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James Davis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nansemond, Suffolk, Virginia
Death: Died in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Thomas Davis, of Nansemond; Thomas Davis; Mary Davis and Christian
Husband of Margaret Davis
Father of Sarah Davis; Mary DAVIS; Rachel Davis; Richard Davis; Thomas Davis and 5 others
Brother of Thomas Davis, Jr.; NN Sanders | Saunders and Richard Davis
Half brother of William Davis; Sarah Davis; UNK DAVIS and Mary Davis

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Immediate Family

About James Davis

James Davis, from the usually reliable Miles Files:

James (3) Davis1 M, b. circa 1636

  • Father Maj. Thomas (2) Davis b. 1613, d. b 20 Sep 1683
  • Charts Descendants of Capt. James Davis (First Families of Virginia)

Last Edited 14 Jul 2007

  • Birth* circa 1636 James was born circa 1636 at Nansemond Co, VA.1
  • Marriage* circa 1660 He married Margaret (3) Jordan circa 1660.2
  • Anecdote* 10 July 1665 James Davis had moved to Somerset Co, MD by 10 Jul 1665 when he entered rights for himself, Margaret Davis and Sarah Davis, and on 10 May 1666 patented 600 acres called "Davises Choice" between two branches of the upper fork at the head of Manokin River. The family moved back and forth from Virginia to Maryland since James Davis proved rights for transporting his 2 sons, both named Thomas, from Virginia to Maryland on 10 Aug 1671 and on 23 Sep 1675 proved rights for transporting his daughter Rachell from Virginia to Maryland.2

Family Margaret (3) Jordan b. c 1640

Children

  • 1. Sarah (8) Davis b. 5 Apr 1661
  • 2. Thomas (9) Davis b. 8 Jul 1666, d. b 1 Jan 1668/69
  • 3. Thomas (10) Davis b. 28 Jan 1669
  • 4. Rachel (11) Davis b. 2 Jan 1674
  • 5. Mary (12) Davis b. 16 Mar 1675

Citations

  1. [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 806 (Davis Family).
  2. [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 807 (Davis Family).

A number of settlers came up from Northampton/Accomack VA to Anne Arundel, MD through Somerset County. It's becoming quite a familiar pattern.


James Davis, born 1642 in England; died 1688 in VA. He was the son of Esq. and Maj.Thomas Davis, Sr. and Elizabeth. He married Margaret Jordan Bet. 1660 - 1661.

Margaret Jordan, born 1643 in England. She was the daughter of Thomas Jordan, Sr. and Lucy Corker.

More About James Davis:

Moved: 1665, Somerset County, MD

Residence 1: 05 Apr 1662, Curratuck, VA

Residence 2: 08 Jul 1666, Manoakin, Somerset County, MD

More About James Davis and Margaret Jordan:

Marriage: Bet. 1660 - 1661


Captain James Davis was Commander of the Fort established at the mouth of the Kennebec River, August 19, 1607 by that New England Colony Called the "Sagadahoc Colony". After that colony returned to England, captain Davis sailed for VA. His descendants in the south can claim to be the "oldest New England family" ante dating the Mayflower by 13 years.

Daughter Mary Davis, born 16 Mar 1674/75 in Manoakin, Somerset County, MD; died 06 Mar 1764 in

Frederick County, VA

James Davis, born 1642 in England; died 1688 in VA. He was the son of Esq. and Maj.Thomas Davis, Sr. and Elizabeth. He married Margaret Jordan Bet. 1660 - 1661.

Margaret Jordan, born 1643 in England. She was the daughter of Thomas Jordan, Sr. and Lucy Corker.

More About James Davis:

Moved: 1665, Somerset County, MD

Residence 1: 05 Apr 1662, Curratuck, VA

Residence 2: 08 Jul 1666, Manoakin, Somerset County, MD

More About James Davis and Margaret Jordan:

Marriage: Bet. 1660 - 1661

It is commonly agreed that the first settlers of Anne Arundel county, Maryland, came up from Virginia ; the first American settlement of this family is, therefore, probably to be ascribed to Virginia. Between 1660 and 1670 there were seventy-five Davises among the settlers of Anne Arundel county. Sir Thomas Davis was one of the London company for the settlement of Virginia, and came to James 'City in 1619. In 1637 a Thomas Davis was granted a plantation; he lived in Nansemond county, Virginia, from which county most of the first Anne Arundel settlers came. Certain knowledge, however, of the present ancestry begins about 1700.

(I) Thomas Davis, the first member of this family about whom we have definite information, died about 1749; his will was probated in that year, but dated six years earlier. He had extensive holdings of land in Maryland. He married Mary Pierpoint, probably of the English family so well known in West Virginia and in Connecticut. Children: Richard, died about 1742, married Ruth Warfield; Thomas, died about 1750, married Elizabeth Gaither; John, married Anne Worthington ; Samuel ; Robert, of whom further ; Francis ; Sarah, married Henry Griffith ; Mary, married John Riggs ; Ruth, married Joshua Warfield ; two other daughters.

(II) Robert, son of Thomas and Mary (Pierpoint) Davis, lived at "Ranters' Ridge," near Woodstock, Maryland. He married Ruth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Duvall-Warfield) Gaither; she married (second) Nathan Randall, (third) Nelson. Children of Robert Davis: Nicholas; Robert; Thomas; Ichabod; Caleb D., of whom further.

Children born in Virginia and Maryland

Richard abt 1661 Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia

Sarah born 5 Apr 1662 Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia / died 1762

Rachel born 2 Jan 1673 Manokin, Somerset, Maryland / No Death Date found

Mary born 16 Mar 1673 Manokin, Somerset, Maryland / (Husband James Wright - marriage 2 Dec 1689)

            died 6 Mar 1764 Winchester, Frederick, Virginia

Margaret born 1676 / died 1775

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James Davis's Timeline

1636
1636
Nansemond, Suffolk, Virginia
1660
1660
Age 24
Chuckatuck, VA, USA
1662
April 5, 1662
Age 26
Chuckatuck, Nansemond County, Virginia, United States
1669
1669
Age 33
Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
1672
January 2, 1672
Age 36
Manoakin, Somerset County, Maryland, USA
1676
1676
Age 40
Somerset County, Maryland, USA
1679
December 2, 1679
Age 43
Nottingham, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
1680
1680
Age 44
Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
1688
March 1688
Age 52
Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States