Facts and Events
William Davis was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of William Davis in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (may be records of this William Davis. later records may be for William's son, more research needed)
- Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT. - PAPER FOUND BETWEEN LEAVES OF ORDER BOOK XI, PAGE 90.
- To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County the Petition of the Inhabitants of Reedy Creek Humbly Sheweth:--
- That whereas we, your petitioners, for some time past have been debarred settling and improving and cultivating our patent lands on the Western Waters, the reason whereof is best known to our legislators, but by virtue of the late treaty held to the northward, we hope we may, without offense, petition your worships to give orders that there may be alterations and amendments made on the old road leading from Capt. Ingle's Ferry to James Davis's, on the head of the Holston River, and appoint such surveyors as you in your wisdom shall think fit, and your petitioners, as in duty bound, will pray. (Signed) Joseph Black, James Holice, John Montgomery, Robt. Montgomery, James Montgomery, George Breckenridge, Alexander Breckenridge, Robert Breckenridge, Robert Campbell, Robert Doack, William Doack, William Sayers, Arthur Campbell, William Davis, James Hays, Samuel Hopes, William Leftwich, Gasper Gender, George Gender, Jacob Kinder, William Phips, John Houncal, Barnet Small, John Smith, John Bets, Robert Buchanan, Robert Davis, Samuel McAdam, James Davis, Nicholas Buchanan, Alex. Buchanan.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1747. - (193) Thos. Paxton, James McClung, Isaac Taylor, Gilbert Campbell, Wm. Hall and Andrew McNabb recognized that their wives, as above, appear as witnesses: William Lusk in behalf of Agnis Grey; Saml. Davis in behalf of his mother, Eleanor Davis; Moses McClure in behalf of his mother, Agness McClure; Andrew Hays in behalf of his mother, Rebecca Hays; Silas Hart in behalf of Esther Lyle. Acknowledged themselves as above. Wm. Henry also acknowledged as above. (Note: record provides circumstantial evidence that Samuel Davis was son of William and Eleanor Davis).
- Vol. 1 - MAY 20, 1748. - (15) Eleanor, wife of William Davis.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1753. - William Davis vs. John Lightfoot and George Brown.--Bond of John Lightfoot and George Brown, both of Frederick County, to Davis, 1748. No return as to Lightfoot.
- Vol. 1 - PETITIONS TO MAY COURT, 1767. - MAY 14th, 1767.
- To the Worshipful Court Next Sitting for Augusta:
- I, your petitioner, humbly seweth that whereas a wagon road hath been by order opened along ye South Fork of ye South Branch of Potomac, which road is very hurtful to my plantation, I, your petitioner, beg that your worships would appoint two men to view and make report of another roadwhich I shall shew them, and, when granted, will open another sufficiently at my own expense. And I, your petitioner, shall, as in duty, ever pray.
- JOHN BENNET.
- P. S.--This is to certify, your worships, that ye above petitioner is under a necessity of troubling your worships, as the road is greatly to his disadvantage. Certified by us: Jeremiah Osborn, John Davis, William Davis, James Davis, James Dyer, Charles Woolson, Joseph Woolson, Isaac Woolson, Jacob Regart, John Roreback, John Garner, David Wilson, Charles Smith, Matthew Patton.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (D). - Scott vs. Davis.--William Davies, living in the forks. 1766.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1768 (D). - February 14, 1766. William Davis, living in the Forks, Dr., to Joseph Scott. To 1 fine hat, 2 alminicks, 1 alminick.