Person:William Davis (350)

Col. William Davis
d.29 December 1880 Montgomery County, Virginia
  • HCol. William Davisabt 1803 - 1880
  • WJane Barnett1802 - 1842
m. 25 April 1825
  1. John B. 'Big John' Davis1826 -
  2. David B. Davis1830 - 1909
  3. Charles E. Davis1831 -
  4. Mary Ann Davis1835 -
  5. Ellen S. Davis1837 -
  6. William Davis1839 -
  7. Samuel Davis1842 -
m. 23 February 1864
Facts and Events
Name Col. William Davis
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1803 Rockbridge County, Virginia
Marriage 25 April 1825 Virginiato Jane Barnett
Marriage 23 February 1864 Montgomery County, Virginiato Agnes L. 'Agnus' Johnson
Death? 29 December 1880 Montgomery County, Virginia

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


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Col. William Davis b. abt 1803 Rockbridge Co, Va. d. 1880 Mo. Co., Va. m. Jane Barnett 25 Apr 1825. Jane b. 28 Jan 1802 Montgomery Co Va d. 26 Aug 1842, Mo. Co. Va.
Col Davis was a well-to-do planter in Montgomery Co. Va. Unconfirmed sources say he was a relative of Jefferson Davis.

Here's information I have on my William Davis and Jane Barnett line:
First Generation
William Davis married Mary Holmes, no further info. on them
(Note: conflicts with other sources, needs research)
Second Generation
William H. Davis married Jane Barnett on April 25, 1825
b. 1803 Rockbridge Co, VA
d. Dec 29, 1880 Montgomery Co., VA
Their children:
1. John B. Davis b. 1826 m. Sarah Harman
2. David B. Davis b. 1830 m. Ellen McClure
3. Charles E. Davis b. April 14, 1831 m. Jane Deadmore (my ancestors)
4. Mary Davis b. 1835
5. Ellen Davis b. 1837 m. Fred Northcross
6. William Davis b. 1839 m. Tilda Howard
7. Samuel Davis b. 1842
All the children were born in Montgomery Co., VA probably in the LaFayette area.
William is listed in the 1850 Census as a farmer, a widower and living in Montgomery Co. with all 7 children still living with him. Their ages ranged from 24 to 7.
William married a 2nd time sometime after 1850 to Agnes Johnston and had two children with her: Lucy B. Davis b. 1864 and Agnes Davis b. 1868.