Person:John Davis (495)

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John Davis, Sr., of Edgecombe County, NC
b.1720 Virginia
  • HJohn Davis, Sr., of Edgecombe County, NC1720 - 1799
  • WLucretia Ann UnknownBef 1739 - Aft 1799
m. est. 1745-1750
  1. John Davis, Jr.1756 - 1824
  2. Lavinia DavisEst 1760 to 1770 -
  3. Nathan Davis
  4. Lucresey Davis
  5. James Davis1762 -
  6. Mary Davis
  7. Ann Davis
Facts and Events
Name John Davis, Sr., of Edgecombe County, NC
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1720 Virginia
Marriage est. 1745-1750 to Lucretia Ann Unknown
Death[1] 1799 Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Disambiguation

NOT to be confused with John Davis (b. abt. 1722) of Goochland and Albemarle County, Virginia, who married Jemima Jefferson. Some researchers have confused the two.


Will Abstract

Will of John Davis, Edgecombe County, NC, 1799
Mentions wife Ann, children: Mary Owens, Ann Williams, Leviny Gater, Deanner Howard, John Davis, Leucresy Davis.
Aaron Davis is the executor of this will.


Land Grants/Records

  • 21 March 1742: John Davis in Edgecombe County situated around the Tyancocoa Swamp area south of Tarboro. [he stayed in this area until abt. 1770]
  • 13 Dec. 1751: pg. 216 John Davis to Margaret Howell county not identified), 10 pds current money of Virginia 300 acres on Tyancocoa Swamp joining curtis all houses, orchards etc. a grant to the said Davis. 21 March 1742/43. Wit: Samuel Ruffin, John Ryal, John Elkin.
  • Edgecombe Co (Halifax) Db 2, page 350, deed date 10 Oct 1755, recorded Nov Ct 1755, Margaret Shaw, Edge. Co to John Davis for natural love and affection I have & bear to my well beloved son & me hereunto moving, nine head of cattle, one horse briddle & saddle, eight head of hogs, 3 pewter dishes, 3 pewter bassons, two (povingers), one plate, 8 spoons, one tin plate, one quart tin pot, one tee pot, one iron pot & hooks one iron kettle, one large hoe, one feather bed & furniture, two chests, one wheel & cards, two chears, one tub & pail, two pigings, iron skillet, signed Margaret Shaw (X), wit Saml Ruffin, Nathal Ruffin, Benja Clark, proved by Samuel Ruffin, Esq. USGenWeb Archives
  • 12 Jan 1764 between John Davis and Lucreha his wife of County of Edgecombe N.C. of one part and Samuel Sugg, Gentleman of same--for 49 pounds,six shillings, eight pence hath sold to said Samuel a certain tract of land in the county of said being a tract formerly granted to Willim Hatcher and by him sd. Hatcher conveyed to John Davis 18 Nov. 1752 containg 150 acres. Wit: Joh Spendelov, Samuel Ruffin, Joseph Cotten.
  • 20 January 1776: John Davis bought land from John Holloway around Deep Creek consisting of 280 acres. Witness: Aaron Davis.
  • 1777: John Davis sells 280 acres on Deep Creek to Aaron Davis.
  • 2 May 1785: John Davis of Edgecombe County, NC deed of gift to his son James Davis of same, for love and affection a tract of 113 acres on the north bank of Great Contentnea Creek adjoining Stanton and John Davis,it being part of the land conveyed to said John Davis Senr. by William Henry. Wit: Etheldred Ruffin, John Singleton, Willobe Rogers.
  • 2 May 1785: John Davis of Edgecombe County, NC deed of gift to his son John Davis of same, for love and affection a tract of 113 acres on the north bank of Great Contentnea Creek adjoining Stanton and John Davis,it being part of the land conveyed to said John Davis Senr. by William Henry. Wit: Etheldred Ruffin, John Singleton, Willobe Rogers.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave.

    John Davis, Sr.
    Birth: 1720
    Virginia, USA
    Death: 1799
    Edgecombe County
    North Carolina, USA

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Lucretia Ann Davis*

    Children:
    Nathan Davis*
    Lavinia Davis Owens*
    Mary Davis Owens*
    John Davis (1756 - 1824)*
    James Davis (1762 - ____)*
    Dicey Ann Maliney Davis Baggett (1790 - 1880)*
    Nancy Davis Sketoe (1790 - ____)*

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104755060

  2.   .

    Just checking to see if anyone out there has stumbled on to research about John Davis of Edgecombe County. This was my 5th great grandfather but not to be confused with the John Davis of Fishing Creek and later Nash County. That John is well researched,had a brother named Capt. Lewis Davis and Thomas. The earliest I can find my John is where he was given a land grant in 1742 in Edgecombe County around the Tyancocoa Swamp. In a record where he sold land in 1752 it mentions his wife as Lucreha(probably Lucretia). If you follow the records it seems he stayed in this area until around 1770 when he started buying land around the Contentnea Creek area. This is now situated in Wilson Co. but was Edgecombe in his lifetime. His land was right at where the Ruffin bridge is now. John was born approx. 1720 and died in Jan. 1799 leaving a will in Edgecombe. It mentions his wife as Ann,he either remarried or his wife was Lucretia Ann. I get this by the way his children was named. His children were John Davis Jr.(my 4th great),James,Ann, Lucresey,Mary,Deanner. Aaron Davis was executor. I feel he was close kin but cannot find how he was. Aaron seemed to dissappear after this. John Jr. raised his family around the Contentnea Creek area also having several children-Melby,Ancy,Judea,Eadeth,Willoughby b.1786died 1807 married Christian Sketoe,Jonathan b.1787 died Dec. 31 1839(my 3rd great) married Sally Greene,Decy Ann Malinzy Davis b.1791 married Ethered Bagget moved to Mulenburg Co. Kentucky. Again if any of this sounds familiar please write. It seems like no-one has researched this older John Davis. It seemed like alot of his land transactions were witnessed by a Ruffin family member. I have found where his mother was probably Margaret Shaw which left him all of her "goods and chattels" in 1755 again witnessed by a Ruffin.

    http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/davis/28990/

  3.   United States. 1790 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M637).

    Name: John Davis
    Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Edgecombe, North Carolina
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
    Free White Persons - Females: 5
    Number of Household Members: 7