Clover Lick Fort Virginia, which he later sold to his cousin, Major Jacob Warwick when he moved to Kentucky around 1783. He married Agnes Gay, a daughter of James and Jean Warwick Gay.In 1795, Alexander Dunlap and brother-in-law Major Samuel Stevenson explored southern Ohio. On one of these trips he was accompanied by Allen Trimble who moved to Ohio later and became Governor of the new state. Colonel Dunlap purchased land in Brown County and also in Ross County near Chillicothe, on the Scioto River. Major Stevenson purchased a large tract of land near Old Town, Greene County, Ohio to which his three sons emigrated. Colonel Alexander, after his wife's death in 1804, moved to Brown County Ohio and founded the Dunlap Church. Although a Ruling Elder, he became so impressed with the interpretation of Rev. Alexander Campbell's teachings of the Holy Writ that he joined his Church and made the new Church the first, or one of the first, to be used by the Disciples of Christ in Ohio.

From "History of Rockbridge Co., Va." by Oren F. Morton. Published 1920

"Major Samuel Stevenson, who had lately moved to the Greenbrier, headed in 1776 an expedition to the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. He was accompanied by James Gay, William Elliot and Benjamin Blackburn. In the spring of 1784, Stevenson settled in Woodford Co. the Asparagus Bed of the Bluegrass State. He was preceded a few weeks by Alexander Dunlap, Jr. and James Gay, Jr. The wives of Stevenson and Dunlap were sisters to Gay, who was a son of James Gay and his wife, Jean Warwick. Pisgah Academy, founded by Gay, Dunlap and Stevenson, developed into Transylvania University, as Liberty Hall Academy, developed into Washington and Lee University."

"The following names from the membership of Pisgah Church in 1808-1826 will be recognized as occuring in the pioneer annals of Rockbridge: Aiken, Alexander, Allen, Brown, Campbell, Carr, Dunlap, Elliott, Gay and others."



  v.   Elizabeth Anne Dunlap, born 1744; died Unknown.


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