Person:Daniel Davisson (1)

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Maj. Daniel Davisson, III, of Smith's Creek, Augusta County, VA
d.Bef. 27 February 1751 Augusta County, Virginia
  1. Jane Davisson
  2. Mary Davisson
  3. Maj. Daniel Davisson, III, of Smith's Creek, Augusta County, VAABT 1718 - Bef 1751
  4. John DavissonABT 1720 - ABT 1793
  5. Obadiah Davisson1720 - 1786
  6. Andrew Davisson1722 - ABT 1782
  7. James DavissonABT 1724 - ABT 1775
  8. Amaziah DavissonABT 1726 - ABT 1811
  9. Annanius DavissonABT 1727 - ABT 1794
  10. Nathaniel DavissonABT 1728 -
  • HMaj. Daniel Davisson, III, of Smith's Creek, Augusta County, VAABT 1718 - Bef 1751
  • WPhebe Harrisonabt 1726 - 1807
m. Abt. 1745
  1. Josiah Davidson, of Linville's Creek, Augusta County, VA1745 - 1825
  2. Ann Davidson1746 - 1822
  3. Phoebe DavidsonAbt 1748 - 1838
Facts and Events
Name Maj. Daniel Davisson, III, of Smith's Creek, Augusta County, VA
Alt Name Daniel Davidson
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1718 Wading River, Suffolk County, New York
Marriage Abt. 1745 Prob. Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New Yorkto Phebe Harrison
Death? Bef. 27 February 1751 Augusta County, Virginia

Daniel Davisson (Davidson) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 21.--4th June, 1748. James Wood, of Frederick, to Daniel Davison, Smith's Creek. Teste: Thos. How, south side of wagon road; patented to James Wood, 12th January, 1746. Teste: Jno. Hopes, Thos. Wood, Thos. Story, Morgan Bryan, Jno. Harrison, Jr. Delivered: Jno. Harrison, Jr., November, 1766.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 253.--22d August, 1749. Daniel Davison, yeoman, and Phoebe, to Zebulon Harrison, yeoman. Daniel James's branch. Delivered: John Harrison, November, 1756. 46 acres patented to Daniel Davison, 25th September, 1746. Witnesses: John Denton and John Phillips. Teste: John Denton, Jr., Robert Breckenridge, John Phillips.
  • Page 258.--22nd August, 1749. Same as above (Daniel Davison, yeoman, and Phoebe, to Zebulon Harrison, yeoman. Daniel James's branch). Phoebe, wife of Daniel, on Smith's Creek. Stephen Howorth's line. 156 acres, patented to Daniel, 25th September, 1746.
  • Page 246.--7th November, 1767. Josiah Davidson, eldest son and heir of Daniel Davidson, deceased, to Thomas Moore, blacksmith, £160, 370 acres on Smith's Creek, the same that was conveyed to Daniel 4th June, 1748, by James Wood, to whom it was patented 12th January, 1766 (1756). Delivered: Thos. Moore, 14th June, 1770.

Estate Records of Daniel Davisson (Davidson) in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 288.--27th February, 1750-51. Phoebe Davison's bond as administratrix of Daniel Davison, with sureties John Harrison, Samuel Newman.
  • Page 235.--19th May, 1761. John Harrison, Jr.'s bond (with Thos. Moore), as guardian (chosen) to Josiah Davison, orphan of Daniel Davison.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 19, 1761. - (6) Josiah Davidson, orphan of Danl. Davidson, aged 16 years, chose John Harrison his guardian.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 26, 1766. - (328) Phebe Moore, wife of Thomas Moore, late wife of Daniel Davidson, assigned dower. (Note: this record proves that Daniel Davidson's widow Phoebe later married Thomas Moore).


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 296.--23d August, 1758. John Harrison, Jr.'s will, yeoman-- Brother Zebulon, eldest son of Jno. Harrison, tract on Smith's Creek, 400 acres; to Phel Harrison, eldest daughter of Zebulon; to sister Phebe Moore, and her daughter; Ann Davison, and to her daughters; Phebe Davison; to brother, Reuben. Executors, brothers Zebulon and Reuben. Teste: Jonathan Douglass, Jno. Hopkins, James Breame (?). Proved, 15th November, 1763, by Jno. Hopkins, and 16th November, 1763, by Jonathan Douglass. Executors qualified (Zebulon's mark ), with Danl. Love, Robt. Cravens. (Note: John Harrison was the brother-in-law of Daniel Davisson).