Thomas Davis, of Surry County

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Thomas Davis

Birthplace: Surry County, Virginia Colony, British Colonial America
Death: December 21, 1720
Surry County, Virginia, British Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Davis
Husband of Rebecca Davis and Elizabeth Davis
Father of Elizabeth Ellis; James Davis and Amos Davis

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About Thomas Davis, of Surry County

Not the same as Thomas Davis, of Isle of Wight, who was the son of John Davis, of the Upper Parish; and not the son of Mary Davis

Davis-13558 created 6 Jan 2013 | Last modified 22 Oct 2023

He was born about 1658 [sic] in Surry County, Virginia and was the son of Captain John Davis (1619-1665).

Thomas Davis married about 1672 in Surry County, Virginia to Elizabeth Bagwell (1658–1746).

He died on 21 December 1720 in Surry County, Virginia. [1] [2]


  1. Elizabeth (Davis) Ellis (1680-1714)
  2. James Davis, Sr., b: 1682 Surry Co, VA; d: 21 Jan 1746 Surry Co, VA; m2: Elizabeth Warren
  3. Thomas Davis, Jr. (1684-1758)
  4. Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Brizendine
  5. David Davis, b: 1687
  6. Richard Davis (1688-1761)
  7. Susannah Davis (1704-1745).

Research Notes

A source is needed to confirm whether his mother was Mary Greene or Margaret Jordon.

The Church of the Latter Day Saints performs "baptisms for the dead," as descendants or other interested persons are baptized in proxy for those for whom no baptismal records may be found.

Thomas Davis was baptized by proxy, on March 18, 1966, March 30, 1966, and June 22, 1966. LDS records for these baptisms indicate that his father is John Davis and mother Mary Green

Note: Removing sources regarding Daughters of the American Revolution, since he died in 1720, he did not serve in 1776.

Son of Capt. John Davis (1619-1665) & Margaret Jordon Davis (1643-1688), married Elizabeth Bagwell in 1672 in Surry County Virginia . Children were Elizabeth (1680-1714), James (1682-1746), Thomas (1684-1758), David (1687-?). Richard (1688-1761),& Susannah (1704-1745)..

Elizabeth Ellis is not mentioned in her husband's will and therefore probably died before he wrote his will. Note for her father, Thomas Davis: Wills of Surry Co., VA op. cit. " DAVIS, Thomas. Thomas Davis makes a deed of gift to his grandson, Mathew Ellis, the son of James and Elizabeth Davis. 11 March 1703/04. Witness: Allen Warren, Book 5, page 297." ALSO ibid. "Davis, Thomas, To son, James Davis, all the land land houses I possess. To Mathew Ellis, son of James Ellis, clothing and a cow. To granddaughter, Elizabeth Ellis, 500 lbs. of Tobacco and a cow. ...Others mentioned include grandson, Thomas Ellis, Grandson, Thomas Davis, granddaughter, Jane Davis; and grandsons John, And Henry and son James Davis. To daughter, Elizabeth Ellis, a good Bible. All the rest of estate to Wife and son James, Exers. 27 Sept 1716, Probated 21 Dec. 1720 Book 7, p. 287." ibid. " to son Thomas Davis, to daughter, Elizabeth Ellis, son in law, William Bird, to wife Rebecca Davis,...25 Aug 1748. Signed Rebecca Hawthorne, Admr.."

Rebecca Davis had married her second husband, John Hawthorne, who died 17 March 1724 and paper were signed by Thomas Davis who married Exerx, of sd. estate. This is the will of the grandson of the first Thomas Davis. He is the son of James Davis, Ref his will 21 Jan 1746. Book 9, PAGE 546. Father: Thomas Davis b: ABT. 1625 Mother: Rebecca ---

SPOUSE: Elizabeth Mrs DAVIS (AFN: NTSL-LG) Marriage: about 1681 , Of Surry, Virginia


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Thomas Davis, of Surry County's Timeline

James City, Virginia
Spring Grove, Surry County, Virginia, United States
December 21, 1720
Surry County, Virginia, British Colonial America
Surry County, Virginia Colony, British Colonial America