William Davis (1753 - 1848) MP

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Nicknames: "William Daves; William B. Davis"
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Birthplace: Hanover, Virginia
Death: Died in Jackson, Alabama, United States
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DAR Ancestor #: A030746

William Davis was born about 1753 in Hanover Co., Va. He fought in the Revolution and filed for pension, cert. #31986, issued by the Alabama agency, Sept. 18, 1842, under the act of June 7, 1832. In 1787, he signed the State of Franklin petition as William Daves, and he appears on the 1790 tax list in Hawkins Co., Tenn.  Around that time, he married Mary Ann Black, a daughter of Black Fox, who had briefly been married to a trader by the name of Pogue. Gen. John Sevier, governor of Tennessee, 1796-1801, mentions "Davis" as a prominent Chickamauga chief. His son William Alexander Davis also became a chief, marrying the daughter of Chief Arthur Burns about 1830. On William Davis' tombstone in Proctor Cemetery, Maynards Cove, Jackson Co., Ala. is:  Alabama Pvt Lindsy's Va Regt. Rev. War. According to secondhand information, "In his pension application William Davis stated that he was acquainted with Col. James Lewis in Albemarle County, Va., who resided later in Franklin Co, Tenn. A letter from Col. Lewis stated that he and William Davis were boys in the same neighborhood. The history of Albemarle County, Va. gives the location of Col. James Lewis' residence as being on the western part of the present University of Virginia. William Davis also stated in his pension application that he lived in Albemarle County, Va. at the time of his enlistment." William Davis lived to be 95.

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William Davis's Timeline

1740
1740
1753
1753
Hanover, Virginia
1786
1786
Age 33
1790
1790
Age 37
1792
1792
Age 39
1797
1797
Age 44
1848
August 19, 1848
Age 95
Jackson, Alabama, United States
August, 1848
Age 95
Scottsboro, Jackson, Alabama, United States