Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Home Page |Surname List |Index of Individuals |InterneTree |Sources


View Tree for William DavisWilliam Davis (b. 1695)

William Davis (son of Davis) was born 1695, died in Prince William Co., Virginia. He married Ellen Bland, daughter of James Bland and Margaret SISSON.

 Includes NotesNotes for William Davis:
BIOGRAPHY: HOME | SITE SEARCH | TOC | SURNAME LIST | DAVIS PEOPLE | DAVIS PAGES

BIOGRAPHY: William Davis ( -1755) who married Ellen Bland

BIOGRAPHY: Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Familes of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984 by Leslie Dawis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 150-3
"Our earliest identified ancestor was William Davis ( -1755) who married Ellen Bland, daughter of James Bland (1655-1798/09). Between 1722 and 1745 William Davis received grants for about 1250 acres and his brother Thomas received grants for about 1550 acres, largely in Prince William County, adjoing the lands of each other and some adjoining lands of their brother John (12 Va. 325). Some of these grants were among the following:
(1) On February 16, 1725 William Bland and William Davis, both of Stafford County (which at that time included Prince William) received a grant for 376 acres on both sides of Occoquan Run and on Crooper's (Crupper's) Cabin branch flowing into the Run from the North (Book A, page 203). Prior thereto William, Richard and James Bland had received several other grants in the same area (Book 3, page 155; Book 4, pages 48 and 50; Book A, page 272 and Book B, page 192);
(2) On October 6, 1726 William Davis and William Bland received another grant for 195 acres on the north side of the Occoquan adjoining William Bland, James Bland and Francis Stone (Book B, page 7);
(3) On October 11, 1726 Joshua Davis of Stafford received a grant for 328 acres adjoining Bull Run and Francis Stone (Book B, page 12). On April 8, 1735 he sold this land to Edward Berry (Prince William Deed Book B, pages 432-2);
(4) On July 11, 1727 Francis STone received a grant for 139 acres on the main Occoquan River adjoining William Bland (Book B, page 89);
(5) On February 25, 1728/29 Thomas Davis of Stafford received a grant for 370 acres on the branches of the Occoquan adjoining William Bland and William Champ (Book B, page 185);
(6) On February 28, 1728/29 Richard Crooper (Crupper) received a grant for 181 acres on the south side of the main Occoquan River about four miles above the Falls opposit Sandy Run (Book B, page 195). This establishes the location of all the foregoing grants as in the vicinity of Hoadley;
(7) On March 4, 1728/29 William Davis received a grant for 200 acres on the south side of Bull Run near the Russia Branch (Book B, page 201);
(8) On January 21, 1729/30 William Davis received a grant for 320 acres on the north side of Bull Run and Cubb Run, adjoining Nathaniel Russell and John Russell (Book C, page 93);
(9) On September 12, 1730 Thomas Davis received a grant for 211 acres on the lower side of Bull Run and on Buckhall Branch, adjoining lands of George Reeves (Book C, page 69);
(10) On July 7, 1731 Thomas Davis received a grant for 250 acres on the south side of Bull Run, adjoining Joshua Davis, Arrington, George Reeves and others (Book C, page 185);
(11) On May 30, 1739 Thomas Davis received a grant for 30 acres adjoining his own lands (Book E, page 83). On August 27, 1739 he conveyed this land by deed of gift to Margaret Evans (Prince William Deed Book C, page 204). She was the widow of his son John Davis who died in Prince William in 1738 (Will Book C, pages 156-157);
(12) On May 11, 1740 William Davis (now of Prince William as the County had then been split from Stafford) received a grant for 66 acres, being confirmatory of the deed of Mary 4, 1728/29 as to 200 acres, plus 463 additional acres, adjoining Crupper's Cabin Branch, Buckhall Branch, Russia Branch and lands of Milton Conner and Howson Hooe (Book E, page 247).
(13) On September 8, 1788 William Davis, Jr. received a grant for 21 acres adjoining lands of Hugh Davis, Posey, Newman and others (Prince William Deed Book T, page 78)."

BIOGRAPHY: Children of UNKNOWN DAVIS are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1695; d. 1755.
3. ii. THOMAS DAVIS, d. 1753.
iii. JOHN DAVIS1.


BIOGRAPHY: Generation No. 2

BIOGRAPHY: 2. WILLIAM2 DAVIS (UNKNOWN1)2 was born Abt. 16953, and died 17553. He married ELLEN BLAND4, daughter of JAMES BLAND.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for WILLIAM DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984 by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 153-4
"William Davis, who had received land grants in Prince William referred to above was born in the 1600's. He married Ellen Bland, daughter of James Bland, on of his neighbors in Prince William (See Bland Chart). McPherson at page 100 reports that William Davis was the son of David Davis of Maryland, who had come from Wales. That statement probably arose from confusion by the author of our ancestor William Davis, with the other William Davis who as recited hereafter came from Charles County, Maryland, and died in Prince William in 1798.
William Davis died in Prince William in 1755 leaving a will which has been lost naming his wife Ellen Bland Davis and his son Isaac Davis as executors. Benjamin Grayson, Gent. and George Britt were sureties on the bond of the executors which was filed April 28, 1756 (Prince William Order Book 1755-56, page 220). In addition to their son Isaac, William and Ellen Davis had sons William and Joshua. It is not know whether they also had daughters.
By a deed dated July 1, 1766 Isaac and William Davis Jr. agreed to a division of 607 acres on Brushy Run, which had been patented to their father William Davis on May 11, 1740 as shown above and willed to them by him. Isaac received 342 acres and William received 265 acres (Prince William Deed Book G, page 380-1). By deed dated July 3, 1766 William sold his 265 acres to Howson Hooe (Deed Book Q, page 381)."

BIOGRAPHY: Children of WILLIAM DAVIS and ELLEN BLAND are:
4. i. ISAAC3 DAVIS, d. 1771, Prince William County, VA..
5. ii. JOSHUA DAVIS, d. 1760.
iii. ELIZABETH DAVIS, m. CHARLES MORRIS5.
6. iv. WILLIAM DAVIS, b. Abt. 1739; d. 1812.

BIOGRAPHY: 3. THOMAS2 DAVIS (UNKNOWN1)6 died 17537.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for THOMAS DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page173
"Thomas Davis, who like his brother William Davis, acquired large tracts of land in Prince William, died in 1753 leaving a will naming his wife Judith as executrix (Ljungstedt, Volume 1, page 5 and Volume 3, page 46). The will has been lost but a Court order dated April 6, 1779 recites that in his will Thomas Davis left certain of his lands to his grandsons David and Thomas Davis (Prince William Deed Book U, page 47)."

BIOGRAPHY: Child of THOMAS DAVIS is:
7. i. JOHN3 DAVIS, d. 1738, Prince William County, VA..


BIOGRAPHY: Generation No. 3

BIOGRAPHY: 4. ISAAC3 DAVIS (WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1)8 died 1771 in Prince William County, VA.8. He married ELIZABETH KINCHELOE9 Bef. 1749 in Prince William County, VA.10, daughter of JOHN KINCHELOE and ELIZABETH CANTERBURY.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for ISAAC DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page 154
"Isaac Davis married Elizabeth Kincheloe in Prince William before 1749. His plantation lay on both sides of the Occoquan River near Davis Ford."

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 154-5
"In 1764 Isaac Davis and William Tyler leased from John Murray an ordinary at Dumfries with all its equipment (Deed Book Q, page 259). On July 9, 1766 Tyler sold to Isaac Davis six negroes, a horse and farm products and Isaac agreed that Tyler could buy them back at specified prices (Deed Book Q, page 439), and on February 11, 1768 John Blanset (Blancett) sold Isaac Davis some household goods (Deed Book R, page 7).
Isaac Davis died in Prince William about 1771 leaving his wife Elizabeth surviving. He left no will with the result that his real estate passed under the laws then in effect to his eldest son William Davis, Jr. Apparently Isaac Davis had expressed a wish that after his death his son William would divide the lands with William's brothers and sisters, and William, Jr. took appropriate steps to carry out his father's wishes."

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for ELIZABETH KINCHELOE:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page 154
"She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Canterbury Kincheloe and was born in Richmond County, Virginia, before her parents moved to Stafford (later Prince William)about 1730."

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 155-6
"Some time before 1779 Elizabeth Kincheloe Davis, widow of Isaac Davis, married Rhodam Blancett of Prince William. Apparently some question arose as to her right of dower in the property of Isaac Davis which had been inherited by William Davis, Jr., and on December 19, 1779 she and her new husband Blancett, joined with William Davis, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth and with Jesse DAvis in conveying to Howson Hooe all their interests in 160 acres, part of two tracts one of which had been granted to William Davis in 1741 and one of which had been granted to patrick Hamrick in 1740. this was probably part of the 265 acres which William Davis, Isaac's brother, sold to Hooe in 1766 (Deed Book U, pages 113-1150)."
"Also on January 14, 1780 the Blancetts joined with William Davis, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth in conveying to John Wilkinson of Fairfax a tract of 310 acres part of which had been given to William Davis, Jr. by his grandfather William Davis and part of which had been bought from Hamrick (Deed Book U, pages 91-94); and on December 2, 1782 Hugh Davis, who had married Jane Davis and John Posey Newman who had married Mary Davis, daughters of Isaac Davis, deceased, made an agreement with Rhodam Blancett designed to insure that Blancett and his wife Elizabeth would receive tracts of 114 acres and 93 acres out of the various parcels which Isaac Davis owned when he died (Deed Book U, page 369)."
"At the same time the Blancetts executed a deed conveying to Hugh Davis and John Posey Newman all of Elizabeth Blancett's rights of dower in two parcels of 470 acres and 100 acres on Quantico Neck (Deed Book U, page 370). Also on June 6, 1786 the Blancetts conveyed their interest in 60 acres to William Davis, Jr. (Deed Book W, page 335)."
"On March 20, 1790 Rhodam Blancett joined with Travis Davis in conveying to Hugh Davis and John Posey Newman the tracts of land on the Crooked Branch of the Occoquan which Isaac Davis bouth from Moses Bland and David Davis and which passed to William Davis, Jr. when Isaac Davis died intestate and which William Davis, Jr. had conveyed by a general ded to his brothers and sisters (Deed Book X, pge 400)."

BIOGRAPHY: Children of ISAAC DAVIS and ELIZABETH KINCHELOE are:
i. WILLIAM4 DAVIS, JR.11, b. Abt. 176112; m. ELIZABETH UNKNOWN13.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for WILLIAM DAVIS, JR.:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page 155
"On April 23 and 24, 1771 William Davis, Jr. by instruments of lease and release recorded June 3, 1771 conveyed to his brothers Presley, Cornelius, Isaac, John, Warren and Travis and his sisters Jane and Mary in compliance with his father's wish all the lands which his father owned at the date of his death and that William, Jr. inherited as his eldest son, with the exception of the Buckhall tract where he then lived, a tract of 100 acres purchased by his father from Hambrick and a tract of 50 acres on Morgan's Point at the mouht of Powell's Creek (Deed Book R, pages 318-22). For reasons unknown William, Jr's brothers Jesse, Henry and John were not named in these instruments, but Jesse signed as a witness signifying his approval."
"On February 4, 1777 Jesse Davis leased to William Davis, Jr. a 11 1/2 acre tract, and by a deed whose date is undecipherable but which was recorded also on February 4, 1777 Jesse conveyed to William, Jr. all his interest in the 342 acres of the Buckhall tract which had been partitioned to their father Isaac Davis and which had been patented to their grandfather William Davis in 1741 (Deed Book T, pages 292-3)."

BIOGRAPHY: Page 157
"William married Elizabeth ______________. He served in Revolution (McPherson III) and was on the Pension Roll of 1835 at age 74."

BIOGRAPHY: ii. PRESLEY DAVIS13, b. 175613; d. Was killed in the Battle of Long Island during the Revolution.14.
iii. WARREN DAVIS15, m. MARY "MOLLY" KINCHELOE16, 178717.
iv. CORNELIUS DAVIS18, m. ELEANOR UNKNOWN18.
8. v. JESSE DAVIS, b. 1755; d. 1818.
9. vi. JOHN DAVIS, b. 1754; d. died of smallpox while serving in the Revolution.
vii. ISAAC DAVIS, JR.18, m. CLARISSA "MARY" KINCHELOE18, 179919.
viii. MARY DAVIS20, m. JOHN POSEY NEWMAN20.
ix. TRAVIS DAVIS20, m. (1) MARGARET "PEGGY" KINCHELOE21; m. (2) FANNY UNKNOWN22.
x. HENRY DAVIS22, b. 176222; m. FANNY RANDALL22.

BIOGRAPHY: More About HENRY DAVIS:
Fact 1: They lived in Muhlenberg County, KY.23

BIOGRAPHY: 10. xi. JANE DAVIS.

BIOGRAPHY: 5. JOSHUA3 DAVIS (WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1)24 died 176024. He married MARY FOSTER24, daughter of ROBERT FOSTER.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for JOSHUA DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 161-2
"Little is know about Joshua Davis, brother of Isaac and William. He lived near Brentsville and married Mary Foster, daughter of Rober Foster who lived near the Davises. Robert Foster was born in 1711 and his father William Foster had received in the 1720's grants for lands opposite Bloom Hill, which later became the home of the Cockrells. (Anyone interested in the Fosters should consult Wynn's Southern Lineages.)"
"Joshua Davis and Mary had one child named Elizabeth. Joshua died intestate in 1760 and his brother Isaac Davis was appointed as administrator with Henry Lee, Gent., and James Triplett as sureties. His wife Mary must have died previously as her father Robert Foster was appointed in 1760 as guardian of Elizabeth Davis."

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for MARY FOSTER:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page 161
"Mary Foster Davis owned certain lands in Fauquier which would pass to her children at her death."

BIOGRAPHY: Child of JOSHUA DAVIS and MARY FOSTER is:
i. ELIZABETH4 DAVIS24, m. (1) THOMAS FLETCHER24; m. (2) WILLIAM HARRIS24, Abt. 177725.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for ELIZABETH DAVIS:
Source: History of Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 162-3
"Elizabeth was raised by her grandfather Robert Foster and after his death in 1768 by her uncle William Davis. William Harris who was living in lower Prince William in 1777 near the Stafford line was summoned to take part in the Revolution. He suggested to Elizabeth that if she would hire a substitute to serve for him in the Revolution he would marry her. She agreed to this proposal and they were married at the home of her uncle William Davis near Brentsville. Shortly thereafter on August 2, 1777 Harris entered into an agreement to sell Elizabeth's land to William Carr."
"Also in 1793 Elizabeth married Captain Thomas Fletcher (but no mention is made of any of them getting a divorce as in those days divorce only could be obtained by acts of the Legislature)."
"Harris died in 1822, and a dispute then rose over the ownership of the lands in Fauquier which Elizabeth acquired after her mother's death. A lawsuit was started over the matter in Fauquier County, but the case was later transferred to Culpeper County by the Judge in Fauquier who was disqualified from acting because of some personal interest int the matter. Our ancestor, Hugh Davis, then age 72, and Elizabeth Foster, daughter of James Foster, son of Robert, both appeared as witnesses in 1831 in support of the claim of Elizabeth (3 Kentucy Genealogist, page 60). Hugh Davis testified that he and Elizabeth had been raised together in his father's home after the death of her father and mother Joshua and Mary Foster Davis, and that he had seen Elizabeth in Kentucky when he moved there after the War. William Melton who was a neighbor of the Davises and Fosters also testified (Culpeper County Land Causes No. 2, page 79). In an 1860 map the land involved in this lawsuit was shown as "Davis" land (Library of Congress Map No. 1255)."

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for WILLIAM HARRIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page 162
"After the war Harris moved to Kentucky, pretended to be a War hero and called himself Major William Harrison. His wife Elizabeth later joined him but he soon deserted her and married at different dates two other women."

BIOGRAPHY: 6. WILLIAM3 DAVIS (WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1)26 was born Abt. 173926, and died 181226. He married (1) UNKNOWN26. He married (2) MARY GRIGSBY26.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for WILLIAM DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 163-4
"William Davis, the third son of William and Ellen Bland, was our ancestor. He was married at least twice as his las wife Mary Grigsby was born in 1752 (See Grisgby Chart) and his son Hugh was born in 1758. Therefore, William was probably born in the 1730's or before. He lived most of his life near Brentsville in Prince William. In 1762 he received a commission as an Ensign in the Virginia Militia (Prince William Order Book page 206). He was appointed in 1800 by the General Assembly to a committee to select a cout site for Prince William, Fauquier and Fairfax (2 Hening N. S., page 242). Also he was involved either as a witness or a party in the famous case of Hite b. Lord Fairfax, 4 Call. (8 Va.) 42 which related to the title to large land holdings in Fauquier (Dickinson, page Lvi)."
"William Davis died in 1812 leaving his wife Mary who died in 1831. His children as listed in his will recorded April 28, 1812 in Fauquier County will Book 5 at page 259."

BIOGRAPHY: Page 165
"William Davis' wife Mary and their son-in-law George Selecman were named as executors of his wil. It is belived that William Davis also had a son Joshua Davis and Cole list Joshua in his book."
"In Southern Lineages, by Adeline Evans Wynn, it is stated that William Davis and Mary Grigsby Davis had a son Travis who moved to Arkansas, and reference is made to a cousin William N. Wyatt who was traveling in eastern Arkansas in 1836 and visited "the widow Davis, the wife of Travis Davis, and the daughter of our old Aunt Molly Davis" (Wynn's Travel Diary, page 20). If the "widow Davis" was the daughter of Mary Grigsby Davis, then Travis Davis was not her son. Travis Davis was the son of a William Davis, who like our ancestor lived in Prince William but died in Fauquier, but Travis was not the son of our ancestors. The father of Travis Davis left a will which was filed in 1815 in Prince William in Will Book K at page 366 naming his sons John, Travis and Benjamin Davis, his daughter Katherine Whitley, his son-in-law Darby Byrne and the wife of his deceased son Benson Davis. Apparently his wife had died before him."

BIOGRAPHY: Children of WILLIAM DAVIS and UNKNOWN are:
11. i. ELIZABETH "BETSY"4 DAVIS.
ii. HENRY DAVIS26.
iii. FRANCES"FANNY" DAVIS27.
iv. ELEANOR DAVIS28, m. UNKNOWN YOUNG28.
12. v. HUGH DAVIS, b. 1758; d. 1843.
vi. MARY DAVIS28, m. SAMUEL AYERS28.
13. vii. JANE DAVIS.
viii. DORCAS DAVIS28, m. THOMAS L. MADDOX29, 01 June 1812, District of Columbia30.
ix. REDMON DAVIS31, m. ELIZABETH MADDOX31.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for REDMON DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page 164
"On March 6, 1811 they coveyed 150 acres in Prince William to Martin C. Maddox (Deed Book No. 4, page 337)."

BIOGRAPHY: x. ISAAC DAVIS31.

BIOGRAPHY: 7. JOHN3 DAVIS (THOMAS2, UNKNOWN1)32 died 1738 in Prince William County, VA.33. He married MARGARET UNKNOWN33.

BIOGRAPHY: Children of JOHN DAVIS and MARGARET UNKNOWN are:
i. DAVID4 DAVIS34.
ii. THOMAS DAVIS34.


BIOGRAPHY: Generation No. 4

BIOGRAPHY: 8. JESSE4 DAVIS (ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1)35 was born 175535, and died 181835. He married NANCY MELTON35 178036.

BIOGRAPHY: 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.

BIOGRAPHY: 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).

BIOGRAPHY: 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)."
"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 Nancy was cut off 'for just cause.'"

BIOGRAPHY: Children of JESSE DAVIS and NANCY MELTON are:
i. PRESLEY5 DAVIS37, m. ANN MILTON37, 181938.
ii. ELIJAH DAVIS39.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for ELIJAH DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 159-60
"Elijah. He wrote a report about his family in 1870 at age 83 when still living in Nelson County. He stated that his family lived in Prince William, that his great-grandfather was William Davis and his great-grandmother a Bland; that his grandfather Isaac lost his life in a fire before the Revolution; that his grandmother was a Kincheloe; that his father Jesse joined the Army in the Revolution with six brothers, and only Jesse who was a Captain and one brother returned from the War; and that the family moved to Nelson County after the War. He also wrote that the Davises cam from Wales, and the Kincheloes from Ireland, that his mother was a Melton from England and his grandmother was a Ross from Scotland (2 Kentucky Genealogist, page 148)."

BIOGRAPHY: 14. iii. WILSON DAVIS, d. Bef. 1843.
iv. JESSE DAVIS, JR.39, m. SALLY UNKNOWN39.
v. NANCY DAVIS40, m. (1) JESSE DAVIS40, 08 February 1810, Nelson County, KY41; m. (2) JAMES REYNOLDS42, Aft. 183843.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for NANCY DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page 160
"Nancy married in 1820 in Nelson County her cousin Jesse Davis, son of Hugh Davis. After his death she married James Reynolds and later moved to Canton, Lewis County, Missouri where she was living in 1880, age 84."

BIOGRAPHY: 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.

BIOGRAPHY: 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),
"In 1842 questions arose as to the ownership of some Bounty Land warrants awarded for Jesse Davis' military service and affidavits were filed listing all his descendants then living (McGhee, Abstracts of Kentucky Pensions, Volum 3, Shelby County, pages 23 and 26)."

BIOGRAPHY: Page 167
"Jesse married his cousin Nancy Davis in 1810 in Kentucky and served in the War of 1812 (McPherson page 116)."

BIOGRAPHY: vi. ELIZABETH DAVIS44, d. Bef. 184345; m. ROBERT MOSELEY46.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for ELIZABETH DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Page 160
"Elizabeth married Robert Moseley and lived in Franklin County, Kentucky. She died before 1843 without children."

BIOGRAPHY: vii. HARRIET M. DAVIS46, m. HARRISON A. WILLIAMS46.
15. viii. WILLIAM L. DAVIS.

BIOGRAPHY: 9. JOHN4 DAVIS (ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1)46 was born 175447, and died in died of smallpox while serving in the Revolution47. He married CHARLOTTE UNKNOWN48.

BIOGRAPHY: Child of JOHN DAVIS and CHARLOTTE UNKNOWN is:
i. WILLIAM5 DAVIS49.

BIOGRAPHY: 10. JANE4 DAVIS (ISAAC3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1)50. She married HUGH DAVIS5051, son of WILLIAM DAVIS and UNKNOWN.

BIOGRAPHY: Notes for HUGH DAVIS:
Source: History of the Dawson-Davis Family and Related Families of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, Virginia, Copyright 1984, by Leslie Davis Dawson.

BIOGRAPHY: Pages 165-7
"Hugh Davis, son of William, enlisted in 1776 in Prince William County for service in the Revolutionary War. He served two years as a sergeant in Captain George McCormick's Company of Colonel John Gibson's 13th Virginia Regiment; and was in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. About two weeks after being discharged, in passing through Philadelphia on his way home, he enlisted in Captain Rudolph's Company of Colonel Lee's Troop of Horse, served at the storming of Stoney Point, the battle of Paulus Hook, was severely wounded by a ball through his knee in a skirmish near Trenton in November 1779 and was discharged in 1780, being unfit for duty. He was allowed pension on his application executed in 1819 (Pension No. S10126)."
"As stated above Hugh Davis married his cousin Jane Davis. This marriage must have occurred soon after his return home from the War, as Hugh was stated to be married to Jane Davis in the deed of December 2, 1782 relating to lands of her father Isaac Davis (Deed Book U, page 369). Soon thereafter he and his wife went with his cousins to Kentucky and lived there at least until 1790 (Heineman). He later returned to Prince William where he was living when he applied for his pension in 1819. Neither the papers then filed nor those filed in later years mention his wife. According to family tradition he married Jennie Selecman, but if so it must have been before he married Jane Davis or after here death. Cole states that he was advised by S. Ellis Davis that Hugh C. Davis married Jennie Selecman, but that he could find no confirmation of this fact and that if she married a Hugh Davis it was probably the Revolutionary War
veteran and not his son Hugh C. Davis."
"After the war Hugh Davis received a grant of land on Broad Run near Hoadley in Prince William (Prince William page 108 and Burgess page 886). He also received on October 17, 1783 a grant for 500 acres on Simpson Creek near Taylorsville in Jefferson County, Kentucky (Filson 33:42; Virginia Land Grants Book 8, page 60), on October 29, 1783 a grant for 1,175 3/4 acres on Beech Fork near Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky (Book 16, page 223) and on April 25, 1786 a grant for 475 3/4 acres also on Beech Fork (Book A, page 300).
"Hugh Davis was known as "Old Hugh" and was active in veteran's affairs. He aided Jessie Davis, John Davis, William Garner, John Hart and Alexander Maddox to secure pension (Burgess, pages 140, 640, 886, 1196). He was still receiving a pension at age 81 in 1840. He died February 26, 1843 (Roster of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution 1890-1958, page 474)."

BIOGRAPHY: Children of JANE DAVIS and HUGH DAVI

More About William Davis:
Record Change: October 05, 2003

Children of William Davis and Ellen Bland are:
  1. Thomas Davis, b. 1720, Prince William Co., Virginia, d., Virginia.
  2. +Isaac Davis, b. 1722, d. 1771, Prince William Co., Virginia.
  3. Richard Davis, b. 1724, Virginia.
Created with Family Tree Maker


Home | Help | About Us | Biography.com | HistoryChannel.com | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009 Ancestry.com