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William Alexander Davis

Also Known As: "Dr. Chief William Alexander Davis"
Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Albemarle County, Virginia
Death: October 1862 (68-76)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Alexander Davis and Mary Ann Davis
Husband of Mary Davis and Mary Davis
Father of Cynthia Pack Mayes and William Henry Davis
Brother of Jane virginia Davis; Myra Davis; Rhoda Davis; Nancy Proctor and Lucia Polson

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About William Alexander Davis

  • After the death of his father-in-law Arthur Burns, William Alexander Davis became chief of the Cherokee in Jackson County, inheriting Sauta Cave and 640 acres. He sold this just before the Cherokee removal. (Source: History of Jackson Co., Alabama). (note: chiefsdoms are not hereditary)
  • 1835, Henderson Roll
  • Chapman Roll, Hamilton County, TN (Cherokee by Blood)
  • William Alexander Davis also became a chief, marrying the daughter of Chief Arthur Burns about 1830.


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William Alexander Davis's Timeline

Albemarle County, Virginia
November 6, 1830
Age 40
Cherokee Nation, Lauderdale, Tennessee
Age 48
October 1862
Age 72