Person:William Davis (332)

William Davis
b.1737 Virginia
m. ABT 1732
  1. Isaac DavisABT 1732 -
  2. John Davis, of South Branch, Potomac River, VA1734 -
  3. Robert Davis1735 - 1818
  4. William Davis1737 - 1773
  5. Mary DavisABT 1739 -
  6. Susanna Davis1745 - 1810
  7. Elizabeth DavisABT 1747 - 1815
Facts and Events
Name William Davis
Gender Male
Birth? 1737 Virginia
Death? 1773

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


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Processioning List of 1767/68

"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 – Processioning List: Page 443.---1767-1768: Processioned by William Davis, Jno. Roraback, viz: For Henry Caffman, for John Roadaback, for John Woods, for Wm. Shuck, for Jno. Davis, for John Bennet, for Adam Rodeback, for Jeremiah Ozburn, for Charles Willson, for James Dyer.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 1 - PETITIONS TO MAY COURT, 1767.
MAY 14th, 1767.
To the Worshipful Court Next Sitting for Augusta:
I, your petitioner, humbly seweth that whereas a wagon road hath been by order opened along ye South Fork of ye South Branch of Potomac, which road is very hurtful to my plantation, I, your petitioner, beg that your worships would appoint two men to view and make report of another road which I shall shew them, and, when granted, will open another sufficiently at my own expense. And I, your petitioner, shall, as in duty, ever pray. (Signed) JOHN BENNET.
P. S.--This is to certify, your worships, that ye above petitioner is under a necessity of troubling your worships, as the road is greatly to his disadvantage. :Certified by us: Jeremiah Osborn, John Davis, William Davis, James Davis, James Dyer, Charles Woolson, Joseph Woolson, Isaac Woolson, Jacob Regart, John Roreback, John Garner, David Wilson, Charles Smith, Matthew Patton.