Person:Daniel Davidson (7)

  1. Joseph Davidson1750 - 1826
  2. Daniel Davidson1752 - 1832
  3. James DavidsonAbt 1755 - 1826
  4. William DavidsonAbt 1766 -
m. ABT 1773
  1. Mary Davidson1774 - Abt 1850
  2. John Madison Davidson, aka "Bear Hunter"1777 - 1856
  3. Samuel Davidson1780 - 1866
Facts and Events
Name Daniel Davidson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1752 Washington, Virginia, United StatesSecondary date: 1 JUL 1752
Marriage ABT 1773 Virginia, United StatesSecondary date: 1 JUL 1773
to Margaret Cope
Occupation? Probably a farmer
Death[1] 1832 Perry, Kentucky, United StatesSecondary date: 1 JUL 1832

Per Carolyn Robison: Daniel, his wife Sally and 10 children moved from Washington County Virginia (possibley Scott) to Clay County Kentucky in 1801. The family settled on Bull Skin Creek of the south fork of Kentucky River. The 3 oldest (all boys) were already married. Some of the area that was settled later became Perry County Kentucky.

He had earlier served in the military, serving in the Revolutionary War in the Continental Troups. He enlisted as a private (Jan 21, 1777 age 24). He was a rifleman, in Capt. Charles Porterfield's Company commanded by Colonel Daniel Morgan. He, at some time also served as an ensign in Washington County, Virginia State Militia during the Revolutionary War. Later he was promoted in Washington County Virginia to the rank of Ensign in the Virginia State Militia on April 19, 1780 (Continental Army at Kings Mountain). His service included the famous Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina where many of his friends, associates, and fellow Washington Countians fought, including his neighbor and brother-in-law Jonathan Wood. (This is according to the DAR Patriot Index)

Before coming to Clay County, Daniel lived in the SW area of Virginia Lee County now called Scott County, near Gate City Virginia.

According to research done by Brenda Ward, Daniel's second child was born in 1777. In January of that year he enlisted as a private in the Revolutionary War. He served in the Charles Porterfield Company, 11th Virginia Regiment from Jan 21. to May 1, 1777 commanded by Colonel Daniel Morgan. Re-enlisted in the rifle detachment June thru Dec 1777. Re-enlisted again in the same detachment Jan. 1778 thru July 1779.

About the year 1800-01 a party was organized in Scott County Virginia to come to Kentucky. This pary was composed of Edward Callahan and family, William Strong and family, Danield Davidson and family along with his three oldest sons, Samuel, John and Robert with their families: also Roger and Robin Cornett. Some reports asy that they Cornetts came a year or 2 previous to this time. The above mentioned parties brought along with them their livestock, household goods, slaves, and other possessions.

William Strong, Samuel Davidson and the 2 Cornetts had married daughters of Edward Callahan. After arriving in Kentucky, the above named parties settled on the North Fork of the Kentucky River near the mouth of Gravevine Creek in now Perry County.

Kelly Morgan's Book, Clay County Marriages: Madison Conty Kentucky Marriages.

He supposedly served in Capt. Gabriel Longs Company of detached riflemen, at some time during the Revolutionary War time period.

There are two Daniel Davidsons on the Clay County Tax Lists from the years 1807 thru 1836. The second Daniel does not apprear until 1833.

According to Homer Ledford-Daniel drew $6 per month in July 1777, Jan. March, April and May 1778. I don't know what this money was for during this time period - possibly military pay.

According to research I ran into on the internet, Margaret is supposedly the mother of only the first son - John Madison. The rest of the nine children belong to his second wife Sally White. This is the first time I have ever heard this theory. This is from research by Marsha Little, who is descended from Daniels 4th son James.

Daniel was granted 86 acres on Mocassin Creek in Washington Coutny Virginia on Jan 22, 1783 (now Scott Co.) Daniel received a Treasury Warrant (#1249) f/86 acres on Dec 17, 1780. He sold this 86 acres Moccasin Creek in Virginia in 1805.

References used have been: National Archives Miltary Service Records - Company Pay- roll papers Historical Register of Virginians in the Rev. by John H. Gwathmey. Davidsons-Morgan's Riflemen, p 209 History of SW VA by Lewis Preston Summers, pp. 1054 & 1055, p. 1387 at Kings Mountain as Ensign. The Strong Family by J.C. Hurst The History of Clay County Kentucky by Kelly Morgan.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Davidson, Frank, Davidson & Related Families of Western Virginia & Eastern Kentucky, 1725-1999 (Clay Co. Histo.