Person:John Davidson (61)

John Davidson
b.Abt 1674 Ulster, Ireland
d.1748 USA
Facts and Events
Name John Davidson
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1674 Ulster, Ireland
Marriage to _____ Jane
Death? 1748 USA

Per Carolyn Davison: John is our oldest known ancestor for the time being. he came to the US in 1740 from Ulster, N. Ireland via the Port of Philadelphia. He was 65 and came with his wife Jane and son Samuel and family. I am not sure whether the others who came with them were Johns grown sons or Samuels sons.

"John Davidson" the emigrant, came into court and made oath that he imported himself, at this own charge, and also Jane (his wife), George, Thomas, William, and Samuel, from Ireland to Philadelphia and from there into the colony, ordered certified, 24th of July 1741, Orange Co VA Order Book B., p209

The land he acquired was in Augusta Co VA and his oath was made before the county of Orange, since a court had not yet been established in Augusta County.