This record is here inserted that the student of history may readily separate the North Carolina family from that of Spottsylvania county, Va., which follows, their children being cotemporary:
Hugh Davis married, , Ann
Mary, b. April 14, 1731.
Bridget,b. Dec. ?, 1732.
Mirick, b. Feb. 15, 1734-5.
Sarah, b. July 2, 1740.
Lydia, b. Feb. 19, 1742-3.
Hugh, b. , 1748.
Joseph (Rev.), b. Nov. 19, 1751.
Mirick Davis, born 1734-5; son of Hugh and Ann, his wife; married Margaret unk.
Hannah, b. May 10, 1761.
Bridget,b. Oct. 29, 1763.
Mirick, b. Mar. 1, 1765.
Gabriel,b. Sept. 10, 1767.
Abner, b. Aug. 27, 1773.
Hugh, b. June 16, 1778.
William,b. Nov. 11, 1780.
Mary, b. June 18, 1788.
Hugh Davis, born 1748 ; son of Hugh and Ann; Married unk McCrary.
Susan, b. Dec. 15, 1755.
Abner, b. Sept. 17, 1763.
Lydia, b. Feb. 9, 1771.
John, b. ----- , 1772.
Mirick Davis, Jr., born 1765; son of Mirick and Margaret; married Rachel Yountz, 1783, daughter of Rudolph Yountz.
Mahaly, b. Dec. 9, 1783.
Mirick, b. Feb. 9, 1786.
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 15, 1788.
Susannah, b. Mar. 11, 1791. -Twin
Rachel, b. March 11 1791. -Twin
John, b. July 12, 1794
Lydia, b July 24, 1797
Joel, b. July ---, 1800
Fanny, b ---; married ---McCrary.
Rachel Davis, Sr., died in North Carolina in 1881, aged 96 years.
Gabriel Davis, son of Mirick, Sr., and Margaret, born Sept. 10, 1767; married, 1792, Nancy (Ann), born June 16, 1774.
Mirick, b. Mar. 8, 1793.
Abner, b. Mar. 6,1795.
Hugh, b. Sept. 12, 1797.
James, b. Jan. 8, 1800.
Gabriel, b. Apr. 23, 1802.
William Davis, son of Mirick, Sr., and Margaret, born Nov. 11, 1780, married ---,1800, Sarah ---.
Sarah, a daughter, born Nov. 23, 1800.
DAVIS FAMILY NOTES. (Revolutionary.)
Affidavit of Hugh Davis, in 1837, then a resident of Nelson county, Kentucky; states his age at 80 years; that he was born in Prince William county, Va., and that Capt. Jesse Davis, of Prince William county, was his brother-in-law and first cousin; that Presley Davis, who was killed at the battle of Long Island, was a brother of Capt. Jesse Davis; that John Davis, who died in the hospital of smallpox, was another brother; that Capt. Jesse Davis was married to Nancy Milton (Melton), of Prince William county, about the beginning of the war, and further, that William M. Davis, of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Mr. P. Davis, of Washington county, Ky., and Mrs. Nancy Reynolds, of said county, were the children of Capt. Jesse Davis and Nancy Milton, his wife. The military service of Capt. Jesse Davis is given in the following order: Served as a soldier from Jan. 1, 1777, to Jan. 6, 1778; as a lieutenant from Jan., 1778, to Oct, 1778, and twenty days in Oct. as captain. Died Feb., 1782.
Another affidavit in this set of papers states that Elijah Davis, of Nelson county, Ky., was a son of Jefferson Davis, who was a soldier in the Continental Line, Revolutionary army.
Col. William Davis, of Virginia, received Land Warrant Certificate, No. 597, for 500 acres, May 7,1797. (Pub.)
Source: Gleanings of Virginia history. An historical and genealogical collection (1903); Boogher, William Fletcher.
Transcript from the Davis Family Bible of Spotsylvania Co., Va with Declaration of Revolutionary War Service of Thomas Davis
The first date intelligible is 1738; which is believed to be the date of marriage of the parents whose names are obliterated by time.
Their children are:
Mary, b. May 24, 1753.
Felix, b. Apr. 27, 1755.
Charles, b. Oct 22, 1758.
Thomas, b. Nov. 30, 1761.
Thomas Davis married May 1, 1783, Susannah Heath, in Spotsylvania Co., Va., where she was born Feb. 26, 1765; their children were:
Elizabeth Davis, b. Oct. 16, 1784, in Spottsylvania Co.,
Mary, Dec. 22, 1786, in Virginia.
Fielding, May 9, 1789, in Woodford Co., Ky.
Larkin, Sept. 27, 1791.
Thomas, Feb. 3,1794; died Oct., 1794.
Thomas, Aug. 26, 1795 ; died May, 1817.
William, Apr. 7, 1798 ; died Dec., 1798.
John, June 9, 1800; died Aug. 9, 1800.
Susannah, Aug. 13,1801.
James, Apr. 17, 1804.
Diannah, June 17, 1806.
Benjamin, March 1,1809; died Sept. 6,1828.
Sallie Stephens, Apr. 26, 1811.
The last eleven were all born in Woodford county, Ky.
DECLARATION OF THOMAS DAVIS OF WOODFORD COUNTY, KY.
I was born in Spottsylvania county, Va., in 1761. I en?listed April 25, 1779, for 18 months in the war of the Revolution.
I served under Capt. Alexander Parker in CoL Richard Parker's regiment.
I served also for two months as a sub-alternate for my brother Benjamin in a company of militia commanded by
Capt William Mills (James Cunningham, first Kieutenant), and marched to Williamsburg, where I served until discharged.
The day after my return home I was drafted, and served two months in the state, I marched to Yorktown and was present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
My total service was 18 months for which I received $60.
This declaration is supported by an affidavit of John McGrady, of Woodford county, who served in the same regiment with Thomas Davis.
Thomas Davis was pensioned in Woodford county, Ky. August 18, 1818 in the 57th year of his age. (pub)
[Source: Gleanings of Virginia history. An historical and genealogical collection (1903) Author: Boogher, William Fletcher.pg: 324-328]
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