|Death:||Died in Edgar, IL, USA|
|Managed by:||Lani Dickson McCoy|
About Jesse Davis
A supporting affidavit adds these particulars: Jesse Davis, of Prince William, was private, Jan. 1, 1777, to Jan. 6, 1778; Lieutenant thence forward to October, 1778, when he became captain. Died, February, 1782. His brother, Pressley Davis, was killled in the battle of Long Island, 1776. John, another brother, died in hospital of smallpox.
Capt. Davis married Nancy Melton, of Prince Wiliam, about 1775. Children: 1. William M.., of Frankfort, Ky; 2. Nancy (married __ Reynolds), Frankort.
p. 147, Section No. 179
Virginia militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's data, by Joseph Thomas McAllister
On page 159 and 160 of his [Mr Dawson's] history he cites a report that Elijah Davis, (son of Jessie Davis of Nelson Co., KY), wrote about his family in 1870 at age 83 when still living in Nelson County. He stated that his family lived in Prince William, that his great-grandfather was William Davis and his great-grandmother a Bland; that his grandfather Isaac lost his life in a fire before the revolution; that his grandmother was a Kincheloe; that his father Jessie joined in the Army in the revolution with six brothers, and only Jesse who was a Captain and one brother returned from the war; and that the family moved to Nelson County after the war.
[Mr. Leslie Dawson published a history of the Dawson-Davis family 1984.]