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Capt. Jesse G Davis

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Death: October 23, 1818 (63)
Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Davis, Sr and Elizabeth Kincheloe
Husband of Nancy Susan Davis
Father of Presley Davis; George Davis and Jesse Gross Davis
Brother of Warren Davis; Henry Davis; Cornelius Davis; John Davis; Presley Davis and 5 others

Managed by: Lani Dickson McCoy
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About Capt. Jesse G Davis

Jesse Davis is a proven patriot according to the DAR website. His Ancestor number is A030396.

Jesse Davis was born circa 1755 in Prince William County ,Virginia. He married , February 8, 1780 to Nancy Milton of Prince William County, Virginia. Jesse's father was Thomas Davis and his mother was Elizabeth Kincheloe..

"While a resident of Virginia, Jesse enlisted in 1776 and served in Captain Henry Lee's Troop of Virginia Calvary, until January 1, 1777., when he was commissioned Lieutenant in the Eleventh Virginia Regiment. He was in the battle of Brandywine , Germantown and Monmouth . and served until November 1, 1775. He also served twenty -nine days in October 1781,as Captain of the Company. He died October 23, 1818 in Nelson County, Kentucky. As a widow, Nancy was allowed a pension on her application December2, 1836, at which time she was living in Nelson County . She was seventy- seven years of age. Her tombstone remains but none was found for Captain Jesse Davis.

Jesse and Nancy had the following children: Presley, who married Sarah Ann Dade- Jesse Elijah who married Anna Maria Neal and was living in Nelson county. Kentucky in 1837. Wilson who died prior to October 4,1843 George Thomas Harriett William who was born about 1754 and in 1836 was living in Frankfort, Kentucky and who died December 24, 1836, leaving a daughter. Catherine Elizabeth, who married Robert Wesley and died prior to October 4, 1853, leaving no children Harriet who married Harrison A. Williams who married living in Shelby County in 1843. ------------------------------------------ Memorial #60842363. Lieut Jesse Davis

Birth: unknown Death: Aug. 4, 1848 Kentucky, USA

Age 26, died at his father's house 8 days after his return from the army in Mexico. 4th Regiment of KY Volunteers

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Nancy Milton Davis (____ - 1849)

Burial: Old Methodist Cemetery Chaplin Nelson County Kentucky, USA


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.]

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Capt. Jesse G Davis's Timeline

September 12, 1755
Prince William County, Virginia, United States
January 31, 1781
Age 25
Prince William County/ Tazewell county Virginia
Age 29
VA, United States
October 31, 1792
Age 37
Nelson County, Kentucky, United States
October 23, 1818
Age 63
Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky, United States
Chaplin, Nelson County, Kentucky, United States