Thomas Davis, Sr.

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About Thomas Davis, Sr.

Born in Pennsylvania, Thomas moved with his parents from northwest VA (Fairfax MM) to NC (Cane Creek MM) about 1750. The family moved to the Chestnut Creek area of SW Virginia sometime before 1771. This family migrated to Jefferson Co., TN then went to Lawrence Co., IN. Thomas moved with his parents to Orange (now Chatham) Co., NC, arriving about 1750. In 1758 Thomas was given a certificate to Perquimans MM to marry, and returned to Orange Co. with his bride. Elizabeth Knox had come from Nansemond Co., VA, to Northampton Co., NC, with her father about 1753 and belonged to Perquimans MM. Sometime before 1771 the family moved to the Chestnut Creek area of southwest Virginia, which became Carroll Co. in 1842. This area is just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beautiful country, but land that must have been hard to pioneer and farm.

Thomas was part of the Regulator’s in Guilford Co. NC 1767 to 1771. He signed petitions to the British government and may have been part of the group that burned the British powder wagon near Guilford. The British hung 6 people, mostly Quakers which caused the Quakers to move across the line back into Wythe ,Montgomery and Grayson Va. Area. Some moved to the Carter Co Tn area at the same time so the people in Va. Already had some family ties back to Carter Co. Tn.

Thomas Sr.'s sister Sarah m. Thomas Cox, another son of William Cox and Catharine Kanky. Thomas Davis Sr. was at the Battle of Alamance in 1771.

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Thomas Davis, Sr.'s Timeline

January 16, 1734
Chester, PA, USA
Age 16
July 15, 1758
Age 24
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States
April 5, 1759
Age 25
orange, NC, United States
November 1, 1760
Age 26
Orange, NC, USA
September 4, 1762
Age 28
Orange, North Carolina, USA
January 1, 1766
Age 31
Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina
November 13, 1767
Age 33
Alamance, Alamance County, NC, USA
Age 34