Facts and Events
Walter Davis was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 448.--9th June, 1753. Robert Coningham, Esq., and Martha to Walter Davis, 328 acres in Beverley Manor on Cedar Spring. Teste: Pat Cunningham, Wm. Johnston, Walter Coningham .
- Page 331.--17th April, 1761. Robert Cunningham (Coningham) to Walter Davies, £__, 5 sh., in Beverley Manor, on Cedar Spring Run; cor. Thomas Black and Tames Armstrong. 160 acres. Teste: John Cuningham, William Scot, John Davies. Delivered: W. Davis. 9th April, 1796.
- Page 354.--17th August, 1772. (Patent, # of acres not listed) Beverley to Walter Davis. Delivered to William Davis, one of W. Davis' executors, 2d July, 1804.
- Page 176.--Ditto. Same (Patent, # of acres not listed) from William Beverley) to Walter Davis. Delivered to James Davis, gent., 19th November, 1785. Page 182.--Corner Francis Patton.
Will of Walter Davis
- Page 51.--Walter Davis's will, dated, 15th March, 1803; proved, 7th April, 1803--Wife, Martha; daughter, Agncss; son, John; daughter, Euphemia Donnelly; daughter, Elizabeth Parks; grandchildren, Patsey Donelly, Wats Ewin, Walter Davis, Martha Ann Davis, Patsey Davis, and Patsey Davis Herin, Martha Rivers.
Will of Wife Martha (Cunningham) Davis
- Page 28.--26th December, 1805. Martha Davis' will--To daughter, Martha Rives, heirs of son James; daughter, Euphora Donley, heirs of daughter Sally Ewin; son, Wm. Davis; daughter, Elizabeth Parks; son, John Davis. Executors, William and Jno. Davis. Teste: Jno. Caldwell Jno. Brown, Walter Davis. Proved, 24th March 1806
Records of Walter Davis in Augusta County, VA
- Page 300.--28th May, 1751. Alexander Campbell to Michael Rally, 166 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Wm. Campbell in James Moffett's line; Widow Mitchell's corner; James Patton's corner. Delivered: Jas. Mitchell, 18th May, 1773. Teste: Walter Davis, William Campbell.
- Page 259.--2d March, 1753. Alexander Campbell's will--To son (youngest) Alexander, plantation testator lives on; to wife, maintenance; to daughter Florence; to daughter Mary; to daughter Jane. Executors, son William, and William Ledgerwood. Teste: Pat. Cunningham, Robt. Campbell, Walter Davis. Proved, 16th August, 1758, by Cunningham and Davis. Executors qualified with Hugh Young, Pat. Campbell.
- Page 255.--16th May, 1753. John Stephenson and Jane James to William Ramsey, 290 acres on Mill Creek in Borden's tract; cor. Moses McClure, Worm Run; Alexander McClure; cor. Rob. Allison; cor James Thompson. Teste: Walter Davis, Wm. Gay, Wm. Kerr. Delivered: John Davis, May, 1757.
- Page 31.--21st March, 1754. John Miller's bond as administrator of Jas. Jones, with sureties David Stewart, Walter Davis.
- Page 65.--22d August, 1754. Walter Davis' bond as guardian (appointed) to Caleb Harman, orphan of John Harman. with surety James Lockhart.
- Page 203.--17th February, 1758. Colonel James Patton's estate; appraised by Thomas Stewart, John Ramsey, Edward Hall. List of bonds, bills, &c., due the estate: Walter Davis, 13th August, 1753 (listed among many others).
- Page 95.--21st March, 1759. George Rutledge to Thomas Rutledge, £5, 220 acres in Beverley Manor; corner old survey and Wm. Johnston's land; corner Wm. Henderson on a branch of Christian's Creek. Signed, George Rutlage. Teste: Walter Davis and Wm. Rutledge. Delivered: Thos. Rutledge, November, 1763.
- Page 80.--21st March, 1759. Gawen Leeper to Thos. Tate, £130, 299 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Nicholas Leeper. Teste: Randal Lockhart, Walter Davis, Robt. Steel.
- Page 120.--2d January, 1761. William Johnston's will, yeoman, aged about forty years--Daughter, Mary Johnston, 2 years old last June. Executor, Walter Davis. Teste: Wm. Scott, Michl. O'Donnell, John Cunningham, Robt. Cunningham, John Sorel. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by Scott, John Cunningham, and Sorel. Executor qualified, with Thomas Rutledge and Wm. Scott.
- Page 339.--10th April, 1761. William Johnston to John Davies (Davis), £__, 5 sh., 269 acres in Beverley Manor on Black's Run, a branch of Christian's Creek; cor. said Black's land, William Henderson's line, George Rutledge's line; cor. said Rutledges and James Armstrong's; said Black's cor., two white oaks at an iron mine. Teste: Walter Davies, Thomas Rutlidge, John Cunningham.
- Page 260.--2d June, 1762. James Armstrong's will--To James Armstrong, son to son William; to son William; to Geo. Rutledge, son to Thos. Rutledge; to Elizabeth Rutledge; to Thos. Rutledge and Wm. Armstrong, what remains in Carlany; wife. Executors, Walter Davis and Jas. Bell. Teste: Jno. Coulter, Geo. Marshall, Thos. Rutledge. Proved, June 21, 1763, by Jno. Coulter and Geo. Marshall. Executors refused to execute. Administration granted eldest son William, who qualifies with Abraham Smith, Saml. Cloyd, Ninian Cloyd.
- Page 504.--18th September, 1763. Samuel and Mirian Cloyd and Elisabeth ( ) and Mary ( ), their wives, to William Armstrong, £209, 300 acres in Beverley Manor on Christian's Creek. Teste: Walter Davis, George Rutledge, Samuel Love, Robert Cunningham, James Bell.
- Page 595.--23d May, 1764. Joseph Love and Mary to Samuel Caldwell, £150. 400 acres on South River Shanando, Beverley Manor line, part of 660 acres deeded to John Willson's father by Joseph Mills, 24th June, 1742. Teste: Pat. Cunningham. Samuel Love, Walter Davis, Robert ( ) Crawford. Delivered to Samuel Culwell.
- Page 793.--18th March, 1765. George Caldwell to William Caldwell, his son, £10, 130 acres, part of 405 acres in Beverley Manor on a branch of Christian's Creek, branch near said William Caldwell's house. Teste: Walter Davis, Alex. Stewart, Jas. Caldwell. Delivered: Mr. John Caldwell, 21st May, 1808.
- Page 77.--23d May, 1766. Samuel Cloyd, britches maker, to Nyrian (Narnan) Cloyd, £25, beds, bolsters, blankets, quilts, mares. Teste: Walter and John Davis.
- Page 483.--15th July, 1766. Randal Lockhart to Mathew Reed and Hugh Johnston, merchants in Staunton, power attorney to sue for, &c., all sums of money, debts, rents, goods, wares, dues, accounts and other demands from Hugh Allen, Hugh Donahoe, James McDowell, James Ward, John Robertson, Daniel Harrison, John Brown, Walter Daviss and Michael Waring; above claims asigned to secure indebtedness to Reed and Johnston. Teste: William, Jacob, Anthony Rodgers.
- Page 350.--2d September, 1770. William Henderson's will, aged about 71 years--To wife; two sons, William and David Henderson; to son, James; to three sons-in-law, David and Joseph Bell and John Leeper; to Shusanna Henderson, daughter of son John Henderson; to Shusanna Finley, daughter to daughter Martha; to granddaughter, Jeen Teas. Executors, wife, and brother, Samuel Henderson, and testator's son, James Henderson. Teste: Walter Davis, John Carlile. Proved, 20th November, 1770. by the witnesses. James Henderson qualifies executor, with Samuel Henderson, John Carlile.
- Page 381.--37th November, 1770. William Henderson's estate appraised by Walter Davis, Thomas Rutledge, Alex. Long--Bonds of Lazarus Inman, Sith Rodgers, Andrew Russell, Sr. and Jr.
- Page 306.--19th August, 1771. Robert ( ) Jameson and Sarah to John Alexander, £45, part of 400 lying along Beverley Manor line; corner James Bell; 200 acres. Teste: Walter Davis, John Cunningham, Samuel Blackwood.
- Page 204.--20th May, 1772. George Caldwell to John Caldwell tract whereon George now lives; William Caldwell's part of said tract, Teste: Walter Davis, William Caldwell.
- Page 8.--20th August, 1772. Recorded. Thos. Hutcheson's appraisement by Walter Davis, Andrew McClure, John Hamilton.
- Page 28.--28th April, 1773. Henry ( ) Dawson and Mary ( ) to Neil Adair, on South Mountain at Reed's Gap, patented to Henry, 1770. Teste: Walter Davis, James Best, Samuel Love, John ( ) Wiley.
- Page 109.--17th August, 1773. Walter Davis' bond (with David Henderson, William Scott) as guardian to Mary and Margaret O'Donnell, orphans of Michael O'Donnell.
- Page 476.--7th June, 1775. William Wright's will, aged about 68--To wife, mare bought from James Armstrong and the legacy felt her by her father; to son, Samuel; to son, John; to son, William; to each of my four daughters; to sons, James and Alexander, the home place. Executors, wife and son Sammuill. Teste: Walter Davis, John Black. Proved, 20th August, 1776, by John Black, and on 18th March, 1777, by Walter Davis. Samuel refuses to execute.
- Page 10.--9th August, 1777. Joseph Love and Mary, of Montgomery County, to Richard Payne, conveyed to Joseph by John Clide. Teste: Walter Davis, John Hunton, Chas. Hunt, Martin Shearman.
- Page 347.--7th July, 1778. John Hunton and Frances to John Brooks, of the County of Bartly. 430 acres (except 3 acres sold to Richard Payne on north side of the main road that leads from Richard Payne's to Walter Davis's. Teste: Walter Davis. John Hunton, Jr., John Brooks, Jr.
- Page 423.--14th November, 1778. John Hunton, of Albemarle, to Cornelius Riddle. Teste: Walter and James Davis, Martin Shearman, Mary Donly.
- Page 120.--2d October, 1780. Michael Coiner's will, soldier under Major Posey--To wife, Margaret; to daughter, Margaret Counner, remainder of pay for services in present war. Executors, wife Margaret and Robert Scott. Teste: Walter Davis, Francis Best, Jas. Davis, Chas. Doneley. Should daughter Margaret die before coming of age or before marriage, her estate to be divided between John and Wm. Griffin, my stepsons. Proved, October Court, 1793, by Walter Davis. Scott refuses to execute, and 15th July, 1794, proved by James Davis.
- Page 441.--8th February, 1781. Robert Armstrong and Daniel Friel, executors of John Jameson, to Moses Hays. Teste: Wm. McPheeters, Wililam Allen, Wm. Handly, James Cunningham. Page 448.--Delivered: William Kenady, son of James Kenady, 6th February, 1786. Page 443.--Teste: Walter Davis, John Caldwell, John Brooks.
- Page 241.--20th May, 1782. John Estill's estate appraised by Walter Davis, Samuel Hunter, James Mitchell, Samuel Gibson.
- Page 280.--2th September, 1782. Will of Samuel Black, aged about 55--To son, John, 300 acres on Niw River where John now lives; to son, William 300 acres, rest of above tract; to sons, Samuel and James, infants, home place known by name of Pine Knot; to daughters, Margaret, Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jean; to wife. Executors, wife, brother Wm. Black, Wm. Porter. Teste: Walter Davis, Thos. Stuart, Mathew Alexander. Proved, 15th April, 1783. by Stuart and Davis. Executors qualify.
- Page 358.--6th May, 1783. John Christian's estate appraised by Walter Davis, Mathew Thompson, Wm. Shields.
- Page 274.--21st June, 1786. Elizabeth (mark) Caldwell's will, aged about sixty-seven years--To 3 daughters; Margrit and Catrin Caldwell, and Elibeth Sayers. Executor, John Caldwell. Teste: Walter Davis, Francis Long, Wm. Caldwell. Proved, 20th June, 1797, by Davis and Caldwell. Executor is dead. Administration granted widow Catherine Caldwell, widow of said executor.
- Page 29.--5th April, 1787. James Bell's will, Sr., of South River--To son, Joseph, home tract, 300 acres, bounded by James Long, Jno. Bell, also an adjoining tract called Trimble's survey; to daughter, Sarah Bell, to be paid by his sons, John and Joseph; to son, John; to daughter, Agness Gamble; son, James Bell; son, Wm. Bell; son, Thomas Bell; son, Samuel Bell, and grandson, Robert Love; to sons, John and Joseph, and daughter. Sarah. Executors, sons John, Thomas, Joseph Bell, Walter Davis. Teste: David and Samuel Long, Gabriel Alexander. Proved, October Court, 1792, by all witnesses. John Bell refuses to qualify or to join in the probate. Other executors qualify.
- Page 65.--8th March, 1788. John Coulter's will, aged about 68 years-- To wife; to son, David; to son, John; to 3 daughters, Bety Ray, Bett Best, Nancy Beaton; to daughter, Mary Best; to sons, James and Joseph; to daughters, Nancy Beaton, Bety Reay, Bell Best, Mary Best; to grandson, John Coulter, Joseph's son. Executors, son David and Walter Davis. Teste: Edward Hall, Mathew Allexander. Proved, 17th June, 1788. by the witnesses, and 15th July, 1788, David Coulter qualifies and leave reserved for Davis to qualify later.
- Page 129.--21st April, 1789. Recorded. Susanna Henderson's estate in hands of William Henderson, Sr., by Walter Davis, Jno. Brooks, Daniel Rea.
- Page 237.--12th June, 1789. Thomas Stuart's estate appraised by Walter Davis, Samuel Long, Joseph Colter.
- Page 146.--4th February, 1791. William Scott's will--Aged about 70 years; to son, Robert, to minten Saley as long as she lives; to doughter, Saley, the wan halif of my house hold furniture; to sons, William, James, John, to daughter, Fany; to son, Robert, whole of estate of sister Sarah Hutchingson. Executor, Walter Davis. Teste: William Davis, David Caldwell, Jno. Davis. Proved, 20th January, 1795, by William and John Davis.
- Page 438.--Thomas Rutledge's appraisement by Walter Davis, George Marshall, David Harbison, Hugh Gilkeson. Recorded, December, 1791.
- Vol. 2 - EXECUTIONS. - APRIL, 1792 (L to Z). - Samuel Miller, John Lewis and Rachel, his wife; James Miller, William, Hannah, Martha and Henry Miller, infants, by Samuel Miller, next friend, heirs and devisees of Henry Miller, deceased, vs. James and Walter Davis-- Caveat, 24th February, 1797. Certificate of location of 590 acres for Henry Miller, 1793.
- Page 174.--9th June, 1795. John Brooks' estate appraised by Walter Davis, David Henderson, James Best.
- Page 28.--26th December, 1805. Martha Davis' will--To daughter, Martha Rives, heirs of son James; daughter, Euphora Donley, heirs of daughter Sally Ewin; son, Wm. Davis; daughter, Elizabeth Parks; son, John Davis. Executors, William and Jno. Davis. Teste: Jno. Caldwell Jno. Brown, Walter Davis. Proved, 24th March 1806 (Note: the relationship between Martha Davis and Walter Davis is unknown).
- Page 208.--17th January, 1809. Sarah Scott's will--To sisters, Frances; brother, Robert, and hs wife, Mary, and all Mary's daughters. Executor, brother Robert. Teste: Jacob F. Hatton, Edward Sowell, Philip Gregory, Watts D. Ervin, Walter Davis. Proved, 25th November, 1816.
- Page 39.--7th November, 1810. Reuben Larew's will--To brother Peter's three children, viz: Abraham Larew, Sarah Felts, Elizabeth Bodine; to sister, Anne Drake, and two children; to brother Jacob's children, viz: Peter Larew, Elizabeth Allen, John Larew, Benj. Larue, Joseph Larew, Sally Best, Polly Larew, Jacob Larew, Amy Larew. Executors, Benjamin and Joseph Larew, Wm. Davis, Geo. Zumbro, Walter Davis. Proved, 27th August, 1811. Executors qualified.