Person:Thomas Davis (117)

Thomas Davis, of Logan County, VA
m. Est 1747
  1. William Davis, Sr.Abt 1747 - 1842
  2. Robert Davis1754 - 1843
  3. Thomas Davis, of Logan County, VA1755 - 1825
  4. John Davis, Jr.1758 - 1841
  5. Mary Davis1759 -
  6. Jemima Davis1761 -
  7. James Davis1763 - 1831
  8. Elizabeth "Betty" Davis1770 - Aft 1870
  • HThomas Davis, of Logan County, VA1755 - 1825
  • WNancy Ann HillBef 1766 -
m. Bef 1783
  1. Jamima "Mimy" DavisAbt 1784 - Aft 1860
  2. William DavisAbt 1790 - 1849
  3. Sarah "Sally" DavisAbt 1790 -
  4. Nancy DavisBef 1795 -
  5. Susanna DavisAbt 1804 -
  6. Jane Davis
  7. Henry DavisAbt 1805 - Aft 1897
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Davis, of Logan County, VA
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1755 Albemarle County, Virginia[likely, though some say he was born in Augusta County]
Marriage Bef 1783 to Nancy Ann Hill
Death? 1825 Logan County, Virginia

Thomas Davis was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Bounty Land Petition

BOUNTY LAND PETITION OF ANN DAVIS, WIDOW OF THOMAS DAVIS, 1834. (Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants Reel #7, Library of Virginia)

The humble petition of Ann Davis, widow of Thomas Davis, to his Excellency the Governor, and Council of the State of Virginia respectfully showeth; that Thomas Davis the husband of your petitioner, enlisted in the County of Botetourt, about the commencement of the War of our revolution with the Virginia Militia or the Continental line establishment, and was sent with the army to Boston and served with the army engaged in effecting our revolution during the whole War, except a short period that he was laid up by the small pox, she therefore humbly prays that your Excellency, and Council, will be graciously pleased to grant her such amount of bounty land as the service of her late husband would entitle her to, under the authority of the Law "granting bounty land to soldiers of the revolution"and your petitioner as is duty bound will ever pray etc.,etc.

Ann Davis

Logan County Va. March 6th 1834 Rootsweb

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    •Name: Thomas Davis
    •Sex: M
    •Birth: in Albemarle Co.VA.
    •Death: 1825 in Logan Co.VA.(WV)(Bounty Land Petition by Heirs)

    Thomas Davis, apparently from Albemarle County, VA., and a
    veteran of the Revolutionary War, has been documented as
    having died intestate in 1825 in Logan County, VA. (WV) and
    that he had a brother named William Davis, as well as heirs,
    and a wife named Nancy & Ann, indicating that her name was
    Nancy Ann. While aware of the paper by C.E.W. Davis and a
    Newspaper clipping that appears to have been based on those
    papers, this researcher has seen no primary documentation
    giving the surname of the wife of Thomas Davis nor the names
    of his parents. The name "Thomas Davis" is so common that it
    alone is not sufficient proof of the parentage of the Thomas
    Davis of Logan County, VA. (WV). In my view more definitive
    documentation is needed for positive identification. If found, such
    documentation would certainly be a welcome sight. This researcher
    would very much like for the information found in the paper by
    C.E.W. Davis to be correct and proven by actual primary
    documentation, and would gladly include that information in this
    family tree, once proven.

    Select papers from the Bounty Land File of the Thomas Davis heirs
    (Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants Reel #1, and Virginia Land
    Office Military Certificates, Reel #10, Library of Virginia, Richmond VA.)
    have been transcribed and posted to the USGenWeb Archives for
    Logan County, WV. and may be found at the following URL:

    These very important DAVIS research documents identify the
    children of the Thomas Davis of Logan County, VA. (WV) as;
    William Davis, including a reference to his being called William
    Davis Jr., Henry Davis, Sally Davis and her husband John
    Hensley, Nancy Davis and her husband Solomon Jewell,
    Susanna Davis and her husband Thomas Evans, and Jane Davis.

    Jemima Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis, was not mentioned in
    these documents although it was mentioned that he left a wife
    and seven children while only six children were listed in the
    Bounty Land Petition. The reason for this omission is not known
    since Jemima and her husband are listed in the 1850 Logan
    County, VA. (WV) Census, page 0159a, and the Bounty Land
    petition was written in 1834.

    Ragland's "History of Logan County, WV." mentions that a
    daughter of Thomas Davis married Daniel Hensley, son of the
    widow Hensley that married Jemima's uncle William Davis, a
    brother of Thomas. The marriage record for Daniel Hensley
    and Jemima "Mimy" Davis may be found in Floyd County, KY., a
    transcript of this marriage record has also been posted to ehe
    USGenWeb Archives for Floyd County, KY. and may be found
    at the following URL:

    Marriage 1 Nancy Ann •Married: in (Bounty Land Petition by Heirs)
    1. Henry Davis b: in (Rev.War Bounty Land Petition)
    2. Sally Davis b: in (Rev.War Bounty Land Petition)
    3. Nancy Davis b: in (Rev.War Bounty Land Petition)
    4. Jane Davis b: in (Rev.War Bounty Land Petition)
    5. Susanna Davis b: in (Rev.War Bounty Land Petition)
    6. Jemima Davis b: ABT 1784 in VA.(1850 Logan Co.VA.(WV) Census, 0159a)
    7. William (Jr.) Davis b: ABT 1790 in VA.(Rev.War Bounty Land Petition)

  2. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  3.   United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33).

    Name: Thomas Davie [Thomas Davis]
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Floyd, Kentucky
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [b. 1775 or before]
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1 [b. 1775 or before]
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 2
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 7
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7

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    Thomas Davis was born about 1755 in Augusta County, VA. He was a Revolutionary War veteran. He initially enlisted in the 7th VA Regiment on Dec. 28, 1776, serving under Captain Thomas Posey, as a replacement for his brother John who was unable to finish his term and was furloughed due to illness. After completing what remained of his brother's term, Thomas then reenlisted for three more years. His last date of service was Feb. 3, 1779. He married Nancy Hill and left Albemarle County, VA and later settled near Logan County, VA, near the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River, which serves as a border in separating Eastern KY and Southwestern WV. On May 28, 1834, his heirs were allowed land bounty for services as a soldier in the Continental Line for three years. His warrant was issued in Logan County, VA and
    certified that Thomas had died intestate in 1825 in Logan County. Thomas' son Henry settled in present day Martin County, KY near a tributary of Wolf Creek, which later became known as Davis Branch.