Facts and Events
Samuel Davidson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Samuel Davidson's land (Beverley Manor NE, 353 acres, 1739) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA
Early Land Survey in Augusta County, VA
Records of Samuel Davidson in Augusta County, VA
Information on Samuel Davidson
Born: ABT 1705 in ____, Ulster, Ireland, UK1 Died: AFT 1765 in ____, ____, SC BET 1738 AND 1765 in Beverly Manor, Augusta Co., VA2 in ____, Tryon or Rowan Co., NC in ____, York Co., SC Notes: I have no proof that Samuel is a brother of George and John; however, he lived near John in Beverly Manor and two of his children were close with John's children. (Note: Samuel could be perhaps a cousin of George and John Davidson, possibly a son of William Davidson's brother John, but more research is necessary to prove any relationship). _____
SAMUEL and JOHN DAVISON, both acquired land in Beverley Manor, Orange (Augusta in 1745) County, VA on the same date in 1739. Both had children baptized at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church in the 1740's.
ORANGE CO., VA DEED BK. #3 1738-1744 4-5 June 1739. Pgs. 242-247. Wm. Beverley, Gent. of Essex Co. to Samuel Davison of Orange Co., lease and release (consideration blank) 353A in Beverley Manner on the south fork of Shenandore river, corner to Capt. James Pattin. (Refer to map of Beverley Manor). Signed by Wm. Beverley, witnessed and proven by same three persons who witnessed deed to John Davison--(See below). 28 June 1739.
5 June 1739 Pgs. 237-242. Wm Beverley of Essex Co., Gent. to John Davison of Augusta Co. lease and release for 23 pd. 11 sh. current money, 785A, part of Manner of Beverley, at Christie's white oak. (Actually, John Christian's).
GEORGE and SAMUEL went in the 1760's as some records show, to Tryon Co., NC which became part of Mecklenburg and Lincoln Cos., NC and Camden Dist., SC. There was an ongoing border dispute between NC and SC and when it was settled, SAMUEL fell into York Co., Camden Dist., SC. Deeds to his land were recorded in Mecklenburg Co., NC and in York Co., SC. (Some abstracts listed below). SAMUEL'S home was only a few miles from King's Mtn. where an important victory over the British was fought. Sons, WILLIAM, JAMES, and BENJAMIN participated and were given Revolutionary grants in Western NC where they settled. SAMUEL remained in York Co. where he died in 1787.
Some Land Records of SAMUEL DAVIDSON, Crown Grants, Wm. Tryon, Royal Governor, #871, Bk. 18, Pg. 30l.
26 Sept 1766. SAMUEL DAVIDSON, 300A in Mecklenburg on both sides of Turkey Creek including mill seat, joining JAMES BRYSON'S.
Crown Grants, Gov. Tryon, Royal Governor. Patent Bk. 23, Pg. 43.
26 Apr 1767. SAMUEL DAVIDSON, 35A in Mecklenburg on Bullock's Creek joining Curtis Caldwell, Wright's line, Moore's beginning, (a point), nearly with Stephenson's line and the foot of a mountain.
Sources: 1. Camden Dist., SC Wills & /Administrations, 1781-1787. (SAMUEL) 2. "The McConnell Families" by Benjamin McConnell. (JAMES) 3. Cemetery Records of Morgan Co., TN. (WILLIAM) 4. Methodist Bishop Asbury's journal entry of 13 Nov 1800, also another dated 7 Nov 1802. (BENJAMIN) 5. DAR Records and History of the Gullick Family. (BENJAMIN) 6. Camden Dist., SC Wills & Admin. dated 1 Jan 1788 show advances made to widow (not named) & to JOHN GULLICK in the right of his wife, REBEKAH & to WILLIAM DAVIDSON. 7. " Roster of Soldiers & Patriots Buried in TN." (WILLIAM) 8. Tombstones of BENJAMIN & ANN in Davidson River Cemetery, Boilstown Twp., Transylvania Co., NC: BENJAMIN DAVIDSON A. D. NC Troops Rev. War D. 1833 Aged 85 (No dates shown) (Handcarved stone)
Robert Winslow Davidson mrbdavis@@swbell.net 3 June 2000
Father: George Davison Mother: Miss [--?--]
Family 1: Margaret [--?--]Margaret Maner Married: BEF 1736 George Davidson, Sr.George Davison, Sr., b. 27 AUG 1738 in ____, ___ John Davidson, b. ABT 1740 in Beverly Manor, Augusta Co., VA James Davidson, b. 1741 in ____, Augusta Co., VA Benjamin Davidson, b. AFT 1737 in ____, ____, VA Jesse Davidson, b. 1745 in ____, Augusta Co., VA William Davidson, b. 1747 in ____, Augusta Co., VA Mary Davidson, b. 1749 in ____, Augusta Co., VA Rebecca Davidson, b. ABT 1760
Title: Jennings - Davidson Author: Lillie Pauline White Publication: 1944 Note: Excellent REPO Note: Personal Copy CALN Media: Book Page: p. 140 Title: Jennings - Davidson Author: Lillie Pauline White Publication: 1944 Note: Excellent REPO Note: Personal Copy CALN Media: Book Page: pp. 140-141