William Davis, Sr. (c.1727 - 1776) MP

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in North Carolina
Cause of death: Killed in skirmish, American Revolution
Managed by: Erica Howton, (c)
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About William Davis, Sr.

DAR Ancestor #: A030733

Maj. William Davis was born before 1727 in Ireland (?) and died 11 May 1776, Killed in skirmish at Orton's Mill, North Carolina.


  1. 1747 Augusta County, Virginia to Catherine Pickens: as of 3 Feb 2012, Erica Howton does not find this match.


  • William appears to be named as a son of Augusta Co.'s James Davis in the following record (which actually concerns the South Fork of the Little Cumberland River in Kentucky:
  • James Davis Date: Mar 15, 1758 Location: Augusta Co., VA Property: Henry's tract, a portion on the South Fork known as the Beaver Dam, down the said Fork to where the two Forks meet. William's tract, 350 acres; Samuel's 350 acres.
  • Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.. Remarks: James Davis to sons/grantees. Love and affection. 1300 acres in all, known as Davies Fancy, on the Indian River. First tract to Henry, second to William and third to Samuel. Signed "James Davies". Delivered to Wm. Davis May 1765. Description: Grantor Book date: 8-4


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Maj. William Davis's Timeline

Age 26
Hanover, Virginia
May 11, 1776
Age 49
North Carolina