Person:William Davis (331)

William Davis, of the Borden Tract
b.est. 1706-1716
m. bef. 1697
  1. Miriam Davis1697 -
  2. Nancy Anne Davis1705 - 1763
  3. Samuel Davis, of Borden Tractest 1706-1716 -
  4. William Davis, of the Borden Tractest 1706-1716 -
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Facts and Events
Name William Davis, of the Borden Tract
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1706-1716

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


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Not to be confused with Maj. William Davis, son of James Davis. This other William Davis married Catnerine Pickens.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


William Davis' land (Borden Tract SE, 100 acres, 1761) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. Note land of Samuel Davis, brother of William, is adjoining his land to the west.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 180.--13th February, 1761. Same (From Borden's Executors) to William Davis, £__, 100 acres of 92100; cor. John Scot; cor. said Scot's and Samuel Davise's line; cor. Francis Reynolds, Scot's and Anderson's line.
  • Page 66 - William Davis, 45 acres, Buffalo Creek. February 18, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 25]. (Note: another nearby survey referred to this land as on "Fork of the James River").

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 233.--7th August, 1765. John Scott and Catherine, William Davis and Mary, to William McCutchen, £105, 200 acres in Borden's tract; corner Francis Randolson, James Anderson's line; corner said Andersen's and Andrew Hays'; corner Thomas Paxton; corner Samuel Daviss. Teste: Andrew Hays, Samuel McDowell, Samuel Henderson, William Patton Delivered to John McCutchen, executor of William, 3d June, 1793.

Processioning List of 1765

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Vol. 2 - Page 385.-Processioners' Returns-15th February, 1765: Reported by Andw. Hall, Jas. Buchanan, viz: For John McCroskey, for Alex. Telford, for Rev. Jno. Brown, for William Patton, for Cap. Saml. McDowell, for James Greenlee, deceased; for Jno. Lyle, deceased; for David McCroskey, for Saml. Dunlap, for Jacob Anderson, for Andrew Hays, for Robt. Allison, for James Buchanan, for Andw. Buchanan, for Wm. Davies, for Wm. Berry, for James McKees, for Wm. Lusk, for Edward Tarr, for James McLang, for Henry McLang, for Isaac Anderson, for John Buntin, for William Young, for James Anderson, for James Thompson, for John Allison; for Alex. McCroskey, Jas. Duncan present; for Saml. Robinson, for Andw. Fitzpatrick.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 65 - Robert Campbell, 46 acres, Fork of the James River. Adjoining Samuel Hunter, William Davis. Feb. 18, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 25].
  • 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.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1771. (A). - William Davis vs. Joseph Scott.--Writ, 23d November, 1771. "Scott is now in Carolina, but expected in. Captain Ewing is his uncle, where he resides when in Virginia."