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From "Tennessee Cousins" by Worth S. Ray, pg. 753:
Maj. William Davidson was born in 1739, the son of a John Davidson. He died in 1814 near the present Raleigh, North Carolina. He had also a son George Davidson. He was a cousin of another William Davidson, who later moved to Tennessee.
18. Maj. William D.3 Davidson (John (Old John) Davidson2 Davison, William1 ) was born 10 Oct 1736 in Shankill Par., Co. Armagh, Ireland, and died 16 May 1814 in Swannanoa, Buncombe, NC. He married Margaret McConnell 1758 in Rowan Co., NC, daughter of John McConnell and Mary Winslow. She was born 1748 in prob. PA, and died 13 Nov 1806. Notes for Maj. William D. Davidson: William Davidson (1736-1814) commanded a company in the Rowan County, North Carolina militia. He was born in Lancaster County, Pa. (or Ireland before the family moved); died in Buncombe County, N. C.
Children of William Davidson and Margaret McConnell are:
+ 46 ii. John Davidson, born 04 Oct 1764 in Rowan Co., NC; died 1845 in Bedford, TN.
+ 47 iii. George Davidson, born 05 Jan 1768 in Rowan Co., NC; died 1837.
+ 48 iv. Judge Hugh Lawson Davidson, born 05 Jan 1768 in NC; died 19 Sep 1841 in Bedford Co., TN.
+ 49 v. Sarah Davidson, born 29 Jul 1774; died 1836 in Iredell Co., NC.
+ 50 vi. Elizabeth Vance Davidson, born 01 Jul 1775; died 1843 in Williamson Co., TN.
+ 51 vii. Ruth M. Davidson, born 02 Nov 1777 in Burke Co., NC; died 23 May 1849 in Maury Co., TN.
+ 52 viii. William Mitchell Davidson, born 02 Jun 1780 in Bee Tree Creek, Rowan, NC; died 31 May 1846 in Washington-on-the-Brazos, TX.
+ 53 ix. Samuel Winslow Davidson, born 02 Apr 1781 in Catawba River, Burke, NC; died 14 Oct 1858 in Swannonoa, Buncombe, NC.